Some interesting piece of information by JBQ from source: >As a note to maintainers of community builds running on Nexus 7: >please update to 4.1.2 at the first opportunity. Future variants of >the grouper hardware will have a minor change in one of the components >(the power management chip) that will not be compatible with 4.1.1
>The new chip is functionally identical to the old one, but requires >some bootloader and driver tweaks. You don't gain anything from it (if >anything, you lose the ability to run 4.1.1).
Edit: This update is basically for the future Nexus 7 hardware, besides some minor software changes. More.
get a brand new one with a case for $110
or get it straight from Asus for $130 with a case, a wireless charging stand, and a dock:
I am pretty sure this is the best SNES one out there. It was removed from the Market a long time ago for some BS complaint. But I believe this is the actual one that all other SNES emulators copy.
I'm thinking somebody could make a small flash drive that jams directly into the microUSB port.
I'm thinking something like this: http://gizmodo.com/microsd-card-reader/ except it couldn't be quite that small because the microUSB port is smaller than the microSD card. Maybe a fixed 32 or 64GB could be even smaller than having the microSD reader.
Turn that tail into a nub basically.
Google Rewards, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.paidtasks take some short surveys and earn money to spend in the play store. I haven't paid for an app with my own money in a couple of years.
sbd01 is fortunately incorrect.
You can load movies on a USB flash drive and then mount them using a USB OTG cable and the app "Nexus Media Importer"
I have done this personally.
Edit: This works without root, just to be clear.
I think qu4ttro means to wait on getting the case. By all means get the N7, but official accessories from ASUS are coming soon, and they look rather nice.
It is a known problem that apps like Skype which ask to access the camera in the background are not shutting the camera off properly when they are done in 4.4.2. I didn't realize I had Skype on my N7 but my battery was tanking as well, so I just uninstalled it. Hopefully there is some improvement.
In my opinion, the non-premium price justifies the lower specs, the mediocre screen, lack of back camera, lack of support for external storage etc., but is no excuse for slapdash manufacturing.
Here's my "quick rooting guide" for any Nexus device (no need for toolkits, this is very easy):
1- Set up Android SDK (adb command) and fastboot command on your computer.
2- Get the appropriate CWM img file: http://www.clockworkmod.com/rommanager
3- Get the SU Chainfire zip file and copy it to your phone's internal storage: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1538053
4- Put phone in USB Debugging mode.
5- Reboot into bootloader mode: adb reboot bootloader
6- Unlock bootloader: fastboot oem unlock
7- Flash Recovery: fastboot flash recovery recovery-file.img
8- Reboot into Recovery: manually choose Recovery from the Bootloader menu.
9- Flash SU zip file while in Recovery.
10- Reboot phone, install ROM Manager, flash Recovery again from within Rom Manager app to be sure it "takes".
The auto-rotation on my 2013 stopped working consistently about 6 months ago. Since then I've been using a manual rotation control widget that sits in the notification bar and it works great.
Not as elegant as auto rotation but it gets the job done.
My tablets are glorified media players using:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop&hl=en - browse your network for media
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.xbmc.kodi&hl=en - play all that media
Those I use to watch anime / movies along with the Netflix and Twitch.tv apps.
I've been trying to find cool ways to mirror content over my network, but it feels like devices like Chromecast and the Kindle Fire stick make it hard on purpose so as to get you to use their apps instead. It is possible to do though if you tinker.
Sign up for the twitter testing group and you can get the new version they just pushed tonight which works on L.
Otherwise it's quite stable for me too
Here is how to install it on your N7. It works just fine.
The reason it is not included is because Adobe themselves have stopped supporting it. Google did not want to include unsupported software.
I had the same problem. I purchased a $6 replacement usb board from Amazon and followed a simple tutorial and now my Nexus 7 is up & running again, completely charging in only a couple of hours.
Unfortunately Hotspot Shield is not Android 4.3 compatible.
The android help desk promised me a few weeks ago that a compatible version would be released in a week.
My annual subscription is now wasted and I could not even use it for two days...
