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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 make my android device remember my paired TV in You Tube?

I successfully paired my android device with my TV, but unfortunately after turning down the TV, the association is forgotten. It is a nice feature to have them paired, but it is really annoying to ...
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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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Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi Connection/Reconnection Issue

I have been using Nexus 7 (2013, Android 4.4.2) for a few months now, and it has issues with both work WiFi and home WiFi that all the other mobiles devices do not have (8 laptops plus a dozen Android ...
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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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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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New nexus 7 tablet locks rotation - any way to reset without a reboot?

Since I updated my nexus 7 2013 to Android 4.4.2 I have an issue where my screen rotation is locked without any way to return it to normal (even after turning on/off the auto lock feature). Not sure ...
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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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Downgrading Nexus 7 Android 4.4.2 to 4.2

I want to downgrade my nexus 7 android 4.4.2 to 4.2. I am already rooted. How can i downgrade? I've got a nandroid backup. If I restore that will it be again running as android 4.4.2? I need help. ...
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Fastboot: Lock state - Locked on nexus 7

I am having trouble unlocking the bootloader on my Nexus 7. When I boot into fastboot I see the message LOCK STATE - LOCKED. I want to unlock the bootloader so I can re-install the stock operating ...
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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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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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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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Rooting Nexus 7 - SuperSU Binary Update Installation Failed

Can someone please help me find the correct SU binary for this device? I am trying to install the SU binary for SuperSU, and I get an installation failed every time. I have been looking for ...
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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 ...
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Why did the app name “Android OS” suddenly spike in data usage?

I have a couple of questions here. I am using the 2nd generation Nexus 7 tablet (wifi only) that was connected to my personal mobile hot spot. Yesterday, I saw a spike in my data usage that was ...
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How to check, if my ASUS Nexus 7 LTE really is LTE version?

Following this question and my many further tests, I begin to fear, that my ASUS Nexus 7 II (2013) LTE isn't actually a LTE version and I simply has been cheated, paying for LTE version and getting 3G ...
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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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Soft Brick? I closed the magnetic case cover of my Nexus 7 while my newly flashed Rom was optimizing apps and…Brick

I bought a Nexus 7 2012 grouper. I used wug's nexus 7 rootkit tool for windows on WinXp. The drivers took a bit of tinkering but eventually I got the Raw drivers configured. Everything was going ...
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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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Can I recall a command to reset a lost phone?

Last night I lost my Nexus 7 coming back from a friend's house. Since it has a lot of confidential work email on one account I logged into the Android Device Manager and - when it didn't show up - set ...
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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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Allowing restricted accounts to use gmail/hangouts

I'm pondering deploying a fleet of nexus 7 tablets, but I'm running into a few hiccups on managing the fleet. I would like to do the following: Use multiple restricted accounts on each tablet Allow ...
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Using two tablets simultaneously as a dual-screen

I have had a Nexus 7 (2012 version) for quite some time now. Recently I saw an offer for a really cheap refurbished Nexus 7. Since I've been really happy with my tablet, I decided to order an ...
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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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Nexus 7 ('13 CM11 Nightly) keeps waking up while charged

The tablet has been plugged into the wall and left alone. Every minute the screen turns on, and I have to press the power button to turn it off. This started last night as the tablet was quite warm ...
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Can I create a wifi network on my WiFi-only Nexus 7?

I have a Nexus 7 on which I'd like to create a wifi network, so that I can have my laptop connect to it. The goal is to transfer files back and forth (I have a server running on the Nexus 7). I'm not ...
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Nexus 7: Assert failed: device == grouper when trying to install some roms

So I have Nexus 7 (not the 2013 one), Wi-Fi version, with TWRP recovery, version 2.6.3.1 installed. When trying to install some roms, for example, SmoothRom, or PAC, installation fails with following ...
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Allowing app installs from “unknown sources” for Secondary Users on Android 4.4.2

I see that "Unknown Sources" under Settings → Security on Android 4.4.2 is greyed out (I can't enable it) for my Secondary user on my Nexus 7, Is it expected behavior? Is there any way to enable it?
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Can the Nexus 7 LTE connect to 3G networks?

