March 8, 2012 By: ElCondor
It has taken a while for the development community to come up with full, permanent root for the Iconia Tab, but now it’s there. In collaboration with vdsirotkin from 4PDA.ru, XDA member ZeroNull recently unveiled his one-click root utility which allows for functions many users have been long been waiting for, such as read/write permission. The script can be run either from a Windows or Linux computer, and looking at the instructions, it seems to be a pretty painless process.
The feedback is great. Almost all users have achieved root without any issues, and according to ZeroNull, “no errors were found while testing.” It is important to note that this root works only when your Tab is updated to Android Ice Cream Sandwich. You can find the script and details in the root thread.
The first thing users usually look for after the glory that is first root is the user friendly root method for those who aren’t comfortable with ADB, command prompt or the terminal.
For those toting the Acer Iconia Tab A100, you now have one of those user friendly methods at your disposal. XDA Senior Member crossix has put together a nifty script that will undergo the root process automatically without much more than a quick terminal emulator command from the user. Crossix was even nice enough to include a full tutorial for those who are still a little iffy on what to do.
Of course, the script doesn’t do it all as there are a few post root steps, including:
Open the superuser app once it’s installed, click on the wrench in the upper right corner, scroll to the bottom and find “Su binary v… Tap to check for updates” and tap that link. It should bring you to an update screen, click the button at the bottom to update!
Once you have done the above, then install busybox, Titanium, etc.. if needed.
So once the script runs, download and update the usual root apps and then profit. If you have an Acer Iconia Tab A100 that you want rooted, you can find out more information, grab the downloads and check out the tutorial in the XDA thread.Google+
January 27, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
If you happen to own an Iconia Tab A100 and want to try this mod, it’s highly recommended by crossix that you back up your original in case anything goes wrong, but otherwise the mod is pretty powerful and simple to use. It is a list of changes that the user can to the build.prop in order to improve performance and functionality. Crossix explains:
Your build.prop file contains a lot of information about your tab. Things like what model, version of android, manufacturer and other info can be found within, but it also can control certain aspects such as display density, wifi scan time and other misc tweaks that improve overall smoothness.
The mods are all changes made to the single file, so there’s no need to flash or adb push anything. Simply grab the modified build.prop, place it where your current build.prop is and you’re done. Changes made range anywhere from the name of the device to the Iconia A500 so you can get apps in the Market intended for only the A500 to a range of tweaks to improve system performance.
For a list of all the changes made, the download link to the modded build.prop and additional disclaimers you can find all that and more in the original thread.Google+