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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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Why is my Nexus 7 taking up so much memory?

I had 2.2GB free on my Nexus 7's internal storage, then I decided to download a game that took up 1.55GB. Halfway through the download, it tells me that I have have insufficient memory and it stops ...
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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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How to install the stock Browser app on Nexus 7 (2013)?

I would like to run the stock Android Browser app on a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet to make sure that websites that I develop will work properly in the stock Browser. However, a Nexus 7 (2013) tablet comes ...
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What size of SIM card Nexus 7 2013 LTE TMo comes with?

I cannot find any mention of which SIM the newest Nexus 7 32GB 2013 LTE TMo comes with. Is it Mini-SIM? Micro-SIM? Nano-SIM? The page only mentions that it comes with a SIM ejection tool and has ...
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system.img file is missing after building Android source [closed]

I am attempting to flash a modified Android build to my Nexus 7 tablet. I am following this tutorial from Google, and using the specific build commands found here for my device, ...
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Nexus 7 Share Dialog No Longer Showing Up After KitKat

Before the KitKat upgrade, tapping "Share" in apps would bring up a dialog that lists all apps that you can share to. After upgrading to KitKat, tapping this button only copies the link to the ...
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Android 4.4 (Kitkat) and volume problem on a Nexus 7

I've got a Nexus 7 tablet and it has just got updated to Android 4.4 - Kitkat automatically (I just approved the installation). Having done that, the sound volume of my tablet is acting weird. Once I ...
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Can I downgrade to an earlier version of Android after installing an OTA update?

I installed the KitKat upgrade on my Nexus 7, but I am unhappy with it. Is it possible to roll back to an earlier version of Android (Jelly Bean)?
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Installing KitKat on rooted Jelly bean Nexus 7

I have a nexus 7 2012, and I have it rooted, running TWRP recovery and Franco kernel. I want to update to KitKat, and I have the OTA queued (but that won't work since I'm rooted) and I have the file ...
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Getting verification error when attempting to “adb sideload” the OTA update on Nexus 7 (2013)

Notes: Tablet is unlocked and rooted (SuperSU Pro v1.75) I have the following recovery flash in place: TWRP 2.6.3.0, but I am booting stock recovery for the adb sideload invocation The drivers are ...
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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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Nexus 7 Kitkat update showing Verification Failed error

When I tried to update Nexus 7 to Kitkat from Settings > About > Update, it downloads the Kitkat update and after that shows "verification failed". I bought Nexus 7 from US and now I am in India.
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rooting android 4.4 on nexus 7 2012

I have just updated my rooted nexus 7 2012 running android 4.3 to android 4.4. How do I root the new version? Thanks in advance.
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How do I get Android kitkat 4.4? [duplicate]

I have Android 4.3 jelly bean on my Nexus 7. How do I get Kitkat? I have tried exploring the Android website. I have also found some tutorials out there like this one - ...
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4.3 OTA Update Install Fail With Motochopper Root 4.2.2 Google Nexus 7

I am using Stock Android 4.2.2 on Nexus 7 2012 Tablet. I rooted my tablet using the Motochopper Root. I was able to download OTA 4.3 Update using normal procedure on my tablet however, when I tried ...
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Windows doesn't recognize Nexus 7 in recovery mode

So I have the Nexus 7 (2012). When the tablet is on and USB debugging is enabled, ADB recognizes it. But when I shut it off and put it into recovery mode, then press power and volume up to sideload, ...
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internal sd storage partition/mount problem

I got my nexus 7 2013 a few weeks ago. It worked great for some time until I decided to flash a kernel that claimed to add support for CIFS windows shares mount. After installing this kernel, when the ...
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My Nexus 7 is dead, any suggestion?

My Nexus 7 died. I didn't see it happening. My son was playing, went to school and left it charging. At night it didn't turn on anymore. The screen is black. I've followed the Asus instructions. This ...
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How to put Google Nexus 7 securely in my car for use as sat nav?

I know this question isn't about Android per-se, but about an Android device no less. I recently got a new Google Nexus 7 tablet. Now, I'd like to use it as car sat nav, but I couldn't find a decent ...
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Nexus 7 won't do anything!

My Son had a problem with his Nexus 7, it wouldn't turn off or turn on. It just hung with the Nexus cross on the screen. I followed information regarding the re-seting by holding down the power ...
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Nexus 7 refuses to boot unless plugged into outlet

I've looked around the internet for this problem ad/or solution for hours and have found absolutely nothing on this problem. My tablet is brand new, straight from the box. When i have it plugged in ...
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Nexus 7 cannot acts as Handsfree

Today I watched this video in below url and I am wondering why Google Nexus 7 and Google Nexus 4 cannot act like this. Unable see the incoming call coming from paired device in Nexus. URL: ...
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Can I damage screen (Nexus 7) by having it turned on and not change for longer periods of time?

I wanted to use an app called TimeWise to have a timer ticking and showing how much time is left in a time-boxed task. However, I am not sure, if having the screen turned on like this (even with very ...
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Physical placement of specific sensors in Google Nexus 7 (2012)

I am working on a project that requires me to know where specific sensors are physically located inside the device. I can estimate the location of NFC and light sensor (of course) but what about other ...
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App updates automatically even after uninstall?

