Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Archos Gamepad firmware released (quite some time ago :())

Whoops, this one slipped through under the radar, but for those of you wondering about it, there is one.  Follow this thread here: http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/archos-gamepad/archos-gamepad-rooted/

Here is a first rooted custom firmware release based on Archos firmware update from December 27th, 2012.

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Update history

Fix an issue with several buttons pressed simultaneously.

Fix an issue with the display flickering.

Fix an issue with Google talk no sound on loudspeaker on video chat.

Android build: archos/RK3070GP/A70GP:4.1.1/JRO03H/20121220.155836:user/release-keys

Linux Kernel build: Linux version 3.0.8+ (lfzhou@midcs-desktop) (gcc version 4.4.3 (GCC) ) #7 SMP PREEMPT Thu Dec 20 09:21:59 CST 2012

Rooted firmware Download: [[** please register to see this link **]]

Please do not reupload or mirror this file.

Flash only with [[** please register to see this link **]], use Restore button.

Quick firmware flashing update procedure, thanks to [[** please register to see this link **]].

I have successfully flashed it, coming from stock firmware 1.0, using Win7/64bit.

Here's how I did it:

connected tablet to usb, switched off the tablet, then pressed vol+,vol-, poweron at the same time.

The tablet was still showing me a black screen (no archos logo), but Win7 complained suddenly about a missing driver. I went into the device manager, used the rockchip driver (amd64/win7) and proceeded to start the flashing tool. If your device proceeds automatically to boot Android, then you have do something wrong.

Then (still with a black screen on the tablet) I selected the rooted firmware, clicked on "restore" and waited a few minutes. The flash completed successfully. It will set everything back to default, this means all apps/settings are gone. Then it rebooted automatically.

Then I checked for root access – first SuperSU wanted an update, then Check Root didn't want to show me a root success, but then I remembered to turn on usb debugging on the tablet. Afterwards, checkroot confirmed that the tablet is rooted! :)

This firmware has been confirmed to work by several forum users.

You should be able to flash this test firmware safely and flash back the stock firmware from Archos if things go wrong. Feedback is welcome.



The following users say thank you to admin for this useful post:

the_jako, gpusert, DUDU, Mick2K, arschos, yunder, shakan, qwadrwr, diger, YOSOYPEPO

Last edited by admin on 2012/12/29 - 18:30

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