please help me with market install 2.2 + APK method

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please help me with market install 2.2 + APK method

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Mod Edit: Please ask you question in the proper topic instead of creating a new topic.
http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=42067

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Thanks,
Allen


I bought an Archos 101 on Nov. 18th.

In the first few days, it worked great with 2.1 and market hack.

But it didn't last long... constantly crashes on me. So I went ahead and upgrade to 2.2 last night.

But the apk method doesn't work on my archos....

I reformat the device: up + power
Then use the aos file found on archos's website: after a few failure (update failure:207...) it went through and 2.2 was installed
copy the apk (tried both the gapp4_2 and the v4 version) onto archos through usb

but when i tried to install google apps, problems occurred.

error; low space...

'can't install apps, try to make room' and things like this.

But I checked the 'about device', it still has about 7gb free.

I don't understand what's going on. and it seems that, nobody has this problem...

This is really frustrating.
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Re: please help me with market install 2.2 + APK method

Post by 675 Trip »

Don't try to install two different gApps packages.

If you have already formatted your unit, then do it again and just install the aos and then the latest kenyu73 _v4 gapps package because his can be removed and updated and it also has fewer apps which means you can download and update the others at will.

If you haven't done the format upgrade, back up your unit (because it will be blank), download the aos to your computer, format the unit, connect the usb cable between your computer and archos, use computer to copy aos and gapps_v4 to archos, install firmware, install gapps. do market fix.

BTW, the flash for droidx on here seems to work better in general than the flash you can download in the market before applying the fix (or removing it), but now youtube is more finicky.

The 7gb free is on your internal memory (device thinks its an sdcard) the real sdcard is under the directory sdcard on the sdcard (sounds like fun, but it is just /sdcard/sdcard)

the number the system is worried about for free space is at the very bottom of the storage window under system memory.
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Re: please help me with market install 2.2 + APK method

Post by dljor »

Thank you very much for replying.

I wasn't clear. I meant I tried both gApps packages. But each time, I'd reformatted the device before the installation...

I don't understand why I am getting the error. I have nothing installed on the 101...

Could it be a hardware issue?






675 Trip wrote:Don't try to install two different gApps packages.

If you have already formatted your unit, then do it again and just install the aos and then the latest kenyu73 _v4 gapps package because his can be removed and updated and it also has fewer apps which means you can download and update the others at will.

If you haven't done the format upgrade, back up your unit (because it will be blank), download the aos to your computer, format the unit, connect the usb cable between your computer and archos, use computer to copy aos and gapps_v4 to archos, install firmware, install gapps. do market fix.

BTW, the flash for droidx on here seems to work better in general than the flash you can download in the market before applying the fix (or removing it), but now youtube is more finicky.

The 7gb free is on your internal memory (device thinks its an sdcard) the real sdcard is under the directory sdcard on the sdcard (sounds like fun, but it is just /sdcard/sdcard)

the number the system is worried about for free space is at the very bottom of the storage window under system memory.
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Re: please help me with market install 2.2 + APK method

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I just checked.

With nothing extra installed. the available system memory is 3.35 MB.

Is this normal?
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Re: please help me with market install 2.2 + APK method

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dljor wrote:I just checked.

With nothing extra installed. the available system memory is 3.35 MB.

Is this normal?
If that number is correct then no it is not normal. How have you been reformatting?
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Re: please help me with market install 2.2 + APK method

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I am using power+volume up

just finished another try. it's 5.21 MB

what should it be?





blazingwolf wrote:
dljor wrote:I just checked.

With nothing extra installed. the available system memory is 3.35 MB.

Is this normal?
If that number is correct then no it is not normal. How have you been reformatting?
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Re: please help me with market install 2.2 + APK method

Post by kenyu73 »

I have 136 mb available so something is up with your system storage.

ARe you doing a FULL format and aos firmware re-install??

You follow these instructions: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=42036
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Re: please help me with market install 2.2 + APK method

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kenyu73 wrote:I have 136 mb available so something is up with your system storage.

ARe you doing a FULL format and aos firmware re-install??

You follow these instructions: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=42036

yes. i did full format and aos firmware re-install.

tried again, no luck...
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Time to ship it back for a new one.
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Re: please help me with market install 2.2 + APK method

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blazingwolf wrote:Time to ship it back for a new one.

it takes weeks to get it fixed or replaced...

i really like it. bought case and screen protector and everything.

why can't things just work!
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Re: please help me with market install 2.2 + APK method

Post by elmerohueso »

dljor wrote: With nothing extra installed. the available system memory is 3.35 MB.
I'll believe it when I see it. No offense, but I'm doubting that you're really reformatting it. Record it, post on Youtube, and we can see what you're doing and confirm if you're missing something or if your device is really messed up.
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Re: please help me with market install 2.2 + APK method

Post by ViPaSoft »

dljor wrote:
elmerohueso wrote:
dljor wrote: With nothing extra installed. the available system memory is 3.35 MB.
I'll believe it when I see it. No offense, but I'm doubting that you're really reformatting it. Record it, post on Youtube, and we can see what you're doing and confirm if you're missing something or if your device is really messed up.

I might be new to archos but I've been doing this kind of hacking for a long time...

it's not really complicated. I don't know what I have to prove here.

-turn it off.
-hold up and power.
-choose format->format the device->understand
-copy .aos over
-ok
-wait...
-then you see the system storage is 5.xx MB

open a few apps, it drops to 3 MB

really. what do i have to prove :)
Don't know whether it makes any difference or not but here;

http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=42036

Mod Edit: "Down" is incorrect "Up" or "+" is correct see my next post. Allen

it states to hold Volume DOWN and power on until splash screen appears. You state 'hold UP and power'.

May be the same thing!
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Re: please help me with market install 2.2 + APK method

Post by AllenPapapetrou »

From the all the Archos Gen8 Manuals:
To enter into the Recovery screen
- Turn off the device and wait 10 seconds.
- Press and hold the volume + button while powering on the device.
kenyu73 and ViPaSoft were incorrect.

dljor was correct. I was wrong in deleting his post.

I apologize to him and all forum members for my action.

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