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ChromiumOS Enhanced Special Build – R62-9901.B

New Special Builds out today!

Download 64 bit build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special//Camd64OS_R62-9901.B-Special.7z

SHA256: ac9423218735b00f3bfc1f68dca03944482e62e5abbfb397fa60b4d6f2271edb

Enhancements

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues

The Update Servers are now online as of 19/11/17 so update away!




ChromiumOS Enhanced Vanilla Build – R62-9901.B

New Vanilla Builds out today!

Download 64 bit build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special//Camd64OS_R62-9901.B-Vanilla.7z

SHA256: aea8312be1f783890719263622ff8a5313cc0317dcd66eb7757e2b5b1b3d307e

32 bit builds are still being worked on…

These builds are an enhancement to the normal Vanilla builds in the fact they support the Broadcom STA wireless stack. Once we have had some feedback from you testers, Ill upload these builds to the devserver to allow for OTA upgrades.
As ever, please do not log issues relating to the graphics stack!

Enhancements

  • R62 Chromium Release
  • Google Drive Integration
  • Improved Wireless support due to disabling APManager
  • Broadcom STA version 6.30.223.271

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues

FYI: The Play Store is still not functional so don’t ask when this will work since it will be down to whether Google decide to open source it!




ChromiumOS Enhanced Special Build – R60-9592.B

New Special Builds out today!

Download 64 bit build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special//Camd64OS_R60-9592.B-Special.7z

SHA256: 1008cdd048dea218b8c4210d749cc8b49bee96af810ce600dffe1c7cec9c5efc

Download 32 bit build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special//Cx86OS_R60-9592.B-Special.7z

SHA256: 1008cdd048dea218b8c4210d749cc8b49bee96af810ce600dffe1c7cec9c5efc

Enhancements

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues

Play Store Enablement
The Play Store is enabled in both the builds but does not currently work. Don’t log issues therefore around this feature since I’ll be looking to review for the next build. It will ask you to apply a critical update if you click on the icon. This critical update will not work (nothing happens). I have released this for testers (and myself) to try to figure out the next steps to get this working properly.

Update 17/09/17: The Update Server is now available for OTA updates.




X86 Nightly Builds

Google have deprecated the x86-generic build, so with this in mind, in order to keep the builds automated, Ill be discontinuing the nightly 32 bit builds which mirror the x86-generic board.

In addition to this, I’ll shortly be changing the update server to be fully automatic for the remaining daily builds. In order to get the latest version therefore, all that will be needed is a simple ‘check for update’ from help/about within the browser.

Special and Vanilla Builds will continue to have both 32 bit and 64 bit support for the foreseeable future.




ChromiumOS Enhanced Special Build – R58-8872

New Special Builds out today!

Download 64 bit build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special//Camd64OS_R58-8872.B-Special.7z

SHA256: 1bc04157e0ef760ce9320ff943955d33a540526e6c76ffeaaf8fdedaef179784

Download 32 bit build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special//Cx86OS_R58-8872.B-Special.7z

SHA256: f7f24ecd05490e37aded8f0c636584319ff4a7fd51e05254f3be5e9e8c26a1de

Enhancements

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues

The Update Server will be made available in the next week or so.




ChromiumOS Enhanced Vanilla Build – R58-9334.B

New Vanilla Builds out today!

Download 64 bit build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special//Camd64OS_R58-9334.B-Vanilla.7z

SHA256: abba32e9ee43b05c17d70149b36b6c110ce7567153fe0e2a6dd0c88149e784b4

Download 32 bit build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special//Cx86OS_R58-9334.B-Vanilla.7z

SHA256: 02ea846af84c7c7382bc5365218194757c479b7a22acca306694180a41400d6e

These builds are an enhancement to the normal Vanilla builds in the fact they support the Broadcom STA wireless stack.

Update 29/05: Update servers for both 32 and 64 bit variants are now running. Feel free to update therefore!

As ever, please do not log issues relating to the graphics stack!

Enhancements

  • R58 Chromium Release
  • Google Drive Integration
  • Improved Wireless support due to disabling APManager
  • Broadcom STA version 6.30.223.271

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues




ChromiumOS Enhanced Vanilla Build – R57-9202.B

New Vanilla Builds out today!

Download 64 bit build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special//Camd64OS_R57-9202.B-Vanilla.7z

SHA1: 4d7dcec1d3db8f521c8011a273177bf021e49847

Download 32 bit build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special//Cx86OS_R57-9202.B-Vanilla.7z

SHA1: e8753d3ce7d58ded2094069c83fa0fb45c244f2b

These builds are an enhancement to the normal Vanilla Builds in the fact they support the Broadcom STA wireless stack. They will also form the baseline for future Vanilla versions where additional enhancements will be introduced. These builds will eventually mirror the Special Build enhancements but without the graphics overhead.
With this in mind therefore, do not log issues relating to the graphics stack!

Special Builds will be ready ‘soon’ for people needing additional graphics support!

Enhancements

  • R57 Chromium Release
  • Google Drive Integration
  • Improved Wireless support due to disabling APManager
  • Broadcom STA version 6.30.223.271

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues




ChromiumOS Special Build – R55-8777

Update: 12/11/16: The Update Servers are now available. To update from older builds (post version R46-7323), just go to ‘About Chromium OS’ and click on ‘Check for and apply updates’.


New Special Builds out today!

Download 64 bit build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R55-8777.0-Special.7z

SHA1: 85f76ad132be7674e0d4a310075062310cfecec9

Download 32 bit build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R55-8777.0-Special.7z

SHA1: 8feabfa588ddd67205796f2efaf886677f5e3d50

Fixes:

  • Sierra wireless EM7355 WiFi added
  • Marvell Yukon 88E8040 NIC added
  • Altheros AR8152 NIC added
  • Realtek RTL8192E WiFi added
  • Realtek RTL8723BS WiFi added
  • Fix for the lack of space when booting from USB. This means a minimum 8GB USB stick is now required.

Enhancements

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues


Download 64 bit Vanilla build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R55-8777.0-Vanilla.7z

SHA1: c7a5828cdd7c6fd533e22e128a15014c72324960

Download 32 bit Vanilla build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R55-8777.0-Vanilla.7z

SHA1: c670d95265b14917a8315a9194d2bbe332d91c31


Please note: there is a new behaviour with the chronos user password. The password has been removed from this build and will continue to be removed for better overall security.
This means you need to use ‘chromeos-setdevpasswd’ from either shell or console to set your own password from this build onwards.

By default, this also disables SSH access so if you also need this level of access, you will need to set a separate password using ‘sudo passwd chronos’. This allows the password for dev access and SSH access to remain separate if needed.

You can also just set a password using ‘sudo passwd chronos’ and this will allow for both dev and SSH access if you need to keep the passwords the same. Do not use ‘chromeos-setdevpasswd’ if you want to keep the passwords the same.