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Checklist for a new Note 10.1 Owner?

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By jinda628, Senior Member on 20th January 2014, 04:43 PM
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Finally bite the bullet and bought the 32GB LTE version. It will arrive this week.
This is technically my 1st tablet, always only use laptops and cellphones. I have a Note 2 and now a Note 3 so I thought the tablet will be similar.

I bought a Nexus 10 before but I gave it to my daughter within a month.

1. So what are the things I should check when I get the tablet to know that I have a good and not a defective one?

2. What are the recommended apps? Is it the same apps that I have on my phone? Will the purchased phone apps work on it?

3. Haven't checked in a while but is there still a problem in triggering the knox counter when we root or flash custom ROMs?

Thanks guys. I guess I'll just ask more when I get it and encounter some problems.
20th January 2014, 09:14 PM |#2  
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Some people have reported light bleeding around the edges of the display, the pen input seeming to be off a few millimeters, creaking on one side or the other and some get really warm on the back during multitasking. MIne has none of these lol. I would also connect it to a bluetooth keyboard and make sure you don't have the disconnect problem that was initially prevalent. I think it has been less common with newer units though so samsung must have caught the problem eventually. I use many similar apps between my phone and tablet. The great thing about an android tablet it that it can even sideload apps that are designed only for phones meaning you have about 1 million or so to choose from. Screw the Ipads 475,000 lol. I run gmd gesture and spen control and tasker as must haves. I would recommend getting note buddy, secure settings, and external keyboard helper pro as well. I automate mine to turn on my bluetooth and connect to my touchpad anytime my usb keyboard connects to the tablet. and removing the spen using the note buddy plugin changes pauses and unpauses gmd gesture control so It doesn't interfere with writing or drawing. Spen board switcher is also nice to set your imei to change depending on insertion or removal of the spen. stylus beta is faster and more accurate than the samsung keyboard that is based on it. I use nova since touchwiz is a pain to me and i use the 4 window multiwindow mod. Multiwindow manager xposed modules and the one to make any app multiwindow are all musts as well as penwindow manager and pen window launcher. Using gmd spen and gesture you can actually launch penwindow at any time using a simple finger or pen gesture you set up without going into air command. Basically though any android app should run.
Oh and yes knox still gets tripped but if you bought and accidental protection plan its still worth rooting in my opinion especially with cleanrom 2.0r2

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20th January 2014, 10:32 PM |#3  
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What to check...

- Loose Speaker Grills
- Lightbleeding (having lightbleed is normal in LCD's just depends on the severity)
- Loose S-Pen in Silo (activate and deactive the s-pen functions due to it not sitting in the silo properly)
- Loose IR blaster
- Creaky Device
- Dead Pixels
- Screen coming apart from bezel
- Severe Battery Drain (most likely motherboard issue)

The ones listed in red don't bother trying to fix it just return it and get a new one, don't expect to find these problems as they are not common however some people have experienced them so just something to look out for.

The other ones just depend on your level of leniency.
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