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The Bootloader “wars” continue!
UPDATED July 25, 2011: I now recommend that you STAY at the 1.2 bootloader.
If I have version 1.2 should I downgrade? Or, if I have v.1.1 should I upgrade? With all the hoopla about the “new” v.1.2 bootloader loaded on the current Viewsonic G-Tablets (& some other Tegra2 tablets), I decided to check out what version 1.2 looks like – and if there is any benefit over the 1.1 version. Note: Flashing a ROM developed for one bootloader on a GTab loaded with the other will often “soft-brick” the device – they are NOT compatible.
The basic question to ask is: What ROM do you want?
- If you want to flash the CyanogenMod 7 ROM, then you should go with the 1.1 bootloader (since that is what they officially support.)
- If you want to flash Honeycomb or one of the growing number of other 1.2-based ROMs, then go with the 1.2 bootloader.
In either case, I recommend that you visit our “NVFlash for Dummies” page to start. From there, you can make the decision.