Has Android 4.2 Caused Your Nexus 7 To Have Charging Issues?

By Jimmie Geddes email: j.geddes@mobilenapps.com | Dec 30, 2012 02:06 PM EST

When Google released Android 4.2, it added some new features to the OS and, unfortunately, included some annoying bugs as well. One of those bugs has turned out to be an issue with Nexus 7 owners claiming that if they leave their tablet off for an extended period of time or completely drain the battery they are experiencing issues with the device not charging after plugging it in and in some cases they can't even turn their Nexus 7 on.

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Drod-Life has posted a tip on a possible solution to resurrect a dead Nexus 7:

1. Plug-in your dead N7 to a wall charger. (Jump immediately to step 2.)

2. Immediately after plugging it in, press Volume Down and Power at the same time.

*This should get you into the bootloader menu. You may have to try this with different chargers or test out the timing in order to get it to work.

3. Once in the bootloader menu, use Volume Down until you see "Power Off Device."

4. Choose that option with the Power button.

5. Once your device is off, unplug the charger and then plug it back into the device.

Nexus 7 Charging (Credit: Droid-Life)

Nexus 7 Charging (Credit: Droid-Life)

6. You should now see the battery meter (pictured above) with your device returning to life

Droid-Life notes to try not letting your Nexus 7 completely run out of battery life and recommends charging it before it falls below 10%. Hopefully Google will address this annoying bug with an update to Android 4.2, but if you're having these issues, try this tip. It could save your Nexus 7's life.

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