All the information contained in this manual was correct at the time of
publication. However, as we are often updating and improving our
products, your device’s software may have a slightly
appearance or modified functionality than presented in this
manual.Please register your product at www.archos.com/register.
Table of contents
In addition to the information in the accompanying Warranty, Legal
& Safety Notice, remember that your ARCHOS is an electronic
product that needs to be treated with care:
Do not subject it to shock or vibration.
Do not subject it to heat; keep it cool.
Keep it away from water and excessively humid areas.
Keep it away from high electromagnetic fields.
Do not open it up. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Opening
it will void your warranty.
Before using your ARCHOS for the first time, completely charge
its battery. Connect the supplied power charger/adapter/ USB power
Attention: Use ONLY the supplied ARCHOS charger/adapter/USB adapter on
For the Flash Memory models: Use only the included USB cable
to charge your device. Do not expect your device to charge properly
when connected to your computer.
The ARCHOS will turn on and start charging. The battery icon
will animate a blue “filling” action with a
lightning bolt and the
power/charge indicator light will remain solid.
When not plugged into a
power adapter, the battery icon will display the amount of battery
||1% - 15% Battery
||16% - 99%
Battery filling up
IMPORTANT: When the battery is completely empty and you plug
in your device,
- The charging indicator light will turn on then start to
blink within few seconds. The indicator light blinking rapidly means
that the device is charging but does not yet have enough power to
start. This charging when off may take some time. Once the device has
charged enough to start, it will switch on and display the ARCHOS boot
logo. You can use the device whilst charging.
- If the charging indicator does not blink after few seconds,
it could mean that the battery is over discharged.
1. Plug out the power supply.
2. Press 10 seconds on the On/Off button
for a hardware reset.
3. Plug in the tablet to the power
After a certain period (few minutes or
one hour), the charging indicator starts blinking.
The first time you turn on the ARCHOS, the installation wizard will
help you configure the main functions of your ARCHOS.
- Touch-screen calibration
- Date & time
- Wifi connection
- Location service options
- 3rd party apps
- Accelerometer calibration
registration Do not forget to register your device.
Tap the Online registration application and follow the on-screen
Tablet with Flash
with Hard Drive Disk
1. Power button
2. Micro-sd card slot
3. Micro-USB port
5. Headphone jack
6. Mini HDMI output
7. Charging indicator
1. Power button
2. Micro-USB port
4. Headphone jack
5. Mini HDMI output
6. Power connector
7. Charging indicator
9. Volume buttons
Home button - to return to the main screen.
Back button - to go back to your previous screen.
| The Search and Voice
- to search your tablet and the web by typing or by
| The Recent Apps button
to navigate among your recently opened apps.
- to close apps by swiping left or right.
| The Apps button - to
find all your installed applications and widgets.
an item to change its position
|Touch and hold it
for a moment, then without lifting your fingertip, move your fingertip
on the screen until the item reaches its destination.
up/down to scroll through a list - Swipe left/right to change the view
|Touch the screen
and then quickly move your fingertips across the screen without lifting
your fingertip. Do not pause on the screen with your fingertips at the
initial point of contact or you may drag an item.
|Quickly tap the
screen twice on a webpage or other application screen to zoom.
|In some apps (such
as Maps), you can zoom in and out by placing two fingers on the screen
at once and pinching them together (to zoom out) or spreading them
apart (to zoom in).
You can get more details about the current date and time, networking,
and battery status in with the Status Details. You can also open the
Quick Settings to view and control the most common settings for your
tablet, as well as accessing the complete Settings application.
Open Status Details
Touch the time in the System bar, at the bottom right of the screen.
If you have any current notifications, their summaries are listed below
the Status Details: touch one to open it.
Close the Status Details by touching any other part of the screen.
The Quick Settings make it convenient to view or change the most common
settings and to open the full Settings app.
- Open the Status
- Touch anywhere in
the Status Details.
The Quick Settings open below the Status Details, replacing the list of
- View or change the settings you want.
You can close the Quick Settings again by touching anywhere else on the
The Quick Settings are:
- Airplane mode: Drag the switch to On to turn off all the
wireless transmitters that
transmit data, including mobile data and WiFi.
- WiFi Touch to open the WiFi settings.
- 3G to turn on/off the 3G connection.
- Auto-rotate screen: Drag the switch to On to lock the screen in
orientation, so it doesn’t rotate when you turn the tablet.
