This is a step by step guide to install ClockworkMod v08. This guide assumes that there is no data on your device that is important to you. Back it up or prepare to lose it.
I do not take credit for any of the software, or the techniques used to reach this solution. This guide was a compilation of other guides, my personal experience, and other users’ posts. I do not know exactly where I got all the info from, and do not have the time to look as I need to get to sleep. If it is a big deal that you don’t have your name on here if I used some of your info, let me know and I’ll add you in.
I do NOT accept responsibility for anything good, bad, or indifferent that may come from following this guide. This includes and is not limited to completely destroying your tablet. I highly recommend leaving your tablet plugged in while doing anything like this with your device. I have no idea what will happen if the battery dies in the middle of flashing a ROM (if anything…but better safe than sorry).
Viewsonic or Tap n Tap developers: Thanks for the kernel source, and for embracing our community. ;D
ALL THE FILES NEEDED FOR THIS GUIDE THE BOTTOM.
Install ClockworkMod v08
ClockworkMod is what will ultimately be used for all your flashing of ROMs, backing up, clearing cache, etc.
Download ClockworkMod v08 (This version has been found to work best...the newer version causes some issues with some ROMs.) There are two versions available; one for installing ClockworkMod from the internal memory, one for installing it from external memory (microSD/microSDHC card).
Unzip the file you chose (cwmod_internal.zip OR cwmod_microsd.zip) to the root folder on the storage option of your choice.
So, for example, if the storage option you chose has the drive letter “F:” assigned to it when hooked up to your computer, you would want it to look something like this…
A folder located at “F:recovery”
A file located at “F:update.zip”
Turn off your device.
Press the power button and the Volume+ button at the same time and release them when the Viewsonic splash screen pops up. You should see "Detect a recovery key pressed" pop up in the upper left corner of the screen.
Watch ClockworkMod install. This will not take long. Your tablet will reboot when installation is complete. Nothing will look different unless you enter ClockworkMod by following the steps below…
If you want to get into ClockworkMod you need to shut down your device, then press the Power and Volume+ button (the same way you did to install ClockworkMod).
Vol+ and Vol- are to scroll up and down, the home button selects an option, and the back button backs up.