Samsung galaxy tab 2 is a great tablet, but to do things like overclocking, underclocking and to gain system access, you will need to root your tablet. This method allows you to do just that. It has been tested on GT-P5113, GT-P5100 and GT-P5110 and it has be done using a Windows PC only. At this moment, there is no Mac or Linux compatibility. Follow these directions to root it.
First download these:
3. cwm-root-gtab2.zip NOTE: GT-P5100 & GT-P5110 use alternate file: cwm-root-gtab2a.zip
We also suggest installing Samsung Kies now if you have done so already. Download it from here.
Copy cwm-root-gtab2.zip (or cwm-root-gtab2a.zip) to the root of your Tab’s sd card (the external one). Now, turn it off and start it in download mode. Do this by holding the Power and Volume UP/RIGHT buttons at the same time. A yellow triangle will appear – press the volume down button to continue into the download mode (ODIN).
STEP 2: Make sure KIES is closed and not running. Extract Odin3 v1.85.exe and run it.
STEP 3: Connect the tablet to your computer. In Odin, click the PDA button. Select the recovery.tar.md5 file you downloaded and click the START button. Let Odin install the files. When it’s done installing CWM the box turns GREEN and tablet will reboot.
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Samsung is all set to release the updated version of 10.1 tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. Optus will be the first Australian network provider to offer it and it will be released on June 18, 2012. You will be able to get it under both Consumer and SMB plans. Here is an image that tells plans in detail along with the price.
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It appears that T-Mobile will finally be offering ICS update for the popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Tab 10.1. Today, Samsung has added four T-mobile phones to the list that includes two aforementioned tablets. Keep in mind that it takes quite a bit of time for the carrier to test it and it may take few weeks before the update is pushed to the public.
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Folks at xda did it again. They have released a complete how-to guide on how to root the Samsung Galaxy 2 10.1 tablet. This means you will soon see a boat-load of custom ROMs for the tablet. For those who do not know, this Tab comes with Android 4 ICS operating system and features 10.1 inch touchscreen display that packs 1280 x 800 pixel resolution.
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The world is buzzing about the Galaxy S3 smartphone, but at Galaxy Tab blog, we are more eager to get our hands on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. The tablet is now on pre-order for 400 dollars on retailers like Office Depot. Find the specs of it after the break.
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Folks at GSMarena have got their hands on the new Galaxy tab 10.1 tablet and they agree that it is not very different from its predecessor. However, it does include some notable changes like the ability to record full 1080p video.
* Dimension: 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm
* Weight: 588g
* Display: 16M-color 10.1″ PLS LCD capacitive touchscreen of WXGA resolution (1280 x 800 pixels)
* OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, TouchWiz UI
* Chipset: 1 GHz dual-core processor
* Camera: 3.2 MP autofocus camera with 1080p video recording; VGA front-facing camera
* Memory: 16/32GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via a microSD card slot
* Connectivity: Voice and data connectivity with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and quad-band (850/900/1900/2100 MHz) UMTS, 21 Mbps HSDPA and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps support, video calls, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Assisted GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, 30-pin connector
* Battery: 7,000mAh
* Misc: Gyro sensor, accelerometer sensor for automatic UI rotation, ambient light sensor, Adobe Flash Player 11 support, DivX/XviD support, TV-out (adapter required), USB host (via an adapter)
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Vanilla ROMs are great for those who are not huge fans of Samsung TouchWiz UI. Many, including me, find it slow and not that useful and thus, prefer having stock Android UI. Unfortunately, Samsung does not lets you uninstall it unless you flash a custom ROM like the one I have mentioned in this post.
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MyClip Thigh allows an airline pilot to hands free handle the plane. Features:
* Comfortable leg strap made of faux suede
* Clips can be positioned in landscape or portrait mode
* Clips hold Galaxy Tab gently but firmly without sliding
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An xda user has released a ROM that gives you latest ICS ROM on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. This ROM is the latest, last and official ROM available from Samsung which means everything on it is working like a charm. Nothing is broken – something you may run into while running a custom ROM.
1) NANDROID BACKUP (if you don’t want to backup, your choice). Download ROM
2) FULL WIPE (Data, Cache, Dalvik)
3) FLASH ROM using odin. If your device is not recognized, you might need the USB driver – downloadable from here. If any of the archives asks for the password, enter “samfirmware.com” without the “”.
4) Reboot (Give it 10 minutes at max)
Of course, all the credit goes to pershoot.
iLuv, a popular accessory manufacture has rolled out its first ever speaker dock for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. The dock includes articulating arm that can rotate, which allows the user to use the Tab in both portrait and landscape modes.
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It is a known fact that Galaxy Tab 10.1 cannot play Hulu out of the box. Yes, some hacks like Brdizzled flash plugin do exist but that they are not that user friendly as it requires uninstalling the old version and then installing the APK of Brdizzled version. Now, there is an app called DroiLu that makes everything much more easier.
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Folks at xda did it again. They have a pre rooted Android 3.2 firmware for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G model (P7500JJKJ6). They have just squeezed in the root functionality and other than that, there are no additions, enhancements or new apps in it. Installing the ROM is pretty easy. Just follow these instructions
* Download the P7500JJKJ6_Stock_Rom.zip install file (link)
* Put the install zip on to your internal storage
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So, you just bought a Tab 10.1 from somewhere and you have been trying hard to download applications on your device. Unfortunately, you keep getting “This item cannot be installed in your device’s country” error message. To get around this problem, follow these instructions.
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If you want to customize the Tab 10.1 a lot or simply want to run special apps and utilities that require super user access, you will to root it. Here is a simple and straightforward guide to help with rooting your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. First download, the root.zip file from here and extract it. Open the extracted folder and click the driver file labeled "GT-p7510_USB_Driver_v1_3_2360_0-Escape.exe". Install the driver.
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Rogers is now offering a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with a new interesting plan. According to the photo of a document given below, starting November 8th (2011), when you activate two new lines on couples plan or family voice and data plan, you will be able to get a Galaxy Tab 10.1 for free.
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