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Android 5.0 update bricks Nexus 7 slabs

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Android 5.0 update bricks Nexus 7 slabs
For some Nexus 7 owners (both the first and second-gen models), the thrill of updating their tablet to Android 5.0 quickly turned into horror when the update bricked their pride and joy. And to make matters worse, it seems that Asus and Google are not responding to the many complaints that have piled up on Twitter. If anger were electricity, you would be able to power a large metropolitan city for days with the bile posted on hashtag #Nexus7bricked.

While no theory for the "bricking" has come from official sources, the affected tablets do not boot up past the image of the Google logo. The issue could be hardware related (a problem with the flash memory comes to mind) or a problem with the software. Considering that the problem didn't surface until the update to Android 5.0 was disseminated, a software problem seems a likely bet.

If you haven't updated your Nexus 7 yet, wait for Android 5.1. If you have already installed Android 5.0.2 on your Nexus 7, try to keep the tablet powered on until the next update rolls out. Also, stay away from the Android 5.0 factory images if you have a custom ROM flashed on your Nexus 7.

We normally would close out a story like this by trying to reassure those affected that Google or Asus will take care of the problem, and to expect some sort of solution. But from the comments posted by those who now own a bricked Nexus 7, it appears that both Google and Asus have basically shrugged their shoulders over this issue.


source: Twitter via AndroidAuthority

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Google Nexus 7 specs
  • Display 7.0 inches 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera () 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB,
  • Battery 4325 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
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  • Display 7.0 inches 1200 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3950 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop

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