Archos has released a firmware update for Archos 80/101 G9, A70B.
Firmware changes: Version 3.2.79 – January 10th, 2012
- Video: improve MPEG2 video playback
- Archos widget: avoid widget stuck on sandglass happening sometimes
- File manager: re-allow to copy a file from Network
- Web browser: add a ‘Keep screen ON’ option in Browser
- Display: fix backlight not on at wakeup from suspend on some A101 happening at low backlight level
- Display: remove some seldom UI freeze during animations
- Battery: avoid shutdown at suspend wakeup happening sometimes
- Hard drive: avoid suspend/resume issues happening sometimes
- Hard drive: prevent loss of hard drive during video playback happening sometimes
How to install a firmware
Via a WiFi Connection
- Update your device directly by going to Menu > Settings > About Device > Firmware Update and then follow the instructions.
Without a WiFi Connection
Step 1. Download the firmware to your computer
When you download the update file, your browser may warn you that the file ‘could be harmful’. This is normal because browsers are not familiar with files that have a .AOS extension and suspect that they could be malicious. These files are not harmful to your computer.
Step 2. Connect the ARCHOS to your computer with the USB cable.
Once the cable is connected, select “Mount” on your Archos and wait a few seconds for the ARCHOS to be detected by the computer.
Step 3. Copy and paste the downloaded firmware (.AOS file) onto the ARCHOS device
Your ARCHOS device will be detected as a ‘Hard Drive’ in Windows® Explorer. Open this Hard Drive and you will see the various ARCHOS folders inside (Video, Music, etc.). Paste the update file into this area but be careful not to paste it into any of the folders there.
Step 4. Disconnect the Device
Once the file is finished copying to the ARCHOS, unplug the USB cable.
Step 5. Allow the Device to Update itself
Once you disconnect the USB cable, the device will recognize the new update file and invite you to install it. Follow the on-screen instructions. If it does not suggest an update, this means that the update file did not get placed onto the device or it got accidentally placed into one of the folders. You can open the File manager application on the ARCHOS, locate the update file you have copied to it, and then open it directly to start the update.