[Gen9] ICS build Alpha 1, now works for A80 and A101.

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letama

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Feb 13, 2008
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Hi Guys,



*edit*

Teaser time is over, here is the build.

Version alpha 1 is here, nothing new for A101, it just adds touchscreen for A80 owners.


Preliminary warning: this is buggy as hell, don't expect a functional build. This is only if you want to get an early taste of ICS. And as usual, I'm not responsible if you blow your tablet.

What works:

- Framebuffer with 3D driver enabled.
- Touchscreen (A101 only)
- Wifi

What doesn't work:

- Everything else :)
- Internal storage is not mounted.
- Most notably, audio/video/power management/charging.

Instructions:
- You need sde menu enabled, see instructions here if you didn't do it already.
- Copy sysroot_ice.img to internal storage root:

Code:
adb push sysroot_ice.img /data/media

- In developer menu, flash kernel and initrd from zip file:
  1. On boot menu, select "Recovery system"
  2. Select "developer edition menu"/"flash kernel and initramfs"
  3. A drive should appear on your PC, copy zImage and initramfs.cpio.gz to it.
  4. Select OK, the kernel should flash.
  5. Select OK to reboot.
- Choose developer edition in boot menu

You should see two menus coming before boot, just wait for timeout. Other options won't work for your device.

Informations/Tips:

- Wifi AP scan doesn't work at first. Just add a dummy network, it doesn't matter if it doesn't exist really, scan will work after that (on wifi panel, click on "Add Network" button, top right of the screen then type "dummy" as network SSID, then OK).
- As I didn't want to interfere with regular build, data partition is the same as system image file, so there is only about 90M for apps.

I don't need feedback on bugs and problem running it as there is too many in current state. But let me know if you were able to run it though.

Updates
12/12/2011 - version alpha1, should support A80 now. Thanks to a1Pha for the test!

Thanks,

LeTama
 
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pstjmack

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Apr 12, 2008
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Archos 70?

If this can be done on an Archos 101, could it be done on an Archos 70 as well? [The 8GB version without the hard drive.] My old Archos 70 needs a new lease of life!
 

letama

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Feb 13, 2008
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If this can be done on an Archos 101, could it be done on an Archos 70 as well? [The 8GB version without the hard drive.] My old Archos 70 needs a new lease of life!

This a 101 G9, not G8... I believe it could be done on G8, even though ram will probably an issue. I'll try probably someday.
 

letama

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Hi Cajl,

The zImage and initramfs.cpio.gz ? These are the one that must be flashed through sde. I added the instructions in first post, this is the same thing as previous rooted firmware.

As it is, the initrd is not compatible with previous rooted firmware, you'll loose the possibility to run it after flashing ice kernel+initrd. You can reflash it again afterwards though.
 

letama

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Alpha 1 released, touchscreen should now work for 80 G9. Let me know if it doesn't work for you, there is two touchscreen drivers and only one is confirmed to work.
 

bobuchacha

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Apr 15, 2007
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Market Working

Good news, after digging with it and deleting all Archos's craps. I finally make Market to work + Wifi, so this will be a great news now.

First google and download Market_v3.4.4.apk
then adb push Market_v3.4.4.apk /system/app
then adb shell
#cd /system/app
#rm Phonesky.apk
#cp Market_v3.4.4.apk Phonesky.apk
#rm Market_v3.4.4.apk
#chmod 777 Phonesky.apk

there we go!
 

letama

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Feb 13, 2008
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Please try for A70 when you have time as there is a large audience of us.

I did this weekend, results are not very good so far... It's quite slow, few seconds to go from apps to widgets for instance. I didn't play much with it, touchscreen driver need more work and I couldn't make it work properly yet.

We'll see. Much work needed and slowness could come for a hidden problem somewhere, but I couldn't see anything obvious.
 

wozhere

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Sep 29, 2010
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I did this weekend, results are not very good so far... It's quite slow, few seconds to go from apps to widgets for instance. I didn't play much with it, touchscreen driver need more work and I couldn't make it work properly yet.

We'll see. Much work needed and slowness could come for a hidden problem somewhere, but I couldn't see anything obvious.

Sounds a challenge, thanks for working on it whenever you have spare time and keep us posted from time to time. If pulled off, even in a limited version, it will be a great coup.
 

scholbert

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Aug 1, 2007
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Yeah... everyones leaching for ICS these days :D
The limited RAM on Gen8 will be definitely a blocker...

On the other hand people even made efforts to run ICS on the good old Dream device. But this of course is a technical challenge, it's far from daily use.

Anyway i like reading your threads, letama... :)

Regards,

scholbert
 
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    Hi Guys,



    *edit*

    Teaser time is over, here is the build.

    Version alpha 1 is here, nothing new for A101, it just adds touchscreen for A80 owners.


    Preliminary warning: this is buggy as hell, don't expect a functional build. This is only if you want to get an early taste of ICS. And as usual, I'm not responsible if you blow your tablet.

    What works:

    - Framebuffer with 3D driver enabled.
    - Touchscreen (A101 only)
    - Wifi

    What doesn't work:

    - Everything else :)
    - Internal storage is not mounted.
    - Most notably, audio/video/power management/charging.

    Instructions:
    - You need sde menu enabled, see instructions here if you didn't do it already.
    - Copy sysroot_ice.img to internal storage root:

    Code:
    adb push sysroot_ice.img /data/media

    - In developer menu, flash kernel and initrd from zip file:
    1. On boot menu, select "Recovery system"
    2. Select "developer edition menu"/"flash kernel and initramfs"
    3. A drive should appear on your PC, copy zImage and initramfs.cpio.gz to it.
    4. Select OK, the kernel should flash.
    5. Select OK to reboot.
    - Choose developer edition in boot menu

    You should see two menus coming before boot, just wait for timeout. Other options won't work for your device.

    Informations/Tips:

    - Wifi AP scan doesn't work at first. Just add a dummy network, it doesn't matter if it doesn't exist really, scan will work after that (on wifi panel, click on "Add Network" button, top right of the screen then type "dummy" as network SSID, then OK).
    - As I didn't want to interfere with regular build, data partition is the same as system image file, so there is only about 90M for apps.

    I don't need feedback on bugs and problem running it as there is too many in current state. But let me know if you were able to run it though.

    Updates
    12/12/2011 - version alpha1, should support A80 now. Thanks to a1Pha for the test!

    Thanks,

    LeTama
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    Yeah... everyones leaching for ICS these days :D
    The limited RAM on Gen8 will be definitely a blocker...

    On the other hand people even made efforts to run ICS on the good old Dream device. But this of course is a technical challenge, it's far from daily use.

    Anyway i like reading your threads, letama... :)

    Regards,

    scholbert
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