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Arnova 10 G1 (I think) borked.
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Ok, let the saga begin. I have an Arnova 10 G1 that I attempted to flash CM7 on. The flash succeeded perfectly, no problems there.
Booted up and hey presto we're in the welcome screen, setup, blah blah. One slight issue. I can't get past the Google account setup. Screen calibration is all over the place.
I have 3 buttons available on screen, create, sign in, or skip. Whatever's gone funky with the screen, these buttons don't work. Screen calibration seems to put these buttons 2 feet to the left.
However for some reason, all other controls work. There's a back button and emergency button at the bottom that I can hit, and when I hit reboot I can use the options to reboot or go to Recovery (although admittedly they're not correctly aligned either.)

Fine I hear you say. Go to recovery and reset. All well and good. It goes to the stock recovery mode where I can use the volume rocker to switch between options, but there is absolutely no way to select one.
I can't press on one on screen, the power button doesn't seem to work as a selector, there's no "confirm" or "select" button on screen, etc. So another dead end.

I then tried to follow the flashing guide. Put it in the black screen recovery, installed the driver (RK281X for Win 7 64 bit (I think)), but I get a consistent error from saying that the driver couldn't be started.
As far as I can tell no one has hit that particular problem, but I pressed on.
Since the driver issue stopped me using the RK tools I wanted to try for CWM, thinking this would be the magic bullet. Unless I'm being even dumber than usual I can't find just a simple recovery.img that I can put on an sd card for this class of device and boot from. So thats out.

Down to the fun stuff - trying to push an image, any image, via adb. Booted into black screen recovery again, ran adb devices and got "11223344 recovery" so it's at listed, altought that ID is a little worrying.
Tried pushing an image file to the sdcard. No permissions. Tried running "adb root". Got "adbd cannot run as root in production builds". Reading around tells me the device needs to be rooted or options need to be set in Android.
I can't do either of these because I can't get this damn thing to respond in any way. Going into adb shell and running "su", "sudo", etc.. gave me a whole lot of command not found.
Running "ls" gives me the following:

?[1;34mcache?[0m ?[1;34mflash?[0m ?[1;34mproc?[0m ?[1;34msys?[0m
?[1;34mdata?[0m ?[1;32minit?[0m ?[1;34mres?[0m ?[1;34msystem?[0m
?[1;32mdefault.prop?[0m ?[1;32minit.rc?[0m ?[1;34msbin?[0m ?[1;34msystem_mount?[0m
?[1;34mdev?[0m ?[1;34mlib?[0m ?[1;34msdcard?[0m ?[1;34mtmp?[0m

All of which is a little worrying. If you strip away the junk characters you can see that the system is there, so we have tmp, bin, sdcard and so on, but I can't write to any of them.
So we come to our old friend fastboot. "Fastboot will save me!!" I cried. No. No it won't. The final injustice is that, somehow, this piece of crap HAS NO BOOTLOADER.
Telling adb to reboot-bootloader just does a reboot, rebooting from the actual system to bootloader just does a reboot. I am at my wits end.

As can be seen there are numerous to solve such problems, but they rely on at least one of the above approaches being usable.
Does anyone have ANY ideas whatsoever on how to get around this? At this point I don't care if I have to mindwipe the thing, take it apart and lick the contacts, or sacrifice a black goat at midnight.
Any suggestions pathetically gratefully received :)

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From what i know the arnova 10 G1 has a rockchip processor to.
The tablet has a bootloader but is accesible only with rockchip tools.
When you type adb reboot bootloader, the tablet will enter in a flashing mode and a new driver should pop-up on your computer.
I did not tried yet, if the rockchip tablets are able to be flashed like some other android devices via adb, from what i have read, it works on the boot and recovery image.
i don`t know if they are firmware available to flash via rockchip tools, you should wait for admin, he has more knowledge on the 10 G1.

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Hi guys, thanks for the responses.

 

@globula_neagra: Thanks for the feedback but unfortunately as I'd mentioned in my lengthy ramble :) it never gets to a bootload. If I do a reboot to bootloader from either adb or from the general power off menu it just reboots without hitting bootloader at all.

 

@admin: Thanks for the links, believe me I've been through them numerous times already. The flash tools are predicated on the idea that you can get the correct driver picked up and working, and the RK tools online, which, again, sadly, I can't.

 

 


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In Rockchip flasher, did the driver installation come when you put the tablet in flashing mode (with Vol+ and reset pinhole if I recall right) ? Have you tried on another PC ? maybe another USB port, preferably not USB 3.

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Yeah the driver installation came up, but unfortunately while I was able to select the driver mentioned in the flashing guide I keep getting an error saying "Device cannot be started". I haven't been able to find any way around it...

 

I've tried on 2 machines and 4/5 different ports, mostly USB 2. Same situation each time..

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Bump - any ideas? Much appreciated if you have any...

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One last begging bump?

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Sorry, but I gave all the tips I had in mind, maybe have some reading of the newer Rockchip Batchtool for Arnova G2 and later, that can bring some ideas as both tools work about the same.

http://www.arctablet.com/blog/featured/flashing-arnova-g2-rockchip-2918-rockchip-flashing-tool/

http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/arnova-g2-general-discussions/flashing-your-arnova-g2-or-rockchip-2918-tablet-with-rockchip-flashing-tool/

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Hi There,

Have you tried to just waiting until the battery dies before you try and re-flash, 

I have had a bit of fun with both my Arnova 10 and my mums Arnova 9G2 before now , both rooted,

both have had problems settling down after a flash,  and funnily enough,

because of being aware of Android OS  little foibles where I have on numerous occasions had to pull the

battery out of a number of phones, (I tweak things until it hurts then back off a bit!)    

I reasoned the first time this happened to me with the Arnova 10 that as I could not simply pull the battery

that I simply had to wait for the thing to die completely before proceeding  with a re-flash.

Thing is that Android boots up differently when it dies because it has no cached files (it only builds cache to

speed up re-loads of info.)

Hope you have some luck,

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