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By divx118, Senior Member on 6th November 2011, 11:16 PM
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A new release is ready the final Degu.

For both gen7/8 you will need to flash the latest zImage and initramfs included in the download links. <-- not needed if you already have flashed the latest with Crow. no changes in kernel or initramfs for Degu release.
Also to be sure you will need to delete your data.img and let it create a new one or copy your own if you use an image more then 256mb.

For setting up your device look here http://dev.openaos.org/wiki/AndroidI...M7_Gingerbread

Links updated crow release 27-01-2013

For gen7:

http://www.openaos.org/wp-upload/gen7/2013-01-27/

For gen8:

http://www.openaos.org/wp-upload/gen8/2013-01-27/

If you have any issus post them by creating a new ticket see http://dev.openaos.org/wiki/IssueTracking on howto.

Known issues are here: http://dev.openaos.org/wiki/AndroidTicketsFor2.3

If it works well or you have issues you can also leave a reply.

BTW camera should partly work on gen8, tested on a 101IT taking photos. Video recording will freeze the app. Not tested with apps that use the cam only with the included camera app.
A43IT has a different camera, so I don't know if it will work.

Thanks,

divx118

Usefull links for setting up the devices:

Gen7 devices: http://dev.openaos.org/wiki/SettingUpMultiRootGen7
Gen8 devices: http://dev.openaos.org/wiki/SettingUpMultiRootGen8
General info: http://dev.openaos.org/wiki/AndroidI...M7_Gingerbread
Building your own image: http://dev.openaos.org/wiki/AndroidBuildEnvironment


Degu final (27-01-2013)
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Changelog:

- Smoother youtube video playback for gen8
- More apps in the market available for gen7 and gen8 (also thanks to utopik for this)
- Internal storage should now properly display free available memory for gen7 and gen8
- Fixed bookmark for gapps in the browser for gen7 and gen8
- Overal speed improvement.

Unfortunately you will need a fresh data.img to let these fixes take effect.

Crow final (25-12-2012)
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First don't forget to flash he new zImage (kernel) and initramfs it is in the archive kernel_gen7_20120512_114451.tar.gz for gen7 and kernel_gen8_20120409_002900.tar.gz for gen8 unpack it (with winrar if you are on windows) and only use "zImage" and "initramfs.cpio.gz"

Changelog see http://www.openaos.org/archives/821

Bull final (09-04-2012)
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First don't forget to flash he new zImage (kernel) and initramfs it is in the archive kernel_gen7_20120512_114451.tar.gz for gen7 and kernel_gen8_20120409_002900.tar.gz for gen8 unpack it (with winrar if you are on windows) and only use "zImage" and "initramfs.cpio.gz"

Only for gen7: If you flash the new kernel and initramfs also delete the old menu.lst when it is there. If you have custom lines in there add them later after you first booted in the new menu.lst that is created.

Only for gen8: If you first boot the image it happens sometimes that omap_vout isn't loaded correctly this means it can't create the overlay for playback video and uses the software renderer. If you just reboot it is ok. It only happens atleast to me on the very first boot.

Some improvements first the kernel and initramfs:
- Correct orientation of the bootmenu for A101IT
- Updated the kernel with latest archos GPL release which means that the ones with broken USB host on their A101IT it gets working again when booting stock through the bootmenu.
- For gen7 updated initramfs to match the one from gen8
- Added unionfs support, so you can have root with rw access on stock android.

Improvements on Gingerbread:
- smoother camera because of using the overlay to display the stream. Known issues: - display is cropped so you don't see the whole camera - Recording still doesn't work.
- Youtube app works.
- Hardware accelerated video for atleast youtube app and some mp4 files, maybe more if someone can test some different formats that would be nice. Rotation does work for youtube app, there are still some issues when rotating playing a regular mp4.
- On gen8 you can also play hw accelerated flash videos in the browser now, of course not all pages will work.
- wifi location should work now. <-- same for gen7
- Fix not enough storage when installing apps by moving /cache also to the data.img. <-- same for gen7
- Update to latest CM code. <-- same for gen7

RC2 (24-12-2011)
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This will be the final Bull release or there must be some major bugs discovered in the next few days.
There is now a new feature added (thanks to illifant). The data is now in a separate image "data.img" if it is not there it will be auto created. 256 MB is standard. You can replace it with a bigger one from the download link gen8_data.img.tar.bz2.
If you unpack with for example winrar you see three images 256MB, 512MB, 1024MB just pick a size and copy that to the root of your archos. Rename it to "data.img"
As mentioned you don't have todo this if you want to use 256MB that will be created automaticly.
All your data, apps and gapps are in data.img. So on a next upgrade you won't have to reinstall everything again.
Also the size of the actual image is reduced, for gen7 it is 180MB and for gen8 256MB.