Appreciate if active users of Hotspot shield can take this up with their Android Helpdesk to request for an Android 4.3 version of this application.
Support requests at
Which OS version did you load? They pushed the N7(2012) up to Lollipop (LMY47V, version 5.1.1), but it runs better if you stop at KitKat (KTU48P, version 4.4.4).
Then just run a file system "trimmer" such as this every so often. How often depends on how much data you move around. Light use weekly; heavy use daily.
sorry, my post was not really well thought out or worded. i have already done a good bit of thinking on this and tried two of the apps that others have written for the specific purpose
Exactly like Hers. I tried it out and wasn't really happy with how it looked. no, its not how it looks. it looks fine, but Since i don't want a news feed or the daily XKCD or biking weather tips it ends up being a clock that tells me to "Cheer up, Bud". As it is now her app only uses the top corner of the screen. i do, however, like the face recognition.
i have also tried His and i found it more useful. but the weather api gave me trouble and that is one of the main features i would like to have.
or possibly something with sound activation when i want to wake it up. Possibly google calendar, weather, and the time in a larger font.
Things i want it do show are:
Maybe i am asking to much, but since i have zero experience with writing apps, doing my own is probably not going to fly. i was thinking of trying widgets to accomplish all of it but i am not sure that will work either.
DashClock Is pretty good, and you can add on extensions through the Play Store to make it do other things.
edit: It also has a daydream mode.
The twilight app is a must. The backlight on the nexus is really bright.
No it was activation. The video had no DRM. Looking at the FAQ they dropped the internet requirement in version 1.6e
Groupon had these for $99 a couple weeks ago. They are still $119 with the Asus travel cover (Just an FYI)
ASUS Google Nexus 7 16GB 7" Android Tablet with Full-HD Display and Optional Travel Cover https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-nexus-7-travel-cover-bundle?utm_campaign=UserReferral&utm_medium=email&utm_source=deal_ita
I just flashed my N7 with Paranoid Android. Mainly was looking for something different than stock. There are a bunch of improvements to the OS but nothing too drastic.
There will be. That's because on an average computer USB 1-2.0 ports are rated at 500mA and USB 3.0 ports are rated at 900mA. That's why you were getting a faster charge because the tablet was receiving +/- 400mA more than it was on previous charges with the 2.0 USB port.
Use the app Ampere, like /u/PCLOAD_LETTER mentioned. It's free and will tell you how much output your charging ports are giving your devices. I know on my computer with it's USB 2.0 ports I get about 450mA of output, while the Nexus' wall adapter will give me a little over 1amp of charging output.
Also the cables you use can make a difference in how much power the device receives. Some have higher output ratings than others and you could be limiting how much power your device has to charge without even knowing it. I learned that fact after using USB extension cables to charge my phone for over a year without ever realizing that it was reducing my charge rate by over 300mA. I still use them overnight since a slower rate isn't a bad thing for the battery, but when in a hurry I grab a single cable and a 2 amp charger.
MX Player can be set up to scan your device for playable media, or you can point it at your movies folder. If for some reason MX Player isn't finding your files, I would use ES File Explorer to browse directly to that folder and launch them that way. I don't have a Chromecast, so I can't comment on MX Player's compatibility with it.
There is indeed a fix. This is the zip you need to flash from the bootloader. I have had no problems on the latest nightly once I applied the fix. My keyboard has even stopped randomly disconnecting.
It's an easy fix; I've done it thrice. Unscrew some screws, take out some cables, unstick the old screen from the bezel (SAVE THE ADHESIVE!), restick the new screen, screw back in the screws, and rehook up the cables. Super simple, takes no more than an hour (at most).
I'm using Nova Launcher with the Minimalist ADW Theme.
And here is a backup of my launcher if anyone would like it.
Install magisk and the acc module. https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/magisk/module-magic-charging-switch-cs-v2017-9-t3668427
ACC by default limits charge to 80% and you can even limit it to lower levels. Something around 50% is best for long term use.
