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No, the key parts of the ROM would be the kernel and all the drivers for the hardware. The boot image is likely different too. These devices are not the same so you would end up, at the very least, "soft bricking" your device. Even when a device is basically the same, take all of the Galaxy S devices (vibrant, captivate, facinate, epic, i9000), all are ...


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This turns out to be more complicated than just the amperage rating of the power adapter. This XDA post says that the Tablet itself may 'step down' to 0.5A charging if it cannot detect the right support in the USB host. There are some additional details in this post but I don't grok them. That thread led me to this slashdot comment which seems very ...


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Video The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will work best with MP4 files (H.264 encoding) at 720p (1280x720). Do not use Entropy Coding. I'm noticing a few problems with it; it could be the video / my setup though and not the device itself. Use a constant bitrate at a reasonable quality level (RF:20 should be good, or around 1000kbps). Maximum B-Frames should be set to 0, ...


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There's probably tons of ways to do this, but here's what I can think of offhand: If you have adb set up on your computer then use it to push the ROM file over: adb push /path/to/ROM /sdcard Upload it to Dropbox, Box, or any other cloud file storage service and then download it via the associated Android app Upload it to a file sharing service like ...


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The problem is that the "Automatic Time Zone" setting on the Samsung Galaxy Tab defaults to on, and the preference to disable it is missing from the built-in settings application. There is an app on the Android market specifically designed to correct this issue called Galaxy Time Zone Fix. It mimics the "Date & Time" section of the built-in settings ...


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Your device is in Download Mode. I don't have that device, but if the battery doesn't come out, you will probably need to use ADB and send an adb reboot to get it out of Download mode. If you don't know how to use ADB, then you can just let the battery die. I don't like that option though because the same image will be on the screen for an extended period of ...


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You can't. The Tab doesn't have an ethernet jack and doesn't support it anyways. If you don't want to get yourself a wireless router, you can set up a WiFi network through a computer with a WiFi card. There's a guide on LifeHacker on this for Windows 7. The basics: Connect your PC to the wired network Create an ad-hoc network on the PC (you'll want to ...


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Unfortunately, it does not appear that straight Honeycomb (Xoom, Samsung 10.1, etc) devices have the ability to take a screenshot without some help. If you have the SDK downloaded you are able to plugin your device and take screenshots using your computer. However, that sounds really inconvenient. Instructions can be found here under "Debugging Tips" ...


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In a nutshell: using a static IP is like owning a house. Having a DHCP lease is like renting, but you may have to move when the lease is up. Unfortunately, the Tab's implementation is like a renter who leaves, then tries to get back into his old apartment (which in this analogy is a dynamically assigned IP address on your WiFi network) and finds it locked. ...


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You still got your SDcard contents You still got synced data on Google cloud associated with your Google account and other cloud services. Everything else is wiped out and cannot be restored All you can do is log in with same Google account on your device and it will restore some data from cloud like Google Contacts, Calendar and, maybe, settings for some ...


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If you were able to unlock the device, you would go to Settings ~> Privacy ~> Factory Data Reset & follow instructions. Done! Since you don't have access to OS, press and hold "Volume Down + Power" for 10 seconds. Screen will appear with standard Droid recovery icon. Select it with volume down key & press volume up to enter. Now, you're in recovery ...


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I assume you have Galaxy Tab with Honeycomb and don't have a SD card slot, but have 16/32 GBs of internal storage. In Honeycomb, MTP mode (Windows Media Transfer Protocol) is used instead of USB Mass storage. That's why it's isn't working for you perhaps. First read what MTP is and why it's being used by OEMs now here. MTP and ICS. Also this Question should ...


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Provided you haven't rooted the device, a factory reset will reset the phone to the state it was in. Note that sometimes, some extra content that was added by the manufacturer (like some bundled music/images) later may be wiped. Obviously, if you're bundling along the same SD card that you were using earlier, format it and also run it through shredder ...


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Take a look at this thread on XDA-Developers forums. There's a good discussion with presets for Handbrake (conversion software) that should work well for GTab 10.1. Basic settings are as follows: Video: H.264 codec, MP4 container, picture width 1200, constant quality with RF:20, loose anamorphic with modulus 16. Audio: AAC format, 128 bitrate.


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Final Answer (to wrap up the question) [short version]: Battery was utterly dead, when popped open and measured at the tabs, voltage was under the safe minimum. New battery ordered from eBay plugged in, tablet worked! Just had to to escape from a boot cycle of doom, root and install Cyanogenmod 9 alpha (of which there are numerous available tutorials for ...


