Last night While working and waiting for the Vita to hit Walmart shelves I decided to try the new Gtablet 1.2 Stock FW that was released a few weeks back.
After Using NVFlash to get it back to 1.2 stock I went ahead and accepted the OTA update from Viewsonic. I also have NVFlash setup to Flash stock with latest CWM intact. Unfortunately you can’t update to latest Stock or any stock update using CWM. Full Stock setup is required to apply the Viewsonic OTA update.
If your Gtablet is on 1.1 and you want to move to 1.2 to try the method I listed you will need to use NVFlash to upgrade from 1.1 – 1.2. Now you may ask how do I use NVFlash?! Well lucky you there is a great site you can go to and here it is: http://viewsonic-gtablet-for-dummies.webs.com/nvflash.htm
Good luck to all and remember you are always taking a risk by flashing your tablet but luckily with NVFlash it’s nearly impossible to fully brick your awesome Gtablet:-) “Yes I LOVE me Gtablet”
After applying Viewsonics latest Update (1.2- 5699) which from what I read is based off the TNT Rom I went ahead and installed CWM for G-Tablet 1.2 roms [I used gtab.cwm.3028.1.2.branch.rev5] Download here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3116735/gtab.cwm.3028.1.2.branch.rev5.rar
Once in Stock you will no longer have Marketplace which is rough. Luckily there is a fix for this as well and no need for full root. Must Have CWM installed 1st before doing the Gapps fix which I added a link right here in this post. This fix worked for me without issue but please keep in mind even though the Gtablets are the same in hardware we all install different apps which can easily cause issues. To do this extract the gtab.gapps.enhancement.pack.100 copy and paste the update.zip and recovery folder to the root of the Gtablets internal storage. “1st delete the update.zip &recovery folder from internal storage where you’ll be replacing it with the gtab.gapps.enhancement.pack.100”
Shutdown then restart holding the power button & Vol up at same time this brings you into CWM install update from there. For safety clear cache and dalvik cache along with factory wipe as well. Here’s the Gapps workaround (gtab.gapps.enhancement.pack.100) Download here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3116735/gtab.gapps.enhancement.pack.100.rar
The links I provided have all been scanned with my computer using Avast up to date virus definitions I also used these same tools on my Gtablet I linked for you to use. CWM and the Gapps enhancement update .zip was not created by me I take no credit for these wonderful apps that the awesome Gtablet community provides free of charge! prior to this update I was never able to get Shadowgun running properly with the latest Viewsonic Update and using CWM w/ Gapps enhancement pack it runs 100% awesome no missing textures or water running it is fully being rendered using your Tegra 2 device!
Responds much better it is like using a Custom Rom atleast as far as snappy it is anyhow.
Gained some apps finallly! ShadowGun working!
Netflix working, HBOgo, MaxGo-Working, w/Gapps Market works and almost get full apps. Search google there is a fix if you feel it’s missing something on marketplace.
Google Voice working,Dubgeon Defenders 2nd wave,World Of goo,Samurai Showdown,Angry Birds all versions 100% working!
ES File Explorer,Tegrazone,Advanced task mgr,my movie pro also working. I have not done much more testing but so far I am very pleased with Viewsonics Stock FW it fixed alot and made the interface very smooth and fast.
Those who aren’t interested in using custom roms or those that are tired of instability and loss of certain stuff like hardware acceleration when using custom romsthen this may be the answer for you at this point i’m quite happy with the new stock FW with Gapps and CWM. I have no intention of going to another custom rom unless HW accelleration is fixed and ICS is no longer in alpha stage.