Lollipop has made its way to most modern Nexus devices and while several Android purists are enjoying the upgrade, some are experiencing technical difficulties. A rather large group of 2012 Nexus 7 owners are having performance issues with their device since sampling Google’s new mobile OS.
In fact, there’s a lengthy thread growing on Google’s product forums addressing the situation. People who manually flashed version LRX21P of Android 5.0 on their trusty slate are reportedly experiencing a noticeably slower performance from their 7-inch tablet. If you’re among the afflicted, there’s a simple fix that might put a little pep in your Nexus 7’s step.
Clearing your troubled tablet’s cache will reportedly resolve the issue and it’s pretty easy to do. If you’re up for the challenge, just follow these easy steps:
- Turn off your device.
- Press and hold Power and volume down buttons simultaneously until you see a large arrow at the top of your screen.
- Press the volume down button repeatedly until you see “Recovery” in the arrow.
- Select it by pressing the power button.
- You’ll see an android mascot with a red triangle and exclamation mark.
- Hold down the power and press the volume up button once and then release the power button.
- Press the volume down button repeatedly to select “erase or wipe the cache partition” from the list of options.
- Wait for the process to complete and then restart your device.
If successful, you should notice an improvement in your tablet’s performance.