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#193658 19-Mar-2016 10:30
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When Jolla were unable to supply the Jolla Tablet I'd ordered, I used the refund to buy a Nokia N1 on Ebay.

 

The N1 comes in two versions, the initially released Chinese version and the more recent Taiwanese (sometimes referred to as the International) version.

 

The main difference is the "Store" included with the device.  The Chinese version has a Chinese Store where most apps only have the Chinese characters and there isn't the range of apps as in the Google Play Store. The Taiwanese version has the normal Google Play Store plus other Google services not present on the Chinese version, e.g. Google Maps.

 

My tablet has arrived and it is the Chinese version. frown This means its use is severely limited as I cannot install some apps I was planning on using.

 

I have have contacted the seller to see if he will replace it with the Taiwanese version.

 

Meanwhile I'm looking at my options in the event the seller will not replace the tablet. One option is to install the Taiwanese ROM.

 

There are some threads on the XDA developers site about this. While the process doesn't appear to be all that difficult there seems to be a high level of errors/problems experienced by some who have tried installing the Taiwanese ROM.

 

I did say the process looked to be straight forward, but I've never done any rooting on an Android device before (I've done similar on other devices). No doubt there are parts of the process that are taken for granted by those used to rooting Android devices that could be easily over looked by a newbie.

 

What do the experts on here think about the probability of success in installing the Taiwanese ROM? Are the problems experienced by some people likely to be related to these people not following the process properly? 

 

Is there anything I need to watch for if I decide to root my N1?

 

Thanks in advance for your help.





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  #1517140 21-Mar-2016 19:04
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Bump to the top. Can anyone provide info on my question.

 

 

 

Thanks





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  #1520552 27-Mar-2016 20:49
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Mine was from China and appears to have been rooted to add the normal Google Play Store.

 

When I go to settings -> about Tablet

 

  • Android version: 5.0.2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.20-x86_64_moor
  • Build number: A5CN51C

I'm pretty sure the build number indicates a Chinese version.

 

 





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  #1521902 28-Mar-2016 21:44
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From the information I have yours is the Chinese version as it has CN in the build number. The Taiwanese (International) versions have FM in place of CN.

 

Does your one work OK otherwise?  

 

I really wanted this for one or two specialty apps from the Play Store, these aren't available on the Store app in the Chinese version.





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  #1522978 30-Mar-2016 21:57
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Mine works well for the most part, and as mentioned it has the normal Google Play store which I suspect has been installed by the reseller. The fact the tablet came with SuperSU installed might be a bit of a giveaway that it's not the standard factory build.

 

One minor problem I've noticed is that Wifi connectivity can be a bit flakey at times, where I notice some application like twitter might not be getting updates. Switch off wifi and then switching on again can resolve the problem, but sometimes it can happen again the next day.

 

 





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  #1523021 30-Mar-2016 22:41
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I'm thinking of putting the Taiwanese ROM on mine, or installing a vanilla ROM.

I'll report back on my progress.

As I'm new to Android, any helpful hints will be appreciated.




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  #1525181 3-Apr-2016 13:09
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Hi Alexx,

 

I sent you a PM. Have you read it yet?





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  #1529674 10-Apr-2016 22:01
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Replied earlier, perhaps others can help with the fastboot issues.





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