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    OK. So I bought a cheap little 7" tablet from Big Lots. It already has root access, and I'm thinking about putting a custom ROM on it. It currently is running 4.0 ICS but would like some of the features from 4.1 namely Google Now. Where could I possibly find a custom rom for a 7" tablet?

    Thanks.
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    what tablet? Check freaktab forums
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    what tablet?
    Uniden

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    Check freaktab forums
    Thank you, I'll check them out.
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    I am gonna bug you now with questions.

    7 or 10 inch? ICS? Which model? A lot of those are the same (uniden, polaroid, and a few others) and are actually made by southern telecom..

    How happy are you so far?
    Do you have the market?
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    Ask away, I will try and help.

    It is a 7" Uniden running 4.0.4 OS. It is made by Southern Telecom. I originally purchased it to just play with and see if I would like a better 7" tablet. I've been away from Android for several years but will be getting a phone through my company and it will probably be an Android so I figured I would start playing a little bit to see what all changes there are since my last time in the droid pool. I have to tell you, I like android before, but now it is even better and keeps improving from what I can tell.

    I am happy, I paid $65.00 so I didn't hold out much in the way of expectations, but it has performed better than I thought especially for how cheap it is.

    I do have the Google Play store but I had to kind of backdoor into it because the site the phone kept sending me to wasn't working. However, I did find some good info and just saved the .apk files to the SD card and went that way. I have only found a few apps that won't load because they aren't compatible with my tablet. I have several games, the kindle app and several others just to see what they are like. I'm now wanting to flash a custom ROM because I haven't ever done that before and it doesn't matter if I brick it since I didn't pay much for it. I will be buying me another better 7" tablet anyway, probably the Nexus 7. This one will just be my test bed for everything toy.
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    I am looking at a cheap one just for an E Reader with some extras in there. I figured that I would have to force the playstore in. Freaktab pretty much taught me that. I don't want much out of the tablet like I said.

    What about videos? I have a few youtube like videos that I frequently refer to an play. Do you have issues with stuff like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    I am looking at a cheap one just for an E Reader with some extras in there. I figured that I would have to force the playstore in. Freaktab pretty much taught me that. I don't want much out of the tablet like I said.

    What about videos? I have a few youtube like videos that I frequently refer to an play. Do you have issues with stuff like that?
    I think this tablet would probably suit you pretty well for what you are wanting. I have not had any problems with YouTube or any other videos for that matter. I will tell you that Chrome doesn't seem to want to work, it will download but when you try and open it, it will crash immediately. However, Firefox works great but I do wish that chrome worked.
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    Thanks for the info.

    I am not really married to any browser, have three on my phone, but the convenience of chrome would be nice.

    Thanks again. How did you make out with the roms?

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    Yeah, I'm not married to one, but I prefer Chrome most of the time.

    I haven't even started yet. Been busy at work and just haven't started to search for one yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by piizzadude View Post
    Thanks for the info.

    I am not really married to any browser, have three on my phone, but the convenience of chrome would be nice.

    Thanks again. How did you make out with the roms?

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    Thanks for the input again. I went with the 10" from Polaroid. I think it was model 104C. Seemed like good bang for the buck, and the in-laws had some kind of discount from Big lots so it came in at around 110 + 10 for a 16GB sdcard.

    I didnt see too much on how to root it so that might be an adventure, but it seems like there is a pretty reliable way to get the market on there. I guess I need to start finding some digital copies of books....

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