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Stuck in demo mode

My archos 604 has a demo firmware version. How do I get rid of the demo firmware, ihave tried all the normal things, like reset button. And i even tried to format it but it says it can't be done in demo mode.

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Re: Stuck in demo mode

I got mine out of demo mode. See my blog as to how.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

Re: Stuck in demo mode

I got mine out of demo mode by formatting it.
See my blog as to how.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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