I had the same issue with my nexus 2 times b4 u have to consider
1.the micro USB socket from over use become not tight with charger just when u c the led below blinking keep the charger in that position and try not to move.
2.use original charger
3.don't leave it to be fully uncharged to let u know if it charge or not when the device is on.
Aleselva, 08 Jan 2016I have had a Nexus 7 for many years. My first one fell and the screen broke. I bought a new ... moreit is a very stupid solution, but while turning it on, tap the back of your tablet with your palm very frequently. trust me It works :D
Chintoo, 12 Jan 2016You can try installing Cyanogen mod 12.1, if you want to use a custom ROM based on Android Lol... moreThank you chintoo. it's ok. It updated successfully to lollipop. And I also upgraded my unit to Marshmallow 6.0.1 which is now available in auto update in settings. so far all software and hardware works fine.
Overall upgrade test and experience from Jelly Bean to Marshmallow 6.0.1:
Jelly Bean (4.1ÂÂ–4.3.1) - no issue
KitKat (4.4.4) - no issue
Lollipop (5.0ÂÂ–5.1.1) - no issue
Marshmallow (6.0ÂÂ–6.0.1) - no issue
but please take note that i have NO application install to my unit and only 1 high-end game and it installed from google play and not custom install(.apk).
Hope this findings helps.
TurtleRun, 12 Jan 2016Guys, I updated my unit to last version of KitKat 4.4.4 so far no issue. Now I am downloading ... moreYou can try installing Cyanogen mod 12.1, if you want to use a custom ROM based on Android Lollipop 5.1.
Yes, you will have to wait until Android releases 6.0 for your device.
Aleselva, 08 Jan 2016I have had a Nexus 7 for many years. My first one fell and the screen broke. I bought a new ... moreYou can try to unlock it by using your Google password.
Do reply to this post if this helps.
Guys, I updated my unit to last version of KitKat 4.4.4 so far no issue. Now I am downloading the Lollipop 5.0, but i am hesitating to install it because I am reading some user has a bad experience in Lollipop. I am actually planning to go forward to Marshmallow that is why I am updating my OS but I am hearing that there is no Marshmallow yet auto update in Nexus settings. I mean to be able to update your unit in Marshmallow you need to manual install it which is I hate doing it. Is this true? Thanks!
Aleselva, 08 Jan 2016I have had a Nexus 7 for many years. My first one fell and the screen broke. I bought a new ... more@Aleselva, I also encounter to my unit on part of "Trying to turn the unit on, but unfortunately its still black and only behavior unit showing is a white LED light below blinking". Can you please try to charge your unit for about 1 hour using its original charger, then after 1 hour, try to power-on the device while its still charging. But if you already done this part, have you tried to replace your charger at least branded charger (Samsung, apple, etc.) and not just cheap charger. Because cheap charger don't have auto power-cut when unit is in full battery charged. I am sorry for asking too much but who knows maybe this works. :) Let me know what is the status after this. Thanks!
anonymous, 09 Jan 2016how long its battery last from full charge to discharge when you are playing games straight'@anonymous, 4hours in playing games and I still have 11%. That's all I observed. Btw, my settings are 30% on brightness, 50% Volume. Also consider this, that I don't have any application downloaded. Only my 1 High-end game. Hope this helps. Thanks!
TurtleRun, 03 Jan 2016ok, based on the previous review about updating the OS, From Jelly Bean to; KitKat (4.4Â–4.4.... morehow long its battery last from full charge to discharge when you are playing games straight'
I have had a Nexus 7 for many years. My first one fell and the screen broke. I bought a new refurbished one that has been working fine for about 1 1/2 yrs. Today, it was out of battery, I set it to charge and now it doesn't want to turn on. I press the on/off button for a few seconds, a black screen that says Google and a lock comes up. I try to unlock the lock by swiping it but no luck, a white led light comes up and then the screen goes into stand by mode. What can I do? How can I turn it on? How can I unlock the lock?
ok, based on the previous review about updating the OS, From Jelly Bean to;
KitKat (4.4Â–4.4.4, 4.4WÂ–4.4W.2)
some are good and negative feedback. I guest i'll stay in Jelly Bean for now. Because, I am not encountering any problem or issues in battery life, GPS, or any sensors. :)
For Jelly Bean feedback from me, it is good, battery life is good, other features are functioning well. Sounds is good. I got 1 heavy graphics game (World Of Tanks Blitz) and 1 medium graphics game (Super Robot Wars). :)
I am now, thinking to upgrade this unit (ASUS NEXUS 7 2nd gen 16GB wi-fi) from Jelly bean to KitKat. Any comments about this part? Is it worth it to upgrade to KitKat? Any issues? thanks!
Anonymous, 01 Jan 2016Have u tried downloading apks?its ok now, I updated my google playstore.
HavnFunHere, 28 Dec 2015Why do you side-load any newer Android OS? I bought my Nexus 7 (2013) tablet new in the box fr... moreSide loading the official from isn't the issue - there have been well documented issues regarding bootloops if you disable google apps. Marshmallow will be the last major update it receives.
Guys, My ASUS NEXUS 7 2nd gen 16gb wifi, can't install some games in google store. error message: "Your Device is not compatible to this version".. any solutions?
well, now it turned on. lucky me. :) but I didn't check carefully what I've ordered.. I thought this is Wi-Fi + Cellular. It's only Wi-Fi.. now my problem is, how can I sneak this in to my office where Wi-Fi tablet is prohibited. Only WiFi + cellular are allowed. hu-hu-hu. I will test now my games World Of Tanks Blitz! and Super Robot Wars (GUNDAM)! YooHooo!
Today I got my ordered ASUS NEXUS 7" 16GB Wi-Fi, first, excited, 2nd, worried. Unit is not powering on even I press the power button more than 1minute. So what I did is, I plugged in the charger to the unit and saw a blinking white LED on top of the micro UBS port. It blinks 3-4 times then nothing.. I tried to power it on and do the same procedure unfortunately it still not turning on. Now, I am searching for other user opinion about this.. Right now I am charging my unit for about 30 minutes.. I will wait till it gets 60 minutes.. hopefully it turn on.. :S
James, 24 Dec 2015Since flashing to Marshmallow I also have rotation issues, also had to reset it a couple of ti... moreWhy do you side-load any newer Android OS? I bought my Nexus 7 (2013) tablet new in the box from a local retailer. I have gotten every single Android update including Marshmallow 6.0 + the latest update which came out before Christmas which is Marshmallow 6.1. You should be getting these updates right from Google since your using an official device. People are completely wrong about this equipment not being able to run the latest Android OS Updates as Google claims the 2013 version of the Nexus 7 will accept their OS Updates for several more year's and maybe even longer. I would contact Google of you continue to have to sideload updates. Everything works perfectly fine for me, running Marshmallow 6.1.