I am beginning to really hate android

@Asylum (48101)
Manchester, England
January 12, 2018 8:55am CST
About 4 pr 5 years ago I bought a Nexus 7 tablet running android. The tablet is easy to operate, but I have no in depth understanding of android. Yesterday my lack of android knowledge became a major problem. The Nexus 7 tablet refused to boot and kept stopping at a page displaying the android robot with the message “No command”. Eventually I checked online for any advice or solution available. Many sites gave the same advice about performing a factory reset, so I followed the instructions and reset it. Despite repeatedly telling me that the reset was successful, the device would still not boot. At this point I decided to install Ubuntu onto the tablet and went online for instructions. I installed the required protocols onto my laptop and connected the tablet via USB. When I entered the relevant commands into a terminal on my laptop the system could not find the tablet. It seems that the device has to have USB debugging enabled in order to be seen by my computer. I spent hours online searching for a solution, but every site suggested setting USB debugging via the tablet settings, which was impossible since the tablet would not boot. Even sites offering instructions of how to install Ubuntu onto a device that will not boot still suggested enabling USB debugging on the tablet first. After hours of repeatedly running the factory reset it finally began to boot, but remained at that state for a couple of hours. I left the device booting and went to bed, but it was still attempting to boot when I awoke today. For some unknown reason it did eventually boot up this morning, so I have now set USB debugging and will install Ubuntu later.
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@LadyDuck (125946)
• Switzerland
12 Jan
I also dislike Android, I am not interested in knowing better the system and I think I am going to do the same with my tablet, before it refuses to boot.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
It was fortunate for me that it finally booted. I cannot understand why it refused to boot for so long then finally succeeded
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@LadyDuck (125946)
• Switzerland
12 Jan
@Asylum Android is a mystery for me, I understand nothing of that system.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
@LadyDuck I am still having difficulty trying to access the device from my laptop.
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@JudyEv (103357)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
I'm afraid most of this is double dutch to me but I wanted to say hello and say I hope you're doing well.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
Sadly a lot of it was confusing to me at first, but I persevered and continued. As for me health, I appear to be fine at the moment thank you.
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12 Jan
Android does have a learning curve, and it's known to be more buggy. iOS works better if you seek simplicity and problem free operations, although Apple products are more expensive. I was using iPhones for years, until I got bored and switched to Android. Although I don't want to go back to iOS and I am very happy with Android, I understand your frustration. I hope your Ubuntu installation goes smoothly.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
I do not use iOS either because two operating systems are enough for me.
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@topffer (31190)
• France
12 Jan
I installed Linux on many PDAs/phones/tablets with a preference for Angström GPE, but a major problem is the power consumption needed, 2 or 3 times more than for Android, limiting seriously the interest. Any Linux console software can be compiled for Android, and many Linux software have been adapted, it is the choice I have made now : I use console versions of FFMPEG, SOX, etc on Android. The last tablet where I installed linux was an Android 2.2 tablet, I would not do it again.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
It is beginning to look as though the system is no longer supported for Nexus 7. I have repeatedly had the same error message via the terminal claiming "channel not found".
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@topffer (31190)
• France
13 Jan
@Asylum You get this message when you try to install Linux ?
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
@topffer Yes, from the terminal on my laptop. I now think that the reason is that it is not longer supported, so my laptop cannot locate a file to send to the tablet.
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@rebelann (34068)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
I've never wanted a tablet and now I know why ..... my phone is an android and for what I need it works fine but I don't use it to access online sites other than the weather.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
Android is fine for basic use, but when it comes to solving configuration issues I am n alien territory.
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@rebelann (34068)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
Basic is all I want it for anyway @Asylum for any real work on the sites I love, like mylot, I use only my PC.
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@RasmaSandra (13785)
• Riga, Latvia
12 Jan
Never had anything to do with this. I rely on my steady desktop PC.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
The tablet will still not accept Ubuntu so I ,at have to give up.
