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Re: Is the Sero 7 sluggish with newer software?
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2015, 11:01:44 PM »
Cool I'll give that a try. I installed Dopa KitKat too and it had the same behavior, so yeah seems like a Google thing. Never knew how to force that to update, was trying to find a new apk. For whatever reason Carbon wouldn't turn my WiFi on, so I'm going to keep trying between LA and Dopa KK. Thanks!

Edit: I just went I to the settings and there isn't an option to uninstall updates. What version should it be at? Mine says 4.4.4-1227136

Edit: I was going to try to install Chrome and other apps I wanted with adb and just circumvent Play Store, but now I am finding that the tablet will not even register as connected to the computer let alone enter debug mode. Which is weird because the USB port is still charging, but having had one with the port gone bad twice I think it might be on its way out on this one too :(
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Re: Is the Sero 7 sluggish with newer software?
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2015, 02:55:20 PM »
Wait.. Let's go back to google.  Which gapps package did you flash?  I see the link in the thread for the rom  has a closed gapps thread.

The rom is 4.4 so one from here might work. I always flash the smallest, pico or nano, then just add whatever else I want from google. Flash it over what you have installed, it should cleanup, repair whats there.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/software/reborn-gapps-t3074533

The'tablet not being recognized is most likely drivers not the port itself. (Especially if it's charging) If you check device manager and the device is showing here- without a yellow triangle-,  but still not recognized, (  meaning recognized as a media player but not recognized in fastboot/adb )    be sure you are using the hisense data cord, and try another usb plug on your pc. Maybe one in the back.  A yellow triangle means a driver issue. Sometimes just unplugging and plugging in a few times is all it takes to get recognized.


 If all else fails.. Search google for their generic android adb drivers. They work with the sero. Install them. Then hopefully you are recognized.
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Re: Is the Sero 7 sluggish with newer software?
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2015, 04:01:52 PM »
I found a package for Carbon and tried those but they were really outdated, so I tried OoenGapps instead. Theirs were much more recent. I got the play store to run a little but it stops when I try to download anything.

It's not a driver issue, my Fire plugs in and enters debug mode just fine. Plus I had the Sero plugged in like literally the other week IIRC. I think k it is just picky about which cord it's using like you said, unfortunately I never got the original Sero cord. The only one that seems to ever connect it to add is my friend's, but he doesn't know where it is and I hate using anyway because it must be inserted in just the right position to remain connected.

Maybe I could use the terminal on the tablet itself? Going to try to track down a coed thst works too.

Edit: Just tried with two different cords on two different computers and it doesn't show up as connected as all. I think another Sero 7 port bit the dust...
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Re: Is the Sero 7 sluggish with newer software?
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2015, 04:41:50 PM »
Try google play services in settings > apps. Un install the updstes, wipe cache as I stsated before.  You have to get services or framework to update.

If it just won't work, you could just install amazon underground. (Previously known as amazon apps) it pretty much has tons of the same things as goggle play.

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Re: Is the Sero 7 sluggish with newer software?
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2015, 05:07:22 PM »
In the settings for that I don't have an option to uninstall updates, it only says disable.

That is a good idea but my main issue is that without adb I have  only way to install any apk file. There's no file explorer, there was one on LS but it just crashes when I try to open it.

I'm pretty sure my port went bad, two different PCs and three different cords--all of which connected the Fire--and all of them only charge. I think what happened is the data lead went bad but left the 5v, so it at least charges. I may have to buy a new one.

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Re: Is the Sero 7 sluggish with newer software?
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2015, 05:14:39 PM »
You dont need a file manager to install apps. Use the browser to find amazon underground at amazon.com.  install it from the download folder. After installing, a box should pop up and ask if you want to install it.  After installing you'll have an icon on the homescreen or in the app drawer. Use that to sesrch, and install what you want. You can of course get a file explorer/ manager there.


