ARNOVA firmwares updates – Official Arnova 10d G3 firmware available


This page lists the firmwares made available by Arnova for their products thru the Support/Downloads section on their website. If you are looking to get Google Play (formerly Android Market) on your tablet, please refer to our custom firmware section.

Latest firmware updates

– 2012/09/26: Arnova Childpad (capacitive model with Alvin UI) firmware now available on Arnova website
– 2012/11/07: Arnova 10d G3 firmwares now available on Arnova website
– 2012/07/12: Arnova 7b G3 and Arnova 8 G3 firmwares now available on Arnova website
– 2012/06/22: Arnova Childpad (resistive model) firmware now available on Arnova website
This release is the first public firmware made available for an Arnova G3 device. It will hopefully fix some problems we reported with the parent control software.
– 2012/05/02: Arnova 7b G2 firmware (capacitive model) now available on Arnova website
Arnova did not even mention which model (resistive or capacitive) tablet was concerned by this update, we have verified it’s for the capacitive model, don’t use it on a resistive Dual Touch (7b G2 DT).
Arnova 7e G2 DT (Dual Touch) firmware now available on Arnova website
– 2012/05/02: Arnova 8 G2 and Arnova 8 G2 DT firmwares now available on Arnova website

Available firmwares for Arnova tablets

Arnova G3 and Arnova Childpad firmwares

Release dateFirmware fileVersion info
Release notes
Arnova 10d G3

November 7, 
Arnova ChildPad capacitive model (with Alvin UI)

September 26, 2012update.img 
Arnova ChildPad resistive model

June 21, 2012update.img 
Arnova 8 G3

July 12, 2012update.img 
Arnova 7b G3

July 12, 2012update.img 

Arnova G2 firmware updates

Release dateFirmware fileVersion info
Release notes
Arnova 10 G2

October 10, 2011update.img 
Arnova 10 G2 (Philadelphia Inquirer edition)

February 10, 2012update.img 
Arnova 7 G2

January 4, 2012update.imgVersion 2011.12.13
Support for ARCHOS G9 3G Stick (via USB host cable)
Flash™ 11.1 compatible
Minor bugs fixed
Arnova 7b G2 (capacitive model)

December 29, 2011update.imgVersion 2011.12.29
Initial firmware release
A70HT3 V1.0.9 eng.root.20111229.084305
Arnova 7e G2 DT (Dual Touch)

December 22, 2011update.imgVersion 2011.12.22
Initial firmware release
Arnova 8 G2 (capacitive model)

December 13, 2011update.imgVersion 2011.12.13
Initial firmware release
Arnova 8 G2 DT (resistive)

December 26, 2011update.imgVersion 2011.12.26
Initial firmware release

Older Arnova (Gen1) firmware updates

Release dateFirmware fileVersion info
Release notes
Arnova 7

July 18, 2011update.img 
Arnova 8

November 23, 2011update.imgFirmware version 1.0.3
Build number V0.18.ECLAIR.eng.root.20110920.174256
Arnova 84

July 18, 2011update.img 
Arnova 10

November 17, 2011update.img 
Arnova 10b

July 18, 2011update.img 

To update your firmware, you can use the procedure, as detailed on Arnova’s website or using Rockchip flashing tools.


Custom firmware with Google Play for your Arnova G1, Arnova G2, Arnova G3 tablet

If you are looking for a custom firmware to install Google Play (formerly Android Market) on your Arnova G1, Arnova G2 or Arnova G3 tablet, please refer to the “Tablets” menu above to find your device in the list, so you will access the custom firmware.

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  1. I have a ChildPad without firmware in front of me. How do I know if it is capacitive or resistive? Do I have to download both gigantic firmwares from your slow server?
    There is no visual difference in your table.
    Thank you (for an answer and for wasting my time downloading both).
    Because it is so confusing, the people download from third person websites, maybe introducing virii into their system.

  2. Arnova 8 G2 (capacitive model) & Arnova 8 G2 DT (resistive)
    this same firmwar
    where is deff !!!!
    i need frimwar for my tablet
    Arnova 8 G2 dual touch with 4 gb capacity
    model: an8g2dt
    i am tested this Arnova 8 G2 (capacitive model) but not work (touch screen not work)
    i need this Arnova 8 G2 DT (resistive) for test agine
    plz help me

  3. I have tried to access Google Play with my new Arnova ChildPad tablet (capacitive display), model number: AN7DG3 by updating a new firmware via these web pages (a firmware package ->

    Problem: unfortunately after flash-operation, display has freezed, cannot make any touch commands from it. I have also tried to flash back an original image but without success.

    Now I have new ChildPad tablet which is not working any more 🙁

    Any tips, what I can do?

  4. I just updated the firmware on my new Arnova 10 G2 tablet w/ that offered @ the Arnova website. The process was fast, it did erase the OS & install the updated one. I lost all my games that came w/ the Tablet that were included when I bought it last week. Now I’m wishing I hadn’t updated the firmware.
    My Videos & gallery pictures were saved though.
    It also appears that its using less RAM now too.

    • From what I have seen using this updated firmware for these past 12 days…

      IT is buggy as heck.
      I would not suggest updating ones firmware w/ this one.
      *Last night trying to download & install using the “AppsLib” to Dl I kept getting the “make sure you have free space & try again – download unsuccessful” popup messages.
      I checked & found that I have: Nand flash- 2.7GB free, SD card – 14.62GB free, Internal storage – 178MB free. So I dumped a 70.4MB video & copied the music folder to the SD drive then went back & deleted the songs from the onboard music folder.
      Tried to Dl the files again & received the same warnings.
      *The home button doesn’t work very well anymore.

  5. I would like to know this as well. One thing that I DID notice was the keyboard change (originally some numbers were missing as (1,2,missing, 4, 5, missing 6-9, 0) “hard pressed” but now the full range of 1-9,0 is displayed)… so there are probably other changes as well.

    What I dont understand is why when I check About device, the android version is still 2.3.1… Does any one know how to update to 2.3.4 ???

  6. I copied the file over and my system asked if i wanted to install the new firmware and I hit yes. My Arnova 10 was plugged into DC power as well. It shut down and it’s been 2.5 hours now and it still hasn’t come back up. The red light is on showing that it’s charging but I can’t get it to boot back up. Any suggestions?

    • Arnova web site does not show version or changelog for the firmwares, so this won’t be easy.
      You can eventually rely on the firmware build date from the Settings / About menu and compare it with Arnova firmware release date, but this gives just an idea.

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