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Nexus 10 Help / Re: Battery life
« Last post by mgotts on September 22, 2017, 12:59:51 PM »
I bought my Nexus 10 as a Xmas present to myself Dec of 2012.  Battery finally started being flaky and suddenly dropping to 0% anytime it approached 50% in summer of 2015.  Searched for a replacement battery, and though places listed it they were always out of stock or back ordered.  Finally in Dec 2015 one of the places ( notified me that they were getting them in stock.  Bought one; it was a solid Samsung manufactured replacement; installed it using the video link they provided; and my Nexus 10 is still running strong (cross fingers...) today.  Recommended.

The replacement cost me $87 + $10 shipping.  Well worth it.  I can watch a 2-hr movie on a plane and still have 75% battery left.  3-4 hours of heavy web browsing, including short videos, etc will take it near 50%.  It's back to normal, battery-life wise.

I've still got mine running Android 4.3, which is what it was designed for, does not have the various wifi bugs (for the N10, anyways) in later versions, is tablet optimized (unlike later versions), etc.  Used a permission app that worked against unintentionally exposed permission interface in 4.3 to suppress the "update" notifications.  So I just chug along, works great, have run into occasional issues where an app will only run on new Android, but I don't care.  Nothing essential.

It will be five years old this Dec, which is like 50 tablet years.  I've probably got 5,000+ hours of screen time on the thing.  Will be very sad when I've finally got to move on.
New Member Introductions / Re: New member
« Last post by Maeda on September 14, 2017, 01:00:57 AM »
Cool, how are you liking your Nexus?
Nexus 10 Polls / Re: Magnetic Pogo Charger Cable for Nexus N10
« Last post by Deboyhoro on September 13, 2017, 09:55:29 PM »
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Nexus 10 Help / Re: Battery life
« Last post by Deboyhoro on September 13, 2017, 09:53:24 PM »
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Nexus 10 Help / Re: Battery life
« Last post by Babyfacemagee on August 24, 2017, 04:49:14 PM »
I don't think there's anyway of reconditioning the battery.  Your best bet would be to explore ways of having it replaced...maybe it's a project you could do yourself.  There are places you could take it but they'll probably charge you at least $100 or more...might not be worth it.    I would just do it yourself as there are good tutorials and videos out there... it's not that difficult to replace the batteries on tablets and phones...the hard part is just opening the unit without making a mess of the case and breaking the screen. 

Doing a quick search it seems there's a really good video tutorial and replacement battery available.  The battery itself isn't that expensive and can be purchased with a video tutorial on Amazon here:

Here's the video :
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There's another text writeup by someone else here as well:
Nexus 10 Help / Battery life
« Last post by Mike Fox on August 24, 2017, 07:22:47 AM »
Searched the forum on battery life and not much there.  My N10 is 4 years old with heavy use; I expect a decrease in time when the battery is exhausted.  I'm down to 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Installed battery monitor app with a graph of percent charge (100% to 0%) vs time.  Found it very interesting.  From 100% the charge went down at a 45 angle to about 65 % over an hour and 15 minutes; then 'Power Off" appeared the my N10 shut down.  Put the N10 on charger and rebooted after 30 minutes.  The graph showed the charge went from 65% straight down to 0%; then on the charger, it went from 0% to 35% over about 20 minutes with a 30 degree angle and then straight up to 100%.  It appears I have 35% use of the battery after 4 years.  Is there any way to recondition this battery to recover its potential?
Nexus 10 Help / Re: JellyBean 5.1.1 update question
« Last post by Babyfacemagee on August 11, 2017, 04:36:39 AM »
Unless you have the apk for the previous version stored somewhere I don't know if there is a way of uninstalling.  You might just have to wait until the next revision comes out and hope that it takes care of the bugs.  I would definitely report the issues you're having though to Google in their message and support areas online.  They might know of the issue and have a fix and if not you can tell them and they can pass the info on and have the next version include a fix.
Nexus 10 Help / JellyBean 5.1.1 update question
« Last post by Rob C on July 07, 2017, 07:02:10 AM »
Not much of a tech guy so want to ask
I just downloaded Android JellyBean 5.1.1 which I believe is the latest version.
All well EXCEPT at Google after the install, some sites load noticeably slower than others (I THINK)
(I think 5.1.1 was just for minor bug fixes and performance enhancements).
Anyone know how I can back out of the latest update and run the previous version?
Thanks very much.
(Hint, it's much more than just digital money)

Up until a few months ago, like a lot of people I'd heard of 'Bitcoin' and 'cryptocurrency' but frankly while it seemed mildly interesting, I didn't feel any overwhelming urge to figure out how to get some or use it.  It sounded like a less secure, new fangled, roundabout way of paying for things 'electronically' and since so few places accept them for payment vs. the dollar...I didn't see the point. Why bother, right?

