I am new to this forum and spent a lot of time reading since I bought an Archos 7 HT last week on ebay.
Before betting I read on the Archos site about the device (800 MHz, Android 2.1 Eclair) realising too late that my one was Cupcake 1.5.
But when I came to this page I saw that there is a big community with the V1 and that most of the custom ROM just deal with the old one.
On the other hand, creeping through all the threads (at least of the first 4 pages) I realised that there is a huge variety of ROMs and coders and I found it very difficult to make a decision which one to take. A couple of people started to create custom ROMs with many different Android SDks. But I read a lot of "alpha" and "beta" and "just for the curious user". With the expression "at your own risk" I can live but it should not be a russian roulette.
So please forgive me if I put a list in this thread that will hopefully help me and possibly any other newcomer. Please correct me, if I messed something up.Android-Version - Coder (latest edition)
1.5 Original Archos ROM 1.0.15 (Build 0728)
1.5 Cupcake - Himself (V 0.28)
, KnightDominion (V 03)
1.6 Donut - chriscsh (beta 1)
2.1 Eclair - speciallb (Beta 3
), may (230mb app space)
, speciallb (Beta 5 with 230 MB)
, archospapyo (Beta 6 with 230 MB)
2.2 Froyo - theplague (2.2 alpha)
, archospapyo (2.2 update 1 with 314 MB)
2.3 Gingerbread - Kornyone (2.3 alpha 2)
, may (cyanogen 7)
I skipped sean
and his 2.1. What he said seemed to be very professional, but as he is off the forum either he was not telling the truth or his company told him not to spread anything on the net they have paid for.
So the question for me is, which if the versions (except Himself's V0.28) are stable and quick enough for my purpose?
My former intention was to use it as an ebook-reader, but some other widgets would be fine too. watching movies will not be fun, which version I would ever take I think. That's the 600MHz processor.
But using Flash on the internet and being able to rotate the screen would be benefits. And of course the big application memory will be a must.
So perhaps I should generate a table with the custom ROM versus the original ROM showing the benfits of each version (like the table from Archos comparing the HT and the IT).Flashing the ROM
For flashing the ROM just copy it into the root directory of your flash card when being connected in Windows or use the following guide
Meanwhile I installed the Himself V 0.28 and it seems to be a bit smoother than the original. Big application memory is fantastic (thanks Himself), but the music player has some drop-outs in-between. Nothing you can relax with hearing music. Will it be better if I load it directly from the internal memory instead of the SD-card ?
E-book reader Aldiko 1.2.13 works fine and thanks to "Calibre
" it is possible to transfer simple PDF-books to the epub-format.
After all the flashing I went back to speciallb's
Beta 3. Although it does not assist video it serves my needs best.
And I am waiting for the next update and will install lefeudedieu's flash.apk
in the meantime.
added a piece of software that makes it possible to create one's own firmware based on the original.
for the thread.
upped the 230MB version of speciallb
s 2.1 Beta 5.
I updated that in the link above. Will test it this evening.
Also pay attention to the guide from RobertAsticles
(three posts above) on how to proceede before applying this ROM
upped a Beta 6 of the 2.1 with less errors and being rooted.
directly checked that. Looks great and seems to be a bit smoother. Fixes some errors with the sd-card.
One week ago I bought the Archos 70 8GB Internet Tablet and this is a smashing difference to the HT. It really IS
like the I-Pad, though a little bit more handy. Very smooth and incredibly fast in comparison to the HT.
So please forgive me when I have to say good-bye to this forum as I am going to sell the HT on Ebay this week.
I will move on to the Archos 70 forum, but defintely will be available on archosfans.com.
Thanks to all that did a great job on the development of the custom ROMs and - keep it up !
released a promising edition of 2.2 Froyo being rootet with market and 314 MB app space. I am not able to test it anymore as I sold my HT, but fessor did some first testing. See same thread that contains the img-files above.