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#1 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 16:22

Ok, so I have the 1st gen Nexus 7 running unrooted stock android 4.2.2. I'm trying to get the new 4.3 update. When I go to Settings -> About Tablet -> System updates it says there are none. Am I missing something? When Google said "the people with nexus devices will be updated today" did they just mean they will begin rolling it out?

 

Things I tried:

1. Waiting 24 hours

2. http://marakana.com/...id_nexus_device

 

Am I the only one? Help please? :)




#2 shozilla

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 16:28

I am sure they are rolling out..  just give them time before you get it.. you may get it within a few hours or tomorrow depends on which server your device is connected to.



#3 AJerman

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 16:30

Give it a couple of days. They do rolling releases as not to overload their servers with every single Nexus updating at once. That or I'm sure you can find a copy over at XDA.



#4 Som

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 16:31

Don't have the nexus 7 but try out xda developers , if it's available it's there



#5 ManMountain

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 22:04

Either remain patient for an OTA update or just download 4.3 from Google https://developers.g...ges#takjujzo54k

 

Literally in the last couple of minutes, Chainfire has released an updated root method as the previous didn't work properly. If interested, head on over here https://plus.google....sts/Jkuu84odnx6



#6 MikeFu84

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 12:22

Ya I am still waiting on my OTA for my N7. If it's not done by tomorrow afternoon I plan to side load the official image from Google.



#7 OP f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 19:54

Just got it! I'm installing it now. :)



#8 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 19:59

little late now, however i was going to suggest just downloading it from google and sideloading it yourself. no need to root that way.



#9 KRazpopov

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 20:10

I just got an update notification on my N7 as well. Waiting for it to download at the moment.



#10 tsupersonic

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 20:21

I got the notification on my Nexus 7 and it's installing now. I also just picked up the new Nexus 7. Ironically that is also installing a 51 MB update to Android 4.3



#11 OP f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 15:52

I got the notification on my Nexus 7 and it's installing now. I also just picked up the new Nexus 7. Ironically that is also installing a 51 MB update to Android 4.3

 

Quick question if you don't mind---How much more snappy is it compared to the original? :)



#12 Jason Stillion

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 16:06

I've used these instructions to get the update early - http://www.androidpo...t-it-right-now/

It can take a few weeks for it to show up under the update check.

 

Don't forget this little app - https://play.google....plauncher&hl=en

Which give you access to the hidden/functional advaced app premission manager. ex. you can Kill facbook's app location access but not globally turn location access off for all apps.

 

I've notice it's a little bit snappier/responsive over all, especially in launching some games (I have orginal Nexus 7, Wifi Only, 8gb - Not the new 2nd Gen Nexus 7).



#13 tsupersonic

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 16:07

Quick question if you don't mind---How much more snappy is it compared to the original? :)

Much snappier. Not only is the CPU faster, the storage IO seems a lot faster. I did a quick first impressions, check it out: http://www.neowin.ne...#entry595841293

Android 4.3 enables fstrim, so the new Nexus 7 shouldn't slow down over time. I personally am loving the new Nexus 7. My favorite features so far are: 1920x1200 resolution and display, stereo speakers, and the performance. This is everything the first gen. Nexus 7 should've been.

#14 OP f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 17:52

Much snappier. Not only is the CPU faster, the storage IO seems a lot faster. I did a quick first impressions, check it out: http://www.neowin.ne...#entry595841293

Android 4.3 enables fstrim, so the new Nexus 7 shouldn't slow down over time. I personally am loving the new Nexus 7. My favorite features so far are: 1920x1200 resolution and display, stereo speakers, and the performance. This is everything the first gen. Nexus 7 should've been.

 

Thanks! And nice keyboard! 



#15 +patseguin

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 18:11

I was under the impression that tablets wouldn't get the update until after the new Nexus 7 came out. Guess I was wrong?