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    Arnova 8b-G3 Finless 1.4 EXT4 and CWM - BETA 2

    UPDATE! BETA 2.
    This should fix the "sorry Settings has closed" problem on first boot with calibration. Let me know.


    Bob

    __________________________


    OK folks with the success of being able to convert the 10b G3 to EXT4 and add my version of ClockWork MOD, I got a request from Mufi to make an Arnova 8b G3 ROM in the same fashion.

    Special thanks to Muri for dumping his stock ROM so I could make this for everyone.

    Please note: Since I cannot fully test this ROM it is a BETA version. I can boot this ROM on my 10G2 so I know it is not a brick ROM. But I cannot test anything else. Only your feedback will make it better.

    Features:
    1) Converted slower EXT3 file systems to EXT4 file systems. These means system, Data, and Cache!
    2) My ClockWork Recovery mod!
    3) GPlay Installed with fixes for full Market.
    4) Increased /system space for rooted apps to 300MB
    5) Increased user APP space to 2GB
    6) Added the SDcard platform.xml fix so apps can use External SDcard instead of just internal.
    7) Of course it is rooted with the latest ChainDD SU and SuperUser.apk

    Please see the README.TXT in the ROM kit for instructions!


    OK here is the new BETA 2 ROM for the 8bG3.

    ROM -> Arnova 8bG2 Finless Version 1.4 - EXT4 & CWM (147 megs)

    Enjoy,
    Bob
    Last edited by Finless; 03-26-2015, 14:14.
    "Pzebacz im, bo nie wiedzą, co czynią"
    "Прости им, они не ведают, что творят"
    "Perdona loro perché non sanno quello che fanno"
    "Vergib ihnen, denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun"
    "Vergeef hen want ze weten niet wat ze doen"
    "Pardonne-leur car ils ne savent pas ce qu'ils font"
    "Perdónalos porque no saben que lo que hacen"
    "Oprosti im, jer ne znaju što čine"
    "Forgive them as they know not what they do"






    #2
    Hey Bob,

    great Work. Although its 10 pm here in Germany I give it a try.
    It will take a little time because I have to use my girlfriends notebook
    with Vista, urrgh :-(

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    EDIT: DOWNLOADING
    Last edited by mufi; 08-11-2012, 22:13.

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      #3
      Originally posted by mufi View Post
      Hey Bob,

      great Work. Although its 10 pm here in Germany I give it a try.
      It will take a little time because I have to use my girlfriends notebook
      with Vista, urrgh :-(

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      EDIT: DOWNLOADING
      HEEEEEEEEEEELP

      Cannot get the device into flash mode, when I release Volume + then it boots up normal with Arnova Boot screen. Any Suggestions?

      EDIT:
      Flash Mode via Volume Down and Reset on this model!
      Last edited by mufi; 08-11-2012, 23:13.

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        #4
        I am not sure how the 8G3 gets into flash mode. Sorry.

        THis is what the 8G2 was and how some people did it. Instead of holding buttons they power off then do this

        Flashing:
        Connect ARNOVA to the PC via USB-cable At 2 seconds, press the "reset", you hear the sound of the columns twice.

        If the driver is not installed, install it.
        In Windows devices should see:

        | Class for rockusb devices
        -- RK29 Device
        "Pzebacz im, bo nie wiedzą, co czynią"
        "Прости им, они не ведают, что творят"
        "Perdona loro perché non sanno quello che fanno"
        "Vergib ihnen, denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun"
        "Vergeef hen want ze weten niet wat ze doen"
        "Pardonne-leur car ils ne savent pas ce qu'ils font"
        "Perdónalos porque no saben que lo que hacen"
        "Oprosti im, jer ne znaju što čine"
        "Forgive them as they know not what they do"





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          #5
          Ok Bob,

          i managed to flash after erasing IDB as you described, now I have a big problem.
          On startup it tries to calibrate touch screen; while this I get the message "Unfortunately, Settings has stopped". By pressing ok, it starts the counter announcing its going to calibrate again.
          I cant start CWM to as you described in ReadME.


          EDIT: Now, I try reflashing, perhaps this may help...

          EDIT 2nd: Problem is still there. While startup and touch self calibration, i still get the described error and can do nothing.

