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Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« on: March 02, 2014, 04:11:37 AM »
I sold my older Macbook and bought this N7 a couple of years ago after being inspired by a member of the .o, .n forums.

It took me away from the iFamily for the first time.

I have to say that I was impressed by the Android os so much that my next phone was a Galaxy S3 leaving behind a line of iPhones.

The N7 has become frustratingly so slow and fickle to the point of wanting to skip it across the frozen tundra outside.

The Galaxy has proven to be somewhat similar.

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2014, 06:22:20 AM »
Do the right,thing post video of the shooting.   :bigok:
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2014, 06:57:23 AM »
FWIW, the Nexus 5 phone is continuing to be an absolute dream. I HATED my Galaxy S3 about 12 minutes after I bought it because of all the cruft and junk on it.

On the N7, is it worth doing a backup of app data, then doing a full reset and restore, you think?

The new generation N7 doesn't appear to have these issues; I wonder what's changed?

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 06:59:25 AM »
A few things I did when my slowed down were:

1. Clean out files that are unused to free up memory (downloaded pictures, pdfs etc)
2. Removed apps I don't use.
3.  Apps that hang frequently, I remove, restart the N7 and reinstall
4.  Restart the N7 every week or two

Dunno if it'll help you, but mine seems to run mostly hang free. :shrug:

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014, 07:01:20 AM »
I have a second gen now, but I did the same things that Mr. Whippy did with my first gen and never really had any problems.  There is also a maintenance step you can do that clears temp files that will also speed it up.  I'm looking for that now to post a link.  Also, what version of the Android OS are you running?  4.3 actually has some flash memory optimizations that will speed it up as well.

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2014, 07:06:57 AM »
Root it and install aokp was my response to slowness on my last aging device.  Haven't noticed problems with the Nexus 4 yet that has made me try that.
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2014, 07:08:56 AM »
No clue how to go about any of the above.

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2014, 07:09:33 AM »
Except the shooting. There will be a poll of what caliber to use.

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2014, 07:23:41 AM »
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2014, 07:44:09 AM »
Restore to factory and install only the apps you use. A lot of apps load background processes that if you aren't using just waste resources.

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2014, 07:49:09 AM »
Sell it in anticipation of the Nexus 8 in July. 


You should be happy about the planned obsolescence and need to upgrade.  It's the Apple way.   :bigsmile:

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2014, 07:58:07 AM »
I traded in my S3 two weeks ago and got an iPhone 5S. Couldn't be happier.
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2014, 08:19:17 AM »
I traded in my S3 two weeks ago and got an iPhone 5S. Couldn't be happier.

Taking that route in April.

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2014, 08:19:50 AM »
Except the shooting. There will be a poll of what caliber to use.

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I'm afraid large caliber won't be satisfying enough.  Another vote for 9mm.

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2014, 08:23:47 AM »
I vote .40... mostly 'cause that's what I have.
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2014, 09:03:24 AM »
.308 HP against a 1/2" steel plate.

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2014, 09:15:11 AM »
Gonna glue a smoke to the screen before you shoot?

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2014, 09:31:34 AM »
Try clearing your cache: Settings/Storage/Cached Data

This app also helps:

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2014, 09:36:22 AM »
My wife's Nexus 7 had the same issues after she updated to KitKat.
It would slow down or even shut down unexpectedly.
If you have KitKat installed, make sure no new patches are available.
Clear the junk files you don't use and remove unused apps.
Update all your apps. Some apps don't work properly with the latest and have to be updated or just removed.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/google-nexus-7-problems/

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2014, 09:38:44 AM »
Putting a hole in it seems like a waste.  You should just mail it down here.  I'll make good use of it.   ;D

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2014, 10:45:16 AM »
Do the clean, but if not... Shotgun from 3 yards!
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2014, 11:29:32 AM »
I was noticing some slowing on my Android Galaxy Note 2 - cleaned out the downloads, cache, etc. Powered it off, powered on - much better!

Although I agree - the cruft is annoying so going through and removing what I can without rooting (can't root my phone anyway - against company policy if I want to use it for work stuff too…) Boo.

Still love my phone especially since I discovered the Kindle App - I've read more books in the past 6 months than I did in the two years previously. Remember that software upgrades drive hardware upgrades….  :shrug:

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2014, 11:30:28 AM »
Despite my past experiences with Android, I opted to see if the grass is actually greener now than it was.  I opted to not get the iPhone 5s when it became time to upgrade from my iPhone 5 and went for the sexy Sony Xperia Z1S instead.  Fast, huge screen, waterproof, latest OS version, minimal skin... What's not to like?

Yes, the big screen is nice, but it's borderline too big to fit in my pocket, and NFW am I going to go the holster route. As it stands, I can carry it around in my pocket, but I have to take it out if I'm going to sit for any length of time- driving, for example.  I can't fault Android for that, though. The antenna works better than my iPhone 5, too, and that is a good thing, and battery life is excellent, which hadn't been my experience with Android phones in the past- so I guess what I'm saying is the hardware is fine.

