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Rockbox Development => New Ports => Topic started by: arcace2112 on October 03, 2009, 12:16:37 AM

Title: Archos 605 WiFi
Post by: arcace2112 on October 03, 2009, 12:16:37 AM
Hey all,

There was a post from a while back in the General Discussion thread dealing with the Archos 605 Wifi and porting RockBox to it.  The problem back then was that it was closed...but NOW THE ARCHOS HAS BEEN HACKED and the bootloader can be bypassed (on 1.7.13 firmwares).  You can check it out at forum.archosfans.com in the Hacking forum.  THe creator of this hack, archilles, has promised to also create hacks to free up all archos units by this christmas.

To sum it up.  Who has an archos 605 Wifi who wants to help make a RockBox port for it?  I will help in any way possible!

ArcAce2112
Title: Re: Archos 605 WiFi
Post by: GodEater on October 03, 2009, 03:26:22 AM
Could you actually link to the post with the details - the hacking thread over at the forums you've told us to visit appears to be 44 pages of people going "wow" - and no actual code / information. I can't be bothered to wade through it to find the gold.
Title: Re: Archos 605 WiFi
Post by: arcace2112 on October 03, 2009, 07:56:21 AM
Could you actually link to the post with the details - the hacking thread over at the forums you've told us to visit appears to be 44 pages of people going "wow" - and no actual code / information. I can't be bothered to wade through it to find the gold.

Of course! (Sorry I didn't...it was really late :-P)

This is the actual hack (look at Post 1 for the Download Link)
http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=26132&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

This is the thread where Archilles mentions how he will be releasing more hacks later on ...
http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=25303&st=0&sk=t&sd=a

For the hack, Archilles mentioned that he would like a custom linux distro for the Archos, and as soon as he said custom I thought...ROCKBOX! 

So is it possible? Anyone want to help?

*If it makes it an less 'iffy', i applied the hack in the Moldy Cheese Thread (first link i gave you) to my OWN Archos 605 Wifi 30GB model, and it worked like a charm!  This has potential...*

*Also, on a side note, if you have the Archos Flash or 160 GB Models, do not use the hack (Archilles mentions this, im just restating) because it will fail and give you a brick...It does work for any Archos 605 WiFi with a HDD smaller than 160 GB though...*