Hawk68, on 22 May 2011 - 08:38 AM, said:
OK, I have an interesting issue with my gtab. Got some help under the mountain laurel rom development page but am still stuck. I installed the mountain laurel rom on my gtab which had 1.1 3588 on it. Install went smooth as silk and boots up into mountain laurel fine. Now I would like to try some different roms (obviously) so I downloaded and extracted century eyes. Pulled the recovery folder and update.zip over to the root of my tab and rebooted with power + vol up. I see the vs birds screen and get recovery key detected and then booting recovery kernel image. Gtab stuck at this point, will not go any further. Wondering what I can try next. Thanx in advance for any information.
Hawk in SF
Most of my 1.2 based ROMs don't flash recovery, so when jumping directly to them from a 1.1 ROM, recovery breaks. But that's why I have the Recovery Pack in each of my ROMs, so you can fix it. Just read my ROM first post for instructions on how to flash back standard recovery.
The only exception to this is the HC alpha, as clockworkmod is needed to get mount access to your PC. So I need to add cwm for that.
bankster, on 26 May 2011 - 11:39 AM, said:
First of all, Thanks roebeet. I have been lurking the forums for awhile and just signed up the other day, but it appears you are The Man! not like "The man" who oppresses people, but more like the guy who does awesome stuff.
Aside from that,I finally ordered a G-tab. I was trying to decide between the G-tab and Archos 101, but the G-tab appears to have a much wider user base/support. Anyways, The G-tab is going to be here today and I want to install the "Brilliant Corners" (this is assuming the device was shipped with 1.2 stock. And after reading how to's on installing ROM's, I have a couple of questions.
1. Do I need to get Clockwork mod or is that something of the past now? If I do need Clock work Mod which version now?
2. Is it really as easy as opening the g-tab hooking it up to my PC and extracting the RAR to the root and then rebooting into recovery?
3. Do I have to root the gtablet before I can install a new ROM?
4. What is ABD and am I understanding correctly that it is essential for rooting?
Sorry if this seems directed at roebeet, I am not trying to initiate a direct question to Mr.beets, so please anyone who wants to answer go at it!
Edit: I was stupid
I think the GTAB over the Archos was a good call, just for the modding options (I was actually going to buy an Archos myself, back in October. But delays in shipping made me consider the new GTAB, instead).
clockworkmod is still a viable option, and I personally use it with my 1.2 branch work - nandroid backups and SD repartitioning are a must have. Right now there's a 188.8.131.52 rev5 that's an option in all my 1.2 ROMs, and it seems to be fairly stable.
As for #2, yep it's that easy. Still, read the instructions as there are some caveats (mainly the ones about jumping to 1.2 and also data wipes).
These update.zip mods will root the device for you, so there's no need to do it yourself.
adb is like an remote shell to your Android device. A lot of users don't have it setup, so I wouldn't consider it a requirement. But I personally find it very handy. If you know what SSH / SCP is, it's a similar concept. I can push up apks or system updates for testing, or use a tool like logcat to troubleshoot mod issues. But again not everyone needs it.
This post has been edited by roebeet: 26 May 2011 - 08:22 PM