Latest product reviews
ARCHOS 50 Diamond
ARCHOS GamePad2
ARCHOS
Smartphones
ARCHOS
TV Connect
ARCHOS 101 XS

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?

ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery easy install for RK3066 and RK3188 -- TWRP/CWM Flash-Tool and root for RK3288

 Please donate to support OMA and CrewRKTablets firmware work, thank you !

sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Installing Android Market on your Arnova 10 G2 in less than 10 mins with the EZ custom firmware
sp_BlogLinkWhite Read the original blog post
Avatar
admin

admin
Forum Posts: 5871
Member Since:
2010/09/11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks Received: 3163
1
2012/02/10 - 20:25
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Image Enlarger

We have received many comments from Arnova 10 G2 users on how complex it is for them to flash a custom firmware. While we are working on better documentation and tutorials for the flashing procedure, we decided to make a very simple firmware that is very similar to the default one from Arnova and very easy to install. This article will tell you more about our Kasty EZ firmware, to get you a working Google Play (formerly Android Market) on your Arnova 10 G2 Tablet in less than 10 minutes just from your tablet, without any drivers or computer needed.

This firmware is made for and has been tested only on Arnova 10 G2 tablets with 8 Gb Flash storage. It should not be used on other tablets, especially Philadelphia Inquirer or HSN models that would loose their default software.

Install procedure

Before starting, please make sure you backup all your existing apps, data and files that are on your tablet as they will be erased during the flash process. Also make sure your device is connected to the power.

Step 1. Flashing the firmware

Run Appslib that can be found in the applications on your tablet. While in Appslib, search for "Arctools" application, you should get "ArcTools – Google Play / Android Market & Apps installer" in the list, download, install and run the application.
In Arctools, go to Firmware tab, select "Arnova 10 G2 EZ custom firmware 1.2" (or more recent than 1.2 if there is one)
Read the disclaimer in the application and press the checkbox if you agree with the conditions, then press the Download button.
It should take about two minutes to complete the new firmware download.
Restart the tablet when the program is inviting you to.

For Step 1, instead of using Appslib, you can also choose to manually download and…

If you like our web site, applications and firmwares, feel free to support our site. Donations are used to pay the bills for our server hosting costs, development tools and purchase new tablets to support.

Avatar
ajmac42
New Member
Forum Posts: 2
Member Since:
2012/01/24
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
2012/02/11 - 09:15
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Guys ... Nice work ... but the Market is very low on apps and the fix does NOT work. At least not on my 10G2. Anybody had success with this . Helllppppppp 😉

Avatar
bert
New Member
Forum Posts: 3
Member Since:
2012/01/23
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
2012/02/11 - 09:41
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Hi Admin,

 

Am i correct in thinking this is based on the new firmware for the Philadelphia Inquirer 10g2 released on the arnova support website yesterday?, although they don't have seem to have released any new firmware for the standard 10g2 which i have.

 

Do we know if this contains any other fixes, for stock issues or flash 11 support as they have done for the 7g2?

Avatar
admin

admin
Forum Posts: 5871
Member Since:
2010/09/11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks Received: 3163
4
2012/02/11 - 09:58
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Hello Bert,

Unfortunately Philli firmware came out right after I prepared this EZ custom firmware, so it's not based on it. Still, I'll have a look at it, so I can confirm if it brings any improvements on the old (october 2011) stock firmware and will eventually make it into the EZ firmware.

If you like our web site, applications and firmwares, feel free to support our site. Donations are used to pay the bills for our server hosting costs, development tools and purchase new tablets to support.


Avatar
admin

admin
Forum Posts: 5871
Member Since:
2010/09/11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks Received: 3163
5
2012/02/11 - 10:21
sp_Permalink sp_Print

ajmac42 said

Guys ... Nice work ... but the Market is very low on apps and the fix does NOT work. At least not on my 10G2. Anybody had success with this . Helllppppppp 😉

The Market fix should do it, can you try one more time, either the full Market fix procedure or just a Clear data on the Market application, has show on the firmware video.

