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by tmc
Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Reset w/o reboot?
Replies: 0
Views: 4090

Reset w/o reboot?

Sometimes the SSD drive is not detectable when the micro-usb cable is connected.. and this requires a reboot to fix.. is there a way to perform some kind of reset w/o rebooting the Archos to get back PC drive mounting (or losing any data)?
by tmc
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Rooting an Archos 43 Internet Tablet?
Replies: 6
Views: 7721

Re: Rooting an Archos 43 Internet Tablet?

FWIW, rooting an android O/S is basically meant to be able to customize various features including turning on and off things like selective flash options that might contain ads, popups, etc. also, running certain applications which are generally forbidden because they control various aspects of the ...
by tmc
Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Which Android version?
Replies: 1
Views: 2346

Re: pls help

Gen 8 tablets such as the Archos 43, 70, 10 " have been orphaned for future o/s upgrades. You will have to buy a g9 generation of tablets including the 80, 101... there will also be a g10 most likely coming within the next year. Rumored sizes include 5 - 13" screen form factors. Also, lastly, the pr...
by tmc
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Just Too Many ICS 4.0.6 Archos Firmware Versions
Replies: 31
Views: 12465

Re: Just Too Many ICS 4.0.6 Archos Firmware Versions

Any o/s that breaks apps and causes havoc with software/hardware interactions is not ready for prime time.. we all remember what nonsense there was with google market, skype, voip and even flash from the first days of android 2.2-- to pay more money for a g9 tablet and experience the ongoing beta te...
by tmc
Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Gen8 Hacking and Open Development
Topic: Chulri's root now updated to firmware 2.4.83
Replies: 2
Views: 10173

Re: Chulri's root now updated to firmware 2.4.83

Will there ever be any new one-click apps that dont' require sde or firmware mods? (like archangel) I really don't want to renstall all my files again just for root. This is what makes me think that laptops PCs are still a better bargain.. patching & modifying software is less intrusive to the possi...
by tmc
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Competitors
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
Replies: 2
Views: 2569

Re: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Yes and no, Apple threw down a gauntlet with improved CPU and Screen resolution.. and acer/samsung will fight back with their new displays & hardware tweaks in new products leaving the oldies but goodies discounted ($125 - $250 range). Be thankful for this rapid product cycling.. because this is not...
by tmc
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Gen8 Hacking and Open Development
Topic: Ice Cream Sandwich for Gen8?
Replies: 6
Views: 8743

Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Gen8?

Why not just release gingerbread update for the Archos gen8's?
Many phone android handsets have 2.3 / 2.4 o/s..

Much more flexibility & innovation is happening w/ the Arnova lineup than with Archos g 8 - 10 products.
by tmc
Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Wifi connection problems
Replies: 1
Views: 2425

Re: Wifi connection problems

I've had teething problems with wifi.. somtimes you just have to shut it off, and turn it back on.. other times it will require a cold boot. I can't prove it, but I think my wifi signal on my refurb'd (warranty replacement) Archos has worse reception than my original one. Go figure.. if all else fai...
by tmc
Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Worth buying a A43IT?
Replies: 27
Views: 11807

Re: Worth buying a A43IT?

The Archos 43 is not really worth buying anymore at the street price of about $190(US$)! There are simply too many competitive products on the market in this price range albeit at larger screen form factors which now compete for shelf space! Many of these are running at a MINIMUM android 2.3 while t...
by tmc
Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Archos missing a huge opportunity...
Replies: 20
Views: 5591

Re: Archos missing a huge opportunity...

Those samsung prices are WAY out of whack.. if I had $400 to buy something, it would be a LAPTOP.. much more bang for the buck..! The 3-6" tablet size can only sell for btw $50-$275 max. Any higher and you know the company is too damned greedy b/c the manfacturing costs are just not that high anymor...
by tmc
Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: My Archos won't turn on..
Replies: 5
Views: 3915

Re: My Archos won't turn on..

