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Upgrade android 4.1 to 4.2


bumpkin

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Hi everyone, I wish to add additional users on my tablet. Android Jelly Bean 4.1 which I am using does not support this. The 4.2 version does, how can I upgrade.

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bumpkin

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Thanks Woolwell I will have a closer look at the things on your link in the morning. Rooting has been mentioned by yourself and xox101, can someone explain exactly what this means and how to do it not that I intend to do anything rash just yet.

Ray

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compumac

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I agree with Woolwell in that Tablets in my view are akin to mobile phones and used by one person as opposed to laptops or PC's that could be easily shared.

I did not intend to be awkward when asking why you wanted to do this.

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Woolwell

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Rooting. But beware it may well invalidate any warranty.

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Woolwell

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I suspect that you could be a long time waiting for Ainol to release 4.2 (if they ever do).

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bumpkin

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Compumac, I did not think you were being awkward just wondered what difference it made. One of the main points made about V4.2 is that it enables multiple users which in my case would be useful. I am used to Windows and was hoping that an upgrade of Android would be easy as with Windows. I think I will leave rooting alone, sounds too risky for the likes of myself. Thanks to all, I am not giving up just yet but this is clearly not as simple as I expected.

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xox101

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Exactly why I suggested you check out XDA. Google it. Or Google the name of your tablet and how to root it.

Depending on the manufacturer and how popular the device is determines whether or not someone is willing to put the time in to find out how to root a device. Root simply means administrator, full control over the device so able to install whatever you want.

A custom rom is a version of the operating system that someone else has customised to enable more features, speed up the device and/or improve the battery life.

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