Acer Iconia A500 Now Has Root: Full root for A500 ICS 4.0.3[LEAK]

dgstorm

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Some folks over at XDA have been able to root the Acer Iconia A500, and have shared the juicy details. The root is not without its hiccups, so make sure you read the full thread to get all the ins and outs before trying. It could save you an hour or two. Here's some instructions and a download link:
How to:
1. The tablet should be already upgraded to ICS 4.0.3[LEAK] for A500.
2. Download this archive. Unpack it to any place.
3, On a tablet: "Settings" -> "Applications" -> "Development" -> "USB debugging" switch on.
4. Сonnect the tablet to the computer.
5. Open the directory with the unpacked archive. Execute file: for windows - runit-win.bat; for Linux - runit-linux.sh.
The root is received!
6. Now you will have to install the following programms:
SuperUser APK
Titanium Backup

ATTENTION!
Don't install Busybox! It is already installed and established! If you reinstall it, some programs will become unable to access root permissions!

This method uses the 'mempodroid' exploit and some workings out by ZeroNull and vdsirotkin (4pda.ru).

PS: Command "mount -o remount,rw /system" for directory /system (partition) - works perfectly!

Download link: Acer Iconia A500 ICS Root

Thanks to our tipster, RobKort!

Don't forget to check out our dedicated Acer Tablet site @ http://www.AcerTabletForum.com.

Source: AcerTabletForum via XDA
 
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sopranosv

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I think is worth mentioning that is limited to:

"For firmware:
Acer_AV041_A500_0.022.00_WW_GEN1.
Acer_AV041_A500_0.019.00_WW_GEN1
Acer_AV041_A500_0.014.00_WW_GEN1
Acer_AV041_A500_0.009.00_WW_GEN1"

...according to the original posting XDA...
 
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