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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jonrud, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member
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    Hi I am sure I am not alone on this the wait for jelly bean so is it worth the hassle to root your tablet?. Yes you get to use the new os but is it worth losing everything you have setup since owning the tablet and are the Roms you see around any good, apart from the os what else do you gain?.
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  2. james_uk

    james_uk Android Enthusiast

    you can install the release of jb without the need of rooting
     
  3. pwatkins

    pwatkins Newbie

    If you use an Odin flash then you loose nothing. Maintains all apps, settings, contact lists, data - everything! As james says you dont even need to root. Simple, quick and trivial, if you follow detailed instructions. Search in the GN10.1 forum on xda-developers for lots of hrlp.

    And, YES, it is absolutely worth doing! Brings many extra capabilities and performance improvements to the GN10.1.

    Just do it!
     
  4. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yes I understand that the question was is it worth changing the Rom completely when you will lose all your settings.
     
  5. james_uk

    james_uk Android Enthusiast

    you don't lose your settings
     
  6. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member
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    I was under the impression that you had to wipe the drive before you could install a Rom.
     
  7. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member
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    What and where do I get the files needed?
     
  8. james_uk

    james_uk Android Enthusiast

    not if its the proper release of android, if you are talking about custom roms then you would need to be rooted and yes it probably would be a good idea to wipe, if you want to just put the normal version of 4.1.1 on your tab then you would not have to wipe
     
  9. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    XDA and sammobile.com
     
  10. pwatkins

    pwatkins Newbie

    As Szadzik says, if you want information and help on how to flash official firmware on to your SGN10.1 then go to xda-developers forum for this devjce :

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1736

    This forum is good for general chit-chat about the device , but xda is much better for serious stuff.
    Confirm what I said earlier. If you do an Odin flash of official firmware you keep everything - data, apps, settings, contacts - everything. Still good to have backups though - in case you make a boob!!
     
  11. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member
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    I have been a member of xda site for about 6 years but they only seem to have the German version not the UK version and from what I have read not everybody have used it without problem! ? When you say it's an "official firmware" that not strictly true is it.
     
  12. james_uk

    james_uk Android Enthusiast

    yes, its the official german version, when updated via odin on the uk version it installs as english.
     
  13. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    So you only have to install that one file you don't have to install the German ice cream version first?.
     
  14. james_uk

    james_uk Android Enthusiast

    i installed the file Samsung-Updates.com-GT-N8010-DBT-KIES-1354341369.zip via odin, once installed my tablet retained all settings / apps and started with 4.1.1 in english,

    kies does not recognise the fw though because its the german one i not have, but i am happy to install via odin when 4.1.2 comes out again, will be faster than through kies anyway.
     
  15. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Any chance of a link please.
     
  16. james_uk

    james_uk Android Enthusiast

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  17. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    He speaketh the truth :)
     
  18. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well got it done today it was as easy as you guys said and well worth it, its like owning a new tablet so slick many thanks for all your help
     
  19. james_uk

    james_uk Android Enthusiast

  20. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi all ok apart from snote there seems to be bits still in german any ideas how to change it back to english?.
     
  21. james_uk

    james_uk Android Enthusiast

    which parts, not of mine are in german that i have noticed.
     
  22. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member
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    All the templates.
     
  23. james_uk

    james_uk Android Enthusiast

    i honestly don't know, are your settings all set to english etc?

    ive just checked my templates and they are all in english.
     
  24. jonrud

    jonrud Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Which settings?
     
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