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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:23 pm 
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http://update.archos.com/9/gen9/gen9_4. ... os_it4.aos

http://update.archos.com/9/gen9/changes ... en9it4.htm

Firmware changes

Version 4.0.4 - March 8th, 2012

Initial Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 firmware release
MediaCenter Video: support for MKV3D on TV with automatic switch to best 3D mode
MediaCenter Video: allow to disable system notifications in video player
MediaCenter Video: collection of VOB files from DVD are now gathered into a single movie item
MediaCenter Music: integrate Music control panel in Lock Screen
MediaCenter info dialog: allow to edit the name used for performing the Movie and TVShow online search
File Manager: display a notification when file copy continues in background
File Manager: improved drag and drop support
File Manager: new option to prevent indexing of some storage/sdcard folders by multimedia library
Applications: more robust video conferencing support (Google talk, Skype etc.)
USB file transfer: a samba server is now activated on the tablet when using USB network tethering for easier file transfer on non Windows based hosts
Archos widgets: new USB network tether widget
External Keyboard: french layout has been expanded to handle AtlGr keys for special symbols
Accessories: Xbox gamepad support


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:32 pm 
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You guys are awesome! downloading update now, will report any bugs if i find any. I'm excited :)

Bugs i've noted:
Seems that when the screen turns off, and the wifi disconnects, and the screen turns back on, the only way to reconnect to wifi is to disable it, then re-enable. then it finally connects automatically
First impressions:

UI is beautiful
Menus seem to have some lag (settings menu mostly, worse than honeycomb)
Camera app is awesome! picture quality also seems better?
internet browser seems to be more fluid
Chrome beta in the market!
overall still seems slow and laggy :/

I was really hoping for a smooth firmware without all these lags and whatnot..guess thats what happens with a 1ghz processor. Might try to overclock it to 1.2 or 1.3 ghz and see if it helps

Edit! I may have spoken too soon...I did a full format, and reinstalled the official aos, and this is running super fast!

I think we should be able to remove some programs such as user manual, archos connect, archos remote, media server, online registration, etc. It would be nice to have this ability without rooting. at least we can now disable google maps in the apps settings :D

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:16 pm 
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Just downloaded - do I have to do a reformat and then install?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:35 pm 
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ifb wrote:
Just downloaded - do I have to do a reformat and then install?

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no you don't have to reformat. I just did cuz my device was slow. it's optional.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:45 pm 
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Trying to play movies I Google video player, it says " failed to fetch licence"???? So can't play, any ideas and is this because of my new ICS update?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:55 pm 
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Great. I will test it. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:12 pm 
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the archos site gave me a .bin file instead of .aos but renaming it worked


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:36 pm 
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New FW installed. At first the devices crashed while re-start, but then there was no problem during installing.
Bluetooth devices working partially:
- JBL OnTourXTB found and paired -> I can hear sound 8)
- Jabra BT3030 not found and not paired :(


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:49 pm 
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Still depressingly slow, slower if anything, those who scrubbed and restarted to make it faster, what did you actually do?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:51 pm 
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tarcus wrote:
Still depressingly slow, slower if anything, those who scrubbed and restarted to make it faster, what did you actually do?


Go into recovery, format everything, and then drop the new .aos file in when it prompts you.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:12 pm 
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on the market setup (google apps setup), it says "gathering information about your phone"

this is not a phone :p not sure if archos can fix this, or if it's just built into google apps


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tarcus wrote:
Still depressingly slow, slower if anything, those who scrubbed and restarted to make it faster, what did you actually do?


Go into recovery, format everything, and then drop the new .aos file in when it prompts you.


yes. do this. it sped up my tablet a million times...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:14 pm 
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Thanks, at the moment in the time it takes the Archos to load this page I was able to pick up the htc flyer, unlock it, navigate to this page and get about halfway through typing this paragraph so it's slow!

Also rather worryingly my normally rock-solid wireless router keeps locking up when the Archos is connected but is fine when the Archos is turned off.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:43 pm 
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tarcus wrote:
Thanks, at the moment in the time it takes the Archos to load this page I was able to pick up the htc flyer, unlock it, navigate to this page and get about halfway through typing this paragraph so it's slow!

Also rather worryingly my normally rock-solid wireless router keeps locking up when the Archos is connected but is fine when the Archos is turned off.


There must be something seriously wrong with your archos, mine takes about 3 seconds to load this page.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:06 pm 
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Wifi connection keeps dropping when streaming videos over UPNP. Tried the built in upnp browser and BubbleUpnp.
I have to disable wifi and then enable it again to reconnect. WPA2 wifi connection. Apple Airport extreme router.

Tried streaming over SMB connection and it does it as well.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:14 pm 
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Seems slow since upgrade - longer loading times and less responsive touch screen.
Also get "not connected to the internet" messages when the web page loading behind in Dolphin clearly proves it is!
Still no joy with BBC iPlayer either - Flash 10.3 doesnt seem to be recognised (just get the blue lego block in browsers).


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:15 pm 
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No problems here with the speed. And i did not do any reformat, just downloaded the update manually and installed it. Maybe it's a specific app that causes the slow speed? And the app of course is gone after doing a reformat.

I had one freeze followed by a reboot until now using ICS. No other problems.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:28 pm 
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Ok. It was nice the update... Thanks Archos for the surprize! LOL

It was YES slow.

I made the reformat thing.

That was amazing.

Let me just say WOW!

OMG I love my Archos!

Internet navigation it's just smooth experience and the rest is FUN.

Great, now I can say I can say "I'm an Archos fan". A happier one!


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Anyone that updated without formatting and has a slower system... Please try formatting completely and then install the new firmware. Let us know if that makes it faster.

It seems like a full-wipe is the way to go on this update.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:52 pm 
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How do you format before the install?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:08 am 
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I've watched 3 tv shows on Netflix and the Archos hasn't rebooted. The network connection has had to be reset 3 times though. If that can be fixed I'll be in love.


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