Windows 7 64bit: ADB (Android Debug Bridge) & Archos 101 internet tablet

Here are short step-by-step instructions how to connect ADB (Android Debug Bridge) with an Archos 101 internet tablet on Windows 7 64bit. IMHO, the instructions should also work on 32bit systems. After you have installed the Android SDK (see follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the Archos ADB drivers
  2. Add a new line with the content “0x0e79” to the file C:\Users\[YOUR-USER]\.android\adb_usb.ini (create the file if it does not exist).
  3. Enable “USB Debugging” on the Android device (Settings > Applications > Development > [X] USB Debugging).
  4. Attach the Android device via USB and use the downloaded Archos ADB driver for the new registered hardware. You may have to update the driver manually in the Windows Device Manager using the option “Browse my computer for driver software”. Finally, the device should be listed as “Archos G8 Composite ADB Interface” in the category “Android Phone”.
  5. Open a command line, stop and stop the adb service (you may have to adjust the paths to the adb.exe file according to your Android SDK installation):
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>adb kill-server
  6. In a last step list the connected devices (which restarts the adb service again). If everything is fine, the Archos device should be detected:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>adb devices
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *
    List of devices attached
    A10-0E560001-9FF80000-015D9660-???????? device