Also our Arnova 10 G2 FAQ made by Steve on the WIKI has different tips (that requires ADB), check Tip 3. (that refers to tip 2.)

 

This firmware was tested on at least 4 devices before release and the Market was fully working on all of them, for some after the Market fix procedure was applied. 

 

If there are more reports on this issue, I'll eventually include the Fix procedure in Arctools...

If you like our web site, applications and firmwares, feel free to support our site. Donations are used to pay the bills for our server hosting costs, development tools and purchase new tablets to support.

Avatar
propprop
Regular Member
Forum Posts: 77
Member Since:
2012/02/11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
2012/02/11 - 11:11
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

I bought an Archos Arnova G2 10 - this week.

 

It is correct that the Market fix(complete/full/adb) peopel are not just stating this because they did something wrong. (I easily installed kasty v2)

 

The only thing that worked for me was the old school way

http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/arnova-10-g2-general/install-android-market-without-root-on-latest-firmware/

which in short was download the .apk files and install in particular order clear some cache/data files restart / log into gmail restart then it worked.

 

I can say this worked but I am not 100% unsure google just needed a couple of hours to update my device to accept all the apps from the store (as they only showed several apps - when I did the market fix way)

 

App installs fine through fix but never shows many apps - only advice would be install gmail - clear/cache restart login a couple of times - otherwise do the old school way

Avatar
ajmac42
New Member
Forum Posts: 2
Member Since:
2012/01/24
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
7
2012/02/11 - 14:51
sp_Permalink sp_Print

It works .... should have watched all the video first lol. The instructions in the market fix link say to clear the cache not the data, but thats wrong as the video shows YOU CLEAR THE DATA ... Yippeee all working. Thanx guys ...

Avatar
Uloga
Member
Forum Posts: 12
Member Since:
2011/12/11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
8
2012/02/14 - 20:46
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

I'm having this issue: I've installed it through the RockChip manager, now everything worked until the reboot.

 

It formatted everything and all, but when my device tries to reboots it seems to hang on the Arnova screen. It's been this for already 5 minutes.... any suggestions??

 

When I install the custom firmware like this, Appslib is not installed on the device, any Idea how this comes??

Avatar
admin

admin
Forum Posts: 5871
Member Since:
2010/09/11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks Received: 3163
9
2012/02/14 - 20:53
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Which Arnova 10 G2 model (how much storage, is it the Philly model) do you have ?

 

What do you call the Rockchip Manager, is it Rockchip flashing tool ?

Using it for flashing is not necessary, you should flash it like a regular update from Arnova.

If the device is stuck, try to flash again using Rockchip flashing tool.

If it does not help, use the tool to flash again the stock firmware from the manufacturer and see if the tablet boots again.

If you like our web site, applications and firmwares, feel free to support our site. Donations are used to pay the bills for our server hosting costs, development tools and purchase new tablets to support.

Avatar
Uloga
Member
Forum Posts: 12
Member Since:
2011/12/11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10
2012/02/14 - 20:55
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

Hey Admin,

 

I have the 10G2 4GB

Yes the Batch_Tool1.4

the device works fine when I flash it back to Custom, however I dont have appslib.

I've found the apk for it and I'm going to try to install the update through arctools.

 

I'll let you know.

 

EDIT: OK, I'm freaking out, last time the custom rom worked fine... Now I installed it and it still give me the Arnova screen for 3 minutes already...... After the flashing I keep my USB in the device and I hear some USB-noises (connected/disconnected/Connected again). Do I need to disconnect my USB before the 1st reboot?

Or do I just wait and hope it'll work after 20 minutes?

 

EDIT2: Still not working, could it be because I did the following: I tried to upgrade from Finless directly to Custom (that worked) => To Custom EZ rom => Didn't boot => Custom rom (doesn't work either)

 

EDIT3: In RockChip BatchTool 1.4 I've now used the Restore button instead of Upgrade, after formatting uDisk it says wait for reboot 4..3...2..1.. and it's booting now as we speak


SOLUTION:THIS DID THE TRICK, USE RESTORE instead of UPGRADE !

