Latest release from gojimi:[BL1.1] [BL1.2]VEGAn-TAB GingerEdition v7.1.0 [UPDATED - 8/27/11]
Note: make sure to read carefully the main page above. This is not an ordinary release. Many changes and upgrades were implemented that normal tweaks may no longer advisable. There are two versions, for 1.1 and 1.2 bl. Be sure to use the right one for your device.
This rom has been my favorite for a long time.
Ref: VEGAn-TAB GingerEdition STABLE RC1 [ROM] VEGAn-TAB GingerEdition STABLE RC1 [UPDATED - 4/11] - xda-developers
Ref: VTL.Launcher 1.6.2http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1046302
The VEGAn-TAB GingerEdition is, without doubt, the most popular custom Rom for the Viewsonic gtablet. The vast amount of features of this Rom offers users the flexibility to adapt the tablet to their own tastes. The VTL-Launcher brings a new dimension and makes this Rom the best of the bests. In addition, earlier versions of VEGAn roms have been know for its stability and functionality. It is the reason that a great many users called it their favorite.
I like the TnT Lite for its simplicity and the Calkulin+Clemsyn combo for its outstanding battery life. Other custom Roms, 1.1 or 1.2 based, or stock Firmwares, do have their Pros and Cons. Everyone of them deserves a place of their own, and fits a specific type of users. Therefore, it is not fair to rate and say that any one Rom, or Firmware, is better than another. It is all about users' preferences.
Out of curiosity, I thought about giving it a try. Finally, I got some free times yesterday. As usual, I make notes of problems that others encountered, then write up the installation steps that would include the learned lessons. Then I follow my own steps and make adjustments as necessary along the way.
Here are the steps that I prepared and followed with good success.
DISCLAIMER: Use the instructions below at your own risks
WARNING: Please read the entire thread before attempting to use the following procedure. Many people succeeded, but many have failed. This could happen to you. Pay attention to post #6. If you feel comfortable with nvflashing and are willing to take the risk, then proceed and best of luck to you. Otherwise, please consider other alternatives. There are many other outstanding rom's available, and each has its own risk implementing. Either way, proceed with utmost caution.
1> First download the files (shown at the bottom)
2> If ClockWorkMod v0.8 was not installed, connect the tablet to PC, copy the recovery folder and update.zip (see download links) to the root of the internal sdcard. When done, power off then push and hold 'volume up' and 'power' buttons until a small text appears on the top right corner. Release both buttons. CWM will install.
3> Back up your data (i.e. nanoidbackup, titanium back-up, or other means).
4> Boot to CWM recovery with Pwr and Vol+ until a tiny message appears on the top right corner then release both buttons.
5> Choose "advanced", then "Partition SD Card", then select 2048M for Ext size, then 0M for swap size, then press the Home button.
6> Connect the tablet to PC using USB cable. Go to the "mounts and storage" menu, then choose "mount USB storage". You should see the tablet's internal SDCARD folder on your PC. There should be nothing shown in the root folder of the SDCARD.
7> Create a directory in the root SDCARD and name it 'Rom'. Copy all the downloaded files to the tablet's 'Rom' directory.
8> Select unmount and return to main menu of CWM. Disconnect the USB cable from the PC. Return to CWM main menu.
9> Choose "install zip from sdcard" then "choose zip from sdcard" then select "Calkulin's_FORMAT_ALL.zip" and click the Home button to install.
10> Go to Advance, and Clear Dalvik-cache. Return to CWM main menu.
11> Choose "install zip from sdcard" then "choose zip from sdcard" then select "update-smb_a1002-3588-user.zip" and click the Home button to install. This is a good option to ensure that gingerbread rom installs with minimum issue. Note: skip this step if you already were at stock 3588 when starting the installation.
12> Choose "install zip from sdcard" then "choose zip from sdcard" then select "VEGAn-GE-7.0.0-RC1-Harmony-signed.zip'. When complete, select 'reboot'.
13> The new VEGAn-TAB GingerEdition should boot up within a minute. (Subsequent boot up time is very fast within 15 seconds).
14> After the first boot and setup screens, reboot to finish installation. The new screen will have a lock bar; Pull the lock bar to the right to unlock the screen.
15> Although this step was specifically required for froyo based rom, it would be a good practice to turn wifi to never sleep. Do this: settings>wireless and networks>wifi settings> menu button(gtab right side)> advanced>wifi sleep policies> never. Power off.
16> Install CWM. See <2> above. When we flash the stock 3588, it wipes out CMW. Therefore, we need to re-install it.
17> Power off and boot into CWM. Flash the 'pershoot' kernel (or any other kernel of choice - remember, straight up, no clearing anything just install from zip). Recommended setting for the SetCPU is : CPU setting at 1.4 max and 456 min.
18> Gojimi released the latest VTL Launcher v1.6.2 (2nd link above). Install it then select 'com.vtlab.launcher' as the default (the other, com.android.launcher is the beta version which was packed with the rom).
Enjoy the most popular Rom to date.
I like everything about this Rom. It deserves to be the most popular custom Rom without doubt. Everything works smoothly. There are a lot of settings to tweak the tablet. Video streaming is smooth and the market works right out of the box.
There are two things that I rather to see different:
. The included keyboard is awkward to use. I most prefer the standard TnT Western Keyboard. It seemed that there is no certain way to fix it.
. The notification bar should be at the top right like other firmwares and roms. At the minimum, it should be on the right corner. The default, which cannot be changed, is on the bottom left. If we are to hold the tablet with a left hand, then the right hand has to come across to activate the icons.
. ClockWorkModv0.8 gtab-cwm-v08.zip or xda-developers. After downloading, unpack to have a recovery folder and an update.zip file.
. Rom: Downloads « VEGAn-TAB or http://vegantab.gojimi.com/download/...ony-signed.zip
. Stock 3588 image http://tapntap.http.internapcdn.net/...-3588-user.zip
. Calkulin's Format_all.zip xda-developers
. Kernel boot-cm_2632.39_gb-oc-uv-xtra-vfp_fp-042411 http://droidbasement.com/gtab/kernel..._fp-042411.zip
VEGAn Default Wallpaper
Updated Kernel 04/30/2011:
(This latest kernel also works with latest CM7)
Pershoot Main Site : http://droidbasement.com/db-blog/
Just boot up in CWM and flash. Remember, straight up, no clearing anything just install from zip.
Pleasant Surprise: Upon connecting the tablet to a PC, the PC sees both internal (SDCARD) and external (SDCARD2). And according to Pershoot, if USB disk is connected, the PC would see that too.
Edit 6/4/2011 Pershoot's Updated Kernel http://droidbasement.com/gtab/kernels/2632/41/boot-cm_2632.41_gb-oc-uv-xtra-vfp_fp-060311.zip
Latest VTL.Launcher 1.6.5 http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1046302
Latest Pershoot Kernel http://droidbasement.com/gtab/kernel..._fp-072711.zip