We covered recently how to root your Acer Iconia Tab A500 with Honeycomb 3.0 installed on it, now that Acer released their Honeycomb 3.1 update for the Acer Iconia Tab A500 a new method to root it has been released. It is actually even easier than the original one and will allow you to run all the custom ROMs that are being released for that tablet. Let’s find out how after the break.
Disclaimer: Please note that we will not be responsible if you end up bricking your device. Rooting or customizing your device can be risky, if you follow the instructions you should be fine!
All the credits for this root hack goes to sc2k @ XDA who released a description of the process first.
Follow these instructions to root / jailbreak your Acer Iconia Tab A500 running stock Honeycomb 3.1:
- On your tablet go to Settings > Applications and check ‘Unknown sources’
- Download the iconiaroot-1.0.apk file @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1138228
- Copy the iconiaroot-1.0.apk file to your Acer Iconia Tab A500
- Install the iconiaroot app on your device
- Run the root app and press root to start the rooting process
Note: You can unroot your device using the unroot button.
Many users have reported being able to successfully root their Acer Iconia Tab A500 running Honeycomb 3.1 with this method.
In case you’re running Honeycomb 3.0 on your Acer Iconia Tab A500 and want to root it, check out our article @ Root Your Acer Iconia A500 Tablet – How To.
If you’re looking for custom ROMs for your Acer Iconia Tab A500, read our article @ First Custom ROMs for Acer Iconia Tab A500.
You can find more information about iconiaroot @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1138228.
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