I'm afraid your picture isn't very clear, so I could be seeing the wrong thing as the issue. From looking at Ifixit's teardown of the N7 2017, It appears to me that the way the corner is bent back is how the device comes apart. See this illustration for what I mean.
It may be the case that you just need to press it back together again.
Does the usb port feel loose?
Not 100% sure on the '13 but I replaced the I/O cable on my '12.
Just looked at the teardown for the '13. Tough luck unless you got some soldering skills, steadies hands in the land and some balls. Looks like the usb plug is now on a daughter board card.
If this is the case you may just need to start using dropbox/google drive/etc for a lot of transfering
Could be a battery issue.
Easy enough to fix: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Nexus+7+Battery+Replacement/9895
Can be found cheaper on aliexpress but here's a start: http://www.amazon.com/Google-Nexus-Tablet-Replacement-Battery/dp/B00ERKI9AW
If you want to DIY...I cracked my 2012 Nexus 7 as well.
I bought this:
And then I followed this:
Works fine now!
I've seen replacement screens go for around $100 online, for glass and digitizer. According to iFixit, they're super easy to repair (scored an 8/10 on repairability).
Teardown and guide: http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus+7+Teardown/9623/1
Depending on how brave you're feeling, you could get the part and repair it yourself. That's probably what I would do in your position.
i also cracked my screen last week, and i had looked for a replacement screen, and found one on ebay. so i should have it next week sometime. anyways i also found a website. i didnt go thru asus or google, i bought it from walmart and only had it for like 4 days when it happened. and i just happen to lose my receipt (very unlikely for me) which i would have to show walmart to get a replacement. these screens are very fragile and i learned my lesson for not putting a case and screen protector on it. hope this helps though
This poster is correct in everything but in his prediction that it is unlikely to deteriorate. The microusb socket seen here shows the problems you may have. Look to see how that microusb socket is mounted! one of two things could have happened to you, A) either the tiny board that the microusb socket is mounted on has come loose (unlikely) or B) the soulder joints have come loose. If A is the issue just re tighten the screws holding the board to the chassis down but if its B the soulder joints will continue to get worse and worse every time you unplug the device until they eventually break and require re soldering. The good news is that this is very simple and most IT repair shops will be able to do it under a strip and solder kind of service for laptops. (they do the same for laptop DC sockets) My advice. Take it to your local IT repair shop and ask them to take a look. Plus give them this: http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus-7-Teardown/9623/1 Source: 5 years as an IT Tech
Download that and follow the instructions above. It should get you all squared away. I may be meandering away from reddit so, if you have any issues (if any arise, it would be from a problem in the batch script), email me at (edited out email address because op has it and nobody else needs it :)) and I'll et back to my computer and revise it.
Some others have asked for the step by step on how to do it, so here you go:
I can type fast than I can write on a tablet. After numerous stylus failures I just gave up and bought a bluetooth keyboard. I tried the clip-on minisuit but it was too small and is missing a tilde which I use all the time while programming. I've settled on a full size $20 Anker keyboard which is the size of an Apple keyboard. It works great. Just get a stand to prop up your N7 and you basically have a tiny computer.
Unlocking your bootloader and rooting opens the way for you to do far more with your device, basically.
Want to block ads system-wide? Install AdAway from F-Droid.
If you want to customise your device? Xposed Framework gives you the ability to customise areas of Android that can't usually be done without flashing a whole new custom firmware- which sacrifices the advantages of being on stock.
GravityBox is an Xposed tweak that lets you customise just about every aspect of stock Android- the navigation bar, status bar, add/remove Quick Toggles, add PIE controls to Immersive Mode- it just unlocks a lot of functionality you just don't have access to without rooting, with minimal fuss or danger.
The only real downside to rooting's that a few apps from the Play Store (Sky Go, some online banking apps) won't work on rooted devices. But that's a small price to pay for the benefits you get.
The first thing you'll be wanting to use is the Nexus Root Toolkit- root it as soon as you can, if you want to tweak it.
Once that's done, grab Xposed Installer, and use it to install "GravityBox".
