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download the needed files from the archos homepage
- download the SDE firmware, rename the file firmware_archos5.aos to sde_archos5.aos to avoid confusion
- download the regular 2.0.xx Android firmware from archos
You now have one file named firmware_archos5.aos which is the original android os and one file named sde_archos5.aos which is the SDE containing anstrom.
compile aos tools (instructions for Ubuntu 10.04)
sudo apt-get install libssl-dev (if you have not already done it) svn checkout http://aos-tools.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ aos-tools cd aos-tools/libaos make cd ../tools make sudo cp aos-unpack /usr/local/bin/
unpack original firmware
Of all the files unpacked, the following directories are of interest:
we will need them later
Quick Steps For Setup:
- Copy sde_archos5.aos via usb the root of your device, then unmount cleanly.
- Connect the USB charge/adapter and Open the file using the File Manager
- Angstrom will boot afterwards, it takes a long time. Be patient. You will have to create an initial user account and set a password.
- Now Logout/Turn Off Angstrom
- Boot the device while holding down the [VOL -] button to go into Recovery
- Select 'Repair Disk' and run it. (If it comes up then ignore the device's request for an update file, just press [Power] and proceed to the next step)
- Reboot the device again while holding down the [VOL -] button to go into Recovery.
- Press the [VOL -] button 5 times to reach the “Developer Edition Menu”. Then Press [Power]
- Press the [VOL -] button 2 times to reach the “Flash Kernel and Initramfs” entry. Then Press [Power] ONCE. Wait 2 seconds.
- The screen now should say “connect your device…” – Please do so and mount the device on your desktop PC.
- If u have trouble viewing the archos disk drive in your computer use following tools to view the ext3 drive.
- Download the following files
- http://www.openaos.org/wp-upload/archdruid/alpha2/openaos-froyo-alpha2-20100917.img.gz -- if you want to install openAOS Froyo (please note that you might have to add it to menu.lst after next boot)
- Copy those files to the root of your device:
- openaos-froyo-alpha2-20100917.img -- again only if you want to boot FroYo? too.
- you have to additionally create two directories in root of your device: openaos and then within this directory update
- "mkdir -p /media/Archos5/openaos/update"
- then copy the following directories out of the unpacked 2.0.x firmware AOS file: cramfs and system into the just created update directory
- Unmount the device safely. (Else you might damage the files!)
- Press the [Power] button – The screen will flash briefly and say “Kernel and initramfs updated”.
- Press the [Power] button – The device will now reboot.
- The Boot menu should now appear.
- (note: that Angstrom currently does not work well with the kernel for froyo and 2.0.x firmware, expect updates soon)
- (note: first time you boot into Froyo take some time, the rootfsfroyo.img is unpacked at first start, so be patient)
Congratulations you should now have an dual-booting gen7 device!
- You can update the archos firmware by putting the cramfs and system directory of an unpacked firmware in the openaos/update directory. Both directories (cramfs and system) should have been deleted after an successful update. (If not you most likely made an mistake or used the wrong initramfs)
- If you update the Archos firmware for the first time the initramfs will automatically create an menu.lst for you or if it exists check if it already has an archos entry and add it if necessary.
- You can enable serial debug using the g_serial driver that will create three cdc-acm serial devices via USB. Just connect your Archos by USB to your PC and select yes from the menu that will pop up on boot.
- The first ACM device will have an root shell bound to it under Android (both Archos and ArchDruid FroYo). Under other OS' you have to bind an getty to it in the inittab.
- The third ACM device will have the kernel messages on it.