- Brightness: Drag the slider to change the brightness of the screen.
Or touch Auto
to have the tablet set screen brightness automatically, using its
sensors to measure
the amount of light in your surroundings.
- Notifications: Drag the slider to Off if you don’t want to
disturbed by system
or application notifications about new mail, invitations to chat, and
- Settings: Touch to open the Settings application.
Before launching an Internet application such as the web browser, see
if you are connected to an WiFi access point. The icon
in the right side of the system bar is blue when your device is
connected to a WiFi network and grey when you are not connected. If not
connected, you first need to activate the WiFi and configure a WiFi
From the system bar, you can access the WiFi settings quickly.
* For free access WiFi points, there is no need to enter any special
information. For secured networks, you will need either a key (a series
of numbers and/or letters) of the type WEP, WPA, or WPA2, or you will
need to have a WiFi access point that uses the WiFi protection standard
WPS (WiFi Protected Setup). Check with the Internet service provider to
obtain the exact connection parameters required.
- Touch the time in the system bar.
- Touch the status icons. The status details is displayed
- Touch WiFi to open the WiFi settings.
- If the WiFi is off, tap on the WiFi line to turn it on. The
ARCHOS will scan automatically for
available WiFi networks and show all the wireless networks in range of
your device. The list is refreshed continuously.
- Tap on the network you want to connect to. Networks shown
icon are secured connections. A password is required for a
- Enter the
network information* and then tap on Connect.
Your ARCHOS will now
attempt to establish a connection to that WiFi access point with the
network parameters you entered.
To manually scan for available WiFi networks,
If the WiFi network you want to connect to does not appear in the
- Go to the WiFi settings screen.
- Tap on Scan.
- Tap on Add network.
- Enter the
- Tap on Save.
To access the advanced network parameters (Regulatory domain,
IP address, etc),
The ARCHOS internet tablets support the 802.11 b, g, and n WiFi
protocols. If you cannot connect to your access point, first determine
if the problem lies with your access point or with the
ARCHOS. Try using another WiFi device, such as a laptop
computer or a WiFi enabled telephone and see if that will connect to
your access point. If it does, then use the same WiFi connection
settings that it has on your ARCHOS. You could also try connecting your
ARCHOS to a friend's WiFi network and if this works, change your access
point parameters to similar ones.
- Tap on the Menu button in the upper right
- Tap on Advanced.
Other parameters will appear: the required information can be obtained
from the Internet service provider.
1. Check your WiFi router/modem documentation to see if it has a
pairing button that needs to be pressed. Some modems have such a button
that must be pressed the very first time you try to make a WiFi
connection with a new device.
2. If you have to enter a password (a security code of type WEP or WPA)
be very careful that you do not confuse a 1 and I (one and letter
a 0 and O (zero and letter “O”), or U and V. These
are common mistakes.
3. When entering a security code for your WiFi access, check the box
Show password which will allow you to see exactly what you are typing
in. This will avoid any mistakes.
4. Some access points use what is known as MAC filtering. That means,
the WiFi access point has a list of access numbers (every hardware
device has a unique MAC number) which are the only ones allowed to
access to the WiFi point. The person managing the WiFi modem/router
should shut off this MAC filtering system to see if this solves the
problem. It is recommended to shut off MAC filtering in general as this
is now known to be an outdated and ineffective system for WiFi
security. If you must use it, you can find your device's specific MAC
address by going to Settings > Wireless & Networks
> WiFi settings > Menu > Advanced. It will look
something like 00:16:dc:5e:9e:39.
5. Try temporarily shutting off the encryption system of your WiFi
router/modem to see if the problem has to do with the encryption system
you are using. The preferred encryption system is the WPA2.
Your ARCHOS device is equipped with a slot on its back for the
tailor-made ARCHOS G9 3G stick. Only the Archos G9 3G stick is designed
to fit this slot. There is no compatibility with other 3G sticks. Note
that the ARCHOS G9 3G stick will only have signal if you are in an area
covered by your 3G provider’s 3G or EDGE network.
NOTE: The Archos G9 3G stick is purchasable on www.archos.com or from
your local retailer.
- Remove the Archos G9 3G stick cap, and push the unmarked
side of the case towards the plug.
- Insert the SIM card into its slot and put back the case.
