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Hackers provide easy Google Marketplace on latest 1.7.33 firmware!

Posted by Charbax on January 21st, 2010

M4rk3t and Devo have released solutions for installing the full Google Marketplace including the Google Apps such as Gmail, Maps and Listen onto the Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android. Devo’s hack was released a week ago in this thread which required the ADB debug method to work.

Now, M4rk3t is back with an even easier solution! M4rk3t has combined all the hackings required in one simple .apk file that simply needs to be manually installed to unlock all the Google Experience goodness!

That is, until Google hopefully soon officially allows Archos to include all the Google apps including the Google Marketplace on this device.

It is to be said that Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android probably supports more than 95% of all Android apps of the Google Marketplace just fine, even though Archos is the first Android device and still the only one on the market with a 4.8″ medium density WVGA 800×480 touch screen, and even though Archos comess as the cheapest Android device on the market selling at only $249 unlocked without contracts at Radio Shacks in the USA, even though Archos does not come with Compass, 3G and a camera, but instead supports hard drive storage, USB host, video inputs, HDMI output, all video and audio codecs up to 720p, even H264 high profile videos (maximum bitrate supported needs to be tested with the latest 1.7.33 firmware).

  • Nutz

    dl the ‘fixed’ APK and installed on A5I, but what is going on? All I get is a box asking if I want to remove Google applications? No sign of anything like apps?
    I’m new to this – any help plz?

  • Pet

    I have just installed the 1.7.33 upgrade and have problems with the wifi, when I switch it on then goes off instantly by itself and only when formatting fixes but after a while becomes the problem, what can i do?

  • Charbax

    Nutz, did you try rebooting your device. You need to reboot once for the Google apps to be installed.

  • Nutz

    Finally got it working after about 3 hours and countless reboots!

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  • stupid monkey

    So I iinstalled the apk file and have the apps but I can’t sync/sign in to google to access the market place any suggestions as to what’s going on and how to fix it?

  • Charbax

    When the Android is reset you need to log onto your WiFi again, probably you have some WPA password that you need to enter again, You can just skip signing in to Google services until you are sure you have an Internet connection. Test your internet using the web browser for example.

  • stupid monkey

    I tried all of that.. I even tried signing into my gmail account throgh the browser before I tried to connect to the market place but that didn’t help either.

  • stupid monkey

    It says something about my sim card not hwving pedmissions for data transfer or something to that effect.

  • gabe

    i downloaded the file, but it says its a jar file, and i put that on my archos and it says the file cant be played, i also exracted the jar file and it still didnt work, what do i do?

  • Nutz

    I’m sorry this is off-topic but it is the only place to post my comment about the Forum. I am visually impaired and I cannot read the wretched registration codes (the worst I have ever encountered). I asked a friend with good eyesight to register for me and even she got the code wrong! Why does the forum impose such a totally crap system on users? You are supposed to be able to email the webmaster – I have done so on numerous occasions and got no reply. As such the forum is probably illegal because it should offer accessibility but doesn’t. If the wretched webmaster reads this – WAKE UP PLONKER – you are discriminating against handicapped and as such I can (and will) close you down!!!!

  • Charbax

    We’ll use better anti-spam registration things soon. 24 thousand people figured out to sign up, so I am sorry if you have not been able to yet. Did you really send me an email? I can manually setup accounts although it takes time.

  • Charbax

    You can find my email in About / Contact, just tell me which username and email you would like to use.

  • Nutz

    Maybe 24000 people aren’t visually impaired. I did send you two emails but got no reply. I’m about to try again in the next 5 minutes!

  • guest

    charbax does the google marketplace work fine on yours

  • Charbax

    Yup it works just super.

  • Nutz

    Charbax – I emailed my user name and password for the forum as you suggested via the ‘About’ box, but 48 hours later I still can’t log-in. So you will begin to understand my utter frustration – this is the 3rd email I have sent. Does anybody actually monitor that email address/bother to respond to it?

  • Nutz

    Still waiting
    Still waiting
    Still waiting
    Still waiting
    Still waiting
    Still waiting……………………………………………………………………

  • Charbax

    Yeah well, your emails probably go directly in my spam folder. Google might think you are a spammer. Post here what email you’ve got and confirm you want the Nutz username and I will register you with a temporary password.

  • Nutz

    Well I do check my spam folder!!
    emai: l webmaster@digiphoto.org.uk

    Thanks

  • guest

    charbax will there ever be flash 10.1 on archos 5 ANDROID

  • Charbax

    Yup, when Adobe releases it for Android it will be available.

  • guest

    charbax i need your help i just got my archos 5 i update the firmware now i want to install google marketplace i cant please help me

  • Charbax

    Find help on the http://forum.archosfans.com

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