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post #1131 of 2571
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Everything is correct except Trinity is a kernel I believe. Go to xda and look at android development for the nexus 7. You want ROMs. They'll come in a zip file do not extract.

I just downloaded trinity and its a zip file...is the a ROM? lol so confused between the difference between kernels and roms....
post #1132 of 2571
I am new to this as well. But I have to say the info given to you by bonkers is all you need . A step by step will do more harm then good because if you run into a problem you will be stuck to starting over or redoing the same step . True its hard to brick a nexus but its not impossible . I hope im scaring you into doing some research because that is my goal . No matter what method you try the first time your going to be a little hesitant as you should be . But I would suggest you read on how to fix possible issues before you start . Also being that the stock ROM and kernel are so good make sure its worth the risk for you .IMHO over clocking for higher benchmark scores is not worth it. Read up on how to fix a boot loop or soft brick something that won't be in the noob step by step you asked for and don't do anything before your reasonably comfortable. Once you've done some reading and watched some YouTube videos you will see all you need is in bonker's post.
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post #1133 of 2571
Is it really even worth overclocking it if all I'm really doing on it is playing an occasional game but 90% of the time surfing youtube and OCN on it..checking the weather and my email...?
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No its not worth it. but clock control is not just for overclocking. I am on the stock rom because I can't find one better for me . But a custom kernel gives me better control of the stock ROM. A custom kernel let's you over clock but it also let's you lower your clocks and control how your CPU ramps up increasing battery life.
Unlocking and rooting also has it own benefits. Some programs just need root access to work. Stickmount, titanium backup to name a couple.
Edited by smoke420 - 11/26/12 at 8:58am
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I went and bought a 16GB at Office Depot on Saturday, and used it all day. I plugged it in and charged it over night. I went to walk my dogs on Sunday morning and took my Nexus 7 with me for music. As soon as I walked outside, I heard a pop, and watch the glass crack right across the center of the screen. It seams going for hot to cold caused the glass the flex and crack. I took it back to Office Depot and they have exchanged it for a 32GB, as that was there last one in stock.
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question guys: does anyone else have trouble running Adfree on their Nexus 7 on 4.2 stock rooted?
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post #1137 of 2571
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question guys: does anyone else have trouble running Adfree on their Nexus 7 on 4.2 stock rooted?

I will let you know when i get home.
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Work fine for me but some ads just can't be stopped. Most ads are gone but my live wallpaper pop up is really persistent.
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post #1139 of 2571
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I just downloaded trinity and its a zip file...is the a ROM? lol so confused between the difference between kernels and roms....

Kernels are just kind of like how the software interacts with the hardware more or less.

ROMs are the "cosmetic" parts of the software. Its the Operating System more or less.

The way you want to do that is find your ROM. Download it. Flash it to your nexus. Flash google apps (If your rom doesnt have it built in. The thread will tell you if it does or not). Flash your kernel. Reboot. Enjoy.

Here is a break down of exactly what to do.

Unlock your Device using the Toolbox
Make a Nandroid backup/Install CWM or TWRP for recovery purposes
Once youre in CWM or TWRP you are going to do a factory reset
Wipe Cache
Wipe Dalvik Cache
Flash Rom
Flash Gapps
Flash Kernel
Reboot
Play

Ive been rooting/flashing for about a year and a half now lol. Started with the thunderbolt. My Razr Maxx is also running on a custom ROM so I can enjoy JB.

Edit: Im reallly really frustrated with my Nexus. Got it to charge overnight while it was turned off but its just a pain in the butt for it to not connect to the pc. Airdroid has been a real savior for getting files off it and putting files on it. I suggest everything check it out.
Edited by Bonkers - 11/26/12 at 11:38am
post #1140 of 2571
Get adaway, adfree doesn't have as good a list. I just copy the /etc/hosts file then delete the program and put it back so you don't have to bother with it. I haven't seen an ad on any of my 3 Droid devices in over a year. Also a lot of custom roms have their hosts file set to block ads you can use it and or combine it.
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