why do you want to root?

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  1. RCholic

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    I'm a newbie, so please be gentle.

    I saw a few post on rooting the acer A500 tablet, I'm just curious why you guys want to root it? what is the benefit of doing so? :confused:
     
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    Got tethering working (ad hoc).
    Got Netflix working -> http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...m/19595-got-netflix-working-a500-i-do-xd.html
    Able to back-up ROM & Kernel with CWM. Apps & data with Titanium BackUp
    Changed ROM from stock 3.1 to 3.2 HoneyVillain 1.1 & Kernel.
    Overclocked @ 1.6 Mhz for better performance with setCPU -> https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mhuang.overclocking&feature=search_result
    Changed theme to PCB Blue Theme -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1242311
    Changed Boot Animation -> http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/acer-iconia-tab-a500-forum/21594-how-change-boot-animation.html
    Able to hide the Honeycomb bar -> https://market.android.com/details?id=com.tlalexander.tabletbarhider&feature=search_result
     
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    First Two are worthwhile, the rest mean nothing.
     
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    Rooting allows the user to have access to files within the Android system that are otherwise inaccessible; possibly to keep people from screwing up their devices and then demanding their money back.

    Once rooted, the user doesn't only have access to these files, but apps can have access too, which allows for special functions, such as fully backing up app settings, overclocking your CPU, modifying your system, etc etc.

    Rooting can be cool and useful if you know how to use it.
    I know you didnt say you were planning to root, but I always tell Android noobs to not root unless they know how to do it (or have a friend who can do it for them) AND as long as they do not delete or alter any system files that they dont know what they do.
    (If you use a Windows PC, then you should understand this. In Windows, you don't go into C:Windows or C:program files and just delete files unless you know exactly what you are doing. Right?)

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    Flashing to 3.2 HoneyVillain was definitely worthwhile.
    Everything else is really just visual customization I liked. :D
     
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    thank you guys. now can you point me to the guide for rooting my acer a500, if any? thanks a lot

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    I will try.. right now.

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    'From a previous post of mine, how to overclock'

    ROOTING

    Now for the first question, first you must root your tablet. Not sure if your familiar with this, but there's basicly an app you run (by sc2k @Xda forums, called iconia root) to gain 'superuser' access, that being like a gateway to the rest. This is really simple, but make sure you have unknown sources selected in the settings.

    OVERCLOCKING

    Then go to the market and install Acer Recovery Installer and reboot with Clockwork Mod recovery. For overclocking, find the kernel I have listed up there(Kernel 2.6.36.4-thor-V1.15) , download the file and put it on an SD card. Then start your Tab in recovery mode, (hold power button and up volume button until words appear in the top corner) and at the menu, select 'wipe cache', then go into advanced settings and wipe the 'dalvik cache'. Then select install zip from SD card, then the kernel. It flashes it, then just boot the Tablet normally. Last step, go into the market, get any app like SetCpu, then set the CPU at 1.504 or 1.6GHz, and your finished! Its not as complicated as it seems, and I did not lose my memory. But just in case, I would back up any important media and whatnot. Good luck, and PM me if anything goes wrong.

    (Please correct any mistakes if found)
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    ROOTING- Already did that.

    OVERCLOCKING - Will try it. But my only concern is downloading the CWM (Acer Recovery Installer) from the market.

    I'm having trouble of getting those apps due to some limitations or restrictions of our internet connection in our area (Algeria).

    Is there any way I can get that Acer Recovery Installer other than market? Also, I have the Taboonay 2.0 and I found out (for me) that it's better than other ROM's.

    If you can give me some links where can I download the CWM, I'll appreciated it.

    Thanks.
     
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    Well.. it might be able to be downloaded and installed straight off the web.. I'll check and see what I find.

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    Thanks.. everything I found wouldn't work..

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    You can go to data/app, copy the apk, paste to SD card, transfer to PC, compress apk & upload to forum.
     
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    Sweet.. I'll try that. Is there a certain way to compress the apk? And like compress into the apk, or comoress the apk?

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    COOL! ;)

    Many thanks for your help!

    Will keep you update of the progress as soon as I get home from work.:D
     
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