          EDIT 3rd:
          Log Entry:
          Code:
          22:56:31 250    Load Setting ok
          22:56:31 546    Finless ROM Flash Tool v1.3.4.0 Start Run
          22:56:31 548    Scan thread:3744
          22:56:31 560    Info:(thread=1348)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          22:56:31 563    Info:(thread=1348)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          22:56:31 565    Info:(thread=1108)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          22:56:31 569    Info:(thread=1108)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          22:56:31 571    Info:(thread=2132)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          22:56:31 574    Info:(thread=2132)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          22:56:31 587    ProcessID:5288,ThreadID:4248,RefCount:0
          22:56:31 590    ProcessID:5288,ThreadID:3744,RefCount:0
          22:56:31 615    Info:(thread=5760)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          22:56:31 618    Info:(thread=5760)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          22:56:48 579    Info:wait for exiting scan thread start
          22:56:48 698    Info:wait for exiting main thread start
          22:56:48 722    ProcessID:5288,ThreadID:4248,RefCount:0
          23:04:57 927    Load Setting ok
          23:04:58 077    Finless ROM Flash Tool v1.3.4.0 Start Run
          23:04:58 080    Scan thread:2876
          23:04:58 095    Info:(thread=5692)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:04:58 098    Info:(thread=5692)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:04:58 103    Info:(thread=5140)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:04:58 108    Info:(thread=5140)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:04:58 115    Info:(thread=4536)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:04:58 117    ProcessID:3184,ThreadID:5756,RefCount:0
          23:04:58 120    ProcessID:3184,ThreadID:2876,RefCount:0
          23:04:58 122    Info:(thread=4536)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:04:58 198    Info:(thread=5856)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:04:58 212    Info:(thread=5856)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:05:00 656    Info:wait for exiting scan thread start
          23:05:00 775    Info:wait for exiting main thread start
          23:05:00 800    ProcessID:3184,ThreadID:5756,RefCount:0
          23:05:15 772    Load Setting ok
          23:05:15 897    Finless ROM Flash Tool v1.3.4.0 Start Run
          23:05:15 900    Scan thread:5956
          23:05:15 914    Info:(thread=772)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:05:15 917    Info:(thread=772)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:05:15 921    Info:(thread=3256)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:05:15 924    Info:(thread=3256)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:05:15 928    Info:(thread=5308)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:05:15 937    ProcessID:6124,ThreadID:5364,RefCount:0
          23:05:15 940    ProcessID:6124,ThreadID:5956,RefCount:0
          23:05:15 944    Info:(thread=5308)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:05:16 022    Info:(thread=4772)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:05:16 028    Info:(thread=4772)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:17:28 779    INFO:Start to erase IDB
          23:17:28 788    INFO:Start to lower format
          23:17:42 905    INFO:Lower format OK
          23:17:42 913    INFO:Erasing IDB OK
          23:18:15 464    Image Thread Path(\\?\USB#VID_2207&PID_290A#5&35165149&0&1#{a5dcbf10-6530-11d2-901f-00c04fb951ed}),ThreadID=6040
          23:18:15 466    INFO:Start to test device
          23:18:15 468    INFO:Start to run
          23:18:15 475    INFO:Test device OK
          23:18:15 485    INFO:Start to download file
          23:18:15 499    INFO: Start to download files to flash,backup offset=0xe000
          23:18:15 509    INFO:Flash Start to download file to flash
          23:18:15 616    Info:RKA_File_Download start,file=misc,offset=0x2000
          23:18:15 657    Info:RKA_File_Download start,file=kernel,offset=0x4000
          23:18:16 675    Info:RKA_File_Download start,file=boot,offset=0x8000
          23:18:16 896    Info:RKA_File_Download start,file=recovery,offset=0xa000
          23:18:17 280    Info:RKA_File_Download start,file=system,offset=0x4cc000
          23:18:59 779    INFO: Download files to flash finished,Total(317991272)B
          23:18:59 782    INFO: Start to check data
          23:18:59 790    INFO:Start to check download data
          23:18:59 909    Info:RKA_File_Check start,file=misc,offset=0x2000
          23:18:59 936    Info:RKA_File_Check start,file=kernel,offset=0x4000
          23:19:00 955    Info:RKA_File_Check start,file=boot,offset=0x8000
          23:19:01 141    Info:RKA_File_Check start,file=recovery,offset=0xa000
          23:19:01 529    Info:RKA_File_Check start,file=system,offset=0x4cc000
          23:19:45 683    INFO:Download file OK,Elapsed(90184MS)
          23:19:45 708    INFO:Run OK
          23:22:33 043    Info:wait for exiting scan thread start
          23:22:33 181    Info:wait for exiting main thread start
          23:22:33 205    ProcessID:6124,ThreadID:5364,RefCount:0
          23:46:05 331    Load Setting ok
          23:46:05 481    Finless ROM Flash Tool v1.3.4.0 Start Run
          23:46:05 484    Scan thread:5080
          23:46:05 494    Info:(thread=720)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:46:05 498    Info:(thread=720)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:46:05 502    Info:(thread=5388)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:46:05 506    Info:(thread=5388)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:46:05 509    Info:(thread=456)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:46:05 515    Info:(thread=456)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:46:05 522    ProcessID:484,ThreadID:2040,RefCount:0
          23:46:05 524    ProcessID:484,ThreadID:5080,RefCount:0
          23:46:05 622    Info:(thread=5164)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:46:05 634    Info:(thread=5164)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:47:10 678    Info:wait for exiting scan thread start
          23:47:10 829    Info:wait for exiting main thread start
          23:47:10 851    ProcessID:484,ThreadID:2040,RefCount:0
          23:48:24 232    Load Setting ok
          23:48:24 343    Finless ROM Flash Tool v1.3.4.0 Start Run
          23:48:24 346    Scan thread:4120
          23:48:24 355    Info:(thread=2612)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:48:24 358    Info:(thread=2612)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:48:24 361    Info:(thread=5524)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:48:24 367    Info:(thread=5524)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:48:24 370    Info:(thread=3896)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:48:24 375    Info:(thread=3896)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:48:24 380    ProcessID:804,ThreadID:6052,RefCount:0
          23:48:24 382    ProcessID:804,ThreadID:4120,RefCount:0
          23:48:24 497    Info:(thread=4792)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl In
          23:48:24 501    Info:(thread=4792)IoControlProc-->DeviceIoControl Out,ret=1,err=183
          23:48:29 901    INFO:Start to erase IDB
          23:48:29 908    INFO:Start to lower format
          23:48:44 020    INFO:Lower format OK
          23:48:44 027    INFO:Erasing IDB OK
          23:48:55 196    Image Thread Path(\\?\USB#VID_2207&PID_290A#5&35165149&0&1#{a5dcbf10-6530-11d2-901f-00c04fb951ed}),ThreadID=2980
          23:48:55 199    INFO:Start to run
          23:48:55 201    INFO:Start to test device
          23:48:55 206    INFO:Test device OK
          23:48:55 216    INFO:Start to download file
          23:48:55 227    INFO: Start to download files to flash,backup offset=0xe000
          23:48:55 237    INFO:Flash Start to download file to flash
          23:48:55 342    Info:RKA_File_Download start,file=misc,offset=0x2000
          23:48:55 365    Info:RKA_File_Download start,file=kernel,offset=0x4000
          23:48:56 336    Info:RKA_File_Download start,file=boot,offset=0x8000
          23:48:56 508    Info:RKA_File_Download start,file=recovery,offset=0xa000
          23:48:56 874    Info:RKA_File_Download start,file=system,offset=0x4cc000
          23:49:38 982    INFO: Download files to flash finished,Total(317991272)B
          23:49:38 985    INFO: Start to check data
          23:49:38 993    INFO:Start to check download data
          23:49:39 109    Info:RKA_File_Check start,file=misc,offset=0x2000
          23:49:39 139    Info:RKA_File_Check start,file=kernel,offset=0x4000
          23:49:40 148    Info:RKA_File_Check start,file=boot,offset=0x8000
          23:49:40 338    Info:RKA_File_Check start,file=recovery,offset=0xa000
          23:49:40 720    Info:RKA_File_Check start,file=system,offset=0x4cc000
          23:50:24 601    INFO:Download file OK,Elapsed(89389MS)
          23:50:24 617    INFO:Run OK
          23:52:07 532    Info:wait for exiting scan thread start
          23:52:07 690    Info:wait for exiting main thread start
          23:52:07 713    ProcessID:804,ThreadID:6052,RefCount:0
          Last edited by mufi; 08-12-2012, 00:14.

