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Old December 22nd, 2010, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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well, somebody had to make the first post! i have already put this info in the general tablet forum, but there are new ROMs out there and i know this is the first thread any g-tab owner will be looking for. if someone can sticky this, i will try to keep it as up to date as possible.
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I have edited these instructions to simplify. Rooting before installing a custom ROM is NOT on the g-tab as long as you can get ClockworkMod working.

BOOTLOADER INFORMATION 6/17/11
Some g-tablets are now being shipped with the 1.2 bootloader. Info is here and VERY IMPORTANT.
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HOW TO: Root, Install ClockworkMod, Load a Custom ROM, Fix the Market, and Add Flash


1. download and install ClockworkMod Recovery with the links/instructions on this page. MAKE SURE YOU ARE USING THE CORRECT VERSION FOR YOUR BOOTLOADER AND STORAGE LOCATION.
2. choose a ROM from the thread here. Make sure to do your reading on them, as there are benefits and issues with each.
3. download your ROM of choice to your desktop/laptop.
4. if the file is in .RAR format, you will need to extract it on your computer (resulting in an Update.zip and Recovery folder). if it is a .ZIP file, it usually does not need to be renamed or extracted. (ROMs using .zip files can actually be downloaded straight to your tablet, forgoing the need for steps 5 & 6)
5. connect your gTab to your computer, turn on usb storage, and move the update.zip or ROMname.zip to the internal memory. you may put them in any folder you want (except the root) since you are using ClockworkMod. I prefer using the "Android" folder as it is easy to find.
6. turn off USB storage, disconnect from your computer, and power down the gTab
7. hold the volume + button and the power button to boot into ClockworkMod recovery. you can let go when you get past the white viewsonic bootscreen.
8. use the volume rocker to move up/down in the menu and select "backup and restore" with the home button. once in the menu, select "backup". this will create a copy of your current ROM to fall back on should any issues arise in the future. it will take 5-10 minutes.
9. when you are returned to the main menu, select "wipe data/factory reset" and then scroll down to yes.
10. next, select "wipe cache partition", scroll down and select yes.
11. now choose "install zip from sdcard" -> "choose zip from sdcard" and scroll through the list until you find the folder containing the update.zip or ROMname.zip you saved in step 5. (If you downloaded the file directly to your tablet, it will be located in the "download" folder.) once you find it, select the .zip file and scroll down to yes.
12. your new ROM should now install, it will root your tablet in the process. when it is finished, return to the main menu and select "reboot now". you will know it has worked as soon as it reboots because your bootscreen/homescreen will be different and you will now have a SuperUser icon in your app drawer.
13. go here and follow the intructions to fix the android market. (the stuff you need is 3:30 in if you want to start there)
14. go here and download the Adobe Flash update. since it is an apk file, you will also need to download Astro File Manager and use these instructions to install.
15. ENJOY! (and click thanks. )

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wouldn't it be a good idea to install clockwork mod recovery on it so you can do backups advanced backups and install roms from within folders?

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Z4root isnt working for me. :-(
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Z4root isnt working for me. :-(
strange, i haven't heard of it giving anyone else issues on the g-Tab. try using SuperOneClick, it isn't quite as easy (gotta have a computer/usb cable), but it should do the trick if Z4 won't.

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it is actually a great idea, and i was considering adding it to the post from the beginning. the only reason i did not is because it isn't absolutely necessary, and i was trying to keep the instructions as simple as possible for new users. that being said... i would never flash a ROM without it, and have been using it since day 1.

i will add it as a optional step, as it is a great resource.
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SolidOrange, thanks for your comments on this forum and others.. extremely helpful!

The gtablet screams now.. Flashed TNT Lite, but wanted more of the Android functionality that VEGAn gives--- all extremely easy to do with your instructions and links for the market fix and flash fix.
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SolidOrange, thanks for your comments on this forum and others.. extremely helpful!

