JennieS, on 24 March 2012 - 09:34 PM, said:
Hi Guys, I still have one of the first mods from 2010, and now stuff like Angry Birds won't load.
Is there a real easy step-by-step guide to (downloading and) loading the latest OS?
I see bits and bobs throughout the forums, but can't find an all-in-one idiot's guide.
Well... you have two options really...
The very latest is VegaICS Beta1 ... based on IceCreamSandwich (Android 4), but as it's still in beta, it can be a bit unstable.
It's available here http://www.tabletrom...aics-beta1.html
A more established, and stable ROM is HoneyIce Chimera... based on HoneyComb (Android 3).
It's available here http://www.tabletrom...-honey-ice.html
The method of installation for both is nvFlash.
Here is a quick guide...
If you haven't already done so, you will need to install the Windows USB System driver ( available here http://www.myadventvega.co.uk
under downloads ).
Download and EXTRACT it a folder on your PC (eg. C:/ADVENT)
Connect your Vega to your PC, via a USB cable.
Connect your Vega to the mains, via the charger.
On the Vega, effect a FORCED POWERDOWN by long pressing (6 seconds) the POWERBUTTON.
Now to enter nvFLASH RECOVERY MODE...
Press and hold the BACKBUTTON for 2 seconds
Still holding the BACKBUTTON, press the POWERBUTTON for 2 seconds
But continue to hold the BACKBUTTON for a further 2 seconds.
Upon successful completion of this key press sequence, your PC will either direct you to install the USB System driver (in which case, point it to the folder as detailed above)...
...or it will 'ping' the 'found new hardware sound'
Now, on your PC, you can double click on the ROM of your choice.
Press RUN from the proffered dialogue box... it will begin extracting...
After this, your PC will initiate the nvFlash process and you may see the Advent Vegas screen illuminate with the message
"Entering nvflash recovery / nv3p server".
DO NOT UNPLUG ANYTHING... let it do its thing - it will only take about 45 seconds.
Press ENTER when complete... your PC will tell you when (in the DOS box)... allow a few seconds more for Windows to disconnect from the tablet...
Physically disconnect the Vega from its twin umbilicals of power and data... long press the power button... and...
... and if everything has gone according to plan, you should boot into either HoneyIceChimera or VegaICS.
edit: Just remembered something (and I always forget this)... before doing any of the above, it's recommended that you backup your SD card, and then format it.