So I got an Archos 70 for Christmas. Now What?General

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  1. busterkeaton

    busterkeaton New Member

    Hi, I bought an Archos 70 for my wife as a Xmas gift. :p Now what? :confused:

    Let's start the thread that shows us newbies what to do.

    should I root it? How?
    What should I install?
    What should I delete?
    How do I optimize it?

    Give me your answers! Send me stuff to read! Get me up to speed!
    Thanks, in advance!

  2. Woosh

    Woosh Well-Known Member

    Rooting is up to you. I believe only temp root is available currently for Archos and the new update breaks it. So if you prefer to just use stock then I suggest just downloading the update from Archos and leave it alone.

    As far as deleting...I don't believe there is much to delete. It asks you when you boot it up if you want to install their stuff. Just say no and you shouldn't rly need to remove anything.

    As for installing/optimizing, personally I would use Launcher Pro. But there is also ADW launcher which I believe is a little more true to the stock Android experience. Check them both out and see what she likes more. - View forum - Archos 70 Internet Tablet

    ^ is a good forum to read and get info from. You can also get the Android Marketplace from the forum. Likely the first thing I will be installing on Christmas morning. :)

    My opinion on rooting is it seems unnecessary. I like it for tether and screenshots but I believe both are features that work on the Archos out of the box.(Depending on your phone)

    I don't know the process of rooting but this device so check out Archos fan site above for info on it.

    Good Luck and Have Fun.

    PS...Merry Christmas :)
  3. hewitts

    hewitts Active Member

    I think you should save the headaches and just send it to me. You'll be happier in the end.:p
  4. busterkeaton

    busterkeaton New Member

    I was showing it to my 16-year-old nephew and we were trying to figure out how to get past the first christmas level of Angry Bird Seasons, when his six-year-old cousin came by said, is that Angry Bird Seasons? "Can I try, I'm good." He proceeded to clear about 8 levels in a row. I hadn't even heard of Angry Bird Seasons until this morning.
  5. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    My wife hooked me up with an archos 70 As well. I too am loving it. The first thing you are going to want to do is put the official market on it! App Lib is horrible!

    Go to the "Getting Started" section at the bottom of the page for easy step-by-step directions.

    No serious need to root now IMO. That may change but now there is no great benefit.
  6. djvorac

    djvorac Member

    Market, LauncherPro, My Paper Plane2.... that is all :)

    I would suggest going with at least a class4 micro sdhc's. I have 2 16GB class4 cards and they run video and audio just fine. Sometimes takes a couple seconds to buffer up but after that no problems. Look around on the web though as you can usually find some great deals. I got these for $20 each and I heard that you can find 16GB class 10's for around $30. Don't bother with the 32GB's yet as they are overpriced for now at around $100. Also watch were you get them from, there are a bunch of fake ones floating around on ebay right now, stick to a more reliable place to purchase them.

    Wifi problems? Reboot router first. This has worked everytime since the 0.71 firmware update. (for me anyway, YMMV)
  7. I have an Archos 7 home tablet and trying to download apps on it and need help. Any one that can give me step by step instructions would be greatly appreciated.
  8. crimton

    crimton Well-Known Member

    you should sell it on ebay and make a $100 dollar profit like me :) i just wasn't that impressed with the archos tablets. i did like the media player but had problems in almost all areas that are important to me.
  9. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    Check out my post HERE

    Hopefully that will help. You will not be able to run all the apps that a Archos 70 can run because of the hardware and Android 1.5 running on the Home Tablet.

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