The gtablet screams now.. Flashed TNT Lite, but wanted more of the Android functionality that VEGAn gives--- all extremely easy to do with your instructions and links for the market fix and flash fix.
glad i could help! if i am able to give back even half of the information i have received from this (and other) forums, it is well worth the time it takes to post. when i came over from blackberry in september, i had no idea what rooting was or why i would ever want to do it. now i change ROM's/kernels/themes on my phone or tablet at least once a week, lol. thanks to the help of many others, i have learned alot around here, and i am more than happy to pass it along.
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Hi all, need some help on this. I've downloaded and installed the z4 and Clockwork. I've gotten to step #11 (second set of instructions) but I'm not getting past that. Each time I reboot, it takes me to the home screen of old ROM. I moved the update and recovery folder to the download folder on the tab.
I am on a Mac and am pretty literate to computers so I'm a bit frustrated!
Any thoughts or help would be appreciated!
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Hi all, need some help on this. I've downloaded and installed the z4 and Clockwork. I've gotten to step #11 (second set of instructions) but I'm not getting past that. Each time I reboot, it takes me to the home screen of old ROM. I moved the update and recovery folder to the download folder on the tab.
I am on a Mac and am pretty literate to computers so I'm a bit frustrated!
Any thoughts or help would be appreciated!
sounds like either you are not holding the volume + button long enough when you are turning the tablet back on, or you do not have clockwork properly installed. try step 5 again, when you reboot while holding the volume + key, you should get a screen that looks like this (different version #):



if you cannot get clockwork to install, try using the original version of instructions. while it does not allow you to make a backup, it should still work.
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sounds like either you are not holding the volume + button long enough when you are turning the tablet back on, or you do not have clockwork properly installed. try step 5 again, when you reboot while holding the volume + key, you should get a screen that looks like this (different version #):



if you cannot get clockwork to install, try using the original version of instructions. while it does not allow you to make a backup, it should still work.
Thank you. Yeah something isn't right. I still don't see that screen and have re-done it multiple times!
I will go ahead and try it the straight way and see if I can't get somewhere!
I'm so embarrassed because I consider myself to be pretty quick with these things and can't figure this out! lol!
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Thank you. Yeah something isn't right. I still don't see that screen and have re-done it multiple times!
I will go ahead and try it the straight way and see if I can't get somewhere!
I'm so embarrassed because I consider myself to be pretty quick with these things and can't figure this out! lol!
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Are u using a micro sd card? Because depending on which clockwork zip you are using will determine if u need a external sd card or not. If u dl'd a file called cwmod08 (or something like that) to install clockwork recovery...you will need a micro sd card.
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Yep got a 16gb micro sd card installed. I just did the steps over and rebooted and got a swirly rainbow thing happening for a bit and then to Launcher screen. Hmmm...not the green and black screen like Solid posted. Well that's one way of doing it!
Has anyone seen what I'm talking about before?
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The instructions at xda said to be ready with ClockworkMod in case you flash a ROM and end up bootlooping. BUT they didn't say HOW to do that. Do I just reload CWM onto the internal SD card with the recovery folder and command file? Is there some other way to prevent or recover from bootloop?

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The instructions at xda said to be ready with ClockworkMod in case you flash a ROM and end up bootlooping. BUT they didn't say HOW to do that. Do I just reload CWM onto the internal SD card with the recovery folder and command file? Is there some other way to prevent or recover from bootloop?

I am THIS close to getting this thing ROMmed... thanks!

Are you on TnT and have CWM loaded? Normally, repartitioning your internal SD card to 2048 and 0 fixes bootloops. If you're on Vegan like me, I have mine set at 2048 and 256. You can do this under the Advanced settings in CWM.

Almost forgot, when you do this it wipes all the data in your internal SD card. So make sure to back up.
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Yep got a 16gb micro sd card installed. I just did the steps over and rebooted and got a swirly rainbow thing happening for a bit and then to Launcher screen. Hmmm...not the green and black screen like Solid posted. Well that's one way of doing it!
Has anyone seen what I'm talking about before?

lol. Swirly rainbow thing??? Haven't seen that before.
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Are you on TnT and have CWM loaded? Normally, repartitioning your internal SD card to 2048 and 0 fixes bootloops. If you're on Vegan like me, I have mine set at 2048 and 256. You can do this under the Advanced settings in CWM.

