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Refurb Galaxy Tab 2 7" WiFi + 4G Tablet for $55 + free shipping w/code SAVE5

A4C offers the refurbished 0.76-lb. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) 7″ 8GB WiFi + 4G LTE Android Tablet for Verizon Wireless in Black, model no. SCH-i705, for $59.95. Coupon code “SAVE5” cuts it to $54.95. With free shipping, that’s $5 under our mention from just yesterday and the lowest total price we could find now by $44. It features a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1024×600 display, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage, front- and rear-facing cameras, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 3.0, microSD card slot, and Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich). Deal ends April 23.

A 90-day A4C warranty applies.

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Refurb Galaxy Tab 2 7" WiFi + 4G Tablet for $55 + free shipping w/code SAVE5

A4C offers the refurbished 0.76-lb. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) 7″ 8GB WiFi + 4G LTE Android Tablet for Verizon Wireless in Black, model no. SCH-i705, for $59.95. Coupon code “SAVE5” cuts it to $54.95. With free shipping, that’s $5 under our mention from just yesterday and the lowest total price we could find now by $44. It features a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1024×600 display, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage, front- and rear-facing cameras, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 3.0, microSD card slot, and Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich). Deal ends April 23.

A 90-day A4C warranty applies.

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Refurb Galaxy Tab 2 7" WiFi + 4G Tablet for $55 + free shipping w/code SAVE5

A4C offers the refurbished 0.76-lb. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) 7″ 8GB WiFi + 4G LTE Android Tablet for Verizon Wireless in Black, model no. SCH-i705, for $59.95. Coupon code “SAVE5” cuts it to $54.95. With free shipping, that’s $5 under our mention from just yesterday and the lowest total price we could find now by $44. It features a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1024×600 display, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal storage, front- and rear-facing cameras, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 3.0, microSD card slot, and Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich). Deal ends April 23.

A 90-day A4C warranty applies.

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How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Star PRO

If you don’t want to shell out thousands of dollars for an Android phone, the Samsungs Galaxy Star PRO might be a good alternative. Successor to the original Samsung Galaxy Star, the Star PRO offers enhanced features and a little larger screen.

The phone runs on Android 4.1 which may seem a little obsolete considering the version of Android available now, but, with a little help from rooting the Galaxy Star PRO, you can get what users of the latest versions are enjoying. If you root your Samsung Galaxy Star PRO, you can get access to tons of root-only apps, custom ROMs, custom kernels, and many other things that’ll improve the performance as well as the appearance of your phone.

Adding new features isn’t the only thing that root lets you do, it also allows you remove the some of Samsung’s bloatware (stock apps loaded on your phone by the manufacturer) from your phone that you don’t use.

Here’s how to root a Samsung Galaxy Star PRO:

Before You Begin

  1. This could void the warranty of your device. We won’t be held responsible for anything that happens from doing this tutorial so please proceed at your own risk.
  2. You must have a Windows based PC to do this procedure.
  3. You should have Samsung USB drivers installed on your Windows PC.
  4. This should also flash a custom recovery on your device.
  5. You should only try this on the GT-S7262 variant of the device. You can find out your variant info by going to Menu > Settings > About phone on your device.

How to Root the Samsung Galaxy Star PRO

Samsung Galaxy Star PRO

To root the device, you’ll first flash a custom recovery on your device and then use that recovery to flash SuperSU which will root your device. Here’s how you can do it:

Downloading Required Files

  1. Download Odin and save it to your desktop.
    Odin
  2. Download CWM Recovery and save it to your desktop.
    CWM Recovery (Download link’s available in the first post)
  3. Download SuperSU and save it to your desktop.
    SuperSU

Flashing a Custom Recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Star PRO

  1. Unzip files from Odin over to your desktop by right-clicking on it and selecting Extract here.
  2. Double-click on Odin executable and it’ll launch.
  3. When Odin launches, click on PDA and select CWM Recovery available on your desktop.
  4. Checkmark both Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options in the Odin.
  5. Turn off your device.
  6. Turn your device back on in download mode by holding down Volume DOWN, Home, and Power buttons together.
  7. Hit Volume UP when prompted and you should be in download mode.
  8. Plug in your device to your PC using a USB cable.
  9. Click on Start in the Odin and it’ll start flashing CWM Recovery on your device.
  10. Wait for Odin to flash a custom recovery on your device.
  11. When the Odin’s done flashing recovery, your device should reboot.

There you go!

A custom recovery was successfully flashed on your Samsung Galaxy Star PRO, and here’s how you can use the newly installed recovery to root your device:

Root the Samsung Galaxy Star PRO

  1. Connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
  2. Copy SuperSU .zip from your desktop over to the internal SD card storage on your device.
  3. When SuperSU is copied, disconnect your device from your PC.
  4. Turn off your device.
  5. Reboot your device into recovery mode by holding down Volume UP, Home, and Power buttons together.
  6. Your device should now be in recovery mode.
  7. Select install zip from sdcard in the recovery menu.
  8. Select choose zip from sdcard on the screen that follows.
  9. Navigate to your internal SD card storage and select SuperSU .zip to be installed on your device.
  10. Hit Yes when prompted to flash SuperSU on your device.
  11. Wait for SuperSU to be flashed on your device.
  12. When it’s done flashing, reboot your device by choosing reboot system now.
  13. Your device should reboot.

