A few days ago we were telling about how to enable full Android Market access on your Archos Gen8 Internet Tablet (101, 70, 43, 32, 28) and today we are discussing a different way to get full Android Market access using another application called archos-apps-installer (gAppsInstaller). Some users have reported they prefer this one over the other method and yes Froyo is supported.
Update (01/04/11): To root your Archos Gen8 Tablet read our article @ How To Root Your Archos Gen8 Internet Tablet
This app was released by kenyu73 @ XDA, the installer is quite small and does contain only what is required. You can download any additional application directly from the Android Market once you have access to it.Update (12/29/10): gAppsInstaller v5 has been released, check it out @ Archos Apps Installer Updated to v5 – Full Android Market Access
Follow these instructions to get full Android Market access on your Archos Gen8 tablet:
- Reset your tablet to factory default (stock) especially if you’ve used a different method to get access to the Android Market (as described in How To Install Android Market on Archos 101 Tablet)
- Download gAppsInstaller_v4.apk @ http://code.google.com/p/archos-apps-installer/downloads/list
- Copy the apk file to your Archos tablet
- Using the Files application install the apk
- Select Install only core apps
- Reboot your device
You have full access to the Android Market!
In case you’re missing some apps on the Market you can fix it (some applications are protected):
- Go to Settings > Manage Applications > All > Market and pick Clear Cache then Force Stop
- Go to Settings > Manage Applications > All > Google Services Framework and pick Clear Data then Force Stop
- Reboot your Archos Gen8 tablet
You can see what can be done with the Archos 101 tablet once you got full Android Market access:
You can get more information about Archos Apps Installer (gAppsInstaller) @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=867303.
If you are interested in the other method to enable full Android Market access on your Archos Gen8 tablet go to How To Install Android Market on Archos 101 Tablet.