Sometimes there's no explanation for the failure to reset. The hard-reset is you hold the power button for about 30secs and you should see the light blink, then you release and press again (maybe 1 or 2 times) to turn it back on.. that is assuming the battery isnt' fully discharged. Obviously if you...
by tmc
Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: How much RAM
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: How much RAM

Would be even nicer if they upgrade to 1 & 2 gb [-o< .. afterall, look how much flash memory you can get in the same form factor at cheap prices... laptops/netbooks are beginning to use 4-16gb of ram.
by tmc
Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Skype Video Calling, YAY!
Replies: 1
Views: 1918

Skype Video Calling, YAY!

It looks like they finally fixed the ability to use skype VIDEO calling.. even as of the previous verison I was discouraged that it never worked for me on my A43! Now it finally does! =D> WooHoo! too bad the camera is such low resolution though.. Gen10's better have AT LEAST 10 megapixel cameras & 1...
by tmc
Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Best firmware?
Replies: 6
Views: 2618

Re: Best firmware?

Archos wase supposed to have made some fw fixes to be able to have more functionality out of the internal camera, with video calling apps such as skype but these seem to have been a total failure as I've never gotten these kinds of apps to work on my A43 regardless of firmware. If you want that func...
by tmc
Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Firmware 2.4.80 released - report bugs here
Replies: 101
Views: 25095

Re: Firmware 2.4.80 released - report bugs here

I dunno if this helps, but it seems certain apps tend to keep the Archos tablet awake and wifi enabled. One such app is the news/weather one... sometimes it's in combination with another app such as having an active web browser window open as well.. so shutting down all apps prior to a deep sleep co...
by tmc
Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Improved screen in replacement A43it
Replies: 2
Views: 1432

Re: Improved screen in replacement A43it

This is probably true! I've noticed when you grip the edge [side bezel, right or left] of the tablet while touching the screen for interactivity that the screen responsiveness is a bit better, albeit that's not the most comfortable way to use the tablet, imo.
by tmc
Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Archos G9 model numbers
Replies: 4
Views: 2952

Re: Archos G9 model numbers

US models? 501887 ARCHOS 101 G9 TABLET TURBO - 16GB 501889 ARCHOS 101 G9 TABLET - 8GB 501891 ARCHOS 101 G9 TABLET TURBO - 250GB 501893 ARCHOS 80 G9 TABLET TURBO- 250GB 501895 ARCHOS 80 G9 TABLET TURBO - 16GB 501897 ARCHOS 80 G9 TABLET - 8GB We assume Turbo means the faster native processor ghz, rig...
by tmc
Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: CNET tells readers to skip the Archos Gen 9 tablets!
Replies: 30
Views: 5205

Re: CNET tells readers to skip the Archos Gen 9 tablets!

Skipping gen9 is spot-on. For that matter i've skipped buying a 70, and 101 gen8s as well.. I have the Archos 43.. based on the time of release and the competition it was the best product. You can't say that about the gen9 products which will MISS their projected release target window (sounds famili...
by tmc
Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:40 am
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Archos needs to do a lot of damage control over G9
Replies: 64
Views: 7484

Re: Archos needs to do a lot of damage control over G9

What it would take for me to buy ANOTHER tablet is for the specifications to approach what we have for netbooks say in the last 3 years.. and for many that's a 1.6ghz processor (dual core), 1gb ram (unfortunately 4gb is unrealistic for a while), and 32gb (plus sdxc slot) storage. comparable graphics...
by tmc
Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Is it worth buying?
Replies: 19
Views: 5613

Re: Is it worth buying?

If you buy it, just know going in that it is not a truly polished hardware fit for Froyo (android 2.2). Some of the killer apps such as skype w/ video & certain VOIP applications (AKA GOOGLE VOICE) don't work natively at all and you need work-arounds. If those are the dealbreakers.. look elsewhere. ...

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