Don't forget to flash the new zImage (kernel) and initramfs it is in kernel_gen7_20111224_181411.tar.bz2 for gen7 and kernel_gen8_20111224_213037.tar.gz for gen8 unpack it with winrar and only use "zImage" and "initramfs.cpio.gz"

(if not specified otherwise the fixes are for gen7 and gen8)

Gingerbread Image:

- Deep sleep improved, however to work properly keep adb disabled. (it is now disabled by default.)
- Charging A43 for USB and wall charger is fixed (gen8)
- External sd-card is now mounted on /mnt/storage/sdcard (same as on archos firmware).
- Updated with latest CM code.
- New modules from updated kernel build (gen8)
- Other small fixes see the closed tickets.

zImage and initramfs.cpio.gz:

- Initramfs script updated, if it fails it will now display an error message instead of just rebooting.
- Kernel updated to latest archos firmware (2.4.81) kernel (gen8)

RC1 (06-11-2011)
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Somethings that are changed since anoa release:

(if not specified otherwise the fixes are for gen7 and gen8)

- Fixed headphone speaker switch
- partly camera working for atleast A101IT I think also A70, don't know for A43IT because it has a different cam. (gen8)
- Fixed permission errors when using ext3 formatted internal memory
- Fixed some browser crashes. Due to using v8 javascript engine again instead of jsc
- Fixed crash when going to browser settings
- Fixed deep sleep which should be working now.
- Fixed mounting/unmounting external sdcard.
- Calibration app included for A32 and A43. (Under settings)
- Updated to latest CM code
- Kernel updated to latest sources from archos firmware 2.4.65
- Fixed correct rotation for A101, only bootmenu is still upsidedown.
- GPS working for gen7 devices
- some other small things

Tips:
1) Playing youtube videos on CM fail with standard player http://pastebin.com/YAZc0z74 , but can be done with mobo player or mx player by using for example opera mobile and setting the user agent to desktop.
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7th November 2011, 03:43 AM |#2  
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i'll give it a try now
7th November 2011, 07:09 AM |#3  
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The Bootmenu doesn't start. It hangs on the first Archos Screen (before OpenAOS).
It don't creates the menu.lst file also.
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The Bootmenu doesn't start. It hangs on the first Archos Screen (before OpenAOS).
It don't creates the menu.lst file also.
(Archos 101 G8)

I'm having the same issue.
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7th November 2011, 08:29 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by airwolf1544

The Bootmenu doesn't start. It hangs on the first Archos Screen (before OpenAOS).
It don't creates the menu.lst file also.
(Archos 101 G8)

You are right, something went wrong with the upload of the zImage, if you check md5sum it is wrong. I will post when it is fixed. Should be soon.

divx118

EDIT: zImage is fixed now if you already downloaded it just redownload
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hey - great to hear about further development - sadly the gen8 links seems to be down ...

www.openaos.org/wp-upload/gen8/2011-11-06/ReleaseCandidate_UNSUPPORTED/

Error: Connection interrrupted
Perrhaps just partial - will try again later
EDIT: working now again
7th November 2011, 10:40 AM |#7  
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After choosing "Gingerbread-Entry" in Aos-Menu my 101 shortly shows the "openaos"- Bootlogo and then reboots in Archos-Standard.
What is wrong?? I used all files from the Link mentioned above.
Any ideas?

P.S: Reload of the files is not possible because it seems like openaos.org is down ;-(
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We are having some issues with dev.openaos.org which will hopefully soon be solved.
The problem you have is a corrupted zImage. It should be fine now once you can redownload it.

Sorry for the inconvenience,

divx118

EDIT: wrote too soon, seems the links are accessible again
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After choosing "Gingerbread-Entry" in Aos-Menu my 101 shortly shows the "openaos"- Bootlogo and then reboots in Archos-Standard.
What is wrong?? I used all files from the Link mentioned above.
Any ideas?

P.S: Reload of the files is not possible because it seems like openaos.org is down ;-(

Is the name right? openaos-gingerbread.img.gz
7th November 2011, 11:03 AM |#10  
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Is the name right? openaos-gingerbread.img.gz

Yes that should be correct, just tested it myself. Just deleted my image, menu.lst flashed the initramfs and kernel and booted.

divx118

Oops sorry, need some more coffee this morning it was meant for Hubelbert.
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