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Hi

 

Have you an idea for the root ?

 

Good or not good ?

http://tablette-chinoise.net/rooter-sa-tablette-onda-v812-v972-t962

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Most Allwinner A31 based devices (like Onda tablets) come rooted by default on recent firmwares, so it may be the case for the ARCHOS 97 Platinum. Otherwise the regular Allwinner A31 root method should work.

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I have read about a possible rooted and compatible firmware update on archoslounge.net (forum in French), no feedback has been given yet.

 

The test firmware is available for download here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w7wr50crslzcwph/archos-4.2.2.img

It's an Onda v972 modified firmware (version 3.2.1) with root, TWRP Recovery and few mods to make it compatible with ARCHOS 97 Platinum.

Flash with PhoenixSuite (tutorial)

 

Cheers.

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Hi,

 

I haven't been able to obtain root on my Archos 97 Platinum with any of the methods I found (vroot Chinese software, Onda update patch, etc). PhoenixSuite could not recognize the tablet initially due to having the wrong Windows drivers, but VRoot installed the drivers automagically.

 

I am not ready to go for full ROM replacement since I mostly use the table for media and Archos is supposedly better in that respect. Have you found out another way to root the 97 Platinum while keeping the original Archos  ROM?


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Hello,

 

Writing this on my updated Archos 97 Platinum with the Onda ROM linked two posts above. I am extatic -- the tablet has become a zillion times more responsive and is a pleasure to use now more than ever!

 

Thanks a lot for making this ROM, I will be glad to share more details about the firmware update and my experience with the tablet later!

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Archer007 said
Hello,

 

Writing this on my updated Archos 97 Platinum with the Onda ROM linked two posts above. I am extatic -- the tablet has become a zillion times more responsive and is a pleasure to use now more than ever!

 

Thanks a lot for making this ROM, I will be glad to share more details about the firmware update and my experience with the tablet later!

Oh wow, you were able to use a rooted Onda firmware on the Platinum 97? I'll be very interested in hearing more details about the process and your experience with it. Any issues with the camera? Battery life? Micro SD? Onda stated that the V972 only supports up to 32GB micro sd while Archos stated that the Platinum 97 can support up to 64GB micro sd. Thanks!

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So two days ago I gave up on trying to root the Archos 97 Platinum and went for a ROM replacement. Here's what I did.

I am on Windows 7 Home, and have used firmware, software tools, and instructions linked here and elsewhere on the internet.

  1. First, download the ROM image linked in the admin post above from https://www.dropbox.com/s/w7wr50crslzcwph/archos-4.2.2.img
  2. Download PhoenixSuite mentioned in the same post.
  3. Previously, I had managed to get adb to talk to the tablet (drivers were missing initially and I believe VRoot managed to recognize the tablet and install them automatically). I don't know if the drivers would be an issue since Phoenixsuite searched for drivers as well. I'd recommend getting working adb first just in case.
  4. Charge the tablet to 90%+
  5. Turn off the tablet completely.
  6. Start PhoenixSuite
  7. Select the .img file in the second tab of PhoenixSuite
  8. Press and keep pressing the Home button of the Archos
  9. Insert the micro USB connecting to your computer to the tablet
  10. Press some 10 times on the tablet power button within 8-10 seconds.
  11. At that point the upload starts automatically, but I failed the first time. I restarted from the computer, and it started again, this time to completion (a couple of minutes).
  12. The tablet restarted automatically and went either in Team Windows Recovery or a bootloop, I don't remember which. If it was recovery, I must have selected "reboot" without wiping data and Dalvik cache first which was a mistake.
  13. In any case, after sucessfully flashing the ROM I ended up in a bootloop with a cute, albeit too young, chinese girl on the screen. This didn't go away after several attempts to restart.
  14. Finally I wisened up and booted again into recovery. To do that, press and hold the Home key, then press for 6-7 seconds the power button and release, while still holding Home pressed. After the recovery page image shows up, let go of the Home and navigate with the touch screen.
  15. Wipe cache, data, Dalvik cashe.
  16. Reboot. It boots pretty fast in Android 4.2.2 set up in Chinese.
  17. Change the language to your preference. 
  18. Optional -- install the root update from the post in this thread: http://www.arctablet.com/blog/featured/root-onda-v812-onda-v972-and-allwinner-a31-based-tablets/
  19. Enjoy!

My observations are that the tablet is vastly more responsive; the stock browser just flies! The camera works although I was getting strange aspect ratios with video, YMMV. I am not going to be using this camera for anything but Skype, so I don't care mush. SD card works fine but I haven't tested 64GB (waiting for a 32GB one tomorrow).

The one issue I have encountered is with Netflix, some movies which used to play before now freeze after a couple of minutes, not a dealbreaker but annoying. Talked with Netflix about a solution, hoping on a new version of the app.

The battery life seems slighly improved upon heavy use, maybe up to 4 hours but don't quote me on that. It is however phenomenal in stand by -- 10 hours with only 1-2% drop! The old Archos firmware would suck up the entire battery for only a few hours on standby!

