While it may not be the iPad killer or the best Android tablet on the market, the Advent Vega is definitely an impressive device for its low price, and now you can install CyanogenMod 6 on it to get rid of its heavily limited stock Android installation and get all the awesome CyanogenMod features that we all love.
CyanogenMod is our most favorite Android custom ROM here at AddictiveTips, and for good reason – it brings stability, speed and features not available in most other Android ROMs. With the plethora of Android tablets that have been surfacing recently with locked down versions of Android, it is great to see CyanogenMod being ported on these devices including Vega.
This version of CyanogenMod for Advent Vega has been built from the CyanogenMod source code by XDA-Developers forum member Apache14 and is based on CyanogenMod for the ViewSonic G Tablet. It is an unofficial version not supported by Cyanogen and his team at the moment but the developer has offered to support this build at XDA-Developers forum.
All CyanogenMod 6 features are working in this ROM except for the camera, while autorotation may or may not work, and may behave unexpectedly if it works.
The installation is pretty standard for those who have previously installed a custom ROM to an Android device. If you are unfamiliar with the steps involved, check out our detailed guide on how to install a custom ROM to your Android device.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
For those already familiar with the process, here are the brief steps:
- Download the ROM from the link given below and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Reboot your device into recovery, take a NANDROID backup, wipe data/, cache and dalvik cache.
- Flash the ROM from recovery. If you get a boot write error, just ignore it as it is expected.
- Reboot your device and you’re done. You should now have CyanogenMod 6 ROM installed on your Advent Vega.
You might face a Black Screen of Death while rebooting. In case that happens, simply reboot into recovery, restore the NANDROID backup and start over. The developer is looking into this problem and will fix it on priority. Head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers for updates, bug reports, feature requests or help with issues.