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Is there an equivalent to iOS “Reset Home Screen Layout” on the Nexus 7?

On iOS, "Reset Home Screen Layout" auto-arranges your application icons. Is there an equivalent for this on my Nexus 7 Android tablet? Right now my icons across several screens.
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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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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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How can I access android log files on my Nexus 7 without root access?

Since aLogcat now no longer works with Jelly Bean, how can I access the system log files on my device without either root access or attaching it to a computer? I have tried using adb logcat from my ...
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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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Many apps don't work for secondary accounts

I have a Google Nexus 7 that I share with my kids. I am the owner and created a second account for my child. I've found that many games work on my (the owners) account, but will not work on the ...
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Nexus 7 2013 - Flash Recovery Image: Failed remote size too large?

I have a nexus 7 (2013 model) and its stuck on the Google logo. I went to the bootloader menu and unlocked the bootloader. Now I'm trying to install a recovery image, but: After doing a 'fastboot ...
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2013 Nexus 7 frozen screen/stuck on language set up/boot loop

I see similar questions here but none of them refer to being stuck on the language set up screen. I have tried to use ADB driver and Toolkit but I cannot seem to get my pc to recognize device half the ...
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Unable to Install Certificate

I am trying to install this certificate on a Google Nexus 7 tablet. I have copied the certificate file (from Win7x64) onto its internal storage and opened it in a file manager to install it. This ...
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3answers
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Nexus 7 (2012) won't charge or start after a series of problems

A year or so ago, I bought an old Nexus 7 that was very slightly used (I took it off my girlfriend's hands). Everything worked fine, but I barely ever used it. Two days ago I broke it back out. I ...
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Error - Insufficient storage - Nexus 7

Device: Nexus 7 (2013 WIFI) ROM: AOKP_FLO_KITKAT_NIGHTLY_2014-07-31 Rooted: Yes Recovery: TWRP (Not sure if this is needed) I am posting this because I recently started getting "insufficient storage"...
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Different screen brightness on two users on the same device

On my Nexus 7 tablet I have two users. One of the users has a brightness range that goes from not so dim to very bright, but the other user is different: the dimmest brightness is barely readable in ...
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Google voice search keeps opening by itself

I have a Nexus 7 tablet. I have had it for almost two years. For some reason, Google voice search will open by itself randomly. It has never done this in the past. Is there some sort of virus that ...
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5answers
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Carbon backup discovery issues with Nexus 7

I have made a backup of my Nexus 7 before its bootloader was unlocked with Carbon and the companion Windows app; I then took the Carbon folder from internal storage to my computer disk. An unlock, ...
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2answers
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Problem restoring my .ab backup file

I know this might be duplicate but I couldn't find any relevant solution myself. Today I tried to be adventurous and install Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7 and it was a failure. As a safety measure I ...
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Update First Gen Nexus 7 to 4.3

I have a first generation Nexus 7. It was getting so slow as to be useless, so I did a factory reset and it is not much better. It then informs me that an upgrade to Android 4.3 is ready. So I do that,...
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1answer
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Nexus 7 Google Logo Boot-Loop

My stock Nexus 7 was working fine until I turned it on. The lock screen was frozen. I then hard reset the device and turned it back on. On boot the tablet gets stuck on the Google logo and never ...
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1answer
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Nexus 7 keeps disconnecting from wi-fi

My Nexus 7(android 6.0.1) constanly drops wi-fi connection(connects and disconnects immediately), presumably due to bad connection, while Nexus 5x lying next to it is staying connected just fine. I ...
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How do I prevent Play Store from asking me to upgrade Google Slides which is not installed?

