ARCHOS 97 Carbon custom firmware with root and 2 Gb space for apps, works with Arnova 9 G3 too !

ARCHOS 97 Carbon is an Android 4.0 ICS tablet featuring a great 9.7″ multipoint IPS screen, Rockchip RK2918 CPU and 1 Gb of RAM. The device comes unrooted and with a limited space for applications (500 Mb), we have modified the stock firmware to add full root, with write access to /system and 2 Gb extended space for applications. Guess what, this firmware works on Arnova 9 G3 too !

ARCHOS 97 Carbon custom firmware features

  • Full root support with writable /system partition
  • Root access is controled thru SuperSU.apk v0.95 (free version), a cool upgrade to SuperUser.apk by XDA developer Chainfire
  • Storage space for application (/data partition) extended to 2 Gb

  • Stock firmware offers about 500 Mb storage space to install applications

    Our custom firmware extends it to 2 Gb

    Testing our ARCHOS 97 Carbon rooted custom firmware on the Arnova 9 G3

    Support the project!

    If our web site and applications helped you, thanks for supporting us by donating using the Paypal form below or visiting our Donations page. Donations will be used to pay the bills for our server hosting costs, tools and purchase new tablets to support.

    Install procedure

    Before starting, please make sure you backup all your existing apps, data and files that are on your tablet as they will be erased during the flash process. Also make sure your device is connected to the power.

    Step 1. Download

    Kasty custom firmware download (version 0.42)

    kasty-arc97carbon-40-042-2G.zip

    This firmware is specific to the ARCHOS 97 CARBON and Arnova 9 G3 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.

    WE RECOMMEND TO FLASH THIS FIRMWARE ONLY IF YOU ARE ABLE TO RESCUE A BRICKED DEVICE USING ROCKCHIP FLASHING TOOLS.

    Download the file above and extract the custom firmware image (update.img) on your computer hard drive.

    Step 2. Install and run Rockchip Flashing tool

    Please follow the Rockchip Flashing tool procedure: that will explain how to download Rockchip flashing tool, unpack the archive, put your device into flashing mode and flash the custom firmware file that you have unpacked in Step 1.

    Step 3. ARCHOS 97 CARBON / Arnova 9 G3 flashing and restart

    After Rockchip flasher has transferred the custom firmware to the tablet, the device will restart and install the firmware. Finally you will be back to Arnova default startup wizard.

    You will find the 3 easy steps of the installation procedure in the following video, see how to get Google Play and root to the Arnova 9 G3 in less than 10 minutes, it works the same on the ARCHOS 97 Carbon.

    Let us know how it works for you in our ARCHOS 97 Carbon forum.

    Great thanks to BlueSKYRiver member on our forum for his help with the firmware dump and tests.