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    Default Nexus froze. Any way to hard reset or power off?

    For some reason, my Nexus 7 froze on the homescreen. Right now, it's just stuck in a state where the screen is dimly lit and won't turn off. I tried to power it off by holding down the sleep/wake button, but it isn't working. Any way to force it to power off or hard reset? Or am I stuck waiting for the battery to run out?
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    Default Re: Nexus froze. Any way to hard reset or power off?

    try holding power button for at least 10 sec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evo4g View Post
    try holding power button for at least 10 sec.
    This. Just hold it until it powers down.

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    Default Re: Nexus froze. Any way to hard reset or power off?

    Strangely enough, it shut off by itself. Still not sure what happened. Thanks though!
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    Default Re: Nexus froze. Any way to hard reset or power off?

    I had a similar problem last night. I am running Apex Launcher so I can get my homescreen in landscape mode and initially thought that was what caused the problem.

    The power button for 10 sec was able to force a reboot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evo4g View Post
    try holding power button for at least 10 sec.
    Your idea worked great! My husband's three week old Nexus 7 tablet had a black screen and wouldn't turn on. I tried your idea and after 12 seconds - the screen lit back up! Thanks so much for the suggestion.
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    I had just unlocked my Nexus 7 yesterday to be able to use Stick Mount, along with OTG. Everything was fine.

    Today I tried Type Fresh to install some Indian Fonts (Tamil) on it. I tried by backing up current fonts from Nexus 7 and adding the new fonts to the backed-up folder and then tried to restore the font files. At the end of the process Type Fresh started th rebooting process and got hung up. When I tried to reboot, Nexus would not reboot. The Google text comes up and then switches to flashing the colorful letter "X", but no further. Anybody help with this mess I have gotten into?

    Thank you.

    RaliR
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    Default Re: Nexus froze. Any way to hard reset or power off?

    Hi Everybody,

    Thanks to the WugFresh Root Tool Kit, I am able to get back in business. I had just gotten rooted and unlocked yesterday, but unfortunately I did not think to backup because i was still tooling around. So I still have quite a bit of recovery to do.

    By pressing power, vol+ and vol- buttons together, I was able to boot to the Android Recovery step and the Root Tool Kit did the rest.

    Thank you all.

    Regards
    RaliR
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    My N7 was working great since when they first shipped. It did freeze up on a reboot trying to delete the game Six Shooter. After a hour trying to fix it I held the power button for 10 seconds and it then finished the reboot. I was ready to send it back to be fixed till I read this thread.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
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    I've just been reviewing a number of different forum solutions as my nexus 7 wouldn't power up. I had tried pressing buttons for all recommended times and sequences but nothing was working. Took the back off and noticed battery connection was not in properly. Repositioned the battery and reinserted the connect, voila.... Powered up fine. On charge now. While not ideal problem, love that I could fix this myself without having to take to a repair shop.
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    Default Re: Nexus froze. Any way to hard reset or power off?

    I have made a tutorial on how to fix the problem it is here:
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    Default Re: Nexus froze. Any way to hard reset or power off?

    i know it seems simple, but this really helped. Thank you!

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