Wrong. Boy was I wrong. Because what I didn't understand...and most of you reading this probably don't that many of these new 'cryptocurrencies' that we see in the news are not 'currencies' at all...they are actually a new technology utilizing a structure called the blockchain that are creating the next version of the internet, an internet 3.0 right now...and the vast majority of people have no idea this is going on.  How is that you ask?  Because many of these digital 'coins' are actually more like programming languages that let you build decentralized applications.  What the heck is that you ask?  Let me explain.

Let's say you want to buy a product off of Ebay, or Amazon like a pair of shoes.  Or perhaps you want to rent a room for a weekend through Airbnb, or get a car ride to the airport through Uber.  All of these businesses utilize a middleman that you have to pay a fee to for their service.  Think about it. You buy something from Ebay or Amazon and they take their little cut out of the seller's gross.  You book a room through airbnb or a car from uber and again...they take a little cut out of the seller's piece or charge a fee to the buyer...either way there's a middleman.

But what if you could get rid of the middle man?  What if there was some kind of company that did each of these things...sold goods..rented homes...drove you around....and there was no middle man?   What if transactions were peer to to the seller direct...without the middle man's fee?  Well that is exactly what the blockchain allows programmers to do.  Create decentralized applications, businesses, markets, etc.  It does this by utilizing the blockchain as a way of keeping everyone honest.  How?  Well, this video does a nice job of explaining it. 

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But the important thing to realize is that what we are looking at here is basically the dawn of a brand new internet.  Just like in 1992-94 nobody could have predicted that Amazon or Uber or Facebook or Google could become the behemoths we see today.  Twenty years from now people are going to look back and say the same thing about decentralized, blockchain based companies that will be just as big...or bigger.

It's very likely we'll have decentralized search engines without advertising, we'll have decentralized selling with brand new 'amazons' or 'ebays'. We'll have decentralized banking without the bank taking fees and we'll have virtually every kind of business you can imagine from insurance to education to manufacturing to distribution and it will be done through decentralized applications and companies that basically 'live' on the internet and don't require a middle man taking a fee.

Once you understand this concept the next thing to understand is that the cryptocurrencies that we see today...and the new ones being introduced...are all representative of different kinds of decentralized  businesses and these digital 'coins' are being used to fund the development of these businesses. Now there are some like Bitcoin and Litecoin that are still just digital money.   But others like Ethereum, Golem, Stratis, EOS, Factom and others each represent a new type of decentralized company or platform that are part of this new internet 3.0.  And in order to use any of these companies or platforms you'll have to know how to use these new 'digital currencies'.

Some of these new kinds of decentralized companies are already in operation.  For instance is a hybrid of reddit and facebook where you use Steem coins as a way of rewarding content.  Instead of Zuckerberg and staff at FB choosing what to show's more democratic and the use of Steem coin rewards content makers.

So how do I begin getting into this world?  What's the first baby step I can take? Open a Coinbase account.   

Coinbase is the oldest and most reliable and safe of the online wallets to start buying your first digital 'coins' with.  You can buy a bit of Bitcoin or Ethereum or Litecoin...the three coins they currently support...and begin to learn how to use them.   For example, you can purchase some 'Steem' at by opening an account there and sending some Bitcoin to yourself from Coinbase to Steemit.  Then you'll convert that Bitcoin to Steem to use.

As you become more comfortable with these currencies you might want to open a trading account on a site like Poloniex...which just like a stockmarket trading site allows you to buy, sell or just watch all kinds of digital coins and see their values fluctuate just like a stock.

But frankly the very first step you should take, just so you can get started and start to explore is to open a Coinbase account.

Right now Coinbase has a promotion where they're offering $10 in free Bitcoin to you* if you open an account with just $100, which is exactly what I did to start.  Then you can start playing with it. 

Want to learn even more and become a cryptocurrency expert?  Start reading sites like and and to learn more about all these new currencies and what they do. 

Look, I know it seems intimidating at first.  But trust me, this is not just the future of money, it's the future of the internet being built right in front of our eyes.  This is an amazing opportunity.  Don't miss out like you did the last time.  Just think how many times you've told yourself 'if i had just invested in Facebook or Netflix or Amazon back in 199x...well this is your next chance...because the next version of the internet...the decentralized internet is happening right now, today.  Open your Coinbase account and take your first step into that world today.  You'll thank me later.

*I'll also get a referral bonus but you get your $10 in free Bitcoin and it's the place I recommend to start on your journey to learn about this brand new internet 3.0
Pick up a refurbished Google Nexus 10 for just $89.99 on Ebay.  Manufacturer refurbished so these appear to be brand new.  Yes, we know they are several years old but they still have that gorgeous 2560 x 1600 display.  These have 16GB of memory and 2mb of RAM.  Originally they sold for $399.   Limited supplies below.
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