This is a WARNING to all Archos users: DO NOT UPDATE your G9 tablets to the version 4.0.24 firmware released last October 10.
Unfortunately the Firmware 4.0.24 that was released on Wednesday (10/10) afternoon causes significant problems on a very small number of ARCHOS 101 G9 devices, causing the tablets to become unresponsive. A few hours later, the moment the problem was discovered, the firmware update was pulled from our servers. Those users that updated and find themselves with an unresponsive tablet are invited to contact our customer support hotlines (per country list below), where our support personnel will gather their details in order for their device to be returned and repaired.
Version 4.0.24 – October 10th, 2012
- Android: IceCream Sandwich 4.0.4 version
- Media Center: network indexing on network shortcut menu (+), network shortcuts creation is proposed on network share directory long press
- Media Center: new simplified Movie/TV Shows/All Video views
- Media Center Video: new video information view with backdrop display and chooser (click on backdrop to change it)
- Media Center Video: poster can be changed by clicking on it in the video Information view
- Video Scraper: faster media information retrieval process. Note that in the migration process, all your video scraper information will be lost.
- Subtitles: ability to download and save subtitles for network shares
- Media Center: add video search
- Media Center Music: Album art swipe gesture support
- Remote control: control your tablet with your TV remote through HDMI on TV compatible hardware (directional pad, multimedia and color TV remote keys)
- Archos Remote: support of remote touch pad
- Wi-Fi: new more robust driver
- Media Center Video: fix audio desync for some MPEG4/AVI files
- Media Center Video: fix MPEG PS/VOB audio track selection
- Media Center Video: fix UPNP playback of large files (>4GB)
- Media Center Video: fix seeking in some TS files
- Media Center Video: fix playing certain MKV files
- Media Center Video: fix playing certain H264 files
- Media Center Video: improve DVD/VOB playback in case there are IFO files present
- Media Center Video: add support for MPL2 subtitle format
- Media Center Video: improve playback of H264/AAC TS files
Best if you do not update to the latest firmware until Archos releases a more stable one.