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Re: Is the Sero 7 sluggish with newer software?
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2015, 06:16:48 PM »
You dont need a file manager to install apps. Use the browser to find amazon underground at amazon.com.  install it from the download folder. After installing, a box should pop up and ask if you want to install it.  After installing you'll have an icon on the homescreen or in the app drawer. Use that to sesrch, and install what you want. You can of course get a file explorer/ manager there.

Oh okay I didn't realize I could do it thst way, thanks!

Edit: I'm wondering if there is another underlying issue because now when I try to download something in the browser it crashes too.

Is there maybe some way to see what's going on? Especially since I can't connect the USB cable now...

I'm going to restore to Dopa Marshmallow for now, it may have been a little sluggish but it worked.
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Re: Is the Sero 7 sluggish with newer software?
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2015, 02:11:24 AM »
In the settings for that I don't have an option to uninstall updates, it only says disable.

That is a good idea but my main issue is that without adb I have  only way to install any apk file. There's no file explorer, there was one on LS but it just crashes when I try to open it.

I'm pretty sure my port went bad, two different PCs and three different cords--all of which connected the Fire--and all of them only charge. I think what happened is the data lead went bad but left the 5v, so it at least charges. I may have to buy a new one.
I suspect it's not your port that's bad, but the driver or security software you might have installed on your pc could be causing this.
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Re: Is the Sero 7 sluggish with newer software?
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2015, 02:48:41 AM »
In the settings for that I don't have an option to uninstall updates, it only says disable.

That is a good idea but my main issue is that without adb I have  only way to install any apk file. There's no file explorer, there was one on LS but it just crashes when I try to open it.

I'm pretty sure my port went bad, two different PCs and three different cords--all of which connected the Fire--and all of them only charge. I think what happened is the data lead went bad but left the 5v, so it at least charges. I may have to buy a new one.
I suspect it's not your port that's bad, but the driver or security software you might have installed on your pc could be causing this.

I don't see how that could be it as I tried it on two different computers, and neither of them even have any kind of antivirus software installed. It simply doesn't even show up on a computer as a USB device anymore. Plus if it were a driver issue, my Fire tablet wouldn't connect. I have another Sero that had went through two ports so they do seem like the weak link. Even using a cord I know has worked before... I guess it's possible something happened with the firmware on the tablet but I really doubt it's a problem with the PC. I wish it was then I could actually fix it.

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Re: Is the Sero 7 sluggish with newer software?
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2015, 10:37:23 PM »
I've tried on 3 different computers now, is there anything on the tablet other than a bad port which could cause that? It won't even connect in TWRP when trying to mount as USB storage.

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Re: Is the Sero 7 sluggish with newer software?
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2016, 12:23:46 AM »
Is bumping frowned on here?

So I finally got the kitkat version of dopa to work and it is so much better for me. The problem turned out to be with the MM version reformatting the /thirdparty partition to be used as swap.

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Re: Is the Sero 7 sluggish with newer software?
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2016, 08:57:56 AM »
Is bumping frowned on here?

So I finally got the kitkat version of dopa to work and it is so much better for me. The problem turned out to be with the MM version reformatting the /thirdparty partition to be used as swap.

Not when you have important information! Thanks for coming back and letting us know.

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Re: Is the Sero 7 sluggish with newer software?
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2016, 12:34:39 AM »
Check your apps in the settings menu. If the data is high I clear it. Chrome was just dragging along and pissing me off. I checked and it was up to about 250 mb I deleted the data, shut down and restarted. Zips right along.

I did this with the fb app also.

I'm not sure if this is correct but worked for me.

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Re: Is the Sero 7 sluggish with newer software?
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2016, 04:13:46 PM »
Check your apps in the settings menu. If the data is high I clear it. Chrome was just dragging along and pissing me off. I checked and it was up to about 250 mb I deleted the data, shut down and restarted. Zips right along.

I did this with the fb app also.

I'm not sure if this is correct but worked for me.

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yes. clearing the cache/ and dalvik cache are one of the advantages to having a custom recovery.  It allows you to clear all the app's caches.  And, yes, this does speed up the tablet for a while.

without a custom recovery you can do it manually as you did.  I think you can do it as a batch function in Esfile manager too.

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