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    Default New to Nexus10

    Indeed this is my first step into Android, I have used a lot of Apple devices but fed up of paying a premium for the name

    Anyway I got a Nexus 10 being delivered in the next 2 days, was just after some help for a complete new Android user
    This will just be a general tab for no one specific purpose, any initial hints tips links advice when starting from scratch?
    Had a quick look at some you tube vids the xbox controller connection to the tablet looks fun!!
    Also what are the benefits to rooting, would i need to do this to use a flash drive to expand the memory?
    Thanks
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    I rooted my device to use greenify and titanium backup


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    Thanks for the reply kinda similar to jailbreak I guess
    There seems to be various methods of rooting, how do I find which one is for me?
    One BIG pain with Apple is every time I updated the FW I lost all the jailbreak, appz etc, will rooting the nexus suffer the same problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scampa View Post
    would i need to do this to use a flash drive to expand the memory?
    It is impossible to expand the 2GB of memory. It is also impossible to "expand" the 16 or 32GB of storage. You can use flash drives for additional storage, but using them without rooting is a challenge and it is not like you would want to use it all the time with a cable and dongle hanging off of it. There is a non-free app that allows limited READ ONLY use of USB mass storage devices with the appropriate cable, without rooting, however. This would be good for grabbing photos or watching video files.

    As a new Android user, I would certainly hold off on rooting until you find you have a need to do so. And on a Nexus device, there is far less "need" to do so, because there is no crapware and no annoying vendor interface modifications. Although it is "cool" and all (and there are certainly some nice advantages), there is also the fact that you will typically void your warranty, you can no longer get OTA updates, it can be complex, it can compromise the security of your system if you are not careful, several types of DRM apps will no longer work or could stop working, and there is a risk of "bricking" or pseudo-bricking the device. It is not all positive.
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    I use a blue tooth controller for games. Something definitely worth getting and a lot of games support it. You cant expand the memory because there is no sd card slot on the tablet. Some android tablets have them but this one does not. Rooting opens up the tablet to do more things. I would play around with it first and then decide if you want to go that way.
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    Here is a helpful guide, although the recommendation for using Adobe Flash is now outdated since the Kit Kat upgrade:
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    I got a micro usb to usb adapter off Amazon... It's not a cable and it works well. I then bought a mini 64gb hp flash drive off Amazon as well. Using the app nexus media importer which works on both the nexus 7 and nexus 10 I watch movies and tv shows.... I leave the internal memory for games


    Also I recently downloaded the dc comics app and reading comics on the nexus 10 is really cool.

    Also must have media player is mx player... Plays everything I've thrown at it.

    Thumb keyboard is a great app too.. worth the buy.

    Moga controllers are awesome and the app makes it easy to pair them to the tablet. I plug my tablet into the tv using a micro hdmi to hdmi and man that's fun

    I'm looking into buying the dock for it but that's like 85 on Amazon... Looks good tho

    Another good app is astro file manager. I always install that on all my android devices

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    Some good help thanks.
    Is it possible to install a out of google store app .apk file from pc to the nexus 10?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umass021 View Post
    because there is no sd card slot on the tablet. Some android tablets have them but this one does not.
    You can't ever extend memory in tablets and phones. The RAM is soldered onto the phone and there are no DIM slots. I do wish it had an SD slot to increase storage capacity, but you just won't find that on any Google branded devices. They want to try and force people to believe that the "cloud" can meet everyone's needs (which it cannot). Had they offered a 48GB or 64GB storage model, I would have bought it.
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    Ok starting to get a good feel for it, however one problem I seem to have is playing files from USB, I have installed the Nexus media importer I also have MX player and Vplayer I click play and it wont play the file, however if I copy to Nexus it will play fine?
    Last edited by Scampa; 12-06-2013 at 10:34 AM.
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    Default Re: New to Nexus10

    I use an OTG cable, flash drive and the Nexus Media Importer app and can watch video, etc just fine.
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    That's what I'm using but there not playing on the fly from the USB? However if I copy file to Nexus and play from there it's fine
    Last edited by Scampa; 12-08-2013 at 02:28 AM.

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