Installing CyanogenMod Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) on Archos Gen8

  This article gives instructions to install CyanogenMod Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) on Archos Gen8 tablets. Please note that this firmware is still very experimental, there are still missing or non working features.

Step 1: Install SDE

Install SDE if it’s not already installed.
Make sure you read and understand the SDE installation notice before flashing the file.

Step 2: Install OpenAOS Multiboot


Download initramfs.cpio.gz and zImage from http://download.openaos.org/bubu/gen8/
Connect your archos to your PC with the usb cable.
Go into recovery mode by holding down the “volume down” button and switch on your archos. Keep the button pressed until you see the white recovery menu.
Use Volume Up and Down hardware buttons to move up and down in the menu, Power button to make a selection.
Goto “Recovery system” –> “Developer Edition Menu” –> “Flash Kernel and initramfs”
Copy the downloaded files to the archos and unmount safely.

Step 3: Install CyanogenMod image

Download OpenAOS CyanogenMod Android image file: get latest openaos-gingerbread* file from http://download.openaos.org/bubu/gen8/android/
Unpack the .gz file with your favorite archiving tool (ex Winrar archiver), rename the resulting file to
openaos-gingerbread.img
Boot your device on Android and copy openaos-gingerbread.img at the root on the device

Step 4: Start your device in Developer Edition mode

Shut down your device and hold down the “volume down” button and switch on your archos.
Keep the button pressed until you see the white recovery menu.
Select “Developer Edition” in the Menu, it will start OpenAOS multiboot menu.

Gingerbread should show in the list, if not, you may need to restart one more time in “Developer Edition” mode for the image file to be properly detected and the “Gingerbread” entry to appear.