[MOD][5.0.2/4.4.x] SMS and WiFi Hotspot for the Nexus 7 3G (2012)

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jarusss

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GuyAdams: do you know something? I have update my N7 to Lollipop, but without tether it's useless and I don't know should I wait for flash or not ;)
 

almdroid

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Wifi Hotspot works perfect . But you have to make room on your system partition before flashing. I deleted Maps and Chrome cuz you use the updates anyway.
Thank you

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d4md

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Wifi Hotspot works perfect . But you have to make room on your system partition before flashing. I deleted Maps and Chrome cuz you use the updates anyway.
Thank you

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what do you mean? I freshly installed the 5.0.2 factory image. how'd you flash the tether zip on your end?

Thanks
 

almdroid

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ahh well, didn't work for me haha. will wait for Guy's update work. :)
After flashing 5.02 only 1 meg is free on your system partition. After rooting .4 megs are free. You cannot flash a 5 meg zip to a 0.4 meg partition.

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d4md

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Finally Got it to Work!

After flashing 5.02 only 1 meg is free on your system partition. After rooting .4 megs are free. You cannot flash a 5 meg zip to a 0.4 meg partition.

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Thanks for the help! Fresh installed factory 5.0.2, then rooted, get all apps and user data restored, then downgraded GMaps and/or Chrome to release disk space on the system partition (as recommended, get at least 6MB free), then flashed the zip. Now it works great but don't expect the tethering option to appear in the notification tray. It has to be activated via a shortcut or going to the settings menu.

PS: use a system info app to know how much space you have in your system partition.
 

joopsx

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Could you mind to delete the link of LRG22? Many of us have infinite bootlooooooping

Ok restore your backups and I'll take a look see what I can find.

Thanks


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I m using Tilapia, should I need to flash 2b-N72012Wifi-5.0.2-Hotspotmod-with3Gmodem? Is it safe? GuyAdams' one make mine bootlooooping

Update For the Nexus 7 Wi-Fi Lollipop 5.0.2

See above post for details. I decided to add this post instead of just editing the past above, and the reason is to make this point: I've found that it is better to Wipe Cache after flashing this. Otherwise system apps will force close. TWRP gives you the option to Wipe Cache/Dalvik right after flashing the zip. I suggest you use that option and wipe cache. This will trigger the Android is upgrading optimizing apps dialog, which in retrospect makes sense to bring the apps in line with the new framework.
 
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d4md

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Could you mind to delete the link of LRG22? Many of us have infinite bootlooooooping



---------- Post added at 10:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:03 PM ----------

I m using Tilapia, should I need to flash 2b-N72012Wifi-5.0.2-Hotspotmod-with3Gmodem? Is it safe? GuyAdams' one make mine bootlooooping

almdroid's solution works. You have to free up space in your system partition. Download the Quick System Info PRO app and run it. You'll see a field named 'System Storage'. You should have at least 6MB+ free to flash the zip GuyAdams' made. You'll have to downgrade/uninstall updates on one or more of your GApps (Maps, Chrome, GMail, etc.) to free the space. Check your Quick System Info PRO app again to see if you have the required space before flashing the zip.

After flashing, update your GApps again.
 
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Tarlabgab

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Can I just extract framework-res.apk and
Code:
ADB push framework-res.apk /system/framework/
Should anyone try that. I myself am too tired with bootloop.
 

TimoSorvoja

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SMS feature disabled in Hangouts (5.0.2)

Hi,
I just flashed Lollipop and SMS Wifi Tethering patch and wondered why Hangouts does not show or send SMS's despite being the default app. It seems this feature is disabled. Correct if I'm wrong.

SMS still works with other SMS clients.
 

cmstlist

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almdroid's solution works. You have to free up space in your system partition. Download the Quick System Info PRO app and run it. You'll see a field named 'System Storage'. You should have at least 6MB+ free to flash the zip GuyAdams' made. You'll have to downgrade/uninstall updates on one or more of your GApps (Maps, Chrome, GMail, etc.) to free the space. Check your Quick System Info PRO app again to see if you have the required space before flashing the zip.

After flashing, update your GApps again.

"Uninstall updates" won't do the trick. All that does is remove the updated version from your data partition while leaving the one that's taking up space in your system partition.

What you'd want to do is pick one of those apps that has already been updated (so there is a copy of the newest apk in /data/app) and then remove its apk from /system/app. If Titanium Backup is working well enough for you, you could try "Convert to user app" which will remove it from /system while ensuring it remains operational in /data.
 
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rajeshrakky

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Sms not working

Hi,
I just flashed Lollipop and SMS Wifi Tethering patch and wondered why Hangouts does not show or send SMS's despite being the default app. It seems this feature is disabled. Correct if I'm wrong.

SMS still works with other SMS clients.

For me too Sms not working in Hangout previously it working good in kitkat 4.4 but not now..

i use Titanium back up to delete map and chrome
Open Titanium back up and click Backup/restore
click chrome > click uninstall
do the same for map
and i have 26 MB space in system rom i reboot in to recovery and flash the zip file and wifi teethering is working but not sms even i select Default sms app is hangout it cannot send or receive sms
 

Tarlabgab

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"Uninstall updates" won't do the trick. All that does is remove the updated version from your data partition while leaving the one that's taking up space in your system partition.

What you'd want to do is pick one of those apps that has already been updated (so there is a copy of the newest apk in /data/app) and then remove its apk from /system/app. If Titanium Backup is working well enough for you, you could try "Convert to user app" which will remove it from /system while ensuring it remains operational in /data.

I moved 7-MB Music2.apk which I rarely use from /system/app to some other place and checked for system space to make sure. The flashing went well without any issue.
BTW Music app still can be open even I didn't move it back.:good:
 

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