OK, I have made some progress but now I'm stuck on editing init.rc. I forgot to mention that I'm trying the non-wipe method btw.
Here's a few remarks on the whole process, I guess in an attempt to aid other newbies like myself (especially Windows users) and then I'll get to my issue:
1. It should be mentioned somewhere that for Windows users the Archos ADB USB Driver should be installed first (http://www.archos.com/support/support_t ... us&lang=en
). Also as the instructions there don't make it quite clear, I had to create adb_usb.ini and paste Archos' info there.
2. ADB needs to be run from a command prompt. Don't expect it to run by double clicking it (I know 'duh' for some).
3. ADB shell: WAIT FOR '#' BEFORE ISSUING EACH COMMAND!
And here's where I'm stuck, editing init.rc.
The guide instructs to 'pull' the file and then edit it using notepad. So where is it placed in order to be opened in notepad?!! Also, can someone please confirm that the orginal init.rc (to be edited) is placed in '/'? Cause I've tried copying that to my internal memory, opening it and editing it, saving it and then copying it back (using File Expert, as Root Explorer is not free) but each time I restart my Archos, the file seems to revert back to its original configuration.
So, that's about it I guess. I just have to figure out how to edit init.rc and then (hopefully) I'm set!