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[ ROM ] Arnova 10 G2 first custom firmware with Android Market and root
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My flash failed; I've temporarily bricked the thing.  Have the Arnova logo and about an inch of lines at the bottom; have let it sit for more than 30 minutes.  Even a pin reset gets me the same result.

 

I was finally able to get the Windows drivers to recognize an RK29 device, but every time I run RKBatchUpdate, whether from explorer or the command line, I never get the color change in #1, and when I try to load *any* image I get a message "unpacking image failed."

I know there's got to be a way to make this work; I just can't find it (possibly because there isn't much English support for the tablet).  I've flashed dozens of ROM's, kernels and mods, so I figure this is a temporary setback, but I'd appreciate any informed assistance.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Do you have to install arctools after installing the custom firmware to get the Android market?

Also can the original firmware be installed back on the tablet in case of warranty issues etc.

 

Thankyou for your great work cant wait to install it! [Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found]

Sorry I should of read further

 

/blog/featured/arnova-10-g2-first-custom-firmware-market-root/

 

Thanks again

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HalG said:

My flash failed; I've temporarily bricked the thing.  Have the Arnova logo and about an inch of lines at the bottom; have let it sit for more than 30 minutes.  Even a pin reset gets me the same result.

 

I was finally able to get the Windows drivers to recognize an RK29 device, but every time I run RKBatchUpdate, whether from explorer or the command line, I never get the color change in #1, and when I try to load *any* image I get a message "unpacking image failed."

I know there's got to be a way to make this work; I just can't find it (possibly because there isn't much English support for the tablet).  I've flashed dozens of ROM's, kernels and mods, so I figure this is a temporary setback, but I'd appreciate any informed assistance.

 

Thanks in advance.

Make sure you are using the latest RockchipBatchTool version 1.3 or version 1.4 and the related drivers.

Ealier version of the Rockchip Flashing tool won't work on Rockchip 29xx devices as the tool was made for Rockchip 28xx CPU.

We'll put a recovery/flashing RK29xx machines tutorial on the Blog by the end of the week.

 

In the meantime, you can refer to the Spanish article (see post #1) : http://www.htcmania.com/showpost.php?p=3056322&postcount=1

Using the tools from http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7MCQOUFQ archivos

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Do you have to install arctools after installing the custom firmware to get the Android market?

Also can the original firmware be installed back on the tablet in case of warranty issues etc.

 

Thankyou for your great work cant wait to install it! [Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found][Image Can Not Be Found]

Sorry I should of read further

 

/blog/featured/arnova-10-g2-first-custom-firmware-market-root/

 

Thanks again

The blog post explains it all, you first need to install the custom firmware, then install Arctools (see tutorial).

You can always rollback to Arnova 10 G2 default firmware by flashing it.

Only problem that can happen is a device brick, which will require to use Rockchip flashing tool that may be a bit tricky...

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I rooted my G2 a couple of days ago with the method explained on htcmania and i can say that it works very well......BUT!!!

There are some things you should know:

Adfree does not work, you have to manually replace the hosts file with a custom one.

and

There is no support for A2sd+ on this rom so a ext3 partition has no use......YET!

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And for those who bricked their device and can't get batchtool working, remember to plug your tab (wich must be off) in your pc WHILE pressing volume UP.

 

Only then you can the correct drivers.

 

Now i hope that some devs. find a way to expand the low system memory with a ext3/4 partition.....cuz that's the main reason for rooting my device......and the ads ofcourse 😉

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Thanks for those details Ruben. I'll put them in the RK29xx recovery blog article, to be written soon.

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Worked for me too. Thanks a lot!

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Did anyone test this on the Philly Tablet yet??? also do I need to root first and what is the procedure to root the device?

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The custom firmware is rooted, so you will get root as soon as the custom firmware is flashed on the device.

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qwik said:

Did anyone test this on the Philly Tablet yet??? also do I need to root first and what is the procedure to root the device?

Im wondering the same too? I dont want to brick my friends Philly tablet if this doesnt work...

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qwik said:

Did anyone test this on the Philly Tablet yet??? also do I need to root first and what is the procedure to root the device?

