July 31, 2014

Archos Gets Froyo'd and Rooted!

If you are like everyone else in the world, you are excited about the fact that we finally are getting some sort of choice in the Android tablet market.  We have high price range tablets like the Galaxy Tab, to the low end Sylvania tablet.

If you are looking for something right between those two options, perhaps the Archos family of tablets is for you.  To sweeten the deal, the Archos line is setup to get the Froyo update, but if you can’t wait for an official update, you can do it yourself.  Check out how after the break

The Archos Gen-8 Android Tablet line is getting the 2.2 “Froyo” update. This includes the above devices the Archos: 28, 32, 45, 70 and 101 tablets.

Your device will prompt you when the update is available. But, if you are to impatient for the froyo goodness go ahead and manually install the update.

Go to: Archos Firmware Update

Archos has a few other goodies for everyone including: setting up ADB (Archos 5), drivers, Archos API for developers in addition to the firmware section. Worth a browse even if you don’t have an Archos Tab.

One of the drawbacks of the Archos line is the absence of the Android market, sure they have Archos Market but it’s no comparison to the Android Market. If you can accept that the apps may look a little different on your 10.1 inch screen, we have an early Christmas present for Archos 101 users: How to install Android Market

Now the bad news: No official conformation yet if Archos Android 2.2 update will support Adobe Flash Player. Word around the net is that no Flash usually means the manufacturer and Adobe may have had a “conflict.” Even if it doesn’t come immediately it’s possible that you may be able to use the ADB to push the flash player .apk to your device if you are inclined to do so. There also is a large Archos root community out there if you looking to root.

Archos has now joined the club of rooted devices. (Temp Root) Right Now. Root your Archos 101, Samsung Galaxy Tab and more with Z4root 1 click root app. Download from market or Here. Hurry Google has pulled the app just recently but the developer soon put it back up, get it while you can. Have fun.

Archos users have you got the update yet? Flash or no Flash? Rooters what fun have you had? Let us know here at the Android Guys.