April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Root and Recovery for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
From the moment a device is released—and this is true for pretty much any Android device—someone inevitably begins to look for a way to obtain root access. In some cases, it can be rather difficult and take weeks or months, but in other cases it’s almost instantaneous. No matter the time frame or the device, gaining root access for the first time is always an exciting development.
Now, owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 have root access thanks to XDA Senior Member weltwon and help from a number of others. The process is pretty standard for a Samsung device. You will naturally need all the proper USB drivers and ODIN before starting, but they are supplied in the thread. From there, you are just a few clicks away. Afterwards, you should make use of that fresh new custom recovery by creating a Nandroid backup. Now the race is on for the first custom ROM for the device. As stated by the developer:
P.S. PLEASE … FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, AFTER YOU ROOT,
REBOOT INTO CWM AND MAKE A BACKUP !!!
P. P.S. The source code for GT-P5113 has been out for weeks … who will post the first custom ROM ?
Head over to the original thread to get started.
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The beginning of April is dominated by April Fools. There are jokes and pranks everywhere, which are meant to fool people. This news is no joke though, as Google has pushed the shiny red button to send out over-the-air updates to supported devices. Well, sort of, as only a few of available Nexus devices got updates to Android 5.1. Here's a list of OTAs that can be downloaded and flashed by stock recoveries. You can find guides on how to revert...
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