Archos firmware update 2.3.81 released for Gen8 devices (Archos 28/32/43/70/101)

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Please note that Android Market installed thru ArcTools is still working on this firmware. Tested on an Archos 70 after a Reset Android procedure and ArcTools 0.49 installation (downloaded from Appslib).

As previous version 2.3.26, Archangel rooting method does not work anymore: the application gets stuck on “Please wait”.

Also note that this 2.3.26 release is still an Android 2.2 (Froyo) and not an Android 2.3 Gingerbread firmware. Archos firmware numbers is not related to the Android Operating system version.


Download Archos Gen8 2.3.81 firmware (from Archos.com)

Releases notes from http://update.archos.com/8/gen8/changes_firmware_archos_android_gen8.htm

Android Market installed thru ArcTools is still working on this firmware. Tested on an Archos 70 after a Reset Android procedure and ArcTools 0.49 installation (downloaded from Appslib).

Apparently Archos modified their firmware in a way that Archangel rooting method does not work anymore on this 2.3.20 firmware. The application gets stuck on “Please wait”.
If you need root access to your device, please do not flash current firmware and wait for a new workaround to be found. Flashing 2.3.20 firmware won’t let you flash older firmwares back.

Also note that this 2.3.81 release is still an Android 2.2 (Froyo) and not an Android 2.3 Gingerbread firmware. Archos firmware numbers is not related to the Android Operating system version.

Archos remote control feature



Download Archos Gen8 2.3.81 firmware (from Archos.com)

Releases notes from http://update.archos.com/8/gen8/changes_firmware_archos_android_gen8.htm

Version 2.3.81 – July 5th, 2011



  • Flash: integrate flash plugin version 10.1.105.7 (can be uninstalled)

  • Subtitle wizard: allow to associate a subtitle to a video (launched by a long press on a video file in video browser)

  • Audio player: solve some seldom force to close

  • Audio: increase compatibility with android applications (e.g. games)

  • Video: avoid crashes when playing truncated or broken MKV files

  • Video: fix bulgarian subtitles detection

  • Wi-Fi: fix unit rebooting in loop sometimes when waking up from suspend leaving Wi-Fi on in nomadic situations

  • Battery estimation: report 100% at full charge (power led blinking) after removing the charger

  • Battery estimation: provide more accurate battery charge information at boot for A70it hard drive model

  • Media library: purge media library entries relative to the sdcard at sdcard removal

  • Internationalization: include better Russian translations

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