[TUT] How to Install Official SDE menu and rooted firmware (updated 19 Nov 2012)

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Note: If you screw up your tablet doing this, it will not be covered under warranty. Hardware defects should still be covered. If you have found anything helpful, please click "thanks" on my post, and visit the original threads of our amazing developers and leave thanks there too! Before you go on, please BACKUP ALL IMPORTANT FILES YOU DO NOT WANT TO LOSE TO A SAFE LOCATION.

If you have rooted other android devices before, rooting your Archos G9 may be a little difference. Instead of rooting stock firmware, We first install SDE (special developer edition) firmware using official ARCHOS firmware. Once SDE menu is installed it adds an option in recovery to install developer firmware. This is when we install a modified firmware that has busybox and super user included. This guide is very safe to follow. Chances are most problems you run into are very easy to recovery. Please view the FAQ at the bottom of this post if you have questions or run into problems. Because we don't have to flash recoveries or mess with the bootloader like some Android devices require, and because all methods are universal to G9s, this rooting process is very safe and easy to follow. This guide is very easy: No need to install any drivers, root methods, anything! Not even ADB is required. So easy, your grandma could do it...? Quote from ARCHOS:

ARCHOS said:
Important notices to be acknowledged before downloading and installing the SDE firmware:

  • Once the SDE firmware is installed on a device, this device will be watermarked and ARCHOS will be able to detect that this firmware has been installed once.
  • After SDE firmware installation, you will not be able to play DRM protected content anymore.
  • Installing the SDE firmware is considered by ARCHOS as a voiding of the warranty and ARCHOS declines all liability and responsibility for any issues resulting from the installation of this SDE firmware.
  • ARCHOS strongly advises that only experts in embedded software development should install this firmware.
  • This firmware is provided "as is" and is not supported by ARCHOS.

The firmware must be installed on a unit with a firmware version above 4.0.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Once the SDE firmware is installed, powering on the device while pressing the 'volume down' button will now trigger a "Boot Menu". This menu allows to select which operating system is to be launched (Android, the newly installed Developer Edition or the Recovery System). If the device is powered on while pressing jointly the 'volume down' and the 'volume up' buttons, the Developer Edition will be launched. If the device is powered on without any other button pressed, Android will be launched.

Installing a new ARCHOS (Android) firmware WILL NOT remove the SDE firmware. In order to uninstall the SDE, boot into the recovery using the Boot Menu, select "Developer Edition Menu", then "Uninstall Developer Edition".


STEP 1: Install SDE

Prerequisites: You must own an Archos 80/101G9 and be on fimrware 4.0.1 (ICS) or higher.

Step 1: Download SDE firmware HERE
Step 2: Boot into recovery by holding the volume rocker up and pressing the power button simultaneously
Step 3: Select "Update Firmware"
Step 4: Plug your device into your computer using the USB cable that came with your device
Step 6: A new drive should appear in "My Computer", copy the file you downloaded "firmware_archos_it4.aos" to this device
Step 7: Press the power button and wait for the instalation to finish


STEP 2: Install rooted firmware.

Before you begin, you will need SDE installed. Please follow step 1 before you begin if you have not already. If you have SDE installed, you can continue. Any downloaded applications and personal media should remain untouched. Installing a new ARCHOS (Android) firmware WILL NOT remove the SDE firmware. In order to uninstall the SDE, boot into the recovery using the Boot Menu, select "Developer Edition Menu", then "Uninstall Developer Edition". Please download files to your PC hard drive.

Please visit the following thread by surdu_petru and download and extract:
- Stock_Root_4.0.25.zip - 206.48 MB

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1955910

Step 1: Power your device on
Step 2: Once your device is on, and your home screen is visible, plug your device into your PC. If you do not have ADB installed on your computer, skip steps 3-6 and follow step 6a.
Step 3: Open a command prompt on your PC and type
Code:
adb devices
Step 4: Ensure your device shows up so you know it's connected properly and adb is active
Step 5: Type
Code:
cd desktop
This is to change the directory to where you download the two files

Step 6: Type
Code:
adb push archos.ext4.update /mnt/storage

Give it some time to transfer, it is a large file and will take several minutes, you will be presented with transfer info once the transfer is complete.

