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by 2ksilverbullet
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Virtual Router (alternative to Connectify)
Replies: 18
Views: 14220

Re: Virtual Router (alternative to Connectify)

I have a wm smartphone with internet shareing via usb and wifi sharing but it creates Android adhoc connection which my A7 does not recognize. Iwould love to have mobile connectivity. Does anyone know if usb tethering wil work if I get the right cable set up or a workaround for adhoc? If you're usi...
by 2ksilverbullet
Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: PLEASE HELP!! (Problem with Market install)
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Re: PLEASE HELP!! (Problem with Market install)

Try booting with the volume down (or was it up?) button pressed. I did a while ago, can't remember, but that should get you into recovery mode...
by 2ksilverbullet
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Which firmware do you use?
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: Which firmware do you use?

I'm still stuck in the past, sitting happily at 1.7.77. My A5 works exactly as I need it to, and I'd like to leave it that way (until I know for a fact that I can revert back to 1.7.77 from any existing FW's)... I play games with my 3 year old on it once in a while (mostly on the plane), so as much ...
by 2ksilverbullet
Thu May 06, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: NOT POWERING ON
Replies: 18
Views: 731

Re: NOT POWERING ON

While you're back at RadioShack exchanging it, get their inexpensive radioshack labeled usb wall charger adapter. It'll charge must faster than the pc..

I've been using it for a couple months now without any issues.
by 2ksilverbullet
Tue May 04, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Firmware 1.7.99 - Report Bugs Here
Replies: 298
Views: 52175

Re: Firmware 1.7.99 Released Today

Will we ever know the whole story? Allen You guys are the guru's as far as I know! I'm just along for the ride! I don't know who gave us the paid apps, but maybe something tied to an appslib update enabled it? It seems all too coincidental to me the paid apps showed up immediately after the upgrade...
by 2ksilverbullet
Tue May 04, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Firmware 1.7.99 - Report Bugs Here
Replies: 298
Views: 52175

Re: Firmware 1.7.99 Released Today

Unless I'm crazy, I'm going to throw a wrench in the thought that 1.7.99 allowed the paid apps, well at least part of it. I bought my unit a couple months ago, around when 1.7.77 came out, so I upgraded to that firmware. Reading through the forums, I've been hesitant to upgrade since then due to the...
by 2ksilverbullet
Sat May 01, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Archos 5 IMT Apps
Replies: 3
Views: 943

Re: Archos 5 IMT Apps

Do a search for the market hack. This will give you the regular android market (not just Archos AppsLib). You can also download .apk files from various sources. Whether they work or not can only be confirmed by trial and error. There's a list of working apps (some include the .apk file) in the wiki.
by 2ksilverbullet
Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: now that we have paid apps....
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

Re: now that we have paid apps....

schoolsofthought wrote:I didn't upgrade to 1.7.99 yet, but I have the previous FW update. I'll try it again and look closer for paid apps I guess.
That's why, you need the latest FW applied to see the paid apps.
by 2ksilverbullet
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Zero GPS activity
Replies: 38
Views: 2921

Re: Zero GPS activity

Why not return it? You may get a good one (I apparently did, my gps locks in under 2 mins INSIDE my house near a window of course)... Worth a shot if you ask me.
by 2ksilverbullet
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: 3133 Topics and my new A5A
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: 3133 Topics and my new A5A

Also in the wiki, which is loaded with good information:

http://wiki.archosfans.com/
by 2ksilverbullet
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: GPS Locking Time Harddisk vs SD Version
Replies: 39
Views: 2348

Re: GPS Locking Time Harddisk vs SD Version

I have the sd version (8gb from Radio Shack). I don't use the gps all that often but every once in a while I fire it up and I can get a lock inside my house (near a window though) in a minute or so. I find that reasonable but my only comparison is my cell phone (which is my primary gps, have Garmin ...
by 2ksilverbullet
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: pc not recognising archos
Replies: 17
Views: 954

Re: pc not recognising archos

Out of the box, my A5IT was discovered on my Win7 machine without any issues (no changes on pc or A5). Are you getting an error or does the pc just not recognize it? Try another USB port maybe?
by 2ksilverbullet
Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Volume hack doesn't work for me, why?
Replies: 51
Views: 5086

Re: Volume hack doesn't work for me, why?

If we could get the SRS WOW ported to Android from WinMo (and working on the A5), I'm sure it would satisfy alot of users. I have it on my i920 (windows mobile 6.5) and it made a huge difference in the audio. Edit - Looks like SRS has an Android product called TruMedia. Not sure if it's out yet, at ...
by 2ksilverbullet
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: 101 XS
Topic: http://wiki.archosfans.com - infos, Q&As, FAQs, tutorials..
Replies: 197
Views: 834977

Re: http://wiki.archosfans.com - infos, Q&As, FAQs, tutorials..

Allen - A fellow Pittsburgher! I live in Plum (just outside of Monroeville) if you remember the area at all.
by 2ksilverbullet
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: 101 XS
Topic: http://wiki.archosfans.com - infos, Q&As, FAQs, tutorials..
Replies: 197
Views: 834977

Re: http://wiki.archosfans.com - infos, Q&As, FAQs, tutorials..

As a newbie to the Archos line, I found the wiki amazingly helpful. I added a note about successfully tethering on the i920 (via Verizon) using wmwifirouter. Hope I did it right.

Thanks for putting this together. =D>

Matt
by 2ksilverbullet
Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet WI-FI Problems 802.11b
Replies: 19
Views: 3627

Re: ARCHOS 5 Internet Tablet WI-FI Problems 802.11b

Do you have MAC address filtering enabled where you would need to add your A5's address to it? Just throwin' it out there...
by 2ksilverbullet
Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: The Archos A5A Webpages... Lies or Truth?
Replies: 57
Views: 2816

Re: The Archos A5A Webpages... Lies or Truth?

As a noob who just got his A5A (yesterday, 8GB from RadioShack, 8 hours charging, 2 hours left to play with it - I've got to get a wall charger), I think your comments are spot on. I got the same unit at Radio Shack as well a few weeks back. They sell a Radio Shack branded USB wall charger that you...
by 2ksilverbullet
Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Swype (preview version) available
Replies: 18
Views: 4541

Re: Swype (preview version) available

I have it on my i920 (Samsung phone) and love it. Have yet to load it on my A5 though. It's on my to do list but I have to imagine it makes typing much better. Not sure how much is available on the beta but you can set the speed at which it responds to your "dragging". You can have it run much faste...
by 2ksilverbullet
Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: linux can run on archos what about windows?
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: linux can run on archos what about windows?

does windows 7 and 6.5 mobile run natively on arm based processors? Yes, but WinMo 7 has much steeper requirements than 6.5 (i.e. multitouch, five specific hardware buttons (Start, back, Bing search (lame), camera, and power), FM Radio capabilities, capacitive, 800-by-480 4-point multitouch display...
by 2ksilverbullet
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android
Topic: Bluetooth tethering & AD-Hoc Wifi
Replies: 437
Views: 132758

Re: Bluetooth tethering & AD-Hoc Wifi

Bear with me, new to the forum and new user to the A5 (S I believe?, 8gb). I bought this unit with the intention of having a portable video player for my son but was unaware of its capabilities. :D Anyways, I was successfully able to tether the A5 to my Omnia II (Verizon) via Bluetooth. I'm running ...

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