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Best tablet hardware to root?

Golbez01 171 31 April 15, 2013 at 01:43 PM
Is there a particularly good tablet anybody can recommend that's cheaper than most that has 9-10" size screen? High resolution? 16-32gb on board mem?

That can be rooted and made to perform really well? I'm thinking something along the lines of a 9" Nook HD, but I don't know how the rooting of newer devices is going. Having done very little research I'm thinking something like a TF700T from Asus or a Galaxy Note 2 type of device is what I'm shooting for. But maybe somebody else has better ideas than myself Smilie

Major pluses to me are if a keyboard is made that can attach to me and long(er) battery life.

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i recently bought a 8.9 amazon kindle hd and i initially thought i bought a piece of crap because i could figure out how to root. I kept messing around with it and at the end i successfully was able to root it. I didn't have to flash any new roms or anything with the help of the KindleFree app.. Everything works flawlessly and i get the best of both worlds both android and the amazon user interface... for 200 bucks on ebay i think it was a steal...the only thing is that it doesnt have a back facing camera...i believe this was the latest firmware update on this device as well
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Appreciate the reply, I'll take a look at that one.
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I'm thinking either the Nook HD or Kindle Fire is what I'm looking for. Only concern I have is which one's "better" rooted and if 1GB RAM is enough to really do much. I don't plan on doing anything too crazy but having stock charts open and other webpages.
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If you happen to still have an HP Touchpad lying around, they turn into a decent Android 4 CM tablet with a little bit of work. I think you'll find that 1GB of RAM is enough for the basic kind of activity you're talking about. If you can get a Touchpad for <$100 it's a pretty decent deal, and there's a huge community of Touchpad hackers that can answer just about any question you might have.
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I managed to get one back during that super-sale but at the time I didn't have any use for one so I sold it /slaps forehead
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The original post is super vague. Cheaper than most is defined as what? I think one of the Samsung or Acer tablets would be good since most of them have a spot for a micro SD card to add more storage. No tablet will be able to upgrade the ram. Nexus 10 is nice too. Super easy to root and modify everything, great screen but no additional storage.

All tablets have bluetooth so you can attach any BT keyboard to them.
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Quote from Golbez View Post :
Is there a particularly good tablet anybody can recommend that's cheaper than most that has 9-10" size screen? High resolution? 16-32gb on board mem?

That can be rooted and made to perform really well? I'm thinking something along the lines of a 9" Nook HD, but I don't know how the rooting of newer devices is going. Having done very little research I'm thinking something like a TF700T from Asus or a Galaxy Note 2 type of device is what I'm shooting for. But maybe somebody else has better ideas than myself Smilie

Major pluses to me are if a keyboard is made that can attach to me and long(er) battery life.
Wait for a deal on the TF700. Just know that the Nexus 10 has much faster 2GB dual channel RAM and over 2x faster SSD I/O compared to the TF700 single channel and slow SSD I/O.
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Kindle/KindleHD is really, really nice hardware. The development community around them is really taking off and CM10 on even a frist gen Kindle Fire performs really well.

Outside of that, you can't go wrong with a Nexus 7
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