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Reset Partition Table for Nexus 7 2013 (Flo)

To cut a long story short I wanted to make the system partition larger on my tablet PC as it's far too small to do anything practical on. I used ADB push to put Parted into the root directory and ...
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Does the Nexus 7 [2013] (Wi-Fi) tablet update to Android 6?

In my country, Nexus 7 2013 Wifi only tablets are still available. It comes with Android 4.3, but I was told that it updates to 6.0.1 (official update). Does anyone know if this is true? Also, is it ...
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Nexus 7: Unable to install factory image, stuck in < waiting for any device >

I want to restore factory android on my Nexus 7 2012 WiFi. I'm following the official guide. I start the device in fastboot mode by executiong: adb reboot bootloader This works well. But when I ...
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Nexus 7 blank screen

After watching a bit of 4oD last night on my Nexus 7, I turned it off. When I tried to start it up this morning, I was greeted with a blank screen whilst being plugged into the charger. I held down ...
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How to unbrick Nexus 7

I bought this tablet on Jan 7, 2013, and have allowed it to update whenever it asked, but I can't tell you what version of Android is has now. However, instead of the "X", I see four colored balls ...
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Share Android cell phone network connection over USB OTG to Wifi Android tablet

How do I share my cell phone's network connection with a Wifi tablet? Specifically I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S6 and a Nexus 7. I bought a USB OTG cable. Which end do I plug the USB into, and which ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Nexus 7 (2013) fastboot connection to PC

I've been trying for a few days to install LineageOS on a Google Nexus 7 (2013 version, or "flo"), using this guide here, but the USB cable connection seems to be very unstable for anything ...
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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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Rotating Android bootup screen

I have a Nexus 7 (2nd generation) on Android 6.0. I am able to rotate and fix the screen on landscape using adb shell content. I am also able to adjust screen dimensions and resolution using adb shell ...
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Nexus 7 2013 not playing nice with Windows 10

I did something to my Nexus 7 and need to transfer files via USB in recovery so I can reinstall my Android OS. Unfortunately every time I plug it into the USB I get an error. In Device Manager I see ...
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Nexus 7 2013 WiFi (flo) freezes and/or bootloops when booting TWRP

I unlocked my Nexus 7 2013 WiFi (flo)'s bootloader and flashed the latest TWRP (3.5.1_9-0 at the time of writing), but now it freezes on the boot/splash screen and reboots after waiting. I can use adb ...
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ServiceManager: Waiting for service media.audio_policy

I was trying to boot Nexus 7 2013 Flo rom in Deb. The ROM is PhoenixOS. I'm stuck at waiting for service media.audio_policy. The LCD itself sometimes showing "Starting Apps", other times it just ...
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Nexus 7 2013 WiFi (flo) bootloader unlock fails

Update: I don't know what I did differently apart from factory resetting it a lot of times, but it finally went through and unlocked. I'm trying to unlock the bootloader on my Nexus 7 2013 WiFi 32GB (...
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USB ethernet goes to sleep, has to be reconnected to restore

I have an old Nexus 7 tablet running LineageOS that still works but has poor battery life. I've set it up in a fixed location with AC power instead. Its location has poor wifi so I've added a UGreen ...
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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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Is there any way to fix a hard bricked Nexus 7 when it can't even connect to the computer?

I rooted my Nexus 7 2012 Wi-Fi running 5.1.1. yesterday (worked great). I tried to flash a ROM for Kitkat (KTU84P) and it stopped booting. I've tried all the usual ways to hold down the Power, Vol +, ...
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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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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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Nexus 7 stuck at Google logo, and system recovery, and OEM locked

Short version: Normal startup: Stuck at Google screen. Unlock bootloader: Stuck at the selection. Recovery mode: Stuck at Google screen. Long version My Nexus 7 (2013) had always been fine, and I ...
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Fast, easy, reliable way to transfer large files between Android devices? (aka. WiFi Direct stories from the field)

I'd like to be able to easily transfer large files wirelessly, fast, between Android devices - preferably without requiring root. As a secondary objetive, it wouldn't hurt if the same solution could ...
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Nexus 7 2013 - stuck at android is starting optimizing apps. trying adb to get the data

I have a 2013 model Nexus 7. It is running 6.0.1, unmodified with locked bootloader. USB debugging is on. Battery drained to 0. Charged then the device is stuck on boot loop .. android is optimizing ...
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Cannot ping Android devices on same wifi network

I have a Nexus 7 running CyanogenMod 10.1. For some reason I cannot reach it from my laptop on the same wifi network. I cannot ping in either direction. In the past i have been only able to ping one ...
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Flashing Nexus 7 factory image fails on writing userdata

So I've been attempting to factory restore my good ol' Nexus 7 (2013) LTE (deb) all day, and I can't get past this one error that has me stuck. I'm using the stock image from Google, and where I'm ...
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Monochrome v. Colour logo in search widget

Following Google's recent rebranding, the three Lollipop devices in our household all got the updated search widget. My wife's 2nd-gen Moto G got the usual coloured one (this image from the web, not ...
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Cannot connect Nexus 7 to computer to see internal storage after flashing Cyanogenmod

I've managed to flash Cyanogenmod 12.1 onto my Nexus 7 2012 to give it a new lease on life, but now I can't connect it to my PC to view it as a storage device! The Nexus 7 shows up as a "media device"...
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How to stop update notifications for disabled apps on a Family-Link managed device?

