Recharging the Nexus 7

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Recharging the Nexus 7

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After having completely exhausted the battery of my Google Nexus 7 Asus 32 Gb tablet it didn't want to recharge.

Happily, Hopko pointed me to the following page:

Fix: Nexus 7 Refusing to Charge, Try This Trick

This page helped me to get the Nexus charging again.

In case this page is unreachable or removed from the internet or so, I here repeat the recipe from this page:

To charge 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.
  6. You should now see the battery meter with your device returning to life.

Time to fully charge

According to this page on Tom's Hardware the expected time to a full charge is about 2.5 to 3 hours.

I didn't watch my Nexus 7 the full time of the recharge but went to bed. So I can not testify about the correctness of this. Therefore my advice is just to be patient.

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