Not running Android 4.1.2? Here’s how to force an update

About your Nexus 7 tablet

This screen shows that my Nexus 7 has updated to Android 4.1.2

If your Nexus 7 has not updated to Android 4.1.2 on its own, here’s how you can force it to update:
FIRST!!!, charge your Nexus 7 and leave the USB cord plugged-in


  1. Go to Settings -> Apps -> All
  2. Find Google Services Framework.
  3. Tap on Force Stop.
  4. Select Clear Data.
  5. Head back to the Nexus 7’s Settings, go to About, and check for a System Update. (Note the date will be in the 60’s its okay)

If that does not work, you’ll have to repeat steps 1 – 5. You may have to repeat several times. I read about someone that had to repeat 10 times before it worked. I had to repeat a few times. I lost track of how many times, but it worked!

Have fun with 4.1.2!