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    WalkThru to latest VegaComb ?

    Hi,

    I just ordered my Vega and i'm planning on updating it when it arrives.

    I've been browsing this forum for the last hour and I'm more confused by the minute.

    Is it possible someone could just put together a short post of what software and firmware files are needed to
    make an out-of-the-box vega in to a working vegacomb 3.2 ?

    Links would be handy too if possible.

    For those of us who haven't followed development from the beginning this thread is not that obvious.

    Thanks
    Mark.

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    I thought the first post of the "Vegacomb, Moddedstock Installation Guide" thread was pretty clear.... screenshots, links and all.

    then's its the same procedure for HoneyIce 3.2.4, 3.2.5 (and 3.2.6 once it's ready) - links are in the first post of the HoneyIce thread.

    You don't need to wade through all the follow-on discussions.

    There's also a couple of Vids on YouTube for VegaComb 8.1 that you can look at.
    Last edited by Andy_E; 11-22-2011 at 11:51 AM. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaRulz View Post
    Hi,

    I just ordered my Vega and i'm planning on updating it when it arrives.

    I've been browsing this forum for the last hour and I'm more confused by the minute.

    Is it possible someone could just put together a short post of what software and firmware files are needed to
    make an out-of-the-box vega in to a working vegacomb 3.2 ?

    Links would be handy too if possible.

    For those of us who haven't followed development from the beginning this thread is not that obvious.

    Thanks
    Mark.
    Yes... it's a bit like putting together a jigsaw, with bits and pieces strewn though the various threads here on TR.

    So here goes with my WalkThru..
    (Apologies if I have skated over the obscure at the expense of the obvious - writing this, I now have a new found respect for the writers of instruction manuals!)

    ****************

    The first thing you need are drivers to interface your Vega to your PC...

    Go here for the drivers Advent | Vega Internet tablet and while you're there, you might as well grab a copy of the official STOCKROM (You won't need it for this, but it's always usefull to have, should you ever wish to return your Vega back to it's factory gate condition).

    From TR...
    Download MODDEDSTOCK V2
    Download VegaComb Build9n. (VegaComb_HC3.2_Build9n.zip)
    Download VegaComb (VegaComb_HC3.2_Build9n_update3.zip)

    Install the drivers on your PC.

    Connect your Vega to your PC and copy Build9n to your SD card as well as update 3n... (the second two ZIP files as detailed above)

    With this done, you now need to boot the Vega into recovery...

    Power your Vega down by pressing the POWERBUTTON for 6 seconds.

    With the Vega plugged into your PC (via USB) and plugged into the mains, perform the following key sequence on your Vega...

    Press the BACKBUTTON and hold for 2 seconds, still holding the BACKBUTTON, press the POWERBUTTON and hold for 2 seconds, release and continue to hold the BACKBUTTON for a further 2 seconds. If done correctly your PC will 'ping' the "Found New Hardware" sound.

    On your PC double click STOCKMOD V2 - this will initiate the nvFlashing of a modified version of the STOCKROM, resecting the SYSTEM/DATA partitions so that VegaComb will fit...

    Upon completion, your Vega won't look all that different, but there will be three crucial differences...

    1) It will be ROOTED.
    2) The SYSTEM partition will now be big enough to accomodate VegaComb.
    3) ClockWorkMod will have been installed.

    And it's with CWM that we now concern ourselves with...

    Find RECOVERY in APPS and boot into CWM recovery... the touch screen doesn't work here... you navigate the menu via the VOLUME KEYS, (up and down) with the POWERBUTTON to select an option, and the BACKBUTTON to cancel and go back to the previous menu.

    The first thing you need to do is perform a COMPLETE WIPE...

    ...using the VOL +/- keys to navigate to WIPE/DATA FACTORY RESET ... select this via the POWERBUTTON and confirm via the POWERBUTTON

    Do likewise with WIPE CACHE PARTITION
    Do likewise with WIPE DALVIK CACHE (Found in ADVANCED)

    ** Now to flash VegaComb... **

    Still in CWM recovery, select "install ZIP from SDCARD", and then select "chose ZIP from SD card" and navigate to the files you copied to your SD card earlier... namely;

    VegaComb_HC3.2_Build9n.zip
    &
    VegaComb_HC3.2_Build9n_update3.zip

    Flash them both, one after another...

