1. Danny Vaper's Avatar
    Well, considering I know nothing about tech, I was hoping someone would answer my questions and help me out with my N7.

    How long should it take to charge? I started Charging it at 12 p.m. And it was only at 91 percent at 5 p.m.

    What does flashing mean? What is a ROM, and do I want or need one?

    Is there a link to a tutorial that can teach me all of these things? Thanks for any help I appreciate it.

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    12-30-2013 04:39 PM
  2. Danny Vaper's Avatar
    Also, what is sideloading?

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    12-30-2013 05:02 PM
  3. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    Was your device all the way to 0% when you plugged it in? I wouldn't let it completely discharge before charging. If plugged into the wall, it shouldn't take more than 5 hours to fully charge.

    There are usually answers for all your questions in AC, either in the forums or search by key words.

    Sideloading is just downloading something from a site other than Google Play Store; a third party site.

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    12-30-2013 05:16 PM
  4. Danny Vaper's Avatar
    Was your device all the way to 0% when you plugged it in? I wouldn't let it completely discharge before charging. If plugged into the wall, it shouldn't take more than 5 hours to fully charge.

    There are usually answers for all your questions in AC, either in the forums or search by key words.

    Sideloading is just downloading something from a site other than Google Play Store; a third party site.

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    Its was only down to 40% when I plugged it in. I connected the battery properly yesterday and thought I had solved the problem. Thanks

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    12-30-2013 05:37 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are you using the original charger, and is it plugged into a wall outlet? That's always the fastest way to charge. 3rd party chargers might not provide the same amount of current, and might charge the device more slowly. If you're trying to charge by plugging into a computer's USB outlet, it will definitely charge more slowly.

    Was the device on for much of the time you were charging it? That is, were you using it? Actively using the tablet while charging will also slow down the rate of charge.
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    12-30-2013 09:36 PM
  6. Danny Vaper's Avatar
    Are you using the original charger, and is it plugged into a wall outlet? That's always the fastest way to charge. 3rd party chargers might not provide the same amount of current, and might charge the device more slowly. If you're trying to charge by plugging into a computer's USB outlet, it will definitely charge more slowly.

    Was the device on for much of the time you were charging it? That is, were you using it? Actively using the tablet while charging will also slow down the rate of charge.
    Yeah, now that I think about it, I was using it while I was charging. I should've factored that in. Thanks!

    Another question. Does my N7 have to be rooted to have a ROM installed? Thanks!

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    12-30-2013 10:04 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yes, you need to root any device in order to install a custom ROM. I don't have any rooting experience, but there are many on this site and others who do. Here's a subforum for that discussion: Google Nexus 7 (2012) Rooting, ROMs, & Hacks - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com. I would suggest, however, that you gain a fair amount of experience with Android before venturing into the custom ROM world, because you can very easily render your N7 useless with one wrong step!
    12-30-2013 10:11 PM
  8. Danny Vaper's Avatar
    Yes, you need to root any device in order to install a custom ROM. I don't have any rooting experience, but there are many on this site and others who do. Here's a subforum for that discussion: Google Nexus 7 (2012) Rooting, ROMs, & Hacks - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com. I would suggest, however, that you gain a fair amount of experience with Android before venturing into the custom ROM world, because you can very easily render your N7 useless with one wrong step!
    Thanks for the help, l really appreciate it. If I clear the cache of my apps will this erase any of the games memory? Thanks again!

    Posted via Android Central App with 2012 N7
    12-31-2013 06:22 AM
  9. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Thanks for the help, l really appreciate it. If I clear the cache of my apps will this erase any of the games memory? Thanks again!

    Posted via Android Central App with 2012 N7
    Dunno but Barnabas Collins! Wow I miss that show.

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    12-31-2013 06:39 AM
  10. Danny Vaper's Avatar
    Dunno but Barnabas Collins! Wow I miss that show.

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    Dark Shadows fan here. They just played all of the original series on TV a few weeks ago. It was great. I'm still afraid to watch the remake of it with Johnny Depp. I'm afraid that they might have messed it up. Lol!

    Posted via Android Central App with 2012 N7
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    12-31-2013 07:38 AM
  11. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Dark Shadows fan here. They just played all of the original series on TV a few weeks ago. It was great. I'm still afraid to watch the remake of it with Johnny Depp. I'm afraid that they might have messed it up. Lol!

    Posted via Android Central App with 2012 N7
    Lucky you! I love the original. The remake in the 90s was pretty good but it didn't catch on. The new movie - I feel the same as you about it. :rolleyes:

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    12-31-2013 07:40 AM
  12. Danny Vaper's Avatar
    Lucky you! I love the original. The remake in the 90s was pretty good but it didn't catch on. The new movie - I feel the same as you about it. :rolleyes:

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    Yes the 90's remake was actually very decent.

    Posted via Android Central App with 2012 N7
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    12-31-2013 09:42 AM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Thanks for the help, l really appreciate it. If I clear the cache of my apps will this erase any of the games memory? Thanks again!

    Posted via Android Central App with 2012 N7
    I'm not sure--never tested that out myself.
    12-31-2013 10:04 AM
  14. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    Lucky you! I love the original. The remake in the 90s was pretty good but it didn't catch on. The new movie - I feel the same as you about it. :rolleyes:

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    Netflix is removing the original Dark Shadows series from its library. So it will no longer be available via Netflix.
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    12-31-2013 11:05 AM
  15. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Netflix is removing the original Dark Shadows series from its library. So it will no longer be available via Netflix.
    I didn't know they had it. Now I'm sad they won't. :-/ I wonder if anyone else will have it. Hulu?

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    12-31-2013 11:40 AM
  16. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Yes the 90's remake was actually very decent.

    Posted via Android Central App with 2012 N7
    Either one of them has to be better Than Johnny Depp as Barnabas! I can't even imagine that... :-/ :what:

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    12-31-2013 11:41 AM
  17. Danny Vaper's Avatar
    Either one of them has to be better Than Johnny Depp as Barnabas! I can't even imagine that... :-/ :what:

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    Lmao! I agree.

    Posted via Android Central App with 2012 N7
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    12-31-2013 01:29 PM
  18. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Lmao! I agree.

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    12-31-2013 01:56 PM

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