That should pretty much cover your rooting/tweaking needs for the interim, unless you want to get into Custom ROMs. Which, given Xposed's functionality, isn't anything like as necessary as it once was.
Past that? Just the usual, really- Nova Launcher, DashClock, and such.
>I know that when you unlock the bootloader, everything is wiped. My understanding is that once this is done you can root/unroot all you like without having to wipe the device. Is this correct?
yes correct. also if you want to you can relock your bootloader and still have root, even flash use clockworkmod while locked. unlocking bootloader was originally supposed to be a temporary thing.
>Once rooted will I receive OTA updates if I stick with the stock ROM and recovery? I understand that I will but will have to re-root unless I have OTA Root Keeper or something like that?
I can't confirm for this device, but on my Nexus S, I still got OTA's with root
>If I do go down the route of custom ROMs, it means every ROM I flash wipes the device and I will have to restore? In regards to backups, does the nandroid backup just contain files and settings etc? i.e. can I use the same nandroid backup on different ROMs to restore my files or is the backup an image of the device including the particular ROM at the time? If I were to restore with this backup will it reinstall whatever ROM was used at the time of backup?
You can flash overtop, but it's not recommended because it breaks things. the steps to install a rom using clockworkmod recovery are as follow.
Boot into recovery
Install optional kernel
Nandroid backs up all data that IS NOT on your SDCARD, your apps will be intact, but the data for the app may not. to backup the sdcard you can use titanium. Nandroid will backup the ROM with all settings for that rom. Yes it will reinstall the ROM if you restore the nandroid.
you may want to read up on how partitions work in regard to Android here
Lets see how much I can help you here, First for syncing: I don't know of any way to sync apps directly and I'm not sure why you would want to do that. As for how to install apps to both devices easily the online Play store lets you install apps remotely and it's not hard to install to multiple devices just using the drop down list. (One device then the other, not two in one action). I'm not sure on the specifics but I think Android Beam lets you share apps as well so you could look into that.
For locking apps APP Lock has gotten the job done for me, has a few ways to quickly toggle the lock on and off.
If you just don't want your kids getting into your email you can also Disable the Gmail app (System Settings > Apps > ALL(Swipe right to left twice) > Gmail > Uninstall updates > Disable (Uninstall updates replaces the disable button, so if you can't find the uninstall updates don't worry, just click disable.)
Hope you can figure it all out! The online Play Store is really a great way to install and uninstall apps, I use it all the time and love it.
Also, look into the Google Account sync settings, if you want to limit the Google Account for the kids tablet disabling certain sync features will stop things like email giving notifications.
The replacement screen is only 52.49 on Amazon
All you need is your fingernails, a guitar pick, or in a pinch a credit card, and a small #0 screwdriver, a heat gun or hair dryer (or you can leave it in the sun for 20-30 minutes)
I replaced mine the other day. Only took about 20-30 minutes.
>Haven't used it in ages but I think you can try AirDroid for wireless file transfers. Hope that helps
I would run a webdav server instead, I've had decent luck with this: link. You can easily map it to a drive on Windows and Linux has native support. Even better if the device is rooted, you can access anything.
AirDroid is mighty slick but in my experience it often spits out corrupt .zip files - test it carefully before going this route.
Check out Portal. It is super simple as long as your computer and tablet are on the same LAN. It doesn't send the files through any central server on the Internet or anything. Transfer is just direct across the LAN.
Install the app on your tablet. When you want to transfer a file, open a browser on your computer, go to http://portal.pushbullet.com/, launch the app on your tablet, and use your tablet's camera to scan the QR code that the web page shows. You then just drag and drop files into the web browser and they will transfer to the tablet over wifi. It'll probably even be faster than your usual USB 2.0 transfers.
It's also nice in that it doesn't require anything be installed on the PC except a browser, which makes it easy to grab files from other PCs. For example, if I'm visiting my parents and want to grab a file, I can just use the normal process with Portal. My phone is already on their wifi, and all I need on their PC is a browser...
Brought my Nexus back to life recently and messed around with a bunch of ways to try to get 5.1.1 running nice.