Make sure to insert the SIM card properly.
- Remove the marked case “ARCHOS”.
- On your ARCHOS device, remove the protective cover of the
3G stick slot.
- Plug the Archos G9 3G stick. The device is automatically
- Enter your SIM card pin number and tap OK.
- On the right side of the system bar, a notification tells
you that you are connected to 3G.
For More information about the Archos G9 3G stick, consult its user
Before launching any
application that needs to make a connection to the Internet, make sure
that you are connected to a WiFi network. You can use your finger to
scroll the current web page horizontally or vertically.
- Depending on where you are in the web browser, holding down on an
item will give you access to more options. For example, by
holding your finger on an image, you can save the image file to your
device. - To fill in a text field, tap in the field, then use the
virtual keyboard to type the required information.
- To open a link, simply tap on it. - To enter a web address, just
scroll to the top of the current page and tap in the address field,
enter the address and tap on Enter.
- To go back to the previous page that you browsed, tap on the Back
button. - To go back directly to your Android™ home screen,
tap on the
Home button .
- Double-tap on the screen to zoom in and zoom out or Pinch.
get the best multimedia experience on your tablet ARCHOS have replaced
the standard Android multimedia apps with the ARCHOS multimedia app
multimedia apps give you the option to browse your music and videos
either directly in your folder structure or from the automatically
organized multimedia libraries.
The music player application offers many functions.
Hold down on an item or tap on the menu icon to display what
are available. When you leave the music playback screen while a song is
still playing, it will keep playing in the background. You will be able
to access the music
playback screen from the right side of the system bar.Tap the Music
symbol to reveal a playback summary.
Here you see the music
library screen with the cover-roll album art display on the
Scroll the albums vertically to see all the albums stored on your
Scroll horizontally to see your Favorites, Recently
added, Recently played, or All albums.
If your music files do not include cover art, then a standard cover
icon will appear.
You can browse through your music by album, artist, or song name, via
your created playlists, your favorites. You can also browse through
your files and folders in the storage* system.
Tap the Search icon in the
upper right corner to search through your music files.
* In addition to the internally stored music, you have
the option External in Storage.
This allows you to play music from media servers or from
a file server over your WiFi network.
|The "Favorites" lists the music you play the most
often. To add a title, an album, or an artist to your favorites list,
just hold down on the item and a few options will appear.
Choose Add to favorites. The item will be marked with a star
To access your favorites list, go to the cover-roll browsing screen and
flick the albums left/right until you see the Favorites. To remove an
item from your favorites list, roll it into view and then hold your
finger down on it. In the option list, choose Remove from
music playback screen includes the standard playback
controls. You can tap on the progression bar to go directly
to a specific location in the song. The previous and next buttons can
be tapped once to jump to the beginning of the current song or jump to
the next song, or held down to reverse or advance rapidly through the
current song. The icons to the right of the album are the followings:
- Switch to the music selection screen
- View the current playlist*
- Choose between repeating all songs in the current list, just one, and
Tap the menu button in the upper right corner to choose additional
items such as Party Shuffle. Selecting the party shuffle will create a
playlist of several songs from the entire music library. The idea is
that while the list is playing, you can add more songs. Find the
desired song, long hold on the item, and then select Add to
playlist > Current playlist. It will add it to
the end of the current party shuffle. If you do nothing, the player
will just add songs as needed to keep the party going.
* In the list, it is possible to change the position of the upcoming
songs by holding down on the icon on the left of the song and dragging
it to the desired position.
Video browser allows you to navigate through and play the video files
stored in the ARCHOS internal memory or a micro-SD card (for devices
that have a micro-SD
card slot) or even files stored on other
computers on your local network (see the chapter Playing your PC's
shared media). The initial choice allows you to choose between the
internally stored videos and videos on a network. When you choose Video
Folder for example, you will see the list of videos just in the folder
named video. If you choose All videos, you'll see a list of all the
videos it has found on your device. Each line contains a thumbnail from
the video, the total play time, a Resume icon if
it was last stopped before it was completely viewed, a Bookmark icon if
you set a bookmark in the video at specific point, and the reveal icon
in order to select Resume or Bookmark. Tap on a video to play it from
the beginning. Press and hold down on the item to get more options.
Touch and hold down a video line. Options are displayed.
Touch Info, then Get Movie database info.
