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Question [Q] How to ID Gen8/Gen9/Gen10 Archos 101 tablet

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2nd March 2014, 09:37 PM   |  #1  
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OK. I just inherited a Archos 101 tablet with 8GB
How can I tell what Gen it is, so I can update it

Hint: I found that serial # is on the bottom of the prop-up stand, and I KNOW it isn't a Gen 10, because the front camera has what looks like two boxes on it.

I've done this before on other tablets, but this is painful, finding out which "generation" it is.
sigh

I can tell you the following from my status screen
model archos 101 internet tablet
8mb ram
(from s/# label)
product key 1MP5-SM8Y-BUSY-Z5
Board version A101IT-V6
OMAP version ES1.2

Boot version 4.04.000001
firmware 2.4.90 (android 2.2.1)
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3rd March 2014, 12:13 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by markbnj

OK. I just inherited a Archos 101 tablet with 8GB
How can I tell what Gen it is, so I can update it

Hint: I found that serial # is on the bottom of the prop-up stand, and I KNOW it isn't a Gen 10, because the front camera has what looks like two boxes on it.

I've done this before on other tablets, but this is painful, finding out which "generation" it is.
sigh

I can tell you the following from my status screen
model archos 101 internet tablet
8mb ram
(from s/# label)
product key 1MP5-SM8Y-BUSY-Z5
Board version A101IT-V6
OMAP version ES1.2

Boot version 4.04.000001
firmware 2.4.90 (android 2.2.1)


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Well I answered my own question:
after searching to try and find what firmware 2.4.90 was about, I discovered this thread..
HERE

which confirms it is a GEN8 system.

btw, can anyone tell me the difference between the 2.4.83 software and the 2.4.90 software, and where I could find another copy of the 2.4.90 sw to back up before I do any damage?

cheers...
Last edited by markbnj; 3rd March 2014 at 12:15 AM. Reason: left out linky
3rd March 2014, 03:33 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by markbnj

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Well I answered my own question:
after searching to try and find what firmware 2.4.90 was about, I discovered this thread..
HERE

which confirms it is a GEN8 system.

btw, can anyone tell me the difference between the 2.4.83 software and the 2.4.90 software, and where I could find another copy of the 2.4.90 sw to back up before I do any damage?

cheers...

2.4.83 might actually be newer than the 2.4.90, because starting with 2.4.80 firmware, Archos stopped with skipping version numbers. First, a firmware version could jump from 2.1.8 to 2.3.28, from 2.4.80 it could only go to 2.4.81 and further.
5th March 2014, 11:04 PM   |  #4  
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2.4.83 might actually be newer than the 2.4.90, because starting with 2.4.80 firmware, Archos stopped with skipping version numbers. First, a firmware version could jump from 2.1.8 to 2.3.28, from 2.4.80 it could only go to 2.4.81 and further.

OK/ Here's DOY time.

anyone know how I could figure out how I could tell which is newer?
here is a screen shot of the system

I do find it funny, that I haven't found the 2.4.90 software mentioned ANYWHERE else, including the archos website.
sigh..
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6th March 2014, 12:25 AM   |  #5  
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OK/ Here's DOY time.

anyone know how I could figure out how I could tell which is newer?
here is a screen shot of the system

I do find it funny, that I haven't found the 2.4.90 software mentioned ANYWHERE else, including the archos website.
sigh..

2.4.83 is newer for sure, but I don't know whether 2.4.90 is newer than the 2.4.82; so I just suggest you download the 2.4.83 from Archos website or one of the custom ROMs.
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