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Old April 25, 2013, 08:38 AM
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As the proud owner of a new nexus 7 I'm wondering if there are any updates to this list? Please keep in mind that I'm a complete Android newb (our paygo cell is an old Motorola dumb phone..... ;) ).

Is it time for a new thread that can be stickied?
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Old April 25, 2013, 09:04 AM
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Aosp browser with flash
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Android sync manager
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Old April 25, 2013, 09:17 AM
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You can get Dolphin Browser to run with flash. But flash on a Android browser can be painful.
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Old April 25, 2013, 09:32 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions.

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MX Player lacks DTS audio support. I don't know about you guys, but I have a fair number of MKV's that use DTS. As such, I'm left with using BSPlayer which works just as well.

Since I rooted my Nexus 7, I installed CIFS Manager as well (had to install a kernel with CIFS support) so now I can mount my SMB (Windows) network shares and stream all my media to the tablet.

If you can find some XBMC nightlies, it works pretty decently too. You could always compile your own too. Same goes for VLC.

I use Documents to Go for document editing/viewing, but I rarely do that. Google Docs usually is adequate.
What are the benefits to rooting the Nexus? I was always under the assumption that rooting was primarily to grab control of the device back from the cell phone provider, but again... I'm completely new to android.

As far as the CIFS manager, is that still valid? (I'm currently looking into file management apps)
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Old April 25, 2013, 09:39 AM
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You root it to be able to put custom ROM's on it. I rooted mine to put Cyanogenmod on it, as I got used to using it on my Touchpad.
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Old April 25, 2013, 09:48 AM
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So, I'm just as well to leave as is (I also just realised that JD was probably talking about his Nexus phone.... ;) ) until such time as I see a reason to switch?
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Rooting allows you to install apps that need root (full control over the os) like battery monitoring apps and such, it also opens the door for installing custom roms like cyanogenmod that allow vast customization and better performance and battery life.
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Rooting allows you to install apps that need root (full control over the os) like battery monitoring apps and such, it also opens the door for installing custom roms like cyanogenmod that allow vast customization and better performance and battery life.
I ran the stock Android 4.2.2 for a week on my Nexus 7 and missed being able to customize everything after running Cyanogenmod on my Touchpad. If you've never had an Android device before, then the stock version will do you fine.
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Yep. I personally recommend paranoid Android, but it's best on a phone since it allows phablet and tablet ui.
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My Galaxy S2 is running SlimBean 4.2.2 unofficial backed by Cl3kener Uber Kernel with Apex Launcher.

Simply wouldn't have it any other way. Oh I'm running the kernel with the Badass governor and the Zen I/O Scheduler with zram enabled and my GPU governor set to performance and have it overclocked to 320mhz.

This is all done through a program called Trickster Mod and could not be accomplished without a rooted phone :)
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