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Nexus 7 WiFi Receiving Update to JSS15R, Appears to be Ultra Minor


A new Android 4.3 update is currently rolling out to the new Nexus 7 WiFi models this week as build JSS15R. The update is tiny, so we’re not even sure if it does much but fix bugs. We were hoping that it would address the ongoing touch-screen issue saga, but reports out of Google’s support forums aren’t giving us much hope.

The update is 8.0MB in size and can be grabbed by visiting Settings>About tablet>System updates, if it hasn’t already downloaded automatically for you. 


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  • Shawn

    Mine won’t pair to any new bluetooth speakers after this update. Anyone else notice this?

  • roy

    Mine was perfect until jss15r, now the touch screen barely works and I can’t get root back.

  • sam

    it enables google wallet 😀 YYYEEEEESSSS

    • acornblue

      nope, what you’ve finally noticed sir is wallet-. Thats MINUS. As in it doesn’t support paying with nfc.

  • George Jacobs

    After the update, my system won’t work at all. It just keeps cycling to the home screen then the black screen with the nexus logo then shuts down and resets to do the same thing over and over. It’s an endless loop that just drains the battery. WTF?

  • Daniel Russell

    Anyone not get this update yet? My nexus 7 still hasn’t gotten it….

  • quidhala

    Seems to have solved my issue with Bluetooth keyboard. Touches also seem much more responsive with less pressure.
    Chrome browser still crashes with Bluetooth input but Firefox seems to have no issue.
    Great update.

  • Garen Loshkajian

    I think the JSS15R fixed the touchscreen issues but I do not have any random reboots or stuck X screens yet.

    • Garen Loshkajian

      don’t have touchscreen issues but I am getting a random reboot here and there.

  • Justin

    Is this update for both the 2013 and 2012 models? My 2012 unrooted stock Nexus 7 recieved an OTA update about a month or two ago and it was 4.3 Build JWR66Y. It runs WAY better now, no lag at all, smooth and fast. If I already have 4.3 do I really need this update? I know it’s a small update but I don’t want it going back to being laggy and slow again. Any suggestions? Has anyone had any problems with this update?

  • Jay Stephens

    Link to pre-rooted jss15r: http://www.scottsroms.com/showthread.php?3935-ROM-9-17-13-Flo-Stock-Rooted-Android-4-3-*JSS15R*-Yes-R!
    This is the full ROM, so it will work for ROMS even prior to jss15q

  • Nick V

    I am hoping that this fixes the lag issues I have been getting since the last update. I will be using the tablet, and then all of a sudden, it stops responding for about 30+ seconds, and then I get the App Not Responding, Report, Wait, Ok

  • Jesus Puente

    Mine was having this issue where it would reboot after putting it down after use, this update seemed to fix that

  • Skip Flem

    I’m more interested in ‘JLS36C’…

  • This update rolled out 2 days ago. Where have you guys been?

    • JRUIV

      Yeah, I got the update this morning and was like “why didn’t i hear about this on DL?”

    • Flyinion

      Apparently it’s still rolling out then because as of last night at 11pm PST I hadn’t received any notification. I noticed threads back as far Monday when I just looked at XDA as to when it started coming out though. I’m guessing I’ll have a notification when I get home tonight.

  • Spencer

    Mine can make toast now per update!


    Got mine…lost root 🙁

    • Flyinion

      Re-root? Should take like 5 minutes max.

      • JRUIV

        Yes, i’m aware, gracias

        • Flyinion

          LOL sorry just making sure you weren’t thinking we had to wait for some new root method to come out or something like on the locked down phones 🙂

          • JRUIV

            You’re a gentleman and a scholar

      • CJ

        Could please help me. How to re root again ?.

  • tharealoc

    I just got mine about an hour ago….what is with the “pbs1.mtv.corp” and I think the update may have been to include keep into the system apps. I do not remember if it came on the device, but it specifically mentioned being able to use keep in the update summary.

