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How To Root Your Archos G9 101 or 80

Posted by techhackz-admin Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Archos, the French manufacturer, has recently launched some new tablets running Android Honeycomb: the Gen9 series. The new Archos G9 tablets come in 2 flavors: 80 (8 inches screen) and 101 (10.1 inches screen) and are following up on their successful Gen8 lineup last year. These tablets run a stock Android Honeycomb version with very few changes. Thanks to Paul O’Brien @ Modaco, it is now possible to root the Archos Gen9 tablets. Find out more after the break.

Disclaimer: Please note that we will not be responsible if you end up bricking your device. Rooting or customizing your device can be risky, follow the instructions at your own risk.

These instructions have been confirmed to root / jailbreak both the Archos G9 80 and Archos G9 101.

Follow these instructions in order to root / jailbreak your Archos Gen9 (G9) tablet (80, 101) [from Android @ Modaco]:

Simply follow the instructions below and you will finish up with root access via ADB (root shell).

  • Ensure you have ADB installed on your machine. If you do not, you can download it here.
  • Open a command / terminal window.
  • Ensure you can see your device in ADB - do 'adb devices' (or 'adb-windows devices' / 'adb-linux devices' / 'adb-mac devices' as appropriate). If you do not and you are using Windows, check device manager to ensure that you have any required drivers installed. If you still can't see your device or are not using Windows, edit adb_usb.ini (which can be found at 'C:\Users\%USERPROFILE%\.android\adb_usb.ini' on Windows and '~/.android/adb_usb.ini' on Mac / Linux) and add the line ' 0x0e79' before restarting adb ('adb kill-server').
  • Download 'Step 1' of the root process - DOWNLOAD - MD5: 6645915d4f252888a9dc0303519b15a6
  • Download 'Step 2' of the root process - DOWNLOAD - MD5: dc16d0c53bc420be4b898481e31fdc2a
  • With the 2 files in your current directory and your device connected issue the following commands (waiting for the device to reboot after the reboot commands):
    adb push 1 /data/local/
    adb push 2 /data/local/
    adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/1
    adb shell chmod 0755 /data/local/2
    adb shell /data/local/1
    adb reboot
    adb shell /data/local/2
    adb reboot

  • And that's it! Now when you connect via adb shell you should see the '#' prompt which means you have a root shell.

You can find more information and download all the necessary files @ Archos 80 G9 Root (Phase 1).

You can see a rooted Archos G9 80 in action in the YouTube video below:

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