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I did some AnTuTu benchmarking, basically on par with Nexus 7 (2013), the images are here:

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Doppio, thank you for your comprehensive review! It is very helpful.

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Impressed with your success I too updated my tablet and rooted apparently successfully.

However on boot the oriental young lady is still there (no real problem) but the chinese apps are as well.

Dare I remove them??

The camera does not work so I installed the latest version of gallery but it declares no sd card and  there is

a 32Gb card to be seen from ES explorer.

Clearly I need help - Anyone willing ??

Thanks in anticipation

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I removed all apps in Chinese, I haven't changed the camera or gallery app though and they are working. The camera also saves to the SD card, /mnt/extsd/. Could this be a model difference?

 

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Thanks Doppio

I reverted to gallery 1.1.4000 and the sd card now mounts.

I am currently backing up with Titanium B/up and then I will remove the chinese apps if I can.

What tools did you use please?

Cheers

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Knowing that I could easily flash the ROM again, I just went on and uninstalled the apps from the ES app manager, choosing system apps and ignoring any warnings that followed. I started each app to get a better idea what they do and make sure I didn't want them before removing. Backing up first would be prudent, of course.

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Successful completion of the upgrade.

Thanks for all the help

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Recently bought Archos 97 Platinum HD

Although this tablet looks very nice and has excellent screen I was unhappy it comes with Andorid 4.1 and frequent lagging.

Fortunately I found this post with links to Android 4.2.2 ROM

Followed Doppio's the instructions and with success - with Android 4.2.2 the same tablet is WAY more responsible than with Archos 4.1 Android before.

And I'm also very happy with new 4.2 new features like multiuser support.

 

Regards,

Märt

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Hi, please could you tell me if is this for the Platinum 97 or 97b?

Doppio said
So two days ago I gave up on trying to root the Archos 97 Platinum and went for a ROM replacement. Here's what I did.

I am on Windows 7 Home, and have used firmware, software tools, and instructions linked here and elsewhere on the internet.

    1. First, download the ROM image linked in the admin post above from https://www.dropbox.com/s/w7wr50crslzcwph/archos-4.2.2.img
      1. Download PhoenixSuite mentioned in the same post.
        1. Previously, I had managed to get adb to talk to the tablet (drivers were missing initially and I believe VRoot managed to recognize the tablet and install them automatically). I don't know if the drivers would be an issue since Phoenixsuite searched for drivers as well. I'd recommend getting working adb first just in case.
          1. Charge the tablet to 90%+
            1. Turn off the tablet completely.
              1. Start PhoenixSuite
                1. Select the .img file in the second tab of PhoenixSuite
                  1. Press and keep pressing the Home button of the Archos
                    1. Insert the micro USB connecting to your computer to the tablet
                      1. Press some 10 times on the tablet power button within 8-10 seconds.
                        1. At that point the upload starts automatically, but I failed the first time. I restarted from the computer, and it started again, this time to completion (a couple of minutes).
                          1. The tablet restarted automatically and went either in Team Windows Recovery or a bootloop, I don't remember which. If it was recovery, I must have selected "reboot" without wiping data and Dalvik cache first which was a mistake.
                            1. In any case, after sucessfully flashing the ROM I ended up in a bootloop with a cute, albeit too young, chinese girl on the screen. This didn't go away after several attempts to restart.
                              1. Finally I wisened up and booted again into recovery. To do that, press and hold the Home key, then press for 6-7 seconds the power button and release, while still holding Home pressed. After the recovery page image shows up, let go of the Home and navigate with the touch screen.
                                1. Wipe cache, data, Dalvik cashe.
                                  1. Reboot. It boots pretty fast in Android 4.2.2 set up in Chinese.
                                    1. Change the language to your preference. 
                                      1. Optional -- install the root update from the post in this thread: http://www.arctablet.com/blog/featured/root-onda-v812-onda-v972-and-allwinner-a31-based-tablets/
                                        1. Enjoy!

                                        My observations are that the tablet is vastly more responsive; the stock browser just flies! The camera works although I was getting strange aspect ratios with video, YMMV. I am not going to be using this camera for anything but Skype, so I don't care mush. SD card works fine but I haven't tested 64GB (waiting for a 32GB one tomorrow).

                                        The one issue I have encountered is with Netflix, some movies which used to play before now freeze after a couple of minutes, not a dealbreaker but annoying. Talked with Netflix about a solution, hoping on a new version of the app.

                                        The battery life seems slighly improved upon heavy use, maybe up to 4 hours but don't quote me on that. It is however phenomenal in stand by -- 10 hours with only 1-2% drop! The old Archos firmware would suck up the entire battery for only a few hours on standby!

                                        50BHxYm.pngImage Enlarger

                                         

                                        I did some AnTuTu benchmarking, basically on par with Nexus 7 (2013), the images are here:

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                                        doH7MSq.pngImage Enlarger

                                         

                                         

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