As discussed previously, that Google has decided to offer Android 3.0 (aka Honeycomb) to the Tablet devices only. Since Samsung Galaxy Tab is a one of the best selling tablets in the market now and currently runs at Android 2.2. But, how about getting Android 3.0, I mean if you have a Samsung Galaxy Tab and want to give Honeycomb a try on it, looks like we have got something for you.
However, before you proceed, you must understand that Honeycomb is still not official from Google’s end, and the basic build for the Galaxy Tab is still under development, so it is very much expected that bugs will be reported. But, if you believe that you can make it and just can’t wait for the port to be perfectly stable, may be you can get an early taste.
This build has been bought into light by XDA Developers forum. This tool has been exclusively designed for the purpose of cross-platform flashes onto Samsung Galaxy S Series devices.
Requirements for installing Honeycomb
- USB cable, of your Samsung Galaxy Tab for PC connection.
- Heimdall: Grab the cross-platform open-source tool suite used to flash firmware (aka ROMs) onto Samsung Galaxy S devices.
- Most importantly Honeycomb ROM for the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
How to Install Honeycomb:
- First of all you need to download Heimdall Suite on your PC and then install it.
- Restart your system.
- If you are a MAC OS X User and if you’re facing trouble starting Heimdall on your machine, you may need to install the QT files too, click here to get QT files.
- Now you can extract the downloaded ROM and place it any folder on your PC.
- Run Heimdall Suite.
- Click the browse button present in the Heimdall Suite to add the components present inside the extracted ROM folder.
- Now switch off/ Power off your Samsung Galaxy Tab.
- Press and hold the Volume-Down and Home button, followed by the Power button and keep holding all three buttons unless your device enters the download mode.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy Tab to your PC via USB.
- Now launch the Heimdall suite.
- Wait for 10-15 min until the progress bar finishes and reboot.
- Now your device will reboot into the recovery mode and then restart again into the new firmware
- The first boot may take some time, so hold some patience.
Congratulation! You have successfully installed Honeycomb into your Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Note: You may face some problem while installing this update, so please cross check your system once before going for the installation.