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    • Undervalued
    • By Undervalued 17th Mar 17, 11:16 AM
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    Two Hudl questions
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    • 17th Mar 17, 11:16 AM
    Two Hudl questions 17th Mar 17 at 11:16 AM
    I have both a Hudl 1 and a Hudl 2....

    The Hudl 2 is gradually developing a bright spot, maybe 3mm in diameter about a cm in from one edge. The picture still exists over that area but it almost looks as though the backlight is far to close to the lcd panel at that point. It is fixable and will it get worse?

    The Hudl 1 has a lovely screen but feels increasingly slow and "clunky" to use. Is there a worthwhile benefit to be had from a complete re-install? Or, could some more basic system be installed without all the Tesco apps and other unwanted rubbish? I would be quite happy to keep it just to control my Chromecast for iPlayer etc but are they likely to support Android 4.4 for much longer.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks/
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    • imho
    • By imho 17th Mar 17, 2:20 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 2:20 PM
    See if there anything on this link that can help you.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C9BKJA_enGB722GB722&hl=en-GB&q=hudl+1+so+slow+what+to+do&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0a hUKEwjxn_qv693SAhWLJ8AKHaubCT0QvwUIFigA&biw=1024&b ih=653
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 17th Mar 17, 2:31 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 2:31 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 2:31 PM
    could some more basic system be installed without all the Tesco apps and other unwanted rubbish?/
    Originally posted by Undervalued

    You could root your Hudl if you feel up to it ..


    https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2510128


    And then install cygennomod or another light android fork
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    • Undervalued
    • By Undervalued 17th Mar 17, 3:23 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 3:23 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 3:23 PM
    Thanks both, I will browse the links later. A couple more questions...

    I have heard of "rooting" but not looked into it. I'm reasonably computer literate with Mac / Windows and a bit of linux.

    Will a rooted device still access the Play store for Apps or do you have to get them by other means?

    Will iPlayer (for example) run on a light version of Android?

    If I go down this route (root!) and don't like the result, can I still revert to how it originally came out of the box or is that option lost?

    Thanks again.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 17th Mar 17, 3:54 PM
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    Play store still works fine on a rooted device. I used to root my Nexus 4.

    As to your other questions, I'll let others consider and respond.
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    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 17th Mar 17, 4:18 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 4:18 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 4:18 PM
    Or, could some more basic system be installed without all the Tesco apps and other unwanted rubbish?
    Originally posted by Undervalued
    Can't speak for the Hudl 1, but the Hudl 2 can definitely have the Tesco bloatware removed.

    I replaced the original launcher with Nova Launcher, and stripped out all the Tesco carp.

    It runs a lot better now.
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    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 17th Mar 17, 4:20 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 4:20 PM
    Will iPlayer (for example) run on a light version of Android?
    Originally posted by Undervalued
    All 4 works on my (Nova Launcher equipped) Hudl 2, so I don't see why other TV players wouldn't.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 17th Mar 17, 5:11 PM
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    • 17th Mar 17, 5:11 PM
    All your apps should work with the exception of some bank ones.
    And yes you can go back to your original build, you can back it up before/during to root process
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    • Undervalued
    • By Undervalued 18th Mar 17, 9:21 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 9:21 AM
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    • 18th Mar 17, 9:21 AM
    All 4 works on my (Nova Launcher equipped) Hudl 2, so I don't see why other TV players wouldn't.
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    Thanks

    I have done as you suggested here with my Hudl 1 and it seems a good bit better.

    I have simply disabled the Tesco apps in settings (is that what you meant ?) or do I need to go further and find a way of actually uninstalling them?

    The Nova launcher seems to work fine. I have not investigated all its settings yet. iPlayer. All4 and Chromecast seem fine.
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 18th Mar 17, 10:32 AM
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    I have simply disabled the Tesco apps in settings (is that what you meant ?) or do I need to go further and find a way of actually uninstalling them?
    Originally posted by Undervalued
    It's up to you whether you uninstall them. I uninstalled them, but then I wanted to recover the storage space.

    I'm guessing disabling them will stop them using processing power, but not storage space.
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    • Undervalued
    • By Undervalued 18th Mar 17, 10:42 AM
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    It's up to you whether you uninstall them. I uninstalled them, but then I wanted to recover the storage space.

    I'm guessing disabling them will stop them using processing power, but not storage space.
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    Is this Nova Launcher capable of uninstalling these supplied apps or do I need some other gizmo? Obviously I can't simply do it from settings.

    Space isn't currently too much of an issue on my Hudl 1. I would get more benefit from uninstalling them on my Hudl 2. On that I don't get any performance issues (at least not bad enough to bother me) but I am short of space.
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 18th Mar 17, 11:03 AM
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    Is this Nova Launcher capable of uninstalling these supplied apps or do I need some other gizmo?
    Originally posted by Undervalued
    When I replaced the browser, the Tesco carp disappeared with it.

    As for the apps, I deleted what I wasn't using, using the Apps option in Settings.

    A few Apps cannot be removed using that method, but I didn't want them removed anyway.

    Never having had one, I can't say if the same would work on a Hudl 1.

    I would get more benefit from uninstalling them on my Hudl 2.
    As above, a few aren't removable (at least not by the method I used), but many are.

    Just removing the Tesco carp, frees up a lot of space on the Hudl 2.
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    • Undervalued
    • By Undervalued 18th Mar 17, 11:42 AM
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    When I replaced the browser, the Tesco carp disappeared with it.

    As for the apps, I deleted what I wasn't using, using the Apps option in Settings.

    A few Apps cannot be removed using that method, but I didn't want them removed anyway.

    Never having had one, I can't say if the same would work on a Hudl 1.



    As above, a few aren't removable (at least not by the method I used), but many are.

    Just removing the Tesco carp, frees up a lot of space on the Hudl 2.
    Originally posted by Bedsit Bob
    The Tesco "carp" is not uninstallable from Settings. The only option is to disable it, which I have done. To be honest it is probably not fine for what I want but there is always a temptation to try and improve things further.
    • Bedsit Bob
    • By Bedsit Bob 18th Mar 17, 11:59 AM
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    The Tesco "carp" is not uninstallable from Settings.
    Originally posted by Undervalued
    No, it's removed along with the original launcher.
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    • Malcnascar
    • By Malcnascar 19th Mar 17, 3:01 PM
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    Not too sure Hudl2 can/has been successfully rooted.

    Original Hudl1 has/can be rooted though
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