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  1. Legobricke's Avatar
    Ok....

    With all the 5.0/5.0.2 and some 5.1 issues on everyone's 2012 Nexus 7 (WiFi model), who's brave enough to download and install?

    I'm currently running 5.1. The tab seems to run pretty solid 80% of the time....

    Major slowdown occurs when downloading and install app updates.... But it still lag's on occasion.

    Post your results and let me know how 5.1.1 runs for you!
    05-01-2015 10:03 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Why not install it and restore to 5.1 if you don't like it

    Download the factory image here: https://developers.google.com/androi...s#nakasilmy47v

    Keep an eye on the Android Central front page for links to the OTA file. If you don't like it, or have problems, reflash 5.1.
    05-01-2015 12:33 PM
  3. systemofadown1's Avatar
    I was planing on waiting for the OTA, but may flash out of boredom tonight
    05-01-2015 03:03 PM
  4. Legobricke's Avatar
    That's the boat I'm in... Haven't seen anyone post that had flashed it yet..
    05-01-2015 08:01 PM
  5. Legobricke's Avatar
    Anyone install this yet?
    05-04-2015 10:31 AM
  6. barthawk's Avatar
    I installed it yesterday and did a factory reset. Took a while to go through all the app updates, but once completed it runs OK. Probably not as fast as it was under KitKat, but so far it seems a little more responsive than 5.1. I haven't tried installing the Facebook app yet, but it seems to run smoother with Google Now than it did before.

    We will see if the snappier response is just due to the fact that I did a factory reset and it will slow down again over time or 5.1.1 did improve things.
    eyebeam2 likes this.
    05-04-2015 11:53 AM
  7. Legobricke's Avatar
    Great! Waiting for an ota.. Just wondered if it was going to be worth it
    05-04-2015 09:13 PM
  8. xzb6np's Avatar
    Ya I installed it and it was a bugger. I pushed it with the Nexus Root Toolkit. After reboot I signed in with my Google account and reinstalled all my apps. It was at that point that I found out it was only registering 6 gig of my 32 gig. So I did the factory reset and reinstall which usually fixed it and it didn't. After some research I booted into recovery and reformatted the data partition which got the space back. Then I restart and get google restore all my apps and guess what...It said I had six gig again. Turns out you can't let Google do the restore. I had to reformat it again and then set it up like it was new. Now I got the 32 gig. So.... is it faster. Ya a little but it still hangs at times. It is still pretty sucky. I was really hoping they got it right finally but there are still long hangs that last several minutes at times.
    barthawk and eyebeam2 like this.
    05-05-2015 08:54 AM
  9. Double Tap's Avatar
    I did the OTA about an hour ago. I find an amazing difference. I was frustrated to the point that I was looking at refurbished ipad mini's on eBay and was going to send this back to the seller since I have a 30 day return privilege.

    I am now going to keep this unit. It certainly runs well enough for me to be happy.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-05-2015 02:54 PM
  10. safetybay's Avatar
    I have just received the OTA but now Google Music keeps crashing,

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-05-2015 03:06 PM
  11. Legobricke's Avatar
    Ya I installed it and it was a bugger. I pushed it with the Nexus Root Toolkit. After reboot I signed in with my Google account and reinstalled all my apps. It was at that point that I found out it was only registering 6 gig of my 32 gig. So I did the factory reset and reinstall which usually fixed it and it didn't. After some research I booted into recovery and reformatted the data partition which got the space back. Then I restart and get google restore all my apps and guess what...It said I had six gig again. Turns out you can't let Google do the restore. I had to reformat it again and then set it up like it was new. Now I got the 32 gig. So.... is it faster. Ya a little but it still hangs at times. It is still pretty sucky. I was really hoping they got it right finally but there are still long hangs that last several minutes at times.
    I updated with the OTA file pushed via ADB.... I did not have the storage issue as you did.

    I have (so far) seen a small improvement in speed with 5.1.1. I would recommend the upgrade from 5.1.

