Feb 26 size: 205 MB (215,072,768 bytes)
Mar 1 size: 205 MB (215,089,152 bytes)
I really never wanted to ever log-in here again, but felt I needed to because the numbers you posted do not match up with the ones I have. Those appear to be 'size used on disk' numbers, not the actual file sizes. The disk space used is always a multiple of the cluster size that the drive was formatted with. Blanks are added to a file to always fill out a full cluster. But, that part of things is not important because...
When I went back to double check things I found that Archos has in fact changed the 4.0.28 firmware file on their website another time WITHOUT telling anybody just what the heck they fixed/changed in it.
Listed below are the dates I downloaded what was listed as the 4.0.28 firmware, the size that was listed on the website at that time, and the true downloaded file size.
Feb. 25 -- Listed on site: 210,030 Kb -- Actual size: 215,070,152 bytes
Feb. 28 -- Listed on site: 210,040 Kb -- Actual size: 215,080,008 bytes
Mar. 02 -- Listed on site: 210,046 Kb -- Actual size: 215,086,104 bytes
How many more times are they going to change that file WITHOUT telling anyone what they are doing?
I truly do hope that people in the UK or UE can join together with some kind of class action law suit against Archos. There must be a whole long list of things Archos has been doing that would be considered illegal by European law.