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Nexus 7 Android 4.3

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by n99hockey, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. n99hockey

    Moderator

    Feb 7, 2007
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    Any Nexus 7 owners get the OTA yet?

    I couldn't wait and flashed the OTA to my Nexus this morning. Haven't had a ton of time to mess with it but seems pretty snappy. Not many changes, more under the hood things, but I like new updates. :)
     
  2. imarichard55

    imarichard55 New Member

    Jul 22, 2013
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    You just couldnt wait!!!
     
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  4. pekspro

    pekspro New Member

    Jul 30, 2013
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    Is it safe to run OTA if the device has been rooted?
     
  5. iP5

    iP5
    Bronze

    Oct 23, 2010
    15
    No

    Sent from my Nexus 4
     
  6. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    You can flash the OTA (assuming you havent made any system changes or running a custom ROM), it will unroot your device though.

    If you have made system changes you need to either undo those changes or flash the factory image (which will wipe your device and of course remove root access).
     
  7. iP5

    iP5
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    Oct 23, 2010
    15
    Thought about saying the same thing but then decided the safe presumption that the OP also infers limited ability to discern whether system changes were made.

    Therefore personally I recommend avoiding OTA as the first step. Given that this would also revoke root, safest then to flash to factory, then do OTA.

    Sent from my Nexus 4
     
  8. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    Agreed.

    And actually a day after flashing the OTA I decided to just start over and flash the factory image, wanted a fresh start.
     
  9. rockdenim

    rockdenim New Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    0
    Samsung and HTC google edition phones are still controlled by flagship companies. So these mobiles are at the mercy of the flagship companies. Google wont release OTA for these devices. it is percieved the wrong way.
     
  10. stevetaz

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    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    What are you talking about? The carriers contract to distribute phones and since they subsidize (in the USA at least) the phones, they own 'em. and control them. Manufacturers sell lots of phones. Part of the deal is that carriers also dictate what OS version touches their precious networks. They require any OS to be tested and authorized by them so they distribute their "official" OS. Carriers wouldn't be happy without the ability to load all kinds of crapware on their devices.

    It is their sandbox and if manufacturers want to play in it they play by the house rules.
     
  11. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    This has nothing to do with the topic at hand.

    The Nexus 7 is a Google product, and only a Google product, OTAs come direction from them.
     
  12. Olivia50

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    Sep 18, 2013
    0
    Can you please share some good tutorials or links fro flashing the OTA
     
  13. Danyjerry53

    Danyjerry53 New Member

    Dec 19, 2013
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    I really don't want to update to 4.3.
     
  14. stevetaz

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    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    Why not?
     
  15. Danyjerry53

    Danyjerry53 New Member

    Dec 19, 2013
    0
    Because I don't want to change the system.If I update to 4.3, something will changed and some apps will not work and such things.
     
  16. stevetaz

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    Sep 23, 2008
    87
    Fair enough, but you might also be missing out on performance enhancements as well as updates to built-in functions that aould make the experience even better.

    Personal choice. There is no right or wrong.
     
  17. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
    111
    Which apps wont work?
    Having 4.3 (and now 4.4.2) I have not run in to an app that wont work (or hasnt been fixed to work with the updated OS)
     

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