  • loony2nz

    I’m wondering if it fixes the WiFi issue I’m having. My 2013 model stutters on youtube videos or any videos. But, right next to it is my 2012 Nexus 7 viewing the same content, rather smoothly. Both are unrooted stock 4.3

  • Shannon Hoff

    I was really hoping we would get an update that would finally completely fix the random lockup-reboots. Although the number of times it does that has gone way down at least.

    • Adrynalyne

      You sure it isn’t what you have installed? Mine has rebooted a grand total of once, and I bought it a while ago.

      • Flyinion

        I don’t think mine has ever rebooted at all unless I shut it down and turned it back on. Bought it the Saturday after they hit stores (actually I bought one that Friday but it was an early defective Best Buy one that wouldn’t updated all the OTA’s). So yeah there’s definitely gotta be a defective app or actual bad unit going on there.

  • Ant

    Will we lose root and custom recovery by doing this ota update?

    • Flyinion

      If it’s like the last update, you won’t be able to update it running a custom recovery. I ended up going back to stock recovery for that and will stick with that until I end up dropping a 3rd party ROM on it. XDA had a good tutorial on getting back to stock. Root also apparently caused an issue with the update on the 1.5x (don’t remember the version) of SuperSU and someone at XDA put out a patch for it that allowed it to not interfere. I think I still had to root again after (maybe not) but I didn’t have to unroot to install the update. I haven’t looked yet to see if there’s new info for this new update though.

      • Ice2098

        Updated fine with TWRP

        • Flyinion

          Did you download it from somewhere and use TWRP to install it? Or you did it OTA with TWRP as your recovery? The last update would fail to install if you didn’t have the stock recovery.

          • FknTwizted

            is there a place i can get the file to install it through wugfresh?

        • FknTwizted

          I’m set up with twrp and my update error on had to power cycle. Running supersu V. 1.65. Any suggestions?

    • Yes you will lose both, but who cares. You have a Nexus. Just re-root.

  • mcdonsco

    got it, and so far, no update has really fixed the touchscreen issues…improved sure, but fixed? not so much.

  • Liquidretro

    The previous update seems to have fixed all of my touch issues.

    • Adrynalyne

      I only had the issue where one tap registered as two, and yeah it was fixed last update.

      • Michael C.

        are either of you getting touchscreen issues when the tablet isn’t connected to the usb and is flat on the tablet/bed? That’s the only touchscreen issue I have and I heard it might be due to a grounding issue.

        • Adrynalyne

          I haven’t tried it under both of those circumstances. I’ll get back with you and post a reply here tonight if I remember.

          • Michael C.

            cool thanks! It only happens once every several touches.

          • Adrynalyne

            @Michael C:

            No, sorry, that issue isn’t happening to me.

  • bigfire

    Hitting the update button like one of those nicotine testing monkey. No luck so far.

  • Adrynalyne

    I just wish Netflix would work right on my N7. Half the time if you let the tablet sleep while using it, it won’t load up again until you reboot.

    • Cavepox

      Yeah I waiting for the update also. Boughtthistablet2 days ago and can’t use Netflix.I get an error 15001. Apparently thousands of people can’t use Netflix. I may just go with a note.

      • Adrynalyne

        To be fair, it is Netflix’s fault, not the tablet.

        • WhatGivesHereGoogle

          WRONG! The Netflix app works fine across the spectrum of Android devices, but not the new version of Nexus 7.

          • Adrynalyne

            Nice theory.

            Allow me to poke holes in it.

            1. It works at times, which means it is software related. Other applications do not have this issue.
            2. That other spectrum of devices? None of them:
            Are Android 4.3, @ 1900×1200, with the Adreno 320 gpu.

            So please, don’t try to play this off as a Nexus 7 fault when clearly you don’t understand the issue. So no, you are WRONG.

          • FknTwizted

            Wrong using it now! Try to uninstall and install or wipe cache or data. I’ve seen that issue when the app was trying to access the app information from a previous install ie using a tb or helium reinstall.