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Hi. Thanks for super updates, I'm really happy to get Froyo on my PMP3084B. Everything works OK (had some headache with SD card but viola it suddenly worked.

@ DaremoS - You are making me drool with the info about your GB ROM with everything working (maybe except video?) and saying it's soooo super fast and great.

Please, please, please can you post it and I'll gladly test for you? Can't get the v4 you mentioned a few pages back downloaded from mega... and don't think the v2 on the front page with the long 'not working' list is the right one to download...

Thanks again
 
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Unhappy Next3 is bricked...

Ok, so someone suggested I return my Next3 (Which I can't).

1. Is there a Recovery Mode ?

2. Is there documentation on how to open this thing up? (Short Nand Chip)

3. Is there any way to NVFlash it?

4. Can someone help me? I'm sure others have bricked this thing and would be interested in knowing how to fix their $200 paperweight.

I (And I'm sure lots of others) would really like to know some answers to these questions...

Thanks in advance !
 
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Ok, so someone suggested I return my Next3 (Which I can't).

1. Is there a Recovery Mode ?

2. Is there documentation on how to open this thing up? (Short Nand Chip)

3. Is there any way to NVFlash it?

4. Can someone help me? I'm sure others have bricked this thing and would be interested in knowing how to fix their $200 paperweight.

I (And I'm sure lots of others) would really like to know some answers to these questions...

Thanks in advance !
1. I'm sure that's possible to recover.
I. clip method in the hole of the rear (of the device)
II. with the device switched off press down arrow and plug USB... your pc must sound... then you can go into hardware method of flashing (from first post here http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X5J1GIDD). This is recovery method of RK2818 devices.

2. To open the device (no way pal!!!)

3. NVflash!?... maybe is what I explained above

Let us know
 
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@ DaremoS - You are making me drool with the info about your GB ROM with everything working (maybe except video?) and saying it's soooo super fast and great.

Please, please, please can you post it and I'll gladly test for you? Can't get the v4 you mentioned a few pages back downloaded from mega... and don't think the v2 on the front page with the long 'not working' list is the right one to download...

Thanks again
I've leave Gingerbread 2.3.5 for some time now... I'll take it back now that there is someone interested. Let me check in what was I ...
 
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Default Gingerbread for RK2818 various ROMs

As requested here are the ROMs of Gingerbread 2.3.5 for RK2818 in 8.4" and 7".
Also I've added a ROM GB 2.3.1 for RK2818.

All this ROMs are just for testing purposes as I'm still working on them, beside my Froyo project..

GB 2.3.5 are fully functional (including Market) except for the infamous hardware accelerator. In version for 7.0 is not working camera either.

This ROMs might require a file in /DATA to adjust G-sensor. This file ---> local.prop. User will have to adjust it, changing binary values in at least two of four parameters.

Most of the problems of this ROM relies in the kernel. I've prove that using the kernel of PMP3084B thing go better. is the kernel used in 8.4" version. Using Next3 kernel disappear flash or SD.

A note: in this ROMs I've removed most of CyanogenMod stuff, because to deal with hardware accelerator requires to add lots of extra code lines.
Thanks to fun_ for his work and involve me in this project.

Gingerbread 2.3.1

I'v included a ROM based on N3NET to show how it works hardware accelerator in early versions of GB (very similar to Froyo)... but unfortunately this ROM have a problem with wifi, ancient problem that Chinese guys haven't been able to solve either.
This problem have been solved in a ROM of Breeze MW012 of AOC, which being so recently announced I haven't been able to get the firmware yet.

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GB 2.3.5 for RK2818 8.4" link

GB 2.3.5 for RK2818 7.0" link


GB 2.3.1 for RK2818 8.4" link

GB 2.3.1 for RK2818 7.0" (unstable) link



I'll repeat: this is for test purpose and to allow others to contribute to the project, so I don't take responsibility whatsoever for brick some device (always recoverable anyway) and I won't answer complains.

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Thanks DaremoS Einstein for the uploaded ROMs for testing them. I test the 8.4's on my odys genesis. I'll give you a feedback. Maybe there will be some gold in it.
 
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Question Thanks for CyanogenMod 7 on Odys; how to make /system rw?

First of all, thanks for this great ROM. Screen calibration is significant better than with Froyo; and system runs smooth on my Odys. And as I don't care about video too much, it not working is no great loss to me.

Few questions, though:

- First of all, how do I get write access to system (like /system/etc)? Doing things like
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su mount -o remount,rw /system
does not seem to do anything , and still does not allow me to e.g. add a file to /etc (is /system/etc ). Would like to add bash and nano, and then being able to add something to a directory in the path would help.

- Secondly, the device now regularly wakes up automatically somehow. Screen goes on, can't see any activity though . Does affect battery life...

Help and suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks in advance, Kees.
 
