Support Nexus 7 4.2.1 Update?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Traelyn, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Traelyn

    Traelyn Well-Known Member
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    Should I update or not? Any problems with it?

    I'm still on 4.1.
     

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  2. robert0wnz

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    Mine is draining batter so bad since then :(
    I left it over yesterday at 87% of batter
    and it woke up with 43%
    :c and even that.. I turned it off
    other than that.. mm
    The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spiderman are still lagging, although I think that's their developers problem (Gameloft)
     
  3. RyanB

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    That's definitely on Gameloft. My N7 has been humming along nicely on the latest OS (except when playing Spiderman.....sigh)
     
  4. robert0wnz

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    Also, I can't find a good case + keyboard for my N7
    which is not a software problem either
     
  5. h4x0rj3ff

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    I had this same issue. Wasn't sure of I wanted to update. Honestly I really don't notice any differences that I would miss... You can add widgets to the lock screen which is kinda cool and the quick settings is pretty convenient. I would recommend upgrading to cm10.2 but that's just me :D
     
  6. Traelyn

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    It's not rooted. But, I've heard problems with 4.2.1?
     
  7. RyanB

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    Many of the problems on 4.2 were SUPPOSED to have been fixed in .1, but like any other release there's people complaining about it. You don't lose anything by waiting, as you're committed to it once you accept it. If you're willing to assume the risk, root ring might be the best answer for you as it'll allow you to backup 4.1, and restore it if you aren't happy with the current release.
     
  8. gregrose

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    The update is rather baffling and has made the OS a lot uglier. The auto brightness is broken it constantly changes every few seconds. Not really sure who would approve this update, but overall the n7 still seems to run the same
     
  9. RyanB

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    outside of the lockscreen being enabled to host widgets, what other visual changes did it receive that strike you as ugly? To me it looks the same as before.
     
  10. Trustdesa

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    I have the 4.1.2 and I cannot see any problems at all...I use my tablet a lot for 3D gaming, GPS and websurfing and the battery is ok!
     
  11. jhsrennie

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    I have 4.2.1 on two N7s and my GNEX. With all three I haven't seen any problems, but haven't seen any advantages either. Yes I now have lock screen widgets, but I don't use them. With all three I installed the Fixed Clock widget because the bold hours on the default lock screen clock looks so ugly. I installed the update mostly because I dislike being nagged by the update available notification, and if it were possible to disable this I'd have felt a lot less urgency to upgrade.

    Actually I do like the smaller icons at the bottom of the screen, so there is something in 4.2 I like :)
     
  12. Teknologic

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    I can't imagine anyone being unhappy with the quick settings in the status bar either...
     
  13. sntaylor

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    I Just Got My Nexus 7 Today, Set Up Two Users On It(Mine Under Owner, Mrs On The Second!).... She Has Set Hers Up The Way She Wants, But I've Been Encountering A Few Problems, Lots Of Things stoPing Even Had The Stock Launcher Crash!
    Facebook Keeps Crashing Before I Can Even Finish Typing My Email Address!

    Any Ideas?
     
  14. h4x0rj3ff

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    imo your problem is in the multi user setup. my tablet ran flawlessly until i setup multiuser then it froze up to a hult. deleted the new user and everything went back to the way it was!
     
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  15. sntaylor

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    unfortunately I Feared That May Be The Issue :-( She Has Her One Set Up The Way She Likes And I Don't Fancy Being The Bad One.Lol.... I Can Always Just Log In And Out Her Facebook App, Will See How Many Other Issues I Encounter, Or She Encounters :-(

    The multi User Idea Was The Main Reason To Upgrade From 4.1.2!
     
  16. sntaylor

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    Found a way to get around it. I just set up yet another user account, this time for myself, and Facebook at least, works fine. Not had any issues with anything else yet either :)


    Yet! Lol
     
  17. jhsrennie

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    Ah yes. OK, that's two things in 4.2.1 that I like :)
     

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