Congratulations, your Samsung Galaxy Star PRO is now rooted!

It’s time to explore what the custom Android world has to offer as your device is now rooted and has a custom recovery. Head over to our Samsung Galaxy Star PRO ROMs page and check out all of the custom ROMs available for your device that you can then flash and enjoy on your device.

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HTC 10 Announced Today, Here’s the Details

HTC held an event on the 12th to launch their new flagship phone. HTC has had a bit of a rough patch with their phones starting with the M9 not being received terribly well and the A9 getting dangerously close to looking like an iPhone, if we’re honest. Thankfully though, they seemed to have course corrected and gone back to what makes HTC phones HTC phones with the HTC 10.

So first thing you’ll notice about the new HTC 10 is that the word One isn’t there. In an effort to probably associate this new device with a reinvention of their lineup, HTC has dropped the One moniker. HTC’s Head of Global Product Marketing Darren Sng (yup, there are no vowels in his last name) told Android Central ahead of the launch that the idea behind the name is that they are aiming for a “perfect 10” device.

Body & Design

htc-10-pdp-design

The body of this new device has chamfered edges on the back of the unibody metal design along with smaller edges on the front to help the 5.2″ 2.5K SuperLCD 5 screen transition to the thin sides of the device.

On the right side, we have the SIM tray, a textured power button, to help you differentiate it from the volume buttons that also sit on that side.

At the bottom we have a fingerprint sensor/home button and capacitive buttons for back and multitasking.

Audio

HTC 10 HiFi Audio

HTC has also dropped the dual front facing speakers in favor of a different type of system. Instead they have a HiFi BoomSound speaker at the top hidden in the earpiece to play the higher audio and the equivalent of a subwoofer at the very bottom for the low-end. Of course, we’ll have to see how this new setup stacks up against the much beloved dual speakers from before, but so far most people’s reactions are at least positive.

Also, in the audio department, the HTC 10 has 24 bit audio support when using a wired headset (like the LG G5 once it adds the HiFi Module) and can even upscale audio to the better quality as well. Because of this, they have also released a new wired headset to take advantage of the high-def audio.

Camera

HTC 10 Rear Camera

A department where the M9 lacked and caused a huge uproar is the camera so a lot is riding on it for this new flagship in the minds of HTC fans.

On the new HTC 10, HTC has brought back the UltraPixel concept they started a while back with a new rear-facing 12MP UltraPixel 2 sensor that has larger pixels instead of more. These pixels are 1.55 microns in size which is the same size as the Nexus 6P’s and slightly larger than the new Galaxy S7’s 1.4 micron pixels, in case you’re keeping score.

On the front, we have a new 5MP camera with the same UltraPixels, but with the included benefit of image stabilization –usually only found in the rear facing cameras of devices but HTC has added it to both on this one. Shaky selfies are a common issue, I suppose…

Performance & Battery

Powering all of this we have a Snapdragon 820 processor (like most flagships this year), 4GBs of RAM, 32GBs of internal storage with an option for a MicroSD card for further storage, and a 3000mah battery.

Price and Release Date

HTC 10 Front

The HTC 10 will start shipping in “early May” for around $700.

Conclusion

There you go a quick run down of the new HTC 10. I, for one, am excited about the specs and design, but am going to wait until I can get my hands on one before I let HTC off the hook.

In the meantime, for my favorite hands on articles of the new device, check out the links below and let me know what you guys think in the comments!

Favorite HTC 10 Hands-On from Around the Web

Android Central

Digital Trends

Pocket-Lint

MKBHD

Full specs and to pre-order – http://www.htc.com/us/smartphones/htc-10/

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Ratchet and Clank PS4 Review

Insomniac’s Ratchet and Clank on PlayStation 4 is one of the most charming, creative, and rewarding adventures in recent memory. Tagging along with the peppy Lombax and his stoic robotic pal as they jet across the galaxy and blow up everything in sight is an absolutely gorgeous adventure brimming with hilarious writing, beautiful worlds, and an awesome array of weapons.

Though it follows the same story as the same core story beats as the 2002 original, this is far more than a remake or a remaster. Ratchet on PS4 is completely rebuilt from the ground up, pulling in some of the most successful elements of the series’ later installments, while simultaneously bringing in some great new and refreshing ideas.

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Samsung Gear VR Unboxing (Video)

My Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge came with a free Gear VR and finally, it has arrived in the mail. According to the laws of the internet, I believe that means I need to do an unboxing, so here goes.

Let me know in the comments what you think of the Gear VR, VR in general (because it is fascinating me at the moment) and what you think of the video in general. Thanks for watching!

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‘Edge’ brings a Galaxy S7-inspired feature to jailbroken devices

For those lurking the Changes tab in Cydia, you may have noticed an interesting new jailbreak tweak called Edge, which claims to bring a feature to iPhones that is typically found on a competing handset – the Samsung Galaxy S7. Available in Cydia for $1.99, Edge lets you access a useful new menu from anywhere […]

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