Will Verduzco · Jun 21, 2011 at 09:00 pm

Acer Iconia A500 Receives ClockworkMod Recovery and Ported 3.1 ROM!

Last week, the Acer Iconia A500 was the lucky recipient of quite a few pieces of development work by various talented forum goers here on XDA. Perhaps the two most notable releases were ports of XDA member Koush‘s useful ClockworkMod Recovery and an Android 3.1 ROM originally meant for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

The ever popular recovery was ported by XDA forum member thor2002ro. However, for those who aren’t keen on using terminal on either the device itself or through ADB, forum member Euclid’s Brother has created a simple app, which automates the process… Take that, Father of Geometry!

With the blessings of thor2002ro, I bring you an easy to use app for installing his (or any other) recovery image.

It has his rev1.2 built-in, along with a Stock USA 1.141.07_COM_GEN1 recovery image. It can also install a recovery.img from the external sdcard.

It gives an option to backup your current image (for later rollback) and runs itsmagic (built-in) when it’s finished installing a recovery image.

Let me know if anyone finds any problems with it. I have not tried it under PRIMEE 1.4. But I have flashed between thors recovery and stock recovery several times using stock HC 3.0.1.

What to do with a shiny new recovery? Install a new ROM, of course! To that end, XDA  forum member Dexter_nlb was able to bring Android 3.1 to the A500 by porting the PRIME! v1.4 Honeycomb ROM, originally by Roach2010.

I have ported the PRIME v1.4 (honeycomb 3.1) rom to Iconia A500.. It originate from Asus early beta 3.1 release custom rom prime v1.4 here by Roach2010
We are still waiting for the kernel source, so limits of a stock kernel apply, which is one, using the new feature PS3 controller joypad’s. Until source is out, these functions are missing.

Fun times await A500 owners out there. Be sure to check out the recovery and ROM threads (and automated recovery installer app post) to get your fill.

[Thanks brunsbanjo and Egzthunder1 for the tips!]
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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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