The OS, though, just isn't ready for prime time yet.  So far I've only found one thing I like better about the Android OS than IOS, and that's phone number fill-in. In every other way AOS falls short of IOS. It's fiddly, hard to find the settings for different apps vs global settings, and as the OP mentioned there is software creep.

All in all, after three months with this phone I'm strongly considering giving it to my son and going back to the iPhone 5 for the duration of the contract.
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2014, 11:49:14 AM »
A few things I did when my slowed down were:

1. Clean out files that are unused to free up memory (downloaded pictures, pdfs etc)
2. Removed apps I don't use.
3.  Apps that hang frequently, I remove, restart the N7 and reinstall
4.  Restart the N7 every week or two

Dunno if it'll help you, but mine seems to run mostly hang free. :shrug:

I had to do the same things when I was running Windows 95.

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2014, 11:58:57 AM »
Miles, Liz got the same phone... Sony xperia z1. She's having lots of issues. My nexus just runs. I'm never again going with a loaded phone from the carriers or mfgs. Basic install for me from here on it. I despised my galaxy s3 after a short time.

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2014, 12:15:18 PM »
Miles, Liz got the same phone... Sony xperia z1. She's having lots of issues. My nexus just runs. I'm never again going with a loaded phone from the carriers or mfgs. Basic install for me from here on it. I despised my galaxy s3 after a short time.

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I'm not really having "issues" per se.  The phone doesn't crash or do anything like that- it's just that it does do weird shit like not connect to my work truck's stereo via USB unless I get the app (music player or Pandora) going first, then connect the cable- if I connect first the stereo can't read the info from the phone.  My iPhone never had any problems like that at all.
Another thing I can't complain about with the Sony (unlike my previous Android phones) is that with the Sony, it actually is possible to ditch all the Sony-installed apps.  I could never do that with the HTC or Motorola I had in the past.

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« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2014, 12:20:52 PM »
She's having very similar issues.

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2014, 12:27:34 PM »
The number one thing that Android trumps iOS now and for the foreseeable future is open source.  Why is this a complete winner that ALWAYS trumps Apple?

I have a Verizon plan with unlimited data.  As in, I can run 100 Gb through my phone with no extra costs.  As much as I want.

With Android, I can run Foxfi or PDANet and use my phone as a WIFI hotspot for free.  No monthly charge.  Verizon can do NOTHING about this.  The FCC has ruled decisively on this several times.  Because it is open source, they cannot block it.

Apple, OTOH is NOT open source and if you jailbreak your Verizon iphone, and they detect it, they can cancel your plan, charge you for the data or block your data usage.  Completely legal.  There is NO way to use an iPhone as a WiFi hotspot legally with Verizon without paying a monthly charge AND when you do this, Verizon forces you out of your unlimited data plan to do it.

For me, these devices are phones first so best, most reliable coverage is paramount.  There are LOTS of times I am out in areas which are extremely remote.  I want my phone to work, period.  Verizon continues to have the best, most reliable, widest ranging coverage.

Until that changes, I will happily go along with my Android phone, my unlimited data and my free WiFi hotspot apps.

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2014, 12:48:40 PM »
My ATT "unlimited data" plan is useless after 3gigs used. They throttle it down so low that it's useless.
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« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2014, 01:12:25 PM »
The number one thing that Android trumps iOS now and for the foreseeable future is open source.  Why is this a complete winner that ALWAYS trumps Apple?

I have a Verizon plan with unlimited data.  As in, I can run 100 Gb through my phone with no extra costs.  As much as I want.

With Android, I can run Foxfi or PDANet and use my phone as a WIFI hotspot for free.  No monthly charge.  Verizon can do NOTHING about this.  The FCC has ruled decisively on this several times.  Because it is open source, they cannot block it.


I know nothing about Verizon, but with an iPhone there is a simple on/off setting to use the phone as a hot spot.    :shrug:

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2014, 01:14:39 PM »
If you have a Verizon iphone, the Wifi hotspot button will tell you, that you need to contact Verizon wireless to sign up for activation of wifi hotspot, but warning:  If you have unlimited data, you will have to change to a 3 Gb or 5 Gb or more data plan.

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2014, 01:16:21 PM »
If you have a Verizon iphone, the Wifi hotspot button will tell you, that you need to contact Verizon wireless to sign up for activation of wifi hotspot, but warning:  If you have unlimited data, you will have to change to a 3 Gb or 5 Gb or more data plan.


So it's a Verizon issue you're complaining about, and not an iPhone issue. 
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #33 on: March 02, 2014, 01:18:56 PM »
My ATT "unlimited data" plan is useless after 3gigs used. They throttle it down so low that it's useless.

I don't know what your plan exactly is, but Verizon got fined big time for throttling data plans by the FCC.

