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Since it is now rooted... does this mean it is Unlocked or can be Unlocked and that we would be able to use the T-Mobile version on AT&T's network? New to Android and trying to learn.
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From what I have read, XDA developers can get it on AT&T but they don'y have 3g working yet, only Edge. They can also use the T-Mob Tab to make and receive calls.
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what is the advantage of rooting it? I rooted my DX for the free wifi - please help?
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I am wondering the same thing. I just rooted, removeed the junkware, and am wondering what else I can do.
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what is the advantage of rooting it? I rooted my DX for the free wifi - please help?
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I am wondering the same thing. I just rooted, removeed the junkware, and am wondering what else I can do.
Well for starters you can use 'root apps' such as Titanium Backup which will allow you to backup not only Market apps but all your paid apps as well.
Then there's LCD Density Changer which by changing the dpi will enhance the visual looks on your Tab.
Another tool is Hot Reboot widget which allows you to reboot your Tab without having to press & hold the power button and another tool to clear all the cache in one foul swoop.
The list goes on.....
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Rooting and unlocking are two different things.

Rooting: is getting root level control over the phones software. It's akin to having administrative privileges on a windows machine. Once a device has been rooted you can lose the root if you put a different ROM on it, that is not pre-rooted.

Unlocking: is disabling the firmware lock that the carrier has put on the device that will not allow it to use a different carriers SIM card in it. Once you unlock a phone it will remain unlocked no matter what ROM it is running. Now since the Galaxy tab is sold without a contract, in theory it shouldn't have a carrier locking, but given AT&T's track record in these matters, I wouldn't be surprised if it did have a lock.
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From what I have read, XDA developers can get it on AT&T but they don'y have 3g working yet, only Edge. They can also use the T-Mob Tab to make and receive calls.

Pretty sure they never will. ATT and T-mo use different frequencies on 3G.

Unless my info is way (like iphone3gs days) outdated.
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No, you are still correct AT&T uses different 3G frequencies than T-mobile does.
AT&T's 3G is: 850Mhz and 1900Mhz while T-mobile uses 1700Mhz and 2100Mhz. So unless the Galaxy Tab has some kind of software defined radio, I doubt they will get 3G to work across carriers.
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When you root the tab, does this erase everything that is already installed?
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When you root the tab, does this erase everything that is already instaled?
Nope. The only things that wipe data or applications off the device would be a firmware change or a hard reset.
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Nope. The only things that wipe data or applications off the device would be a firmware change or a hard reset.
A firmware change won't wipe your Tab but depending on the upgrade it can be wise to perform a Factory Reset either before or afterwards.

Whilst I am here, there's an upgrade available on Kies for the Tab.
The upgrade is showing as JJ7. My Tab which I pickup up last week is JJ3.

I have not yet performed the upgrade, namely because the last time I tried to upgrade my SGS Kies 'bricked' the phone and it took a long time with the 3-Button Recovery, Odin and a ROM from samfirmware.com to fix it.
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A firmware change won't wipe your Tab but depending on the upgrade it can be wise to perform a Factory Reset either before or afterwards.

Whilst I am here, there's an upgrade available on Kies for the Tab.
The upgrade is showing as JJ7. My Tab which I pickup up last week is JJ3.

I have not yet performed the upgrade, namely because the last time I tried to upgrade my SGS Kies 'bricked' the phone and it took a long time with the 3-Button Recovery, Odin and a ROM from samfirmware.com to fix it.
My T-Mobile is showing JJB.
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When you root the tab will that void the warranty?
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My T-Mobile is showing JJB.
In that case I don't think the update will show in Kies at the moment.
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When you root the tab will that void the warranty?
Definitely.
Samsung issued a Newsletter to all Service Centre's. You can find the information here:- Samsung Newsletter to Service Centre's ~ Rooting Voids Warranty

