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[Tab 3 7.0"] Can you use the default Android recovery to flash packages?

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9th June 2014, 12:19 AM   |  #1  
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Ok. So heres my problem... i have had a Kindle fire for 2 1/2 years and it finally broke a few weeks ago. I decided to get a real Android tablet so i decided on the Galaxy Tab because all of my friends love their Galaxy devices.
The first problem i ran into was that i could not change the default app install location.
I found many ways to fix it without root and tried all of them.
Long story short none of them worked.

I am now attempting to root my Galaxy in order to use a sure-fire way that i know will work.
I do not want to install twrp/cwrm because i am afraid of bricking my device as i did with my kindle fire.
(this was fixed by my friend with a fastboot cable)

I have discovered the Android recovery menu and there seems to be a button that says
"Apply update from external storage". when i click the button, it says choose package to flash.
i need to know if this only accepts firmware roms or if it will accept custom flashable packages.

please help,
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9th June 2014, 02:51 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Crayman122

Ok. So heres my problem... i have had a Kindle fire for 2 1/2 years and it finally broke a few weeks ago. I decided to get a real Android tablet so i decided on the Galaxy Tab because all of my friends love their Galaxy devices.
The first problem i ran into was that i could not change the default app install location.
I found many ways to fix it without root and tried all of them.
Long story short none of them worked.

I am now attempting to root my Galaxy in order to use a sure-fire way that i know will work.
I do not want to install twrp/cwrm because i am afraid of bricking my device as i did with my kindle fire.
(this was fixed by my friend with a fastboot cable)

I have discovered the Android recovery menu and there seems to be a button that says
"Apply update from external storage". when i click the button, it says choose package to flash.
i need to know if this only accepts firmware roms or if it will accept custom flashable packages.

please help,
Cayman122

Stock recovery will only flash packages signed by Samsung.

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9th June 2014, 03:00 AM   |  #3  
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Stock recovery will only flash packages signed by Samsung.

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Thank you for clearing this up. I saw the button on my friends galaxy when we had to reset it and was wondering what it was for.
10th June 2014, 09:39 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by Crayman122

Ok. So heres my problem... i have had a Kindle fire for 2 1/2 years and it finally broke a few weeks ago. I decided to get a real Android tablet so i decided on the Galaxy Tab because all of my friends love their Galaxy devices.
The first problem i ran into was that i could not change the default app install location.
I found many ways to fix it without root and tried all of them.
Long story short none of them worked.

I am now attempting to root my Galaxy in order to use a sure-fire way that i know will work.
I do not want to install twrp/cwrm because i am afraid of bricking my device as i did with my kindle fire.
(this was fixed by my friend with a fastboot cable)

I have discovered the Android recovery menu and there seems to be a button that says
"Apply update from external storage". when i click the button, it says choose package to flash.
i need to know if this only accepts firmware roms or if it will accept custom flashable packages.

please help,
Cayman122

Nope only Samsung Signeds
flash a Custom recovery as Example : TWRP or PhilzTouch
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