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Old January 7th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to re-image the g-tab to give to my daughter as a educational tool (she's 5). I want a fast image that is stable that won't go to sleep (forever) on here. I tried the Vegan-Tab 7 (GB). I love the image, and it's fast! But, it goes to sleep all the time and I have to reset it. If there is a way to fix that, I'd be happy to stick with it. It's so nice.

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Old January 8th, 2013, 12:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've got SmoOth Bean 4.1.2 ver 1.5 on mine right now, it's a Jellybean 4.1.2 CyanogenMod base. Out of the box the rom is pretty good, if you've messed with rom hacking before I can give you a couple tips to make it better. It's a big change from Tap-N-Tap though, and I'm not talking the interface. It's also not as snappy as it could be, being unofficial and lacking the proper drivers to work perfectly. It's usable, but I never tried Angry Birds on it and it may not do well with that.

Mountain Laurel is another good one, based off the stock Viewsonic Froyo firmware. If you want something you won't have to mess with then this is the one I'd recommend. It'll be pretty fast and being based on stock firmware it's got all the right parts in all the right places.

This unnamed rom is similar to the stock Viewsonic one, but a more advanced version than they ever put out. It came from a Hanspree tablet and was modded to play nice on the gtab. It's also Froyo.

edit: I realize this isn't quite what you asked for, but with the intent being to give it to a kid my opinion is a more solid or more actively developed rom would be better than a Gingerbread one.
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do either of the Froyo builds you mentioned have the google play app. That is important to me.
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do either of the Froyo builds you mentioned have the google play app. That is important to me.
Yes. Mountain Laurel will be the easiest of the two to deal with as far as Play goes. When you install it it'll have the old Market app installed, which will self-update to Play after a short while. (before it was Play it was Market) You may need to start the Market app once to get the update to kick in.

The other one has it as well, but the market in that one is semi-broken and harder to fix. The one in Mountain Laurel is fixable if needed with directions right in the post you'd download it from, but with the Olympus mod he mentions having already incorporated it may be fine from the start.

Please follow the directions for installing the rom carefully. Read twice install once.
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