Step 6a: If you followed steps 3-6, no need to follow this step. If you do not have ADB, you can simply copy archos.ext4.update to the root of your Archos storage (the main folder when you connect your Archos).

Step 7: Power off your device
Step 8: Boot into recovery by holding the volume rocker down and pressing the power button simultaneously
Step 9: If you see "Archos Boot Menu" or something similar, select "Recovery System"
Step 9: You should now see "Archos Recovery" with the following options "No" "Reboot" "Update Firmware" "Repair System" "Format System" "Developer Edition Menu". Select "Developer Edition Menu"
Step 10: Select "Remove Android Kernel" (if the option is present, if not, skip)
Step 11: Select Flash Kernel and Initramfs
Step 12: Copy zImage and initramfs.cpio.lzo to the drive that appears
Step 13: Reboot your device. Your device should now be rooted.


Frequently Asked Questions! (FAQ)
Will this guide work for my Archos 80 G9? For my 101 G9? I have Archos 101 G9 OMAP 4430. I have 250GB hdd model! I have turbo edition!
Yes this guide will work for ALL Archos G9 users. This includes 80 G9s and 101 G9s. This includes all 8gb G9s and 16gb G9s and 250GB G9s and 1.0 GHz G9s and 1.2 GHz G9s and 1.5 GHz G9s and OMAP 4430 G9s and OMAP 4460 G9s and board version V5 etc etc. ALL G9s!


Can I just drag the .zip file to the RAMDISK that appears when I flash zImage and initramfs?
No! Archos recovery cannot read ZIP files. You must first EXTRACT, then copy the contents of the extracted folder. NOT the folder itself. This means you will have two files on the RAMDISK, and no additional folders. If you don't know what a RAMDISK is, try Google or Wikipedia. If you get stuck in a boot loop because you forgot to extract archos.update.ext4 or drive.zip, you must follow the instructions below.

Help! I am stuck in a bootloop! Archos splash screen appears and keeps rebooting. I messed up when I was rooting, and now android will not boot! I accidentally formatted my device, and now I cannot boot into android.
This is a simple mistake and in 99% of cases it is easy to fix. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Download official Archos G9 firmware for ALL G9 tablets (aos file) HERE
Step 2: Boot into recovery turning your device off and then holding volume down + power at the same time
Step 3: Choose "Update Firmware"
Step 4: Connect USB cable to computer and tablet
Step 5: A removable device should appear (RAMDISK), copy the file you just download straight to that drive
Step 6: Press the power button once the file is done copying. DO NOT UNPLUG your device until it has finished updating and has booted back into android.

If you did not format your tablet or delete any personal media, your files should be unaffected.

Will I lose SDE menu if I update my tablet with official AOS or OTA update
As of the latest update, no official update from Archos has removed SDE menu. You should be fine, and your SDE menu should remain untouched.



This method may void your warranty if you screw up something software related. Your device will be marked and Archos can detect if you have this installed. If you wish to follow a slightly more difficult (possible dangerous) method, which will not mark your device, you can follow it here (note you will need ADB installed): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1542058
 
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Step 10: Select "Remove Android Kernel" (if the option is present, if not, skip) ?
Android kernel is "official" one and bootloader uses it by default (reboot= stock firmware is loaded)

Recovery checks:
-if stock kernel is present- option Remove Android Kernel is visible in SDE menu
-if SDE kernel is present- option Uninstall SDE is visible in SDE menu
No kernel=no option to remove it ;)
 
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I have installed SDE using your previous guide (I haven't rooted it yet, since I'm still sceptical). Is it safe to remove it and install the official one? I remember one post on the other thread, which said that you can't add it again if you uninstall it. Here it is.

Also, can you unroot by just flashing the official firmware?
 
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I have installed SDE using your previous guide (I haven't rooted it yet, since I'm still sceptical). Is it safe to remove it and install the official one? I remember one post on the other thread, which said that you can't add it again if you uninstall it. Here it is.

