Honeycomb on Archos gen8 [development thread] [early stage]

luisivan

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EDIT: This tutorial is outdated. We have a massive problem with the touchscreen

Hi to all!
I am the owner of an Archos 101 and I thought, why not port Honeycomb?
So I've used the SDK images that Google published and I've booted Honeycomb on the Archos 101. But anything works
Some screens http://twitter.com/licuende/statuses/36070541160878081
As I said, anything works. The system blocks and you can't make anything. The biggest problem is that ADB isn't working neither, so I can't debug the problems. I have tried a lot of things in the init.rc without success.
So I claim your help, Android veterans!

Here the steps for having Honeycomb on the Archos 101 (would be the same for other gen8 devices):

  1. Install UrukDroid 0.6
  2. Download http://megaupload.com/?d=UBC0FFZ1 and place it on /tmp
  3. Booting into stock Android, mount SD and run these commands (replace /dev/sdc2 and /feb/sdc3 with the second and third partition of your SD card):
    • # cd /tmp
    • # mkdir sdcard
    • # mount /dev/sdc2 sdcard
    • # mkdir honeycomb
    • # cd honeycomb
    • # unzip ../honeycomb.zip
    • # cp -rf sdkramdisk/* ../sdcard
    • # cp -rf sdksystem/* ../sdcard/system
    • # umount ../sdcard
    • # cd ..
    • # mount /dec/sdc3 sdcard
    • # rm -rf sdcard/*/*
    • # umount sdcard
  4. Reboot and boot the Developer Edition
  5. Wait some time and... you'll get the unlock screen of Honeycomb!

I am a novice in Android ROMs so help is welcomed.

Thanks to deeper-blue (XDA) and @dm8tbr (OpenAOS) for helping me and $auron for UrukDroid


EDIT: Google will not release Honeycomb source code until Ice Cream release at the end of the year. That isn't good :-(
 
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Techngro

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Well, even though I have absolutely 0 (i.e. none) dev skills, I thank you for getting the ball started on this much needed port.

Maybe this should be put in the Dev section though. You might get more responses from people who know what they're talking about instead of lookers-on like me. :p
 

ExploreMN

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Can you post a picture of the device information screen showing Honeycomb? I don't mean to be a skeptic, but you can download a Honeycomb lock screen for Froyo and below Android.
 

luisivan

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I am running the stock UrukDroid kernel.
I cannot shown more screens because the system crashes and I think the touchscreen is not working. But you can test it, simply see the instructions and you'll get a beautiful locked Honeycomb :p Only works the lockscreen clock and the shutdown dialog that don't require touchscreen.
If we get ADB working all the porting will be easier.
 
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ExploreMN

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I wish you the best. If I knew what I was doing I would help, but I’m fairly inept at the whole ROM thing. I can troubleshoot and beta test, but that is about it.
 

luisivan

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After a lot of time talking with Archos gurus at the OpenAOS IRC channel I think the problem is in the init binary. We haven't the Honeycomb source code so we'll have to mix the Honeycomb init binary with the UrukDroid binary. Any help is appreciated
 

Bickmista

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Great work! its good news that someone is trying to port this to our devices :) and as someone stated earlier it will probably need a custom kernel to be able to run. would it be possible to download the nooks working kernel and patch it by applying archos's drivers for say filesystem, battery, touchscreen etc
 

LifTeD_JK

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I wish I knew more to help guys. I haven't even tried uruk yet cause I didn't see an advantage unless we could flash gb or honeycomb. Now I see I should have so i could be helpful. I guess I'm more of a follower than a leader when it comes to this stuff. Love it all though and appreciate the people that can create!

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Lenn

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Oh my god thank you for start this absolutly perfect project!!
But i haven't any help for you,sorry..
but why you don't ask $auron, if he would work with you together?
An Urukdroid release with 3.0 ? That would be simply amazing!
Hope,Hope,Hope


Sorry for my bad english, i'm from germany
 

LifTeD_JK

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Yes much easier with source code however I was running gingerbread on my dinc before it was ever released. So it can definitely be done.

that's what I thought. it will be a lot easier (despite being hard anyway) to port it when you have the sources.


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