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            #6
            OK I know what it is... BAD BAD BAD Arnova puts BS in settings.apk to stop you from doing what we are doing.

            How much longer will you be up? I have to cook a new system.img

            Bob
            "Pzebacz im, bo nie wiedzą, co czynią"
            "Прости им, они не ведают, что творят"
            "Perdona loro perché non sanno quello che fanno"
            "Vergib ihnen, denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun"
            "Vergeef hen want ze weten niet wat ze doen"
            "Pardonne-leur car ils ne savent pas ce qu'ils font"
            "Perdónalos porque no saben que lo que hacen"
            "Oprosti im, jer ne znaju što čine"
            "Forgive them as they know not what they do"





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              #7
              Originally posted by Finless View Post
              OK I know what it is... BAD BAD BAD Arnova puts BS in settings.apk to stop you from doing what we are doing.

              How much longer will you be up? I have to cook a new system.img

              Bob
              Write me a private message, if you are ready. I get it as push notification on my HTC Sensation.
              I wait for it. If I don´t answer today, although in Germany its already sunday ;-), I write in 10 hours or so.
              But you can work on it and write me that you made it.

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                #8
                BETA 2 ready

                I updated the first post with the download link to BETA 2.
                This should fix the "sorry Settings has closed" problem on first boot with calibration.

                Let me know.