Also, can you unroot by just flashing the official firmware?

not sure where he got that from. you can always add it again if you've uninstalled it...official or nonofficial

Yes its always safe to remove the SDE menu, sde firmware etc. If you run into troubles, simply reflash official firmware. It's worked for everyone else. If you have SDE, then getting sde firmware is simple and safe. I'm not sure what you're sceptical about or what you mean "you haven't rooted it yet". you mean you have SDE menu, just no SDE firmware? if so, simply place archos.ext4.update on the root of your internal storage, then boot into recovery and flash zimage and initramfs
 

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yes. very easy, very safe. just dont blame us or archos if you screw up your tablet ;)

Did you actually read what I said?
Never blamed anyone... was merely asking for assistance in getting root back.
Also was trying to clarify whether it was even possible because I tried so many times.

Followed your tutorial many times but it was just not re-enabling SDE.

Do not get me wrong... your tut is well written, I was just missing that part of plugging tab to USB 'after' it was turned on.

Like I said, with the official .aos there will be no recurrence, by me, or anyone else.

No need to be on the offensive :cool:
 

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Did you actually read what I said?
Never blamed anyone... was merely asking for assistance in getting root back.
Also was trying to clarify whether it was even possible because I tried so many times.

Followed your tutorial many times but it was just not re-enabling SDE.

Do not get me wrong... your tut is well written, I was just missing that part of plugging tab to USB 'after' it was turned on.

Like I said, with the official .aos there will be no recurrence, by me, or anyone else.

No need to be on the offensive :cool:

I apologize! that part "dont blame us or archos if you screw up your device" was directed at everyone not you. I did not mean to direct that towards you, you just misinterprated what I was trying to say. I was agreeing with you. sorry for my miswording :p
 

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I tried rooting my Archos 101 G9.

I followed the instructions on the OP, but the new kernel didn't boot properly. It just showed a black screen. If I don't remove the official kernel, nothing happens. I have to roll back to stock ROM. archos.ext4.update does nothing. Could you please help me?
 
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I tried rooting my Archos 101 G9.

I followed the instructions on the OP, but the new kernel didn't boot properly. It just showed a black screen. If I don't remove the official kernel, nothing happens. I have to roll back to stock ROM. archos.ext4.update does nothing. Could you please help me?

Yes ...we can help you ...
First , please write here , step by step what you have doing until now !
 
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1. I removed the unofficial SDE menu.
2. I installed the official SDE menu.
3. I downloaded and unzipped 4_0_6_update.zip and kernel_update.zip
4. I pushed archos.ext4.update to /mnt/storage
5. I removed the Android Kernel
6. I flashed the unofficial kernel

I did everything above twice.
I also tried with your (surudu_petru's) ROM.
If I don't remove the Android Kernel, nothing happens (expected).
I hope I gave you enough information.
Thanks in advance.

Sent from my ARCHOS 101G9 using XDA
 
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1. I removed the unofficial SDE menu.
2. I installed the official SDE menu.
3. I downloaded and unzipped 4_0_6_update.zip and kernel_update.zip
4. I pushed archos.ext4.update to /mnt/storage
5. I removed the Android Kernel
6. I flashed the unofficial kernel

I did everything above twice.
I also tried with your (surudu_petru's) ROM.
If I don't remove the Android Kernel, nothing happens (expected).
I hope I gave you enough information.
Thanks in advance.

Sent from my ARCHOS 101G9 using XDA

Hi !
Thanks...
...but can you format your device ? see "Format System -> Reformat Device -> OK ! I understand -> Ok! ", than copy original .aos 4.0.6 firmware ....after reboot copy archos.ext4.update in /mnt/storage/ , reboot in SDE , go to " Recovery System" -> Developer Edition Menu-> Remove Android Kernel-> I Understand -> OK! -> Developer Edition Menu-> Flash Kernel & Initramfs -> and copy here zImage and initramfs.......I hope this help you !
 
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Hi !
Thanks...
...but can you format your device ? see "Format System -> Reformat Device -> OK ! I understand -> Ok! ", than copy original .aos 4.0.6 firmware ....after reboot copy archos.ext4.update in /mnt/storage/ , reboot in SDE , go to " Recovery System" -> Developer Edition Menu-> Remove Android Kernel-> I Understand -> OK! -> Developer Edition Menu-> Flash Kernel & Initramfs -> and copy here zImage and initramfs.......I hope this help you !