Almost forgot, when you do this it wipes all the data in your internal SD card. So make sure to back up.
I'm on ClockworkMod but trying to flash TnTLite (nervously). DO I partition the SD card BEFORE flashing TnTLite or after? What are the steps to recover if I DO get a bootloop?

The problem with backups is that partitioning wipes out the backup. THEN WHAT?

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I'm on ClockworkMod but trying to flash TnTLite (nervously). DO I partition the SD card BEFORE flashing TnTLite or after? What are the steps to recover if I DO get a bootloop?

The problem with backups is that partitioning wipes out the backup. THEN WHAT?

Droid I can do... G Tab making me antsy here

If you can do droid, you can do the Gtab. CWM works the same way. Create a back up, save it to your computer or external sd card. Now you have a back up of the stock os. After that, flash Tnt lite and if you boot loop, then partition the sd card to 2048 and 0. That should clear your bootloop.

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SO if I DO bootloop, I can still get into recovery? I was under the impression that one would have to reflash ClockworkMod if that happened and I'm not sure how that would work out.

I will flash all tomorrow when the G Tab has a full charge and so do I :P

EDIT: I didn't know you could switch SDcards... I thought they were completely separate animals, accessible by completely different methods. ???
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SO if I DO bootloop, I can still get into recovery? I was under the impression that one would have to reflash ClockworkMod if that happened and I'm not sure how that would work out.

I will flash all tomorrow when the G Tab has a full charge and so do I :P

Yeah, it'll still be there.
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DONE! Rooted & ROMmed with VegaN on it, rocks and rolls - I didn't even have to fix the market... it all just works! Daughter is well pleased, and I am grateful for all the help & support

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When installing Zpad Clean 3.0, I get the following message "assert failed: write-raw-image ("/tmp/boot.img, "boot")" and E:Error in /sdcard/sdcard1/Zpad_3_0(2).zip and (Status 7) Installation aborted.
I have installed VEGAn ok but I thought I would try the ZPad ROM.
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When installing Zpad Clean 3.0, I get the following message "assert failed: write-raw-image ("/tmp/boot.img, "boot")" and E:Error in /sdcard/sdcard1/Zpad_3_0(2).zip and (Status 7) Installation aborted.
I have installed VEGAn ok but I thought I would try the ZPad ROM.

A while back, I received that message and all I did was re-download the ROM and put it back into the internal sd card. Then I re-installed via clockwork recovery.
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Neither z4 or super one click will work. z4 starts running then the system reboots and does not root, super one click locks up at waiting for device and has to be ended.

Has Viewsonic blocked root?
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Neither z4 or super one click will work. z4 starts running then the system reboots and does not root, super one click locks up at waiting for device and has to be ended.

Has Viewsonic blocked root?
Honestly, I don't think you need a root tool to load a custom ROM. I know Tnt lite and Vegan come pre-rooted. You just need to replace the standard recovery with Clockwork mod. And you can do that by putting the update zip and recovery command file on your internal sd card (or external, depending which CWM file you are using) and rebooting into recovery. It should flash CWM and after that you can load a custom ROM. Or if you do not want to replace the standard recovery, I believe you can flash certain ROMS like TnT lite in a similar fashion.

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It won't even let me flash the recovery!
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It won't even let me flash the recovery!
Which recovery file are you using? And where are you putting the update zip?