Running Android 6.0.1 on Nexus 7 device, where I have disabled the following apps: Google Play Movies and TV Google Play Music Google Play Newsstand Google Play Books Before disabling, I cleaned ...
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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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Just did system update and forgot I had TWRP and root and now the updates changes havent taken affect!

Help! I have just installed the Android 4.3 update on my Nexus 7 which is rooted with a vanilla kernel with TWRP installed. It rebooted after the update and it booted straight into TWRP so I rebooted ...
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Nexus 7 “wipe cache partition” option not available in Recovery Mode

My Nexus 7 is EXTREMELY slow. So I am attempting to clear its cache by following these instructions: Wipe Your Cache To speed things up, you may want to try wiping your cache partition from Android’s ...
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Use an Android tablet as a Wacom drawing tablet for a PC?

Since a nice Wacom tablet is a bit pricey, especially for someone like me who doesn't do much graphic editing, I was wondering if it is possible to use a tablet (i.e. my Nexus 7) as a Wacom-esque ...
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Custom Flashing to Nexus 7 - product info

I am trying to flash the latest 6.0.1 build onto my Nexus 7 tab. I picked MOB30X build from here naveen@gandalf:~$ fastboot devices 015d2a4ffd181016 fastboot But, when I do naveen@gandalf:~$ ...
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Transfer data from one user to another in 4.3

I have the Nexus 7, and I just updated to 4.3, and I'm creating restricted profiles for my kids. They use to play in my main profile, and they progressed a lot in several games and, when they access ...
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Help needed to restore my Google Nexus 7 to a working state

I attempted to flash the factory image for Android 4.4.4 on my Google Nexus 7 (2012), but it wasn't successful. This now resulted in my device no longer booting up, I am also unable to get into fast ...
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Bricked Nexus 7, failed to mount cache, can't unlock or reflash

My Nexus 7 (2013, 2nd gen) worked fine in plain vanilla form for years. Suddenly the boot stuck at "Google". I tried booting into recovery mode and saw failed to mount /cache. Erasing cache from the ...
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How to flash a kernel image without building Android from source

I got the following msm kernel branch for my Nexus 7(flo) msm/remotes/origin/android-msm-flo-3.4-jb-mr2 added some files and then built an image(zImage). I then downloaded a factory image of ...
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Earbuds disable internal microphone

Whenever I plugin ear buds to my Nexus 7, I cannot use the microphone anymore. Same happens for when I plugin in a head set. How to fix this?
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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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Forcing system upgrade despite “Battery too low”

I have a 2013 Nexus 7 running Android 6.0.1 which has survived a lot of physical distress (being dropped, being partially immersed in the bath one time, and an amateur screen replacement). For the ...
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Nexus 7 stuck on google's logo after flashed the building of AOSP

This is my first time to flash the AOSP build on the device. I just followed Google's instructions to download and build the Android source code. Since I have a Nexus 7 (2013), so I chose the target ...
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Nexus 7 2012 is almost unusable after upgrading to the latest Lollipop. What should I do?

I have a Nexus 7 2012 wifi. With the latest version of Lollipop it has really become unusable, freezing for a minute or more, or even rebooting while loading a page in Chrome. I did a system reset, ...
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How much RAM should I allow an app to use, and how much should I always leave free?

I have a chess app on my 2012 Nexus 7 (running stock Android 4.3, with a few small background services) that allows me to set the size of an internal hash table used by the chess engine. Larger hash ...
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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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What SIM card size does the Nexus 7 use?

The iPad uses silly little SIM cards that pretty much need to be purchased ad-hoc. This means that in a pinch situation you can't e.g. swap SIM cards between your tablet and your phone (e.g., if ...
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How to prevent Nexus 7 of charging the battery every time when connected to a USB?

Hello fellow Android enthusasts, I recently bought a Nexus7 that I want to use for development. The thing is, every time I connect it to my USB, in order to test some apps on it, it starts charging. ...
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Automatically power on Nexus 7 when plugged in

Is there any way to power on Nexus 7 2012 automatically when charging started? I want to use Nexus 7 as a car PC, so I need this feature for energy economy. PS - my Nexus 7 is rooted and uses CM 10.1

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