I've followed your instructions precisely, but the problem still exists. Too bad I lost my files. I think it is over for me, unless you have another solution. In this case, I'll be happy to follow it.
 

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    Note: If you screw up your tablet doing this, it will not be covered under warranty. Hardware defects should still be covered. If you have found anything helpful, please click "thanks" on my post, and visit the original threads of our amazing developers and leave thanks there too! Before you go on, please BACKUP ALL IMPORTANT FILES YOU DO NOT WANT TO LOSE TO A SAFE LOCATION.

    If you have rooted other android devices before, rooting your Archos G9 may be a little difference. Instead of rooting stock firmware, We first install SDE (special developer edition) firmware using official ARCHOS firmware. Once SDE menu is installed it adds an option in recovery to install developer firmware. This is when we install a modified firmware that has busybox and super user included. This guide is very safe to follow. Chances are most problems you run into are very easy to recovery. Please view the FAQ at the bottom of this post if you have questions or run into problems. Because we don't have to flash recoveries or mess with the bootloader like some Android devices require, and because all methods are universal to G9s, this rooting process is very safe and easy to follow. This guide is very easy: No need to install any drivers, root methods, anything! Not even ADB is required. So easy, your grandma could do it...? Quote from ARCHOS:

    ARCHOS said:
    Important notices to be acknowledged before downloading and installing the SDE firmware:

    • Once the SDE firmware is installed on a device, this device will be watermarked and ARCHOS will be able to detect that this firmware has been installed once.
    • After SDE firmware installation, you will not be able to play DRM protected content anymore.
    • Installing the SDE firmware is considered by ARCHOS as a voiding of the warranty and ARCHOS declines all liability and responsibility for any issues resulting from the installation of this SDE firmware.
    • ARCHOS strongly advises that only experts in embedded software development should install this firmware.
    • This firmware is provided "as is" and is not supported by ARCHOS.

    The firmware must be installed on a unit with a firmware version above 4.0.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Once the SDE firmware is installed, powering on the device while pressing the 'volume down' button will now trigger a "Boot Menu". This menu allows to select which operating system is to be launched (Android, the newly installed Developer Edition or the Recovery System). If the device is powered on while pressing jointly the 'volume down' and the 'volume up' buttons, the Developer Edition will be launched. If the device is powered on without any other button pressed, Android will be launched.

    Installing a new ARCHOS (Android) firmware WILL NOT remove the SDE firmware. In order to uninstall the SDE, boot into the recovery using the Boot Menu, select "Developer Edition Menu", then "Uninstall Developer Edition".


    STEP 1: Install SDE

    Prerequisites: You must own an Archos 80/101G9 and be on fimrware 4.0.1 (ICS) or higher.

    Step 1: Download SDE firmware HERE
    Step 2: Boot into recovery by holding the volume rocker up and pressing the power button simultaneously
    Step 3: Select "Update Firmware"
    Step 4: Plug your device into your computer using the USB cable that came with your device
    Step 6: A new drive should appear in "My Computer", copy the file you downloaded "firmware_archos_it4.aos" to this device
    Step 7: Press the power button and wait for the instalation to finish


    STEP 2: Install rooted firmware.

    Before you begin, you will need SDE installed. Please follow step 1 before you begin if you have not already. If you have SDE installed, you can continue. Any downloaded applications and personal media should remain untouched. Installing a new ARCHOS (Android) firmware WILL NOT remove the SDE firmware. In order to uninstall the SDE, boot into the recovery using the Boot Menu, select "Developer Edition Menu", then "Uninstall Developer Edition". Please download files to your PC hard drive.

    Please visit the following thread by surdu_petru and download and extract:
    - Stock_Root_4.0.25.zip - 206.48 MB

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1955910

    Step 1: Power your device on
    Step 2: Once your device is on, and your home screen is visible, plug your device into your PC. If you do not have ADB installed on your computer, skip steps 3-6 and follow step 6a.
    Step 3: Open a command prompt on your PC and type
    Code:
    adb devices
    Step 4: Ensure your device shows up so you know it's connected properly and adb is active
    Step 5: Type
    Code:
    cd desktop
    This is to change the directory to where you download the two files

    Step 6: Type
    Code:
    adb push archos.ext4.update /mnt/storage

    Give it some time to transfer, it is a large file and will take several minutes, you will be presented with transfer info once the transfer is complete.

