We are proud to be the first ones to have a public preview of Android 2.0 (eclair) on 7th generation Archos devices (Archos5IT).
Mind you, this is not an Archos build and none of the multimedia functionality would work right now. It just shows that even with the current 18.104.22.168 Linux kernel the device is able to boot an Android 2.0 user-space and bring up the UI. I’ll repeat this. If Archos releases an Android 2.0 firmware it will be very much different!
Given the ease with which I was able to modify an existing build of Android 2.0 to run on my device and get rid of most of the error messages – I have to say I have no idea why nobody else has done this yet. But this is kind of symptomatic for the Archos “community”. The loudest to cry out and demand but no one is even able to get their behind up and try it themselves. It took me less than an hour to have the GUI up and running.
One major downside at the moment is that the touchscreen driver is not cooperating. If someone wants to help and try to make it work – please contact me.
I/InputDevice.ReadPointercalFile: ( 956): t.x1=796.0 t.y1=0.0 t.z1=-95501.0t.x2=0.0 t.y2=508.0 t.z2=-116804.0t.s=3830.0 I/KeyInputQueue( 956): Device added: id=0x10002, name=ADS784x Touchscreen, classes=14 I/KeyInputQueue( 956): X: unknown values I/KeyInputQueue( 956): Y: unknown values I/KeyInputQueue( 956): Pressure: unknown values I/KeyInputQueue( 956): Size: unknown values
If all you want to ask is “Can haz newist Image!?” – shove it, don’t even bother, if there will be updated images you’ll find the information about it on this blog.
Meanwhile you have something nice to look at:
and you can brag how you were among the “fr!st evar!” to boot Android 2.0 outside of Archos R&D on an Archos5IT.
Disclaimer: If this image makes your Archos bite your dog or eat your cat or otherwise damages the device or causes the Doomsday Machine to activate. – Tough luck, no cookies.
That said nothing bad has happened to my unit yet, but you never know.
That all said, if you still want to try or god forbid even want to help: here’s a bzip’ed image for you. Use something like this for the menu:
Ah and the original build is from here (qdroid).
That’d be all for today folks. Check back for a video soon.
Thomas, your friendly openAOS Archdruid