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    Question Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G - Question about rooting? help

    Will I lose apps and data of the apps if I root? [Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G running 4.0.4] please reply and can you recommend an app [doesn't matter if it requires a computer as long it works with my tab 10.1] that can backup my apps and data?
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    Hello,

    Being a Samsung device it shouldn't erase or wipe your data to obtain root access. But just in case I would recommend downloading Helium from the Google Play Store and using it to backup your apps/data which DOESN'T require root access. Then you can have that backup to restore in the event something does go wrong in the rooting process.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G - Question about rooting? help

    Quote Originally Posted by David Santos2 View Post
    Will I lose apps and data of the apps if I root? [Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G running 4.0.4] please reply and can you recommend an app [doesn't matter if it requires a computer as long it works with my tab 10.1] that can backup my apps and data?
    Probably your bet is to back up with helium.
    However, every Samsung I have rooted did not wipe my device.
    Sent from a Slim Tab 2.

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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G - Question about rooting? help

    Hmmm, Downloaded Helium app and Helium for Windows followed the instructions from device (PTP mode, Debugging mode etc.) yet still nothing appears on the PC application?
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G - Question about rooting? help

    Quote Originally Posted by David Santos2 View Post
    Hmmm, Downloaded Helium app and Helium for Windows followed the instructions from device (PTP mode, Debugging mode etc.) yet still nothing appears on the PC application?
    I would just back up the apps and keep the files on your phone. Then root.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    I would just back up the apps and keep the files on your phone. Then root.
    You mean manually copy the .apk's and data of each app?
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G - Question about rooting? help

    Quote Originally Posted by David Santos2 View Post
    You mean manually copy the .apk's and data of each app?
    When Helium/Titanium/My Back Up makes a back up of say, Angry Birds, it actually makes a file. That file is what you should keep on your phone, and if you want, have a secondary on your PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    When Helium/Titanium/My Back Up makes a back up of say, Angry Birds, it actually makes a file. That file is what you should keep on your phone, and if you want, have a secondary on your PC.
    If I backup the files to the SD card and perform a Factory reset, will it wipe the data on the SD card?

    P.S If I root my Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G, Is there a way to have Jellybean on it? It highest OS is only until ICS 4.0.4 or speed it up or have a better battery life?
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G - Question about rooting? help

    Quote Originally Posted by David Santos2 View Post
    If I backup the files to the SD card and perform a Factory reset, will it wipe the data on the SD card?

    P.S If I root my Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G, Is there a way to have Jellybean on it? It highest OS is only until ICS 4.0.4 or speed it up or have a better battery life?
    No.

    Depending on if you like AOSP, you can possibly have 4.3 on Slim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    No.

    Depending on if you like AOSP, you can possibly have 4.3 on Slim.

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    No for not gonna wipe the SD card when I factory reset?

    Sorry didn't understand, what do you mean by AOSP and slim? sry noob here
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G - Question about rooting? help

    Quote Originally Posted by David Santos2 View Post
    No for not gonna wipe the SD card when I factory reset?

    Sorry didn't understand, what do you mean by AOSP and slim? sry noob here
    Factory reset should not affect your SD card.
    AOSP meaning vanilla Android, like a nexus device. Slim is a proper name for a developer like Cyanogenmod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Factory reset should not affect your SD card.
    AOSP meaning vanilla Android, like a nexus device. Slim is a proper name for a developer like Cyanogenmod.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC forums app
    Do you know a thread that talks about step-by-step guide on how to root Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G running ICS 4.0.4? I would really like to root, and how can I prevent from bricking my tab?
    Last edited by David Santos2; 11-10-2013 at 11:59 PM.
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G - Question about rooting? help

    Quote Originally Posted by David Santos2 View Post
    Do you know a thread that talks about step-by-step guide on how to root Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G running ICS 4.0.4? I would really like to root, and how can I prevent from bricking my tab?
    Try theunlockr .com. I didn't typo.

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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G - Question about rooting? help

    Quote Originally Posted by David Santos2 View Post
    If I backup the files to the SD card and perform a Factory reset, will it wipe the data on the SD card?
    Not if you copy all the files from the SD card to your computer first. Then you don't care. Having a single backup is good - unless the backup gets corrupted. Having 2 backups almost guarantees that at least one will survive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rukbat View Post
    Not if you copy all the files from the SD card to your computer first. Then you don't care. Having a single backup is good - unless the backup gets corrupted. Having 2 backups almost guarantees that at least one will survive.
    Which stuff should I back up first? Game's/App data?

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    I backed up using Mybackup Pro and Helium app and copied the whole SD card to the computer as well. am I ''qualified'' to root now? xD
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G - Question about rooting? help

    Quote Originally Posted by David Santos2 View Post
    I backed up using Mybackup Pro and Helium app and copied the whole SD card to the computer as well. am I ''qualified'' to root now? xD
    Sounds like you are good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Sounds like you are good to go.

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    Successfully rooted But I would like a JellyBean ROM as I mentioned before, Is it possible to run 2 ROMs at once too? Since I would like a JB ROM and GSM ROM to be able to call using my Galaxy Tab 10.1 P-7500 Pls post with a link of a thread with the things I'm looking for, it's ok if its only a JB ROM TY
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    Default Re: Galaxy Tab 10.1 3G - Question about rooting? help

    Quote Originally Posted by David Santos2 View Post
    Successfully rooted But I would like a JellyBean ROM as I mentioned before, Is it possible to run 2 ROMs at once too? Since I would like a JB ROM and GSM ROM to be able to call using my Galaxy Tab 10.1 P-7500 Pls post with a link of a thread with the things I'm looking for, it's ok if its only a JB ROM TY
    As far as I know you can only run one at a time.
    But here is a good collection of ROMs:

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