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Hacking the Vega? Post your progress!

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Thanks! B)

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Paul. Great work and thanks. I see that you included a Mac install script. Does this mean that the advent updates can be installed by users who dont have Windows. I don't have my tablet to play yet

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No... the official updates need NVFlash, which is Windows only.

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No... the official updates need NVFlash, which is Windows only.

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Thanks Paul. Sounds painful but I'll manage. Maybe it will run under wine I'll do some research

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Im also looking to run the full update under linux. NVflash or equiv for linux is needed.

May try a windows in a VM - using virtual box (non open source edition which has better USB support)

Wonder if paul used a windows box or his mac to apply the update.....

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from twitter:

New system image v1.04 online now. This is a full system image. This update improves 3D performance in some games. www.myadventvega.co.uk

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Nice idea, BUT... we don't have a way to boot into recovery yet!

I haven't found the key combination...

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Have you tried all the key combinations with the unit plugged in? I know mine wouldn't go into what Advent call "Recovery Mode" for the system updates without the power plugged in.

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I like the fact that the vega is hackable and you guys have done it :P BUT

QUESTION : is there any chance that future versions of the vega would be locked in such away that even your genius would be unable to crack it.

Thanks

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No. Advent hardly has the manpower to launch with proper and working software. They will never ever have the manpower, time or skill to implement security features to block custom ROMs.

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No. Advent hardly has the manpower to launch with proper and working software. They will never ever have the manpower, time or skill to implement security features to block custom ROMs.

And dont forget the vega is built on oem hardware by shuttle of all people, so even if they did there would probably be a way around it

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Not a hack per se, more a cheapo case modification ;)

I see your using my patented 'CD Spindle Stand'! Good skills!

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I see your using my patented 'CD Spindle Stand'! Good skills!

lol yes! ;) - Stunning invention, love it :P

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Ah great idea with the CD Spindle Stand!

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