Saturday, August 11, 2012
Galaxy Tab 10.1 ICS update...
It's been a long time coming and due to a rotten Apple in the barrel who knows when the US OEM version of Ice Cream Sandwich for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available.
The guys over at XDA-Developers are gods! They released a rooted version back in January which I installed a month ago and loved it. Right away I noticed a performance boost, look and feel was like it was made for a tablet and overall, a very cool look. The only annoyance is the camera does not work. At first I thought it would not be a big deal but after a week I start missing the capability to snap shot of the dogs during funny moments. So I decided to patiently wait for the OEM version.
Last week Samsung released ICS to the UK market and I knew someone would hack it and post. On day two I found a post and prepared for the update but decided to wait a few days to see what else popped up on the forum. I don't know if Scaryshark's instructions and rom will work or not but his user name gave me second thoughts. I hate sharks, remind me of salesman! ;)
Thursday the post I was waiting for appeared. Simple process that follows exactly what I have been doing to flash the ROM using ClockworkMod Recovery . Thirty minutes later I have the OEM version of ICS with working camera, WhoooHooo!
I manually reloaded my apps. I think there is a way to restore them but I like the idea of starting out fresh. I always seem to have apps that I tried and forgot laying around.
Now to wait for JellyBean!!!! The non-OEM version is available but no working camera, I think ICS will keep me happy for a while.
If you have Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi I highly recommend updating to ICS.