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Thursday, June 10, 2010

rogerbaum updates his apad custom firmware

[ModRom] Hybrid Archos7 custom firmware for aPad Test 3.5 (updated June 8th)

THIS ONLY WORKS WITH THE 2.0 VERSION OF THE aPAD (THE ONE WITH A WEBCAM). DO NOT FLASH THIS ROM ON A VERSION 1.0 aPAD (WITHOUT WEBCAM).
This is a custom firmware based on hellomerongs custom fw and the latest Archos7HT firmware release, version test-3.5. Archos parts are: Launcher.apk, framework files, media players.
What works:
New in test 3.5
* Full screen works in all programs (thanks to hellomerong!)
New in test 3:
* Portrait mode works as expected!
New in test 2:
* Based on hellomerongs fw, so has root and all the nice apps he added
* Added Simeji (Japanese IME)
* Replaced media players with the Archos files.
New in test 1:
* Seem a bit faster
* Launcher looks a bit nicer
* Apps can run in real landscape mode (see Robo Defense screenshot)
* Droid Comic Viewer works, did not work for me on the original firmware
Features of base:
* USB Mass Storage
* Root
* Wifi
* Everything you would expect from hellomerongs custom fw
What is worse:
* Main button only switches display off. To switch on, use the menu button.
* After sleeping a long time, the display will not switch on just by pressing the menu button. Press the main button followed by the menu button to wake up
* No real fullscreen. As you can see on the screenshot, the menu is always visible. EDIT: Menu is NOT shown when playing movies using the Video Player. So fullscreen works for Video! Fixed in 3.5
* Some apps are upside down when in portrait mode, i.e. Gmail. Comic Viewer works as expected, though. FIXED in 3
How to install:

* Download the update.img and flash it following the instructions here: http://www.slatedroid.com/index.php?topic=611.0
* This should work, but no guarentees, so flash on your own risk.
Screenshots:

Download:
* Full update.img http://www.multiupload.com/V6E9RJVHWV
* If you want the always-on statusbar, use test-3
Old Files:
* Test 3 Only system.img: http://www.multiupload.com/7B0T2JJ6NI
* Test 3 Full update.img: http://www.multiupload.com/BZCWCP8RO4
* Test 2: http://www.multiupload.com/EZ1TAWY5AF
* Test 1: http://www.multiupload.com/Y6D11OKDT2

1 comments:

Guzzi sager said...

Very informative and well written post! Quite interesting and nice topic chosen for the post.

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