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It's by Tesco. Some people dislike Tesco for being all corporate and stuff lol

 

Most corporations tend to be "all corporate" :P

 

People just like to whine - I've done my fair share at times - it's the coward's way out of a just, balanced debate.


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For a moment reading the comments thread I got excited that I could have Whatsapp on my wifi tablet. Boo.

 

Mind you I have to say I am quite tempted by the Hudl just for a play.


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Getting my mum to pick one up with her club card vouchers. £60 is pocket change when it comes to tablets!


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and now free internet included it seems

 

not bad if you manage to get it for £60!!

 

http://crave.cnet.co...dline-50012390/


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For a moment reading the comments thread I got excited that I could have Whatsapp on my wifi tablet. Boo.

 

Mind you I have to say I am quite tempted by the Hudl just for a play.

 

Hi,

I have had a play with this and you can indeed have Whatsapp on both your phone and tablet, but have to set up 2 accounts.

so you follow the process as already outlined, but when you use a phone to register, use a non-android phone, or a phone without whatsapp installed. Then wait for the times if you get no text and click call me. I used my work blackberry to enter the code and whatsapp is now installed on my hudl and my galaxy note. I have called my hudl Whatsapp account a different name, It's not ideal, but it's a pretty good compromise for such a vital piece of software.


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and now free internet included it seems

not bad if you manage to get it for £60!!

http://crave.cnet.co...dline-50012390/


That's pretty good, wonder what their usage cap is, will it be use what you like on blink box but watch Netflix and we'll cap you

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They use to give it away with phone contracts too. By all accounts their broadband is piss poor, do a search for tesco broadband & see how many complaints there are, my mum tried signing up for it & the earliest install date was 4 months away & during that whole time she had no contact whatsoever. Luckily she went on line & read the tesco forums. Looks like they bought out ntl which had poor reviews & rebranded it. aparently the service is appaling & customer service/tech support is non existant, if you do manage to speak to someone they just blame it the customer having faulty computer etc.

I also heard some time ago that they don't have an acutal broadband dept. & it is run by the mobile dept. instead who know nothing about broadband.

Anyways after reading all that she decided to cancel & stick with BT who did her a better deal.


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Sounds like their shops then, weird though as I only had very good experiences with tesco mobile, I'd go as far as saying they were the best network I've ever dealt with. It would be fine as a backup service if you were using mobile broadband around the home

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Just bought mine, last night. Brilliant device! How anyone can moan about it for £119, is beyond belief. Thank you to Paul for working hard on root - all rooted and booted! :D

Thanks, adios.


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HI folks, new to the forum... I too have a Hudl. Was just on a whim as I could get it cheap through clubcard voucher thing. Very impressed. 

I do need to root it however. Any news on that? I don't want to break it 


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HI folks, new to the forum... I too have a Hudl. Was just on a whim as I could get it cheap through clubcard voucher thing. Very impressed. 

I do need to root it however. Any news on that? I don't want to break it 

Multiple ways of doing it. I used some dodgy Chinese program to root it on windows. Few ways to do it though. Totally worth it if you have the vouchers.


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HI folks, new to the forum... I too have a Hudl. Was just on a whim as I could get it cheap through clubcard voucher thing. Very impressed. 

I do need to root it however. Any news on that? I don't want to break it 

 

You won't "break" it - man up! :P


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if just never done it before without a specific ROM etc... i'm a generic virgin :-p


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if just never done it before without a specific ROM etc... i'm a generic virgin :-p

 

Contrary to what others may say, I recommend jumping in the deep end; it teaches you how not to drown, sharpish!

Don't be scared by the experiences of other people or by their opinions - people are wimps these days - break things if you have to - just have fun, and remember... you can always flash the stock image and start again if you get too stuck.


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if just never done it before without a specific ROM etc... i'm a generic virgin :-p

if you're really worrying, CWM will be out pretty soon, anyway. Can't get much more of a safety net, haha.


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Remember the stock RKTools image is now available so that should be a pretty decent safety net.

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I've set up a new forum for the Hudl here: www.hudlforums.com

Hopefully it will be a useful resource for Hudl users and those thinking of buying a Hudl.

Take a look!

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I've set up a new forum for the Hudl here: www.hudlforums.com

Hopefully it will be a useful resource for Hudl users and those thinking of buying a Hudl.

Take a look!

That's great... but this is also a hudl forum, and has a long history and a good reputation for ROMs and hacking. I wish you all the best, but I'll stay here :)


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No probs, totally understand. You never know, my forum might even help bring some new users here :)

That's great... but this is also a hudl forum, and has a long history and a good reputation for ROMs and hacking. I wish you all the best, but I'll stay here :)

That's great... but this is also a hudl forum, and has a long history and a good reputation for ROMs and hacking. I wish you all the best, but I'll stay here :)


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