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If it is a supported device, then this should basically be the process as it is the same for every supported device I have experienced. Put the cyanogenmod update zip file on the device sdcard (or internal storage) Also put the google apps update package that corresponds to the CM version on the sdcard Boot the device in to recovery mode You can create a ...


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In general there really doesn't seem to be a good way to keep up with updates that haven't been released directly to you. I find the best way is simply to be involved in the "Android ecosystem" — reading Android blogs and news sites, and so on. Sometimes there are stock ROM lists maintained on sites like XDA, for example this one for the i9001, and ...


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Partially stolen from this answer (and here's third party confirmation): Hold the Back button and tap the Home button (or, if that doesn't work, tap both at the same time). This is part of Samsung's TouchWiz interface, it doesn't work on other devices. On most other devices, the only way to take a screenshot without rooting is to use the Android SDK. You ...


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You will need to flash a pre-rooted 3.2 ROM onto your Tab. A Google search brings these instructions for installing a custom Recovery: First, you will need Windows computer. If you don’t have one, borrow a Windows laptop from your friend or family member. Second, make sure you’ve installed Galaxy Tab 10.1 Windows drivers. (Download it here) ...


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You most probably see this, right: This is the Galaxy Tab's 'download mode' to install new firmware as a last resort via Samsung's Odin or to side-load aftermarket firmware. You can wait for the battery to drain by itself without taking further action.


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Anytime you have a crack or gap in a device where it isn't supposed to be can mean you may run into additional issues. The device will now be more prone to issues from moisture and/or dirt and it may not be as sturdy and could be more likely to break even more when moved the wrong way or dropped (even from a lower height). If there are cracks in the ...


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The hardware and software support SMS, but not calling. The most likely explanation is that your contract is a data-only contract and SMS messaging is disabled by your operator. There is a chance, however, that the problem is your SMS settings. You can check these by opening Messaging, then open Settings from the top right corner and check that the Message ...


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Yikes. I'm glad I didn't find this answer when I searched for a way to root mine. This method is idiot proof (although take care to avoid a misclick. Some menus do not have a 'go back' option.), and does not require a pre-rooted ROM, a data wipe, etc. Otherwise it's similar to the other answer. You can root your tab without losing anything. This ...


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The official Skype app currently does not support video on NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipsets, according to their FAQ: * This specifically does not include some tablets that use the Tegra 2 chipset (e.g. Android tablets and Motorola Atrix do not support video calling). From what I read on various forums, a test version that does work on Honeycomb tablets sporting ...


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I had the very same problem with my IO tablet (samsung logo loop, sometimes the upload_cause screen, but never actualy booted). Took me a lot of try/fails before I found a working solution. And this is it: You have to reflash not only the stock rom, but the stock bootloader too. I followed this tutorial and my tablet is working without a hitch! Good luck! ...


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Does the Galaxy Tab 10.1 USB adapter allow you to plug in an external web camera? No And if it does not, are there any tablets that do? Acer Iconia Tab A500 It all depends on the kernel configuration. You can install custom kernel on any device to make it to allow external camera. It is a lengthy process and involves rooting the phone.


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Most (if not all) custom ROMs deliberately prevent over-the-air updates from carriers/manufacturers. This is done both to prevent incompatibilities during the upgrade process, and to avoid losing root. With that said, some custom ROMs do offer ways to be notified of updates. For example, for ROMs that are integrated with Rom Manager update notifications ...


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Changing the network connection from DHCP to a static IP address has resulted in connection stability. (I can't reclaim my own bounty, and it would be a shame for all that rep to simply disappear, so, someone can still claim it by providing an answer that is informative and helpful in some other regard. Ideally a solution that doesn't require using static ...


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Go Launcher I use this app (instead of HTC Sense) for my HTC Sensation. This works great, and there is a lot of different themes and plugins for it. Great if you're tired of the standard UI on your phone! It also solves your problem, when you can add multiple items for your different screens. (Just tap on the ones you would like to have easy access to) :)


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Simply removing widgets and shortcuts from the screen will only prevent the very unexperienced (i.e. those who never used an Android device before) from accessing other apps, and not even sure for them. If your goal is to prevent most people from doing so (the very experienced will always find a way to circumvent your protection), you rather need something ...



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