Information about the video will be collected via your
Touch the Menu button , then
Search info online to collect information
about all your videos.
To display the menu overlay, tap once anywhere on the
screen. You can use this to pause/resume the video or to move to a
specific part of the video. To make it disappear, tap again.
To display the available menu items including (alternate languages*,
subtitles*), bookmarks and settings, tap on the menu button in the
upper right corner on the menu overlay. To exit the video player at any
time, tap the screen, then the back button to go back to the video list
or the home button to go to the home screen.
* Only if multiple audio tracks or subtitles are
included inside or alongside the video file.
Connect your G9 tablet to your TV using a mini-HDMI to Standard-HDMI
male/male cable. There are no settings to be done.You have
automatically a mirroring screen: a display on your tablet and on your
When photos of a same folder are displayed, tap the slideshow
button in the upper right corner. If it does not appear, tap the screen
to reveal the slideshow button. To make a musical slideshow, go to the
music player, start a song, and then go back to the gallery and start
the slideshow. To get more impressive results, connect the ARCHOS to a
television with the optional video cable to show it to many people at
The gallery organizes your photos by the folders you have put them into
and by the date the photos were taken. This includes both the photos
and videos you have taken with the built-in camera or photos you have
copied onto the ARCHOS. The initial gallery view shows all the albums
(folders) that contain photos. Flick the albums to the left or right to
find the one to view, and then tap on it to see a photo wall of its
The folders can be displayed by size, by location, by time, by album or
by tags. You can display images only or videos only or both.Tap i to
display information about photo folders or about each photo.
To copy photos from your camera to your ARCHOS you can connect
your ARCHOS to the camera directly with the optional USB Host cable or
by first transferring the photos to your computer and then transferring
them to the ARCHOS.
If there are Windows® computers on your WiFi network, you can
their shared folders. Make sure you have a WiFi connection and in the
application Files, select Network/Shared folders (SMB). If there are
computers on the same network that are sharing folders, then you will
see the computer's name here, and then the shared folders and files
inside. You can copy files and folders from the computer sharing them
and then paste them locally into your device. If the computer with the
shared folders normally has a Windows® username and password,
be asked to enter these before you can access the folder contents.
|The file browser
gives you the possibility to navigate the file system of your ARCHOS'
internal memory. Tap on Files to enter the file browser. Tap on a
folder to open it. Use
the back button to go back up one level in the file hierarchy. By
holding your finger down on a file or a folder, you can cut, copy,
delete, rename, get details about that specific file or
paste a copied or cut file or folder, use the menu icon. For folders
with many files, you can "flick" the list and it will scroll up or down
quickly. You can select many files or folders at the same time to copy,
delete, cut or share via Email, Bluetooth, etc.
Tap Double besides the Menu button to have a double display of the
You can browse folders, copy and paste more easily.
Tap Single to go back to a normal display.
When you select Media servers (UPnP), you can only browse and play
media files from media servers on the local network, not transfer them.
See the section Playing your PC’s shared media for details on
You don't have to limit yourself to playing only the video, music, and
photo files that are stored on your device. When connected to your home
WiFi network, your ARCHOS gives you the possibility to watch, directly
on your device, the shared media files (videos, music or photos) stored
on your computer. There are two main ways to "stream" media to your
ARCHOS via WiFi.
If there are computers on your WiFi network that are sharing folders,
then you will be able to browse those folders and play whatever content
is in them. As shown to the left, a folder on your PC that is
being shared has the hand-holding-a-folder icon. To share a folder on
your PC, right-click on it and select Sharing. You can browse all the
shared folders by using the Files application on your ARCHOS. In the
file browser, find the group External and select Shared folders (SMB).
The computer's name is displayed, and then the shared folders and files
inside it. If you have shared video or music files, you can
access these folders directly from the Video application (select Shared
Folders (SMB) from the list when you first open the video player) or
the Music application (select the icon Storage on the right side). For
photos, you will have to use the Files application to locate and
display your photos. If the computer with the shared folders normally
has a Windows® username and password, you will be asked to
before you can access the folder contents.
The UPnP standard is a simplified and universal method for a computer
to share its media contents. For this to work, you will need a WiFi
connection and Windows Media® Player 11* or higher installed on
PC. This is especially useful when you have a large library of music
and video and you cannot fit it all onto the internal memory of the
ARCHOS. The ARCHOS uses the UPnP (Universal Plug-and-play) standard to
stream shared media files from your PC’s Windows
* There are other products (software) on the market that also can share
media files using the UPnP standard.
