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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gary teale, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. gary teale

    gary teale Lurker
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    Hi

    Although pretty old now my tab 3 7" does what I need although the OS (4.4.2) is dated and slow compared to my Samsung A3 which has 6.0.1. I realise there is no support from Samsung for a newer OS but if possible I would like to install either Android 6 or 5. I've done quite a bit of googling but all the links I've tried for downloads seem to be broken. Is the necessary software still available to root my device and install a custom ROM or should I just upgrade to a newer model.

    Thanks in advance

    Gary
     



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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Time to buy a new model
     
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  3. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator
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    I agree with @Dannydet ..time for an upgrade/new device
     
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  4. Bicykler

    Bicykler Lurker

    Why replace a good piece of hardware? I'm the type of person who hates to add to a growing pile of electronic waste.
     
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  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Is your problem that it is slow or that there are apps you want to use that aren't compatible with Android 4? If the latter then a custom ROM, if you can find the tools and a compatible ROM, may help. But if the problem is that it is slower than a modern device then installing a newer android version is unlikely to help, and might do the opposite.
     
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  6. Bicykler

    Bicykler Lurker

    The problem is finding compatible apps also some become unusablle when they automatically update.
     
  7. gary teale

    gary teale Lurker
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    I find the newer OS much more user friendly, i'd like to have a go at putting it on. The low value of my tab 3 means it's no great shakes if it doesn't work but trolling through the internet for tools that work is probably more trouble than its worth. Time to upgrade my tablet I guess.

    Thanks for the help

    Gary
     
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  8. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator
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    Ho-Lee-Crap.. I might have something for you but you'll still need do some small research to achieve perfection. I think what you're looking for is actually right --> HERE .. <-- Keep in mind that you may be restricted due to the device's RAM capacity and might need the Android GO versions but I certainly see options if ya wanna make the jump. PC may be required, FYI
     
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 V 7.0 release date was April 2015. Features and Specs include a 7.0" inch screen, 2MP camera, 1GB RAM, processor, and 3600mAh battery.

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