The Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 is making a lot of commotion these days in the developer community. One of the latest development hacks for Samsung’s portable media player is Entropy512’s Daily Driver kernel by XDA Developers member Entropy512.
Entropy’s Daily Driver kernel features a lot a lot of performance upgrades and contains a heavily modified version of ClockworkMod Recovery. Not only that, the said kernel also comes with an overclocking feature that allows you to push the boundaries of the Galaxy Player 5.0 up to the limits.
Here is a complete list of features found in the kernel:
- coolbho3k’s Samsung Sleep of Death patch – allows stable use of screen-off profiles with limits below 800 MHz in SetCPU
- netarchy’s conservative governor tuning patch – Reduces the polling interval, allowing conservative to ramp up/down faster.
- conservative set to default governor – use SetCPU or a similar app to change it
- CIFS and Tunneling modules included
- ext4 partition mounting support in kernel and initramfs thanks to rumirand – ghetto Lagfix baby!
- CWM 126.96.36.199 based recovery – Mostly tested, seems working, but may have a few bugs still to work out, rumirand helped a lot on this one
- Insecure kernel – gives you automatic root in ADB shells
- Per-file fsync() disable capability – see “dangerous features” documentation below
- Standard bootanimation (/system/media/bootanimation.zip) support
- Charginghacks – faster charging at low battery, slightly slower near the end, overall faster charging while trying to minimize battery stress
- CPU core voltage control – use SetCPU or a similar app
- CPU overclock to 1.2 GHz – use SetCPU or a similar app
Check out the guide below to install Entropy’s Daily Driver kernel on your Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the U.S. variant of the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 (Samsung Galaxy S Wi-Fi 5.0), model number YP-G70. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- Rooted Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 YP-G70 (U.S. variant)
- A Windows PC
- Samsung USB device drivers for the Galaxy Player 5.0 installed on your PC
- Temporarily disable anti-virus tools and Samsung KIES as they are known to interrupt the installation process.
- Enable USB Debugging on your player. You can do this by heading to Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging. Make sure that there is a check mark beside that option.
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Download the TAR release of Entropy512’s custom kernel (DD_01142012.tar, 6.47 MB) from here and save it to your PC.
- Download the latest flashable ZIP release of Entropy’s Daily Driver (DD_03052012.zip, 6.64 MB) from here and save it to your PC. Copy the ZIP file to the root of your player’s internal SD card.
- Download Odin3 (Odin3_v1.7.exe, 412.5 kB) from here and save it to your PC.
- On your PC, run Odin3 by double-clicking the Odin3 v1.7.exe file.
- Switch off your Galaxy Player 5.0.
- Boot your player into Download Mode. You can do this by first connecting the USB cable to your PC. Hold down the Volume Down key on your Galaxy Player 5.0 as you connect the other end of the USB cable to the phone.
- On your PC, Odin3 should display the word “Added!” on its message box on the bottom left. If not, make sure that the proper drivers are installed on your PC.
- In Odin3, select the PDA tab then select the DD_01142012.tar file.
- Important! Do not modify any other button except the one mentioned in this tutorial. Doing so may cause irreversible damage to your device.
- Select the Start button in Odin to begin flashing Entropy’s Daily Driver kernel on your Galaxy Player 5.0.
- Once the kernel is installed, your phone should automatically reboot itself. You should see a “Pass” message written on top of Odin3’s left-most box.
- Disconnect your Galaxy Player 5.0 from your PC.
- Switch off your player again.
- Reboot the player into Recovery Mode by holding down both the Volume Up and Power buttons until the recovery menu appears.
- From the recovery menu, select Install ZIP from SDcard > Choose ZIP from SDcard and select DD_03052012.zip. Confirm that you want to flash this ZIP file. Flashing shouldn’t take more than 2 to 5 minutes.
- Return to main recovery menu, then select Reboot system now.
Congratulations! You have successfully flashed Entropy’s Daily Drivers kernel on your Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0.
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.