1. Open Video or Music and then select Media servers
(UPnP) shown under External (you may need to scroll down to see this)
to start scanning for devices and computers sharing their media files
on the WiFi network.
|1. Connect the ARCHOS to your WiFi network (see Making
a WiFi Connection).
2. Connect your PC to the same WiFi network and start Windows
Player, version 11 or higher.
3. Click on the Library tab, and select Media sharing...
4. Check the box Share my media to, and click on OK. The ARCHOS icon
should appear in the window, with a warning symbol next to it*.
* ATTENTION: the first time you set your sharing options, it might take
a couple of minutes for your PC to display the ARCHOS icon.
||5. Select the
ARCHOS icon and click on the Allow button.
6. To modify your sharing settings, click on Settings. You can, for
example, enter a name for your shared media files. You will then see
this name on your ARCHOS. Click on OK to save the modifications.
7. Click on OK to close the Media Sharing window.
8. You can now close Windows Media® Player, and start viewing
shared media files directly on your ARCHOS (see next section).
2. If you entered a name for your shared media files in Windows
Player, it should appear. Open it, and you will then have access to all
the videos and music stored in your PC’s Windows
Note: You can also plug in the optional video cable to your TV and thus
play videos stored on your computer to a television in another room.
Start the Files application and then choose Media Servers (UPnP) in the
section External (you may need to scroll down to see this). Your device
will look for all the media servers on your local network using the
WiFi connection. Once one is found and selected, you will be presented
with a list of media types including Pictures. Choose Pictures to start
viewing the pictures stored in the Windows® Media Library.
Use your Webcam to make video and voice chats thanks to Google talk.
1. Tap the Google talk application.
2. Sign in with your Google email account.
Your status is
available. Your contacts having a Google email account are displayed.
Tap the All apps button to access the widgets. Widgets are
miniature apps that you can place on your Home screens.
Some widgets are standalone applications, some open a related
application when you touch them, and others provide a subset of useful
information or controls for their related applications. Stock widgets
include a clock, a picture frame, a calendar that shows upcoming
appointments, and so on.
Below are some example of widgets you can use to customize
|A quick method to access your
music instead of opening the Music player. (There are also similarly
looking widgets for the Gallery (photo viewing) and the Video player.)
want to transfer files to or from the ARCHOS (photos, documents, music,
video, or applications (.apk files)) you can transfer them via the USB
cable or via a wireless network connection. It is also possible to
transfer files directly to/from a camera, USB stick, powered hard
drive, or an MP3 player using the optional USB host cable.
Connect your tablet to your computer using the USB cable.Your device is
automatically detected. It appears as an icon on “My
note that the below procedure requires at least Windows XP
and Windows Media Player 11.
- Connect your tablet to your computer using the USB cable.
Your device is automatically detected. It appears as an icon on
- You can transfer your media files to the ARCHOS by
into the respective folders.
- Once all your file transfers are finished, close any
program that may
have read or written to the ARCHOS.
- You can now unplug the USB cable.
first need to install the free Android File Transfer application (not
included). Download from
After you install Android File Transfer, follow these steps:
For Linux: You need to install MTP tools (not included).
- If you are using Android File Transfer for the first time,
double-click it to open it.
After you start Android File Transfer once, it opens automatically
whenever you connect your device to your computer.
- Connect your device to your computer with a USB cable.
File Transfer starts, if it’s not already running, and opens
that displays the contents of your device, along with storage space
details at the bottom of the window.
- You can transfer your media files to the ARNOVA by
copy/pasting them into the respective folders.
- Once all your file transfers are finished, close any
program that may have read or written to the ARNOVA.
- You can now unplug the USB
When you do not need the WiFi or Bluetooth® connections, you
deactivate them in order to save battery power.
|Use the settings to modify your
ARCHOS to function for your particular needs. You can scroll the screen
up and down to reveal settings that you don’t initially see.
When it is
possible, you can use the Menu icon to access more options within one
of the settings.
- WiFi: Tap on this line to enable or disable the WiFi
It also allows you to set up and manage your WiFi networks. See:
Making a WiFi Connection.
