Maybe I just don't get it. I've been watching and waiting for Nov. 5 to hear what advantages this "jailbreak" would bring to us Archos 5 owners. Am I missing something? I still don't know what, if anything, this could eventually allow me to do on my Archos that I can't already do. I appreciate the explanation on how you did it, but frankly that's useless to me since I'm not that tech savvy. I've been asking all along exactly WHAT we might be able to do with our devices that we couldn't do before the hack. And I'm still not sure what that is.
you say you're not tech savvy so maybe this does nothing for you, but for those of us that like to tinker, this is wonderful. in the end what is hoped will be achieved is the freedom to do anything we want rather then only what archos allows us to do. let's say you want a program but archos doesn't allow it or doesn't have it, but if you jailbreak and someone out there has made the app, then you can get it. if you don't want anything then there's no need to jailbreak.
the largest change will be the OS, being able to install linux, or maybe even android or windows mobile, which would allow for vast array of apps and support that we can't get from archos.
but this is all in the future, for now the door is open...
Thanks Screwyluie, that clears it up a bit more. A hack such as this will allow those who want to possibly install particular apps to do so. And to install a different OS too. Correct? For something like installing a Cinema or HD plug-in would there have to be an app for that too? I guess what I'm wondering now is if things like that (the various video plug-ins) would need a new app created for them to be installed. And also, this won't allow us to just use the Archos Android firmware or any of it's apps or plug-ins, etc. would it? Thanks.