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LG G Pad III Owners Thread

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inhaliburton wrote: I didn't mean to be a smart alec. I see posts all the time about idle time. 150 hrs is just over 6 days, which as I said, seems okay to me. If it's sitting around, why not plug it in?

How come this is so important what with being able to plug into cigar lighter in car, power banks, at home should be a no brainer. I can understand if going on a long trip in the bush without any of the things I mentioned.
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I think I get you. It's a nice tablet especially considering that it's a freebee just for signing up for data for a couple of years.
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System UI Tuner



Can anyone please test if you can turn on the System UI Tuner?

Just got one few days ago and its already on Nougat 7.0 fresh out of the box, but couldn't turn on the damm System UI Tuner. I could enable the Developer Options.

Thx.
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Negative, not working.
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max011 wrote: Negative, not working.

Thanks for testing it out! I'm guessing Rogers/Fido disabled that feature, but don't know why.....
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I've got the tablet unlocked, but can't seem to get it to work with FreedomPop nor T-Mobile's Free Data for Life plan. Tried both while physically located in the US (Washington State).

Anyone have a different experience with US SIM cards?
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kitty wrote: I've got the tablet unlocked, but can't seem to get it to work with FreedomPop nor T-Mobile's Free Data for Life plan. Tried both while physically located in the US (Washington State).

Anyone have a different experience with US SIM cards?
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kitty wrote: I've got the tablet unlocked, but can't seem to get it to work with FreedomPop nor T-Mobile's Free Data for Life plan. Tried both while physically located in the US (Washington State).

Anyone have a different experience with US SIM cards?
You SURE it's unlocked?!?! Tested in Canada, with some other provider?? [Bell, Wind...]
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max011 wrote: You SURE it's unlocked?!?! Tested in Canada, with some other provider?? [Bell, Wind...]
In order to unlock the device, you have to insert a non-Fido SIM into the device, and then are prompted to enter the unlock code. I did that the first time, and now when I switch SIMs to my T-Mobile or FreedomPop, I never get the unlock code prompt. So I'm pretty sure it's unlocked. Unfortunately, I don't have any Canadian non-Rogers SIMs readily available to test out.
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Did you check your APN settings?

kitty wrote: ↑ I've got the tablet unlocked, but can't seem to get it to work with FreedomPop nor T-Mobile's Free Data for Life plan. Tried both while physically located in the US (Washington State).

Anyone have a different experience with US SIM cards?
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hurricane wrote: Did you check your APN settings?
Yup, I did check my APN settings. Even took it to a T-Mobile store and they looked at it for like an hour while the in-store associate was talking with their phone tech support. We reset the device, put in a new SIM card, it connects and sees T-Mobile LTE, but the internet service is never activated.

With FreedomPop, see a signal, the cellular icon goes into a search mode (empty signal bars with a swirl icon) and repeats back and forth.

Really need to find someone with a Canadian SIM card to try with. All the ones at my place are Fido or ChatR/Mobilicity.
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YLSF wrote: Has anyone ordered both of these Moko cases?

Not sure which one is better.

I am leaning towards this first one:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01EHSMFJO/ref ... _dp_2?th=1

vs this one:
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01EHS ... _1_ti?th=1
Just the question of design; your first choice is a "snap-on" case type. I also like these more and have one like that. But maybe less practical [and shorter living?] if you have to take it off often..?
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YLSF wrote: Has anyone ordered both of these Moko cases?

Not sure which one is better.

I am leaning towards this first one:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01EHSMFJO/ref ... _dp_2?th=1

vs this one:
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01EHS ... _1_ti?th=1
Just looked at a couple reviews. Here's one For the second model:
it's hard to access the home menu (the border is too close to the screen)
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YLSF wrote: I am leaning towards this first one
I bought the $4 BT keyboard and case at Dollarama when that was a deal a month or so ago. I found that it was too unstable to hold the tablet in slanted position. Meanwhile the case shown in your first link finally arrived from China. (I'd ordered it in early December.) I find that it's much better than the Dollarama case. It's much lighter/thinner and the three panels with magnetic latch hold the tablet much more reliably.

So now I use it along with the BT keyboard from the Dollarama case. Best of both worlds.
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YLSF wrote: Has anyone ordered both of these Moko cases?

Not sure which one is better.

I am leaning towards this first one:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01EHSMFJO/ref ... _dp_2?th=1

vs this one:
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01EHS ... _1_ti?th=1
have the first one. only complaint is the volume and power on button is a little bit hard to press, but not that hard. they could have just had an open cut out there. other than that, the case works great, although the leather does feel cheap. the case has a magnetic close which is nice. overall it is a good case.
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Kintaromk2 wrote: have the first one. only complaint is the volume and power on button is a little bit hard to press, but not that hard. they could have just had an open cut out there. other than that, the case works great, although the leather does feel cheap. the case has a magnetic close which is nice. overall it is a good case.
I also have this one and agree with Kintaromk2's thoughts. I find the case is a bit too thick compared to similar ones I've had for my Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S2 (despite being a similar style).

YLSF, I think your second link would be even bulkier.
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Thanks for the feedback on the case, ordered the Moko one from my first link.

Looking at tempered glass now. Someone posted this link:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/9H-Tempered-Glas ... SwB09YIZBa

I tried sending them a PM to see if they got it and how it was but no response. If anyone has tried this one please post your experience or other recommendations for tempered glass off Ebay.

Even for the link above I am not sure which one is the equivalent of the LG Pad III. Is it the one that says LG Pad X 8.3?
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YLSF wrote: Thanks for the feedback on the case, ordered the Moko one from my first link.

Looking at tempered glass now. Someone posted this link:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/9H-Tempered-Glas ... SwB09YIZBa

I tried sending them a PM to see if they got it and how it was but no response. If anyone has tried this one please post your experience or other recommendations for tempered glass off Ebay.

Even for the link above I am not sure which one is the equivalent of the LG Pad III. Is it the one that says LG Pad X 8.3?
Nope, 8.0 it is...
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