I am not bringing up excuses for the fact that I haven’t posted in a long while… I was pondering over life’s happenings and it seems that I pondered a bit too much. I stayed away from writing, reading, music, movies and funnily, it seems that I stayed away from things that I appreciate the most. Anyways, Don’t Repeat it, Arif!
Lets move on… and let this post be the one that rekindles my interest with things again. Lots of things have been happening lately, I finished my studies (for now.. :P) and I am on the highway of exploring things on a lot of fronts. Which brings me back to the Notion Ink Adam tablet (Ok, ok, I hear ‘Oh No! Not again’ :D)
Tell you what, ok I am disappointed with the fact that I didn’t get what I dreamed for in that device, but I decided to make do with what I got. Better moving that way, right?
As you might have seen/heard from around, the Adam has had lots of unkept promises when it came out. Hardware wise I felt it was great, but the software was just way off the mark. Along comes a savior in the form of a super-live community where anything seems to be possible, and thus we, the ‘fans’, continue to survive through the rough.
I rooted (read: removed ‘stock ROM/OS’, and went for ‘customized installations’ which gives you more freedom with benefits) my tablet and after venturing through a lot of ROMS (will go in detailed in coming posts), I finally settled on the BEAST ROM. And I am currently working through its innerwear to stitch up the loose ends myself. I am not a hardcore programmer or anything of that sort, but my enthusiasm takes me places.
One of the biggest commotions that arose during the time when people started settling with the Adam was that the hard disks weren’t working. The device was touted to ‘plug-and-play’ hard disks of NTFS/FAT formats of any sizes and since that didn’t actually happen, obviously an outrage broke up.
But here is a small work around I found which would help you connect external hard disks based on the NTFS format. (Found out from lots of experimenting and scurrying over forums). And its worked for me.
Make sure you have rooted your tablet to BEAST or equivalent, or Honeycomb, before you start because you certainly need access to the Android Market. (Or put it like, make sure you stay away from the STOCK ROM as of now, anything else is better)
Here is a step-by-step approach