Arnova 8 custom firmware with Android Market and root – Looking for testers

Update 2011/04/27: the Android 2.1 Eclair custom firmware for Arnova 8 has been released.

We are working hard during this Easter holidays to bring Android Market and Root access to your Arnova 8 device. We have made good progress so far and need a few users to help us testing the firmware before making a public release. Please leave a comment in this article if you want to help, we will get back to you with the firmware download link.

This firmware is specific to the Arnova 8 and should not be installed on other devices.

WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DEVICE.

THIS FIRMWARE UPDATE IS USED AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Firmware update procedure:

  • Connect your device to the electricity socket, fully charge it and leave the socket connected
  • Unzip the update.img file out of the zip archive
  • Copy the img file to the root of your device
  • Unmount USB on your device, it should give a prompt similar to this one:
  • Push the Install button and follow the update procedure
  • You can also refer to our flashing procedure page for more details.