Archos firmware update 2.1.4 released for Gen8 devices (Archos 28/32/43/70/101)


Google Market is still working on this firmware. Tested on an Archos 70 after a Reset Android procedure and ArcTools 0.43 installation (downloaded from Appslib).

Archangel rooting method still works on this firmware.

New feature:  Online video descriptions / media scrapper:

Download firmware here (from

Releases notes from

Version 2.1.4 – February 1st, 2011

  • Applications: fixes force close happening on applications not handling properly SecurityException (e.g. AppMonster and Dolphin)

  • Network shares: limit scanning to /24 subnet mask

Version 2.1.3 – January 27th, 2011

  • Video: fix some audio glitches after seeking WMA files

  • Video: add support for MTS files

  • Video: bring UTF-8 and UTF-16 encoded subtitles format support

  • Video: fix SUB subtitles sometimes truncated

  • Video: add IDX/SUB subtitle handling

  • Video: fix http://.*mpeg playback

  • Video: support resume and bookmark for network shares

  • Video: fix some FLV files not playing

  • Youtube: fix mobile site video not playing

  • Multimedia: fix RTSP support for Android applications

  • Multimedia: fix some web radio applications by adding basic M3U support

  • Audio: apply shorter steps in audio balance tuning

  • Audio: fix sound glitch on system notification while playing music

  • Music browser: fix album view crash on scroll with a lot of albums

  • Music: support samba protected directory access

  • Thumbnails: resolve thumbs generation freeze

  • Indexing: improve rescan robustness

  • Indexing: fix scanning not restarting after connecting device on PC or ejecting SDCard

  • Network shares: large files (>2GB) can now be played

  • Wi-Fi: fix disabling power saving not working

  • Wi-Fi: enable IEEE802.11n support

  • Wi-Fi: achieve faster reconnection

  • SDCard: fix sdcard removal not being taken into account

  • Storage: enable EXT3 filesystem support and migration

  • USB keyboard: fix external directional keys layout when rotating the device

  • Memory: enable 32MB swap by default and increase it to 64MB after Android reset or full device reformat

  • Applications: fix applications disappearing sometimes between reboots

  • Applications: fix unit not responsive after Google voicesearch use

  • Power management: allow to define deep sleep mode by default in settings/about device/power management

  • VPN: PPTP VPN support has been fixed


  1. I downloaded and installed the 2.1 firmware listed, and it bricked my tablet but about two weeks later, it is now in a loop of rebooting. It will not stay connected to my laptop long enough to try and reimage it. Doing a – and power button only gets me a white screen & reboot.


  2. I just got Archangel Root on my Archos 28 , and it added Superuser and I have no Idea what they are and how to use them . I am just trying to make my tablet work the best it can . and I like to play around with tech. trying to learn all I can about new things . is it harmfull to it and how can it help it work better ????????

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