Just wwent from Nook to GTab, disappointed...
I had a Nook color running latest CM7 nightly, very slick. But I was missing the lack of certain hardware, GPS, camera, microphone, etc and flash.
so, I sold my Nook and got a sprint GTab. The hardware is nicer. But the OS is frustratingly sluggish.
Apparently it is difficult to root the device as well, I also find the forum (here) to be pretty quiet, it doesn't look like there's much being done with the GTab?
I really would like to reflash it to run CM7 and get rid of all the sprint branded crapware, maybe overclock it?
sorry, just venting i guess...
- 03-21-2011, 07:03 PM #2
Rooting is really easy actually all u need is to download z4 root and it does thefor you. Now as far as cyanongenmod...it is in the works. There is a beta version on xda. I agree the software is pretty buggy I hope that something new comes out for it soon
- 03-21-2011, 08:29 PM #3
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- 03-22-2011, 04:05 PM #6
hmmm thats odd someone else just said that in a different page... but i swear i just used z4 yesterday and it worked. and i used it a week ago when i got my original tab and it worked then too... i don understand why it works for me and not for anyone else.
- 03-22-2011, 04:06 PM #7
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I see that XDA just split the GT Dev forums into CDMA and GSM which makes things simpler. Here's the CDMA Galaxy Tab Development forum link. You'll find pretty much all the available roms in there.
I saw in the CM7 thread (in the GSM GT dev forum) that someone sucessfully got 3G working with CM7 on the VZW tab. Hopefully, we will have CM7 for the VZW/Sprint tab soon. There's someone else in that forum working on honeycomb. Lots more options for GSM tab owners as far as roms go.
- 03-22-2011, 07:08 PM #10
- 03-22-2011, 07:14 PM #11
I am just about to make this same move, selling the NOOKcolor for a VZW Galaxy Tab... glad I found this thread. Although I am not running CM7 on my NOOK, only rooted 2.1
Thanks for the info.
- 03-23-2011, 03:19 PM #12
- 04-02-2011, 04:48 AM #13
I did the exact some thing. Had a Nook Color (rooted) and moved "up" to the Galaxy Tab (Verizon version without having the 3G activated).
I immediately noticed it was sluggish as well, especially on the browser.
So, I rooted it and played around with 2.3 and Honeycomb for a short time before going back to Froyo (it just works).
After completely cleaning off the unit and restoring Froyo on there from scratch, the unit runs super fast now, much like the Nook, but faster.
My suggestion; do a complete wipe and start from scratch.
- 04-02-2011, 08:46 PM #14
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- 04-03-2011, 06:59 PM #16
- 04-04-2011, 04:51 AM #17
You really should have a look into some of the custom roms and you will see the tab is much better.
Theres even a honeycomb port out i do believe.
Myself, I have the xoom but use Overcome rom on my tab when im doing some reading or playing games.
- 04-04-2011, 10:18 AM #18
I just ordered my Sprint GTab yesterday and can't wait for it to come in the mail! I wasn't sure if I wanted this or just get a NOOKcolor but I went for the GTab due to the speaker and camera.
I can't seem to find the OneClickRoot method for the GTab but I will find it!!