I'm using Reactor ROM, uploading it now, again with instructions and the market fix file. I found the problem with that is that it has an adblocker, hence sites like Tvcatchup.com don't work. I removed the adblocker using Android Overclock, although there is probably an easier way. I also used LCD Modder Pro to fix Market Compatibility issues, though I believe the script I'll upload does the same thing.
Although all of these roms claim to be rooted, they are not rooted properly. You will need this if you wish to do that:
Connect your tablet via USB while the tablet is powered on....make sure USB debugging is enabled. Open the downloaded file, ignore everything except "root me". Double click on that and follow the instructions. By rooting the device you will lose the option to use Google Play Movies. They claim it's about piracy, but rooting has nothing to do with that
The best thing I have found is an app called Lucky Patcher, which I can't upload. I own both Titanium Backup Pro and Ttorrent, but they were not working on my tablet. I patched the files with the app and now they do.
Every Rom uploaded so far requires extra work to be done on them, either with market fix scripts or rooting. I personally like the Reactor Rom, but I use my tablet for Internet, playing films and Facebook games. I believe the Selby ROM is being modified for gaming and has more DPI tweaks.
I'll upload Reactor later. There is a new Selby Rom uploaded, links are found at:
Not for me it doesn't. I root to get shot of the pesky apps I don't want and so I can modify settings I am fully entitled to modify. It gets even more silly when google sell rooted apps via their store. It's rather like a tv manufacturer saying you can only watch BBC and not ITV
It''s certainly true that the vast majority of us root our devices for reasons that have nothing to do with piracy. But the attempts by some developers to stop their apps running on rooted devices have everything to do with a fear of piracy, which is why I took issue with the claim that rooting and piracy aren't connected.
If it wasn't for the paranoia and crazy business accounting of the big media companies, no-one would give two hoots about whether people rooted their devices, except maybe phone companies who wanted to make it harder to unlock devices sold at a big discount, which they need to recoup via tying users to their own tariffs.
(M.A.Coburn) A bit off this topic, but on the subject of Facebook games when I have tried to play any they start to load and then Flash gives an ! which I understand is an out of memory error. Do you know of any settings to fix this I was coming to the conclusion the tablets just don't have enough memory for these games?
On the subject of rooting, its relationship to piracy are tenuous at best. It is more to do with controlling the "user experience". Users who root their phones are more likely to do other things to their devices which can make apps hiccup badly. Developpers really don't have the time or inclination to try to support someone who has done something funky to their device. They have no way of knowing what is going on under the hood so to speak.
It also allows service providers to make deals with hardware providers, rooted devices can try to "spoof" an app by pretending the device is other than it is. An example would be Sky releasing their Sky Go app for a restricted number of devices. I can get my phone to try and pretend it is one of those devices, which is not a good thing as far as Sky, Samsung, HTC and others is concerned. So the app checks for Root, if it finds it the app doesn't work, even if it is on one of the approved devices.
All of the above applies to the tablets we have bought and upgraded to ICS, using the FW from some, basically, unknown source "selby".
@ palexr Alright, before I give up, I'll say it one more time: the links between rootedness and piracy are by no means "tenuous". The reason neither I nor anyone else can tell you why is that we don't want to end up in a US jail with the full co-operation of HM government. But your essential point is correct. People can wreak havoc with root permissions, then badmouth device manufacturers or developers or drive support people crazy with problems of the user's own making.
As to root vs piracy, if I didn't have root in ICS, I would be unable to use a great deal of apps I have paid for.....it works both ways I guess. We would all benefit greatly if all software had to have a full usage trial by law. It's not the same as video and music, knowing what your software can do is essential to find out whether it's tailored to your needs.