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Xtreme Tab 7 Tablet at Sears/Kmart

GoingForBroke 68 November 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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So, I'm looking for a decent budget android tablet for the wife to tinker with and use as an ereader web surfing machine. I see in the Sears and Kmart ads the Xtreme Tab 7 for $40. Looking online for more info I found what looks like a newly set up website about this tablet with a few more specs and info. http://www.xtremetab.com/xtremetab-7-capactive/

Now, for some reason the Sears ad shows the tablet as 2gb storage the Kmart ad 4gb storage. Seeing as they are essentially the same company will it be the same tablet? I don't have a Kmart near. If it is indeed a Capacitive touch screen at this price and specs I think I know where I'll be going.

Should I be worried the Sears ad is different? Or just a misprint on their part?

If there is a better deal for a cheap tablet where should I look?

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Anyone find rooting instructions for this yet?
I can't find anything at XDA about this Tablet :-(
Follow the marketplace installation instructions from above. Then search for the app called SuperUser. Install it. Slide over to the info tab. Click check for su update. It may fail the first time or two. When its done the bottom will say something like "that was cool, do it again" but just click your home button and you're good to go.


I've been experimenting with overclocking the cpu. Luckily I had purchased set cpu for my phone. By default its at 1008mhz. I've tried going above 1200 and haven't had much luck. Anyway my point is, bringing it up to the full 1200 makes a huge difference with performance.

(To anyone with knowledge of overclocking, how often do tablets have their minimum set to 60mhz??? Isn't that insanely low? I could understand why that would be good for battery savings, as tablets often sit on standby for hours and hours if not days)

Do not tweak these settings unless you have at least a basic understanding of what a cpu is, what under/over clocking/volting is, etc. This can literally cook your processor if you aren't careful.

Also, I think a different launcher like ADW runs more smoothly than the stock one.

I'm beginning to feel the lack of a full gig of ram on this tablet is really hindering its performance sometimes.

Oh an most importantly, install swype beta! I hate hate hate swype on my cell phone. SwiftKey3 is the best thing that ever happened to me. By swype is great for a restivene touch display. Makes typing a breeze.

Ok to recap the things I've done to my tablet to make it run a lot faster:

1. Follow instructions for Marketplace installation
2. Install SuperUser from the marketplace.
3. Install SetCPU to bring the cpu speed up to 1200mhz.
4. Install AdFree to block annoying ADs (and since hulu plus doesnt work anyway!)
5. Install Opera Mobile and enable Turbo mode.
6. Install Opera MIni (yes, I use both. Opera Mini is FAST but only for basic reading)
7. Install ADW EX as a home launcher replacement
8. Install Titanium backup to backup all apps (I do not use the data restore feature).
9. Install an older version of Netflix that actually works.
10.Install Xfinity player so I have more content since hulu plus does not work!
11.Keep remembering to tell myself RELAX this tablet was only $40 you CANNOT expect perfection at this pricepoint!!!!


Oh and for all you neat freaks out there like me that want their electronics to look, stay, and feel nice...I'm sure you've already noticed how easily the plastic on this thing scratches. Have no fear. Go to a sally's, walmart, whatever, grab a 3 way, 5 way, or whatever nail file/buffer. This actually works to remove scratches and make the plastic shine again. I have used this trick for years on my cell phones. Just don't press so hard and definitely do not use any of the rough sides of the file please!!!
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#47
Which governor are you using?
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#48
I am quite confused with this tablet got one on black friday what are the options for an appstore? I do not know how to get it on this like the above post says it does not have the market on it and I have tried to download it with no avail.. what do I do? nvance87@gmail.com any help would be appriciated.. I am not sure how to root and do not undersand what ya'll are talking about lol.. I have an adroid phone and have for some time.
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Quote from jfriend33 View Post :
Follow the marketplace installation instructions from above. Then search for the app called SuperUser. Install it. Slide over to the info tab. Click check for su update. It may fail the first time or two. When its done the bottom will say something like "that was cool, do it again" but just click your home button and you're good to go.
Just followed the instructions again and this time it seemed to work! Smilie
Next question, the Android Market that is installed now is only v3.3.12, is there a way to update this to the Google Play store instead of Android Market? (I tried installing v3.10.9 but it constantly crashes... could be that it is for JB instead of ICS)
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#50
Resistive screen 800x480 = total waste of money. I cant believe people are actually buying this. It does not even have Google Play because Google has not approve this tablet to be able to run the apps. Google does not want money, you make a POS tablet like this and they WILL block you from the market.

The lack of Google Play is all about Google blocking this Tablet for quality control reasons. This tablet is a embarrassment to Android OS.
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I have ad
Quote from 5thElement View Post :
Resistive screen 800x480 = total waste of money. I cant believe people are actually buying this. It does not even have Google Play because Google has not approve this tablet to be able to run the apps. Google does not want money, you make a POS tablet like this and they WILL block you from the market.

The lack of Google Play is all about Google blocking this Tablet for quality control reasons. This tablet is a embarrassment to Android OS.
Uh, that's not how it works. They didn't include the market so they don't have to pay a royalty to Google. It has nothing to do with quality control. And although I think resistive is awful, it's actually pretty good on this particular device. As a baby monitor, video player, or touchscreen remote for various boxes it's a fantastic deal.
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#52
The reason that the Play Store is not on this tablet is because the manufacturer must be a member of the "Open Handset Alliance" to put this on anything Android. That is why cheaper tablets use Amazon App Store or GetJar. It is easy to install the Play Store on this since it is already rooted. All you need is this file http://nwteche.com/wp-content/upl..._files.zip and go into your file manager and unzip and install 1, 2, and 4. You do not need 3 as this is already on the tablet. I have also raised the CPU to the 1200 and seems to work a little better than the stock 1008
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#53
Can someone please help me in getting this thing running for my son....... I have read several of yall messages and Im trying to follow but this is way to much comouter talk!!! lol... I have been playing around with this tablet and dont want to return it but ughhhhh I am getting so frustrated about it! Please help can someone email please... shakearahrolle@yahoo.com PLEASE
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#54
How do you enter recovery mode for this tablet? I tried every button sequence I could think of with the 3 available.
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#55
Rooted is not the same as recovery. It's rooted, but there's no recovery available for this I'm aware of.
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#56
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Rooted is not the same as recovery. It's rooted, but there's no recovery available for this I'm aware of.
If that is the case how do you restore factory defaults and/or factory ROM if necessary?

Does anyone have a copy of the factory ROM?
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#57
Again, there is no way to restore a factory ROM since you can't change the ROM. However, factory restore is under the system settings >> backup and restore (or something like that).
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Again, there is no way to restore a factory ROM since you can't change the ROM. However, factory restore is under the system settings >> backup and restore (or something like that).
There is always a way to change the ROM...
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#59
Sure, there is. But since there aren't any out there already created for this unit, installing a custom would probably brick it if you're not a dev.
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