I recently uninstalled an app called All in one toolbox from Nexus 7 tablet, but this morning after I finished updating the Chrome browser, in the notifications panel I can see that somehow All in one ...
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Accessing windows shares from android device

How can I access Windows shares from a Android device through wireless network? I want to open PDF documents from a windows server 2008, add comments, mark them up and then save the changes back. ...
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Getting rid of stale notification icons in the notification _bar_? [duplicate]

How can I get rid of notification icons for Skype in particular, but any app in general when the app was killed using one of the many available task managers, but the notification icon still remains ...
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How to hard reboot the Nexus 7 (2013) when touchscreen is dysfunctional?

I am using the Nexus 7 (2013) with the latest standard firmware from Google and today I encountered a weird problem. When I turn the device on, the display lights up and all. I can also put it to ...
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Asus Nexus 7 Tethering and Wifi HotSpot not available

Using my ASUS Google Nexus 7, I was trying to make it as Portable Wifi Hotspot. But when I opened my settings --> Wireless&Networks there is option for Tethering and Portable Hotspot. I tried this ...
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Do you need a special charger for a Nexus 7?

Do you need a special charger for a Nexus 7? I've been trying to use the same charger as I use for my Android phone and it works poorly. If you tilt the tablet upwards it's charging, but otherwise ...
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USB connectivity problems with Nexus 7 2013

I've just acquired Nexus 7 (2013) and can't connect it to my PCs. All drivers I have (one from Android SDK, as I'm a developer, and the second from the Android site here, named as ...
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my Nexus 7 device is formatted accidentally

My device is Google Nexus 7 wifi only version. I rooted this device by using Team Win Recovery Project. I wanted to upgrade to android version 4.3 so I am looked at this article and video I follow ...
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Can 4.3 update notification be removed?

I just got a new 2012 Nexus 7 16 GB Wifi tablet today & setup it up. It is originally running 4.2.1. In a few minutes, I got the message that System update downloaded (4.3 Jelly Bean) & that I ...
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What would cause a sudden spike in the battery charge level?

Today I spotted something this on the battery chart : graph of battery history showing a massive spike (click for larger variant) What is the reason of such erection ? Hardware problem ? Or maybe a ...
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Clockwork: error: cannot load 'recovery-clockwork': No error

I am trying to flash a recovery-image file into my Nexus 7 but the flashing fails know that I am working on windows and my image file is located in the same folder as adb and fastboot files are ...
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Nexus 7 rooting false device not responding

I am tried to root the nexus 7, at the time of rooting i wrongly deleted the boot.img so device not switch on. i have tried lot many ways to switch on the device and recover the operating system no ...
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Nexus 7: Compass drifts over time

When I use apps like Google Maps on my Nexus 7, I find that the compass drifts, with the indicated direction rotating counterclockwise over time (from north to west to south to east). As a result, I ...
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Is it possible to share data across multiple accounts?

I have a 2012 Nexus 7 with stock Android. I have the owner account and have created a restricted account for my kids. For each account it creates a separate space for each users data. However I ...
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Does Google Nexus 7 LTE has the integrated Portable Wi-Fi hotspot?

The unlocked Google Nexus phones famously have the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot feature integrated right within the phone, and available for anyone's use, per my understanding, regardless of carrier ...
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Why does my Nexus 7 (1st gen) never let me copy my files to my PC?

I have a 1st gen Nexus 7 and I've been having trouble copying files to and from my Nexus 7. The first problem is that when I plug my N7 into my Windows 7 PC, using the factory cable, the device shows ...
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problems detecting Asus nexus 7 on Windows 7 Home Professional (driver installation problem)

I am having problems getting my Asus Nexus 7 detected on a laptop with Windows 7 Home Professional When I connect the device to the computer, it says USB debugging mode enabled, but the computer does ...
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how do I get rid of this google searchbar?

I have a Google searchbar in a tablet I have borrowed For me it's in a very inconvenient location and I keep on pressing it accidentally. It looks like I can't click and drag on it to move it to ...
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where is a restricted user's home directory for Nexus 7 (2013 - JB 4.3)

Background: I have a rooted Google Nexus 7 (2013 - FLO) tablet, which I love. I have created 2 restricted user accounts for each of my kids. They both love Minecraft, and with restricted user ...
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Root Nexus 7 with 4.2.2

I'm trying to root a Nexus 7 with Android 4.2.2 (1st generation). I am following instructions here: ...
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Does the new Nexus 7 (2013) have a GLONASS sensor?

According to a colleague who has the new Nexus 7 (2013) model already, there is a GLONASS sensor in addition to the GPS one in the device. Is this true? I was unable to find any reference to this ...
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Using OTG cables with Nexus 7 (2012) without rooting

Is it possible to use OTG Cables with Nexus 7 (2012) without rooting? Can Nexus Media Importer be useful here?
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When I transfer files from computer using USB (MTP), I can't access them on device

Trying to set up my shiney new Nexus 7 (2013 edition) I used MTP to transfer files (music and ebooks) to the device from my Win7 PC. It seemed to work, but then when I ejected/disconnected the tablet, ...
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Internal storage missing: Nexus 7 16G down to 5.8G TOTAL

My Nexus 7 now believes it has only 5G internal storage. It's shown in storage properties. I noticed it after factory reset, and then a 4.3 update (I remember getting 4.3 OTA update twice, is it ...
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Nexus 7 Not Booting; Backlight Turns on while Charging

A friend of mine has a Nexus 7 2012. Although it used to work, it now won't turn on. I would mark this off as a broken battery or screen if it were not for this one oddity: the backlight turns on ...