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Arnova 7b G3 Google Play / Market & custom firmware ?
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2012/06/20 - 10:55
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Hi Guys,

I have just purchased an Arnova 7b G3 (http://arnovatech.com/products/g3/arn_7b/index.html?country=ae&lang=en) from the UAE and i have been trying to install google market / google play store on it.

 

I tried the following methods to do so:

1) Gerry's method &  copying the files manually - I need to have root access to enable read write permissions

2) Arctools - error 20 & 28, which i assume is the permissions error

 

However, I have not been able to get this working. Any help would be much appreciated!

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Getting a fully working Google Play Store / Android Market usually involves a custom firmware, as libraries and other files need to be installed in the system.

We need a firmware dump from the device to build a custom firmware, if you have access to a Linux machine (preferably Debian or Ubuntu 64 bits), maybe you can help us.

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Hi,

Thanks for your reply. I unfortunately dont have access to any linux machines. In terms of installing a custom firmware, I am a bit hesitant as i've read that it could possibly render the device useless (is it true?). Is there no way I can get it working without installing custom firmware?

Anyway since my objective is to make it easier to download apps, I also thought i could bypass google play by installing chrome on the device and installing the APK downloader addon on it. But I dont think i can install addons on chrome browser for android. Do let me know if you know a way.

Thanks!

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The device can get bricked if you don't flash it properly, but in the majority of cases it is fixable.

I haven't found a way to get a fully working Google Play without a custom firmware for the reasons I exposed in post #2.

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If you don't mind trying my dump method for Windows, we can discuss it further via pm. (small chance that it will work, but well) 😉

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Thanks for your inputs guys! But I a little wary of trying it out now 😛 I guess ill just manage without it. But if you do figure out a way to do it without the custom firmware do let me know, i'd be really grateful.

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any news about 7b g3 custom firmware?

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Not much so far, we'd need help from Arnova 7b G3 owners to dump the firmware, so we can build a custom firmware.

Any 7b G3 owner, having a Linux machine (preferably Debian/Ubuntu 64 bits) running, pleaset let me know, I'll help to prepare the dump.

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i have one 7b g3 🙂 now im downloading ubuntu 12.04 64bit, and tonight im going to install it. so, please send me instructions, what to do.

thanks 

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Hi technoboi! I'm glad that you are getting ubuntu installed. Will be watching this thread closely to work on my tablet. Thanks for all your efforts! 

Cheers!

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Good news. Right now im uploading the image file, and admin will finished custom firmware on sunday 🙂

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Hi technoboi! Thanks for the update! I am really looking forward to this. 
Thanks again admin for your efforts!

Cheers!

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I recently bought my own arnova 7b g3, this would be very helpful for us.

Thanks again for the efforts we'll be looking forward for this

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any news about 7b g3 customfirmware?

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It should be available sometime this week.

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