Upgrading Andriod on a Galaxy WiFi-only device

I have a 7" Galaxy Tab (GT-P1010) which currently has Froyo 2.2.1 (kernel version, build number FROYO.XWKB8) installed. This causes issues at work where we have a proxy server which needs authentication to connect to the internet, which Froyo can’t cope with.

I’d like to upgrade it to Gingerbread or Honeycomb without having to root the device, but can’t find much on the intarwebs - everything seems to be geared toward the Tab 10.1, which is no help at all…

One article I read seemed to say that it should be do-able through Kies, and I’ve installed that and connected the device, but can’t see what next.

Anyone had experience of this - is it even possible?


There are several free apps that will do what you want without having to upgrade the rom. For example this one: https://market.android.com/details?id=org.proxydroid&feature=related_apps

Another one I use is this: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.statIc&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsImNvbS5mYXJwcm9jLndpZmkuc3RhdEljIl0.

This allows you to have several static IP profiles for connecting to different networks.

I have looked at the apps route, but all the ones I could find either required you to root your device first (as proxy droid in your first link does) or just enable you to enter the proxy details easily but not any username and password. Having said that, I was only looking at the free options…

I’ll try the static wifi thing tonight.