I want to root this device:

Archos 79 Platinum

Is it possible, and can someone link me to a guide please? (I couldn't find a clear cut answer whether it is rootable or not)

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    Current generic suggestion: Try towelroot by geohot, should work with most devices. Please don't forget to report back whether you succeeded.
    – Izzy
    Commented Sep 23, 2014 at 10:11
  • Towelroot only works on latest Android-dist. I tried it and it doesn't work. However, I managed using VROOT. See Answer to this question.
    – JohnyTex
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 9:46

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YES! It is possible to root the Archos 79 Platinum using the following methods:

VROOT-root exe file for use on Windows machines

And to replace the superuser-app with an English version:

English Superuser and busybox etc

Yoy may also first want to check out the following link to make sure USB works properly (also google on how to enable developer-mode and USB-debugging on Android devices in general):

Enable Archos USB devices

I just rooted my device, so I know for sure that it works.

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