1. AC Question's Avatar
    So I'm looking at downgrading my 2012 Nexus 7 back to KitKat. Ever since it updated to 5.0 it's been super slow with wifi problems. It ran great on 4.x. So wondering should I downgrade to factory KitKat or is there a better custom rom you guys would recommend?

    Thanks,
    Jeffrey
    11-25-2015 08:01 AM
  2. Jeffrey99's Avatar
    Thanks guys. I'm pretty sure it's updated to 5.1.1 and even after a factory reset, it still doesn't seem to be as good as it was before I originally updated to 5.0. Maybe it's just time to bite the bullet and buy a new tablet.
    11-25-2015 10:37 AM
  3. Paul Inwood's Avatar
    If you put 4.4.4 on it the tablet will run like new again for some reason nexus 7 2012 dose not like 5.1.1

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    12-30-2015 03:16 AM
  4. dw45's Avatar
    I tried various custom rom's and the factory kitkat, I found slimkat the best, runs smoothly and fast no problems very happy with it now.
    mh1983 likes this.
    12-31-2015 01:28 PM
  5. briancook451's Avatar
    I recently bought a nexus 7 2012 from a friend and it had 5.1.1 on it and it was terrible. I decided to load a custom rom and I have used cyanogenmod in the past and found 13 was unofficially available and it runs 6.0 and it runs a million times faster then it did before. I have had zero issues with it and I don't have to use SuperSu, I just use the root options built into the rom and it works well.
    JesG likes this.
    01-01-2016 06:37 PM
  6. maclancer's Avatar
    I recently bought a nexus 7 2012 from a friend and it had 5.1.1 on it and it was terrible. I decided to load a custom rom and I have used cyanogenmod in the past and found 13 was unofficially available and it runs 6.0 and it runs a million times faster then it did before. I have had zero issues with it and I don't have to use SuperSu, I just use the root options built into the rom and it works well.
    I will do that as well... For old supported devices in xda. A custom ROM is the way to go.
    01-01-2016 07:13 PM
  7. bhcva's Avatar
    Can someone briefly explain how to load a custom rom. I have tried Nexus Root Toolkit which seem to be working, but could never get it to finish properly. Didn't brick anything. Little or no experience in this area.

    Thanks, Bruce
    01-04-2016 05:10 PM
  8. JesG's Avatar
    I bought one too some months ago AND suffering after upgrading to lolipop, I want to downgrade but can't find clear instructions that guide me step by step. I hace no experience doing that so I am afraid to do something wrong. Where I can find, thanks!!

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    01-05-2016 06:13 AM
  9. JesG's Avatar
    If you put 4.4.4 on it the tablet will run like new again for some reason nexus 7 2012 dose not like 5.1.1

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    Can you recommend any webpage that have instructions on how to downgrade, found some but seems too complicate to understand. Thanks!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-05-2016 06:21 AM
  10. dw45's Avatar
    I used this tutorial link at end. but ended up putting Slimkat ROM on after trying cyanogenmod, Xenon and factory kitkat, found the Slimkat worked best for me. I used the Nexus root Toolkit to unlock the boot loader. once you workout how to load custom ROMs then you will not hesitate to try a few, thats what I did.
    teamandroid.com/2015/02/02/update-nexus-7-xenonhd-android-502-lollipop-custom-rom/2/
    mh1983 likes this.
    01-05-2016 03:08 PM
  11. bhcva's Avatar
    Thanks dw....appreciate it.
    01-06-2016 11:13 AM
  12. bhcva's Avatar
    @dw45 I have read some troubling reports regarding the riskiness of nandroid backups. Apparently one needs a separate app to reload a nandroid backup? I would like to make sure I've covered the bases here before trying to load the custom rom. Is nandroid the only option for making the backup?
    Thanks, Bruce
    01-10-2016 11:05 AM
  13. dw45's Avatar
    I never backed up any apps as I had made list of what I use, plus google play has a list of the apps you download. other stuff pics music books I copied to my laptop. also more info on page one on the tutorial. teamandroid.com/2015/02/02/update-nexus-7-xenonhd-android-502-lollipop-custom-rom/1/
    bhcva likes this.
    01-11-2016 04:47 PM

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