Archos G9 Firmware update 4.0.6 finally ready


Following the two test firmwares, Archos has released a minor 4.0.6 firmware update to their Archos Gen9 devices, which includes a few bugs correction.

According to the release information, the following changes are expected:

Version 4.0.6 – May 3rd, 2012

  • Wi-Fi: fix more disconnect cases happening on some access points
  • GPS: increase stability of GPS
  • HDMI: do not propose overscan setting when TV supports underscan
  • muSD: improve reliability of card insertion detection
  • muSD: fix read/write permission issue occurring with some applications
  • Applications: fix platform reboot occurring sometimes after a while when using high CPU demanding applications

Archos G9 4.0.6 Firmware download

firmware_archos_it4.aos (190 Mb)

Firmware update procedure at


  1. Hmmm — it didn’t work. I downloaded to my PC, and then followed the instructions to load via USB into the main directory of the Arnova. When I disconnected, it did NOT offer to upgrade the OS. I re-booted the Arnova, but it still showed v4.0.3 in the About Tablet setting.

    Moving to Explorer, I found the file, but when I tried to open it directly I got a Parsing Error message.

    What now? It’s not impossible that the download to the PC may have been a bit iffy, as we have tin-can-&-string broadband out here on the moors, and I used the link for other browsing during download. Do you think I should try downloading again?

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