KitKat Android Version 4.4.4 on a Samsung Galaxy Player 5

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  1. Hook

    Hook Phone Killer ;-) Arrrrr...f

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    And Lollipop CM 12 is in Alpha... :vbrolleyes:

    In the "Just Because We Can" department, thanks to some amazing work by the XDA Dev Meticulus, I now have Carbon ROM (Android version 4.4.4) running on my old Samsung Galaxy Player. I haven't gotten it set up yet, but here are a couple of quick shots.

    Home.png quicktiles.png

    Lol. I'm not even sure what I'm going to do with it, but it actually runs pretty nicely. I'll play with it for a while and after I have it really set up (and have figured out a purpose) I'll post some more information and screen shots.

    Here is the thread at XDA which will link to files and very detailed instructions:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2784792

    Essentially, you use Odin to install a new kernel on your stock Gingerbread as well as giving you ClockworkMod recovery (which is worth it even if you want to stop there and stay with Gingerbread, since Clockwork lets you make Nandroid backups) and then you use Clockwork to flash Carbon and a Gapps package. The Dev has recompiled everything specifically for the Galaxy Player. Very smooth so far. Amazing that someone is still giving all this love to the Player-- it never got this much attention when it was new. :thumbsup:
     
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  2. NetBrakr

    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    Now please do the P1010.
     
  3. Hook

    Hook Phone Killer ;-) Arrrrr...f

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    I would ask questions at this forum:
    http://androidforums.com/forums/galaxy-tab-all-things-root.524/

    And nose around for possible ROMs at this Forum:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-tab/development

    Take it slow if you've never done it and don't try anything until you feel comfortable. I notice some of the ROMs reference being for P1000 and I have no idea if that is specific or an umbrella number that includes the P1010

    You asked. :vbwink:
     
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  4. NetBrakr

    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    Sadly, P1000 is very different to the P1010.
     
  5. Hook

    Hook Phone Killer ;-) Arrrrr...f

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    I was afraid of that. The Galaxy Player was badly abandoned too, until Meticulous popped up. Guess you are stuck. Sorry. :vbfrown:
     
  6. NetBrakr

    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    It's cool, I probably will sell all of my tablets, since i am now using my phones all the time.
     
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  7. raspabalsa

    raspabalsa Brain stuck BogoMipping

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    I just upgraded my GP5 to KK! Thanks for the info, Hook!
    I haven't even set up my gmail account yet, but the ROM seems very nice. Now I'll install apps and games, and then I'll too have to figure what to make with it :)


    GP5 KK.jpg
     
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  8. NetBrakr

    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    *mumbling*

    *fired a missile*

    AH! That's the way to relieve it!
     
  9. raspabalsa

    raspabalsa Brain stuck BogoMipping

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    Was that a green grapeshot warhead, NetB? :D
     
  10. NetBrakr

    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    YES! It is STILL effective! :p
     

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