Beta ICS ROM Comes to the Viewsonic G-Tablet

February 7, 2012
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The G-Tablet was one of very first Tegra 2 tablets, long before the Motorola Xoom appeared. Unfortunately this also meant that it came with an un-optimized version of Android for tablets. To make matters worse, Google didn’t open source Android 3.0 or Honeycomb, so it wasn’t available for the G-tablet, because only a few manufacturers had early access to it.

Others have tried putting custom versions of Honeycomb on it, but it kept being limited by the performance and bugs of Honeycomb, plus the fact that Honeycomb wasn’t fully open source. The G-Tablet was a decent tablet for its price, so it couldn’t just be forgotten by passionate developers.

Now, thanks to Team DRH you can put a custom ICS ROM that is in beta stage and completely changes how the G-tablet works (for the better). Not everything works perfectly, but the most important stuff seems to work. Here’s the full list of what works and what doesn’t:

WHAT WORKS

  • WIFI
  • Hardware Acceleration
  • Sleep!
  • Sensors
  • Sound
  • Capacitive Buttons (work for a bit then crash)
  • Hardware Buttons
  • HDMI Video (possibly sound?) If you have a dock/cable let me know.
  • USB Flash Drives
  • Proper SD Card Mounts
  • HD Videos
  • More to come…

WHAT’S NOT WORKING

  • Camera
  • USB Has Issues
  • Bluetooth
  • Microphone
  • Possible ROM Slowdowns
  • For those of you who installed my GPS mod, it is not functioning at the moment but it will be added soon.
  • More to come…

Follow the source below to see how to install it on your G-tablet and get all the necessary files:

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