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This one, [GUIDE] How To Install ClockworkMod - xda-developers

I am following the instructions exactly but it won't work, I get the proper messages when it tries to flash, but it won't go into recovery after that.
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I am following the instructions exactly but it won't work, I get the proper messages when it tries to flash, but it won't go into recovery after that.
So you're using the sd card method, did you try the non sd card method? That's what used since the beginning, the file is in the link I provided. The file is called cwmod_internal.zip.
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wrong box, but I tried to sideload the ezRoot and my Gtab won't parse, not a techie, don't understand superclick, any body can help. Just got the Gtab tonight.
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wrong box, but I tried to sideload the ezRoot and my Gtab won't parse, not a techie, don't understand superclick, any body can help. Just got the Gtab tonight.
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Usually parsing errors are caused by incomplete apks. I haven't used a root tool before but I know people have used Z4root successfully.

Solid posted where to get z4root. What are you trying to accomplish with the gtab? Did you want to flash a rom and get rid of the stock interface?
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So you're using the sd card method, did you try the non sd card method? That's what used since the beginning, the file is in the link I provided. The file is called cwmod_internal.zip.
I will give that a try, thanks.
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Got it to work, not sure what was wrong, but it finally took.

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Don't forget to wipe data and cache.
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To Calsnook or to anyone that wants to flash Clockwork Recovery without using a SD card.

Looks like you are having trouble loading Clockwork.

Try this to simplify things.

Don't use a SD card. Take it out of the gtablet.
  • Download the file below to your PC. It's a zip file for Clockwork mod.
  • Use Winzip to extract the two files. It should be an update.zip and a recovery folder.
  • Take those two files and side load them to your gtablet.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=478613&d=1293950847
  • After that, turn off your gtablet.
  • Then press and hold the power button and the Volume+. Keep holding it until you see the viewsonic birds.
  • Then it should install ClockworkMod.
Let me know how it goes.
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To Calsnook or to anyone that wants to flash Clockwork Recovery using a SD card.

Looks like you are having trouble loading Clockwork.
  • Download the file below to your PC. It's a zip file for Clockwork mod.
  • Use Winzip to extract the two files. It should be an update.zip and a recovery folder.
  • Using your PC take those two files and drag them to your SDcard.
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  • After that, turn off your gtablet.
  • Insert your SD card into the gtablet.
  • Then press and hold the power button and the Volume+. Keep holding it until you see the viewsonic birds.
  • Then it should install ClockworkMod.
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Hi xrm405o,
Just picked your reply at an apple store, responding on an iPad (hahahaha) I will try your latest advice.
My computer will not show the G in F: I tried it on my wives laptop and itdidn't show up there.
T he usb mass storage only shows up in the device manager, have no idea how to open it there.
At this moment I have to side load, it's so frustrating...standing here tapping here on the pad and loving the way it's responding, THIS WHAT I'm expecting from the G once rooted. I want to use it to create content, more then consume content.
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Hi xrm405o,
Just picked your reply at an apple store, responding on an iPad (hahahaha) I will try your latest advice.
My computer will not show the G in F: I tried it on my wives laptop and itdidn't show up there.
T he usb mass storage only shows up in the device manager, have no idea how to open it there.
At this moment I have to side load, it's so frustrating...standing here tapping here on the pad and loving the way it's responding, THIS WHAT I'm expecting from the G once rooted. I want to use it to create content, more then consume content.
Lol. So you tried the Nook, have a Galaxy tab and a G-tab...might as well get the Ipad.

What OS are you running on your wife's laptop? I have a XP PC and it reads my gtablet, my nook, and my droids as USB mass storages just fine without any additional drivers.

The USB mass storage that you see in the device manager what drive is it point to?
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thanks for simplifying those instructions xmr, i will add them to the original post.
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thanks for simplifying those instructions xmr, i will add them to the original post.
I thought your steps were great. This is just to elaborate on step 8. (hey that rhymes)
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I thought your steps were great. This is just to elaborate on step 8. (hey that rhymes)
gotta admit, the whole internal vs. external Clockwork install is kind of confusing. nice to have both methods explained right here for anyone looking for clarification.
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To Calsnook or to anyone that wants to flash Clockwork Recovery using a SD card.