Im wondering the same too? I dont want to brick my friends Philly tablet if this doesnt work...

I finally got past all the hurdles and got the RK29 drivers to load in windows.  It had been bricked from the attempt to flash the rooted image.  I tried to flash the "updated" firmware from Arnova's site with my SD card pulled, and even watched as the update image software reported success; the unit reported that the cache and data were flashed, counted down to reboot, rebooted, and then gave me the Arnova logo with about an inch of squiggles at the bottom (which I know from experience is a state it will remain forever until rebooted and attached to a system.)

I have never seen an android device do this. There's got to be another approach, but for now, my Philly Tablet is bricked.

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HaroldG said:

Qwik said:

qwik said:

Did anyone test this on the Philly Tablet yet??? also do I need to root first and what is the procedure to root the device?

Im wondering the same too? I dont want to brick my friends Philly tablet if this doesnt work...

I finally got past all the hurdles and got the RK29 drivers to load in windows.  It had been bricked from the attempt to flash the rooted image.  I tried to flash the "updated" firmware from Arnova's site with my SD card pulled, and even watched as the update image software reported success; the unit reported that the cache and data were flashed, counted down to reboot, rebooted, and then gave me the Arnova logo with about an inch of squiggles at the bottom (which I know from experience is a state it will remain forever until rebooted and attached to a system.)

I have never seen an android device do this. There's got to be another approach, but for now, my Philly Tablet is bricked.

I am very sorry about what happened to you.

I am wondering about Phillys tablets hardware, if they are just plain Arnova 10 G2, at least they are reporting the same machine identifiers, else the Flashing wouldn't even start.

HaroldG, its probably worth trying to Flash two or tree more times. Also try to put a paperclip in the reset pinhole.

Finally, should have a look at Philly if they can provide the firmware for their device, so you can try to flash it with Rockchip tools.

Good luck.

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HaroldG said:

Qwik said:

I am very sorry about what happened to you.

I am wondering about Phillys tablets hardware, if they are just plain Arnova 10 G2, at least they are reporting the same machine identifiers, else the Flashing wouldn't even start.

HaroldG, its probably worth trying to Flash two or tree more times. Also try to put a paperclip in the reset pinhole.

Finally, should have a look at Philly if they can provide the firmware for their device, so you can try to flash it with Rockchip tools.

Good luck.

I'm not sure it's over.  I seem now to be able to consistently connect to the PC, run Rockflash, and throw an image to the system.  The "Arnova" updated image didn't boot; but it's sitting there now with a screen full of lines with the rooted image.  I'm going to let it sit for about a half hour while I go to lunch.  If it's still doing nothing, I'll call Philly News and complain. I'm guessing there's a bad memory area in the silicon.

Any estimate on how long it *should* take to fully load the new ROM?

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HaroldG said:

admin said:

HaroldG said:

Qwik said:

I am very sorry about what happened to you.

I am wondering about Phillys tablets hardware, if they are just plain Arnova 10 G2, at least they are reporting the same machine identifiers, else the Flashing wouldn't even start.

HaroldG, its probably worth trying to Flash two or tree more times. Also try to put a paperclip in the reset pinhole.

Finally, should have a look at Philly if they can provide the firmware for their device, so you can try to flash it with Rockchip tools.

Good luck.

I'm not sure it's over.  I seem now to be able to consistently connect to the PC, run Rockflash, and throw an image to the system.  The "Arnova" updated image didn't boot; but it's sitting there now with a screen full of lines with the rooted image.  I'm going to let it sit for about a half hour while I go to lunch.  If it's still doing nothing, I'll call Philly News and complain. I'm guessing there's a bad memory area in the silicon.

Any estimate on how long it *should* take to fully load the new ROM?

The flashing and reset process should just take a few minutes, probably about 5-6 minutes.
Can you check that you supplied the latest firmware on the Rockchip tool ?
http://arnovatech.com/support/updates.html?country=us&lang=en&p=2

I am not too sure about a memory error, as you can see the firmware transfer in Rockchip tool verifies the data on the device before confirming the upgrade was successfull.

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