1. hpilot's Avatar
    Like many other people on this forum, my N7 2012 is so slow, it is basically not usable. However, I found a great use for it - night clock. Download this app: Giant Clock https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=Sw7NC6KP and buy this Bluetooth Speaker Stand: http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Bluet...cUvbUpU4275385 . This stand looks like it was made for the N7. Before I did this, my N7 was just sitting on the shelf. Now it is very useful!
    03-09-2015 06:10 PM
  2. systemofadown1's Avatar
    I have 2 2012 Nexus 7's running lollipop 5.0.2, they run pretty well - almost keep up with my Nexus 9.
    have you tried to clean install of 5.0.2?
    03-09-2015 07:21 PM
  3. hpilot's Avatar
    I have 2 2012 Nexus 7's running lollipop 5.0.2, they run pretty well - almost keep up with my Nexus 9.
    have you tried to clean install of 5.0.2?
    No I haven't. I was going to do that, but I didn't know how to stop Google from automatically downloading all my apps. To say it is slow now would be an understatement.
    03-09-2015 07:36 PM
  4. systemofadown1's Avatar
    I'd give it a try, download wugstoolkit on your laptop and simply unlock your bootloader that'll wipe everything then you can relock the bootloader or root your device. when you power the device on it'll ask you if you want to install all the old Google Apps just say no.
    sorry I'm in a bit of a rush now but I'll have some extra time in a little while if you have more questions about it
    03-09-2015 07:49 PM
  5. Bazza1's Avatar
    No I haven't. I was going to do that, but I didn't know how to stop Google from automatically downloading all my apps. To say it is slow now would be an understatement.
    I did a Factory Reset on my N7 after struggling with both 5 and (marginally better) 5.0.2 - during the process there was the opportunity to choose to do the Reset alone (full clean install) or Reset with the restoration of all your apps from backup. I used the backup version and the result was a N7 that is stable and operable, but hardly what it once was. I imagine a clean install might alleviate that somewhat, but fear that 5.x.x is, essentially, buggered for devices that aren't built with it pre-installed.
    03-10-2015 07:08 AM
  6. systemofadown1's Avatar
    Try 5.1
    I'm going to flash it today if I'm off work
    03-10-2015 08:04 AM
  7. hpilot's Avatar
    I did a factory reset today. I only loaded one app - Giant Clock. It is much better now - at least it is usable. In any case, it works fine for what I want it for - a Night Clock. I have a lot of other newer tablets I use for daily drivers...
    03-10-2015 11:16 AM
  8. systemofadown1's Avatar
    Good deal
    I use my Nexus 7 for first thing in the morning web browsing, then I transition to the Nexus 9 around 6pm till bed.
    03-10-2015 11:23 AM
  9. hpilot's Avatar
    This is a match made in heaven. I now have a very useful device from an old tablet I never used:







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    03-11-2015 02:07 PM
  10. systemofadown1's Avatar
    That is a tight setup
    03-11-2015 03:57 PM
  11. drew_t's Avatar
    My N7 is mostly OK on 5.0.2 after doing a factory reset. For bedside "clock radio" purposes, I'm still using a Sony Dash, a neat little device which Sony put out a few years back and almost immediately completely lost all interest in developing / supporting / acknowledging that they ever manufactured them or that anyone ever spent money to buy one.
    03-12-2015 01:31 AM
  12. hpilot's Avatar
    My N7 is mostly OK on 5.0.2 after doing a factory reset. For bedside "clock radio" purposes, I'm still using a Sony Dash, a neat little device which Sony put out a few years back and almost immediately completely lost all interest in developing / supporting / acknowledging that they ever manufactured them or that anyone ever spent money to buy one.
    I had the Dash too, but it stopped working a long time ago. It had a nice screen but otherwise worthless. The only reason I got it, was to get rid of some points I had accumulated with some card I had. I'm sure glad I didn't actually pay cash for it...
    03-12-2015 08:32 AM

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