Last edited by pitsboi; 05-07-2012 at 12:29 PM. Reason: update link
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WiFi Keep alive works. My wifi stays awake so I get notifications when my screen is off (via PopUp Notifier). Works with my games as well as Groove Ip and GV messaging. I have my Notifier set to wake up my screen when I get an alert. I tried a couple others that said my wifi would stay on, but it didn't.
Sent from my Polaroid PMID701i using Tapatalk 2
A problem with the Polaroid is that it's a 7" tablet, but the dimensions are slightly different. Don't know if you have a retailer named Roses in your area, but they have a number of tablet cases in the $5-$7.50 range.
There are a number of Kindle Fire cases out there, but the one *I* bought was $30. You may not want to spend that much on a case for a $100 tablet.
Another trick is using pressure-sensitive Velcro tape, with the hook side stuck to the back of the tablet. This works well with a lot of the fabric cases out there, and keeps the tablet from moving around unless you want it to.
Hope this helps!
73 DE N4RPS
This is pretty trivial but I thought I'd share for others. Today I was holding my 701C at my computer desk and I heard something hit the desk. One of the tiny black phillips head screws that hold the case together had fallen out.
Luckily I was right at the desk and it fell where I could see and hear it. Screwing it back in was of course no big deal, but it makes me wonder a little. I'd hate to have a screw or two fall out un-noticed.
I've never had mine apart so it's definitely not because I had left a screw loos. Also, I really don't think I've had mine all that long (a little under a month). I've mainly used it in the same spot so it's not like I've been toting it all over town.
You might want to check the screws in the four corners of your case. As easily as mine fell out you won't know it until it's gone!
http://www.caselogic.com/case_logic/...07&ntt=etc+107. There are many many similar cases/sleeves made by Case Logic. Not all seem to have this weird elastic bungee/Velcro system that allows you to use the case as a stand. Also, note that the one I received from amazon.com is slightly different ... seems to be missing the small black 'sleeve' on each of the bungee cords.
Good luck choosing!
Last edited by irainbow; 05-04-2012 at 05:41 AM. Reason: added link
Hello fellow Tablet users. I am living proof that tablet technology causes female pattern baldness!!! *pointing to all the new bald spots after pulling my hair out working with this tablet* How much can you expect from a tablet which offers as one of its sleep settings "Nerver" [sic] ROFL (I believed all the excitement you-all generated and after that, I just *had* to get mine up and running.)
That said, I have barely the vaguest notion of what-all you are talking about. Bought one of the Big Lots PMID701i tablets -- twice. The first time it had no TV jack. The second time it had a TV jack. Been trying to follow rooting directions, etc., and finally thanks to one particular set of instructions from a user on one of these forums (I'm soooo confused, I can't even find it anymore).
Without wasting further words to the back story, but asking for utter kindness if you are able to help me fix the following two issues:
1. Because I thought it would help on my battery capacity after reading something else somewhere in one of these forums, I went and cleared the cache on each of the following two apps and have now only all-greyed out buttons in MOBILE DATA and MOBILE NETWORK CONFIGURATION. Is this going to hurt my ability to use the tablet? (I use it mostly at home or near home off my WIFI).
2. When I had the first 701i, I was able to install and successfully use the Crackle app for Android. Now, I get Google Play insisting that it's incompatible with this 701i. How can this be?
I honestly don't understand much of what's being said in here about ROMs and ... well, mostly anything, but what does appear clear to me is that I may or may not have a 701c that the mfr maybe upgraded to ICS and thus called it a 701i. And I may or may not have a working TV out jack.
For sure, I do not have CRACKLE (or similar app) working which will allow me to watch free streaming movies or TV ... one of the main reasons I have a Tablet.
Will appreciate if someone will PLEASE HELP -- and in step by step terms sooo simple that even a pre-schooler couldn't misunderstand (given that even pre-schoolers these days understand more than me).
Thanks in advance a very embarrassed, partially bald irainbow.
I didn't see this link posted... So if it's a dupe, please let me know. It has the ICS 4.0.3 firmware. The firmware deactivates the TV Out port. Otherwise, it's ICS.
Also, the only way I was able to get Play installed under ICS was using ADB. If y'all want, I can write a how-to. It's pretty easy.
Another issue, some apps appear to hate ICS. For example, the ROM comes with Twitter and FB, but the Play Store says Twitter and FB are not compatible with the hardware(?!?).
I'm DEFINITELY installing THAT one. That's THE most annoying thing about ICS, IMO.
For ME, editing and cut-&-paste is a real pain on ICS, too. I'm going to look for a better keyboard that might help out in that regard, like maybe the Gingerbread KB...
73 DE N4RPS
- My understanding is clearing cache and data shouldn't be a problem for those two apps.
- When I upgraded my PMID701C to ICS, Google Play told me a LOT of apps were not available for my configuration. So I'm not surprised you're seeing this.
Also, concerning the TV port... The company that supports these tablets, Southern Telecom, says that the TV Out is not supported under ICS. My guess is they don't have a ICS supported driver for it. Without cracking one open to see what kind of chip is driving that port or having someone with a Gingerbread based unit look and see what drivers are loaded, it may take a bit of work to resolve that issue.
Of course, I may be wrong and reserve the right to be as such. This is my first tablet with Android, but not my first Android device.
Last edited by denali; 05-06-2012 at 03:55 PM. Reason: Didn't like the way it formatted.
No, disabling mobile data won't hurt ANYTHING, and it WILL help to improve your battery life - which is already a LOT better than it is under Gingergread. There IS NO cellular radio in the 701x series of tablets.
If apps you don't need, like Phone.apk, are removed from the /system folder, it makes more room there for something else. This also goes for the bloatware that ST installs there.
To get your CRACKLE app back, you can either use the methods described on here to open your Play Store up to EVERYTHING, or install Google Chrome on your PC and the plugin for it that will allow you to SIDELOAD ANYTHING. The advantage to the latter method is that you will also have the apps backed up on your PC. Holler again, if you need help with the first recommendation...
73 DE N4RPS
artisticlogic helped talk me through fixing this Polaroid. To him, I am most grateful --
without his assistance, I'd still have been posting "huh?" "wha'"s to both you, N4RPS and denali.
Nonetheless, I am grateful to you three especially for all you each suggested. Perhaps one day, the bubble that prevents most of this talk from making sense will burst and I will suddenly join the ranks of "technigeeks." Nah-never happen! LOL
I may never know if this TV out port works, because I don't even have the appropriate cables, time enough for that adventure in a month or three! However, after artisticlogic helped me do whatever I did, Crackle installed (and works) without a problem.
Again, thanks to all who helped! (And now, I'm off to figure out how to use Skyfire app.)
I'm glad that artistlogic was able to talk you through it over IM. I would have been more than happy to have done that, also.
I hope artistlogic will PM me about my helping him to get the stickies updated with the latest possible information. A LOT has changed, and/or been improved upon, in the last few weeks. Those who don't want all this scattered all over the place here make an excellent point about our trying to not let that happen.
UIAM, the main purpose behind Skyfire is to allow those who can't run Flash to view Flash content on Web sites. I have found that getting Skyfire to recognize and run videos on Web sites is, at best, a hit-or-miss proposition. No arrogance on my part intended, mind you; perhaps you have ANOTHER compelling reason to want to use Skyfire. I just don't see the need in a workaround to Flash Player for a device that is able to use Flash Player instead.
If you DO opt for Flash Player, version 10.3 is recommended over 11. If that is no longer true, then by all means, SOMEBODY enlighten me!
73 DE N4RPS
Last edited by N4RPS; 05-06-2012 at 09:06 PM.