Need Help Installing A500 Custom ROM


Sep 20, 2011
I'm trying to install a custom ROM on my Android 4.0.3 A500 basically following the instructions over at The rooting process went fine:How to Root the Acer Iconia A500 Tablet - TheUnlockr

But the next step stumped me:

How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on the Acer Iconia A500 - TheUnlockr

Acer Recovery Manager made five boot images available including a generic 4.0.3 version. But none of them boot. The generic 4.0.3 image just gives the broken robot logo. The other four say bad checksum.

I am assuming I need to install a bootloader patched with my SBK. I've got it calculated. I've got Blackthun3r's tool. But I'm having a heck of a time finding a bootloader that I can feed into A500APXFlash.exe.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?