    Step 6a: If you followed steps 3-6, no need to follow this step. If you do not have ADB, you can simply copy archos.ext4.update to the root of your Archos storage (the main folder when you connect your Archos).

    Step 7: Power off your device
    Step 8: Boot into recovery by holding the volume rocker down and pressing the power button simultaneously
    Step 9: If you see "Archos Boot Menu" or something similar, select "Recovery System"
    Step 9: You should now see "Archos Recovery" with the following options "No" "Reboot" "Update Firmware" "Repair System" "Format System" "Developer Edition Menu". Select "Developer Edition Menu"
    Step 10: Select "Remove Android Kernel" (if the option is present, if not, skip)
    Step 11: Select Flash Kernel and Initramfs
    Step 12: Copy zImage and initramfs.cpio.lzo to the drive that appears
    Step 13: Reboot your device. Your device should now be rooted.


    Frequently Asked Questions! (FAQ)
    Will this guide work for my Archos 80 G9? For my 101 G9? I have Archos 101 G9 OMAP 4430. I have 250GB hdd model! I have turbo edition!
    Yes this guide will work for ALL Archos G9 users. This includes 80 G9s and 101 G9s. This includes all 8gb G9s and 16gb G9s and 250GB G9s and 1.0 GHz G9s and 1.2 GHz G9s and 1.5 GHz G9s and OMAP 4430 G9s and OMAP 4460 G9s and board version V5 etc etc. ALL G9s!


    Can I just drag the .zip file to the RAMDISK that appears when I flash zImage and initramfs?
    No! Archos recovery cannot read ZIP files. You must first EXTRACT, then copy the contents of the extracted folder. NOT the folder itself. This means you will have two files on the RAMDISK, and no additional folders. If you don't know what a RAMDISK is, try Google or Wikipedia. If you get stuck in a boot loop because you forgot to extract archos.update.ext4 or drive.zip, you must follow the instructions below.

    Help! I am stuck in a bootloop! Archos splash screen appears and keeps rebooting. I messed up when I was rooting, and now android will not boot! I accidentally formatted my device, and now I cannot boot into android.
    This is a simple mistake and in 99% of cases it is easy to fix. Follow these steps:

    Step 1: Download official Archos G9 firmware for ALL G9 tablets (aos file) HERE
    Step 2: Boot into recovery turning your device off and then holding volume down + power at the same time
    Step 3: Choose "Update Firmware"
    Step 4: Connect USB cable to computer and tablet
    Step 5: A removable device should appear (RAMDISK), copy the file you just download straight to that drive
    Step 6: Press the power button once the file is done copying. DO NOT UNPLUG your device until it has finished updating and has booted back into android.

    If you did not format your tablet or delete any personal media, your files should be unaffected.

    Will I lose SDE menu if I update my tablet with official AOS or OTA update
    As of the latest update, no official update from Archos has removed SDE menu. You should be fine, and your SDE menu should remain untouched.



    This method may void your warranty if you screw up something software related. Your device will be marked and Archos can detect if you have this installed. If you wish to follow a slightly more difficult (possible dangerous) method, which will not mark your device, you can follow it here (note you will need ADB installed): http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1542058
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    thanks for this. I will edit the guides when I get on the computer later.

    I'm glad you did not take me as being rude, but I've just gotten so sick of all the repeated same 2 questions about the Archos G9's just about everywhere I go on the internet... Yet, for some reason nobody ever bothers to post this in nice big, bold, red letters at the top of the major "sticky" threads... and, it's really not that hard to do... Here I'll show you:

    If you have already upgraded to Archos firmware 4.0.24 or higher...
    Until Archos changes things (which is doubtful)...
    You CAN NOT install any previous OFFICIAL Archos firmware version.
    You CAN NOT install the OFFICIAL Archos SDE.
    But, you CAN still install an UN-OFFICIAL SDE and custom "rooted" ROMS if you want to.
    (put further information and links here)

    Why something like the above has not already been posted all over the internet by now amazes me! And, what really bugs me is it really should have been a "sticky" at the very top of every forum relating to the Archos G9 tablets (not just here on xda-developers) almost a month ago already!

