Acer Iconia - questions about tablet

Discussion in 'Acer Iconia Tab A500 Forum' started by tveith, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. tveith

    tveith Member

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    Hello,

    I just purchased an Acer Iconia A500 tablet - used. When I go to the Settings / About Tablet, it is identifying itself as a Samsung GT-P7500 device with Android version 3.1. When I select Software Update, I get a Samsung login screen.

    Can anybody enlighten me as to why the tablet is identified as "Samsung"? I'm assuming the person who purchased it installed some customized software. How can I reset the software to identify my tablet properly?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. scubaboyc

    scubaboyc Senior Member

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    Seriously?
    There's a 90% chance the previous owner rooted it and flashed a custom ROM.
    Was it certified? I'd see if you could exchange it. This may be a dumb question, but are you sure it's an A500? If it's used, it could have been a repacking mix up.
    If it is an A500, you can search the forum to find a thread about flashing the stock ROM back on.
    You can also check out XDA Developers, they're the experts in these matters.
    Good Luck.
    Android & Windows Phone: Tablets, Apps, & ROMs @ xda-developers
     
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    got ahold of the seller and he told me he rooted it - thankfully he is willing to refund. Cheers.
     

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