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2016-03-04 11:44 AM
flavict tu upgrade/downgrade or anything else have a look at:


great tool for anything called Nexus.
2016-03-03 10:34 PM
Jake This is the link I used.

How to Downgrade Android 5.0 to Android 4.4

Here are the steps. Details in the link. Good luck.

download the Android factory image
Install ADB
turn on USB Debugging mode
boot the Nexus into a bootloader menu
unlock the device
wipe the cache and perform a factory reset
restart in bootloader mode
type flash command
2016-03-03 07:33 PM
cabinboy Might just check this out since mine is virtually useless of late.

Can anyone offer up the short version of how to roll back to kitkat?!
2016-03-03 10:24 AM
Jake About a week ago I dusted my 2012 Nexus 7 off and decided to rollback to kitkat.

Wow! It is like having a brand new tablet again. I just need to resist the temptation in hitting the system update notification.

Battery life, especially in stand-by, has been phenomenal. For now I am keeping it lean with just a few apps (most of my paid apps) but I don't expect any issue as my other Acer tablet is running the same OS and is less powerful and is snappy.

For reference I has previously tried everything mentioned in this thread but the slowness eventually kept coming back under lollipop.
2015-08-08 01:26 AM
MarcP Back in this thread. My Nexus 2013 has been performing very well since the factory reset. However, I use the Nova launcher instead of the Google one. Snappy and very good battery life. Recently flew to Japan and the N7 endured the 11hrs flight playing movies, TV shows and music without problems.
2015-06-24 07:34 PM
mellaby Mine has slowed down again. I wish there was a easy way to go back to kitkat.
2015-06-24 06:09 PM
Jake To the people that did a reset to their N7 (2012), is it still snappy weeks afterwards? Mine just sits collecting dust but I am thinking of rolling it back to KitKat if Lollipop is still knackered. Or a reset if it is actually a long term solution. Most posts I see say after a few days to a week it is back to freezing on FB and Chrome.
2015-05-07 06:41 AM
jvincent I bit the bullet and did the factory reset on mine the day before yesterday. I got 5.1.1 yesterday and it's been much faster since the reset.
2015-05-07 02:51 AM
mellaby Mine to, but well worth it. It took 3 updates but finally my tablet is back up to speed!!
2015-05-06 09:28 PM
Jake I just glanced over. 123 apps.
2015-05-06 09:25 PM
JamesK ^^^^
Mine is also a 2012 and had no problems with the install. It took a few minutes to download, then rebooted. The thing that took most of the time was updating 112 apps.
2015-05-06 09:09 PM
Jake 2012 N7 installing now. Download says it is only 9.6MB. They could not have done much.

I could barely start the install since Chrome was frozen and the system was not responding. I left it and came back an hour later. Let me just say I have expectations this will cure it.
2015-05-05 12:42 PM
MarcP So far it's only for Nexus 7 WiFi. Hopefully for my Nexus 5 soon...
2015-05-05 11:40 AM
JamesK ^^^^
My N7 is installing 5.1.1 right now.
2015-05-02 08:51 AM
MarcP Yes, I have the Facebook app which I used a few times. I'm going to Houston next week so that'll be test #2. I rooted it because I wanted to use the GSam Battery Monitor app along with its root companion. On my last trip, my Nexus 7 didn't need charging at all and got to the hotel with about %30 left. I estimate about 6-7 hours of use with mostly video playback.

My Nexus 5, on the other hand, is a different story. That battery is draining real fast and I read on the product forums that Lollipop v5.1.1 is being worked on.
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