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Archos 80 Cobalt owners thread. ****Guide on page 1****

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GAVINLEWISHUKD2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
Well if you grabbed on from the Tesco deal then this is the place to chat, ask advice, share tips etc.

UPDATE:

Well this thread has gathered some pace over the last few days with some excellent posts and links.

gx3K will be keeping post 1 upto date with the latest developments so please look here first to see if this answers your questions.

So a big thanks to gx3k for his continued help (VIP Badge coming his way maybe!) and the others giving their time to help the others.

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GAVINLEWISHUKD2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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Ilikepc#2841
What are the best tweaks there is for the cobalt
nibster5981#2842
Hi there anyone know of a spares shop for the Cobalt 80. smashed the touch glass.

thanks
fezza1970#2843
Ilikepc
What are the best tweaks there is for the cobalt
Have a look on page one
juliusmong#2844
Hi guys, I applied the update as instructed on page 1, then my root is gone! I then tried to root it again but when I connect it to the PC, it won't recognise the device (with USB debugging on), so I went to Device Mgr and tried to point it to the ADB driver downloaded from the same link, it won't recognise it. I'm using Win 7... so I'm stuck at unrooted and was wondering if I should put the custom Rom on.

In the instructions of the custom Rom page, (http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?4379-Archos-80-Cobalt-900-supersportROM-(2-feb-13)) it says:

remove any external sdcard as otherwise it may be formatted
download and unzip
start the ROM tool

What is the ROM tool?! Is this on the tablet or a program I run on the PC?

Thanks for any help in advance!
gx3k#2845
juliusmong
Hi guys, I applied the update as instructed on page 1, then my root is gone! I then tried to root it again but when I connect it to the PC, it won't recognise the device (with USB debugging on), so I went to Device Mgr and tried to point it to the ADB driver downloaded from the same link, it won't recognise it. I'm using Win 7... so I'm stuck at unrooted and was wondering if I should put the custom Rom on.

In the instructions of the custom Rom page, (http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?4379-Archos-80-Cobalt-900-supersportROM-(2-feb-13)) it says:

remove any external sdcard as otherwise it may be formatted
download and unzip
start the ROM tool

What is the ROM tool?! Is this on the tablet or a program I run on the PC?

Thanks for any help in advance!

The ROM tool is inside the ZIP file you need to download here (click on ROM => Archos 80 Cobalt 900supersport v2)

Edited By: gx3k on Jul 27, 2013 11:30
jamesp1414#2846
For anyone who can't get films they bought off Googleplay store to work offline when they've "pinned" or downloaded it here's a work around.

If you find the file using es explorer or other it's in the sdcard/android/data.com.google.android.videos/files/videos folder. You can rename it to whatever the film is called (Googleplay usually call it framework...etc.wmv) BUT rename it .mp4. Then you can open and play it offline with the video player.

Long winded but it works. Hope that helps.
dr_joolz#2847
Thanks gx3k, I've successfully put on the custom ROM, much faster than before and rooted. So glad!
Sprograt#2848
I've currently got the Supersport900 rom Version 1 on my rooted Cobalt at the moment, how do you update it to Version 2, is it like the official way download the update, reboot and the update is on the tablet or do you have to do it using a computer. Also when I update it to version 2 will I have to reroot the tablet. Any help would be appreciated.
gx3k#2849
Sprograt
I've currently got the Supersport900 rom Version 1 on my rooted Cobalt at the moment, how do you update it to Version 2, is it like the official way download the update, reboot and the update is on the tablet or do you have to do it using a computer. Also when I update it to version 2 will I have to reroot the tablet. Any help would be appreciated.

I think you need to follow the instructions listed here. It will clear the tablet's data so do a back up.
Sprograt#2850
gx3k
Sprograt
I've currently got the Supersport900 rom Version 1 on my rooted Cobalt at the moment, how do you update it to Version 2, is it like the official way download the update, reboot and the update is on the tablet or do you have to do it using a computer. Also when I update it to version 2 will I have to reroot the tablet. Any help would be appreciated.

I think you need to follow the instructions listed here. It will clear the tablet's data so do a back up.