Avatar
greg1956
New Member
Forum Posts: 5
Member Since:
2011/12/06
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11
2012/02/17 - 08:49
sp_Permalink sp_Print

i have arnova 10g24 does this ez custom firmware work for me if not can you help

Avatar
greg1956
New Member
Forum Posts: 5
Member Since:
2011/12/06
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
12
2012/02/22 - 01:57
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Diz
D you have any problems with the katsy ezcustom firmware it loadup on my tablet good until i had to sign in help please
thanks
greg

Avatar
magough
New Member
Forum Posts: 3
Member Since:
2012/02/21
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
13
2012/02/22 - 09:16
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Hi - please help!
I used the video above to install the market place on my Arnova 10 G2 8GB and it all worked fine.
However, i bought my son the same tablet and did exactly the same thing BUT at the final stage, the tablet won't reboot.
I cannot turn it on now!!!
PLEASE HELP!!!!

Avatar
admin

admin
Forum Posts: 5871
Member Since:
2010/09/11
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks Received: 3163
14
2012/02/22 - 09:24
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Hello,
Even if the tablet does not boot anymore, you can use this tool to restore either the manufacturer's firmware or our EZ firmware.

If you like our web site, applications and firmwares, feel free to support our site. Donations are used to pay the bills for our server hosting costs, development tools and purchase new tablets to support.

Avatar
10G2 user
New Member
Forum Posts: 1
Member Since:
2012/02/22
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
15
2012/02/22 - 12:35
sp_Permalink sp_Print

I've installed EZ custom firmware and it works! Thanks!

 

Some feedback on my (wrong) assumptions and decisions might help you if you install EZ:

Embarassed 10G2 got bricked after the 10 minutes procedure. Well, actually it gave a parse error and I rebooted anyway before it got bricked. I then decided to flash the EZ firmware.

Embarassed Took me a false attempt to notice the EZ firmware cannot be flashed with the ''standard'' flashing tool RKBatchTool.exe, but requires the alternative RKAndroid Tool v1.29 (RK29update.exe Windows application).

Embarassed After spending some minutes trying to find this RK29update.exe on the forum, I saw it is included in the download of the EZ package.

Embarassed It took me a a couple of tries to get the 10G2 in the recovery mode (pressing + and reset for approx. 15 seconds). The screen did go black each time... Maybe I pressed both buttons too long?

Laugh The img files then got flashed easily and the 10G2 booted like a dream. Last version of Market installed with arc tools 0.57 also like a dream.

EmbarassedMarket fully worked, but then I missed one app. So to be sure I applied the Market fix (clearing cache from market app, and data from another), but that in fact introduced the ''market missing apps'' issue. The fix then didn't work. I solved it eventually by deliberately screwing up the market app (I removed the data) and then reinstalled it with arctools. Later turned out that the app I was initially missing was not released for 10G2 and was therefore filtered from the market app-results.... 

 

Only thing I notice now is that after rebooting, the callibration program crashes. But who cares about that? I don't.

 

Thanks again for the fine firmware and access to the market!

Forum Timezone: Europe/Paris

Most Users Ever Online: 749

Currently Online: lovelovelove
186 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)


Devices in use: Desktop (161), Phone (24), Tablet (2)

Top Posters:

Oma7144: 5664

globula_neagra: 2424

finless: 604

DarthJabba: 551

exelletor: 450

JochenKauz: 450

cracktech: 430

maikal: 394

Newest Members:

lovelovelove

at1491

Gub78

MezaCorleehone

bigreceiver

Warhammer1041

Forum Stats:

Groups: 10

Forums: 185

Topics: 5884

Posts: 58439

 

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 43

Members: 255371

Moderators: 5

Admins: 1

Administrators: admin

Moderators: globula_neagra, exelletor, JochenKauz, Oma7144, cracktech


CrewRKTablets moderators: JochenKauz and Astralix