I would rather advise you to start from a fresh install with this firmware update. It should help in solving some of the unstability issues you may have encountered with the previous release.
So do you recommend that the user first go in the recovery mode and format the whole storage (make a backup first) before updating to this new firmware?
Awesome! A full reinstall to update a firmware!
No further comment required...
I would advise Archos to try to give any tips for how to avoid the memory leaks or other bugs that are identified. Something like if Archos could "simply" provide an official bug reports and suggestions for "Clear cache and temp files" or "Full recovery through format/restore". Which file types or apps to avoid trying to load (which may cause memory leaks?). I mean, if you can find the time, that would be helpful.
Eh? No! Not: "If you happen to have a little time, pretty please with sugar on"... Some kind of knowledgebase / FAQ to acknowledge and track bugs and issues is provided by many manufacturers and given the issues with this and the previous Archos 5 IMT, it might be well worthwhile.
It would also help to lower the noise level coming from the forum trolls.
Ahh yes, Charbax's new classification of any dissenters... Take 'em out and have 'em shot... They are speaking out against the party line...