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  1. ChudleyOne

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    My wife has a small say in the purchase as she is wanting a good ereader & a screen that she look at for several hours without eyestrain. I think I'm going to have to go with the NC or the Adam to get both of us working but I didn't want people to miss the $280 gTab cause if I was single, I'd have ordered one already.
     

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    I dunno, this seems like a lot of trouble and hackery to try and get a working tablet.

    This review wasn't exactly kind to the software
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCJLK3KgzyQ

    I'm still thinking the Archos 101 is my best bet.
     
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    I'll take a 16 iPad for $399. Can you point me in the right direction?
     
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    I picked one up last night. Within an hour had all the good mods and TnT Lite installed. This is a whole new machine with the right rom and mods. Everything is running smooth and fast. Will probably try CM6 soon. The build quality looks better than what i have seen of the archos and this thing is a cake to root and use custom roms. This is why i chose it over the archos 101. I agree that the viewing angles are not the best, but it doesnt matter to me, i will be looking straight at it all the time. So far i think this is the best android tab out there if you are into rooting/hacking. Before people give me the ipad stuff, i refuse to give my money to Steve Jobs.
     
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    Take a look at this thread in xda...it has vids of the custom roms and I believe a tutorial. There's been a lot of updats since then.
    GTab Videos - xda-developers
     
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    I think all three are nice choices.
     
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    Dude , tell me about it. I have tnt lite 2.02 with the performance pack, tethering enabled, a multitouch keyboard and the wii mote all functional. This tab is superfast. Gaming, multimedia, and browsing is so much better now. Battery life is the best. Quadrant scores are awesome. All this on Froyo that doesn't even utilize the processors dual cores.:eek:
     
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    Flash is butter and I was just trying out Qik with a friend who has an Evo. Pretty damn cool! Was showing my boss all the cool things this does and his iTampax doesn't do. :) He was impressed that it had a USB port! hAHHAHA
     
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    Wooohooo TnT Lite 2.1 coming soon. Has the speed boost that does not break the camera!!!! 2400 Quadrant scores here we come!
     
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    Oh cool. That's why I didn't flash the other versions because I like my quad scores
     
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    SOOOOOOO FAAAAASSSTTT!!!!

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    I need more hel. I did the method used on the xda forums to allow the market to get all the apps. Only problem is when I try todownload them the market force closes and when I open it back up I can go to downloads but the apps are just stuck on download. Any ideas of what I should do to correct this?
     
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    What rom are you running? I would clear cache and data on the market app.
     
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    I'm running tnt lite. I tried clearing them. Same problem
     
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    You might want to reboot then. Cancel those downloads and reboot the tablet.
     
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    Some are fanboys there and the truth hurts. Especially now since 2.2 has been released by Archos and the results appear worse than the out of box state of the Gtablet ;)

    I have TnT Lite 2.04 on mine and will wait for TnT 2.20 to be released before bothering with setting stuff back up again. Even using Titanium, you still have to set other stuff up. No problem, but gets old doing it every day. 2.04 is rock solid for me, Flash and apps are fine as well as wifi tether. I had 2.03, which had the speed increase, but broke USB storage (speed was nice but needed USB storage to work correctly). 2.04 and 2.10 and higher is okay for USB storage, but 2.04 does not have the speed increase.

    2.20 should be just as stable, but also increases performance by 33% (as noted above with Quadrant chart for version 2.10)

    2.04 = 1800 to 1900 Quadrant
    2.1 and above = 2400 to 2500 Quadrant

    2.11 already has the speed increase, but has a few stability issues. Considering the Gtablet performance is already twice that of the Archos 101, I am happy to wait for confirmation of 2.20 stability (should release tomorrow).

    Seriously, this Tablet makes the Archos 101 seem like a little wimp. Even with 2.2, heavy Flash sites and Adobe Reader choke, due to the 256mb ram.

    Archos 101 will still be a good device, but Archos needs to sort out the 2.2 issues.

    Funny: The mega update for TnT mod will also be "2.20".... Ironic
     
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    JUST installed 2.2 over 2.1.1. No data wipe required. ANother posted being able to install over 2.0.3 with no wipe. BT pairing is now working and no more FC on Settings close. This thing rocks...
     
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    I'm doing it.

    After reading this thread, and checking the XDA forums, including some really impressive and helpful youtube videos, I'm going to grab one of these tablets tonight and root it.

    (sure I'll be back for help later tonight...)
     
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    ok looks like i am sucked in to grab one of these while i wait fort the adam.

    who sells them online that ships overseas ( australia ) that has good prices on them

    thanks

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    Mine is rocking with TNTLite. 2.2. Speedy, calendar/contact sync, Flash, Market. Basically a big phone, just like I wanted! If you don't mind a little Modding, it's a good choice. And has good hardware to hopefully be Honeycomb ready....
     
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    Cool . I'm gonna flash 2.2 as soon as I put my kids to sleep haha. Yeah this tablet is a great time filler until the next tegra 2 devices. I can't frickin wait for the Tegra phones and tablets. Well actually I can since I have a pretty nice T2 device right now.
     
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    bought a gtab on the way home tonight and spent the last hour and a half rooting it, carefully following the steps I found using a google search, with files linked on XDA...

    AND IT WORKED WITHOUT A HITCH!

    HOT DAMN, I AM PUMPED!
     
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    LOL joy quickly turns to frustration and disappointment as every application now simply crashes, and upon reboot, an endless wave of crash pop-ups fills the center of the screen!

    Could really use some help here guys!
     
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    Sorry but I'm gonna ask a lot of questions so I can try to help...

    Which recovery do u have installed? Stock or clockwork? I saw your post where u provided a link to a step by step instructions...is that what u used? What rom did u flash? Tnt lite 2.2? Can u still mount ur internal sd card?
     
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    If after flashing new version it boots and then seems to keep getting continual FCs on different apps it's likely because you didn't flush your davlik cache so it's full of cached versions of older version now mixed with new... usually just flush cache and reboot will clear that problem up as will rebuild cache from scratch (much longer first boot) and then everything matches the new version and should run cleanly...
     

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