    All my app's (131 of them) run much smoother than they did before on 5.1. I have not experienced any crashing of app's yet. That includes Google music.

    So, the tab runs pretty good at this point..... Let's see where it is in a week!
    05-05-2015 04:22 PM
  12. xzb6np's Avatar
    Well I have to admit that after some use for a while seems much better than I thought!
    05-05-2015 05:46 PM
  13. systemofadown1's Avatar
    Running quite well here
    As usual, I used wugs toolkit as I was rooted & OTA's won't take in that circumstance so no use waiting around...
    All set up again now & rolling right along again.
    05-06-2015 07:34 AM
  14. Mr_Spencer's Avatar
    Installed 5.1.1 earlier today. The Tab is so much better now. No more lagging and feeezing. It's so much smoother and quicker in comparison. So far I'm happy with the update.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-06-2015 06:34 PM
  15. Maurice Reed1's Avatar
    Just got the update ota. Seems so much better now. The main prob I was having was using chrome browser, it would stick when scrolling up/down long web pages. Also, just recently I was getting lots of 'Aw Snap' messages. Since the update these probs seem to have gone.

    Fingers crossed.
    05-07-2015 01:58 PM
  16. drew_t's Avatar
    I got the OTA. Preliminary impression is I can't see any difference in general UI behavior or Web surfing.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk
    05-07-2015 10:40 PM
  17. Maurice Reed1's Avatar
    It's been a day or so and it is so much better.
    05-08-2015 07:01 AM
  18. ETPhoneHomeT's Avatar
    Used Wugs toolkit to install 2 days ago. 5.1 was working fine for me and I don't really see much change in behavior with 5.1.1. Facebook app still doesn't work very well so uninstalled and using web version.
    05-10-2015 08:45 AM
  19. sampoodle's Avatar
    WiFi update arrived last night,much to my surprise, as I wasn't paying attention.

    So far, small amount of casual use, and a couple of app updates (one locked up, poorly designed I think) indicates a much better experience than 5.1.

    Make peace with N7/2012 again...?
    05-10-2015 06:43 PM
  20. KZ3W's Avatar
    Hey All Nexus 7 (2012) users :
    On one hand ,, we are lucky that
    we are getting updates to a 2012
    tech product . How many thought
    our 2012 N7's would last this long ??
    On the other hand ,, Consider us
    "Lab Rats" for Android ,, ha ha .
    Got my update OTA notice a few
    days ago . Going to update soon.
    05-11-2015 11:44 AM
  21. systemofadown1's Avatar
    I like to think of it this way ---- the Nexus line is also geared toward developers so in a way if you purchase one you're kind of a beta tester in a small sense.
    05-11-2015 12:18 PM
  22. sampoodle's Avatar
    Hey All Nexus 7 (2012) users :
    How many thought
    our 2012 N7's would last this long ??
    .
    General comment: Wouldn't it be nice if all this tech had a clear repurposing path, after their life at the cutting edge is past?
    I mean, what happens to the best and brightest smartphones, etc. after they are retired from full-bore life? There is still processing value here, beyond scrap or rare metal mining.
    05-11-2015 07:24 PM
  23. TJH132's Avatar
    So far so good. Of course, I said that after the last three updates!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-11-2015 07:51 PM
  24. Double Tap's Avatar
    General comment: Wouldn't it be nice if all this tech had a clear repurposing path, after their life at the cutting edge is past?
    I mean, what happens to the best and brightest smartphones, etc. after they are retired from full-bore life? There is still processing value here, beyond scrap or rare metal mining.
    I use my Nexus 7 as a GPS 😊

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-11-2015 07:58 PM
  25. yanksno1's Avatar
    Just received the OTA update tonight and so far all I can is wow! My tablet was starting to be slugish before lollipop, but was getting to the point of being unusable. I was actually looking at other tablets (almost bought a Amazon Fire 7"), but haven't found any that totally fit the bill for what I was looking for. So far it's been great. Really hoping this does the trick and I can hold off buying a new one till I find something I really like.
    05-11-2015 09:17 PM
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