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First of all, thanks for this great ROM. Screen calibration is significant better than with Froyo; and system runs smooth on my Odys. And as I don't care about video too much, it not working is no great loss to me.

Few questions, though:

- First of all, how do I get write access to system (like /system/etc)? Doing things like
Code:
su mount -o remount,rw /system
does not seem to do anything , and still does not allow me to e.g. add a file to /etc (is /system/etc ). Would like to add bash and nano, and then being able to add something to a directory in the path would help.

- Secondly, the device now regularly wakes up automatically somehow. Screen goes on, can't see any activity though . Does affect battery life...

Help and suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks in advance, Kees.
Thanks for your feedback, Kees, but most of the work was done by fun_ before.

Coming to your first point:
I can't explain the way into the system under linux, because I use windowsXP. I'm only playing once around with ubuntu studio - no fun with audio drivers under linux

For Windows, you will find under the following link a short description and the necessary tools:
http://wiki.archosfans.com/index.php...te.img_Windows

In the system\data folder you can add or remove apk-Files how you like, but it could increase or decrease the performance of self brewed ROM. Few apk's will make your tablet unstable, so have nice trial.

Don' forget: Do only playing around with system.img and boot.img. If you follow this rule, you would minimize the risk to brick your genesis. These are words, I have learned from the wiser members around here

The second point make`s me little bit sad. I've have noticed sometimes the sudden wake-ups, but rarely. Influences with the battery load, I haven't noticed so far. More bothering are the crashes after some hours in standby, because the tablet needs then a reset.
I have no solution for both bugs. Maybe someone in the thread has an idea to this problems?
 
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First of all, thanks for this great ROM. Screen calibration is significant better than with Froyo; and system runs smooth on my Odys. And as I don't care about video too much, it not working is no great loss to me.

Few questions, though:
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Help and suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks in advance, Kees.
Just a simple sentence, as you seem to know of linux: system in RK2818 is CRAMFS!!
 
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@ DaremoS - Thanks very VERY much for your links and uploads.

Feedback: I'm using Prestigio PMP3804B

On first boot screen is upside down in portrait mode, so I looked into local.prop which took a little while to figure out (in fact I still haven't exactly understood which is which axis) but I've got 3 screen orientations working (4th option, landscape with page up/down buttons on bottom edge) doesn't work right now (screen remains where it was last) but 3 out of 4 is good enough for me. My values are 0,1,0,0 if anyone needs to try something. When I get time I'll continue testing values... I saw fun_ posted something about this and in his example he #'ed out the last two lines... didn't work for me but I didn't change the 1st two values during that try either. Correct me but a reboot is necessary... right?

MOST IMPORTANT: Screen calibration, accuracy and 'snappiness' are vastly improved! Yes the screen is resistive touch not capacitive like the costly tabs out there, but wow! What a difference this ROM makes.

Overall system speed is improved for sure.

I can't get USB to work. If I plug in USB cable, then select to copy files item on notification bar, screen changes briefly then closes with no message and returns to home screen.

EDIT: Installed Free Power Widget, which has a USB toggle. When I switched on USB via this control, I got ARCHOS7 and SD Card popping up as drives on my PC. Yeehaa

I installed Spare Parts from Market, so I know Market works, but 'My Apps' list is empty in Market. EDIT: did the Market fix from page 1 (FROYO v5, etc.) which seems to have fixed My Apps list. Realising now my Google Account won't sync (no email, cal or contacts exist

Installed LauncherPro - which works fine.

No CyanogenMod settings are working (FC on select)

CPUBoostLite won't run properly - seemed to add some speed if CPU set at just around 700MHz in FROYO v5 (I didn't want to push it too much), but in your GB 2.3.5 it shuts down all the time (also no error given).

OK... so... I'm not sure now whether to go ahead and install GAPPS and all my apps, but my feedback to you is that yes, this really is an improvement on screen calibration, overall performance and snappiness. Well done and thanks again for your efforts!

One small issue I'm having, but not only on this ROM - is sometimes the tablet won't turn on until I uses reset pin... anyone else suffering from this? It happens from auto screen off, when I press power button briefly (standby?) AND when I power off completely... but not consistently... and not always from one way... only now and then. Weird.

Would be absolutely fantastic to have this ROM included in the CM nightlies and to find someone willing and able to tweak a really nice kernel for us. Obviously also the Video playback would be key but the trade off for screen accuracy is compelling.

Last item - does anyone know how to make a complete image backup which can be restored? Haven't tried MyBackup Root or Titanium yet... but that's also because this is only the 2nd ROM I've tried from the out-of-the-box eclair.

FROYO v5 with this 2.3.5 RK2818 8.4" screen calibration would be very very good for everyday use.

This GB 2.3.5 ROM with Video, CyanogenMod functionality and Market/USB working 100% would be UNBELIEVABLY COOL

Thanks again. Anything you need from me i.t.o testing, logcats, etc. please ask.

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