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How To Root Your Archos Gen8 Internet Tablet

Posted by techhackz-admin Tuesday, January 4, 2011


It is now possible to have full root access on the Gen8 Archos Internet Tablets (101, 70, 43, 32, 28) using a custom kernel. This new kernel has been released by $aur0n @ XDA and it not only provides root access, it also uses the ext4 filesystem which is much faster than ext3 and offers additional enhancements.
The custom kernel comes with the following features [from Android on ext4 filesystem with full r/w access, su, booted from SD card (SDE req.)]:
Why bother:
- ext4 (much faster than ext3, can store files >4GB comparing to FAT32)
- full r/w access to every part of system
- root (su + superuser.apk) out of the box
- possibility to remove some google/Archos apps (already done partly)
- swap memory when you need it
- no 300MB limit for apps (and no faulty app2sd required)
- you can have SD card Class 8/10 - and that's much faster storage than internal flash (inside is something equal class 6 or 4)

0.1 Initial "release"
- recompiled kernel with ext4, nfs4, fb console
- added su and superuser.apk
- bootup changes (to make it work)
To install this custom kernel you will need to be using a SDE (Special Developer Edition) firmware which you can find @
Please note that installing this firmware will void your warranty so make sure you know what you are doing!
To install this custom kernel head to XDA @ and follow the instructions there.

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