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Nexus 7 Prepped for Release with Root, Unbricking Instructions, and More
One thing XDA users look for when a new device is announced or released is the device’s development atmosphere. Having good specs, great pricing, and the latest software can’t hurt either. Future Google Nexus 7 users have nothing to worry, as the device’s development is already healthy, despite not having been released yet.
For starters, we already brought you news of the Nexus 7 being rooted. We also talked about enabling a full tablet UI On the Nexus 7. Furthermore, users also already have a custom ROM as well as a custom kernel with a number of modifications made. The kernel has the following features:
Overclocked to 1.5GHz
Voltage tweaks at OC clocks
And the ROM features include:
Superflous apps removed
Ad-blocking host file
Original Nexus 7 boot animation
Want more? Okay. XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler has even created a Nexus 7 Hack Pack. The pack contains various binaries and reference materials that could prove essential in the development of more complicated modifications and applications. The pack is also scheduled to grow, as AdamOutler and others dig further into the Nexus 7.
For additional information on the current active developments for the Nexus 7, feel free to hit up any of the links above or visit its development forum. The release date is still a couple of weeks away, but Nexus 7 development seems to be progressing nicely.
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