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Default Polaroid ICS PMID701i 5 points capacitive 7" tablet $99 BigLots

Just picked one up yesterday for $99.99
Very impressive so far

Here are the specs

ICS 4.0.3 (Fully rooted out of the box)
7" tablet
512 DDR3 RAM (307mb user available)
Arm Cortex 8 1Ghz
Graphics Open GL ES2.0/3D game support
Screen 800 by 480 16:9 format
5 points capacitive
Internal Memory 4GB (expandable through Micro SD)
wifi 8011. b/g/n
Mini USB (to charge and work as a host as well)
Video output jack
Speaker and microphone

there are no google play market
however I dont have any difficulty installing it by copying google services framework.apk and vending.apk from CM7 website
No force close or any problem so far.

Netflix works
Skype also works (no video chat cause it doesnt have camera)
All angry birds also works

Booting time under 25 seconds
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Factory rooted. Excellent. What are your thoughts?

Seriously considering upgrading to that from the Lenovo

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Link for those who want to see more, but you have to buy it in store:
http://www.biglots.com/search/product/7324

Specs are pretty good for only $100 except the screen resolution is a bit low, but you get ICS.
Motorola Droid Bionic
Stock 4.1.2 Rooted
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HP Touchpad
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I had this in my hands today at biglots,im in baltimore,md let me tell u its very smooth,no delay in opening apps,booted in like 20 sec,only turn off was no camera,im really thinking about going back and getting one tomorrow,shoot for $99 u can't beat it,a tablet with ics,plus there is a following for it on freaktab,i just wanted to read up on it before i bought it and so far every review seem good,so looks like tomorrow im gonna grab one cause they had about 10 in stock,and ill be back tomorrow with a brief review on how it works and the pros vs cons of getting this tablet!!!! : )

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Factory rooted. Excellent. What are your thoughts?

Seriously considering upgrading to that from the Lenovo

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For $99.99 its one good tablet.
No camera and no bluetooth but its not a deal breaker for me.
Compare to kindle fire at $199 and running gingerbread, the polaroid is a steal.

I use acer iconia a500 for work, kindle fire and nook tablet as spare for my nieces and nephews.
Now I have this tablet for them to play.

And you can plug in USB thumb drive through micro USB adapter and it works.
Installing google play market is as easy as installing google services framework.apk (by tapping it) than push/copy vending.apk to system/app directory and reboot. I use ES file explorer to push the files.

Battery life kinda suck but not too shabby it last 4 hours for me playing netfilx non stop.
The screen has 5 points capacitive and quite responsive.

As long as you dont have high expectation you wont be disappointed.

I believe the old tablet ICS version is semi rooted (you need to remount the system directory to RW with root explorer or ES file explorer), However mine is Fully rooted out of the box (The system folder already mounted as RW)
 
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Great HW, but 512mb if kernel isnt good are not much...

for only 99$ it's great anyway
 
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Default Good choice for starter tab

I picked one up this weekend, and I have to say it is an excellent choice for the money. completly rooted from the factory you can install any app from the market that is compatible with tablets once you have google play installed. i also replaced the stock launcher with Nova Launcher which works flawlessly, upgraded the version of youtube that came with the device without issues and also was able to install most of the google apps from CM including gmail, calendar, galary etc.

The only draw back at this point is no custom recovery so building and flashing custom roms is at this point not an option however it is android 4.0.3 and you can pull and edit any of the system files and framework to your hearts desire you just need to be careful if you make an edit that prevents it from booting your basically screwed your only hope will be if you can push the original file back via adb.

I am going to start looking into some custom themes and possibly a customized systemUI and framework as time permits, I am currently busy with a Sense 3.6 and Sense 4.0a rom for the inspire/desireHD world so will try to fit this in as time permits.

My recomendation is if you want a inexpensive tablet to play with that has some excellent capabilities go get one of these before there gone.

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HTC One X+ Retired
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A Root KoolKit ROM
Samsung Galaxy Tab3 7" JB4.2.2 SM-T217A Rooted S5 Tweaked

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How did you get root? Grabbed es explorer and tried to get off of the sd card, and no go.
Google play store keeps "force closing ".on me

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How did you get root? Grabbed es explorer and tried to get off of the sd card, and no go.
Google play store keeps "force closing ".on me

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device comes prerooted, you need to install a root capable file explorer first. here's how:

1. download and install the latest Android SDK
2. Using ADB commands
a. connect your 701i to your PC
b. at a command prompt type "adb remount"
c. type "adb push GoogleServicesFramework.apk /system/app/"
d. type "adb push Vending.apk /system/app/"
e. type "adb reboot"
3. open "Google Play" from your apps drawer
4. search for "esfile explorer"
5. install "esfile explorer"

now you have google play and a root capable file explorer.
google apps can be found searching google or xda (make sure it the ICS version)

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Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A Root KoolKit ROM
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How did you get root? Grabbed es explorer and tried to get off of the sd card, and no go.
Google play store keeps "force closing ".on me

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Download the file below
http://rapidshare.com/files/40694022...etpolaroid.zip

Unzip and copy it into your sd card
insert the sd card into the tablet
open file manager (already there on your tablet)
navigate to your sd card and tap to install
ES File Explorer 1.6.1.3.apk
OneTimeInitializer-signed.apk
GoogleServicesFramework.apk

To check root access
- Open es file explorer
- go to settings
- scroll down to Root settings
- make sure there are check sign under Root Explorer and Mount File System (Mine already selected since its fully rooted out of the box) If not, select or check it to have root access to system folder

Install Market

- With ES file explorer Navigate to your ext-sdcard (by tapping the star sign/Favorites) and copy Vending.apk to system/app by the following
- Long press Vending.apk and select copy (you will see drawer icon on the bottom)
- Select favorites (star symbol) and tap phone symbol or / (its the second icon from the left after Home icon)
- Tap system folder than tap app folder
- Once you on app folder, drag the drawer icon up and tap Vending.apk to paste it.
- Once its successfully done you need to change the Permissions to RW R R
by long press the Vending.apk-Properties - than change (under permissions)

If for some reason you cant install OneTimeInitializer-signed.apk and GoogleServicesFramework.apk by tapping it, do the same procedure as copying the Vending.apk

Now reboot and you should have Google Market.

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