According to Chebuzz
That was at this link : http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.p ... &start=820True, but now it seems that Archos has declared gen5 EOL (end of life) and it doesn't like any more firmware upgrades will be forthcoming. Now would be the perfect time for an exploit to be released
Then According to ecsw
That was at this link: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=24097they completely took out 605/705 from Archos.com.
(I also did my own little searching of Archos's site, and there really doesn't seem to be any traces of any devices from Gen 5 and earlier, they are only selling accessories for them...)
So it seems that Archos has officially dropped the Archos 605 (Project) along with other related ones (604, etc...).
According to what Grond said to me in a PM
This thread was started as a kind of proof that a total hack of the 605 was possible. However, we will not release such a hack as it enables people to unlock the plugins without paying for them. We do not intend to cause any economical damage to Archos which appear to be in trouble anyway. We use this hack in order to have good testing devices where we can modify everything. E.g. we now have custom images based on the most recent Archos firmware (2.1.04) including gdb. This comes very handy when looking for exploitable bugs in 2.1.04. So if there every will be a further release, it will most probably be based on a new exploit that yet has to be discovered. However, if you still have a 1.7.13-device, I would keep it at this firmware version as you can do a lot of investigations yourself. Theoretically you could do the same hack that we did, however, you will have to do it all by yourself as we won't help you...
So now that Archos doesn't even care for the 605, shouldn't "you guys" (as reffered to by Grond as "we" being the original hackers and devs), atleast release any data that you kno, so others can get started. I mean, I asked Grond originally
and I already posted his response above, so can I get 'help' from the existing Devs NOW?Hey Grond,
I was reading a thread where it seemed to be a hack. I know the thread was quite old, but nothing ever happened with it. (This thread being uname: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=17200)
I was wondering if this was given up entirely, or if there is any build of the 'hack' referred to in this thread. (The hack being related to the image provided)
I have already installed Q-Topia, as I have been following the hacking scene, but wanted to know if anything was going on with this other 'hack'.
I would be more than happy to do testing if needed, or to help in any way possible.
Thank you (for taking your time to read this message, and for being probably one of the only Archos 605 hackers left).