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Former Writer · Sep 11, 2012

Voice Calling on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 4, 2012

Fix Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 Battery Drain on ICS

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...

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Former Writer · Jul 24, 2012

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

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...

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Jimmy McGee · May 9, 2012

How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – XDA TV

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. (more…)

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Former Writer · May 5, 2012

IceColdFeats Collection of Tweaks for Galaxy Tab 10.1 on ICS

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...

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Adam Outler · Apr 3, 2012

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

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 Player,  Captivate, 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...

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Former Writer · Mar 27, 2012

Metro UI Theme for the Galaxy Tab 10.1

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...

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Former Writer · Feb 7, 2012

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

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...

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Former Writer · Feb 4, 2012

Tutorial Released to Fix Galaxy Tab 10.1 Brick Woes

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...

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liwen · Dec 30, 2011

EL01 Update For Verizon Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE Will Add TouchWiz

As pointed out by forum member mineshrai, Verizon is preparing an update to its LTE version of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. The EL01 update will apparently add TouchWiz to the Honeycomb tablet. The most notable feature seems to be a mini app tray that holds six apps and can be accessed from anywhere. On Verizon's support page, the update is said to be coming soon, with no specific date given. Note that this is not the Ice Cream Sandwich update,...

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liwen · Dec 20, 2011

Samsung Announces Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy Devices

Samsung has officially announced its roadmap for Ice Cream Sandwich updates: the bestselling Galaxy S II and ubersized Galaxy Note will be the first devices to get their Android version bumped to 4.0, beginning in the first quarter of 2012, while the Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R (a Tegra 2 version of the S II, only available in Taiwan), and various Galaxy Tabs (10.1, 8.9, 7.7, 7.0 Plus) will get their Ice Cream Sandwich treatment later, at unspecified dates...

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Sam Caplat · Dec 9, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich CM9 Progress Revealed

Cyanogen has been hard at work to bring you the perfect customisation of the latest Android iteration, Ice Cream Sandwich. Almost a month ago the team announced their two month hardcore-development period to put the basic framework in place for ICS to work. They're succeeding mainly with OMAP4, MSM8660/7x30 and Exynos-based handsets, so if you own those look forward to trying CM9 first. Support has also been boasted for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and ASUS Transformer. Despite issues developing the new...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 25, 2011

Galaxy Tab 10.1v Getting Official Updates (Finally)

As it is always the case in the world of technology, early adopters of most devices and brands are usually among the first to start complaining about things. This is particularly true when it comes to updates to their investments. However, most of these complaints are well founded due to them being about things that end up resulting in poor performance and overall bugginess. A very specific case for this is the Galaxy Tab 10.1v, which is the European version of the acclaimed...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 15, 2011

The Weekly Q&A: Week 47

As part of our regular Q&A session here on the XDA-Developers Portal, I'll be covering some questions and issues frequently seen here in the world of XDA. This week, we'll concentrate on everyone's favorite large-screened devices--Honeycomb-powered tablets! Q: Is it possible to turn the a500 display off when connecting to a TV using HDMI out? If you try to lock the device (hit the power button), it halts the device completely. There is not brightness option for "completely off," so that's...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 28, 2011

Using Your Galaxy 10.1 As a Mass Storage Device

It seems as if tablets are intended to replace the computer altogether because the ability to connect them to transfer files and media with a computer seems to be gone or at the very least, overly complicated to implement and get working. This seems to have been the case for XDA member jhild352 who had a fun time trying to mount the device as storage in his computer in order to transfer some files and a few movies. After a lot...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 18, 2011

Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S II Fora Added

Looks like we still believe our forum is not large enough, so we will add more device forums to grab the attention of the best developers out there. Since Samsung decided to drop two new devices at MWC 2011, we decided that they seemed suitable for our site as well. Samsung has become a rather large force to be reckoned in the mobile industry, and let's face it... a big part of our member base has Samsung devices. Seeing as how...

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