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I just unlocked my tablet via wugstoolkit, flashed the custom twrp recovery, and I just use that to flash custom kernels... But I stick souly to elementalx kernel. Its great!! Some really cool features and great stability, plus I don't have it rooted which I don't really need to... I just want the overclock potential, or like right now, under clock...lol
post #2452 of 2571
I am so scared of doing custom roms and rooting on my nexus or my Galaxy S4... i want to so bad, i know the bloatware would be gone and battery life would be so much better... im just scared to death, as its my only 2 pieces of hardware and im broke, so if something goes wrong im without either one.
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I am so scared of doing custom roms and rooting on my nexus or my Galaxy S4... i want to so bad, i know the bloatware would be gone and battery life would be so much better... im just scared to death, as its my only 2 pieces of hardware and im broke, so if something goes wrong im without either one.

With the Nexus it is very easy to do and carrys little to no risk, just follow the guides on xda[/URL] and you will be just fine. If the worst happens, there is a one-click dead or alive factory restore tool here.
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I wouldn't bother with a Nexus, there is no bloatware.

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I wouldn't bother with a Nexus, there is no bloatware.

Rooting/Roming a Nexus is typically only for Root Apps(Titanium backup/Greenify etc) or custom features(pie, expanded desktop, custom keys).
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post #2456 of 2571

If you don't ROM you don't really need Titanium Backup anymore! I swapped devices, logged in and Google downloaded all my apps and synced the app data for most of them, just like it was on my old device!

 

Guess I've never desired PIE or any of that stuff.

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I tried to give the 2nd gen Nexus 7 a fair shake... I bought two of them over the last two weeks. Both of them had significant, recurring touch sensitivity issues. Turning the tablets off and on would fix it for awhile and then it would start going wonky again. Returned the first one and bought another brand new one. Exact same issue.

Tried pretty much everything. I'm not sure if the OS update caused the issues, I know for certain it is nothing I loaded because both were doing it straight out of the box.

Otherwise they were decent, good battery lightweight, decent screen (no comparison in color or resolution to the Tab Pro I am currently using but also $140 cheaper so that's fair).

I ended up grabbing my kid a Samsung Tab 3 8". Slower cpu, lower res screen but the Tab 3 8" are stellar. I've personally owned two and bought both my father and my cousin the same units as gifts. Never an issue with any of them. And despite the lower res screen, they actually have better color definition than the Nexus units.

I had problems with the first gen Nexus 7 I owned (ended up selling it off eventually) and now this with the 2nd gen (2 of them).

So not impressed.
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I tried to give the 2nd gen Nexus 7 a fair shake... I bought two of them over the last two weeks. Both of them had significant, recurring touch sensitivity issues. Turning the tablets off and on would fix it for awhile and then it would start going wonky again. Returned the first one and bought another brand new one. Exact same issue.

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Otherwise they were decent, good battery lightweight, decent screen (no comparison in color or resolution to the Tab Pro I am currently using but also $140 cheaper so that's fair).

I ended up grabbing my kid a Samsung Tab 3 8". Slower cpu, lower res screen but the Tab 3 8" are stellar. I've personally owned two and bought both my father and my cousin the same units as gifts. Never an issue with any of them. And despite the lower res screen, they actually have better color definition than the Nexus units.

I had problems with the first gen Nexus 7 I owned (ended up selling it off eventually) and now this with the 2nd gen (2 of them).

So not impressed.

Touch sensitivity issue seem to be the number 1 complaint among people disenchanted with Nexus 7 2013(#2 being that it is too small). My units have been flawless since August but the compliant from others(not sure if they are the majority or just the vocal minority) just never stop.

I do hope Nexus 8 won't have the same issue.
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post #2459 of 2571
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I am so scared of doing custom roms and rooting on my nexus or my Galaxy S4... i want to so bad, i know the bloatware would be gone and battery life would be so much better... im just scared to death, as its my only 2 pieces of hardware and im broke, so if something goes wrong im without either one.

If it makes you feel better, rooting it wont brick it, custom roms will (but hell thats like 2% if you really screw it up) I did soft brick on mine so as soon as you root it and put custom rom (which you don't have to) I would do weekly backups in CWM or whatever you end up using.
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I may try it, idk still worried. i can follow directions but i still get scared haha
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