The 8.9 Galaxy Tab from Samsung is one of the best and most powerful tablets available in the market right now. It is appealing to a lot of business users especially as it is very portable to carry around and has same processor and innards as the 10.1 Tab. Rooting the 8.9 Tab will allow you to do much more with the tablet, including the ability to run apps that require root access. This guide is for the Wi-Fi only 8.9 tab.
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The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is one amazing tablet. It is great for those who find the Galaxy Tab P1000 too small and the 10.1 one too big for their liking. We had a chance to play around with its keyboard dock and to be honest, it looks like Samsung took the keyboard of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and swapped it with a docking station for 8.9 one. What does that means? Read the full review to find out.
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Pyro Skins are offering a couple of very ergonomic and functional cases for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. One of those two cases is clip case that was reviewed by an xda user, task650. He loved the quality of the case and praised how snuggly the case fitted his Galaxy Tab 10.1.
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Samsung is now finally shipping the HDMI adapter that lets you connect your Tab 10.1 to your HDTV. Many online retailers have it in stock. Some Verizon retailers also have it in stock which from where I bought one for myself.
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This method describes how to unlock the Galaxy Tab P1000, which is the first generation Galaxy Tab. First of all, if you are running a US firmware, get the European firmware to get the Phone software. Then, on your phone dial *#7465625# and check if the Network Lock is set to [ON], if so then your phone is locked, so continue.
1. Use Superoneclick to root galaxy tab (the other z4root method may work as well, but this isn’t what I used).
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There are 2-3 ways by which you can unlock the bootloader of your Galaxy Tab 10.1. The one which I prefer and recommend is by an xda user chainfire (which I will explain in this post). This method involves flashing the custom stock ROM that also unlocks the bootloader. After that you can flash any 10.1 custom ROM. Anyway, here is how to flash this ROM and thus, unlock the bootloader.
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Many, including me, are not great fan of Touchwiz user interface and either like using stock Honeycomb interface or third party shell (like SPB Mobile Shell 3D). A user at xda-devs has come up with a ROM called "Task Phantom" that lets you enjoy vanilla Android Honeycomb experience.
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Samsung has made it official that the company will be releasing the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus WiFi Android tablet on November 13, 2011. Samsung will start accepting the pre orders for the 16GB model starting October 23 (2011).
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Even though Android operating system lets you easily mount your tablet as USB flash / mass storage drive, it is not that simple to mount the 10.1 Galaxy Tab as USB storage. However, there is a way on how to enable it. Read this tutorial to know how.
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Galaxy Tab 7 / P1000 is an amazing tablet. However, you can do much more with the tablet after rooting it. This includes messing with the system files and of course, custom ROMs and themes. It will also let you enjoy those apps and utilities that require root access. So, here is the ‘how to’ guide for the Tab. Keep in mind that this for the first generation Galaxy Tab.
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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab has a 7-inch screen, and although one rumor suggested a mere 800-by-480 resolution, a more recent report from Chinese-language Web site ifanr — complete with photos — says the actual screen resolution is 1024-by-600. The tablet can be held in one hand, if your fingers are long enough (grab a CD case around the shorter side to get a general feel).
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