The Nexus 7, Google’s quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3-powered Android tablet, is one of the most popular devices on the market. It’s definitely seen it’s fair share of issues so far, but that hasn’t stopped many people from taking the plunge and picking one up.
If you’re the proud owner of one and you’ve already unlocked and rooted the device, we just got our hands on a flashable zip file, which contains the latest updated binaries from the recently released JRO03R build, and should bring a number of fixes to the table along with it.
A big thanks to XDA Senior Member Jay Aristide, who repackaged the binaries and posted them over on the Nexus 7 Android Development forum. Here’s what he had to say — make sure you pay attention, because it’s important!
There are SEVERAL ROMs out there that build on JRO03R and above sources. Some of these ROMs do contain these binaries, and some of these ROMs do not. The only ways to know for sure would be to compare the MD5 hashes of your binaries against these or ask the developer of your ROM if it includes these binaries.
This package covers just about all the bases for the Nexus 7, as far as drivers are concerned. Here’s a list of what’s included:
WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS by Broadcom
Touchscreen by ELAN
Orientation sensor by InvenSense
Graphics & CPU by nVidia
DRM by Widevin
I just installed them myself, using TWRP, and had no issues. I haven’t had much time to test them yet, so I cannot comment on anything they fix (or break). If you’d like to give them a go for yourself, head on over to Jay’s original thread, grab the 7.6MB file, and get to flashing.
Stop back and let us know if you notice a difference.