POSTS TAGGED: Acer Iconia A500

And the First 4.2 Port Goes to…

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As we have mentioned in the past, the need for our devices to be up-to-date is no longer a luxury or even a necessity, it is an addiction. Because of this, whenever something like this happens, everyone’s eyes shift focus to developers who work on AOSP-based ROMs. People become static, glued to their PCs with sweating palms and foreheads, and with a few extra keyboards due to potential F5 key breakage. All of the sudden, a new thread emerges with a title that has a little something which stands out (no, not Off-Topic)… “4.2.” Boom! Happiness and joy fill our hearts, as we click on the download links as fast as humanly possible to try and get a hold of the new goods.

The dealer of happiness this . . . READ ON »

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Recover Lost Recovery on Acer Iconia A500

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The Acer Iconia A500 has been around for a while, and has gathered a loyal following, with several custom ROMs available for the device. However, if you’re flashing ROMs and mods in a custom recovery, there can be issues if you aren’t careful.

One such issue is the possibility of losing recovery while attempting to reflash it from recovery itself. If you have run into this issue and don’t know how to recover the lost recovery, fret not. XDA Forum Member srbeen has come up with a way to restore the lost recovery on the tablet, and has shared the method with us.

The method involves connecting your tablet via USB to a computer running Ubuntu and using some terminal commands, so you’ll need . . . READ ON »

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Jelly Bean AOSP Code, Compiling Jelly Bean, SGS2, EVO 3d, and A500 Get Jelly Bean! – XDA Developer TV

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Today on XDA Developer TV, our good buddy Jordan, talks about Jelly Bean. Jordan covers news on Android version 4.1. Also covered is news from the XDA Portal regarding Google’s latest operating system. There is so much Jelly Bean news this week that it feels like a candy shop.

More specifically, Jordan covers the Jelly Bean Source Code release to the Android Open Source Project, AOSP, and Android 4.1.1 rolling out to the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus. The article about compiling Jelly Bean from source is mentioned. Then Jordan mentions various devices that have gotten Jelly Bean such as the Samsung Galaxy S II, the HTC EVO 3D and the Acer Iconia A500. Jordan wraps up the video with some administrivia, mentioning . . . READ ON »

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Iconia A500 Gets First Source-Built Jelly Bean Port

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When users typically talk about the first device to get an AOSP source-built port, they’re usually talking about a Nexus device. It doesn’t always have to be that way, though, as there are talented developers on a great number of devices here on XDA. To see an AOSP Jelly Bean ROM for the Acer Iconia A500 mere hours after Jelly Bean source was released is quite impressive. How was it done? Well, we’re not saying it was aliens but…

With some help, XDA Recognized Developer randomblame was responsible for the first AOSP source-built port after the source was released. It only took four hours after release to get it built and working. Despite the port being so quickly made, it’s highl. . . READ ON »

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Jelly Bean for the Acer Iconia A500

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When a developer here on XDA is credited as having helped with not just one, but two Jelly Bean ports for the hottest devices on the market, people start to notice. XDA Senior Member randomblame has not only succeeded in doing that, but also in making his own port for the Acer Iconia A500, leading it to claiming the title of first non-Nexus tablet to have Jelly Bean.

Already on it’s second version (damn he’s fast), the only things not currently working are:

No audio
No wifi
SD card
USB not mounting flash drives

The developer has even written up a basic guide to help other members with porting Jelly Bean to their own devices, and has made himself available for assistance through IRC channels (please don. . . READ ON »

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Patched ICS Bootloaders, Dual Booting, and More for the Iconia A500

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With users becoming more and more comfortable with the Iconia A500 root and bootloader unlocking processes, it was only a matter of time before development hit a new level and things really started taking off. This is now the case with the Acer Iconia A500, which recently received ICS and a bootloader unlock. And today, this comes in the form of a patched ICS bootloader and support for dual booting.

XDA Senior Member Skrilax_CZ contributes to the A500 community by releasing six modified versions of the ICS unlocked bootloader, a dual booting guide, and a general FAQ to help users who don’t quite have a grasp on what’s going on.

The problem began when the final ICS version came out, and Iconia user. . . READ ON »

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A500 Public Recovery For A500 Owners Running ICS

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While the official ClockworkMod recovery is still arguably the most popular recovery for the largest number of Android devices, its wide release nature prevents official releases from being as easily adaptable as other recoveries when new development happens on many devices. As such, it’s up to the developers working on that device to get things rolling with custom recoveries when the old ones are incompatible. As has been the case with many devices being upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Gingerbread custom recoveries occasionally cease to work for one reason or another. However, as time passes, those little problems get fixed and for owners of the Acer Iconia A500, you now have custom . . . READ ON »

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Iconia A500 GPS Culprit Found and Fixed

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With tablets getting bad raps for bad GPS reception, it’s no surprise that developers and users alike are trying to find ways to fix them. For some, it requires hardware support, as many Asus Transformer Prime users have been getting USB dongles to help boost their GPS signals to acceptable levels. Thankfully, though, some tablet GPS problems are software related, and can actually be fixed without taking up any ports or a struggle from the manufacturer. This is the case for the Acer Iconia A500.

XDA Senior Member waydownsouth has done a little searching, and has found a way to patch the A500 boot.img to fix the GPS problem for A500 users once and for all. The patch is in an easily flashable update.zip fil. . . READ ON »

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Tutorial Helps Users Install ICS, Unlock Bootloader, and Flash Custom Recovery on the Iconia A500

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As the number of Android devices that are getting official ICS updates continues to grow, the number of devices getting unofficial ICS is growing even faster. With AOSP ROMs making their way around at a healthy rate and leaks flooding the forums, users practically everywhere are getting their shot at some new firmware goodness. This time around, the Acer Iconia A500 receives its share.

XDA Senior Member civato, along with the help of some other XDA members, has created a tutorial that will get users safely from Honeycomb to ICS. However, as stated by civato:

You need to understand that this can brick your tablet and going back to HC roms is not possible…

So before you flash, be sure that you’ve . . . READ ON »

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