02-23-2015 11:33 PM
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  1. royal hussar's Avatar
    Hi Guys, After several days of frustration having updated to 5 on Sunday via the Google Notification ( my 7 is standard not routed etc ) I thought I would have to do a factory reset. Checked my receipt for purchase and it was infact 20th November 2012 and the store John Lewis provides a 2 year warranty. So I take Nexus and receipt in the hope that a day or so won't matter and something can be done. Anyway very helpful staff who were largely unaware of the problem but who all had 7s on the old OS who were very grateful for the heads up and, immediately started searching the media to confirm what I was saying about the new OS trashing the Tablet. One of the guys went to call ASUS. who make the beast and came back with it will need to be factory reset for it to work properly.. Thanks Google. Anyway long story short FACtORY RESET and all is fine with one exception Facebook does sometimes drop out. So no choice Back up your stuff and go for it.No doubt there will be a few app updates inc FB soon
    11-23-2014 03:23 AM
  2. markst's Avatar
    I've done numerous factory resets and same problems are there. Sluggish, Facebook, etc...
    barthawk and tx_sue like this.
    11-23-2014 07:49 AM
  3. Griff88's Avatar
    Give it a few days and it will be as slow as hell again.

    I installed LP5 from a ROM which effectively wiped everything and started from scratch. All was great for a week and the N7 felt like it was brand new again. Then it started slowing down... It's now about as much use as a paperweight.
    11-23-2014 02:52 PM
  4. hoosiermama2799's Avatar
    I did a second factory reset last night after clearing cache. It was better at first, but is slow again. Turning off Google Now definitely helps. Facebook is awful. The build on the 2012 is LRX21P. The build on my Nexus 9 is LRX21R. The Nexus 9 is really smooth. I'm very disappointed with Lollipop on the 2012 N7. I'm hoping a fix will come out soon.
    11-23-2014 03:59 PM
  5. xzb6np's Avatar
    Same here it's real bad on !y 2012
    11-23-2014 05:36 PM
  6. elvee68's Avatar
    I don't have Facebook on my tablet, so maybe that's why I am not having issues with lollipop. I have been reading a lot of folks reporting Facebook, Lollipop and slowdown in the same sentence. Sounds like to me it is a Facebook problem not Google. The bad thing is people are blaming Google for it.

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    11-24-2014 04:56 PM
  7. frankenhooker's Avatar
    Lollipop ran terrible on my device and I didn't have Facebook installed either, people are blaming Google because they released an OS into the wild that shouldn't of passed testing, at least on the Nexus 7. A factory reset and the other tweaks worked initially, but within a couple of hours it was grinding to a halt.

    I'm running KitKat again, I won't go near Lollipop this side of Christmas.
    mkhilario likes this.
    11-24-2014 06:57 PM
  8. drew_t's Avatar
    I'm two days post-factory reset, with fairly heavy use of the tablet, and I haven't seen any degradation of performance. I use the Google Now launcher; I do not gave Facebook. I get some random delays in responding to commands and occasional slowness in screen graphics drawing, and scrolling between home screens and the Google Now screen is not buttery smooth. I have had a little trouble with listening to podcasts while simultaneously trying to view graphically intensive websites, but otherwise it's functional overall.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    11-24-2014 10:33 PM
  9. royal hussar's Avatar
    well I am still running ok with one exception regarding email which I will post a new topic on
    11-25-2014 09:02 AM
  10. wupperpupper's Avatar
    What did you do to get back to Kit Kat? I did the factory reset and it just gave me lollipop still. I'm not the most technical person so I'd really appreciate info on how to get rid of lollipop.
    11-25-2014 03:43 PM
  11. Lasermn's Avatar
    I do run facebook, and I did a Factory reset and cleared the cache. The tablet is not running very well compared to Kit Kat. It has slowed down quite a bit and seems to chew through the battery. I am still hopeful though, that as apps provide updates my tablet will settle down and run better. I just hope my 1st gen MOTO X isn't screwed up as badly as the tablet was! I will delay that OTA as long as possible!
    11-25-2014 07:15 PM
  12. tx_sue's Avatar
    same problems here too.
    11-28-2014 05:59 PM
  13. ThreeChordMonte's Avatar
    Factory reset does NOT work. In fact, I'd say this update is broken at the very least. Chrome is completely unusable. The lag is ridiculous. Brain dead monkeys could code better than this. Do you Beta Test Google? I can't even use YOUR browser. Idiots. Absolute idiots.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-28-2014 11:31 PM
  14. xzb6np's Avatar
    Ya the reset helps a not but I still can barely use my device now.
    11-29-2014 09:32 AM
  15. Bazza1's Avatar
    Seems to be - as reported in these forums and others - less than a 30% success rate with a factory reset achieving a (lasting) resolution, so I'm tempted to give it a pass.
    Worst offenders so far are the aforementioned Facebook and, weirdly, Google's own Chrome browser - both slow and unstable in my experience.
    Android Lollipop.1, where are you?

