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I had to reflash (and unbrick it) again, I've posted my findings in this thread : [[** please register to see this link **]]
Right, more about the rooted firmware. It's very nice and fast (hadn't got the time to upgrade it to the latest version from Archos) Got directory bind to work so that is one Win for everyone !
Thanks for making this root possible!
Last edited by gpusert on 2012/12/30 - 22:48
Great firmware, fast and fluid. The whole system is more responsive. I can now move apps to the 32Gb/Go SD card whereas on the release firmware I could not.
The mapping tool doesn't cause the lag that was present in the original release firmware and also the gamesrun smoother. Brolglia's emulators run smooth with linear filtering, 4:3, 44 kHz sound, with and without the mapping tool. Quite weird how only the GBA and GBC ones want to work natively with the buttons and the rest doesn't despite you can configure the buttons in the same way and they seem to be recognised. An emulator issue for sure as this also was the case on other firmeare and other devices.
The unit has become very desirable and functional. Great job from both Archos and the community. And I have to do a new review on it as this makes it a completely different and vastly better experience.
If you want to play with Brolglia's emulators without the archos mapping tool (native buttons), you have to set in the main menu of some emulators (Snes9x EX, MD.emu, NES.emu,…) under Input/Player Mapping "HID Gamepad 2" the Port to 1 instead of 2. It seems that due the great number of buttons the gamepad split them virtually into 2 input devices
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Extra tipp: in the Options -> Viedeo menu set the Frameskip to zero (0) in Snes9x EX and it will run much smoother in some Games (Super Mario World or Donkey Kong Contry for example) but leave the Process Priority to "Normal" in the System menu!
Last edited by DarkJoker on 2013/01/03 - 10:16
Rooting worked fine here, coming from Stock FW 1.0. My GamePad came with a faulty USB cable first, whenever connecting it to the PC, it gave me an error the device couldn't be recognised. Got a new cable, everything worked fine.
For anybody having problems with connecting their device to the PC, maybe after installing the wrong drivers, I can recommend USBDEVIEW, it allows you to deinstall USB drivers from devices connected in the past from your Windows. Has to be used with caution, but helped me a few times in the past with other Android devices under Windows.
I totally don't know what to do anymore, I tried flashing that custom rom with restore, it deleted everything but now it wont start, black screen. I dont get the flash to success. I erased the IDB with the RK android tool, which worked, then reflashing but everytime it stucks at 'preparing idb – fail' i tried 2 different cables, wich are both good, tried 2 computers (mine is win7 x64) and all usb-ports… now i use the good usb cable (htc one) and the best usb port (directly on the motherboard – layer 2-1) but everytime i get 'preparing idb – fail'. I dont know what to do anymore… Can someone help? maybe on Skype? (pn me for the name).
Hi, I'm in the same situation as you! I will try to re-save tonight, but in the meantime, when you say you have removed the IDB is the Root software, or other? Because I had downloaded another to do this, but it did not recognize my Archos … If is is another, can you give me the link so I try tonight please? I hope that our shelves are not vow to be thrown …
I can try it im German so beware of bad English sometimes ^^
1. search for the best usb port on your PC (on the back, one that is directly on the mainboard)
2. take your best usb cable (maybe test it with other devices)
3. open your pad carefully (best way is with a credit card )
4. open the cover over the chips carefully (like in the tutorial wich was posted here)
5. plug in usb, while batch tool is opened, hold down volume -
6. release the volume rocker, and carefully, slowly sweep over the contacts of the SANDISK chip, right side of the chip when you can read the label on it. (with a iron nail, screwdriver or smth. )
7. Do 6. until the first box in the tool turns BLUE (not green ^^ )
8. choose your firmware ( I used the rooted from this post)
9. click restore
10. Pray an wait
11. if it worked, close the Pad and enjoy
P.S.: I erased the IDB with RK Android Tool v1.35
Last edited by Peaceman1995 on 2013/01/06 - 16:47
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