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Rooting a Nexus7 (2012) without installing a custom ROM

I have a Nexus7 Tablet (2012) with Android 4.4.2. I'd like to root it, so that I can use some Apps, that need superuser rights. I just found tutorial that explain how to root this device using a ...
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Point of using 4G enabled Nexus tablet in the USA

As far as I know, the providers (AT&T, Verizon, TMobile) in the USA neither sell nor support mobile connection for Nexus tablets. So what is the point of buying a Nexus tablet with 4G support in ...
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What is this “wvm” file, and can I get rid of it?

I have a Nexus 7 running Jelly Bean. Using the Android File Transfer program, I was examining the contents of part of the internal drive and found this: ...
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Nexus 7 is not being detected on Mac

Nexus 7 is only charging if it is connected to my mac. It is not being detected in Android Studio nor Android file transfer and there isn't anything popping up or showing a USB symbol on the Nexus. I ...
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Google Voice “Call With…”

I love the Call With... feature in the Google Voice webapp and use it often. It allows you to initiate a call from your Google Voice number by first dialing one of your linked phones then patching you ...
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View “What's New” in landscape in the Play Store

When I'm on my Nexus 7 (2013) in landscape mode, the Play Store shows me the permissions list, but nothing about what's changed in the application being updated. In portrait mode I get the full ...
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Does Nexus 7 has Bluetooth Smart technology?

I've read here http://www.bluetooth.com/Pages/Bluetooth-Smart-Devices-List.aspx among other pages that it has this technology, but i'm trying to connect to a beacon with it and the app says that ...
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I just got a (used) Nexus 7 (2013)… And it goes to standby too quickly too often

Is there are a way to configure it, with an app or guide, to be able to READ "something really interesting" in this tablet without the screen constantly randomly going off too soon? I would ...
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Nexus 7: Can I set its WiFi to monitor/promiscous mode? If so, how?

Related question: http://security.stackexchange.com/questions/21057/nexus-7-or-any-other-good-android-tablets-for-pen-testing I need to turn a Nexus 7 with Android in it into a wireless packet ...
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Large difference in battery discharge, when Nexus 7 is on and off

My father got a brand new Google Nexus 7 II (2013) LTE tablet few weeks ago. Ever since first use, he was complying about battery discharge rate. Few days ago, I did some measures and I'm quite ...
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Measuring rendered frame statistics on Android

I have a 2nd gen Nexus 7. There's a adb shell command that can give the time it takes to render each of it's last 128 frames. adb shell dumpsys gfxinfo <package_name> But I want ...
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How to flash a kernel image without building Android from source

I got the following msm kernel branch for my Nexus 7(flo) msm/remotes/origin/android-msm-flo-3.4-jb-mr2 added some files and then built an image(zImage). I then downloaded a factory image of ...
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Build android from source. Battery power incorrect

I added a kernel module to the msm flo kernel. I built android JB from source for my Nexus 7(flo). I flashed the device with the built OS. My battery power seems to be stuck at 100% remaining. I ...
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How to unbrick Nexus 7

I bought this tablet on Jan 7, 2013, and have allowed it to update whenever it asked, but I can't tell you what version of Android is has now. However, instead of the "X", I see four colored balls ...
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How to install google apps when android built from source

I added a kernel module to the msm flo kernel. I built android JB from source for my Nexus 7(flo). I flashed the device with the built OS. I can add 3rd party apps for which I have apks or I could add ...
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Tablet idle issue in New Nexus 7 (2013)

Lately my new nexus 7 table's battery has been draining incredibly fast during idle. I noticed that the "tablet idle" item in the battery life menu is the highest out of all of them (sometimes up to ...
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What are the Bluetooth profiles supported by the Nexus 7 (KitKat)?

I would think this is a simple question, but I am not finding the answer after searching. What are the Bluetooth profiles supported by KitKat on the Nexus 7?
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Where's exactly the NFC area in the Nexus 7 2013?

I've had a Nexus 7 2012 and in the tiny manual there was an indication on where exactly I should touch my phone on it to get NFC communication - near the "e" in the back. That worked great, as I know ...
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Nexus 7 Gen 2 will not boot camera

When I turn the camera on with my new Nexus 7 gen 2 it locks up and won't start. This happens half the time. What can I do to fix this or should we send it back?
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File transfer between Windows 8 and Nexus 7

I'm struggling with it for ages and I can't seem to get it working. Every solution on the internet just lets me to install ADB drivers. But besides of developing I'd also like to use my Nexus as a ...
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my nexus 7 keeps getting hacked

I have a crazy stalker. He keeps on getting into my WiFi and on my nexus 7 I've already changed internet providers. He has even hacked my phone I deleted everything from my nexus and 2 days later he ...
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“Windows was unable to install your Nexus 7.” I'm having troubles getting the drivers to work in a way that allows me to run to device

My goal: I want to be able to run to device from an IDE, like eclipse/intellij. My problem: I cannot get the usb drivers to install. I have tried many guides, but they all fail at the step where I ...
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Nexus 7 32GB - Cannot mount as a drive in Windows but USB cable still charges

I have tried this on multiple machines - my Nexus 7 doesn't actually mount in Windows no matter what I try. The USB cable works as I can see that the device is still charging - I've tried this with ...
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Nexus 7 won't boot up after the colorful X

My Nexus 7 will not boot up past the start-up animation (colorful X)-it's not a power problem as it charges up OK-just will not get past the X. I've powered it up and down several times but it hasn't ...
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How to pair a symbol CS3070 bluetooth scanner with a nexus 7 (2013) tablet

