My Samsung Galaxy TAB S 10.5: Rooting, etc.

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  1. Hook

    Hook Phone Killer ;-) Arrrrr...f

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    Well, don't get too excited, NETB, I'm back on the CM based ROM. :vbtongue:

    It gets a little weirder though at this point.

    (Warning: this is long and convoluted and probably not worth your time :vbwink:)

    So, I decided to Nandroid back to the CM-based ROM. I figured I'd try and get a logcat while the video was playing and see if it revealed something (to the Dev-- I have no idea what that stuff in a logcat means). So I go to play a video... it's no longer lisping. Tried another, it worked fine too. I now began to realize I had been caught in another attempt by my technology to humiliate me in front of an XDA dev. :vbeek: :vbrolleyes:

    Then, I discovered another strange problem. There were a few videos that DroidTV refused to play. he first two I tried were ones that had been downloaded on the previous ROM. Aha, says I. So I Nandroid back to IronRom and try them and they play. So I try a couple I downloaded on the new ROM and they play too. So I go back to the new ROM and discover other files that were downloaded on the old ROM that play fine. In fact, the ones that didn't play were all from BBC: Sherlock and Dr, Who. I tried removing them (also from DroidTV's servers, and then redownloaded fresh copies and they still wouldn't play.

    What to do? I didn't want to go back to Touchmywiz. So I remembered that DroidTV will let you use third party video players. It apparently has it's choices hard wired so it wouldn't offer me my go-to player Act 1, but it did offer VLC, so I slelected that and now all the videos play.

    So, I think I have everything sorted, although I really have no idea what caused any of the problems, why everything worked so smoothly with DroidTV before or how everything got fixed. However, I dirty flashed the new release today (with the Feb security updates) and everything is still fine. :thumbsup:
     
  2. NetBrakr

    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    Thank you Hook for wasting 2 mins of my life. :p
     
  3. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    horse•poo!
     
  4. Mi An

    Mi An Nexus Refugee

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    If we have to start adding warning labels to posts that are long and convoluted, I should just put one in my signature to save time. :vboops:
     
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  5. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    You mean, the other posts weren't long and convoluted? :confused:
     
  6. Hook

    Hook Phone Killer ;-) Arrrrr...f

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    They were, but a new government regulation was just passed requiring warning labels on my posts. :vbwink:
     
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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Canada or North Korea?
     
  8. Hook

    Hook Phone Killer ;-) Arrrrr...f

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    I wanted to come back to this thread one last (maybe, maybe not) time. Also it addresses the OP in the original thread that this was split off from here:
    http://forum.brighthand.com/threads/looking-for-a-pro-grade-android-tablet.290503/

    When I started looking for a tablet, I was wondering if an Android tablet with a large screen would make a good ultrabook. It did, and I have been using it that way for close to 3 years now, and quite productively. However, since acquiring a barely three pound 11" Thinkpad with a SSD drive running Linux, I have not touched my tablet. I have for now loaned it to a friend to explore the Android tablet experience. Later, if Mrs. Hook doesn't want it, I may sell it.

    Both the TAB s and my Thinkpad gave me real computing and the capabilities I needed in an easily portable package. Clearly, though, I prefer non-touch screen interaction and a truly fully functioning OS where multi-windowing isn't a kludge and where I don't have to learn the secret handshakes just to root. I also like an OS which is still just retro enough to not be cloud-based (hence Linux instead of Windows-- I am using Windows very little these days, though I need to get back to radio) The TAB S was a lovely experiment. There is a lot you can do, especially with a high end Android tablet and it is probably good for a few more years. It is still getting ROM support on XDA.

    But I found what I was truly looking for at the beginning of all this with my Thinkpad setup. Something very portable, with reasonable battery life, but very powerful and simple to use. Will be carting it off to my writing group tonight. :newpalm:

    PS: I still use my Neo 2 for draft writing. Editing and rewriting and formatting all happen on the Thinkpad, but nothing beats the Neo 2 for just getting words out!
     
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