I found 5.1.1 doesn't slow down too much if you have trimmer running twice a day ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fifthelement.trimmer&hl=en_GB ). Changing the kernel to Franco ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.franco.kernel.free&hl=en_GB ) and then converting everything to F2FS did speed things up a bit and means you don't need Trimmer running, however it's a lot of fiddling to get everything converted to F2FS for stock.
Currently running cyanogenmod 12.1 (5.1) on F2FS, which is running quite well but the nexus runs extremely slow if I try to download something and use another app at the same time.
Currently considering just rolling back to 4.4....
Not sure if you saw, but I edited my response to add what I use currently, which is Komik, in case you haven't tried it. It's pretty good.
I'm loading my comics into the Challenger library... it's taking a while. Avengers. :)
You are probably going to want to install a File Manager and a Notepad app from the Google Play Store. There are many free and paid apps that do this. Here are some free options.
A basic File Manager: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.openintents.filemanager
And a basic Notepad: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mightyfrog.android.simplenotepad
When you click (or hold down) on the document in the File Manager is should ask you how you want to open the document. Just choose the Notepad.
Same issue too. I used Superbeam Pro for WiFi Direct transfers and that seems to also produced corrupted transfers. It's not something I'm overly concerned about but a friend linked me this which I have yet to try; claimed it solves the problem.
Do you think immersive mode (like when you watch a video) would be enough? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gmd.immersive&hl=en_GB
Otherwise to take it one step further, if you have root you could disable the navbar and use pie controls (xposed and gravitybox)
The original charger should be fine, but cables aren't all created equal. I use Ampere to compare the charging rate with various cables... Don't put too much stock in the absolute values displayed, just use it to compare. :)
I just checked my N7 now and it didn't indicate more than 740 mA with either the original cable or my phone cable. I tried both my Anker 5-port charger that I usually use, as well as the original N7 charger, no difference. My cables are both two years old though, so they could be flaking.
Google Updates will continue to install OTA as normal without any dependency on the USB port. You need to be above a certain charge level to install new Updates but not plugged in.
As for Custom Roms (or forcing an OTA flash from Google early), if you are rooted, you should be able to install a custom recovery and new roms directly from the device using something like Rom Manager.
That is however a tad risky as you won't have USB to fall back on if something goes wrong. You can use the recovery to restore any bad flashes but if the recovery somehow gets knackered then you'll be stuck without the ability to reflash it from the bootloader.
Replacing the USB connector is a bit of a hassle... either need a complete daughterboard replacement or to solder a new connector on.
If you don't have a rom that has an easycap kernel module bundled in easiest thing might be to get this app and a UTV007 (preferred) or stk1160 based easycap (some sellers don't say which chip it has so it's a pain)
I ended up with stk1160 which works, but had some color issues which were supposedly fixed today.
Look up an application called SoundAbout.
It allows you to choose what type of input is connected, I used it when my old phone had a shitty headphone jack that would constantly disconnect/connect.
You know what here you go.
I'm going to recommend Tablet Talk
I've use both Tablet Talk and Mighty Text and find Tablet Talk to be a much better experience (less glitchy).
It costs a couple of bucks but it's well worth it.
ES File Explorer has a function for sending stuff over wifi to other devices on your network... dunno if that will help you in this case though. As /u/GranPC noted, you probably need root to get to those files. If you do have root though, that app will let you grab anything from just about any part of the file system.
I found the solution, there is this app called Rocker Locker which disables the volume buttons changing the notification volume and now it only changes the media volume, I have a 2013 Nexus 7 and it worked for me.
Do a key test. Take your keys and aggressively try and scratch your screen. If it makes a scratch, then a screen protector would have been nice. I used to work at Verizon Wireless and I sold Screen protectors because I was pressured to sell as many accessories as possible with each phone. The truth is that these devices are now manufactured with scratch resistant glass. I know that a lot of phones have gorilla glass from Corning. I am not sure what the N7 has without looking it up.
Edit: Looks like it's not "Gorilla" glass but it is scratch resistant.
