Archos 7 HTv1 custom firmware – updated Android system, Root and Market

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We are offering an archive of custom firmwares for your Archos 7 Home Tablet version 1.

These firmwares let you upgrade your device to latest Android operating systems, such as Android 2.1 (Eclair), Android 2.2 (Froyo) or Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). They also let you have superuser « root » access to the device and install Android Market.

These custom roms are made by independant developpers and are not supported by Archos. They are experimental work, please upgrade only if you know what you are doing.

You will find here few firmwares for Archos 7 HomeTablet version 1 (7HTv1), if you are not sure on which version you have, please check our Archos 7HT v1/v2 page.

If you have an Archos 7HTv2 please visit our dedicated firmware page.

You can find Archos default firmware and other custom firmwares for your Archos 7 HTv1 in our Archive:

87 COMMENTS

  1. I have downloaded YAR28 for my Archos 7HTv1
    And when i trying to set up first sign in to market place
    It says trying comunicating with servers then says it cant establish reliable data connection to the server?
    Wifi has been reset up so dont think its that.

    any ideas

    Keith

    ps what other benefits does running yar28 other than having google marketplace?

    I run serviio to stream vidieos to ps3 xbox , is there a app that i can use to watch same streams on archos

  2. hello all, let me just be clear to you all…ABANDON ALL HOPES FOR ANYTHING OTHER THAN CUPCAKE TO RUN ON YOUR ARCHOS HOME TABLET VERSION 1….as an AHTv1 owner, i struggled to get past cupcake for the simple joy of flash…did everything…almost lost all use of the device as u may read in earlier threads trying multiple firmware upgrades, and have resigned to be grateful with the vast improvements yar28 (only perfectly functioning upgrade) has made to the device, including opening up the android market, google apps, and best of all increased internal memory allocated for apps….before about 6 apps wuld brim the capacity, now skies the limit. Take my learning the hard way, use yar28 only!

  3. Hi. I had bought a refurbished Archos 7 HT v1 off Amazon. I downloaded a version of Android market but it seems it’s V1.5 or lower. I bought this tablet so I can play different games on it like Angry Birds and Words With Friends. Plus the ever so great « keeping restless kids occupied for hours » clause. I was wondering if there’s a way to update the market. And if it involves me downloading some firmware, how would I go about doing this? I’m extremely new to the tablet experience.

    Thank You,
    Gerk

  4. OK, so I bought this Tablet from Tigerdirect for 105 bucks.. supposed to be running Android version 1.5, when I look at the firmware it says its version 1.0.15, WTF !, ok anyway appslib wont update, Appslib – Updated says – appslib mass update (free approved) touched – says « you must update your version of Appslib. (bla bla bla) touch Install – ask me if I want to install this app. (bla bla) of coarse ttouch install… then it says « Application not installed – Appslib could not be installed on this phone »
    (this IS an Archos 7 home tablet V1)
    Model number A70HB
    Firmware 1.0.15
    Kernel version 2.6.25
    Build RK-1.2.9 …..bla bla bla
    I would like to upgrade it to Yar28 and keep it , I DL’d the RK and Yar but want to be sure this goes smooth , Is the Rockship Driver another DL IU need to obtain before I destroy my new tablet ?

  5. OH HAPPY DAY! finally got the rkandroid tool to work, and ireverted to yar28 with no problems!! flawless custom os upgrade…thanks again for your help. about to try flash app on it now…flash (online video) is the ultimately what most AHT7 v1 users crave…willl report results for all to benefit….but again…YAR28 is a GO!! works well!

  6. apologise for the repetitive comments…i have been up all night literally trying to recover my AHT7 v1…it is now 6:19am, by my time, and after running between two pc’s and a laptop all night in my home, the dawn has brought a depressing reality…i cannot fix my archos!!! At least I should be the last idiot to @#$$% up a perfectly good tablet…im glad my warning spurred admin to take down other failed versions (yar28 udpate really works!!) im just absolutely pissed that i had to be the last to learn the hard way!! please tell me what im doing wrong…i know 100’s have solved this issue i speak of below, but maybe 100’s have not for some reason other than we’re all doing something wrong!! im not being pissy now, i just was hoping and PRAYING i was doing something wrong, as suggested….sigh…im at wits end! don’t forget me, please! i loved my archos and would very much like to have it back

  7. did a lil research, it seems others that have had similar problems with the rkandroid tool’s driver not being accepted, used the android debug bridge (ADB) to get the rkandroid tool to read the device…is there any truth to this, and if so how can i do this? i think ADB is a bit over my head.

  8. warning to all archos 7 home tablet v1 owners! yar28 works!!! like others and myself however, other upgrades have crippled our systems. after upgrading BEAUTIFULLY with yar28, i got ambitious and attempted knight dominion v3….BIG MISTAKE for version 1 owners!! LET MY GRIEF BE UR SAVING GRACE…still unable to access sd card, unable to read frm pc…unable to upgrade os…stuck in limbo! dont make my mistake…and if anyone can help, please do. i have tried everything to specification with RKAndroid_ENG.zip (on many systems) to no avail.

  9. hello, I tried to update but now the pc recognizes the device but
    I do not have access, pc can’t find the driver and I can’t install it. I can not use some applications downloaded from market .How can I do? I can go back to original firmware?

