updating build version A500_1.102.01_COM_GEN1

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    ok so i my sister in-law got a job at acer and gave me an A500 that was in the office. She told me i could keep it but if it had any problems i was on my own. I just noticed the build is pretty damn old but checking for updates over the wifi tells me I'm up to date. I really want to update it as i'm sure i'm missing out :confused: any help for a complete dimwit?
     
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    Is the tablet on Android version 3.0.1 or 3.1?
     
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    3.0.1 version. I 'd really appreciate any pointers.
     
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    can someone please give me some advice. i tried installing the latest update but it won't work. is my build version too old.
     
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    Download this to a PC --> Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!
    its builld# 4.010.40 COM GEN1, which is 3.1
    Leave folder compressed.
    Transfer to an external SD card.

    But before you update back up your current ROM.!
    Download & install Acer Recovery Installer v1.51 from the Market.
    Install ClockworkMod Recovery.
    Power off your tablet, then boot up by holding the power & down volume buttons.
    Use the - & + volume buttons to go down the list, select back up & restore, click the power button to enter.
    Click full back up, will perform a full nandroid back-up of 3.0.1 to an external SD card, make sure you have atleast 1 GB of memory.

    After you back-up, before you install the update.zip.. Important to WIPE everything from the tablet. this video will show you how.

    Skip to 3:49

    He is installing a custom ROM Virtuous Picasso, same concept but you'll be installing stock 3.1


    Warning: This could brick your tablet. Attempt at your OWN RISK
     
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    Thanks a lot I'll give2 it a go tonight.:)
     
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    HD87 you're a legend! Did all of the above and i'm now on 3.1! Now for a dumdum question. Will i be able to restore my apps etc from the back up i made without affecting the current set up?
     
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    The back up was for 3.0.1, restoring would restore back that build.
    There is an app called Titanium Backup Pro, which backs up the apps & data, but alittle late for that..
     
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    Ah now that's what i thought. No worries and thanks again.
     
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    HD87:

    How or where can I find the tut for
    iCONIA a500∞3.2 HoneyVillain 1.1? (if you posted it)

    That is your current rig's version, isn't it?

     
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    The tutorial is #5 on this thread.
    If you want to install I advise you read into it first --> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1138115
     
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