No, but these will work for the nexus 4: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q9s9tou3by72zn8/N4_421_stock_kernel_and_components.zip?m
I had to flash both to get back to stock for the OTA update.
I did this a few days ago, but I just followed the instructions on the developer's site. Seemed easier, and I didn't need to do anything with the Android SDK or Windows Device manager. Also, it works on non-rooted devices over USB. You only need to be rooted if you want to use it over Wifi or Bluetooth.
Edit: I'll also note that if you are currently using Synergy, you'll need to disable it because they interfere with one another.
If you're looking for e-reading, I recommend you look at the Nexus 7 2013. It's going to be a little more expensive, but the bump in resolution makes a huge difference. Another option I'd look at is the Nook GlowLight. I'm a fan of Barnes & Noble's eReader over the kindle because the device is a little more open. For example, you can use Adobe Digital Editions to throw pretty much any ePub on it.
It may be a problem with the version that's available for download now. I had success with a previous version, then some LG updates broke it. Finally got it working again with 1.95.2, but I see that .4 is the version available for downloading... give me a bit, I'll get the version I have that works uploaded and post a link.
Here ya go: https://www.dropbox.com/s/x40mkpmzwd98cmz/FoxFi1952.apk
You can still download and install flash on your N7. The reason (as far as I know) is Adobe is no longer updating flash and Android does not want applications that are not supported.
Might take a little bit of time, but here is the full Step by Step!
If you have any further questions let me know!
http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/14/Civilization.html Abandonware is still a pretty grey area. As a caveat I just want to say I actually own the original boxed civilization :). But you can download it there.
edit PROOF because everyone says they own it, just wanted to prove it since I in fact own a couple thousand pc games.
It was as hard as clicking "Install" from the Play Store. Then I just made a folder on my Nexus called DosBox, unzipped Dune 2 into its own folder in there. Then I just fired up aDosBox. Your "C:\" becomes the root of your internal storage.
The first screenshot in that album is what you get when you start it up. Then I just CD'ed into \dosbox\dune2 and ran the dune2 executable. (The first screenshot is all those steps right up to before hitting enter to start the game.)
The thing you have to remember is that Android (as opposed to iOS) has a real, accessible filesystem behind the scenes and it's ridiculously easy to use and navigate, which also makes it super simple for aDosBox to map your internal storage as a C:\ drive for you to use.
The N7 is the superior all around tablet, while the Nook HD is superior for what its designed to do. If your primary reason for having the tablet is reading, I'd stick with the Nook HD. The main reason is the superior screen, with a higher DPI and screen size. This is assuming you could verify you'd be able to side load all desired apps and have them perform decently. I'd focus on making sure high res video and games run smoothly and apps that may have security checks like the FIOS ones you listed run as well. In addition, I would make sure adding new apps isn't something you want to do all the time, otherwise this will become very tedious. If any of those checks fail and you're not flexible in your requirements, you have already made your decision to get the N7. Personally, I'd root the Nook HD and stick with it for your use case but if you're new to this I can understand why you wouldn't.
The Android app has LendMe http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-for-android/379003595/ . In general, it seems LendMe is somewhat limited in what books you can lend and how long/often. If this was an important feature for you, I'd look into this.
on a Nexus, you don't really need a custom rom for anything. rooted stock and the GravityBox module through Xposed Framework will give you more to customize than what CM can. that and Nova Launcher will give you everything you would likely ever need from custom. there's the best solution for a Tilapia with finicky H+ on custom roms. if data works flawlessly on stock, and even stable CM 10.2 Tilapia roms don't have reliable H+, then make everything else work on stock.
if you were expecting anything else from a custom rom, a rooted Nexus on its stock rom will likely have the option in some way. if you need anything else, let me know so I can find you a solution that will work on stock.
Look up the xposed framework and GravityBox (KK) for the best array of visual mods post-root.
Have fun fiddling!
When I can find my Nexus 7 (it's somewhere in moving boxes atm) I am going to give http://www.phoenixos.com/phoenixos a shot. I have a keyboard case and honestly I like the way they make it more like a desktop with android apps.
