1. Ervin Cox's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy Tab 3 model SM-T217s. I want to project the video onto my hdmi TV. It appears that it will not support it, so I am wandering if a software change is all that is needed or is it a hardware issue?? Appreciate any feedback on this.
    04-16-2015 04:37 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    It's probably some of both. To do it with an MHL adapter through the charging port it's probably hardware. To run Chromecast it's possibly software. (The app is free, and not all devices that support it are listed, so install it and see.) The Chromecast adapter itself is around for as little as $25.

    As far as rooting, an update is supposed to make 2 checks before it starts updating the device - is this one of the stock ROMs I can update and has the device never been rooted? If the answer to either one is "no", the update "fails" - because updating the device could brick it. (Even if you root it, then unroot it, you could have made some changes while rooted that will cause a stock update to brick the device.)
    04-16-2015 04:59 PM
  3. M3t4's Avatar
    A bit off topic, but did you ever successfully root the SM-T217S? I would also be interested to know whether or not other Galaxy Tab roms would function properly on the Sprint model.
    06-14-2015 12:46 PM

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