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    Default What ROM to Flash?

    i'm looking for some suggestions, please. i have the wifi retail version (32gb white, does that matter?) i've rooted, and done a backup. have not upgraded to TW UX, tried, didn't work, and now the OTA is "pulled". i'd like to try a ROM, but have not flashed anything before, so a bit timid. how best to determine which ROM to flash?

    anyone running a ROM or have run a ROM for the retail wifi 10.1? what's a good one for a noob, where i don't have to worry about potential bugs or non-working basic functions?

    thanks in advanced for your thoughts.
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    Default Re: What ROM to Flash?

    The best and easiest one for your case would probably be the official TW UX, which you can download at XDA in . You have the choice of stock + root or deodexed stock + root. They are both flashed in CWM. The difference between the two is with the deodexed version, you have the option to flash themes and mods, such as the
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    Default Re: What ROM to Flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Gossett View Post
    The best and easiest one for your case would probably be the official TW UX, which you can download at XDA in . You have the choice of stock + root or deodexed stock + root. They are both flashed in CWM. The difference between the two is with the deodexed version, you have the option to flash themes and mods, such as the
    thanks. noob questions, i thought i understood the difference between ROM and kernel, but still not so sure, especially when you mentioned themes and mods, too. okay, so what's the difference in regards to flashing, flashing order and user experience?

    ROM - i can flash one on top each other for different OS and UX as-is, right?
    themes and mods - if the ROM allows it, i can flash (or install?) on top of the ROM a different theme or mod? not sure about this.
    kernel - this is more at the bottom layer, so if i want to flash (or install?) a kernel i need to do that first, then flash a ROM on top of it for complete experience, right?
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    kernel - this is more at the bottom layer, so if i want to flash (or install?) a kernel i need to do that first, then flash a ROM on top of it for complete experience, right?
    No, roms come with their own kernel. If you'd like to flash a different/custom kernel, you do it after flashing the rom.

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    Default Re: What ROM to Flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jocelyn84 View Post
    No, roms come with their own kernel. If you'd like to flash a different/custom kernel, you do it after flashing the rom.

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    confused. so what you are saying is i have to flash a ROM first, then flash a kernel on top of it? sorry, that doesn't make sense. can you clarify with example? thanks.
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    Default Re: What ROM to Flash?

    Just start by flashing a rom; don't worry about kernels yet. I like Starburst, myself. Download the rom of your choice to your Tab. Go into CWM, I recommend wiping data, cache, and Dalvik cache when installing a new rom. Then flash the rom.
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    Default Re: What ROM to Flash?

    Quote Originally Posted by werkx View Post
    confused. so what you are saying is i have to flash a ROM first, then flash a kernel on top of it? sorry, that doesn't make sense. can you clarify with example? thanks.
    I guess the simplest way to look at it is like this, the ROM is a complete OS, of which a kernel is a part.

    When you flash a kernel, you are overwriting the one that comes with the ROM, and replacing it with your own (in most cases, so that you can overclock the device).

    As for which ROM to recommend, I would say just get the stock deodexed one from here:

    With a deodexed rom you can flash different themes and install some useful mods such as the optimized launcher from here: and the desktop UA mod from here:

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