Looks like you are having trouble loading Clockwork.
  • Download the file below to your PC. It's a zip file for Clockwork mod.
  • Use Winzip to extract the two files. It should be an update.zip and a recovery folder.
  • Using your PC take those two files and drag them to your SDcard.
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  • After that, turn off your gtablet.
  • Insert your SD card into the gtablet.
  • Then press and hold the power button and the Volume+. Keep holding it until you see the viewsonic birds.
  • Then it should install ClockworkMod.
OK. amr405o, I think the Clockwork took, I have never gotten that screen with the boot up (as per early posts). It went to the normal screen except for the recovery msg on the top left. I decided to use a memory card reader and transferred the Clock files to my sdcard there.

It took, then installed card, booted. The Clock showed up on my G (sdcard2 ESExplorer), but still zipped. I pressed on the icon the pop-up shows 'extract here", I did that and now assume the clock is loaded.

(my wife's lap is a Dell w/XP, all the same msg's. I think our laps are too old? maybe 3-4 yrs) just weird!

I have the VEGan file on the card, and when I tap the icon, it shows s screen that look like it's unzipped, but the box isn't moving just showing 100%. How do I know it's loaded, having never seen that black screen with the choices, and homepage never changed.

Now, should I delete VEGan, and load the tnt,lite and try that or what's the clue that VEGan is in? Also, after Clock load, only some Youtube plays, can't access the title box to input, it's just dark.

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OK. amr405o, I think the Clockwork took, I have never gotten that screen with the boot up (as per early posts). It went to the normal screen except for the recovery msg on the top left. I decided to use a memory card reader and transferred the Clock files to my sdcard there.

It took, then installed card, booted. The Clock showed up on my G (sdcard2 ESExplorer), but still zipped. I pressed on the icon the pop-up shows 'extract here", I did that and now assume the clock is loaded.

(my wife's lap is a Dell w/XP, all the same msg's. I think our laps are too old? maybe 3-4 yrs) just weird!

I have the VEGan file on the card, and when I tap the icon, it shows s screen that look like it's unzipped, but the box isn't moving just showing 100%. How do I know it's loaded, having never seen that black screen with the choices, and homepage never changed.

Now, should I delete VEGan, and load the tnt,lite and try that or what's the clue that VEGan is in? Also, after Clock load, only some Youtube plays, can't access the title box to input, it's just dark.

Samsung Tab going back today. Thanks thus far, still searching.
To check if clockwork is installed, power down the gtab..then power on while holding the volume + button. You should see the clockwork main menu. Solid posted a screen shot of what it looks in this thread.
If you choose to install Vegan, keep it zipped up. Don't extract the contents. Make sure clock work sees it by by choosing "install zip from sd card" in the clockwork menu. Then choose zip, then your vegan zip should show up. If it does, press the back button until you get back to the clockwork main menu then wipe data/factory reset ...let that run. Once its done, wipe cache...let that run. Then go to install zip from sd card...choose zip ...then let vegan install. Go back the clockwork main menu...then reboot. Vegan should be installed.
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OK. amr405o, I think the Clockwork took, I have never gotten that screen with the boot up (as per early posts). It went to the normal screen except for the recovery msg on the top left. I decided to use a memory card reader and transferred the Clock files to my sdcard there.

It took, then installed card, booted. The Clock showed up on my G (sdcard2 ESExplorer), but still zipped. I pressed on the icon the pop-up shows 'extract here", I did that and now assume the clock is loaded.

(my wife's lap is a Dell w/XP, all the same msg's. I think our laps are too old? maybe 3-4 yrs) just weird!

I have the VEGan file on the card, and when I tap the icon, it shows s screen that look like it's unzipped, but the box isn't moving just showing 100%. How do I know it's loaded, having never seen that black screen with the choices, and homepage never changed.

Now, should I delete VEGan, and load the tnt,lite and try that or what's the clue that VEGan is in? Also, after Clock load, only some Youtube plays, can't access the title box to input, it's just dark.

Samsung Tab going back today. Thanks thus far, still searching.
Don't unzip the update zip from the cwmod_microsd zip. You should have three things in your SDcard.