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@Corbin5 (84710)
• United States
12 Jan
Such a long struggle you had to endure. I admire your determination in trying to fix the problem.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
I am still having issues with it, so I may abandon it for a while and return later.
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@Platespinner (19015)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
12 Jan
I don't speak tech. When I have problems of that sort I run for my second son. He's gotten me out of a lot of sticky situations.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
I would have coped fine if it was Windows or Linux, but android is not easy for me.
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• Preston, England
14 Jan
hope it has sorted itself out - if not a refund might be in order @Asylum
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
14 Jan
I have managed to restore android and boot up the device, but so far cannot install Ubuntu.
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• Preston, England
15 Jan
@Asylum sounds really frustrating - not a problem I ever faced mercifully
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
23h
@arthurchappell This is probably because you have never considered changing the operating system.
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@BelleStarr (33671)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Jan
I have an iPad and an iPhone so am totally unfamiliar with Android technology.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
Apple is another operating system that do not use.
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@BelleStarr (33671)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Jan
@Asylum I am used to Apple and I find it user friendly
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
@BelleStarr All operating systems are once you are familiar with them. Since I have an excellent knowledge of Windows and a decent comprehension of Linux it is not worthwhile for me to learn another platform.
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@RodrickH (1560)
• China
12 Jan
Sorry to hear that you have this problem, USB debugging is a useful feature in Android system, since you can't boot up, I understand you hate Android, hope you can fix the problem later
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
The device has eventually booted up, so I can now enable USB debugging, but I have no idea why it finally worked.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
@hotsummer I know what USB debugging is, but could not find a way to activate it without being able to boot up the tablet.
@Madshadi (6979)
• Brussels, Belgium
13 Jan
As an operating system it’s crap but I like the money making apps on android
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
I was not aware that there were any such apps, although they would not interest me anyway.
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@Madshadi (6979)
• Brussels, Belgium
13 Jan
@Asylum it’s the only reason I’m still with android phones
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
13 Jan
Iam not android user so I don't face such problems.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
I am trying to stop being an Android user by installing Linux, but without any success so far
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
13 Jan
@Asylum hope you can make it successful
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@FourWalls (10602)
• United States
12 Jan
I miss Android like I'd miss a kidney stone. I'm quite happy with my Apple products.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
Apple is another system that I am not very familiar with.
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@FourWalls (10602)
• United States
12 Jan
@Asylum — the words “force close” disappear from your lexicon rather quickly. I know the iPhone is more expensive, but worth every penny for the stability it offers.
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@tzwrites (3990)
• Romania
13 Jan
Maybe the problem is with the tablet itself not the software, although I agree that Android is annoying
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
It would appear that the process has been discontinued for Nexus 7, so the computer was looking for a file that no longer exists.
@yugocean (5447)
• India
13 Jan
We are out of choice, even android changes in few years, my last was lolipop version, however it is still doing fine. Now I also want to use linux, and there are many problem with even windows.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
I like Windows and currently have Windows 10 on my desktop. However, I also like Linux so I often use both on different machines.
@allknowing (56644)
• India
13 Jan
Just one question. When you reset it did you not lose all your contacts and other stuff?
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
It does remove all personal data, but I did not lose anything because I have such data archived.
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@thelme55 (12398)
• Germany
12 Jan
I think my Samsung Tablet is android. I have no idea of this system. For me, as long as it function, it is okay.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
Yes Samsung will be an android device. With either Microsoft or Linux I could solve whatever issues occurred, but not with Android.
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• Philippines
12 Jan
What do you recommended? should I buy something that is a second hand or just the previous Android.
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
This is always a matter of personal choice. In my case I shall avoid android in the future.
• Jalandhar, India
12 Jan
I am sorry to know about your bad experience with Android
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@Asylum (48101)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
I suppose that it was inevitable since I have very little knowledge of the system.
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