- 3G stick: Activate 3G stick port
- Bluetooth: tap on this line to enable or disable the
connection. It also allows you to set up your device’s name
that will appear on your different Bluetooth® devices), make it
discoverable or hidden, scan for Bluetooth® devices in range,
etc. The ARCHOS is compatible with the Bluetooth®
A2DP, DUN, PAN, OBEX, and AVRCP.
- Data usage:
- Airplane mode: This cuts the WiFi and Bluetooth®
typically required when onboard airplanes in order not to interfere
with the aircraft’s sensitive instruments.
- VPN: Allows to setp up and manage Virtual Private Networks
- Tethering & portable hotspot
- On your phone (or other device you want to pair),
"detectable." 2. On the ARCHOS, select Settings >
& Networks > Bluetooth and turn it on.
- In Bluetooth settings, select Search for
devices, then select your telephone which will be shown under Bluetooth
- On your phone, you will now see that the ARCHOS is
requesting to be
Your phone and ARCHOS now know each other. They are "paired."
- On your tablet, select More > Tethering
& portable hotspot > Bluetooth tethering in Wireless
- Select the option allowing tethering on your phone.
- Shared folders settings: setup user names and passwords
to access shared folders on your private network
- Remote control settings: Allows to control this device
Android™ device using the 'Archos Remote Control' application.
- Wi-Fi direct: a standard that
allows Wi-Fi devices to
connect to each other with no need for a wireless access point.
Ringtone & notifications
Brightness: Allows you to adjust the brightness of the screen. Reducing
the brightness will reduce battery consumption.
Auto-rotate screen: Allows you to set the orientation of the screen to
a fixed position or based on the physical orientation of the device.
Animation: Enables/disables the display of animations when opening and
Screen timeout: Allows you to adjust the delay before the screen
automatically turns off and the device locks itself. To turn the screen
back on, press the Power button once, and press it again to unlock the
Font size: to adjust the font size
Overscan: to adjust TV overscan
Touch the Menu button to select a type of USB computer connection.
You can connect as Media device (MTP).
You can connect as Camera (PTP). Lets
photos using camera software and transfer any files on computers that
don't support MTP.
To add accounts and manage data synchronization: email accounts,
Google's location service: You let apps use data from sources such as
WiFI and mobile networks to determine your approximate location.
GPS satellites: you let apps use GPS to pinpoint your location.
Location & Google search: you let Google use your location to
improve search results and other services.
Screen security, passwords, device administration and credential storage
Langage & input, keyboard & input methods, external
keyboard layout, speech, mouse/track pad
To back up your data on Google servers.
Automatic: Enable this option if you want to set the clock
automatically when your ARCHOS is connected to a WiFi network. Disable
this option to set the current date & time manually.
CAUTION : If the time & date are not correctly set, you might
not be able to access certain web pages.
Talkback: when Talkback is on, your device provides spoken feedback to
help blind and low-vision users.
System: large text, auto-rotate screen, speak passwords, touch
& hold delay, install Web scripts.
Touch screen Calibration: If the touch-screen is not responding
properly, use this item and follow the instructions on the screen. If
this does not work or if you cannot access the touch-screen settings,
you can force the touch-screen calibration when you restart the device
(see: System Recovery).
Accelerometer calibration: If the accelerometer is not responding
properly (in other words, if the automatic screen rotation does not
function correctly), use this button and follow the instructions on the
Reset multimedia library: Rebuild the multimedia library from
Reset Android™: Deletes the device settings and the installed
applications. It does not touch your personal files (video, music,
Reset media storage: Deletes all your media files (photos, music,
video). It does not touch the applications.
Full reinitialization: Deletes all the files on your device and resets
the configuration to the original factory settings.
Startup wizard: The startup wizard will start the next time
you turn on your device. This allows you to reset the basic settings of
your ARCHOS (language, date, time, etc.).
System updates for new firmwares
Status: Select this option to see the battery level and status, the
WiFi Mac address, the Bluetooth® address, etc.
Legal information: Allows you to view the open source licenses.
Model number: This is the model name of your ARCHOS device.
Online registration: Register your product on-line to get access to
technical support. You can also register your product using a computer
Product Key: Each ARCHOS has a unique number. If you register your
product on-line using a computer (www.archos.com/register), this number
will be needed.
Plug-ins : lists the plug-ins that you have installed onto your
device. The cinema plug-in is available for purchase from the
ARCHOS web site. This plug-in will allow your device to play MPEG2
formatted video files (including .vob and .TS files) as well as AC3
Firmware version: Displays the current version of the firmware.
