1. AFPoster's Avatar
    I just got my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which is my second Android device I've had in my life. The first years back was the original Samsung Galaxy Tab that I immediately gave away to my neighbor because of the vulnerabilities and lack of consistent updates for a wi-fi device. I'm hoping (years later) that if my tab has Android 4.2 can I root my tablet to get 4.4 Kit Kat immediately, or is that not how it works?
    11-20-2013 10:46 AM
  2. VDub2174's Avatar
    It really depends on the dev community, not the OS version. It does look like that there's a root method for the Note 8.0 over at XDA forums ([GALAXY NOTE 8.0 TOOLKIT V1.1] Drivers, Backup, Root, Recovery, Flash + MORE - xda-developers).

    There''s even an unofficial CM11 build: [ROM][N5100]Unofficial CM11.0[KRT16M][11/11/13] - xda-developers
    11-20-2013 10:55 AM
  3. AFPoster's Avatar
    So Google doesn't offer up a version for everyone to install on their device instead of waiting on the brand they have to provide it?
    11-20-2013 11:14 AM
  4. chadthebuilder's Avatar
    So Google doesn't offer up a version for everyone to install on their device instead of waiting on the brand they have to provide it?
    No, they don't. Google just provides manufacturers with the source code, who then configure it to their liking for their devices. It would probably make manufacturers mad if Google provided an easy way to get rid of their android 'skins'.

    Posted from the awesome new Nexus 7
    11-20-2013 12:50 PM

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