[Kernel] Archos Gen8 Kernel (2.1.04 firmware OK) (max 1.28G) (Updated: 01-FEB-2011)


For your convenience, we are hosting a copy of the files here. All files are verified with MD5 checksum.

First, thanks $aur0n for the nice work and I can now also boot from SD card and enjoy the rooted system in EXT4

For those interested in overclock, you can try this kernel (I have tested it in Archos 70IT, but it should work in A101/A43IT as well):

** See below for instructions on how to apply this overclock kernel with the newest firmware 2.1.0X

2011-02-01 (Newest)


– Rebase from the original kernel source

– Complier optimization

– Add interactive CPU governor

– Bluetooth fix (please test, should still have problems)

– For those enjoying online flash movie, e.g. myTV.tvb.com, please set the freq to min:1000/max:1000 (Best with flash player v10.1.105.6 or upper)

– Set freq to min:1100/max:1100 for best 3D gaming experience

– Suggested to use with chulri’s initramfs

1280Mhz version:

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?wu37fj90g69o61e

Mirror: http://www.zshare.net/download/860178577cd732f3/

File name: zImage_archos_2.1.04_recode01.zip

MD5: ADF0C6FCCA503932D1C3860B3BAF61B3


Get rooted with newest firmware 2.1.0X + overclock!

** Special thanks to chulri for the updated initramfs **

0) Install SDE first

1A) For firmware 2.0.12, download the newest initramfs from here: http://code.google.com/p/archos-gen8…2_temproot.zip

1B) For firmware 2.0.13, download the newest initramfs from here: http://code.google.com/p/archos-gen8…03_tmproot.zip

1C) For firmware 2.0.14, download the newest initramfs from here: http://code.google.com/p/archos-gen8…04_tmproot.zip

2) Grap the newest overclock kernel from the links above in this post

3) Reboot your Archos holding "Volume -"

4) Recovery System -> Developer Edition Menu -> Flash Kernel and Initramfs

5) Connect USB and copy initramfs from (avos_2.1.02_temproot.zip) and copy zImage from (zImage_archos_1200_ext4_fix07.zip or 1280’s kernel) to Archos machine

6) Reboot by holding "Volume -"

7) Choose the 2nd menu item (Developer Edition)

8) Here, you get rooted in the newest firmware + overclock kernel

9) Enjoy ^_^


Previous Versions




– Not guarantee to work with $aur0n’s 0.4.1 initramfs. Please use 0.2/0.3 initramfs (boot from SD) if you get problems

– More stable & smooth

– Overclock to 1280Mhz (Stable in playing NFS shift for a few hours – I am in world track now…)

– Remove 250Mhz and add 600Mhz (as 600Mhz is needed for SetCPU to display correctly)

– Fix the SetCPU ‘time in state’ problem

– Revert the bluetooth driver

– Cherry-pick more commits (refer to my github)

– Special thanks to $aur0n’s initramfs

1280Mhz version:

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?1qweknppsoyb6rx

Mirror: http://www.zshare.net/download/8536472801a3552a/

1200Mhz version:

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?36wjsvkh6615dxg

Alternative link to $aur0n’s initramfs (boot from SD): http://www.mediafire.com/?t41kvaonad7c83d

File name: zImage_archos_1280_fix01.zip

MD5: 5DAC535DA0EFFB1422BC887EF19564F8

File name: zImage_archos_1200_ext4_fix07.zip

MD5: 1F022CCCD127A051154E98C5AC56CD2F



– More stable & smooth

– Apply patchset – kernel

– Apply patchset – ipv4

– ramzswap support (refer: http://code.google.com/p/compcache/)

– Cherry-pick more commits (refer to my github)

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?dih30gjy0lvljpk

Mirror: http://www.zshare.net/download/85094141432e0aae/

File name: zImage_archos_1200_ext4_fix05.zip

MD5: ECA8381E8371D1FE89FE2253D3482E9E



– EXT4 fix (Quadrant score ~ 2500)

– Stable at max frequency 1200Mhz and min frequency 250Mhz (thanks Tzbob)

– Selectable frequency using SetCPU: 250/300/1000/1152/1200 Mhz

– 2.6.31 scheduling tweaks

– Source code pushed to github.com for easy sharing and conforming to GNU public license

– Merge various commits ( details can be seen in my github: https://github.com/ardatdat/archos-kernel/ )

– Quadrant scoring 2808 using 1200Mhz and boot from SD (Sandisk 8G Class 4)

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?7o7wnyipxwffx3w

Mirror: http://www.zshare.net/download/8483628818cf11b2/

File name: zImage_archos_1200_ext4_fix04.zip




– Updated a new kernel that supports $aur0n script (EXT4 support)

– Down-clock to 1100 Mhz because 1200 Mhz seems too hot and not too stable

– Merge some patches from kernel

Download here: http://www.mediafire.com/?ut6deu41216wdyd

Mirror (zip): http://www.mediafire.com/?83rd6te7a8ndmts

MD5: 7C8F9D48D74F45251B358FB3E2454485



– Initial version (not EXT4 support)

– Over-clock to 1200Mhz


MD5: 83D2A38A84C97C9336325EDD48C8D1B3

Beware! After overclock, you will feel a bit hotter than before and battery drains much faster!! Flash it at your own risk.

What you need to do is:

1) Install SDE

2) Get the initramfs from this post (download the kernel+init.zip and extract it): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show…44&postcount=1

3) Replace the zImage with the new overclocked kernel

4) Boot into SDE recovery menu and copy the initramfs.cpio.gz and zImage through USB cable

5) Boot into SDE developer OS

6) You should get all your apps here and have superuser right now

You will now have read/write access to /system/ or /data/ …etc.

Next step: You can download GScript from the market (free) to make some custom scripts to remove unnecessary apps and replace the hosts file, etc.


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