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Nexus 7 Developer Tab?
« on: June 25, 2014, 05:49:50 PM »
Bear with me here...a little complicated for me.

I had a Google Nexus 7 that I sent in to Asus for warranty/repair. They determined that the issue was not covered under warranty and sent my tablet back to me.

When it arrived, however, it was not the tablet that I had sent in. Now, I'm not really complaining, because the one that I had sent in was non-functional and had a cracked screen...

But...the one that they sent also is a unit with which I'm not familiar; it has no Google associations, it has tools/apps I have never seen, and it does not appear that I can update it from Jelly Bean...

I loved my Nexus 7 but I am not a developer or an advanced user, necessarily, just a basic tablet user/google customer.

Am I looking at a some type of developer mode? Is there any way to update to KitKat and resume using Google Play, Gmail, etc.?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!



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Re: Nexus 7 Developer Tab?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2014, 07:39:33 PM »
Go to Settings then About and post the information that you find. I suspect that you have a custom ROM.

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Re: Nexus 7 Developer Tab?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 11:15:58 PM »
Asus makes a number of 7 inch tablets. The About Tablet query will tell us a lot.
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Re: Nexus 7 Developer Tab?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2014, 10:46:59 AM »
I will post that info as soon as I'm back in front of my tablet today. Thanks!

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Re: Nexus 7 Developer Tab?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014, 12:05:04 PM »
Here ya go:

Model number: Full Android on Grouper
Android Version: 4.1.1
Baseband Version: Unknown
Kernel version: 3.1.10-00001-g2cd7831android@Uranus)) #! SMP PREEMPT Wed Jan 2 17:28:16
Build number: full-grouper-eng 4.1.1 JRO03C full_grouper-0.0.1.25-2-1301102 test-keys


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Re: Nexus 7 Developer Tab?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2014, 01:42:37 PM »
Grouper is nexus7 2012 WiFi. Maybe a prerelease developer model?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1800268&page=701

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Re: Nexus 7 Developer Tab?
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2014, 01:44:23 PM »

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Re: Nexus 7 Developer Tab?
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2014, 08:13:14 PM »
You could unlock, root and try to install gapps. Or flash a stock ROM. I would run a custom recovery and make a full nandroid backup first in case of incompatibility. I'm guessing it is the same Asus tablet later branded the nexus 7.

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Re: Nexus 7 Developer Tab?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2014, 12:00:34 AM »
You could unlock, root and try to install gapps. Or flash a stock ROM. I would run a custom recovery and make a full nandroid backup first in case of incompatibility. I'm guessing it is the same Asus tablet later branded the nexus 7.

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Re: Nexus 7 Developer Tab?
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2014, 05:31:05 AM »
If you open the back, there should be a model #.

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