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First of all, relax. You didn't break it. Absolute worst case scenario is that your battery is completely dead. If you want to do this the easy way, you can always unclip the back of the Nexus 7(just slide a guitar pick in between the screen-half and the rear-half), unplug the battery (carefully) and either find a way to charge it (put it in another ...


Looking at your issue related to battery and charging (which may not be the sole cause- I am not familiar with Nexus devices) Since you barely used it for an year, it would not have been charged either and the battery could have discharged to very low levels. Li Ion batteries have a protection circuit that kicks in when the discharge falls below a certain ...


Use adb logcat command to check system log for exceptions during the restore process. Try looking for BackupManagerService messages like these: I/BackupManagerService( 716): Reusing existing agent instance D/BackupManagerService( 716): Invoking agent to restore file fbreader.ui.xml E/BackupManagerService( 716): Unknown tar entity type: 76 ...


Try clearing/formatting Cache partition from recovery and than flash a factory image. If it doesn't work, flash a custom recovery and than format the Cache partition and try rebooting your Nexus 7.


As i didn't find any solution neither on the internet nor here, i've desided to just flash my tablet using image from google, it helped. Edit: Factory images for all nexus devices can be found at this page, it contains simple to follow instructions on how to flash your device as well as images. Take care though failure during flash can brick your device


It could be either sideloading or installing a version that previously wasn't locked to particular devices, yes. Given that it's available for your other device, it doesn't seem like it would be location-related. APK Mirror is generally the best place to get apps for sideloading, or you could install it on your other device and then copy it off if that ...

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