    Reboot to system...

    ...hopefully... into VegaComb ...

    **********

    To summarize...

    nvFlash STOCKMOD from your PC
    Full wipe
    CWM flash VegaComb_HC3.2_Build9n.zip from your SD card
    CWM flash VegaComb_HC3.2_Build9n_update3.zip from your SD card

    Hope that clarifies things...

    Take a look here
    how to install vegacomb 3.2 - YouTube and
    How to Update a Viewsonic Viewpad 10s (+Advent Vega) to Vegacomb (Honeycomb)3.2 - YouTube
    for further instruction...

    HONEYICE builds on VegaComb - http://tabletroms.com/forums/vega-ro...honey-ice.html .

    ------------------------------------

    Right... that's the best I can do for a WalkThru... hope it helps and gives you some pointers in the right direction.

    GED.
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    Hi GedBlake,

    Thank you very very much for writing this guide - my OH has bought me a Vega for Xmas and I'll be updating it to VegaComb when I get it (Xmas Day...) so to have a step-by-step plan on what to do, when, and with what, is fantastic. Thanks again!

    One question - I notice on the Moddedstock Installation Guide, in the section marked 'Drivers:', that AUDI and VegaTools are used to uninstall Nvidia devices. On your guide, it's not mentioned - is it a necessary step, or do I not need to worry about it?

    Again, your help is warmly appreciated and I am very grateful for what you have written already. Can't wait to get my Vega and enjoy VegaComb!

    Joe

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    Well done, clear and concise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicman73 View Post
    One question - I notice on the Moddedstock Installation Guide, in the section marked 'Drivers:', that AUDI and VegaTools are used to uninstall Nvidia devices. On your guide, it's not mentioned - is it a necessary step, or do I not need to worry about it?
    VegaTools is used to remove any existing drivers you may have (via USBDeview) and AUDI contains the same drivers that you can download from Advent | Vega Internet tablet - link in GedBlake's post above.

    If your Vega hasn't yet arrived, you won't have anything to uninstall....

    (EDIT: as an aside I've never quite understood why there's a separate requirement to download AUDI since it's included in VegaTools anyway)
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    Fantastic, exactly what i needed.

    Am i right in guessing that "Download MODDEDSTOCK V2" Is in fact "VegaModdedStock_v1.10_v2" ?
    I looked everywhere for "MODDEDSTOCK V2" and couldn't find anything.

    I installed the vega driver from the vega site and replaced the USB Mass Storage Device with it.
    It's now called Nvidia AndroidComposite Device.
    But now i can't access the SD card.
    So i can't copy those files on to it.
    I can take the card out and do it on my PC, but i'm not sure if being able to access the tab's SD card from the PC is important so
    I won't continue until i've established it either way.

    The walk thru seems to make more sense than the others, so i have high hopes once i get past the first fence.

    Thanks!

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    I never got it to work as both, but i got it done in the end.
    I'm now 9n Update 3.

    Dare I ask about the honey and ice updates?
    I've heard of them but i'm not sure if they are needed or beneficial yet.
    I'll read more while wait for a reply.
    Thanks for the walk thru.

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    Ged did you ever work for EDS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaRulz View Post
    I never got it to work as both, but i got it done in the end.
    I'm now 9n Update 3.

    Dare I ask about the honey and ice updates?
    I've heard of them but i'm not sure if they are needed or beneficial yet.
    I'll read more while wait for a reply.
    Thanks for the walk thru.
    Glad my WalkThru helped.

    HoneyIce is a series of updates (by Areo) to VegaComb that incorporates some elements from Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)...

    The current version (3.2.6) also has a newly compiled KERNAL.

    You can read more on the main HoneyIce thread.

    No, I have never worked for EDS (whoever they might be).

    GED.

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