Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Jul 2013 22:14 UTC
Google Other than reports that the Android 4.3 update has improved performance on the Nexus 7, Google seems to have addressed the performance degradation issue as well. "It appears that Google has fixed the performance degradation problem with the Nexus 7 by finally adding TRIM support in Android 4.3 (which also applies to all devices that have been upgraded, though I never had any performance issues with my Nexus 4), as noticed by Brian Klug at Anandtech. This means, in theory, that performance on the device should remain usable, even as time goes on and I continue to use my tablet to do all of the things it was designed for. I'll be watching it closely (and probably be very vocal about it if performance drops off a cliff as it did before), but I actually have a usable tablet once again, and I didn't have to shell out upwards of $200 again to get there." My Nexus 7 feels like new now that I've wiped my custom ROM and installed stock 4.3. I'm skeptical about whether or not Google has managed to solve the performance loss over time though, since it seems to be caused by low-quality NAND, and not by software.
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RE: Root
by vnangia on Wed 31st Jul 2013 02:17 UTC in reply to "Root"
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Same as you would before: install a new recovery, sideload the updated SuperSU apk and reboot. Here's a decent writeup (near the bottom):

The main difference currently appears to be that there is no way to simply boot the replacement recovery temporarily as it used to be possible pre-4.3, so you do need to (at least temporarily) flash a custom recovery.

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RE[2]: Root
by WorknMan on Wed 31st Jul 2013 02:37 in reply to "RE: Root"
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I've formatted my hard drive since getting my N7 and don't have adb and the other crap on my machine anymore. Is there a version of the factory image rom somewhere already rooted, so I can just flash it like a custom rom?

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