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Arnova 8b G3 custom firmware and Thai support
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Hello,

I just buy a Arnova 8b G3.

Does this custom firmware support it ?

I have another question... I buyed this Arnova 8b G3 for my wife who is thai..

In the shop where I buyed I saw that thai language was available and it was the reason why I choose this model

but it's impossible to type thai character.

Even if I choose thai as default language , I don't have thai keyboard input available.

So I have thai ICS interface but it's impossible to enter thai letter via the keyboard.

Does anyone know what to do ?

Does an firmware upgrade ( to the latest firmare from arnova website or the custom firmaware ) will solve my problem ?

Thanks a lot

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We currently have no custom firmware for the Arnova 8b G3, we should be able to make one once Arnova published their 8b G3 firmware on their site (we can hardly know when) or someone makes a firmware dump (we may be able help, please read here).

 

As for Thai support, I've tested switching to an Asian language, I have no idea which, and I see there is still a "western" keyboard while the rest of the OS has switched. There are a few Thai keyboards on Google Play that should do the job for you:

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=thai+keyboard

Go Keyboard is one of them that seem quite nice. 

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I will try Go keyboard apk

and wait a custom firmware for 8b G3.

and also try to make a firmware dump.

thansk

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I am trying to do a firmware dump for this tablet still not managing properly yet. New to this so not the best in the world so far

 

Any guidance would be great,  tried to make own INF file but doesnt seem to want it.  Also cant seem to get into a recovery mode

 

Andy


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ab27uk said
I am trying to do a firmware dump for this tablet still not managing properly yet. New to this so not the best in the world so far

 

Any guidance would be great,  tried to make own INF file but doesnt seem to want it.  Also cant seem to get into a recovery mode

 

Andy

 

If you've got a Linux machine running, here are the instructions for the firmware dump: http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/firmware-development/dumping-firmware-on-arnova-g2-arnova-g3-and-other-rockchip-based-tablets/

You can refer to our Rockchip Flashing tool page to get some pointers on how to put your tablet in flash mode, it may require some trial and error as the 8b G3 is not listed on our pages.

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Hello,

 

Is this custom firmware compatible with Arnova 8b G3 ?

On the Arnova website they only speak about Arnova 8 G3.

Thanks

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rmambour said
I will try Go keyboard apk

and wait a custom firmware for 8b G3.

and also try to make a firmware dump.

thansk

it works perfect now with Go Keyboard.

Thanks for you help.

Waiting for a custom firmware to Google Market and this Arnova 8b G3 will be perfect.

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I have been told that there is no current updated firmware out at the moment.  Arnova has not released a firmware yet Im trying to get a dump done which I am close too doing now

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ab27uk said
I have been told that there is no current updated firmware out at the moment.  Arnova has not released a firmware yet Im trying to get a dump done which I am close too doing now

Arnova is very slow to release their own firmwares (and I'm not even talking about updates). Some devices did not even get one published (Arnova 9 G2 for instance). Making a dump would really help to get Google Play on this machine, thanks for your help.

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Oh right I didnt realise they where so poor at updating.  As your an Admin can you suggest a program in windows where i can download the image as most aspects work on windows as i got a ADB driver working.can you use SuperOneClick to download?

 

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Andy,

As I mentioned the proper way to dump a firmware is to do it using a Linux machine.

Cheers.

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Ok I will have to try and figure that out now then.  Got an old 32bit Linux laptop runing Ubunto and when i tried the perl script it didnt work also cant seem to figure a way to ge it into a firmware recovery mode.  tried all permutations so far

 

I will carry on trying though

 

Any thoughts on why the scripts not working as Linux is a second operating system too me

 

Thanks for your assistance 🙂 its much appreciated

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ab27uk said
Ok I will have to try and figure that out now then.  Got an old 32bit Linux laptop runing Ubunto and when i tried the perl script it didnt work also cant seem to figure a way to ge it into a firmware recovery mode.  tried all permutations so far

 

I will carry on trying though

 

Any thoughts on why the scripts not working as Linux is a second operating system too me

 

Thanks for your assistance 🙂 its much appreciated

The binary from our package is made for 64 bits systems, it won't work on 32 bits machines. 

I'll see if I can access a 32 bits machine to build a specific version for this architecture or you can build the rkflashtool binary by yourself, after you have installed libusb:

gcc -o rkflashtool rkflashtool.c -lusb-1.0 -O2 -W -Wall -s

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Thanks Admin

 

I decided to install latest Ubuntu onto my 64bit laptop and after 2 hours of trial and error I now have a full image from an Arnova 8b G3

 

Will now have to find somewhere to upload it too.  For use.

 

I hope this is of some use

 

Btw I do not require a Thai support as im in the UK.  If that has any bearing 

 

Andy

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ab27uk said
Thanks Admin

 

I decided to install latest Ubuntu onto my 64bit laptop and after 2 hours of trial and error I now have a full image from an Arnova 8b G3

 

Will now have to find somewhere to upload it too.  For use.

 

I hope this is of some use

 

Btw I do not require a Thai support as im in the UK.  If that has any bearing 

 

Andy

Any possibility to get the download link for the img?

Thanks

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