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10 Things to Know About the Nexus 7 Android 6.0.1 Update



10 Things to Do Before Installing Android 6.0.1

10 Things to Do Before Installing Android 6.0.1

If you're new to Android, just want some additional guidance or want to do your best to prevent problems with the Android 6.0.1 installation or update, you'll want to take a look at our pre-installation guide.

Our list will take you through the steps that we take before every Android update and the steps we took before we updated to Android 6.0.1. These tips are for Android 6.0 but we followed the same process before we installed the Nexus 7 Android 6.0.1 update.

Note that there is one key difference. You'll want to get acquainted with Android 6.0.1 and its features before you install it on your tablet. To do that, you'll want to take a look at the full Android 6.0.1 change log and the Android 6.0.1 Emoji change log

You don't need to follow every single step on there all but a little prep work will go a long way towards preventing problems and headaches. At the very least, make sure your files are backed up.



  1. Davin Peterson

    12/15/2015 at 12:09 pm

    I received it last Thursday while in Australia

  2. Piet Timmermans

    12/16/2015 at 1:14 am

    Last night I get the update to android 6.01 (for Nexus 7, 2013). The update started to optimize about 77 apps. (normaly after an update it are about 125 apps). After optimazing the android system started and begin again optimizing apps, 41 this time. After that the optimzing get in a ‘loop’ and repeated itself time after time. Wich means Android starts optimizeing 41 apps, finish, android starts up and get optimizing 41 apps again. And again and again. I run this for more dan 4 hours and android is still optimizing. Stopping this is possible, but after starting the tablet again the android software start repeating again (and again).
    Do you know a solution fot this problem. It’s like yoy have locked yourself out of the house with all the keys in the house

    • mzaid

      12/18/2015 at 6:36 am

      same problem plz guide

  3. Larrykmelo

    12/16/2015 at 7:07 am

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  4. chriss1

    12/16/2015 at 8:43 am

    @ Piet Timmermans – I have the same problem… Even flash with the tool “nexus root toolkit” by wug fresh don’t really solve the problem because after a restart i have the same bootloop again…

  5. Robert H

    12/16/2015 at 1:44 pm

    I’ve got the same problem as Piet & Chriss1.
    Endless start-ups restarts.

  6. John T.

    12/16/2015 at 9:55 pm

    Mine is looping the updates as well….Cannot get it to revert.

  7. Tony

    12/17/2015 at 2:58 am

    Yep I have the same problem!
    Trying to resolve with Nexus Toolkit at this moment.
    Will keep posted.
    Tony G

  8. Alexandru Barbu

    12/17/2015 at 4:43 am

    Hi! I have a Nexus 5 and upgraded to 6.0.1 and for some reason I can’t turn the Total Silence option off… I tried restarting the phone but the problem persists. Do you have any solutions? Thanks.

  9. Shane

    12/17/2015 at 12:58 pm

    Every time I type the letter a it auto types two of the letter a.

    Daamn frustratingly. Any fix for this?

  10. Gary Newell

    12/17/2015 at 8:54 pm

    I had the identical “looping” problem with my Nexus 7 and searched in vain for a solution on the Web. I tried several times to clear the cache, as was suggested by some Web commenters, but it didn’t work — the looping returned every time. The only thing I found that promised to be effective in ending the loop was a reset to factory settings. Reluctantly, I did it, but (of course) that required sacrificing all my data and purchased apps. (There was no chance of a backup before the factory reset; the “endless loop” prevented any sort of backup or other operation.) So, now I have an updated Nexus but with none of the useful apps or stored data I had before. And, as a bonus, the update yielded no discernible performance improvement whatsoever. Thanks a bunch to the people at Google or wherever who pushed out the update without field-testing it sufficiently to identify and solve a problem that, from the look of things, turns out to be a frequent occurrence.

  11. jay

    12/18/2015 at 11:00 am

    perhaps connecting the nexus to a computer, and then use the windows explorer to copy as much as you can to your computer. i’ve saved some data that way.

  12. TR

    12/31/2015 at 3:22 pm

    I have the same bootloop problem. I’ve read many blogs and tried to wipe and re-image the device to no avail. Any help would be appreciated…

  13. Robert Strong

    01/06/2016 at 12:39 pm

    When I click on Heritage Foundation news section an error comes up and says “an error occurred during the transport of information from the server.” Is this a tablet problem or a web site problem?

  14. andyf

    08/01/2016 at 5:08 pm

    Strange. I wasn’t aware there was an issue with 6.01 so I just let it get on with it. After 6.01 was installed, there were a number of monthly updates which, again, I just let it chug its way through them. Eventually, the upgrade and updates completed and everything seems fine.

    This is on the second generation Nexus 7 – this one has never been rooted, and not even been turned on in over six months.

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