1. a tired smile's Avatar
    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?
    08-23-2012 05:50 PM
  2. Evo4g's Avatar
    try holding power button for at least 10 sec.
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    08-23-2012 06:30 PM
  3. dmmarck's Avatar
    try holding power button for at least 10 sec.
    This. Just hold it until it powers down.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
    08-23-2012 06:33 PM
  4. a tired smile's Avatar
    Strangely enough, it shut off by itself. Still not sure what happened. Thanks though!
    08-23-2012 06:40 PM
  5. grooks's Avatar
    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.
    08-24-2012 11:26 AM
  6. debbiedarline's Avatar
    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.
    09-11-2012 11:35 AM
  7. RALIR's Avatar
    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
    10-02-2012 11:34 AM
  8. RALIR's Avatar
    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
    10-02-2012 12:45 PM
  9. Shilohcane's Avatar
    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
    10-02-2012 12:58 PM
  10. emmerson2013's Avatar
    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.
    04-16-2013 06:58 AM
  11. theresistance's Avatar
    I have made a tutorial on how to fix the problem it is here:
    08-21-2013 05:53 PM
  12. Ben Price's Avatar
    i know it seems simple, but this really helped. Thank you!
    02-09-2014 11:34 AM
  13. gill welsh's Avatar
    try holding power button for at least 10 sec.

    Thanks so much, worked 100%
    07-24-2014 05:59 AM
  14. Judy Ann Siban's Avatar
    my Nexus 5 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? help
    03-13-2015 07:21 AM
  15. Legobricke's Avatar
    Press and hold power for thirty seconds... That should do it.
    03-14-2015 08:44 AM
  16. Goldwolf26's Avatar
    Thank u good sir
    02-08-2016 12:15 AM
  17. Sware A's Avatar
    The ten seconds hold worked!! thanks
    06-04-2016 05:59 PM
  18. PerryPing's Avatar
    Same, it happened to me too. While I'm watching YouTube, it just turned paused then froze. So I decided to click power button to sleep then click again to awake, it was all froze and black light, also touching screen is not working. I kept hold power button to turn it "POWER OFF." Then I turned it back on, It kept froze after few minutes. I was so mad. I need someone help me to fix it. I have no idea how to do it. I tried to find other site the way to fix it but there's none of them help me. Anyone have an ideas? Please reply me this comment below or EMAIL to (Email address removed by Moderator)Please don't spam my email.

    Thank you,
    Perry Ping
    10-04-2016 10:59 PM
  19. dpham00's Avatar
    Mod Note,please do not post your email address on this public forum
    10-04-2016 11:22 PM
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