    ADDENDUM: Deleted Facebook app. Added Dolphin Browser - together with its companion add-on Dolphin Connect to my desktop Firefox (also for Chrome and Safari) for sync - and I've regained zippiness and stability on the browser front. Also, incidentally, on the Facebook front as I easily access it from the browser.

    Now, about the rest of the experience on Lollipop...
    11-29-2014 10:35 AM
  16. Seronac's Avatar
    I'm about 24 hours into a factory reset of my N7 (2012) and it seems to be doing fine, aside from the occasional lag. Knock on wood!

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    11-30-2014 02:13 AM
  17. Roosterman's Avatar
    Seems to be - as reported in these forums and others - less than a 30% success rate with a factory reset achieving a (lasting) resolution, so I'm tempted to give it a pass.
    Worst offenders so far are the aforementioned Facebook and, weirdly, Google's own Chrome browser - both slow and unstable in my experience.
    Android Lollipop.1, where are you?

    ADDENDUM: Deleted Facebook app. Added Dolphin Browser - together with its companion add-on Dolphin Connect to my desktop Firefox (also for Chrome and Safari) for sync - and I've regained zippiness and stability on the browser front. Also, incidentally, on the Facebook front as I easily access it from the browser.

    Now, about the rest of the experience on Lollipop...
    Thanks for the pointer to dolphin. Chrome is so bad I can't stand it. I'll give dolphin a try.
    11-30-2014 05:42 PM
  18. ThreeChordMonte's Avatar
    Installed Dolphin Browser. Works sooooo much better thank Chrome. One less piece of BS to contend with on 5.0. Nice job Google. Way to drive people away from your browser.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-30-2014 09:08 PM
  19. krouri's Avatar
    My Nexus 7 became unusable after the Android 5.0 lollipop update, so i decided to do a factory reset default. Once it finished the reset it turned on o the first screen where it asks for languages but all is grayed out! Nothing i touch does anything! Any way to fix this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    12-01-2014 12:16 AM
  20. Roosterman's Avatar
    Dophin makes the N7 useable at least as far as a browser goes.
    Bazza1 likes this.
    12-01-2014 06:39 AM
  21. mededitor's Avatar
    Like others, I was getting myself more and more confused while reading about ways to "downgrade" my Nexus 7 (2012) back to KitKat (or JellyBean) or re-installing a factory image of Lollipop (which I didn't want to do).

    I found a video on YouTube that finally made sense to me. I ran the video on my HTC One while I had my Nexus 7 attached to my Mac for "downgrading." I paused the video whenever I needed to type a command and it worked for me the first time! My Nexus 7 is now running better than ever with no lag or stutters. Yes, it means wiping your device, but it was well worth it in my opinion.

    This video is aimed toward Mac-users, but is very easily translated for PC users---just don't do the "./" step toward the end of the video.


    I hope it helps someone. I couldn't stand Lollipop on my Nexus 7, the lags were terrible. Plus, I don't like some of the features such as the combined mailbox, the lack of silent mode, no "Gallery," etc. I know that a clean install of Lollipop might have solved the lagging, but I much prefer JellyBean or KitKat as an OS.

    JMO.
    CarbonOak likes this.
    12-01-2014 05:39 PM
  22. Dmjohn29's Avatar
    Thank you for that. While I'm still waiting for the OTA update, it's nice to know there's an easy to follow way to get back to 4.4.4.
    12-01-2014 08:14 PM
  23. Seronac's Avatar
    So, less than a week after doing a factory reset to try to get Lollipop to work, my N7 has slowed to a crawl. Unless someone can give me a good reason not to, this weekend's project will be to revert back to KitKat, and write a strongly worded letter of complaint to Google. This is ridiculous.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-05-2014 01:26 AM
  24. kentrol72's Avatar
    Factory reset bought zip back to my N7 2012 but Chrome is slow. Will try the Dolphin browser tip mentioned earlier. Biggest complaint is that I cant have multiple user profiles anymore with 5.0. It froze on a blank screen when I attempted to switch so I removed the second profile and the device runs normal.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-06-2014 09:03 PM
  25. Bazza1's Avatar
    FURTHER TO: Chrome issue and the move to Dolphin browser -

    I saw an updated Chrome install the other day (December 4) and thought that might have resolved it's issues with Lollipop on my N7 (2012) . Clearly not. Gave it the old college try and it was just as slow to load and then froze up and brought my N7 to a halt. Hard reboot to regain control and the app has once again been banished to a dark corner of my device in favour of Dolphin, which is still a lot snappier than Chrome ever was.

    'Way to go, Google!

    Meanwhile, on the Facebook front via Dolphin - I've swapped out the default Facebook link on Dolphin's 'New Tab' page - which offers access to the full desktop version - to the mobile version (m.facebook.com) for an even better viewing / access experience. A side benefit of accessing Facebook via Dolphin is also regaining access to Messaging, without need for a separate app.
    12-07-2014 04:10 PM
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