Many Thanks GX3K I can finally get the Skype sound working correctly.
kooltariq#2851
Wow great to see this thread still going strong! Over the last couple of months my tablet is refusing to charge and sometimes it does charge but turns off even through there is plenty of battery. I contacted Tesco today and asked for a replacement to which they said it has been discontinued due to many faults... and they would not replace it for another tablet or the Archos titanium model so I am getting my £49 back after 7 months... (_;)
Gilly8919#2852
kooltariq
Wow great to see this thread still going strong! Over the last couple of months my tablet is refusing to charge and sometimes it does charge but turns off even through there is plenty of battery. I contacted Tesco today and asked for a replacement to which they said it has been discontinued due to many faults... and they would not replace it for another tablet or the Archos titanium model so I am getting my £49 back after 7 months... (_;)

Something similar happened to mine in the recent weeks, it was reporting it was 100% then after an hour on or so it shut down abruptly & wouldn't turn back on (tried battery calibration before as well but made very little difference), strange thing was after it shut off I went put it on charge & it resumed & reported 66% as soon as I inserted the charger.

Anyway got a refund today for £99, never touching an Archos product again, numerous software bugs & software support for this was poor to say the least, surely they could have fixed the wifi bug!


Edited By: Gilly8919 on Aug 03, 2013 17:03
gx3k#2853
Gilly8919
kooltariq
Wow great to see this thread still going strong! Over the last couple of months my tablet is refusing to charge and sometimes it does charge but turns off even through there is plenty of battery. I contacted Tesco today and asked for a replacement to which they said it has been discontinued due to many faults... and they would not replace it for another tablet or the Archos titanium model so I am getting my £49 back after 7 months... (_;)

Something similar happened to mine in the recent weeks, it was reporting it was 100% then after an hour on or so it shut down abruptly & wouldn't turn back on (tried battery calibration before as well but made very little difference), strange thing was after it shut off I went put it on charge & it resumed & reported 66% as soon as I inserted the charger.

Anyway got a refund today for £99, never touching an Archos product again, numerous software bugs & software support for this was poor to say the least, surely they could have fixed the wifi bug!


Sold mine many months ago, it's great for £50 but not a penny more. Maybe you can trade it in Tesco and get £50 off any iPad.
sam3424#2854
Hi My Archos 80 cobalt tablet has a problem it wont turn on. I have already hard a replacement because this happened to my old cobalt. But they don't have the archos 80 cobalt anymore so what can I do except from getting a refund. Will the give the Archos 80 titanium.
8mini#2855
Hi all, i see there is no hdmi port. But is there any way of connecting it to tv to mirror screen?
Thanks
reddit#2856
8mini
Hi all, i see there is no hdmi port. But is there any way of connecting it to tv to mirror screen?
Thanks

Sadly there is no way to do this with a physical connection.

You can connect to the TV if it has a USB port but only as a mass storage device to play video files and whatever your TV may support in tht nature.
joshMcg123#2857
I have an archos cobalt 80 and my charger is weird sometimes it charges and it dosnt I have to place it in a weird angle to charge it please help!!!!
fezza1970#2858
sam3424
Hi My Archos 80 cobalt tablet has a problem it wont turn on. I have already hard a replacement because this happened to my old cobalt. But they don't have the archos 80 cobalt anymore so what can I do except from getting a refund. Will the give the Archos 80 titanium.
very much doubt it as they are a lot more expensive
fezza1970#2859
joshMcg123
I have an archos cobalt 80 and my charger is weird sometimes it charges and it dosnt I have to place it in a weird angle to charge it please help!!!!
sounds like the either the charger has broken wires or the connector on the devise has started to come loose, call support and see if they have any replacements
fmiah#2860
Hi,

Was wondering if anyone can help.

Bought this for my 9 yr old son and set him up with a Gmail account and password. he's been happily using it for the last 7 months no problems.

recently he tried some fancy lock screen, forgotten it and locked himself out, and forgotten his username and password. I have tried to get google to reset this but they have declined saying we dont have sufficient information, cant remember the username, etc.
I have tried the hard reset technique of holding down the volume down button, then power button but all that does is keep switching itself off then on. does not give the android menu options.

any help much appreciated!

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