OK, had a spare I/O tab lying around that I use for development and writing apps, so thought I'd try it....This is with Odin3 v1.3...obviously I have a tab that is not full of personal stuff so I just blasted it....If you want to do it on your one and only then for Pete's sake make sure you back up all data and apps before if you feel it's neccessary
Unzipped the file from the download link.
Select the downloaded .tar in PDA in Odin, connect tab and click start...don't hold your breath, you'll probably be dead before it's finished
When the Odin upload has finished the tab boots straight into recovery mode...I had a few warnings regarding efs and sd extension etc. but as this is a wifi only tab and does not have a removable sd card think that is probably normal.
In recovery the installation program automatically formatted the cache...
As I was strting from scratch I did a factory reset just for good measure.
After many years of mac, pc, prologue and now trying app development work I am a firm believer in "If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing properly"....loading upgrade upon upgrade on existing systems eventualy brings said system to it's knees, so better to start afresh.
Hit reboot from recovery and the usual fresh install scenario started with the pulsating Samsung logo as the dalvik was I suppose re-written
Then went to normal initial setup screen which for some reason started in Italian
- I know I eat a lot of pasta and pizza and drink chianti from time to time but that's just ridiculous!!
Initial reaction to visual interface was "Wow!" Now I am a bit of a purist and Vanilla lover but I am not blinkered (never joined any of the blind rhetoric "mac is best", "pc is best" blah blah clubs being a scientist by origin) and I have to say in my opinion the visual interface is far better than vanilla honeycomb
Will run some standard tests and put up screenshots in an hour or so...gotta eat some pasta and drink a couple of bottles of chianti first...