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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!


Nexus 7 Rumors

When I created this site, I decided I really didn’t want it to be an Android/Nexus 7 news site.  There are already several of those.  Besides, I don’t have the man power of those other blogs to keep up on all the latest happenings.  Having said that, there have been some developments which just can’t be ignored by a Nexus 7 blog.

Since these “developments” have already been written about by the major Android/Nexus 7 news sites, I am just going to link to the articles.

I am very interested in your thoughts.  Please leave a comment.

Welcome to Neal’s Unofficial Nexus 7 Blog

Hello, I’m Neal and welcome to my blog.  I’m the proud owner of a Google Nexus 7 Tablet by ASUS.

First a little introduction to my tablet experience.  Last August, like many other people, picked up an HP TouchPad during the fire sale. This was my first tablet experience. I liked the TouchPad a lot, but because of the uncertainty of the webOS platform, I was looking for something else.  The TouchPad is capable of running Android via CyanogenMod, so I decided to install it. I found that I was using Android more than I was using webOS. Since I was using Android, I wanted to go with a true Android device. I heard that Google was coming out with their own tablet and that it would possibly be available in July. I sold my TouchPad and placed my order for the Nexus 7 as soon as it was announced.

So, there’s the short version of how I became a Nexus 7 owner. 🙂

I decided to start a blog because I’ve been reviewing different case/cover options for the Nexus 7 and I wanted a place to post. This blog will be used to post my reviews and to spout random musings about my experience with the Nexus 7.