1. llamax's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Like many of you, it is too painful to relegate the PlayBook to chips for the wood pile so I have been curious as to drastic steps: could we replace the internals of a PlayBook with a Dev Alpha or Z-Series device internals?

    The Dev Alpha B is slim on hardware but still supports OS 10.3.1. Alternately, a Z10 or Z30 would be a great step forward, hardware-wise.

    It may not be a new, or even unique, idea but can any of our brighter members give details on why it would just not work, outright, before we start soldering?

    Thanks.
    02-25-15 10:12 PM
  2. Bla1ze's Avatar
    I.... can't see that happening. At all.
    02-25-15 11:09 PM
  3. Drenegade's Avatar
    Isn't the dev b just a Z10?

    I think it was the dev a that was basically a mini PlayBook. That one might be a little more possible.

    If you really could just connect the screen and digitizer to a PlayBook screen and digitizer, then yeah, that would be amazing.

    Powered by Z30
    02-26-15 01:25 AM
  4. a_bateman's Avatar
    I'm thinking this wouldn't make it past the security check at boot because it would show odd hardware. I may be wrong as I don't know all the details to the security check but if it's finding hardware It isn't expecting wouldn't it fail the check and refuse to run?

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    02-26-15 01:53 PM
  5. mad_mdx's Avatar
    You could try doing it, and just make the phone thinks the screen is an HDMI
    02-26-15 03:16 PM
  6. deremi's Avatar
    If it thinks it is HDMI, I doubt you will get touch response.
    You could try doing it, and just make the phone thinks the screen is an HDMI
    02-26-15 03:22 PM
  7. deremi's Avatar
    I doubt it would work with a dev Alpha but right before that there was a Z10 predecessor that looks like a Mini PB. It may work.. "Colt" I think it was called.
    Hi all,

    Like many of you, it is too painful to relegate the PlayBook to chips for the wood pile so I have been curious as to drastic steps: could we replace the internals of a PlayBook with a Dev Alpha or Z-Series device internals?

    The Dev Alpha B is slim on hardware but still supports OS 10.3.1. Alternately, a Z10 or Z30 would be a great step forward, hardware-wise.

    It may not be a new, or even unique, idea but can any of our brighter members give details on why it would just not work, outright, before we start soldering?

    Thanks.
    02-26-15 03:24 PM

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