    No guarantee, but if I can get a chance I will try to re-package everything I listed in my previous post and include some batch (.bat) files for Windows users (most Linux users very likely already know how to work with ADB), but with 15 inches of snow in 24 hours here, Christmas, and New Years... well, my head is kind of off with other things right now.
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    Yes the old one is more complicated as it requires use of adb commands. Thats odd that it doesn't work for new firmware. I don't have a G9 anymore so I cannot test unfortunately

    Why doesn't anybody (especially one of the Mods) take the time to change the very first post of this thread and put up in big red letters that you can NOT install the official Archos SDE if you have already installed the official Archos firmware 4.0.24 or higher?

    And then point people to all of the correct information they would need (and I do NOT mean to the old SDE method thread either, should be a whole new sticky for this situation). If anyone wants to take the ball and run with it to do so, here's the short version of instructions to expand from:

    If you run Windows, download and extract the ADB USB driver from:
    ftp://support.archos.com/ARCHOS it/ADB/adb_winusb_driver.zip

    You do NOT need to install the Google Android SDK stuff for any of this!

    On your tablet, go into Settings => Developer options and set Debug mode on.

    Plug tablet into computer and get the above mentioned ADB USB driver installed.

    Unplug and reboot both computer and tablet.

    Go to this thread and drop down to surdu's instructions and download his Enable_SDE.zip file and extract it:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1971263

    Then, for rooted stock Archos 3.2.80 go here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1477667

    Or, for rooted stock Archos 4.0.7 go here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1720422

    For now, those are really the ONLY 2 of Archos firmware that actually work right anyway.

    So, PLEASE... somebody take the brief instructions I listed above and expand on it to make it more easily understandable to others (especially noobs) and get a sticky posted that people can find more easily (instead of hunting around and constantly asking). Yes, it is a bit complicated, but the only real hard part is getting the ADB USB driver installed. The rest is just following instructions (and most of the ADB commands could actually be put together into a .bat file for Windows users... if anyone wants to try to do so. Sorry, I'd like to do that myself, but just haven't had time to do so).

    [Sorry I had mistakenly posted this link to a "custom" 3.2.80 ROM before:
    [ROM] UPDATE Custom Rom Honeycomb 3.2.1 - Firmware 3.2.80 Only for SDE:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1530615&highlight=3+2+80]
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    Please someone, find a easier way to install sde on G9! I have an archos8 with sde enabled and rooted, Galaxy S1 also rooted but i can not install sde on my G80 and i believe many other users like me...

    If you have already installed the official Archos 4.0.24, 4.0.25, or the (current) 4.0.26 firmware, I believe you have already found out that you can not install any earlier official Archos firmware version, and you can not install the official Archos SDE either. However, you can install an UN-official SDE and then install various 'rooted' firmware.

    Since there are a large number of people that just can not stand putting up with the problems in 4.0.26 (or do not want to wait until Archos releases a newer firmware)... and they really desperately want to get back to 4.0.7...

    Well, check out my post over on the archosfans forum..
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    1. I removed the unofficial SDE menu.
    2. I installed the official SDE menu.
    3. I downloaded and unzipped 4_0_6_update.zip and kernel_update.zip
    4. I pushed archos.ext4.update to /mnt/storage
    5. I removed the Android Kernel
    6. I flashed the unofficial kernel

    I did everything above twice.
    I also tried with your (surudu_petru's) ROM.
    If I don't remove the Android Kernel, nothing happens (expected).
    I hope I gave you enough information.
    Thanks in advance.

    Sent from my ARCHOS 101G9 using XDA

    Hi !
    Thanks...
    ...but can you format your device ? see "Format System -> Reformat Device -> OK ! I understand -> Ok! ", than copy original .aos 4.0.6 firmware ....after reboot copy archos.ext4.update in /mnt/storage/ , reboot in SDE , go to " Recovery System" -> Developer Edition Menu-> Remove Android Kernel-> I Understand -> OK! -> Developer Edition Menu-> Flash Kernel & Initramfs -> and copy here zImage and initramfs.......I hope this help you !