(update) Arnova 9 G2 tablets now with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)


The Arnova 9 G2 is a great 9.7″ inches IPS screen tablet that still runs on the outdated Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. We’ve heard from Italian users on androidiani.com forum about some Arnova 9 G2 devices now sold with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

Update 2012/05/15: Arnova 9 G2i (ICS model) firmware is confirmed to work on the regular Arnova 9 G2 (running Android 2.3 Gingerbread)

A custom (read unofficial) firmware for ICS installation on Arnova 9 G2 models will be released soon.

Coincidentally, an Arnova 9 G2i is recently being listed in the supported devices in Appslib, Archos own Marketplace.
Arnova 9 G2 and 9 G3 family on Appslib: Arnova 9 G3, Arnova 9 G2i, Arnova 9 G2, Arnova 9 G2 CD

Does the “new” Arnova 9 G2 running ICS have the same hardware has the Arnova 9 G2, can we install the ICS firmware on the existing 9 G2 running Gingerbread ? Please check back our site and forum for some answers soon 😉

As the Arnova 9 G2 prices are going down, the updated 9 G2 model may be an economical alternative to the new Arnova 9 G3 update which offers 1 Gb of RAM and Android 4.0 ICS.

Arnova 9 G3 Settings / About screen from col2802

Thanks to globula_neagra for the tip.


  1. Hello, I have istalled ICS on my arnova 9 G2, it’s good, just a problem, the videos on youtube or other similar site work but when i put fullscreen, only sound work : no videos, there is a black screen with sound. I have installed adobe flash 10.3 then 11 but the problem is still here.
    Do you have the same problem? What is the solution?

  2. The ROM works! It is ICS. I am not allowed to post links here but I now have a FULLY ROOTED 9G2 ICS ROM available. I am going to see if I can port this to other Arnova Tablets. I doubt it will work though as the Kernel could be a problem.
    Why do all the support poeple at UK and US call in numbers deny this ROM exists? They flat out say Arnova is NOT releasing a ROM for the 9G2 with ICS. Seems Archos support (who supports Arnova customers) is not well informed. All I can tell them is I have it IN HAND. Seems like Arnova and Archos needs to get thier act together so the support people do not sound like idiots……


    • Bob,

      Well, I think they are sort of right. There is a so-called “Special Edition” of the Arnova 9G2 which runs Android 4.0 ICS. This ROM will not be officially downloadable for the Gingerbread Arnova 9G2 models, but will be made available by you(you added root, from what I read now 😉 ) and Arctablet. The ROM can be easily installe with help of RKFlashingtool, but it is still not officially supported by Archos Group. Actually, their support people don’t sound that stupid, the question is why it should go this way.

    • That´s amazing Bob! Hopefully you can find a way to get to work on the 10G2, so that we can finally settle down with a good, stable rom for our 10G2´s and we won´t have to switch roms constantly! 😀 Keep up the good work my man! It is much appreciated! 😉

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