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Is it Essential to Root a Nexus Device in order to Customize or Personalise it to your liking?

My understanding is that rooting an android smartphone or tablet allows you to add functionality and to flash custom ROMS (amongst other things) like MIUI or CyanogenMOD. A Nexus device offers the ...
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Nexus 7 is not booting up after android marshmallow update

I received OTA for my nexus 7 tablet few days back and since then my device is not booting up. Can someone please help how to get it working ?
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System Update Downloaded

I have Nexus 7 (Android 4.4.4) and got message: System update downloaded Android 5.0.2 System Update But when I press on it, nothing happens. How can I install this update? UPDATE: About ...
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Screen Mirroring with Chromecast

I have two devices - a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a Nexus 7 (2012 version) - that I'm trying to mirror to a Chromecast. It looks like neither device supports screen mirroring on Chromecast with the default ...
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How to close the on-screen list of process

My kids played with my Nexus 7 and since then, I have a list of what I think is process on the upper right corner of the screen. The first line is three numbers, like 4.38 / 4.7 / 4.77 and a colored ...
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Nexus 7 tablet (original model) stuck in Safe mode; no way out?

I own a Nexus 7 tablet (the first Wi-Fi + 3G model - only front-facing camera, no support for phone calls). Yesterday, I wanted to take a screenshot on my tablet and tried various key combinations; i....
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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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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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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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Which app can create a background image without distortions?

My device is a Nexus 7 (2012 edition), running Android 4.3. I downloaded some nice wallpapers from http://vathanx.deviantart.com/art/Impulso-114624053 and placed them in the SD card. Resolutions are ...
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How do I delete a desktop home screen on Nexus 7 2013?

Device: Nexus 7 2013 Android: 4.3 How do I delete a desktop home screen on Nexus 7 2013? I tried everything: pinch zooming, double tap, etc. Nothing seems to work.
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How do I remove stuck notification?

I have a notification from the TED app that refuses to go away. I tried clearing app data and rebooting and it didn't go away. I tried uninstalling and rebooting and it didn't go away. Is factory ...
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USB On-the-go MIDI Keyboard with Nexus 7 [closed]

Has anyone successfully used a MIDI Keyboard (through USB OTG, specifically) with a Nexus 7? (I am not looking for commentary on the particular keyboard, but please state which you have used.)
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Brightness changes too frequently after I updated to 4.2

I have a Nexus 7 and after the update to Android 4.2 setting the brightness regulation to auto I noticed that it changes way more frequently than it used to do in the previous version of the operating ...
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Different wallpaper for each homescreen?

I'd like to be able to have a different wallpaper for each homescreen. I found a live wallpaper that lets you do this. Is there a more efficient/less cumbersome way?
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Why doesn't my Nexus 7 synchronize since Android 6?

Normally, Wifi is deactivated on my Nexus 7 to preserve battery. I'm mainly using it to read and watch videos when I'm commuting so I don't have Internet most of the time when I'm using it. I'm using ...
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Nexus 7 tablet won't show files when connected to pc

Having read several threads, let me endeavour to outline the problem. My computer: laptop running Win 7-64 bit Tablet: Nexus 7 with latest update (which seems to have caused the problem) Attempted ...
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No /system/build.prop in Nexus 7 (2012 / Wi-Fi) + Android Lollipop 5.1.1 after fresh installation

I've just updated my [old] Nexus 7 (2012 / Wi-Fi) to Android Lollipop 5.1.1 following the "standard" procedure I've alway gone through since I've owned it; Here's what I've done so far: Booted into ...
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Installation aborted when trying to adb sideload to Nexus 7 for upgrading to Lollipop

I have a Nexus 7 2012 device and I am attempting to upgrade to lollipop. I can get the right image from: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images However, when I try to upgrade from 4.4.2,...
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Nexus 7 32GB showing 8GB after flash

I had the no command boot loop when trying to enter recovery so I used the nexus root kit to reflash everything which did fix the problem and after a few days of use I noticed that there's only 8GB's ...
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set persistent search bar

On my Nexus 5 I have a persistent search bar that appears on all screens, regardless of launcher. I cannot remember or find where and how I set this. I would like to set the same feature on my Nexus ...
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How can I maintain stable/smooth performance permanently on a Nexus 7 2012 (wifi) [grouper/nakasi]?

