POSTS TAGGED: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Voice Calling on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Not too long ago, we brought you news on how to turn your Nexus 7 into a functional phone. While using a tablet as a phone isn’t the most ergonomic solution for phone calls, some may value having another nearby device capable of making calls. Now, the same has been accomplished on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

There are several installation methods to choose from, each one based on a different ROM. This will work on any Galaxy Tab 10.1 running the newest stock ICS ROM and derivatives, CyanogenMod9, or CyanogenMod 10. From there, it’s a matter of downloading the appropriate files and flashing them in recovery. The method was released by XDA Senior Member almaqdad. So far, the only issues being repor. . . READ ON »

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Fix Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 Battery Drain on ICS

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Many Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 users who have flashed custom ICS ROMs report problems with battery drain. Some cases have been so bad that the battery has been draining from 100% down to 0% within just two to three hours.

Many users were speculating problems in the ROM or kernel with high CPU usage causing the drain, but it has been found out to be an issue with the battery calibration. Luckily, this can be fixed by calibrating the battery again. Keep in mind that re-calibration will require some patience on your part, as it will involve letting the battery drain, sit idle, charge and sit idle again for fixed time intervals, and this timing is important.

The method for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes from XDA Senior . . . READ ON »

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AOSP and CM10 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1

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Two weeks ago, Jelly Bean source code was released. Since then, it’s been a frenzy on XDA as developers have worked hard to get the newest version of the OS ported to their devices. In that time, over two dozen devices have received Jelly Bean to some extent, and many more are bound to follow. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 are among the latest to get Jelly Bean. However, unlike many devices, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 actually have two Jelly Bean ports. One is pure AOSP and the other is CyanogenMod 10.

Despite some early release jitters, all four ROMs actually work quite well. XDA Senior Member safariking posted the pure AOSP build, while XDA Senior Member kallt_kaffe posted the Cyan. . . READ ON »

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How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – XDA TV

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In today’s episode of XDA TV, XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer shenye teaches us how to root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Shen begins by unboxing the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and showing us all of the wonderful items that come out of the box. He then takes us through the process of getting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 rooted using tools from the XDA Developers Forums.. . . READ ON »

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IceColdFeats Collection of Tweaks for Galaxy Tab 10.1 on ICS

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With the unofficial release of ICS ROMs on tablets, end users have been treated to some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness much sooner than would be delivered by their tablet OEMs. These ROMs allow us to experience ICS on a larger screen and see if it really is the hybrid tablet/phone OS that Google says it is before we would otherwise be able. So far, so good for most users, but as tablet are still a relatively uncharted territory when compared to phones, there is always even room for even more development.

This is why there are a plethora of mods and tweaks. Thanks to XDA Senior Member tommrazek01, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 now has a collection of previously created user interface mods that help the overall exper. . . READ ON »

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Heimdall Suite Brings Linux and Mac Support to Over 50 Million Handsets

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Heimdall Suite, an Open-Source Cross-Platform set of tools designed to flash firmware to Samsung devices, has received an incremental update to version 1.3.2. This latest update supports Galaxy S II GT-I9100, Galaxy PlayerCaptivate, Vibrant, Fascinate, Mesmerize, Epic 4G, Galaxy S 4G, Infuse 4G, GT-I9000T, Galaxy Tab (7 and 10.1 inches) and of course the Galaxy S GT-i9000.  If your Samsung device is not listed here, testing is required.

Heimdall has always been a favorite among kernel developers and those who frequently flash the latest kernels because no flashable update.zip or Odin packaging is required.   A Heimdall user can simply put their device into Download Mode. . . READ ON »

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Metro UI Theme for the Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Starting with Windows Phone 7 and continuing with Windows 8, Microsoft’s Metro UI has made a strong splash in the tech community. While there are some who don’t care for the Redmond flair, many users feel that Metro UI is fun and aesthetically appealing. Unfortunately for users of other mobile OSes, Metro UI was originally intended for use only on Windows devices.

However, that has never stopped industrious Android developers in the past. Now those carrying the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 can get some Metro UI-themed goodness as well. XDA Senior Member BroBot175 has released an extensive theme to simulate the Metro experience. The application and theme is flashable via ClockworkMod . . . READ ON »

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Updated Root/Unroot Method for Galaxy Tab 10.1 U.S. WiFi Version

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The most exciting root is almost always the first root. Getting s-off, freeing your phone for the first time and sticking it to the proverbial man is exciting. However, that doesn’t depreciate the effort to keep that root method updated and making it an easier, more stable method.

XDA Senior Member S0ckM0nk3y of the Android Creative Syndicate has taken the prior root method for the, updated it and written up an easy to follow, detailed tutorial for those who don’t know what they’re doing.

It should be noted that the method is intended specifically for the United States WiFi version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. So if that’s not what you’re packing, do not use this method as it co. . . READ ON »

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Tutorial Released to Fix Galaxy Tab 10.1 Brick Woes

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For most Android devices, one of the most well known tactics for fixing a phone is the all important battery pull. It gets you out of device freezes, infinite boot loops and just about any other problem that you can’t fix using buttons. From there, it’s as easy as getting into the bootloader or the recovery and flashing something that fixes your device or restoring it to stock.

For some devices, battery pulls just aren’t an option. An example of this is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Tab, along with other devices, don’t have an opening battery door, so there’s no way to get to the battery. No way to get to the battery equals no pulling the battery when something goes wrong. So, what ar. . . READ ON »

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