Go Back   Android Forums > Android Tablets & MIDs > Viewsonic gTablet

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old January 6th, 2011, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 9
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Default i love my gtablet!

I just wanted to say thanks to the few people who helped me install the vegan rom. I have flash working, plus the market.

Im not even sure how viewsonic even shipped this device with the software!

Anyways thanks to everyone who helps others out on this forum. Its truly apreciated.

frock is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 6th, 2011, 07:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
Accept no imitations!
 
The_Chief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Manchester, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,959
 
Device(s): Note 3 (rooted & ROMmed), Galaxy Nexus (retired), OG Droid (retired)
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 2,486
Thanked 6,921 Times in 3,277 Posts
Default

I'm thankful to have found this forum! The xda site is over my head a lot, as they assume a lot of knowledge that many people just don't have. Here we can help each other in PLAIN ENGLISH

ROMming the GTab tomorrow!
__________________



If I have helped you at all, please click the "Thanks" button
Forum Rules & Guidelines
The_Chief is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 6th, 2011, 09:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
rushmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 7,212
 
Device(s): GS4, Excite 7.7, iPad Air, Note 2014 10.1
Carrier: VZW

Thanks: 363
Thanked 1,269 Times in 883 Posts
Default

Gtab rocks
rushmore is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 6th, 2011, 09:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
SolidOrange's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 1,640
 
Device(s): VZ Galaxy Nexus, B&N Nook Color, Viewsonic g-Tab, Logitech Revue
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 806
Thanked 1,676 Times in 659 Posts
Default

Totally with you on this one! The hardware specs combined with the completely unlocked bootloader and great dev support make it truly awesome. Everyone who has touched mine (sans extreme fanboys) has preferred it to an ipad. The viewing angle on the screen is really the only downside, but that is easily outweighed by price alone IMO.
__________________
Samsung Galaxy Nexus: Liquid ICS 1.4
B&N Nook Color: CyanogenMod 7.1
Logitech Revue: EOL'd by Logitech, but not by me.
Viewsonic g-Tab: ICS Beta - Team DRH
RETIRED: Moto Droid1, HTC Thunderbolt, Moto Droid Razr
SolidOrange is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 6th, 2011, 09:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
One bite at a time...
 
Martimus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: 'neath a cactus
Posts: 19,513
 
Device(s): Droid Razr Maxx HD (ICS 4.1.2), Motorola XOOM (ICS 4.1.1), HP TouchPad (CM 9), ASUS Infinity (JB 4.2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1,906
Thanked 4,023 Times in 2,408 Posts
martimus98
Default

The G-tab is most definitely an awesome tablet... much better than some retailers would like us to believe!
__________________
Yea though I walk through the Valley of Google I shall fear no Apple...

Advice provided comes from fellow Android enthusiasts. We're not tech support. Please do your due dilligence before implementing! And if someone helped you, please share the love with the button...
Martimus is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 6th, 2011, 10:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
xmr405o's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,153
 
Device(s): Samsung GS4 x 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 plus, Nexus 7 32gb
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1,474
Thanked 1,162 Times in 770 Posts
Default

Yup, I agree. Its the hidden gem of tablets.
__________________
My Drid does... your phne duhs...
xmr405o is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2011, 07:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
Accept no imitations!
 
The_Chief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Manchester, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,959
 
Device(s): Note 3 (rooted & ROMmed), Galaxy Nexus (retired), OG Droid (retired)
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 2,486
Thanked 6,921 Times in 3,277 Posts
Default

Not only does Viewsonic NOT lock down their bootloader, they actually have a link on their website to xda! It's like they WANT you to root & ROM the thing!

Big PLUS to VS for THAT one
The_Chief is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2011, 08:34 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
watersrules's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central FL
Gender: Male
Posts: 206
 
Device(s): RAZR Maxx,Nexus 7, Bionic,Charge,2 OG Droids,Viewsonic g-Tablet,Nabi 2
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 55
Thanked 25 Times in 23 Posts
Send a message via AIM to watersrules
Default

love this thing.. not sure why anyone would complain about having to flash and customize (as i've read in other posts).. isn't that the point? done w/ my soapbox rant.
__________________
Current: RAZR MAXX, Nexus 7, Droid Bionic - Stock, Nabi 2
Older: Charge-Tweaked v2.0, OG Droid-Pete's Bugless Beast 0.6.2.1, g-Tablet-VEGAn-Tab GingerEdition STABLE RC1
watersrules is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2011, 09:08 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
rushmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 7,212
 
Device(s): GS4, Excite 7.7, iPad Air, Note 2014 10.1
Carrier: VZW

Thanks: 363
Thanked 1,269 Times in 883 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by watersrules View Post
love this thing.. not sure why anyone would complain about having to flash and customize (as i've read in other posts).. isn't that the point? done w/ my soapbox rant.

