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  1. the_real_mikeyb's Avatar
    Ah, so we're talking original PlayBook in specs then. Not a lot to see in which case. Would be interesting to find out screen res I suppose.

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    So if these are original specs then maybe it has a monster battery to fill in the remaining space?

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    01-05-15 05:46 AM
  2. kthhrrsn's Avatar
    BOOM!!

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    01-10-15 07:16 PM
  3. Gran PC's Avatar
    So apparently this thing was abandoned before PlayBook OS 2.0 was released. I'm not 100% convinced of that because I see references to blackforest in newer firmware that I didn't see on OS 2.0/1.0, but it sounds like it could be right, considering it was manufactured in early 2011. More updates coming soon. Hopefully.
    anon1727506 and radek_reach like this.
    01-20-15 09:00 AM
  4. anon1727506's Avatar
    Even if you can't get a PlayBook OS loaded.... it would be cool to get Android going.
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    01-20-15 10:30 AM
  5. Gran PC's Avatar
    Even if you can't get a PlayBook OS loaded.... it would be cool to get Android going.
    This is my backup plan.
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    01-20-15 11:47 AM
  6. the_real_mikeyb's Avatar
    Awesome! Thanks for the update, glad this thread didn't just die. Want to know more about what BlackBerry had planned for the PlayBook.

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    01-20-15 06:48 PM
  7. Drenegade's Avatar
    Damn dude, I am so incredibly jealous of you!

    I really hope you stick around and keep giving us updates and details.

    Good luck!

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    01-21-15 11:19 PM
  8. cdnynot's Avatar
    That looks sweet... I'm using my PlayBook everyday still, but that 10" would be amazing!

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    01-24-15 12:57 AM
  9. Gran PC's Avatar
    Apologies for the lack of updates. Been busy & haven't had a lot of time to play with this.

    Today I managed to boot a firmware on it. Nothing on screen as expected, don't hear anything either, but network over USB works. I'm working on getting root SSH access right now, which I expect shouldn't take too long. I'm not sure what I'm going to do when I've got root though, I guess I'll just poke around in the logs and see what's wrong. I guess I'll check the battery % too, I have no idea if the battery is done charging.

    Edit: got root. I guess now I know my battery is almost full.



    More edit: I can confirm Wi-Fi works on this thing. I have it connected to my Wi-Fi now.
    Last edited by Gran PC; 02-26-15 at 07:29 PM.
    02-26-15 06:44 PM
  10. BryanVilla's Avatar
    This thing is impressive I wish I could even hold one hah.
    02-26-15 08:04 PM
  11. kb1234's Avatar
    Nice!!!!! Just read this whole thread haha


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    02-26-15 08:10 PM
  12. Pensa MK's Avatar
    Good god. Keep. Android.Off.That.

    For heaven's sake.

    There's enough Android junk out there without screwing up this fine tablet.

    Keep pursuing BB10 on it....

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    02-28-15 02:41 PM
  13. Gran PC's Avatar
    Good god. Keep. Android.Off.That.

    For heaven's sake.

    There's enough Android junk out there without screwing up this fine tablet.

    Keep pursuing BB10 on it....

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    So if BB10 is impossible, would you rather have me leave it gathering dust on a shelf, or try and port something useful to it?
    02-28-15 03:21 PM
  14. Pensa MK's Avatar
    Leave it on the shelf until there's a way to put a BlackBerry OS on it. It's not hurting anyone sitting there, is it?

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    02-28-15 05:08 PM
  15. Gran PC's Avatar
    Leave it on the shelf until there's a way to put a BlackBerry OS on it. It's not hurting anyone sitting there, is it?

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    Cool, so I'll keep the expensive thing I paid for out of pocket on a shelf gathering dust just because Pensa MK from the CrackBerry Forums said so! Any other requests?
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    02-28-15 05:11 PM
  16. ralfyguy's Avatar
    Cool, so I'll keep the expensive thing I paid for out of pocket on a shelf gathering dust just because Pensa MK from the CrackBerry Forums said so! Any other requests?
    LOL, I say put Android on it if BB10 doesn't work. The speakers in the PlayBook in itself are worth the effort to turn it into something useful.
    Besides the point that you would have something nobody else has and what you have achieved. My hat would be off for you and I envy you then because I have no such skills.

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    02-28-15 05:45 PM
  17. Pensa MK's Avatar
    Good luck.
    Last edited by Pensa MK; 04-29-15 at 09:16 PM.
    02-28-15 06:11 PM
  18. Gran PC's Avatar
    I decided to hook it up to a TV -- just to test. Then I realized I didn't have any means of controlling it -- so I hooked it up to a Bluetooth mouse. Obviously still going to work on figuring out how to get the actual screen up and running, but it was worth trying anyway.

    Keep in mind this is still running as a PlayBook -- that is to say, 1024x600. I'm pretty sure that's not this thing's actual resolution though.

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    03-02-15 01:34 PM
  19. TheFerrango's Avatar
    Any news on this?
    04-24-15 01:28 PM
  20. Gran PC's Avatar
    Not really -- been super duper busy and haven't had a chance to do anything since my last post. Hopefully I can pick it up again soon.
    04-24-15 01:37 PM
  21. Paul Collins4's Avatar
    Any more news????

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    05-08-15 03:10 AM
  22. GreenCopperz's Avatar
    Would love to here how it's going, if you've had any further progress...

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    05-08-15 11:27 AM
  23. poison3000's Avatar
    PlayBook - is the best/ Thanks for support
    05-18-15 06:53 AM
  24. Pcmx's Avatar
    this is really cool. I'm using my PlayBook right now and would love a "BlackForest" I didn't know these 10" ones really existed until now.
    05-28-15 09:32 PM
  25. Gran PC's Avatar
    this is really cool. I'm using my PlayBook right now and would love a "BlackForest" I didn't know these 10" ones really existed until now.
    It's actually a lot heavier than the PlayBook, so not very comfortable to hold for too long. :P
    05-29-15 08:52 AM
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