After a day to a few days, the n7's performance will degrade sharply to the point where a reboot is necessary for the device to function properly. I've tried numerous ROMs, a few kernels, tweaking ...
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Connecting a Nexus 7 (2013) to a VGA projector

I would like to connect my Nexus 7 (2013) to an external projector or monitor. I know that there is a SlimPort to HDMI adapter (I have it and it works when plugged through HDMI), however, projectors ...
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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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Nexus 7: micro usb port broken

I have a 2012 nexus 7, its a beast of a device. But unfortunately the usb port of the device is broken. Is there any way I can charge the batteries my beloved nexus? I have opened it up, and removed ...
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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 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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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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Netflix refusing to log in, tried all the typical solutions

Just got my new tablet, tried to get netflix running. I took the following steps. Installed netflix, got 15001 error Ran system update, I am now completely up-to-date, error no longer occurs ...
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What are the non-diagonal screen dimensions of the Nexus 7? [duplicate]

Very simple question. I want to know the non-diagonal physical dimensions of the screen itself of a Nexus 7 (eg: 4" by 5" or whatever). Every site I look it up on seems to just happily repeat that it'...
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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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Nexus 7 White Vignette

For the past few days my Nexus 7 wouldn't turn on. I just assumed the battery was dead but that seemed strange since the battery usually lasts a lot longer than it had. Last night I connected it to ...
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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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ADB unable to connect my Nexus 7 on Ubuntu

I want to be able to connect my Nexus 7 in order to test my applications from Eclipse on the physical device. I followed this Google guide. My /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules file contains this : ...
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Use a bluetooth headset for media audio on a Nexus 7 running Android 4.2

I have a Jawbone Bluetooth headset paired to my new Nexus 7 tablet. In the paired Bluetooth devices section, it show that it is paired under the Phone Audio profile. I just want all the audio to go ...
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Turn on auto-correct when using a Bluetooth keyboard

I have been using my Nexus 7 for schoolwork and I love it. One problem, however, is that when I connect to my Bluetooth keyboard I no longer get auto-correct suggestions. I then decided to install ...
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Trying to use Xbox controller on Nexus 7

I just got the Asus Nexus 7 and I am attempting to play the N64 emulator (Mupen64 plus, AE). I have my wired xbox 360 controller plugged in to the otg cable, but the light does not stay on the ...
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Reasons for full disk encryption differences between Nexus & Samsung

I have Nexus 7 and Samsung Note 4. I'm guessing that they are representative of Nexus and Samsung Android devices, respectively. Regarding full disk encryption, Nexus full disk encryption is ...
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Nexus 7 2012 Not waking from sleep

Often, when I try to wake my nexus, the screen stays completely blank and the tablet refuses to do anything. To get my device working again I have to hold the power button for about 10 seconds, which ...
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USB-OTG vs portable Sdcard

I have been in the market for an Android tablet. I have found a few within most of my desired specs. Specifically the Nexus 7. This device lacks expandable storage, as do other similarly priced ...
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How do you recover a hard-bricked Nexus 7 2012?

I had a lollipop rom Nexus 7(2012), and I wanted to change it to Android Kitkat, as a personal like for it. I did as told in Google Developers page for Android Firmware for Nexus devices. When the ...
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DCIM/.thumbnails/.thumbdata3-* files get deleted but does not free up space on Nexus 7 Android ver 6.0.1

I am trying to delete .thumbdata3-* files in my DCIM/.thumbnails folder on my Nexus 7 Android version 6.0.1 tablet as these files seem to be taking up close to 3 GB of data. I followed instructions ...
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Asus Google Nexus 7 [2012] + Android 5.1 + Windows 10 - Recovery Mode debugging fails

My configuration is in the title. I want to install custom ROM, but I can't access my device in Recovery Mode. I have ADB. My tablet is usually visible by Windows: Normal run - as "Android ...
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My Nexus 7(2012) tab stuck with “no command” and don't pass the dead android with red pyramid

I've rooted my tab one month ago with android 4.2 version. After that an app "Super User" was iinstalled. whenever I installed an app, "Super User" grants approval that app to run.It was all good but ...
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can't do hard reset

I have Nexus 7 from 2012. Some time ago I had problem with it and did hard-reset. For several months it worked fine, but now it just restarting all the time. I can't even go to Recovery Mode, ...
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Bricked Nexus 7, USB Not being recognised at all

My Nexus 7 all of a sudden stopped sending data through usb OTG and i tried to erase cache through TRWP but ended up deleting the OS. Now I am stuck with a device with no OS. I cannot mount the USB ...
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How to recover Hard Bricked Nexus 7

I have hard bricked my Nexus 7 tablet by fault while flashing. Now it's not turning on in any mode. Is there any chance to recover it?
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Can I flash Nexus 7 with Odin?

Current status Device issue I have a Asus Nexus 7, I can't flash anything with fastbootbecause all flash procedures I have read need to unlock (using fastboot oem unlock) or mount /cache partition ...
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Nexus 7 2013 is permanently awake

Note: I do not mean screen-on state, but awake state. My Nexus 7 is permanently awake. It is not rooted, so I could not easily check for wakelocks. I did try the method to run wakelock detector on a ...