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  1. Jesslynh's Avatar
    Okay, so I'm wondering how legit the following articles are:

    Root Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7310 Android Tablet
    and
    How to root Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 P7310 on IceCream Sandwich | SamsungMobileClub

    I am SO tired of waiting! Especially with the Chrome BETA announcement today.
    02-07-2012 02:12 PM
  2. bdfull3r's Avatar
    Before rooting, be sure you are using the right rooting methods
    There are at least FOUR different version of the 8.9 out there. Make sure the root method you choice works for YOUR tablets.

    7300 Tegra 2 with 3g
    7310 Tegra 2 with Wifi
    7320 ??? with LTE
    SCH-i957 ATT LTE version with Snapdragon processor


    Root for the Galaxy Tab 8.9 7310 is very easy to do.
    Galaxy Tab 8.9 Root - xda-developers

    Then you have to flash a custom recovery
    [RECOVERY][22.OCT.11] ClockworkMod Recovery v5.0.2.6 - xda-developers

    After you root and apply a custom recovery you can finally flash a custom ROM with ICS. For the 7310 and the 7300 Tegra 2 models. There are two different BETA ROM's you could choice from. They are beta, they have a lot of work to do before they are at full quality but both of them are really smooth and give your ICS goodness albeit with some kinks. Camera not working is a huge issue. Hotspot on the 7300 is another big issue

    The first one is an AOSP built specially for the 7310 model and it is the one i use. Version 1.4 has a restart issue but version 1.3 is solid for a daily driver
    [ROM][ICS][AOSP]Galaxian-Soup[GT-7310/7300][beta 1.4][02.8.2012] - xda-developers

    This second one is a port. The original ROM was a beta for the 10.1 wifi tegra 2 tablet was then ported over to the 8.9. It is just and functional if not more so in some cases. Its most recent version does not have a restart issue :P
    [ROM][ICS][P7300/P7310]Unofficial CyanogenMod 9[2012-02-08] - xda-developers

    i hope this help. The forums over at XDA are very friendly and i can help you here if you prefer.
    02-08-2012 07:56 PM
  3. DC Damien's Avatar
    Samsung announced ICS is coming late March. Perhaps that's why they finally pushed 3.2? Now we're on par with our big brother. I think I'll wait a bit longer. But I agree that xda is the place to go for help.
    02-10-2012 11:59 PM
  4. RJV3's Avatar
    Are you sure they will release ICS in March? I thought they bypassed the galaxy tabs all together?

    Sent from Galaxy Tab 8.9
    02-11-2012 04:09 PM
  5. mysterx's Avatar
    Are you sure they will release ICS in March? I thought they bypassed the galaxy tabs all together?

    Sent from Galaxy Tab 8.9
    Samsung has indicated that the original Galaxy Tab will not get ICS. However, the newer Galaxy Tab 10.1/8.9/7.7/7.0 will get ICS (Samsung Offers Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade for GALAXY devices | SAMSUNG TOMORROW Global).

    DC Damien, where did you read that late March for the Galaxy Tab 8.9? The official article above states:

    "The platform update for GALAXY S II and GALAXY Note will start in the first quarter 2012, and other GALAXY devices will soon follow."

    This means we can expect ICS for the GALAXY S II and GALAXY Note by the end of March. I haven't read anything that states ICS is coming to the Galaxy Tab 8.9 in Q1. Please share your source.

    -me
    02-13-2012 08:01 AM
  6. therber219's Avatar
    Before rooting, be sure you are using the right rooting methods
    There are at least FOUR different version of the 8.9 out there. Make sure the root method you choice works for YOUR tablets.

    7300 Tegra 2 with 3g
    7310 Tegra 2 with Wifi
    7320 ??? with LTE
    SCH-i957 ATT LTE version with Snapdragon processor


    Root for the Galaxy Tab 8.9 7310 is very easy to do.
    Galaxy Tab 8.9 Root - xda-developers

    Then you have to flash a custom recovery
    [RECOVERY][22.OCT.11] ClockworkMod Recovery v5.0.2.6 - xda-developers


    After you root and apply a custom recovery you can finally flash a custom ROM with ICS. For the 7310 and the 7300 Tegra 2 models. There are two different BETA ROM's you could choice from. They are beta, they have a lot of work to do before they are at full quality but both of them are really smooth and give your ICS goodness albeit with some kinks. Camera not working is a huge issue. Hotspot on the 7300 is another big issue

    The first one is an AOSP built specially for the 7310 model and it is the one i use. Version 1.4 has a restart issue but version 1.3 is solid for a daily driver
    [ROM][ICS][AOSP]Galaxian-Soup[GT-7310/7300][beta 1.4][02.8.2012] - xda-developers

    This second one is a port. The original ROM was a beta for the 10.1 wifi tegra 2 tablet was then ported over to the 8.9. It is just and functional if not more so in some cases. Its most recent version does not have a restart issue :P
    [ROM][ICS][P7300/P7310]Unofficial CyanogenMod 9[2012-02-08] - xda-developers

    i hope this help. The forums over at XDA are very friendly and i can help you here if you prefer.

