speedman wrote:Why don't you just copy the instruction from Blendblog site and put it on XDA's site. They took the liberty to take info from XDA site... I'm sure if you asked they would let you. Just a thought since it is a lot easier to follow than XDA's....
The blendblog admin already PM'd me (and he's here, too!). I asked him to put in the usual "this is not XDA authorized please use at your own risk etc etc" stuff. So no worries there.
As for the horrible documentation over at XDA, I offered a suggestion of actually porting those instructions to XDA, He could ask the GTAB moderator there to sticky it, or have them put it in a FAQ or the Wiki. That would work, imo - plus, we can point the users to that admin (who has an ID on XDA) if there are issues with the instructions. That allows the instructions to be clearly visible on XDA for everyone on the community to see, and it has ownership if there are problems. I think that's a fair solution and would work for everyone.
Some of you might be (rightfully) thinking "well, why does it have to be on XDA?" - and my answer is that the actual mods originated there - and since the Woot! world (and I) have now seen it, having it on XDA (even as a just a link back to the blog) might be a good idea. I've done the same thing when I create things on sites like Slatedroid, but want the XDA community to see them.
It also resolves that other user's complaint about our crapola writing skills. So maybe he'll be satisfied, as well(?)
erasure101 wrote:just got mine.
it's missing the plastic protector on the screen, and it's logged into someone's gmail.
i thought these were supposed to be new?
update: i just read the previous posts regarding screen protectors. apparently it's normal to have a new gtablet that looks used. very weird.
i'm curious. if you guys go to gmail, is someone else's email address already entered? this is, of course, with the stock ROM.
No, and if it were me I'd report this back to the staff, here. It could be something simple, like whoever created the image screwed up and left their gmail account on there (FSM help them if they did something that foolish on 10,000 devices). But if it's just you then you might have gotten a return.
I can't speak for Woot!, but in my mind new = new. It shouldn't have scratches or fingerprints on them, and the packaging should look like it's unopened and packaged properly.
Btw, for anyone else reading this -- fingerprints are a tell-tale sign of human intervention. This device is a fingerprint magnet and, unless someone wipes it down carefully before putting it back in its packaging, you will see fingerprints.