1. Update.zip
2. Recovery folder
3. Vegan.zip

That's it. Don't unzip anything else. Also I would have these three files unzipped on your laptop prior to transferring it to your SD card. Don't use ESfilemanager to lessen the confusion.
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Okay, I might have messed up again. Too many folders on my PC desktop. I wound up loading the internal Clockwork on the G card. Also on the internal card (finally understand the USB transfer), it has the VEGan file and update.

Yet, when I boot I never get that screenshot to install VEGan. Where have I gone wrong?

Should I delete the VEGan files from the internal and load again from SDcard2?

I boot pwr and +, I see a box, green arrow flowing (looks androidy), then the regular screen comes on that's it! I go to about tablet and it's still tapntap.

What am I doing wrong?
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Hold the power and + till you see the second notification in the upper left corner then release.
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Okay, I might have messed up again. Too many folders on my PC desktop. I wound up loading the internal Clockwork on the G card. Also on the internal card (finally understand the USB transfer), it has the VEGan file and update.

Yet, when I boot I never get that screenshot to install VEGan. Where have I gone wrong?

Should I delete the VEGan files from the internal and load again from SDcard2?

I boot pwr and +, I see a box, green arrow flowing (looks androidy), then the regular screen comes on that's it! I go to about tablet and it's still tapntap.

What am I doing wrong?
Don't do anything with the vegan zip, keep the vegan zip in your internal memory. When you power and volume +, does the green arrow show up again? Try it out, maybe you got clock work loaded and you don't even know it.
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Ok, held the buttons for 4 go rounds, the box and arrow came up every time...but nada, zilch...NOTHING.

I have no external card in, and the internal card shows:

FOLDERS: Android, backups, Books, DCIM, download, gtab.VEGAn.1.0, LOST.DIR

2 ZIP FOLDERS: cwmod_internal.zip gtab.VEGAn.1.00.beta5.1.user.final.zip

Do I need to delete something, put the external in with another program?

Any thoughts?
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Ok, held the buttons for 4 go rounds, the box and arrow came up every time...but nada, zilch...NOTHING.

I have no external card in, and the internal card shows:

FOLDERS: Android, backups, Books, DCIM, download, gtab.VEGAn.1.0, LOST.DIR

2 ZIP FOLDERS: cwmod_internal.zip gtab.VEGAn.1.00.beta5.1.user.final.zip

Do I need to delete something, put the external in with another program?

Any thoughts?
Ok, I see what's wrong. But I'm on the road. If no one else answers you, ill respond when I get home. You;re almost there!!!
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Ok, held the buttons for 4 go rounds, the box and arrow came up every time...but nada, zilch...NOTHING.

I have no external card in, and the internal card shows:

FOLDERS: Android, backups, Books, DCIM, download, gtab.VEGAn.1.0, LOST.DIR

2 ZIP FOLDERS: cwmod_internal.zip gtab.VEGAn.1.00.beta5.1.user.final.zip

Do I need to delete something, put the external in with another program?

Any thoughts?
ok, i think i've got this for you.

1. use your computer to extract the cwmod_internal.zip. this should result in a file called update.zip and a recovery folder
2. delete both of the .zip files currently on your internal SD card
3. copy the update.zip and recovery folder you just extracted to the root of the internal SD on your g-tab. this is the top folder, do not put it in any other sub-folder.
4. power down your g-tab and reboot into recovery (volume + and power). this should install clockworkMod
5. reboot and delete the update.zip and recovery folder from your internal SD
6. power down and reboot into recovery again, you should now get the green clockworkMod screen i put in post #9 of this thread. if you don't, stop and report back to us as the rest of the steps are not going to accomplish anything. if it does work, use the home key to select "reboot now".
7. move the VEGAn.zip back to your internal SD.
8. power down and reboot into recovery
9. refer to alternate steps 12-18 in my original post to finish everything else.

GOOD LUCK!! we're all rooting (pun intended) for you.
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