Will Verduzco · Sep 12, 2013 at 06:30 pm

Mushy 2013 Nexus 7 Buttons Got You Down? Fix Them!

The Google Nexus 7 (2013 Edition) is a fantastic little tablet. Packing speedy enough internals, a fantastic screen, and the latest version of Android into a sleek and finger friendly enclosure; the new Nexus 7 is great for what it is. That said, it’s not perfect.

A common complaint on the new Nexus 7 been the quality of its hardware buttons. Many units (mine included) lack rewarding and clicky button feedback when depressed. This issue seems to present itself most on the power button, which may be caused by glue used during assembly seeping under the button contacts.

Normally, this sort of problem wouldn’t be something you could easily change, and if your device is genuinely defective, we still recommend seeking out a replacement. But as we all know, this never stopped XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler, a man who’s created a whole new kind of unboxing, turned devices into other devices, and given new freedom to restricted devices.

Head over to the original thread to see how he did it. However, as with any hardware modification, proceed with extreme caution. If you’ve not had experience opening your device before, you could very well end up with a $230 paperweight.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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