Archos 70b/c eReader custom firmware with Android Market and root

This firmware download link has been removed, as some issues on this firmware have been reported by users. We will restore the download after investigating the problem. Thank you for your understanding.

We are proud to bring you Kasty, a custom firmware for the Archos 70b/c eReader. This update adds Android Market and root access to your device.

This firmware is available for download here: kasty-arc7eb-21-02.zip

This firmware is specific to the Archos 70b (Archos 70c in the USA) eReader and should not be installed on other devices.

WE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DEVICE.

THIS FIRMWARE UPDATE IS USED AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Firmware update procedure:

  • Connect your device to the electricity socket, fully charge it and leave the socket connected
  • Unzip the update.img file out of the zip archive
  • Copy the img file to the root of your device
  • Unmount USB on your device, it should give a prompt similar to this one:
  • Push the Install button and follow the update procedure
  • You can also refer to our flashing procedure page for more details.

    The first boot after flashing your new firmware may take some time, please be patient.
    There may be some apps missing in the Market, we are working on it.

    Changelog:
    0.2 (2011/06/08) Fixed some Android Market crashes
    0.1 (2011/06/07) Initial release

    This is firmware is a work in progress, please report any problem in the comments section of this article.