    I have tried both of these ICS roms, and they both run ok. The biggest issue for me is that neither have a working camera.
    02-18-2012 05:36 PM
  7. RJV3's Avatar
    I have tried both of these ICS roms, and they both run ok. The biggest issue for me is that neither have a working camera.
    Definatley a bummer. I would have like to flash kone of these roms to my galaxy tab

    Sent from Galaxy Tab 8.9 using TapaTalk
    02-28-2012 09:37 PM
  8. bdfull3r's Avatar
    Definatley a bummer. I would have like to flash kone of these roms to my galaxy tab

    Sent from Galaxy Tab 8.9 using TapaTalk
    In most ROM's cameras are the last thing to get working. Driver's are usually built proprietary by the OEM's. They are hard to reproduce and require tweaks for different version of Android. The ICS framework is completely different from previous version of Android so at the moment, camera's don't work on the ROM's. They aren't likely to work until Samsung releases an official ROM or more tegra 2 devices get camera's working
    02-29-2012 10:22 PM
  9. RJV3's Avatar
    Okay so I went ahead and rooted my tab. Flashed the can recovery and installed the ics.

    I first noticed that I wasnt prompted to input my Gmail into to associate an email to my device. I had to do so when I installed liquid 3.2 on my thunderbolt.

    I'm trying to recover my apps and my data. First I tried downloading the android market app, but when i fleck on it it asks me to enter an email associated with the device. I hit next and nothing happens.

    Any suggestions?

    sent from my Rooted Thunderbolt via Tapatalk.
    03-04-2012 08:47 PM
  10. RJV3's Avatar
    Okay so I went ahead and rooted my tab. Flashed the can recovery and installed the ics.

    I first noticed that I wasnt prompted to input my Gmail into to associate an email to my device. I had to do so when I installed liquid 3.2 on my thunderbolt.

    I'm trying to recover my apps and my data. First I tried downloading the android market app, but when i fleck on it it asks me to enter an email associated with the device. I hit next and nothing happens.

    Any suggestions?

    sent from my Rooted Thunderbolt via Tapatalk.
    Looks like there was a seperate download in order to get the Google intergration working.

    Downloaded as was able to associate my Google account to the tab again. Downloading titanium backup and restoring my apps and data now. Looking forward to taking ICS for a spin.

    sent from my Rooted Thunderbolt via Tapatalk.
    03-04-2012 10:29 PM
  11. RJV3's Avatar
    Looks like the links are as close to official as possible until we receive the official release. After a full wipe and adding the gaaps download, i was able to sign in to my account and link to my device. Market immediately began downloading my apps.
    From there I went into titanium back up and restored the applicable app data and whatever missing apps I needed (youtube, air droid, etc). The email client is updated to 4.1 and my last back up was on 3.1. Restoring that data would make the email crash, so I had no choice but to reconfigure my email accounts and sync. No big deal as my emails for work and personal are saved in their respective servers.

    ICS for the tab is amazing so far. The UI is a bit smoother than honeycomb 3.2, the layout is perfect. No problem syncing my Bluetooth keyboard to the device as well. I now that the camera doesn't work as of right now, but that is not a deal breaker. I only use the camera when I used the camscan app, but I can use my thunderbolt for that if necessary.

    Sent from my rooted Galaxy Tab 8.9 running ICS 4.0.3
    03-05-2012 12:43 AM
  12. DC Damien's Avatar
    How do you like ICS? I haven't had the guts to root my Tab or my Thunderbolt.
    03-07-2012 10:24 PM
  13. Floridadomer's Avatar
    7300 Tegra 2 with 3g
    7310 Tegra 2 with Wifi
    7320 ??? with LTE
    SCH-i957 ATT LTE version with Snapdragon processor
    So my wife has the Wifi and I just ordered the SCH-i957 ATT LTE. Is the snapdragon processor better or worse then her Tegra 2? hers ran so smoothly that is one of the reasons why I ordered mine. I have no wifi at work so I bought this one so I could get a data plan.
    03-13-2012 03:53 PM
  14. RJV3's Avatar
    How do you like ICS? I haven't had the guts to root my Tab or my Thunderbolt.
    I consider myself a root noob. After rooting my thunderbolt and having that level of control over my phone, I'm not looking back. The free tethering on liquid 3.2 is probably the best feature.
    On my galaxy tab, ics is almost flawless. Much improved over honeycomb and I'm looking forward to the official release of the upgrade.