Clockwork .8 + TnT Lite 3.14 + TnT kernel 10.9.8 = Rock solid & great performance
rushmore is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2011, 12:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: California
Posts: 13
 
Device(s): Droid X .. Android 2.3 Viewsonic. GTAB...rooted running VEGAn-Tab Build 5.1B
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I'll be the 5th to thank this site and XDA for their GTAB suggestions, directions.. roots and roms.. got my GTAB yesterday and had a smoking hot tab in 15 minutes running Vegan... thanks!
softscrubb is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 8th, 2011, 12:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
xmr405o's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,153
 
Device(s): Samsung GS4 x 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 plus, Nexus 7 32gb
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1,474
Thanked 1,162 Times in 770 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rushmore View Post
Clockwork .8 + TnT Lite 3.14 + TnT kernel 10.9.8 = Rock solid & great performance

Hey rush...let me know how 4.0 runs? I'm curious to see quadrants also with the dataloop added to TnT.
xmr405o is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2011, 12:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
Accept no imitations!
 
The_Chief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Manchester, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,959
 
Device(s): Note 3 (rooted & ROMmed), Galaxy Nexus (retired), OG Droid (retired)
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 2,486
Thanked 6,921 Times in 3,277 Posts
Default

What's the difference between the ROMs? I have found no screenshots or changelogs on any of them. I intend to flash TnTLite to my daughter's gTab (if I can ever get my hands on it again ) but am curious as to what the others have to offer.
The_Chief is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2011, 03:18 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
SolidOrange's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 1,640
 
Device(s): VZ Galaxy Nexus, B&N Nook Color, Viewsonic g-Tab, Logitech Revue
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 806
Thanked 1,676 Times in 659 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Chief View Post
What's the difference between the ROMs? I have found no screenshots or changelogs on any of them. I intend to flash TnTLite to my daughter's gTab (if I can ever get my hands on it again ) but am curious as to what the others have to offer.
While TnT lite is still based on viewsonic's stock version of tap'n'tap, VEGAn is built from the stock ROM on the Advent Vega. This gives VEGAn more stock android functionality (ie. using alternate keyboards) while losing some of the viewsonic functions (ie. removing the external SD card without powering down). While both are solid, I hate the stock TnT keyboard so VEGAn is my choice.
SolidOrange is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to SolidOrange For This Useful Post:
The_Chief (January 8th, 2011)
Old January 8th, 2011, 04:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
Accept no imitations!
 
The_Chief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Manchester, TN
Gender: Male
Posts: 8,959
 
Device(s): Note 3 (rooted & ROMmed), Galaxy Nexus (retired), OG Droid (retired)
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 2,486
Thanked 6,921 Times in 3,277 Posts
Default

Thanks Orange, we're not too keen on the TnT keyboard either so I guess we'll give Vegan a try. Never seen an Advent Vega so I have no idea what I'm getting into... can't be any worse than stock
The_Chief is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 8th, 2011, 05:15 PM   #15 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
SolidOrange's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 1,640
 
Device(s): VZ Galaxy Nexus, B&N Nook Color, Viewsonic g-Tab, Logitech Revue
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 806
Thanked 1,676 Times in 659 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The_Chief View Post
Thanks Orange, we're not too keen on the TnT keyboard either so I guess we'll give Vegan a try. Never seen an Advent Vega so I have no idea what I'm getting into... can't be any worse than stock
VEGAn comes with the stock froyo keyboard which is miles ahead of the TnT one, but I have found that the gingerbread keyboard here is even better. It only takes up about a third of the screen compared to almost half with the TnT or froyo ones and it is actually easier to type on IMO.
SolidOrange is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 9th, 2011, 12:08 AM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
rushmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 7,212
 
Device(s): GS4, Excite 7.7, iPad Air, Note 2014 10.1
Carrier: VZW

Thanks: 363
Thanked 1,269 Times in 883 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xmr405o View Post
Hey rush...let me know how 4.0 runs? I'm curious to see quadrants also with the dataloop added to TnT.
I have not updated, since happy with TnT Lite 3.14 and the 10.9.8 kernel. My thoughts are the data loop mod is more a placebo than actual performance improvements. Very suspicious due to no apparent impact on battery and no bridge to what operations take advantage of the mod.

That said, fold are reporting even faster PSX performance.......
rushmore is offline  
Last edited by rushmore; January 9th, 2011 at 06:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Tablets & MIDs > Viewsonic gTablet
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:31 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.