Having said that, providing you run RyanZA's z4root App you can un-root at any stage.
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In that case I don't think the update will show in Kies at the moment. have you tried yet?
I went to the site, registered, and tried to find updates or downloads. It didn't come back with anything. I haven't found a download for Kies yet. Do you have to search for updates for your specific device in order to download Kies for your PC? Thatd what I did but it comes back with nothing.
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I went to the site, registered, and tried to find updates or downloads. It didn't come back with anything. I haven't found a download for Kies yet. Do you have to search for updates for your specific device in order to download Kies for your PC? Thatd what I did but it comes back with nothing.
You need to go to Samsung Support then where it says Mobile Devices click on it.
This will then bring up a window. Now on the left pane select Tablets and that will bring up in the middle pane Tablets, so click on that. This will finally bring up in the right hand pane Galaxy Tab, so click on that and then on the far right a picture will show the Tab and underneath the word 'Select'. Click on that.

Now look where it says 'Manuals' & 'Software' and click on the word 'Software'. This will then list all available softwares.
Look down and you will see there is a file named 'SAMSUNG Kies,PC Sync' and it has a version number of '1.5.3.10103_102_1'
What you need to now do is click under the file column on the .EXE icon.
This will now download the Kies program to your PC.

Next step will be once downloaded click on the .exe file and install to your PC.

Try this web page link to see if it takes you to the right part on the Samsung Support pages.
If so you don't need to worry about all the bits I told you to click on at the beginning.
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I'm in the US and the US site doesn't give that menu path option. I'm downloading now. I assume that even though I have the US version that the Kies software from the UK site will look for and make available only the updates for my US model?
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Well for starters you can use 'root apps' such as Titanium Backup which will allow you to backup not only Market apps but all your paid apps as well.
Then there's LCD Density Changer which by changing the dpi will enhance the visual looks on your Tab.
Another tool is Hot Reboot widget which allows you to reboot your Tab without having to press & hold the power button and another tool to clear all the cache in one foul swoop.
The list goes on.....
I actually wish you would have gone on with "the lst"
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I'm in the US and the US site doesn't give that menu path option. I'm downloading now. I assume that even though I have the US version that the Kies software from the UK site will look for and make available only the updates for my US model?
It does not matter where you get the Kies program from, they are all the same.
Once you have installed it and the USB drivers have been installed (automatically done whilst installing Kies) when you then next connect your Tab to your PC Kies will automatically load.
Just make sure on your Tab when the connection method appears on screen that you select 'Kies', otherwise the Tab will not connect.

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Your wish is my command. Here's some more for starters:-
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CacheMate for Root Users
OverclockWidget
Root Booster
Swapper for Root
Root Manager
Swapper for Root Users (not the same as Swapper for Root)
Swapper 2 for Root Users
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That's what I concern, so I will not go to root.
I take it you read the web page in the Link I gave (the one from Samsung to all Service Centre's).
You do take your chances with rooting and you can always do it temporary using RyanZA's 'z4root' App.
The temporary option does not hit EXT4 only EXT2, as such the root does not survive a reboot. The temp option is ideal if you wish to do something quickly. Once done all you do is reboot your machine and all root traces disappear.
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One last question, we don't have a SBF yet, do we? I've got it for the DroidX (although I've never had to use it). Also, I would imagine that the above list works for all rooted stuff, like my X (DroidX - not X-wife, she'll never be rooted!)
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One last question, we don't have a SBF yet, do we? I've got it for the DroidX (although I've never had to use it). Also, I would imagine that the above list works for all rooted stuff, like my X (DroidX - not X-wife, she'll never be rooted!)
SBF ~ No, have not seen it.
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The 'X' Wife ~ Love it, had me in howling laughter for ages. Even now whilst thinking about it makes it difficult to hold the Tab and type.