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #34 on: March 02, 2014, 01:44:34 PM »
So, if I'm going to switch phones, and I'm not a kool-aid drinker  :bigsmile:, which Android phone should I be looking at?  I currently have the Razr Maxx because of its durability and battery life- I'm quite sure a standard phone would have been replaced a few times by now.  As it is I broke the screen on this thing once (Gorilla glass).   :shrug:

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2014, 02:18:17 PM »
So, if I'm going to switch phones, and I'm not a kool-aid drinker  :bigsmile:, which Android phone should I be looking at?  I currently have the Razr Maxx because of its durability and battery life- I'm quite sure a standard phone would have been replaced a few times by now.  As it is I broke the screen on this thing once (Gorilla glass).   :shrug:

Any thoughts from the experts or those in-the-know?



Physical robustness is one of the key features that I look for, and for that the Sony and the HTC phones seem to be the best.  The HTC One is an exceptionally sturdy design.
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« Reply #36 on: March 02, 2014, 03:04:52 PM »
If I stick with Android, I'm looking at the Moto-X because of it's size.

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« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2014, 03:23:36 PM »
So, if I'm going to switch phones, and I'm not a kool-aid drinker  :bigsmile:, which Android phone should I be looking at?  I currently have the Razr Maxx because of its durability and battery life- I'm quite sure a standard phone would have been replaced a few times by now.  As it is I broke the screen on this thing once (Gorilla glass).   :shrug:

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2014, 03:27:14 PM »
So, if I'm going to switch phones, and I'm not a kool-aid drinker  :bigsmile:, which Android phone should I be looking at?  I currently have the Razr Maxx because of its durability and battery life- I'm quite sure a standard phone would have been replaced a few times by now.  As it is I broke the screen on this thing once (Gorilla glass).   :shrug:

Any thoughts from the experts or those in-the-know?

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #39 on: March 02, 2014, 03:38:55 PM »
So, if I'm going to switch phones, and I'm not a kool-aid drinker  :bigsmile:, which Android phone should I be looking at?  I currently have the Razr Maxx because of its durability and battery life- I'm quite sure a standard phone would have been replaced a few times by now.  As it is I broke the screen on this thing once (Gorilla glass).   :shrug:

Any thoughts from the experts or those in-the-know?

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #40 on: March 02, 2014, 04:01:13 PM »
I've restored it to factory blah blah blah. So now I need to root it and install the apps mentioned by Bedlamite on the previous page? It will surely 'splode.
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2014, 04:02:11 PM »
I want to delete almost all of the Google shit it keeps throwing in my face.
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2014, 04:37:17 PM »
I'll mention I'm on a Mac and the previously posted links are for Windows.
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2014, 05:01:10 PM »
We must be weird over here, my S3 and my wife's Note have been perfect for over a year. Neither are rooted. I don't understand peoples issue with bloatware. Just hide the icons in a folder somewhere. I mean after-all it is an Android device, you are free to customize the look and feel of it. Having said that, 99% of the time its a POS app that's causing all your frustrations and not the device itself.

Send me the Nexus 7, I will fix it one way or another.  :P
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #44 on: March 02, 2014, 05:21:17 PM »


Send me the Nexus 7, I will fix it one way or another.  :P
OK.
It may have a leak though.
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2014, 05:24:54 PM »


Send me the Nexus 7, I will fix it one way or another.  :P
OK.
It may have a leak some holes though.
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #46 on: March 02, 2014, 05:25:43 PM »


Send me the Nexus 7, I will fix it one way or another.  :P
OK.
It may have a leak some holes though.

Same thing.
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #47 on: March 02, 2014, 05:31:20 PM »
So, if I'm going to switch phones, and I'm not a kool-aid drinker  :bigsmile:, which Android phone should I be looking at?  I currently have the Razr Maxx because of its durability and battery life- I'm quite sure a standard phone would have been replaced a few times by now.  As it is I broke the screen on this thing once (Gorilla glass).   :shrug:

Any thoughts from the experts or those in-the-know?

Moto X.

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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #48 on: March 02, 2014, 05:31:57 PM »
Give it to Chris. He can add it to his collection of shit he doesn't want to pack and move.
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Re: Getting close to putting a bullet through my Nexus 7 ('12)
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2014, 08:11:46 PM »
So, if I'm going to switch phones, and I'm not a kool-aid drinker  :bigsmile:, which Android phone should I be looking at?  I currently have the Razr Maxx because of its durability and battery life- I'm quite sure a standard phone would have been replaced a few times by now.  As it is I broke the screen on this thing once (Gorilla glass).   :shrug:

Any thoughts from the experts or those in-the-know?

Nexus. Trust me on this. No cruft and bullshit software, gorilla-glass #3, decent specs, available completely unlocked and carrier-independent for a little over $300
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: I'm with Chris on this. Nexus 5.

What about a smaller version. Bigger is not what I'm going for.
The problem is the bloatware your carrier adds to the phone. The Nexus is relatively clean and unlocked.

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