How To Get Archos 5 Internet Tablet ADB Working on x64 Windows

I'll make this article short and sweet. If you have an Archos 5 Internet Tablet and wish to use ADB with it like I do with any Windows x64 variant, you'll just need the latest Android ADB driver and a little text editing skills with magic numbers. Click on for the technical stuff..

Instructions

1. Install the r3 tools using the avd & sdk manager - I'm assuming you use c:\Android_SDK
2. Edit c:\Android_SDK\usb_driver\android_winusb.inf
Under [Google.NTx86] add the following:
;Archos 5
%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0E79&PID_1361
%CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0E79&PID_1361&MI_01
Under [Google.NTamd64] add the following:
;Archos 5
%SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0E79&PID_1361
%CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0E79&PID_1361&MI_01

Don't allow for any extra lines (I guess - I never tried, but it seems like you don't want them.)

3. Edit \.android\adb_usb.ini
It says don't edit it but I don't know how to get this into it any other way. Comment with the right way if you know it :)
Put just these lines in it:
0x955
0x0e79

The first line is actually for a Tegra but you know you want one so you may as well prepare now :) The second line is for the Archos. See how it corresponds to the device id up top?

4. Set the device into adb debug mode in the usb settings
5. Plug device in - you should have an unknown device in the device manager. Update the driver on it and point it at c:\Android_SDK\usb_driver. It should install the driver and show up as an ADB Device. I always change mine to ADB Composite Device because they don't seem to show in ADB otherwise for me. You can do that by updating the driver, browsing for the driver and then using the option that says "let me pick a list of device drivers"
6. Run adb kill-server then adb devices, it should show up starting with A5S-

BTW - You can do this for every new device it seems. I put in the Archos, EVO, N1 and Incredible and all worked.

Enjoy!

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Robert - help please

Hi Robert,
It seems you have missed a step or it doesn't work.
Please reply and help me out.

Thanks,
S

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I've been busy working on Deadly Chambers for 8 months :)

Wow, an update. :o

Wow, an update. :o