- the latest stock firmware
- root access
- 1GB ext4 data partition
- iptables support for Droidwall
Thanks to the great work done by recognized XDA devs as chrulri and $aur0n I now managed to compile my own kernel for stock Archos Gen8, with support for iptables (so Droidwall can be used) and ext4 (so a 1GB ext4 /data partition can be made on internal sd card).
If you want to enhance your Archos with these features, head over to my xda-forum post.