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Dec 17, 2013, 2:58:45 AM via Website
Dec 17, 2013 2:58:45 AM via Website
I joined this forum just to get some serious help.
I bought my Samsung Galaxy Tab SCH-i800 so that I can mount it within my car dashboard so I can use it for music, navigation, and to be able to use the torque app with my car. My plan is to run tasker so that when the car is on (or when the tablet gets a charge) it automatically turns on and stays on. And then when the car is turned off (or when there is no charge) the screen turns off, and then after an hour of inactivity it automatically turns off. I noticed that to be able to automatically turn on/off the tablet requires to be rooted, and while I am rooting it I figured I'd upgrade it from 2.3 to 4.0 or higher.
Now, I've done my fair share of computing: I'm familiar with torrents, keygens, cracks, I've also accomplished several circuit board repairs for my car stereo, car window switches, and my macbook. But when it comes to software I'm more of an apple person, windows and android frustrate me.
So, back on track...this whole Root thing is driving me completely crazy!! I really don't get it. I've been working on it for like 4 days straight!!!!
I've been looking all over the internet, trying to figure out this stupid heimdall program, looking all over this forum, I've probably clicked over a hundred broken links. Gaaaahhh!!!! I did some research I thought a one click root would be super easy and resolve my frustration....
I tried superoneclick, didn't work.
z4Root: didn't work.
Gingerbreak: didn't work.
So now, after doing more looking around I've been following these two video's which seemed to finally take me somewhere!
After following them (I've been using the download links from video 1, and following the steps in video 2) I'm at the 10:40 mark on video 2 and I go to boot up my tab and nothings changed, and more importantly the touch screen is way the hell off! up is left, down is right, right is up, and left is down! and also it won't power off, it seems like it powers down, it shows the verizon logo and makes the sound, but immediately after that your back at the home screen.
This is insane!!!!!!
This whole root and upgrade process is just killing me!!!!
Is there anyone out there who has rooted their Galaxy Tab SCH-I800 that can walk me through EXACTLY what they did?! Nad more imprtantly How do I get my tablets screen to function again?
Does anyone know of any alternatives to my problem??? Can I shut down my device without having to root it? When its in the dashboard I can't hit the power button that's why I need this to work.