  10. Hi guys, I had mine updated to the YAR28 and working good then I did the gingerbread on it and it’s stuck. says it’s low on disk space (won’t download anything), can’t see the sd card, can’t get to a file manager & doesn’t see the usb drivers.. i tried many.. tried XP & win7.. help please… watched the youtube stuff puck did.. i’m not getting the usb to work.. thanks

  11. Bonjour,

    J’ai instalé update_2.3alpha2_mem290.img sur mon archos 7ht v1 8giga, mais elle ne convient pas. je voudrais repasser a un firmawe stable qui ne confonde pas mon archos 7 avec un telephone.
    Le probleme, c’est que l’usb n’est plus reconus, je ne peut plus copier un fichier img a la racine.
    Pouvez m’aider ?
    Cordialement
    Pascal

  12. hello
    I have a Archos 7 HTv1. I downloaded the files from this page but I don’t know how can I install the img files?! How can I change the firmware? Which version is better for my tablet? I’d like to install the apps to SD card.
    THX your answer!!
    Peter

  13. I need help very very much! I installed gingerbread-alpha2.zip now my computer cant access it so I can revert back to the standard firmware. I even tried to use the archos developers drivers that archos recommends for developers to use to get into the device. I’m lost as this version doesn’t even read the SD card so I can’t even upgrade it fron there. PLEASE!!!! someone help me.

  14. Hello,
    I am sorry if I have missed the answer to my question somewhere in the forums. I have been reading for days and I am scared to try anything because I don’t want to ruin my Archos tablet…
    I bought a refurbished Archos 7HT v1 tablet and I really like it. I would like to be able to use Adobe Flash on it to watch ballet and curling off of the internet. Right now I can’t do it. My brother installed Yar (I think) but that didn’t get it to work. I have been told that there is something else I can update on it to use Flash. Is this true? If so, what would be the best file to use from here to upgrade my Archos so it will play/stream Flash. Again, my sincerest apologies if I have missed this info somewhere…

    Thank you very much for any information.

    ^_^

  15. After uploading update_2.1_memsize230mb.img and the knightdomonion, the internal hard drive and SD card are no longer detected by Archos, neither by Windows. I was able to following Puck’s directions to restore to Archos’s default firmware using Windows 7 and Windows Vista (if windows fails to detect the driver, go to control->devices, right click the failed/yellow device and manually update the driver).

  16. I just installed the Gingerbread onto my Archos 7 htv1 and now it doesn’t recognize when its connected to a computer. So i can’t directly put the files onto the root, any ideas? I’d really like to go back to KnightDominion v3 but can’t exactly figure out how to get it to update back to how it was. If you could explain the process then I would be very appreciative. Thanks!

  17. Admin thank you for the fast reply..i did install the Gingerbread and just renamed the file removed the 2 and rk android installed it without a problem.

    Just i have 1 strange thing since yesterday -since my Archos 7 ht starts crying about harddisk space..i have only 36 mb or so left..i,m like where is my 8gb??

    Ik have the jome tablet with the silver alimunium back and on the box it say 8gb-
    so i have a harddisk problem with my HT v1 , so maybe you could tell me what i did wrong..or maybe i will just bring it back and get the one Archos send to me in the first place..and thats the v2 ( i just did not wanted that one because i still wanted to mess with firmware and was unknown that the v2 had great firmware already..(i was beeing tooo nice )

    Anyway..report also filmed:
    Gingerbread runs..
    The goods:

    Looks great market place is there..and power controle looks really good and
    wakes up by sliding power on –

    Market place give you different findings and no findings on software
    used on the 1.5 so my reggae programs are gone and so my bee radio..
    but it works..

    The Bad?
    Well the word BAD makes the firmware looks bad..but it’s just the way
    Android deals with hardware and the Archos 7ht in fact is very lucky to have people trying to make it better because Archos Failled in doing that but no hate the quality of the device is very OKE and so is he battery Life -so it’s not some EKEN m001

    Wifi connects fine but when rebooting you will have to fill in yourwifi acces code again..

    I seem to have a error when want to read my sd card

    The device runs much slower and you will see that when typing -mistakes are going to be made..dont get mad lol !!

    I would say the v3 of Knightdominion give more satisfaction and is reliable-
    But to play around Gingerbread on Archos 7 HT is just for the film..

    Now i will install one of the other Firmware and will bring back a report how that went..

    Greeets from Puck

  18. Wow i,m so lucky to find this site on this Sunday morn while playing around and checking for sites like these that work on making the Archos even Better !!!
    R E S P E C T 4 that !!

    I downloaded some of the firmwares and will try to see..
    At this moment my Archos runs Knightdominions v3 firmware and after showing that off in video i will continue with a next firmware..

    I do have the Archos 7 HT v2 aswel..because my v1 broke down and i was just starting to play with the firmwares -pissed that i was i bought the v2 for 139 eu in my city..

    Dissapointed about the v2 cause i could not hack it with better firmware..i got lucky 3 weeks later when i received a brandnew archos v1 for the one i broke..waranty was still up !!! The store that rock;s in my city is SATURN !!!

    Now i have one to play with and that’s the V1-

    I will keep records of my progress on my Youtube..be free to join me !

    Greets and BG UP to the Firmware makers..
    Site added to fav !!

    Puck