You could probably download the stock ROM and transfer it over via Airdroid, boot in to recovery and flash the stock ROM.
MAKE SURE YOU DOWNLOAD THE RIGHT ROM FOR YOUR DEVICE, the one linked is 4.4.2 stock for the 2013 N7 WIFI
To boot in to recovery you turn off the tablet and hold Power+ Volume Down.
As for relocking the bootloader or restoring the stock recovery I haven't a clue how to do it without access to the USB port.
edit: fixed link to flashable zip
I know you said you've tried other cables but I'm going to say the cable(s) is the problem.
If other USB devices are working then the USB port on your Mac is good.
If the phone isn't showing the debugging icon or asking you to authorize device then the phone isn't detecting it's connected to the computer.
Just to double check, install Android File Transfer on your Mac and see if it'll detect your phone.
Google removed adaway and adblock from the store awhile back, since they make their money from selling ads.
It's easy to find with a web search. I got it on f-droid:
Install F-Droid app store and get AdAway
Get Better Battery Stats If you want to know what's drainin !
Also, did you flash a custom recovery ? Create a nandroid backup !!
If you want to try a new Rom, CM11 is beautifull =) My battery life is much better.
You can automate it all as well - depending on your viewing habbits.
I have setup utorrent to auto-download when new tv shows come out basically go to somewhere like this - make a username and select all the tv shows you like, Then in utorrent add the RSS feed and set it to auto download everything that appears in it At the end of each day, therenamer will run and move all the downloaded tv shows (You will want to setup labels to get this working correctly in utorrent) into a separate drive to the downloads and keeps them organized for easy scrapping by media portal. (XBMC is a good alternative to media portal but I like the layout in Media Portal - personal preference really) Media Portal is set to update the database when it loads. You could set this up on your laptop fairly easily and then leave it connected to the tv and use your tablet for everything else.
For movies there isn't the same type of automation, but therenamer can do movies as well and media portal will handle all the scrapping. There are ways to setup utorrent so you can tell it to download something on the laptop from your tablet as well
One day I will write a guide for all this in one place, but a bit of googling will get you in the right direction
I've been researching the same issues. It seems that you should be able to accomplish what you want with the doubletwist app
I have not tried this myself and can't say anything about the reliability, legality or stability of the solution they propose. It probably isn't apple sanctioned that's for sure :)
I've been pretty apple exclusive since I had a very bad time with a shitty HTC desire a few years ago, but the Nexus 7 has me wanting to give android a second shot.
Does Dosbox on the N7 support zooming and panning? That might make the power-lines easier.
Personally I just keep wishing for some one-handed thumbstick gamepad for things like this. Basically something like this:
You can download the Adobe Flash APK, however Firefox Beta seems to be the only tablet browser that can read this apk.
Here's a step by step on how to.
I bought one of these - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Google-Asus-Nexus-Sleeve-Case/dp/B008GR2MMS/ref=tsm_1_tp_un_it and I'm pretty happy with it. £4 and it fits perfectly, even with a stylus/pen in there too.
Photo of mine in action: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1owbliop6a8mken/2012-07-24%2016.04.18.jpg
If you are feeling adventurous, you could always try following instead of sending it back.
If I recall correctly, there is a "hidden" feature that keeps the screen from turning off when it's plugged in. To access it, you need to go to your settings and about device, tap on the build number like seven times and that will enable a special "developer options" menu, I remember seeing an option there to keep the screen awake while charging.
As for what app to use, you can just set a screensaver to a clock, or download Xscreensaver from the Play Store or directly from the developer's website - I don't know exactly what screensavers ship, but it's definitely a lot to choose from.
Or you can skip screensavers and do it in widgets. Spotify has widget. If it's stopping it may be getting killed in the background, I'm not sure when they started doing battery saver but see if you have that and if turning it off solves the problem.
I'm finding it difficult to find a case I like. I want a nice simple one like the official Amazon Kindle cover but have yet to find one. Treeglue are the closest but perversely I just want one of their designs in a tough molded plastic...