                Bob
                "Pzebacz im, bo nie wiedzą, co czynią"
                "Прости им, они не ведают, что творят"
                "Perdona loro perché non sanno quello che fanno"
                "Vergib ihnen, denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun"
                "Vergeef hen want ze weten niet wat ze doen"
                "Pardonne-leur car ils ne savent pas ce qu'ils font"
                "Perdónalos porque no saben que lo que hacen"
                "Oprosti im, jer ne znaju što čine"
                "Forgive them as they know not what they do"





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                  #9
                  Ok thx Bob,

                  I'm hopefully downloading.
                  I will reply if succeded or not.

                  EDIT: BTW, can you create a Stock ROM since its not available on Arnova website?
                  I don't know if its necessary, but it will be if there are problems with hardware or so
                  to use guarantee services.

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                    #10
                    Yes sure. I can create a stock ROM for you. Hang tight. Be about an hour.

                    Bob
                    "Pzebacz im, bo nie wiedzą, co czynią"
                    "Прости им, они не ведают, что творят"
                    "Perdona loro perché non sanno quello che fanno"
                    "Vergib ihnen, denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun"
                    "Vergeef hen want ze weten niet wat ze doen"
                    "Pardonne-leur car ils ne savent pas ce qu'ils font"
                    "Perdónalos porque no saben que lo que hacen"
                    "Oprosti im, jer ne znaju što čine"
                    "Forgive them as they know not what they do"





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                      #11
                      Hey Bob,

                      great job, now I could started the tab right.
                      Wifi works, Gplay works, now I go to make a benchmark test,
                      after that I want to try starting CWM.

                      EDIT: Benchmark says nearly 500 more points then Stock ROM.
                      Did you change keyboard? I can type much faster now.

                      EDIT: 50 MB more free RAM, now 657 MB free, if no app opened.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by mufi View Post
                        Hey Bob,

                        great job, now I could started the tab right.
                        Wifi works, Gplay works, now I go to make a benchmark test,
                        after that I want to try starting CWM.

                        EDIT: Benchmark says nearly 500 more points then Stock ROM.
                        Did you change keyboard? I can type much faster now.
                        The speed up is because of the EXT4 file systems! Stock was EXT3 and it is slower!!!!!
                        Arnova is BEHIND in development. Almost ALL ICS 4.x ROMs I have looked at for other tabets are all EXT4. Arnova stays with EXT3
                        Thus it is slow. So I converting it to EXT4 for ALL FILE SYSTEMS (/data /cache and /system). This makes it much faster over all.

                        Bob
                        "Pzebacz im, bo nie wiedzą, co czynią"
                        "Прости им, они не ведают, что творят"
                        "Perdona loro perché non sanno quello che fanno"
                        "Vergib ihnen, denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun"
                        "Vergeef hen want ze weten niet wat ze doen"
                        "Pardonne-leur car ils ne savent pas ce qu'ils font"
                        "Perdónalos porque no saben que lo que hacen"
                        "Oprosti im, jer ne znaju što čine"
                        "Forgive them as they know not what they do"





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                          #13
                          Ok Bob,
                          speed is amazing as I have to say that it wasn't so bad before.
                          Boot into CWM works only via reboot app. I can't boot into from shut down.
                          Do I have to create an Ext4 partition on external sd to move apps there?
                          And whats the swap space for and what relation is good between Ext4 and swap space?
                          For example,if I create a 4 GB Ext4 partition what is the best sie for swap?

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                            #14
                            I do not know the button set for CWM for the 8G3. Sorry. If I had one I could probably figure it out.

                            However on my Arnova 10G2 if you have the USB cable unplugged and you do the button presses that you would use for entering flash mode, then it will boot into CWM. Try again same buttons etc for entering flash mode but without the USB cable plugged in.

                            How do you enter flash mode on the 8G3 anyway?

                            As for SWAP. You do not need any. Just choose 0. Seems to work for me with no swap.

                            Bob
                            "Pzebacz im, bo nie wiedzą, co czynią"
                            "Прости им, они не ведают, что творят"
                            "Perdona loro perché non sanno quello che fanno"
                            "Vergib ihnen, denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun"
                            "Vergeef hen want ze weten niet wat ze doen"
                            "Pardonne-leur car ils ne savent pas ce qu'ils font"
                            "Perdónalos porque no saben que lo que hacen"
                            "Oprosti im, jer ne znaju što čine"
                            "Forgive them as they know not what they do"





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                              #15
                              With cable unplugged it does nothing.
                              To enter flash mode I have to push Reset and Volume down (-) and release both.
                              I had luck that I found this combination since it was not described anywhere
                              for this model.
                              But when I use your Combination with Volume up and power then first the black freaktab
                              screen appears and then for a second the colored boot screen. After that the tab shuts down
                              with a little noise like 'plopp' like pulling battery out of a started smartphone, don't know
                              how to describe else.

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