Google Nexus 7 2013 (asus-flo)

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Google (ASUS) Nexus 7 (2013) WIFI
Flo running Hildon
Flo running Hildon
Manufacturer Google (ASUS)
Name Nexus 7 (2013) WIFI
Codename flo
Hardware
Chipset Qualcomm APQ8064-1AA Snapdragon S4 Pro (Snapdragon 600)
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait 300
GPU Adreno 320
Display 1200x1920 FHD IPS
Storage 16/32 GB
Memory 2 GB

Contributors

  • montvid porting
  • #postmarketos irc crew
  • John Stultz Flo kernel patches maintainer
  • Rob Clark Freedreno video driver maintainer
  • Linaro, Qualcomm, Red Hat drivers, kernel upstreaming

Key combinations

  • Boot to bootloader: Power + Volume Down
  • Boot to recovery: Power + Volume Up
  • Shutdown: Power

What works

  • 3D Freedreno hardware acceleration
  • Flashing with pmbootstrap/fastboot
  • Upstream stable Kernel 4.11.12 + patches
  • Screen
  • Touchscreen input
  • USB Internet
  • WIFI Internet
  • X11 Hildon, Mate, Xfce, Xwayland-Weston
  • TWRP Recovery
  • PREEMPT_RT (not on by default)

What does not work yet

  • Audio
  • Hardware Video decoding
  • Bluetooth
  • Sensors
  • Camera

Issues

  • WIFI firmware sometimes does not load on boot. WIFI connection is very slow. You need to start WiFi#Start_WIFI_manually as the firmware loads late in the boot process.

Other information

  • Flash the system to a userdata partition to have 10GB free space. If you don't see 10GB install TWRP recovery and format system/all partitions and start again:
./pmbootstrap.py flasher flash_system --partition userdata
./pmbootstrap.py flasher flash_kernel
  • I would recommend installing and using MATE as it is very complete
  • To run Internet via USB see USB Internet

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