Firmware update: Use this button to search for an online update via a
WiFi network. If there is one available, it will be installed
automatically. See Updating the Firmware to learn more.
Board version: displays the version number of your ARCHOS.
Sometimes when you have been using Android™ for a
may hold a number of applications in active memory and slow down. You
can stop individual applications or stop all of them to give more space
to working memory.
The firmware is the operating system (OS) of your ARCHOS. It
periodically updated to bring new features, improvements and bug fixes.
There are two main ways to update your product’s firmware:
Update directly on the ARCHOS (WiFi connection needed). This is the
easiest way to update the firmware. You only need a connection to a
WiFi network. See Making a WiFi Connection. From the Home screen, tap
on the Settings application and choose About tablet. Tap the System
The ARCHOS will search online for a new firmware. If there is one
available, it will start downloading, and it will be installed
automatically. Follow the on-screen instructions.
On your PC, go to www.archos.com/firmware
Search for the latest
firmware available for your ARCHOS. Compare the latest online version
with the one installed on your ARCHOS (your ARCHOS firmware version
number appears in the About tablet settings screen). If the online
version is more recent than yours (has a higher number), follow the
instructions to download it and copy it to your ARCHOS. Your Internet
browser may warn you that the contents of the firmware file could harm
your computer. ARCHOS has taken precautions to insure that this file
will not harm your computer.
In the event that your ARCHOS freezes during operation, you can force
the device to shut down by holding the Power button for 10 seconds.
Resetting your ARCHOS will not erase any data from your device.
If the touchscreen is not responding properly you can execute a
touchscreen recalibration by doing a System Recovery as per the next
If the touchscreen is not responding properly, go to the
Touchscreen calibration settings screen (Settings > Repair and
Formatting ). Then use the Touchscreen calibration button, and follow
the instructions on the screen. If this does not work or if you cannot
access the touchscreen settings, you can force the touchscreen
calibration (see: System Recovery).
If your ARCHOS does not respond correctly or does not start properly,
you can try to remedy this situation with a system recovery. Be very
careful with this as there are options to erase all the data on your
- Turn off the device and wait 10 seconds.
- Press and hold the volume + button while powering on the
- Keep the volume + pressed until the Recovery mode starts
- To move from one option to another, use the volume
buttons. To select an option, press the ON/OFF button.
No: Cancels the system recovery.
Update firmware: Allows you to connect your device to a computer in
order to copy the latest .AOS file (operating system) to your device
and then install it.
Repair System: Attempts to repair the file structure on the internal
memory. This does not erase any data.
No: Return to main recovery screen.
Force Touchscreen Calibration: Select this, set your device down, start
the calibration, and don't touch it. It will re-calibrate the screen.
After the calibration is complete, select No to leave the recovery
Check Disk: Check and repair the system partition if damaged.
Start USB MSC: Allows you to connect your device to a PC to access the
Format System: Formats the internal memory. All data (music, photos,
videos, etc.), applications and settings are erased.
This cable will allow your ARCHOS to have a full-sized USB Host port.
That is, you can connect a camera, a USB stick, a USB memory card
reader, a mouse, a keyboard, a combination mouse/keyboard, or a powered
hard drive to your ARCHOS*. By using this cable, your ARCHOS can
download all the photos from your camera directly, without having to
transfer the photos to your computer first. See the ARCHOS
on-line store to purchase this micro USB-B to USB-A host cable.
* Some standard USB devices may not function if they consume too much
The out-of-box video playback capability of the ARCHOS is about the
best on the market. However, it does not come with MPEG-2 video
playback capabilities. You can purchase a software plug-in from the
ARCHOS online store which will allow your ARCHOS to play these files.
This allows your device to play VOB, TS, PS video streams as well as
| This Audio/Video cable plugs into the ARCHOS to
allow it to play video out to a television. Make sure you have switched
your television to the correct video input, often this is done with the
A/V select button of your TV's remote control.
Still need help after reading though this entire
manual? OK, then contact tech support by first registering your product
(if you haven't already done so) and then enter your user account and
go to the support section where you can fill in a web form with your
question (it is easier to do on a regular computer). We'll make our
best effort to get back to you within two business days with your
answer. Also, see the frequently asked questions section at
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