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    Default What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    I just rooted my Nexus 7, and I'm not quite sure what to do with it.

    What cool games, ROMs, settings, etc. can I install/change?

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    - use stickmount to add 'internal' flash memory storage
    - charge while using microUSB OTG devices
    - connect gigabyte ethernet adapters
    - connect many more USB (web)Cams
    - enable full image and subset backups
    - change cpu speed
    - change screen resolution & home screen icon size as desired
    - install many custom ROMs
    - uninstall Google crapware
    - use alternate operating systems

    lots more
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    Block ads.

    -Suntan
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    Use the data sync app

    Sent from yo moms house son!😎😎Using my SPH - L710 running AOKP Rom 4.1.2, now initiating Swagger
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Suntan View Post
    Block ads.

    -Suntan
    but AdBlock plus works fine, blocks all ads "NO ROOT REQUIRED!"
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtroutz View Post
    but AdBlock plus works fine, blocks all ads "NO ROOT REQUIRED!"
    The reviews on that one don't look too promising....

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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    works great for me - but you can't please every niggling complaint. it blocks the ads and that's all i care about. An icon in notification complaint ? gimme a break, that definitely is a deal breaker /sarc
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    I saw what ya did there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathelm View Post
    I saw what ya did there...
    sorry, i have enuf on my back with aquaman standing there and a leash in my mouth - the dual personality is bad enuf.......
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by mathelm View Post
    The reviews on that one don't look too promising....

    That app is horrible, first time I tried it, couldn't get my WiFi back up without a reboot

    Sent from yo moms house son!😎😎Using my SPH - L710 running AOKP Rom 4.1.2, now initiating Swagger
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    more info needed there Chaos....

    are you rooted, with a custom ROM ? Did it work properly after you rebooted ? Which version was it ?

    It's important to realize this is a NEW (Dec release) app and like anything new, bugs have to be worked out...but in any case, if it doesn't work for you, that does not mean it doesn't work for everybody.
    Since they are the number one blocker for Windows, I expect the bugs WILL be worked out. In any case, the point was that you don't need to be rooted to block ads and that is certainly the case even if you didn't like the way it worked or didn't work.
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    But I have to say that all adblock apps that require root are much better than Adblock plus. When I used adblock plus (before I rooted my nexus 7) I would frequently get empty spaces in a page where ads used to be, and it wouldn't always block all the ads. Not to mention the annoying persistent notification. Since I have rooted my nexus 7 and installed AdAway that requires root I have had absolutely no problem and I haven't seen an ad in weeks.

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    - Motorola Atrix 2 - Nexus 7 - Nexus 4
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    That all sounds reasonable, celliott. There is always room for improvement and being able to work better and more flexibly with a rooted OS should surprise nobody.

    Just as Nexus Media Importer has even MORE SERIOUS limitations when compared to Stickmount, it does allow some access to flash drives even if only thru a piped read only interface.

    But none of this negates the fact that adblock plus does work unrooted, and given the number of recent revisions, I expect versions with better functionality will arrive in due course, keeping in mind that unrooted access means limitations.
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtroutz View Post
    more info needed there Chaos....

    are you rooted, with a custom ROM ? Did it work properly after you rebooted ? Which version was it ?

    It's important to realize this is a NEW (Dec release) app and like anything new, bugs have to be worked out...but in any case, if it doesn't work for you, that does not mean it doesn't work for everybody.
    Since they are the number one blocker for Windows, I expect the bugs WILL be worked out. In any case, the point was that you don't need to be rooted to block ads and that is certainly the case even if you didn't like the way it worked or didn't work.
    Was on pacman ROM 4.1.2

    Best blocking apps are adfree, adaway and airblocker

    Sent from an orange potato......no, really
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtrack to Chaos View Post
    Was on pacman ROM 4.1.2
    kinda figured ...

    I would not expect a rooted alternate OS to function exactly like an unrooted OS just as I would not expect WinXP to work just like Win7 or IceCreamSandwich to work exactly the same as Jelly Bean.
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    Reason to root explained -
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    plus he needed root for all those tats and piercings.......was some of that tat code ?
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigtroutz View Post
    - uninstall Google crapware
    Is there a full list of crapware floating around somewhere that you could link to?
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    Default Re: What are some cool things to do with a rooted Nexus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaysus View Post
    Is there a full list of crapware floating around somewhere that you could link to?
    I haven't ever found any but if you open your apps drawer and swipe over to "All", you will see them (keeping in mind entries like "com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks" should probably be included in the list)

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