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[ROM] GingerAspire - Rooted 2.3.1 for Acer Netbooks - MARKET WORKS! - Update 19/12/11

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Quinny899

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Android knows how to give credit in style! :D

**NOW GOT MARKET & GAPPS WORKING!**

This ROM will only work on ACER ASPIRE ONE NETBOOKS THAT CAME WITH ANDROID OUT OF THE BOX!


GingerAspire is a modified version of Insyde's Android 2.3.1 for Acer netbooks. Most of their netbooks will never upgrade Android OS versions, so I am porting from the files provided in the D257 to the rest of the range.

BIG THANKS TO TYNXPL FOR THE FILES FROM THE D257!


The features in the 'working section' should work, as long as you have a Acer Netbook that has the Insyde drivers.

Working:
Boots
Installs apps
WiFi
GPS
Google Apps :D
Live Wallpapers
Camera
Downloading files


Watching videos & listening to music - Some work, some need codecs that aren't compatibile with x86
Bluetooth
3G

(I don't have the model with Bluetooth and 3G, so if it works, please say below :D)

Doesn't work (yet):
OpenGL ES (No apps such as Google Music then)
I couldn't get apps2sd (or different partition) to work


Screenshots:

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What 3rd party apps come with it?
XDA Free app
Dolphin Browser HD (replaces stock browser as it actually works)
Terminal Emulator
Droid Tips (the home screen tips widget)
CatLog (for reporting bugs to me)
GApps (maps, market, gmail etc.)
YouTube
Facebook (old one that works)
Twitter

Download & Install process in post 2
 

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Quinny899

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Download v2

Changelog:
Fixed market
Rooted
Removed root explorer
Removed better teminal emulator
Removed Gmail (Force closed)
Added GO Launcher EX & my MIUI theme & some GO Widgets
Honeycomb theme on it (themes section in topic coming soon)
Added ASTRO file manager
Added ES File Manager
Christmas'd it up with an advent calendar and live wallpaper
Adfree (hopefully)
Added Launcher Pro (for boot to windows icon)
Added Home2shortcut (double tap home app)
Added perfect task switcher (Gingerbread-cross-honeycomb task switcher), double tap the windows key to see
Added One more clock free
Added Rescan Media
Added JustPictures

If any accounts are still signed in, inform me via. PM, so I can change their passwords

All added apps can be uninstalled as normal

Install process:
Boot your netbook into Windows
Open Acer Configuration Manager for Android
Go to the 'Live Update' tab
Change it to not update, or only manually check
Download the files
Using a zip extractor, extract the zip file
Open My Computer (or equivelent) and go to the drive labelled 'Downloads for Android'
Find var.img and move it to a different drive
Find q2l.img and move it to a different drive
Copy var.img and q2l.img from your extracted files to the 'Downloads for Android' drive
Make sure your netbook is set to boot into Android in Acer Configuration Manager for Android
Reboot your netbook
 
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rienkar

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Ok, we're on the start line, waiting for the green lights. ;-)

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rienkar

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Downloading now, do you need something specific to be tested or generic use?

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gboulvin

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Well,
Gmail app force close
Facebook app either (after putting away your data)
Better Terminal Emulator FC too
At startup, it force close "google partner setup"
As expected, my USB Bluetooth dongle doesn't work (as in "stock" ROM)
And... Where is the link to go to back to windows ? (I found a way to get it back : Just create a link to "confirm reboot" app)


Other things are working well, good job and thanks for the time you already spent on this !
 
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Quinny899

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Well,
Gmail app force close
Facebook app either (after putting away your data)
Better Terminal Emulator FC too
At startup, it force close "google partner setup"
As expected, my USB Bluetooth dongle doesn't work (as in "stock" ROM)
And... Where is the link to go to back to windows ? (I found a way to get it back : Just create a link to "confirm reboot" app)


Other things are working well, good job and thanks for the time you already spent on this !

Sorry, I meant to post these things. To get the force close apps back, reinstall them, using root explorer, directly from /system/app Google Partner Setup is required to login, I guess we'll just have to put up with it. Windows link: I have no idea. Mine has gone to. This is the stock launcher, so ???

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gboulvin

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I tried to reinstall them but it didn't change anything.

I'll try to put the original rom files again to see if apps are working (don't know if it helps but in the logcat, it says there is an error with java for any of the non-working apps)

To go back to Windows, just put a link (on your home screen) through "activities" from laucherpro widget to "confirm reboot" in the apps list. ;-)
 

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    gingeraspire.png


    20111125-221441.jpg

    Android knows how to give credit in style! :D

    **NOW GOT MARKET & GAPPS WORKING!**

    This ROM will only work on ACER ASPIRE ONE NETBOOKS THAT CAME WITH ANDROID OUT OF THE BOX!


    GingerAspire is a modified version of Insyde's Android 2.3.1 for Acer netbooks. Most of their netbooks will never upgrade Android OS versions, so I am porting from the files provided in the D257 to the rest of the range.

    BIG THANKS TO TYNXPL FOR THE FILES FROM THE D257!


    The features in the 'working section' should work, as long as you have a Acer Netbook that has the Insyde drivers.

    Working:
    Boots
    Installs apps
    WiFi
    GPS
    Google Apps :D
    Live Wallpapers
    Camera
    Downloading files


    Watching videos & listening to music - Some work, some need codecs that aren't compatibile with x86
    Bluetooth
    3G

    (I don't have the model with Bluetooth and 3G, so if it works, please say below :D)

    Doesn't work (yet):
    OpenGL ES (No apps such as Google Music then)
    I couldn't get apps2sd (or different partition) to work


    Screenshots:

    attachment.php
    attachment.php

    attachment.php
    attachment.php

    attachment.php


    What 3rd party apps come with it?
    XDA Free app
    Dolphin Browser HD (replaces stock browser as it actually works)
    Terminal Emulator
    Droid Tips (the home screen tips widget)
    CatLog (for reporting bugs to me)
    GApps (maps, market, gmail etc.)
    YouTube
    Facebook (old one that works)
    Twitter

    Download & Install process in post 2
    11
    Download v2

    Changelog:
    Fixed market
    Rooted
    Removed root explorer
    Removed better teminal emulator
    Removed Gmail (Force closed)
    Added GO Launcher EX & my MIUI theme & some GO Widgets
    Honeycomb theme on it (themes section in topic coming soon)
    Added ASTRO file manager
    Added ES File Manager
    Christmas'd it up with an advent calendar and live wallpaper
    Adfree (hopefully)
    Added Launcher Pro (for boot to windows icon)
    Added Home2shortcut (double tap home app)
    Added perfect task switcher (Gingerbread-cross-honeycomb task switcher), double tap the windows key to see
    Added One more clock free
    Added Rescan Media
    Added JustPictures

    If any accounts are still signed in, inform me via. PM, so I can change their passwords

    All added apps can be uninstalled as normal

    Install process:
    Boot your netbook into Windows
    Open Acer Configuration Manager for Android
    Go to the 'Live Update' tab
    Change it to not update, or only manually check
    Download the files
    Using a zip extractor, extract the zip file
    Open My Computer (or equivelent) and go to the drive labelled 'Downloads for Android'
    Find var.img and move it to a different drive
    Find q2l.img and move it to a different drive
    Copy var.img and q2l.img from your extracted files to the 'Downloads for Android' drive
    Make sure your netbook is set to boot into Android in Acer Configuration Manager for Android
    Reboot your netbook
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