[Poll] Are you using 1.2 base Rom's ?

Discussion in 'Viewsonic gTablet Technical' started by mydave, Jun 13, 2011.

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Are you using 1.2 base Rom ?

  1. [ROM - 1.2] Beastly (Froyo) + Clemsyn Kernel

    11.1%
  2. [ROM - 1.2] Bottle Of Smoke (HoneyComb)

    44.4%
  3. [ROM - 1.2] Brilliant Corners (Froyo)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. [ROM - 1.2] Calkulin + Clemsyn Ver 6

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. [ROM - 1.2] Century Eyes

    11.1%
  6. [ROM - 1.2] CM7 (Gingerbread) + Calkulin's Tweak + Clemsyn or Pershoot Kernel

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. [ROM - 1.2] Illuminate (HoneyComb)

    11.1%
  8. [ROM - 1.2] Mountain Laurel

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. [ROM - 1.2] VEGAn (Gingerbread) + Calkulin's Tweak + Clemsyn or Pershoot Kernel

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. [ROM - 1.1] The Hell with it, I stay with 1.1 Base Rom's. Thank You.

    22.2%
  1. mydave

    mydave Senior Member

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    Greetings,

    For a while, the difference between 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 base bootloaders has created much confusions & debates among the gTab community. Many users were reluctant to switch from one rom to another due to the risks of looping or bricking during the process.

    This has changed.

    The two great kernel developers already embraced the new bootloader with their new releases. Another great developer recently released the two popular CM7 and VEGAn GingerEd that were built on 1.2 bootloader. Now, most of the great rom's can be easily backed up, restored, flashed and switched to one another using a compatible CWM.

    Therefore, with the permission from the forum's leadership to post this poll, I'd like to ask members and visitors of this little cozy forum to participate in the poll.

    By the way, PLEASE share with us the reason for your selection. It may be beneficial to others, and of course, it could be fun.

    Best to all,

    Dave

    [HR][/HR]
    Addendum:

    Here is the link for most of 1.2 base rom's
    Viewsonic G-Tablet 1.2 ROM Development - SlateDroid.com
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1123836

    Here are several links for CWM 3.0.2.8 which are compatible with the 1.2 based Rom's :
    CWM 3.0.2.8 rev5 gtab.cwm.3028.1.2.branch.rev5.rar
    CWM 3.0.2.8 rev2 gtab.cwm.3028.1.2.branch.rev2.rar

    Here is the 4349 Stock Recovery gtab.4349.stock.recovery.rar
    This is the stock 4349 recovery for 1.2 ROM's. It's an update.zip package to flash to 4349 stock recovery, and is OS and hardware agnostic. Do NOT use this on 1.1-based stock or mods!!!!
    Installation Instructions
    This is in an update.zip format. Extract the rar to the root of your internal memory, so that you have a recovery folder and an update.zip.
    Testing
    Reboot into recovery (and ensure you have no update.zip in the root of your device). Standard recovery, unlike clockworkmod, has blue text, with a minimal set of tools like factory reset and a calibration tool.

    In addition, a great person at XDA took the times to share his knowledge on this website. Please visit XDA and thanks him.
    Ref : Home - Viewsonic GTablet For Dummies
    Ref: gtab for dummies - xda-developers
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2011
  2. Swould333

    Swould333 Senior Member

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    I'm on 1.1.. but just waiting for the dust to settle on the Honeycomb builds.. once they hit beta I'll be switching... I'd be interest to see how that 1.2 based CM7 is... haven't heard of that being ported over the 1.2 loader as yet.. where might I find that?
     
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    Oddly enough I have never heard of this term before. I'm using the new G-Harmony-Gingerbread v2.5 now. Not sure which one it is.
     
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    Maybe. Thats the one I'm currently using.2.3.4 but the file is 2.5 lol.
     
  7. Phoenix84

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    This is my first post here, so forgive me if I repeat information (I'm also on SLD).
    1.1, 1.2. Doesn't really matter to me. Once you know how to flash between them (stock recovery only), then it's not a big deal. I'm currently using BoS (1.2) because I want a tablet OS (CM7 w/tablet tweaks is nice, but if I'm forgoing video acceleration, I'll just go to HC).
    Once you learn the "gotchas" with it, it's not difficult to work around. A lot of ROMs now make it easy to switch recoveries directly in the ROM (ie. BC, ML). One thing I would suggest, if you don't NEED ClockWorkMod, then don't use it. If you don't use it, then it won't matter as much if you flash 1.1 or 1.2.
     
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  8. mydave

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    @Phoenix84,
    Welcome to the forum and greetings to your comments.
    Incidentally, my opinion is 180 degrees from yours.

    The difference between 1.1 and 1.2 bootloaders makes no difference to some, like yourself, who are either very smart or have plenty of experiences. But for others, it is quite a hurdle. We've seen enough posts with sad stories about dealing and switching between the two. The two great developers, Gojimi & Roebeet, have tried repeatedly to warn and/or released flashes to help with the back-out, recovery, etc . . Therefore, the work from Zyhong that incorporated the two great rom's (CM7 Ginger + VEGAn Ginger) on 1.2 bootloader provides a significant relief to the community. Needless to say, these developers did it, and will continue to do so, out of their kind hearts.

    Once we learned the 'gotchas', everything would be easy. That is true. For some, the learning curve takes minutes, or hours. But for others, it would be a long road that fills up with brick, soft brick, bork, loop, etc . . . Another kind hearted person spent the effort to create a help site for dummies (see first post).

    CWM is a most valuable tool, although it has dual blades. At the beginning of my learning curve, I forced myself not to use it. All was fine. Then, after multiple flashing's, I realized that using CWM is very beneficial such as Backup, Restore and Troubleshooting.

    With all that said, we hope to learn more from your great intelligence and vast experiences.

    Dave
     
  9. Phoenix84

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    You do have a point, I think the biggest hurdle is CWM. CWM used to be recommended by many and now it's not, that can be confusing to many. Especially since I also use CWM on my phone, so I want it on my tablet, not realizing the implications. If people didn't know about that, there'd be far less issues I think. It wouldn't get rid of all the issues, but it would help, especially if all the ROM makers include a recovery image and bootloader in their images, and don't use a recovery <3588. It seems more of them are now, which is great. Perhaps I was too short-sighted in my initial post. That may have been from the experience I built up, as you mentioned.
    I personally do NOT recommend CWM for anyone new to this tablet. It is a highly valuable tool, and I use it. However I know of the limitations (again, experience).
    I gave a full explanation here.

    Sorry, I should have explained better before.
     

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