2.2 upgrade for viewpad 10 from Viewsonic

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    I just ran across this today, (I didn't notice it the other day) but they have the 2.2 download and installation instructions posted on their site. Viewsonic ยป ViewPad 10 I wonder if it is the one for the viewpad 10 Pro they are coming out with. I hope this is more stable than the one on android-x86.org. I am at work right now but I will try it later and report back unless someone beats me to it.
    and just in case someone asks, no flash still will not work, adobe needs to create a version compatible with x86 processors that run android.
     
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    it is indeed the official 2.2 upgrade, it comes preloaded with skyfire as the default browser so we can view flash video, everything seems to work great and right now I am in the process of getting Google apps on it so we can have access to the market. I will post a tutorial later.
     
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    how about the speaker and mic? do those work?
     
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    the speakers work, Bluetooth works, wifi works,I havent tried the mic yet but I would imagine that it does. they changed how the ROM installs so it is locked down a little, so we cant just add files to the system, but I am about half way done extracting and recompiling it with Gapps.
     
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    please tell me you can get some kind of pdf reader to work.
     
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    it has documents to go preinstalled which supports pdf files, but I haven't personally tried it yet
     
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    well getting the Gapps on this thing doesn't look to promising, I was able repackage the system files into the .img file the was able to get it into a .sfs file but there are so many compression and different options and i don't know which one they used. if there is someone with more expertise in this area it would help.
     
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    well after many trials and errors I finally got a remodified system.sfs to boot, I modified the build.prop so it will be identified as a Moto Xoom so we have access to the tablet section of the market. I am testing now and will report back.
     
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    sweet. i might be tempted to reinstall android next week just to try it. thursday is ubuntu 11.04 release date so i might put the new android on as dual boot with it.
     
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    can you play angrybirds? i can't. it always say "application not installed"
     
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    no unfortunately it doesn't work, it is probably the the same reason as to why flash doesn't work, it only supports arm processors. I can browse the market fine but the amount of apps working are a hit or miss because of the processor we have.

    I am still working some things out but everything is pretty much working, youtube, gmail, market, maps, and the browser. I change the build ID to the HTC incredible because there aren't enough apps for the xoom worth downloading. android on this seems more usable to me now that I added Gapps.
     
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    thx, but is it possible that angry birds can work in the future??and can u tell me how to install gapps?
     
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    unless Rovio adds support for the x86 architecture it will never work. installing gapps is a little complicated, it involves using linux, mounting the system.img file, adding the apps then using squashfs4.2 to compress it back to a .sfs file, after that it is as simple as replacing the one you made with the original. if you are still interested I will post a tutorial or I can just post the one I made once I get things ironed out.
     
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    ok, but if you did something wrong, will ur viewpad be laggy or something wrong?
    because i think it's kind of risky.
     
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    I format the android partition in ntfs so if it doesn't boot or something is wrong I can boot into windows and replace the system.sfs that is in the android partition with the original. you have to remember this is totally different than installing android on a phone, it is virtually impossible to to mess your tablet up. make sure you create a windows recovery disk because there has been a few times that installing android wiped the windows boot.mbr, but a simple recovery fixed it.
     

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