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    Question Rooting tablet legal?

    I was thinking cause I know there roms that ive been told that work great on the Samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 But im trying to figure this out. I don't pirate or anything I just want a good OS on my tablet and I know there Cyanogemod that been around for ages and they provide roms for all tablets... Now if im not mistaken in the US we cant even just put a different OS on our tablet for better performance and so we can have 4.4.2? So by law any one who dares put a different rom is consider breaking the law? Or am I missing something?
    -Daniel
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    Default Re: Rooting tablet legal?

    Yes it is true you void your warranty WHILE the device is in the rooted stated. So if you were to take it in for service/repair while it was rooted and/or running custom software the carrier/store/OEM can deny you of any service.

    But...

    If it can be rooted, it can be unrooted so you would just unrooted the device by flashing the stock factory software/firmware and erase all signs of rooting and you would be good to go in this case. Methods and files needed vary by device/carrier so just make sure you do your research before moving forward.

    Good luck and go enjoy some custom ROMs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Yes it is true you void your warranty WHILE the device is in the rooted stated. So if you were to take it in for service/repair while it was rooted and/or running custom software the carrier/store/OEM can deny you of any service.

    But...

    If it can be rooted, it can be unrooted so you would just unrooted the device by flashing the stock factory software/firmware and erase all signs of rooting and you would be good to go in this case. Methods and files needed vary by device/carrier so just make sure you do your research before moving forward.

    Good luck and go enjoy some custom ROMs!
    What other roms are good for the galaxy tab 2 10.1 model P5113?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eKoKnight View Post
    What other roms are good for the galaxy tab 2 10.1 model P5113?
    Slim makes some really good ROMs. There's a list of supported devices on their site here: http://www.slimroms.net/index.php/supported-devices
    I see the P5100, but not the 5113.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Slim makes some really good ROMs. There's a list of supported devices on their site here: Supported Devices
    I see the P5100, but not the 5113.

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    ok i'll check it out. Do they offer updates within the android OS like Cyan does?
    -Daniel
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    Quote Originally Posted by eKoKnight View Post
    ok i'll check it out. Do they offer updates within the android OS like Cyan does?
    They have updates but you need to install the new ones like you did with the first, it's not an OTA kind of thing. You might have to ask if your model is supported because it's not an exact matching model number, that could either fail to install or brick the tablet

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    Rooting is legal and just violates the warranty. I have a P5113 running Slimroms ROM and love it. Faster using Android 4.3 versus Samsung's 4.2.2... I don't think we will see any more updates for the Tab 2 from Samsung. The 5113 is the same as the 5110 with IR... Slim and CM treat them the same and say to use the 5110 files for both...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cahls View Post
    Rooting is legal and just violates the warranty. I have a P5113 running Slimroms ROM and love it. Faster using Android 4.3 versus Samsung's 4.2.2... I don't think we will see any more updates for the Tab 2 from Samsung. The 5113 is the same as the 5110 with IR... Slim and CM treat them the same and say to use the 5110 files for both...

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    Thanks so much for that info I'm using CM but the stable version only 4.2.2 but still I think its by far better then sammynstock I'll check out the one you have on the tab. Is it a stable build?
    -Daniel
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    Quote Originally Posted by eKoKnight View Post
    Thanks so much for that info I'm using CM but the stable version only 4.2.2 but still I think its by far better then sammynstock I'll check out the one you have on the tab. Is it a stable build?
    Slim has some of the most stable builds out of any ROM I've seen. I used the Kit Kat beta they put out a few weeks ago and didn't have a single issue with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Slim has some of the most stable builds out of any ROM I've seen. I used the Kit Kat beta they put out a few weeks ago and didn't have a single issue with it

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    I wonder if the IR will work on slim rom any intel on that? On CM it works great on 4.2.2 and on cm beta 4.4.2. Just like info on that if anyone knows if the IR works on slim rom. Thanks
    -Daniel
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    Quote Originally Posted by eKoKnight View Post
    I wonder if the IR will work on slim rom any intel on that? On CM it works great on 4.2.2 and on cm beta 4.4.2. Just like info on that if anyone knows if the IR works on slim rom. Thanks
    I don't think it does. I haven't used it since I installed Slim

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKoKnight View Post
    Thanks so much for that info I'm using CM but the stable version only 4.2.2 but still I think its by far better then sammynstock I'll check out the one you have on the tab. Is it a stable build?
    Yes it's a stable build...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKoKnight View Post
    I wonder if the IR will work on slim rom any intel on that? On CM it works great on 4.2.2 and on cm beta 4.4.2. Just like info on that if anyone knows if the IR works on slim rom. Thanks
    No it doesn't... According to CM's website it doesn't on theirs either, Web info must not be current...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cahls View Post
    No it doesn't... According to CM's website it doesn't on theirs either, Web info must not be current...

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    Your correct on 4.2.2 it doesn't but I notice on 4.4.2 cm version does work when it comes to the IR for the p5113
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    I have only tried stable versions, is the 4.4 stable, nightly, or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cahls View Post
    I have only tried stable versions, is the 4.4 stable, nightly, or what?

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    Its only NIghtly but its been working fine with every 24 hours of updates
    -Daniel

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