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Thanks to Morka, some Arnova G2 tablets are now getting MorkaMod custom firmware that brings Android 3 Honeycomb graphical user interface on the devices. Supported Arnova G2 tablets are currently Arnova 7 G2 and Arnova 8 G2 as final version, Arnova 9 G2 and Arnova 10 G2 as test version. This project is still in a Proof Of Concept phase to demonstrate the use of the Rockchip 2.1 SDK on Arnova G2 tablets, it’s not completely stable, but yet very promising.

Latest news

What’s new 2012.02.24 for Arnova MorkaMod
Fixed themes ics
Fixed home button
Fixed youtube with flash player 11
Fix all the problem
Arnova 10G2 in final version
Arnova 9G2 in final version
For the 7G2, 9G2 and 10G2 not yet resolved the status bar for full screen
Button Savior install to fix this issue Thanx Pulster for the tip.

What’s new 2012.02.21 for Arnova MorkaMod:
Updated in SDK 2.1.3 ( rk29_gingerbread_v2.10.03 )
Fixed camera in video mode (but not recording problem of encoding library)
Addition of hardware acceleration 1024p
Zipalign all files
Restoration of the theme of this style ics for sdk 2.1.3
All application are installed google update
Better stability than the old version
News beta test for Arnova9G2
For the 7G2 and 10g2 not yet resolved the status bar for full screen
Button Savior install to fix this issue Thanx Pulster for the tip.

MorkaMod latest info
MorkaMod for Arnova 7 G2SDK.2.1.3.Arnova.7G2.UI.3.Final.img
MorkaMod for Arnova 8 G2SDK.2.1.3.Arnova.8G2.UI.3.Final.img
MorkaMod for Arnova 9 G2 (test firmware)SDK.2.1.3.Arnova.9G2.UI.3.Final.img
MorkaMod for Arnova 10 G2 (test firmware)SDK.2.1.3.Arnova.10G2.UI.3.Final.img
MorkaMod Forum discussionBlog article

Main firmware features

  • Honeycomb like GUI on Android 2.3 system
  • Market 3.4.4
  • Flash Player 11 (update with market)
  • 1.3 GB of free memory for applications
  • Video Hardware acceleration (720p)
  • New Boot Animation
  • semi root access
  • Improved recovery module (in the works)

  • Supported devices

    On the Arnova 8 G2:

    On the Arnova 7 G2:

    On the Arnova 10 G2:

    This firmware is specific to the Arnova 7 G2, Arnova 8 G2 for the final version, and Arnova 10 G2 for the test version, it 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.

    Custom firmware demo video by Morka

    More firmware pictures


    Feel free to stop by on our forum to thank Morka for this great work.
    Look for updates and support for more Arnova G2 devices !

    30 COMMENTS

    1. Looks nice, however:
      1. Maps doesn’t work (google.android.apps.maps stopped)
      2. Gallery doesn’t work (com.cooliris.media stopped)

      Any idea when Gingerbread Morkamod will be finished testing?

      • Hi. There are many RK2918 machines with the GC800 graphics which are running Android 4.0 now. I’ve even got the .img files for one of them. How hard would it be to port Android 4.0 to the Arnova 7 and 2 G2 models if Archos are taking their time to do it themselves? Is there any chance that a .img file for another RK2918 + GC800 machine would just run? Any ideas appreciated.

        • That’s quite right, and there are already some tests in that direction.
          There are still many problems to fix as all RK2918 devices aren’t the same and there are always some modifications to get the system running on our Arnova hardware.
          We’ll post some news here when major progress is made !

    2. It is really a great firmware!! I like it very much!!

      I had installed this on my Arnova 10G2 Device and found the following issues:
      1. The boot up time is around 10 minutes
      2. When using Google Talk, I cannot perform video conference (luckily Skype does work)
      3. The Camera does not work (pop up with exception and then terminate)
      4. The Photo Gallery does not work (pop up with exception and then terminate)
      5. Google Street View does not work (pop up with exception and then terminate)

      As it is really a good firmware, I will keep using it on my device. Do hope the above issues can be fixed very soon

      Thank you very much for your great work!!

    3. The file has the kernels of the three devices, delete the leftover. Arnova 7 g2 work fine, previous image market malfunctioning, status bar disappears. Thanks for your excellent work. sorry my english(google translator)

      • was a known bug, sorry .7G2 for blocking the status bar for full screen mode without tablet function buttons idea of Reisen Inaba was a known bug, sorry. As I can put the original status bar?

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