LetterB, on 18 January 2013 - 12:50 AM, said:
I'm reading all of the posts in this forum and am now confused and concerned. My plan was to take my C94 from the box and immediately hop on the web. However, I'm reading about having to "flash the ROM" and that the tablet is not "rooted." None of that makes sense to me. I now have a few questions:
1 - Will I be able to use the tablet straight out of the box?
2 - What is "flash" the ROM? Is that something necessary to use the tablet? Is it something developers do to make the tablet operate better, sort of like aftermarket items on cars? Do I need to download firmware and do the "flash" or will my tablet operate "as is" from the box and will it make me a happy woman?
3 - Have I made a big mistake in buying a lesser known brand of tablet?
1. Yes, it should work out of the box, it just may not perform as good as it could.....
2. "Flashing he ROM" just means updating the tablet's software. It depends on what version tablet you end up getting (1a, 2a, or 3a), and what ROM is pre-installed on it... If a newer ROM comes out with a fix for some problem you are having with the tablet, you may want to update it. Or someone may make a custom ROM with some modifications or tweaks in them, so if you are not happy with the stock (factory/company) software, you may want to flash a custom ROM to see if you like it any better.... Hopefully someone who has a C94 can tell you how it operates as is, without any tweaking...
3. LOL, I think only you can answer that after you've tried out your tablet...