All you need is a replacement charging port, I bought this one for $6 off amazon here. Replacement guide on ifixit. All you need is a philips head screwdriver. Took me less than 10 minutes all in. Only problem is the port is a little more recessed than OEM, I just use a microusb cable with a lower profile head.
I did this just a couple weeks ago. I was getting maybe 30 minutes screen on time, plus it would often drop suddenly. I'd be at 70% one minute and then shutting down with a dead battery a minute later...
I bought from the link below on Amazon. Getting the case off without cracking anything was a bit tricky, but the rest was easy enough. I followed instructions on ifixit.
Depending on your reason for putting it in a book, maybe one of these cases would meet your needs. I had one, and was going to offer it to you for the cost of postage, but I can't find it. Might have thrown it away when I cleaned my office.
Followed that thread and used TunnelBear VPN to connect to US(I'm in US) and I was finally able to install Netflix. Very strange.
I had previously tried many of the other suggestions, including changing the DNS on my router.
Edit: As an update, I also have Private Internet Access. I was attempting to download an extension for DashClock. I was getting the 497 error. I connected to the Midwest server on PIA and still got the error on multiple attempts. I connected to the Seattle server and I was able to download it without issue.
It seems as if these issues are only affecting certain apps. I was able to download the PIA app without a problem.
Wow, you weren't kidding... $179 on Amazon, $202 on eBay. That is insane.
What about this one? http://www.amazon.com/Kit-Charging-Cradle-Google-Nexus/dp/B00GP20PYS/
If you really want to make your own, I don't have the specifications but I did find someone who made a technical model of it.. he wanted to make his own custom dock too. Pogo pins are specifically mentioned. You should be able to get the sizes and spacing from this.
Is the one I use. Been using this brand of cases for all my phones/tablets for a few years now and they really are tough. They come in various colors.
I have been using the Devicewear Ridge since I got my Nexus 7 and I love it. It ticks every box for me. Makes it easier to hold, gives me a stand to watch movies, protects the screen when it's in my bag. I love it.
EDIT: because I linked to the 2012 version instead of the 2013
I use this one, but I've found I'm not at all a fan of folio cases.
I haven't had any issues with lollipop. The selection of cases haven't seemed to have changed but I need a more robust case then the one I have from Poetic and will be getting this one: Seidio DILEX Case with Multi-Purpose Cover for Google Nexus 7 (BD2-CSK3ASN72-GR) (2013) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GO8EA8A/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_Vk22ub0CNBJ68 edit: There is a difference in size between the N7 2012 and the 2013 version.
9 inches, figured that would be obvious.
But really, the N7's are being phased out. They're fine for cheap, small tablets. I love mine and use it every day, but if I was buying a tablet, I'd buy something that's built to work on the new OS.
As I said, my N7 just gets worse by the day. Shittier battery life, constant freezes, random self-restarts, hang-ups in apps, ghost touches.
I wouldn't feel right if I recommended a N7 to somebody without mentioning all of the issues I have and that other people have had.
I'm currently using Storage Analyzer & Disk Usage.
Disk Usage is another decent tool with an alternative view on finding large files.
Both have served me well.
So first of all it works fine on Marshmallow and I'm not sure why the other guys in this thread said otherwise. All you need to do is change one line and add one line to your buildprop. If you are rooted then you can use this app. If you have any questions or problems don't hesitate to ask.
This looks pretty decent, although it is not free.
This is a video showing it working.
I really like OSMAND you can download by country and then it uses the GPS and your offline data
google maps can do this by region as well if I recall
open street maps android
Titanium Backup if you're rooted. If not, manually copypasting the saves and take comfort in that you'll definitely root them after the update to make these thing simpler.
That's odd. Are you using the stock ROM? I use it on my N9 N7 and N6P with no issues. On the tablets it does force landscape but only while the app is in the foreground. After closing the app both tablets return to normal.
Maybe you would have better luck with this: http://www.xda-developers.com/recordr-the-advanced-sound-recorder/. It's free and ad free.