I've started development of a utility to provide assistance with flashing and updating your Vega. I'm asking for people to give it a quick test and let me have feedback.
Currently, the ony thing it does is tell you, in a very simple way, whether your Vega is ready to flash or to apply the MCR update. I will add the following functionality, if people tell me it's worth doing:
1. If you are having trouble with the USB drivers, a button you can click which will diagnose the problem and offer advice
2. The ability to install update.zip without going into recovery (with an equivalent app for the Vega)
3. A button to click to remove clockworkmod
This is a Windows application. Just unzip the file and run the EXE.
The first time you run it, it will ask you to browse to ABD.EXE (if you're using the Android SDK) or ADB-WINDOWS.EXE if you aren't using the Android SDK or don't know what that means. Simply browse to the folder where you unzipped Paul's custom pack.
I'm aiming this at less experienced Android and Vega folks and therefore, the functionality is designed to be simple. The release here is very much an early taster and therefore has some more complex things that won't be in the "production" versions. When you run the tool, you will see a window with white text and black background across which weird spells and arcane nonsense will be written. If you close this, the tool will end (you can minimise it, just leave it open). Another debugging feature is a window to show all plug and play devices. This is opened by double-clicking the info window in the middle of the tool. These are there in case anyone reports problems so that I can figure out what's going on.
The "Install update" button does everything except actually install the update. Which sounds pretty stupid but behind the button is a whole heap of code which needs to be tested. However, of all the features I plan, this will not get publicly posted until extremely well tested
The reason for the early release is that I want to make sure that the basics are rock solid. No point in adding to the confusion and struggles of our new friends! For this reason, I would also welcome any feedback from experienced hands.
Please do let me know your feedback, especially:
1. Is this worth doing?
2. What would you like to see?
3. Forget the early release stuff I mentioned above. Is it simple enough? Too simple?
4. How does the UI look? I'm the first to admit that whilst I'm a reasonably competent programmer, my interfaces suck
5. Does it work????? !!!!!!
Thanks for any feedback. Aim is to help newcomers. When finished (if finished, see above!) I will release the tool and source under the Apache license.
EDIT: v0.21 fixes stupid bug if there is a space in the ADB.EXE path
Edited by simonta, 04 January 2011 - 08:25 PM.