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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:38 am 
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According to Archos Facebookpage:

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For those asking about Gen 8 firmware update: I just got word that it should be available within 2 weeks. I don't have any other details."

Anyone know what kind of update? Anything major or just a "usual" FW update?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:21 am 
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Standard fw update-fixing the stuff they messed up in the last one. :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:31 am 
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Probably yes....


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:16 am 
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I think it will be the last "major" firmware that we are getting... After that it will only be bugfixing...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:09 pm 
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I think your right, we won't see anymore Android Updates in my opinion, Gingerbread etc.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:15 pm 
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I'm pretty sure it is a standard firmware update to fix bugs, tough I am hopping I'm wrong and that it is an update to Gingerbread.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:20 pm 
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I really don't want Gingerbread. Froyo has a lot of application support and I don't want Archos to release a new version of Android that is going to cause more problems than it has solved. I would prefer a well polished Froyo over a simi polished Gingerbread.

However, I am excited about the new firmware and I hope it fixes the two issues I am experiencing.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:34 pm 
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Diknak wrote:
I really don't want Gingerbread. Froyo has a lot of application support and I don't want Archos to release a new version of Android that is going to cause more problems than it has solved. I would prefer a well polished Froyo over a simi polished Gingerbread.

However, I am excited about the new firmware and I hope it fixes the two issues I am experiencing.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:17 pm 
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Just fix the wi-fi problems that cause reboot loops.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:59 pm 
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hope it fixes usb connectivity too!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:30 pm 
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nekogami13 wrote:
Standard fw update-fixing the stuff they messed up in the last one. :roll:


you forgot to mention all the new ones we'll get in exchange. ;-)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:50 am 
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Hope we can get Flash GPU acceleration.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:36 am 
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joelo wrote:
Hope we can get Flash GPU acceleration.



I'd settle if it just stopped boot looping once a week


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:31 am 
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If it's completely stable and doesn't break anything or do weird stuff I might consid er upgrading from 2.0.71.... so I probably won't bother :roll:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:27 am 
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nekogami13 wrote:
Standard fw update-fixing the stuff they messed up in the last one. :roll:


And probably introducing some new bugs :?

Let's hope the major problems are fixed at last...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:43 am 
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Is there any reason why they can't increase the app storage size?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:57 am 
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Hajile_Ibushi wrote:
Is there any reason why they can't increase the app storage size?


I guess you can only change this by wiping existing data, as it will need a change in the partitioning scheme of the device's storage. So it won't be easy to upgrade without a backup / restore routine. So for the majority of people who use this as a multimedia device, this would be very inconvenient.

Sure, they could give us the option. But then again, they could do many things (fix major issues, implement hideable software buttons, upgrade OS to gingerbread etc)... :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:46 pm 
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Hajile_Ibushi wrote:
Is there any reason why they can't increase the app storage size?


You can, and without losing any data, if you have full root and SDE installed.

Check out what went on here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpos ... stcount=54

The whole discussion is here:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=971409
* The good stuff starts at post 37, and some people had luck with just that method, but mine wasn't working. The link above worked easier and better for me (the first link in my post here, to post 54 of the same thread).

Feel free to ask questions, as it took me a while to get it right, but I managed to copy everything over without losing any data.

This is the OFFICIAL FIRMWARE, ANDROID 2.2, with a custom kernel (for root).
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NOTE: All thanks for this definitely go to Chulri and wdl1908! They did some amazing work on this! I just did some messing around to get my problem fixed, and a thanks to Dark Dragon as well for suggesting the partition manager route.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:19 am 
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Now then, can someone give us step to step to expand the app storage?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:20 am 
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Use post 37 in the thread I posted (the second link I posted). If you have problems, try reading through the rest of the thread. That post is a step-by-step, but it wouldn't work for me, as I had multiple problems. You can see the problems I had in that thread.


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