Android 5.0.2 Update Available for the OG Nexus 7 2012 WiFi

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  1. dgstorm

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    What's this? Apparently, Google sneakily rocked out a new and previously unknown Android 5.0.2 update for the original Nexus 7 2012 WiFi tablet. This is obviously meant to address some of the bugs which Android 5.0 brought to the party for the venerable tablet.

    This version is LRX22G and specifically addresses "issues with MountService which should now start before performBootDexOpt [and] changes related to NAND have also been pushed. Fstrim, introduced in Android 4.3, caused some serious issues on Lollipop… devices with slow NAND should now have a noticeable performance boost.” ~ XDA Developers

    Here's a link to grab it for a manual update: Google
     
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    Well this is good news. After I've been all around the forum claiming that mine was running just fine, it was lagging like crazy again when I first fired it up last night. It got better the longer I was using it, but it was almost unusable one boot.

    Once again though, I had a few app updates and that was a complaint of mine on the s4 before I upgraded. It would lag a bit when downloading and installing updates.

    I think I'll wait for this one OTA though.
     
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    This is great. Need to dust mine off and update. :D
     
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    Might want to retire it unless a Dev cleans it up, people been reporting nakasi has been struggling to handle lollipop. Maybe they fixed that in this latest update.
     
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    5.0.2 runs really well on the Nexus 7 2012 !!
     
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    @pc747 @JimTDI what is my best option for upgrading from stock rooted 4.1.2 to 5.0? Can I just flash a 5.0 ROM + GAPPS or do I need to update bootloader first? Do I need to update to 4.4 first?

    Been a while since I flashed anything. :p
     
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    I personally flash the factory image ./flash-all.sh so I can have a clean install but that erases data. You can do what @bkdodger does which is a dirty flash and just flash the system.IMG aka fastboot flash system system.IMG (I'll have to double check that command as I am spitting it out on the run).
     
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    Imo, all these updates seem to add a step or 2 in order to get your device to do what you want it to do. I really don't like that. I can undrstand if you want to fix bugs and what not... but making an extra menu window slows us down. Adding extra steps is not a update. It's a leap backward. And that's how I feel this update does. Your tablet is fast now. Getting this update makes you take extra steps.
     
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    Can't seem to find forum I need. I just updated my Nexus 7 (2012) to factory update android 5.1 using nexus root toolkit. The tablet is now virtually useless in many ways. Its screen seems to hardly recognize touch as I have to try to do things several times before they 'take'. Crome slightly usable but Firefox just hangs. Anyone else out there that has done this successfully or know how to increase touch recognition?
     
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    What was it running before you flashed it to 5.1 and did you wipe cache and/or do a factory reset after the update?
     
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    Try doing a factory reset.
     
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