The pairing code asks me to type on the device which has no keys. Is there a work around?
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Enable LTE on Google Nexus 7 (2013) LTE tablet

I have a brand new Google Nexus 7 (2013) LTE tablet and failed or enabling LTE on it. I had two cards (microSIM for Nexus and nanoSIM for iPad Mini) from the very same LTE-enabled local (Poland) ...
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How to distinguish Nexus 7 (2012) and Nexus 7 (2013)

I am having trouble with Bluetooth Low Energy (BT 4.0) on a Nexus 7. I think I may have a 2012 model. How to tell if I have a 2012 or 2013 version of the Nexus 7?
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Technical problems with Nexus 7

I have a one year old Nexus 7 and recently my tablet acts on its own. It starts to action commands without me doing anything. The only way I manage to recover control is to power it off and on again. ...
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Something eating my battery

I have my Nexus 7 2013 few months. Few weeks ago, for some reason battery start draining - it was empty after one day or so. I reinstalled whole tablet, and after that everything went to normal. ...
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How to activate car mode with a magnet?

The Google Nexus 7 tablet has lots of reed relays and magnets. Some toggle the screen, others activate the wireless charging dock. I suppose there is a position for activating car mode (never putting ...
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How to make my android device remember my paired TV in You Tube?

I successfully pair my android device with my TV, but unfortunately after turning down the TV, the association is forgotten. I is a nice feature to have them paired, but it is really annoying to have ...
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using cam in gotomeeting

I have tried to use Nexus 7 for GoToMeeting appointment. I installed app from Google Play, but I didn't have video during meeting. I could not find any button for web cam and didn't see any video in ...
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Google Nexus 7 not recognized via USB

I'm trying to connect my Google Nexus 7 to my PC for Android development but so far I've been unsuccessful. I've tried connecting to my PC using different cables. When I connected the device to my ...
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Rooting the Nexus 7 2nd gen 2013

How do I Root my Nexus 7 tablet.It's not straight out of the box I have quite a few app installed... Can I keep the apps and data already on the device ?
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Can't launch Google Now with swipe up from home key

I googled it and found that this may be what many people were looking for but I don't know why it started to behave like this. I do find the swiping up from home button gesture useful for me to ...
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How do I check if my nexus 7 is from 2012 or 2013? [duplicate]

I just received one as a gift and want to know if it is 2012 or 2013. How do I check?
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Unknown error code during application install “-24” installing Instapaper

I'm getting the following error when I attempt to install Instapaper through the Play store Unknown error code during application install “-24” Googling suggests I need to delete any remnants in ...
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Transfer data from one user to another in 4.3

I have the Nexus 7, and I just updated to 4.3, and I'm creating restricted profiles for my kids. They use to play in my main profile, and they progressed a lot in several games and, when they access ...
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OpenVPN TAP Support

The official Android API for OpenVPN has been supporting OpenVPN TUN for years now. However, there is no vanilla support for TAP. Since the backbone of Android is Linux, is there a way to add driver ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) OTG cable with flash drive doesn't work

I just bought Nexus 7 (2013) and an OTG cable. I wanted to connect a flash drive to it. When I connected it, nothing happened. I tried to find the folder with my flash drive contents in /etc - there ...
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Nexus 7 debug mode connected/disconnected and vice versa

During development on an app, i plug in the nexus 7 in my ubuntu and mac. The USB Debugging icon on the notifications always connected/disconnected and vice versa. How do i keep this from happening ...
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take Nexus 7 from android 4.3 to 4.2.2

I have just purchased a Nexus 7 (2013) and it auto updated to android to 4.3 as I was setting up. Unfortunately USB OTG now does not run. I purchased the Nexus 7 for it's OTG feature. I've done a ...
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Chrome reopens previous tabs even after shutdown

On my Nexus 7 when starting Chrome it reopens the previous tabs. I can understand doing this as I switch from Chrome to another running app and then back to Chrome, but not if I've shut the app down, ...
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Android 4.4.2 on nexus 4/7, wifi connection loss

I have a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 (2013). Recently I've upgraded my wifi router as part of moving to VDSL. The problem: The android devices disconnect from the wifi after some time, I can not reproduce ...
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where is the option to enable MTP?

So, I had the notification record to enable mtp/foto mounting option. It's now disappeared and I'm not able to find it in the settings page. Can you tell me where is the option to enable MTP? (I ...
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rot13 on all names of files in a directory!

This one has me stumped :-/ I have a non-rooted nexus 7 (2013, Android 4.4.2). There is a directory on the inbuilt sd card and this directory has about 200 files in and I would like to rename each ...
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Can't update android 4.4 to 4.4.2 on nexus 7 2012

I have a rooted nexus 7 running android KitKat 4.4. On my notification bar there is an update message to make o.s 4.4.2 , when I click on it to install the update, it restarts the tablet and the ...
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Connecting Nexus 7 to external hard disk?

How can I connect a Nexus 7 (JB 4.2 rooted) to an external hard disk? I know I have to use a USB OTG cable, but what's the exact procedure to achieve this after connecting via OTG?
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Nexus 7 rooting and battery life

I rooted my new nexus 7 the other day using the Nexus Root Toolkit. Before rooting I was able to get about a full day out of a charge and still be at about 20-30% but now my battery seems to drain ...
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How to use adb to back up more than 2GB?

I'm trying to back up my Nexus 7 before installing a new factory image. (There is an issue preventing OTA update from succeeding.) But when I run adb backup -f android-nosystem-backup.ab -apk ...