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not X-wife, she'll never be rooted!)
I guess it all depends on the meaning of Rooted. LMAO "Joke"
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I must be missing something on the z4root | Android Central site... this file is no longer available
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it is available on the market
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not on my searches... "z4root"
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You can get it from the xda developers website or email me at jciampi at gmail dot com and I can forward you the file
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It does not matter where you get the Kies program from, they are all the same.
Once you have installed it and the USB drivers have been installed (automatically done whilst installing Kies) when you then next connect your Tab to your PC Kies will automatically load.
Just make sure on your Tab when the connection method appears on screen that you select 'Kies', otherwise the Tab will not connect.
After installing Kies and connecting the ATT SG Tab and selecting the Kies (firmware update) -- other options include Media player and Mass Storage. I see the following message... "the device is not supported by Kies"

Maybe I'm missing something here
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My T-Mobile did the same thing. I think we need to wait till they release our version of Kies. When I navigate through the US site it doesn't come back with any downloads at all.. not even the Kies software. I'm sure something will be released soon.
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So I can only get the official update by using Kies?

If I understand correctly, Kies doesn't work on a Mac?

Is there no way to get the upgrade directly to the Tab?


Edit - the link didn't work for me either
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It seems there is a beta version of Kies for the Mac, but it doesn't include patching the firmware. It says that will be included with the full version, but doesn't say when.

So I tried the Windows version of Kies on a VM in Parallels. This reminded me once again how much I hate Windows. After ages spent removing popup boxes telling me things I didn't want to know I downloaded and installed the Windows version of Kies.

I connected the Tab and told the system to connect it to the VM. It found the device and identified it. Then it offered to update the firmware. I accept and it started. Some time later it decided there as not enough room on the virtual disk. It needs 3GB! Of course it refused to look at the second virtual disk.

So I tried my Windows7 VM. This has plenty of space. After some time I got past the point I had reached with the first VM. It started to download the firmware.

Then it blue screened the VM. This happened several times.

So I gave up. Clearly there is an updated firmware available. I have no idea what it contains, but it seems my Mac and Windows VMs are not going to install it.

Any had any more luck with this please? What does the update contain? Is it Gingerbread?

If anyone can please make a copy of the file needed to root and unroot the Tab, that would be helpful. If rooting does invalidate the warranty, it would be better to have a reversible method.
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I found the z4root file. I tried using Google search on the Tab instead of searching in the Market.

This worked flawlessly - my Tab is now rooted.

Now all I need is a copy of the official Gingerbread update for the Tab I suppose.
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I just wanted to add a little FYI... Z4Root will not work on any device with froyo version 2.2.1 this includes some models of the galaxy tab. I know because I tried it on mine several times (usb degugging on and sd card unmounted) I had to install JDK,SDK, and superoneclick on my computer to root my wifi only model gt p-1010.

I experienced this issue before with my LG Optimus M. Mine rooted fine with z4root since it had froyo2.2 but a friend could not use z4root since he had 2.2.1 on his LG Optimus M.
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Does this root the gtab on both froyo and gingerbread?
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Does it work with the gingerbread update ?
i currently use 2.2 rooted but refraining from update to gingerbread as i am afraid like if i upgrade to 2.3.5 ( i think this is provided in India) is no way to root it ...
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Hello, I'm noob when it comes to android.

I know there are several method to root including the root application being said as; z4root, superoneclick, custom kernel, cfroot, and zergrush exploit. My question is what is the safest method or application to root SGT P1000, and make it able to be unroot back if need I need to?

Cause all those method or application I mentioned has 'Caution' or 'Warning' tag. Kindly advice.
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Hello, I'm noob when it comes to android.

I know there are several method to root including the root application being said as; z4root, superoneclick, custom kernel, cfroot, and zergrush exploit. My question is what is the safest method or application to root SGT P1000, and make it able to be unroot back if need I need to?

Cause all those method or application I mentioned has 'Caution' or 'Warning' tag. Kindly advice.
Well speaking of ways , rooting itself is unsafe
rooting is always unsafe and may turn ur phone useless if not followed properly,
hence every developer mentions as a cautionary in his/her thread .
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One more thing,
This way does not work with Gingerbread releases

Here may be a more elegant solution : Rooting the Device [ Every official Samsung update release ]
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