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Ian Stacy · Aug 18, 2012

All-in-One Toolkit for the Google Nexus 7

The Nexus 7 is quickly becoming the most popular Android tablet. Unsurprisingly, it has amassed a large community of developers who have produced some great tools and utilities for the device. A common utility for popular devices is the 'one-click' root tool. XDA Senior Moderator and Recognized Developer mskip has created such a tool for Nexus 7 users that contains one-click root functionality and much more. Some of the notable functions include: Install/Uninstall Google Nexus 7 Drivers Backup/Restore Tablet using...

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Former Writer · Aug 17, 2012

Push Your Nexus 7 to the Limit with Elite Kernel

Some users like to push their devices to their limits. Whether it's overclocking the CPU or GPU, changing governors and schedulers, or applying every speed tweak they can find, there are some out there that give their devices a harder workout than most Olympic athletes. This is especially true for some tablet owners, who like to use their devices for gaming. After all, the less lag the better. For Google Nexus 7 owners, you can now push your tablet to...

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Former Writer · Aug 14, 2012

Make Google Voice Phone Calls on Your Nexus 7

As Captain Obvious would be wont to point out, tablets aren't really made for making phone calls. This, however, doesn't mean that you can't use your tablet to make phone calls. In some cases, it can even be preferable. Google Nexus 7 owners can now get in on the phone calling action. It requires that you have a Google Voice account to make phone calls from, but otherwise the mod isn't all that difficult. Released by XDA Senior Member bongostl, the guide...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 25, 2012

Nexus 7 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

Recently Google announced its new tablet and Google I/O 2012. Milliseconds after it was announced XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler had his ordered. When he received it, he did what you would expect from our resident mobile deconstructionist. In this episode of Unboxing the XDA Way, Adam unboxes the Nexus 7 all the way down to the circuit board and talks about the build while doing so. Adam covers both the good and the bad design characteristics. Finally, like any XDA...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 25, 2012

Adobe Flash on the Nexus 7 and other Jelly Bean Devices

As those of us lucky enough to be running Jelly Bean have found out, Adobe Flash isn’t officially supported. While many no longer care about the dying technology, quite a few of us still have use for it. XDA Recognized Contributor stempox has found that by simply side-loading the APK, users are able to view media content as always through the native Android browser app. From there, users simply have to enable plugins in the browser settings, as was done in previous...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 16, 2012

Galaxy S3 Theming, Nexus 7 Toolkit, and Jelly Bean on TF300T and A100 – XDA Developer TV

Today on XDA Developer TV our good buddy Jordan, talks about Jelly Bean and the Samsung Galaxy S III. Jordan covers news on the Samsung Galaxy S III launcher being ported to any Ice Cream Sandwich ROM. Jordan talks about getting that Android Open Source Project feel while keeping the TouchWiz features on the US variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III. In more Jelly Bean news, Jordan mentions source-built Jelly Bean for the Acer Iconia A100. Also getting Jelly...

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Former Writer · Jul 14, 2012

Toolkit for Nexus 7 Gets New Users Started Painlessly

As the Google Nexus 7 is finally entering the hands of lucky new owners, development activity for the device is becoming increasingly impressive. It had one of the most active and unique pre-release development atmospheres of all time. With root, recovery, custom ROM, custom kernel, and a plethora of other development present before the tablet even reached the masses, perhaps the only thing it didn't have a was a good toolkit. Not anymore. XDA Forum Member WugFresh has released the Nexus...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 13, 2012

Jelly Bean AOSP Code, Compiling Jelly Bean, SGS2, EVO 3d, and A500 Get Jelly Bean! – XDA Developer TV

Today on XDA Developer TV, our good buddy Jordan, talks about Jelly Bean. Jordan covers news on Android version 4.1. Also covered is news from the XDA Portal regarding Google's latest operating system. There is so much Jelly Bean news this week that it feels like a candy shop. More specifically, Jordan covers the Jelly Bean Source Code release to the Android Open Source Project, AOSP, and Android 4.1.1 rolling out to the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus. The article...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 10, 2012

Android 4.1.1 Rolling out to the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus

Those lucky enough to already have their hands on the Google Nexus 7 are in for a little bit of a treat today. A 12.6 MB over-the-air update has been pushed out, updating Google's own tablet to Android 4.1.1, build JRO03C. While there is no official changelog for the Nexus 7 update and the release notes are quite sparse, users upgrading to the latest build will immediately notice the appearance of Google Wallet on their devices. One can only wonder about the...

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Jimmy McGee · Jul 9, 2012

CyanogenMod 10, Nexus 7 Hacks, Verizon SGS3 Locked (but rooted!) – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, Jordan talks about the important articles on the XDA Portal. Jordan talks about the CyanogenMod team starting work on Jelly Bean-based CyanogenMod 10. Also covered is the step-by-step guide on how to compile kernels from source. Jordan talks about the petition for root for the Verizon Galaxy S III, and the root and recovery for the Verizon Galaxy S III. Jordan then talks about the latest news for the new Nexus line of devices. There is an...

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Former Writer · Jul 7, 2012

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...

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Ian Stacy · Jul 6, 2012

Easy-to-Follow Root Guide for the Nexus 7

Google I/O 2012 brought with it a variety of exciting announcements in both software and hardware. Many Android enthusiasts have been drooling over the 7 inch, Tegra 3 powered Nexus tablet since it's unveiling at the kenote of the event. As you are no doubt aware, the tablet is already available for pre-order through the Play Store, where it is listed as  'Ships Soon (2-3 weeks)'. Power users awaiting their pre-orders won't have to wait for a root method, though. In...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Jul 4, 2012

Full Tablet UI on the Google Nexus 7

When the Google Nexus 7 tablet was revealed at Google I/O just days back, many were disappointed to see Google's flagship Android 4.1 JellyBean tablet running the phone interface for portions of the OS, rather than the tablet-optimized interface seen on all Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich tablets. Luckily, this can be fixed with a quick hack, provided your device is rooted. The choice of a phone UI over a tablet one may be intentional by Google to keep things...

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