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 Post subject: Ubuntu touch
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:12 am 
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I have a70b that I haven't used for a while and was wondering if it is possible install Ubuntu touch on it? Yes I know it is a dev preview at the moment.

Or is it possible to put jellybean or ics on it?


 Post subject: Re: Ubuntu touch
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:57 am 
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First off, you have to be really, REALLY careful because there are 2 totally different Archos 70B models. The older ones came with Froyo (Android 2.x) firmware, while the newer ones came with Honeycomb (Android 3.x) firmware. You can totally brick the device by trying to install anything that is not set up specifically for which model you have.

I think there was some work on alternative firmware over on for the older Froyo models, but as far as I know the only thing available there for the Honeycomb models is just a rooted version of the stock Archos firmware.

As for Jelly Bean... I'd say you can totally forget about that (they can't even get that working right on the newer Archos G9 and G10 tablets). As for ICS, well that's a real big maybe, but very doubtful.

Archos devices are set up in a really weird way that is NOT like most other Android devices which makes installing any kind of alternative firmware on an Archos very hard to do (although I do think there was some luck with that on the Froyo models because they were not Google 'certified' devices to start with, so may have been more 'open' to alterations).

In any case, you're going to have to do a LOT of hunting around over on the xda-developers website to find what (if anything) you can do with the specific Archos 70b you have (but I really wouldn't expect to find much even there).

[SIDE NOTE: I have a 70B Honeycomb model that I've now managed to get rooted stock Honeycomb (Android 3.2.81) installed on. Works fine, still a rather slow device due to a single core CPU and only 512MB RAM. However, even if you do happen to have a 70B that came with Honeycomb I would NOT recommend trying to do it unless you know a lot about how to get ADB USB drivers installed and working on your computer, and also know a lot about how to use ADB commands (and how to get ADB working on your computer).]

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