This short video demonstrates the installation of Archos Special developer edition (SDE) firmware on an Archos 70 Internet Tablet. This procedure is valid for other devices from Generation 8 Internet Tablets, that is: 101,70,43,32 and 28.
Please be sure to read and understand instructions from Archos site before installing
These instructions are quoted below:
Important notices to be acknowledged before downloading and installing the SDE firmware:
- Once the SDE firmware is installed on a device, this device will be watermarked and ARCHOS will be able to detect that this firmware has been installed once.
- Installing the SDE firmware is considered by ARCHOS as a voiding of the warranty and ARCHOS declines all liability and responsibility for any issues resulting from the installation of this SDE firmware.
- ARCHOS strongly advises that only experts in embedded software development should install this firmware.
- This firmware is provided “as is” and is not supported by ARCHOS.
The SDE firmware MUST be installed using the recovery menu. The recovery is triggered by powering on the device while pressing the ‘volume down’ button (or 3 consecutive short press on the power button for the A28). In order to install the new firmware, the “Update firmware” option needs to be selected by navigating up and down the items with the ‘volume up’ and ‘volume down’ buttons and then executing the selection with a short press on the power button. Once in this mode, the device can be connected to a PC and will act as a mass storage device where the .aos firmware file can be uploaded. Once this step is done, press on the power button again to launch the installation process.
Once the SDE firmware is installed, powering on the device while pressing the ‘volume down’ button will now trigger a “Boot Menu”. This menu allows to select which Operating System is to be launched (Android, the newly installed Developer Edition or the Recovery System). If the device is powered on while pressing jointly the ‘volume down’ and the ‘volume up’ buttons, the Developer Edition will be launched. If the device is powered on without any other button pressed, Android will be launched.
Installing a new legacy (Android) ARCHOS firmware WILL NOT remove the SDE firmware. In order to uninstall the SDE, boot into the recovery using the Boot Menu, select “Developer Edition Menu”, then “Uninstall Developer Edition”.
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