Tablet Question for MHD

RSicks

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Got a question for Android users as I a novice using mostly Apple products.

I have an old rooted Nextbook and it runs MHD great on my 535i - tunes and monitors with the best of them. However it is starting to show its age and isn't performing that great anymore, so I bought a Galaxy Tab E to replace it.

The Tab E can monitor fine, but when I try and tune whether its the 2 min flash or the big 30 min start over flash... it gets to around 60% (on either type) and loses connection (light on the OBDII stops blinking). I tried to start over, but it then says my ECU is #FFFFFF and I have to load my stock bin from my Nextbook then flash the OTS tune I originally wanted from the Nextbook.

The OBDII is fine as well as the USB OTG adapter, so its either a setting in Android that I am missing or I bought the wrong tablet.

Any tips would be great, I would love to pack up the Nextbook and run the Galaxy Tab E full time.
 

EthanolTurbo

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I'd recommend grabbing an Amazon Fire HD 8 for $40-60. It's an extremely competent tablet that runs MHD flawlessly for dirt cheap. If you're looking for a "one and done" solution.
 

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I'd recommend grabbing an Amazon Fire HD 8 for $40-60. It's an extremely competent tablet that runs MHD flawlessly for dirt cheap. If you're looking for a "one and done" solution.

I feel like this option gets overlooked a lot.
 

Erichale77

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Other than the A being their top of the line, is there much of a difference between A and E? Curious if it’s something I’m overlooking on the OS side that’s causing the drop off.3
I was instructed to get a tab "A" and no other model due to possible connectivity problems. I know there is a thread about best tablets to get for MHD where Marshall gives his recommendations. But the Tab A works flawlessly for me. You can get them for only $100 now.
 
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RSicks

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I feel like this option gets overlooked a lot.

I bought my dad an Amazon Fire for Christmas. I will give his a shot and if it works out... I will more than likely do that and use it specifically for the car. However, Tab A's are going for under a bill on Swappa, so that's an option too. Thank you for the info everyone! Looks like I pulled the trigger on a tablet without researching enough.
 

EstorilMSport

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Amazon tablets are discounted for prime day today. I picked one up ahead of xhp releasing their ZF8HP tune for my F30 335.
 

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Amazon is having serious problems right now. Amongst other things, won't let me order the Fire deals. I think its my white privilege working against me again. I'm going to order thie Fire HD 8 with the new dock. The dock locks into the USB connection (a PITA on the cars), and there is a USB cable out the rear which I figure can connect to the OBD2. I'm going to pull the Z4 cubby door (I don't have iDrive) and see if I can't retrofit the dock there. I also have the Magellan BMW retrofit plastic which I ordered 6 months ago (shown below), so I'll figure something out.

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Dramat1ca

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Can't wait to see what you come up with in regards to mounting it. I'm trying to figure that out with my i-drive currently, Just been throwing it on the seat for now.
 

fmorelli

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I'm Z4 so any mounting I do is useless to most anyone else. Check out the new dock though, as it cleans up the USB connection to the tablet and kicks a wire out the back. I've seen folks do a variety of mounts - like to the left of the dash pod, atop of the dash. Another is those magnetic mounts that clip into the (useless) CD slot.

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