How to root Archos 80 Xenon on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean [Guide]

Archos-80-XenonYou need to learn how to root Archos 80 Xenon before you can think about playing with plenty of new applications from the Google Play Store. Furthermore, you need to root Archos 80 Xenon if you want to get with the latest operating system updates. Since your OEM and phone carrier network might be slow to update, you can find third-party developers looking after your operating system with a new custom ROM that runs on some of the latest Lollipop features if you’re lucky. These ROMs aren’t available for every device, though, so you’ll need to hope there’s something for the Archos 80 Xenon. If you don’t have any luck with custom ROMs for updating the OS, you might at least find a custom ROM for enhancing your features, or simply getting away from the stock Android ROM. read after the jump to learn how to root Archos 80 Xenon.


  • While the new universal One-Click rooting tool, KingRoot, is available to be used on many Android devices, we only recommend following this guide for the said device in the title.


  • Head to Menu > Settings > Security and turn on Unknown Sources. It will allow you to install apps that are outside of the Google Play Store.
  • Check you have the USB Debugging Mode already enabled by navigating to the Apps > Settings App > Developer Options > USB Debugging. Check the box so it looks like it’s on if it is off at the moment.


  1. Download the KingRoot rooting tool from the XDA Developers thread made for it.
  2. Install the KingRoot universal rooting tool like you would any other application, using a File manager.
    – some devices come with a File manager already pre-installed. from everyone else, you must install a File manager from the Google Play Store or other trusted third-party sources. There are some quality open sources File managers available for free.
  3. Once you have transferred the KingRoot universal One-Click rooting tool on your Archos 80 Xenon, you will see three new apps available from the applications drawer.
  4. Click the app that says ‘KingRoot’.
  5. Now that you are in the KingRoot app, click the ‘Try to Root’ button.
  6. Wait as the KingRoot tool automatically searches it’s cloud-based servers for the best knowledge on how to root your device.
  7. The rooting method will start working automatcailly now and you’;ll get to watch a green progress bar until it completes.
  8. Wait until you see the success message on the Archos 80 Xenon’s display before closing the app.
  9. You must reboot the Archos 80 Xenon device before you are ready to start installing the root-only apps from the Google Play Store.

That’s it! You are finished. Note that the guide only gave you root access to the internal system and did not install a custom recovery. Those of you interested in doing some research on custom ROMs available should check there is a custom recovery available to be installed on the Archos 80 Xenon first. Without a custom recovery such as TWRP or CWM recovery, you cannot flash the custom ROM zip files.

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