Is it possible to connect to 3G networks with the Nexus 7 LTE? Is it possible with an unlocked device or only with limited networks or standards? I've tried to Google it but no one seems to have ...
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Why is a random app being opened when I exit an app with Back button?

On my Nexus 7 G1 (4.4.2 KitKat), sometimes, when I press back button to exit an app, a random app is opened instead of Home Launcher (Nova Prime). Sometimes, this random app is opened temporarily ...
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How to enable developer settings Nexus 7 4.4.2 kit kat

I have the old Nexus 7 with stock 4.4.2, and I want to enable developer settings. I have found many references to Settings -> About (Tablet) -> And click 7 times on build number - but that simply ...
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Nexus 7 came with Superuser & ROM Manager pre-installed

I just received my Nexus 7 from Google and I was surprised to see superuser and ROM Manager apps already installed. How normal is this? Does this mean my tablet is rooted out of the box? Does it mean ...
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Remove OS from Multirom & install ubuntu touch properly

I have Nexus 7 2012 model. I have installed MultiRom Manager & tried to install Ubuntu Touch Saucy. I tried twice & both failed. As a result now I have 3 options at boot including two Ubuntu, ...
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Nexus 7 and ethernet connection

In places where there's no wi fi, wired internet connection is sometimes available. But reading around it seems there's a bug in my Nexus 7 (2013) - Android updated to 4.4.2 - that prevents an ...
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Touch screen on Nexus 7 4.3 not working at all

I have a newer Nexus 7 4.3 tablet. I can turn my tablet on but my touch screen does not work at all. When I push the power button & volume button, I cannot touch the screen or use the power button ...
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Is Nexus 7 2013 LTE usable as a phablet?

I've stepped into a B&M the other day, and they had Nexus 7 in stock; I've realised how small it is, and it occurred to me that it might be usable as a phablet. Other than being unable to use ...
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Nexus 7's MTP does not connect in mass storage mode anymore

I've had a Nexus 7 for a year now and since the day I've got it, I could easily connect it to my PC and transfer file to/from it in MTP mode. But some weeks ago I tried installing Ubuntu on it and ...
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How do I change the Device Name of my Nexus 7 2013 when connecting to a hotspot?

How do I change the Device Name of my Nexus 7 2013 (not rooted)? On my Samsung Galaxy S4 hotspot, the Nexus 7 shows up as android-xxx, where xxx is some random sequence of characters. How do I change ...
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downloaded books from google play on wrong account on my nexus 7

i just downloaded some books via google play on my nexus 7 but under my daughters account, I don't want my credit card on her account how do i fix this but not loose the books?
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Installing the OEM USB Drivers

I seem to be unable to get as far as installing the drivers (windows 8). I go to device manager and go through the steps to point it to the downloaded driver location (I've tried getting the drivers ...
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How can you remove homescreens on the Nexus 7 (2013)

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) which comes with five homescreens, however I want to remove most of these but I'm unable to find an option to do so. Most of the sites I've looked on so far suggest simply ...
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Google+ not working with proxy server since last update

Google+ on my device has stopped working since the last update. Every time, I get the message: Can't load data. Check your connection. All apps other than Google+ work absolutely fine. My device ...
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Softkey Position for Kit Kat

On my old Tablet which was a Honeycomb on a Toshiba Thrive. The softkeys were on the left hand side when you were in landscape. Which Is convenient. When I use my Nexus 7 2013 I keep having to stretch ...
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Nexus 7 refuses to pair with in car audio?

I have a Nexus 7 running Android 4.4 and an in car stereo unit (Alpine CDE-178BT). I have enabled bluetooth on both devices but they refuse to pair with each other. If I attempt to initiate the ...
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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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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 ...