Can't imagine this thing even existed. Whaat??!!! And was out of reach for a younger me. Smartphone tech really becomes redundant fairly quickly.
rooted, 25 Apr 2020I had this tablet with android 5.1.1 and it was unusable: too slow, it almost got thrown acros... moreTrue With Stock OS It Can Only Run Application & Crash On Almost All Games (Bad Software Update 5.1.1/Old Chipset). Root It, If U Want To Run Games & Application (Faster).
TopHatProductions115, 21 Jun 2020There is an LTE option for this device. Not to be rude, but these specs are a bit incomplete. True, but for the 2013 Model
There is an LTE option for this device. Not to be rude, but these specs are a bit incomplete.
tejas, 18 Feb 2020my tablet has issue saying system UI not responding...how to fix it...Unlock the bootloader flash twrp and install a custom rom
I had this tablet with android 5.1.1 and it was unusable: too slow, it almost got thrown across the room on many an occasion. Factory reset helped a little but not much. I rooted it and installed android 7 AOSP from here:
It is not a trivial process: I used Nexus root toolkit to root the device and load TWRP recovery firmware on.
All I can say about the new firmware is WOW. This is a completely different device and is actually usable for light tasks. It will bog down when loading snazzy webpages or applications for the first time but catches its breath after a few moments.
Still using this in 2020, 8 years after I first bought it. It's obviously not as fast as new devices but it still does the job I want for it (ie reading ebooks in bed, web surfing, etc). I've also upgraded the OS to Cyanongenmod, which gave it a new lease of life.
Yong, 06 Jun 2019still got a nexus 7 but not using it, its already 7 years since i bought it, any suggestions f... morehttps://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-7/development/rom-android-7-aosp-grouper-t3467514
Yong, 06 Jun 2019still got a nexus 7 but not using it, its already 7 years since i bought it, any suggestions f... morenexus root tool kit
Unblock and use it again but for better peformance root and do custom update to 8.1 (a very complicated process)
still got a nexus 7 but not using it, its already 7 years since i bought it, any suggestions for me to love and use it again?
Anonymous, 24 Jul 2016Itz upgradable to android version 6.0.1How do you up grade to 6.0?
daaaaaaaaave, 23 Sep 2017There is a thread on XDA developers for running upgrading this tablet to Android N 7.1.2. This... moreHow do I find the upgrade to get rid of the 5.1 lag. Please and thank you!
John Dover, 24 Feb 2019Point is, they released Marshmallow for it officially. 5.1.1 was just the original planed max.I don't believe they ever officially released a Marshmallow update for the 2012 Nexus 7 (seperate from the 2013 version, which did receive an official Marshmallow update), although this doesn't stop you from unlocking the bootloader and installing a custom Marshmallow ROM.