Updating archoes 5 firmware without wifi
While the device has no other native Internet software such as an e-mail client, some forms of e-mail and instant messaging may be accessed via the browser if that software is browser compatible.The Opera implementation currently lacks Adobe Flash capability or a Java virtual machine but does support Java Script.The latter is the effect of adding the touchscreen which required the screen to be matte rather than glossy.The 504 has received some issues with static electricity problems.These include the DVR capabilities, and support for files such as MPEG-1. Each unit is capable of playing MPEG-2/VOB videos with Dolby 5.1 Sound (AC3) sound and H.264 videos with AAC sound, however separate plugins must be purchased to unlock these capabilities.
It has the full capabilities of the standard 604 with the added built in Wi-Fi, touchscreen, and a web browser.Users have reported successfully upgrading the harddrive themselves.However, this ability has been cut off in firmware version 1.5 and later, but the users have been able to install the older firmware.The 504 is positioned as a bigger, thicker model with large amounts of storage in comparison to the 604.
It is available in 40 GB, 80 GB or 160 GB capacities, and has a removable battery. Unlike the 604, removing the battery exposes the 504's 2.5-inch harddrive.The touchscreen required the screen to have a matte finish and the Wi-Fi module adds an extra stub to the unit's side. The 604 Wi Fi uses the 802.11g Wi-Fi connection and features the Opera 8.5 web browser. The surfing experience on the ARCHOS 604 Wi Fi is further enhanced by Opera's Medium Screen Rendering (MSR) technology to change the page to suit the 4.3 inch screen.