Monday, March 12, 2012

Viewsonic G Tablet Android ICS Rooting

Thanks to the excellent work from Team DRH (Dirty Reset Hole), Android ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) works for Viewsonic G Tablet. It is a huge jump for the G-Tablet community because along with the building of ICS specifically for SMBA1002 (G-Tablet), the Linux kernel backbone had to be reworked from the ground up.
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These directions are David Jackson’s, and they worked fine for me when I flashed ICS.

Install ClockWorkMod
  1. Download the CWM file (CWM5504.1.2internal.zip) and save it on your PC.
  2. Unzip the file. Inside the archive, you should find a FOLDER called recovery, and a FILE called update.zip.
  3. Use your USB cable to connect your G-Tablet to your computer.
  4. After it connects you should get a popup that asks what you want to do with the device – click open to view files.
  5. Drag the recovery folder and the update.zip file to the root of the INTERNAL SDCard, (the folder that you just opened).
  6. Turn off your G-Tablet.
  7. Get into recovery mode by pressing the power and volume “+” button at the same time. When you see the words “recovery key detected”, you can let go of the buttons.
  8. Let CWM install, and if you see “Installing package” and it stays like that, leave it for a while and then press “reboot system” and it should work fine.
  9. Walla – you now have ClockWorkMod 5.5.0.4 on your G-Tablet, and you can always access it by holding the power and volume “+” buttons during power on.
Flash the ROM

Clear Data
  1. On the Main CWM Menu, select ”Wipe data/factory reset” & press home to execute
  2. Select “Yes — delete all user data”
  3. Select “Wipe cache partition“
  4. Select “Yes – Wipe Cache”
  5. Select “advanced” and then “Partition SD Card” & execute (Answer 2048 to the first and 0 to the second option.)
  6. Wait until it is finished – this step takes a couple minutes. Press the back key to return to the main CWM menu
Connect USB
  1. Connect the USB cable between the GTab and your computer
  2. Select “mount USB storage”
Flash the new ROM
  1. Download the ROM file (TeamDRH-ICS-Preview-2B.zip) and  the GApps file (3DGtaB_GAppZ_v7B.zip) (Updated 03/01/12)
  2. On your computer, find the ROM file that you downloaded
  3. Copy the ROM file and the GApps file (both still in ZIP format) to the root of the internal memory (14gig) of the GTab.
  4. In ClockworkMod, select “Unmount USB storage” & execute
  5. Remove the USB cable from the GTab.
  6. Press the back key to return to the main CWM menu
  7. Select “install zip from sdcard” & execute.
  8. Select “choose zip from sdcard” and press home.
  9. Use the volume controls to locate & select the ROM zipped file (TeamDRH-ICS-Preview-2B.zip) that you copied to the root, and install it.
  10. Select “Yes”
  11. When the GTab finishes with the installation, it will report “Install from sdcard complete.”
Flash the Google Apps
  1. Press the back key to return to the main CWM menu
  2. Select “install zip from sdcard” & execute.
  3. Select “choose zip from sdcard” and press home.
  4. Use the volume controls to locate & select the GAPPS zip file (3DGtaB_GAppZ_v7B.zip) that you copied to the root & install it.
  5. Select “Yes”
  6. When the GTab finishes with the installation, it will report “Install from sdcard complete.”
Unfortunately Google Apps do not work very well for me. Lots of crashes occurred including new Google Play Store.  

6 comments:

Unknown said...

I tried these steps exactly, but for some reason am receiving an error when installing the ics rom. It gives me an abort error message. Any clues on how to fix this?

Shenbo Yu said...

Could you post detail error message? Does adb work?

Unknown said...

Installing: /emmc/TeamDRH-ICS-Preview-2B.zip
Finding update package...
Opening update package...
Installing update...
Installation aborted.

Volunteer Enthusiast said...

It seems that the file is no longer downloadable mind posting it elsewhere?

Unknown said...

Install worked great. Anyone know if you can just restore your data partition?

أبو باسل said...

I have CM7 on my viewsonic gtablet. I cannot load it anymore. I have ClockworkMod v 4.0.1.5
The tablet doesn't appear on my computer so I cannot copy the ROM to the internal memory of the tablet.
ANY SOLUTION PLEASE

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