    Don't think twice about rooting your phone / tab. You won't go wrong as long as you follow the instructions on the stickies in this forum. Plus there are plenty of members that can offer advice here too.

    sent from my Rooted Thunderbolt via Tapatalk.
    03-13-2012 05:41 PM
  15. RJV3's Avatar
    OK so after a couple of weeks using this from on my g tab I did notice some bugs that need to be worked out. Whenever I am receiving my emails from optimum online, after they finish downloading a message pops up saying " can't sign in to email. " The camera not working just test is a known issue, but I'm starting to miss being able to use my camera. Still cannot add an email distribution when sending emails which blows. I hope that is a feature included in the official release.

    sent from my Rooted Thunderbolt via Tapatalk.
    03-24-2012 02:48 PM
  16. frankles42's Avatar
    can anyone comment on ics stability and overall performance outside of games on the 8.9? I just bought a transformer tf101 since I can't seem to find any primes available locally but don't really like the feel of the device (thinness, weight, etc).

    i think a tab 8.9 would be perfect for what I'm looking for but don't really want to give up ICS. how much am i going to lose going from a stock tf101 with ICS to a rooted gtab 8.9 with an ICS rom?

    thanks
    03-24-2012 05:39 PM
  17. RJV3's Avatar
    Honestly I think you will like the form factor of the 8.9 tab.
    The galaxy tab will get the official ics update, but when rooting the tab and flashing some of the ics roms available, you will lose the camera functionality and some minor bugs i mentioned on my previous post. I can't really comment too much on the official ICS release as I have not used a device running the official ICS release.

    Sent from my rooted Galaxy Tab 8.9 running ICS 4.0.3
    03-24-2012 08:35 PM
  18. gpo1956's Avatar
    I too came from the TF101 and went with the 8.9. Unrooted, I found the 8.9 much more to my liking. Rooted with ICS on it, the 8.9 is ideal for my tastes. Excellent performance and speed. THIS is what a tablet SHOULD be!
    03-25-2012 01:45 PM
  19. RJV3's Avatar
    I too came from the TF101 and went with the 8.9. Unrooted, I found the 8.9 much more to my liking. Rooted with ICS on it, the 8.9 is ideal for my tastes. Excellent performance and speed. THIS is what a tablet SHOULD be!
    +1

    Sent from my rooted Galaxy Tab 8.9 running ICS 4.0.3
    03-25-2012 02:38 PM
  20. RJV3's Avatar
    As anyone heard any updates on the upcoming ICS release?

    Sent from my rooted Galaxy Tab 8.9 running ICS 4.0.3
    03-27-2012 12:21 AM
  21. aviduser's Avatar
    As anyone heard any updates on the upcoming ICS release?

    Sent from my rooted Galaxy Tab 8.9 running ICS 4.0.3
    BUMP!!

    I am annoyed that Sammy promised this for Q1 and we still have nothing.

    avid
    04-18-2012 10:59 AM
  22. Jesslynh's Avatar
    I am thiking we won't see anything at LEAST until the v2 tablets are released. They are probably thinking of the bottom line and who would want to get a new tablet when they could use the old one w/ same OS

    Sent from my GTab 8.9 using Tapatalk
    04-18-2012 12:10 PM
  23. RJV3's Avatar
    I am thiking we won't see anything at LEAST until the v2 tablets are released. They are probably thinking of the bottom line and who would want to get a new tablet when they could use the old one w/ same OS

    Sent from my GTab 8.9 using Tapatalk
    Honestly speaking I think Samsung screwed up on the g tab 2's. Spec wise, there's not much difference. Looking at the specs from the competitors on the new tablets coming out, samsung would be smart to hols back on the Gtab 2's and up the hardware. Maybe give an early taste of Jelly bean and let ICS roll out for all the other devices capable of handling the ICS OS.

    Sent from my GT-P7310 using TapaTalk 2
    04-20-2012 10:00 PM
  24. brewkelyn's Avatar
    I've been enjoying ICS on my tab now for a whole week and it's been a delight. I got up the courage to root/flash etc. and the process wasn't so bad. It's been real solid.

    AOKP M5 rom
    ADW Ex launcher
    Minimalistic text (widgets)



    What I have yet to learn is how to back everything up so that if I try a different rom or go back to stock, I won't have to start fresh on all my games for example. I've installed Titanium backup but that's as far as I've gone.
    05-08-2012 08:09 AM
  25. Jesslynh's Avatar
    I wish I could find one place that gives me step by step to rooting and/or a single guide from beginning to end on how to install ICS. All the linking to threads and downloads is like going down a rabbit hole.

    Sent from my GTab 8.9 using Tapatalk
    05-08-2012 11:58 AM
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