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Haroon Q. Raja · Jan 9, 2013

Unofficial CM10 and 10.1 Ports for the Galaxy Player 5 and Straight Talk Galaxy S II

Lately, several devices have been getting Jelly Bean in form of CM 10 and CM 10.1 ports. Recently, we brought you unofficial CM10.1 ports for the Nook HD+ and Samsung Galaxy Fit. Now, the Galaxy Player 5 and Strait Talk Galaxy S2 have joined the club, thanks to unofficial ports by XDA Forum Members Mevordel and mr-cook, respectively. The Straight Talk SGS2 port is based on Android 4.2.1, and should work fine as a daily driver. The developer also provides several other useful goodies in the...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 25, 2012

Galaxy Player 5.0 Gets Pre-Alpha Jelly Bean and 3.0 Kernel

The joy of porting Android versions across devices does not necessarily stop with phones. In fact, many people have devices not meant to be dependable means of communication with the outside world. Devices like these are in fact useful when you want to mess around with newer OS versions such as the smooth, butter-loaded Jelly Bean. Essentially, you have fewer critical components to worry about (read: no CDMA/GSM radio), and because of this you are able to "test with more...

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Former Writer · Aug 30, 2012

Bluetooth Fixed on Galaxy Player 5 Running ICS

We recently brought you news of some ICS development on the Samsung Galaxy Player 5. For those who don't know, it was Samsung's first five inch screen device. It appears as though devs aren't done yet making ICS all it can be on the Galaxy Player 5, as most AOSP ICS ROMs are still riddled with issues. The most recent fix solves the issues with Bluetooth. And with the camera issue being a work in progress as well, it seems...

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Former Writer · Aug 15, 2012

Enable Tablet Mode on ICS ROMs on the Galaxy Player 5

While the most popular five inch device in the forums is the Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung's first five inch offering---the Samsung Galaxy Player 5---is still alive and kicking. Due to the ambiguous screen size, determining which layout it receives can be a real question. Now, owners of the device can make that choice for themselves. The modification is courtesy of XDA Senior Member Supermaster34 and comes in the form of a patch that changes any ICS ROM from phone to tablet mode by replacing...

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