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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:23 pm 
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For this to work, you have to be on 1.6.08+ firmware, obviously. As usual with this kind of stuff, I am not responsible for anything that happens to your device should you bork something - backup anything you deem important first, etc etc.

Now possible: Paid apps on the market. If you've already installed the market hack and want to enable paid apps, see the bottom of this post.

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If you're using 64 bit Windows you'll need the drivers from here

The following instructions are for Windows except where otherwise noted. This works for Mac and Linux also, assuming you have adb working. Both windows and linux installer scripts are included

Step 1) Download this and extract on your Desktop.

Step 2) Install the drivers if you need to. Unplug and plug the device back in, have disk, and point it at that folder.

Step 3) Settings > Device Storage & USB Connection > USB connection mode > ADB

Step 4) Unplug & plug back in (you should see USB debugging connected) at the top.

Step 5) Start > Run and type
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cmd


Step 6) Type
Code:
cd Desktop\market4archos1.6


Step 7) Type
Code:
adb devices


You should see something like
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C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\market4archos1.6>adb devices
List of devices attached
A5S-XXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX device


Step 8) As long as the device is listed, you're good to go. Run the installer.bat file.

Linux / Mac users only
In the installer.sh file, you must set the following:

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# path to your android sdk folder
sdk="/home/user/android-sdk-linux_86"
Then you can chmod and run the installer.
Code:
chmod +x installer.sh
./installer.sh


Step 9) Once the window closes, hold down the power button > power off > reboot.

Enabling paid apps
If you've previously installed the market hack, you can download the script that will enable paid applications on your device below.

This hack is non functional on 1.7.33, sorry.

Windows: here
Linux/mac: here

These guides assume adb devices sees your device, the same as above
Step 1) Reboot your device if you're opened the android market at all since last rebooting. It's best to just reboot either way.
Step 2)
Windows users: Drop the file into the market4archos1.6 folder and run.
Linux/mac users: Edit the file and fix the sdk path, the same way as the installer. Chmod and run the installer.

For the best results with the market, after the reboot go into Settings > Date & time > Make sure Automatic is checked and make sure that the time/date are correct. Thanks to GenghisKhent for figuring this out and WantToGloom for the suggestion.

Why it works Basically the Archos 1.6.08 firmware is a dev build - so I went poking around. Funnily enough, in /system/app and /system/framework there's symlinks to /data/test/donut/system/* - exactly what we needed to do this, because we couldn't remount /system as writeable. The files are from the HTC ADP 1.6 build, if you should need to get them yourself. Just drop them in the right places to align with the symlinks, reboot, and bam - everything works.

Enjoy everyone. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:12 pm 
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Good luck devo and thanks for trying! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:22 pm 
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devoted. if you get this working you are a genius.

do you think it is possible to run another rom or just the genetic archos provided rom ?

as nexus one is out there will be 2.1 roms floating round soon enough.

gurry


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:19 pm 
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Hi Gurry,

*If* the Archos security had been broken and we could flash it with custom ROMs, (which it hasn't yet) the new ROMs wouldn't have the Archos Media Center App, so you would lose all the HD video playback capability that distinguishes the unit from everything else ATM.

I'm sure things will get cracked eventually, but those things take time and Archos has better security than any other Android device to date.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:02 am 
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Guess what? :D Got everything working perfectly.

- Calendar
- Gmail
- Google Maps
- Google Talk
- Market
- YouTube

Putting together instructions and some screenshots now. Thankfully, archos did most of the work for us this time ;)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:12 am 
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but but Google checkin in the HTC image isn't signed ? or how did you get it to work ?
nevertheless great job :)

What the hell did i missed :D

or wait aren't .dex files checked also @ execution ?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:23 am 
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In the meantime while I get a guide ready and such, here's some (horrible, I apologize, adp1 is my only video recorder :-x) video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mma2YdSuaA

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:24 am 
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Devo, we're not worthy!! 8) =D>

Great work!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:26 am 
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map002 wrote:
Devo, we're not worthy!! ...


Speak for yourself. I await anxiously. ](*,)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:27 am 
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Oh, and is Maps seeing the GPS now?

EDIT: Yes it did. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:27 am 
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Jesus i see it but i somehow can't believe it you did not had to modify GoogleCheckin.apk but how geez im dieing over here :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:28 am 
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It's going to take a little bit to finish a guide as it's not 100% scriptable to do, but it's very very easy to get working. 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:30 am 
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devo wrote:
Guess what? :D Got everything working perfectly.

- Calendar
- Gmail
- Google Maps
- Google Talk
- Market
- YouTube

Putting together instructions and some screenshots now. Thankfully, archos did most of the work for us this time ;)


Wonder if it's going to be better to post instructions after Archos releases new firmware :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:36 am 
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devo wrote:
It's going to take a little bit to finish a guide as it's not 100% scriptable to do, but it's very very easy to get working. 8)


circumventing Androids signature check is easy ???


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:38 am 
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There's no signature check to get around, nothing. I'll explain it when I post the guide in a few. :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:41 am 
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symlinkinkg ?
use the .dex files instead of .apk and symlink them ?

for sure im thinking much to complex and that's what made me fail ](*,) :D

Anyways great to have you here =D> \:D/ :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:55 am 
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Should I start a new topic to keep it clean? I figured I'd need a little more time to sleuth this out, but I guess not :P

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:58 am 
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Buster might object ;) but I think you should. Guide should be the first post at the top of an aptly named thread that can be sticky-ed later.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:00 am 
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better just update your first post with the guide people gonna see it and then all the congratulations will follow :)
yes but the Mod can still move it like he wishes but im also for a sticky with Guide in the name :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:02 am 
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If you do that, see if you can rename the thread.

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