Note this is for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi.
In the past, rooting the Galaxy Tab 10.1 could be very frustrating and confusing for many users including me. Well now there is a fairly simple way to do it thanks to the fine folks at XDA. It will require a bit of work, but can be done in just a few minutes.
- Install samsung drivers or download samsung Kies and install on your computer which will in turn install the drivers for you.
- Run Odin.exe, choose PDA and point it to recovery.md5 file.
- Connect tab via usb to your computer while in downloading mode then hit start in Odin on computer after connection has been established. Run, wait then reboot.
- Connect tab to computer in usb storage mode (make sure usb debugging is off in tab settings) copy root exploit (Samsung_Galaxy_Tab_10.1_root.zip) to root of the storage. Turn off tab. Reboot into bootloader again but this time go to recovery. Select to install zip from SDcard. Install the root.zip. Reboot into android. Your tablet is rooted.
Samsung loves to piss off Apple. They have just started selling Smart Cases that are nearly identical to Apple’s Smart Covers in South Korea. You can use it to prop it up to watch movies or to type on.
Unlike Apple’s Smart Cover, the Smart Case is not attached by magnets. Instead it covers both the screen and the back of the tablet. This actually makes it much more useful.
It is unclear whether or not these will make it to US shores, because Apple will definitely have a fit.
Source: 9 to 5 Mac
Protecting your $500+ investment is a must! The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is extremely thin and in my mind thin means fragile. Whether or not that actually is true in this case, it is what my mind believes. That is where the official Galaxy Tab 10.1 Leather Pouch comes in.
The Leather Pouch has a very sleek, executive feel to it. It does not add much bulk to the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The leather has a very nice feel to it. The only mark on it is the embossed SAMSUNG logo on the bottom right that actually makes the case seem more valuable.
This baby is not going to protect against any serious drops or accidents. It is just a thin piece of leather wrapped around your precious tablet. So you still need to be careful with it. What it will do though is protect against scratches. You can put it in a bag and not have to fear for its safety.
The case comes in at $29.99, making it very affordable. You can order it today from Samsung.
One thing that has kept many users from adopting touchscreen devices is the lack of a physical keyboard. Tablets are large enough to be docked onto keyboards though. Today I am going to review the official Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Keyboard Dock.
My first experience with the dock was bad to say the least. It took me forever to get the keyboard to work! After a long search on the internet, I found the solution. Power off the Galaxy Tab, place in dock, and then power on. Since then it has paired flawlessly each time.
While the keyboard was indisposed, I got a chance to admire the beauty of the hardware. The design is simple and elegant – a keyboard with a slot for the tablet. The keys have good resistance and it does not feel more cramped than a small laptop’s or larger netbook’s keyboard.
The response time on the keyboard is instant. There is absolutely no delay between the time I press a key and the time the letter appears on the screen.
Of course the keyboard has plenty of Honeycomb specific keys including back, home, application switcher, lock, brightness, media controls and app tray. The placement of the back key is absolutely perfect in the top left of the keyboard (where the Esc key would be).
The keyboard has a USB charging port so keep your tablet powered. Also it has a 3.5mm jack in the back of the keyboard to hook up to external speakers.
This $79 ($69 on Samsung.com) accessory can make tapping out an important email feel as natural as writing it on your computer. The keyboard is buggy at times, but I believe that it was optimized for TouchWiz UX and will work perfectly with it. You can purchase it now from Samsung and Amazon.
Have you noticed that when you download an app from the Android Market, a shortcut to the app is automatically placed on your home screen? Well I sure did and I found it very annoying. I had to remove each app from the home screen after I downloaded it. It turns out there is an easy fix though.
First open up the Android Market. Then click on My apps in the top right hand corner. After that tap on the dropdown menu in the top right hand corner and uncheck Add shortcuts for new apps.
Now only the shortcuts you want will go on your home screen. Did any of you have this problem before?
Apple thinks that the Galaxy Tab 10.1, as well as several other Samsung devices, need to be removed from shelves immediately. This is part of their ongoing legal battle of Samsung stealing intellectual property from Apple.
I think that Apple has a strong case behind them because a lot of Samsung devices do looks very similar to their Apple counterparts. Hopefully the courts will not force the Galaxy Tab 10.1 off the market but there is slim chance it could happen. If you have been thinking about buying the Galaxy Tab 10.1, then do not wait any longer because they could be gone forever soon.
Source: PC World