I have an old Nexus 7 running 5.1.1 (there are no system updates available). When viewing My Apps inside Google's Play Store it tells me that I should update Google Slides. I do not want to (it ...
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Netflix on Nexus 7 Android 6

I can't install Netflix from the Play Store on my Nexus 7 2013, running Marshmallow. I've never been able to install it (but I only tried after upgrading to Marshmallow, shortly after buying the ...
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Fully-charged Nexus 7 won't turn on

I just bought a Nexus 7 (2012) from eBay as parts and it won't turn on. I was able to power it and it turned on, enough to go to where it was before it was dropped by the previous owner. It showed ...
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Boot up Nexus 7 through induction charging

I have Nexus 7 (2013, rooted). I have seen plenty of examples of people being able to successfully modify Android system scripts such as chargemon to essentially hijack the few scripts running when an ...
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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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How Do I Install Android 4.4 KitKat On A Blank Nexus 7?

I recently upgraded my Nexus 7 tablet to Android 5. The update made my Nexus really slow, and I decided to reinstall Android 4. I downloaded ADB and erased all data on my device. But, then I ...
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Bricked Nexus 7 in Recovery Mode

I have a Nexus 7 2012 grouper in recovery mode (TWRP). I have wiped the /system /cache and /data partitions and believe it has wiped the /boot partition. When I go to file manager, it says the /boot ...
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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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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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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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Trying to install cyanogenmod on nexus 7 but can't get into Team Win Recovery Project

I have followed the steps from How to Install CyanogenMod on the Google Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi, 2012 version) ("grouper") If you are not already in recovery, boot to recovery mode now. Hold Volume Up,...
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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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Google Nexus 7 tablet not showing “Internal storage”

I have a second-generation Google Nexus 7 tablet running Android 6.0.1. I notice that when plugging it into my Windows 7 computer while the tablet is in MTP mode, Windows doesn't show its "Internal ...
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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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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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Spacing of magnets for the back of the 2nd-gen Nexus 7

The 2nd generation Nexus 7 has four metal discs around the Qi charging coil that were designed to be used with the Google Nexus Charger. I want to build a car dock (with Qi charging) for my Nexus 7 ...
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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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Nexus 7 does not have Google Play app installed

A Nexus 7 tablet having android 4.4.2, does not have the default Google Play(neither older Android market) app installed.How is that possible? I tried downloading *.apk file from here and even here ...
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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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Getting BT Notifier application to link U8 Smart Watch with No Carrier Nexus 7

I have a Google Nexus 7, no SIM card, tablet. I recently acquired a U8 Smart Watch. The app that the watch recommends to download to link the two devices, "BT Notifier", apparently no longer exists. ...
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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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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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1answer
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New Nexus 7 Android 4.1.1 no Google Play Store

I currently possess a Nexus 7 Tablet running Android v4.1.1 with Kernel v 3.1.10-00001-g2cd7831 which was given to me as a Christmas gift. The packaging it came in looked new. It uses the standard ...
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Why is ART not available on Nexus 7 (2012) or Nexus 10 running Android 4.4?

I just updated my Nexus 7 to Android 4.4 KitKat and was looking forward to testing out ART, but that option isn't available. I got word that the Nexus 10 also lack this option, but I can't find any ...
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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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Nexus 7 2013 Bricked. Won't boot, won't flash stock image, won't unlock bootloader

So I have the following problem: I have a Nexus 7 2013 locked and un-rooted. After turn it off the boot won't go after the Google logo. I tried pretty much every solution founded online: wipe cache (...
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Boot Nexus 7 2013 from network via PXE/iSCSI or NFS

My Nexus 7 SSD is basically dead thank to poor hardware design of the first batch (http://www.geek.com/android/the-nexus-7-lag-dilemma-and-why-theres-no-real-fix-1560784/) and I was wondering if I ...
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Nexus 7 Incredibly Slow

Over the past few weeks, my Nexus 7 running 4.2 Jelly Bean has gotten incredibly slow at times. Sometimes I can count off a full five (or more) seconds for an app to open or even for something as ...
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Unwanted WiFi proxy issue

I have a Nexus 7 Android tablet. When I connect to my WiFi at home it keeps automatically adding a proxy on localhost:3128 to the connection. When I remove the proxy it works for a few hours and then ...
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Domain name resolution doesn't work on Nexus 7

From the beginning I thought that the problem was with my wifi router. My tablet can connect to it but from time to time wifi icon has an exclamation mark. Then I can connect to the router admin ...
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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 ...