1. brogren802's Avatar
    For people having problems here is an easy way to root your iconia a100 tablet. The commands can be copied and pasted in terminal emulator very easily. Follow the instructions bellow with the su binary in your SD card first and then if you are not successful try through adb shell in windows.

    (internal memory is considered /sdcard and mnt/sdcard, to access an actual sd card requires going to mnt/external_sd/ )

    Links will be in the post below since its my first post I can't add links


    "/system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '`mount -o remount,rw /system`' "

    "/system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '`cat /mnt/sdcard/su >/system/xbin/su`' "

    "/system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '`chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su`' "
    09-01-2011 09:33 PM
  2. brogren802's Avatar
    1st Setup android adb shell here is a link to a guide which is very simple and the link for the a100 adb drivers too if needed.

    adb guide ADB for Dummies.pdf

    a100 drivers MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service

    2nd Download the binary version only not the apk version of superuser at the link below. Make sure you download to sdcard not external_sd and its in the root of the sd. SD is considered the 8gb of internal memory.

    http://downloads.androidsu.com/super...bin-signed.zip

    3rd Make certain usb debugging is enabled under application settings. Start adb as the guides shows. Make sure your device is installed properly and run adb shell. Once you get the "$" sign run the commands bellow minus the quotation marks:

    "/system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '`mount -o remount,rw /system`' "

    "/system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '`cat /mnt/sdcard/su >/system/xbin/su`' "

    "/system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '`chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su`' "

    4th check system/xbin/ for su. If su is present then install superuser.apk from the market. Test with titanium backup and dont forget to install busybox too.

    ADB Guide written by VanillaTbone of XDA.The commands are thanks to sc2k and sabliss also of XDA. Thanks guys for the commands
    09-01-2011 09:34 PM
  3. Android Powered's Avatar
    Thanks for the post! I'll give it a whirl!
    12-25-2011 09:21 AM
  4. MisterAutomatic's Avatar
    Link for su is not says "not available". Anyone have a replacement link?
    01-05-2012 02:19 PM
  5. wollboy's Avatar
    My device is a acer iconia A101 android 3.2.1. The three commands have no effect on the device.
    /system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '`mount -o remount,rw /system`'
    no modification of the attributes of /system
    /system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '`cat /mnt/sdcard/su >/system/xbin/su`'
    no su in the directory /system/xbin
    /system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '`chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su`'
    cant work without su in xbin

    The responce is always only $, no matter which shell (adb shell or a terminal emulator on the device)
    Any ideas?
    01-06-2012 04:13 AM
  6. McPlot's Avatar
    Umm root it? Vanilla Android on it already.
    02-01-2012 12:57 PM
  7. c0deater's Avatar
    anyone help me pls? my a100 has al the reqierments and files are in the right place did everything exactly etc. but no root help?
    02-06-2012 12:04 PM
  8. thisiswang's Avatar
    anyone help me pls? my a100 has al the reqierments and files are in the right place did everything exactly etc. but no root help?
    I'm guessing you might have gotten the 3.2.1 update because after the update I lost root access and this method does not work to get root access back. Anyone know how to re-root on 3.2.1?
    02-14-2012 08:46 AM
  9. jonathanm1978's Avatar
    How about a different set of links for the drivers ...so we don't get that FBI screen about megaupload?
    03-10-2012 04:39 AM
  10. awesumjon's Avatar
    So, is there some way to root 3.2.1 or what?

    Also yeas, FBI thing for that megaupload link.

    03-28-2012 04:21 AM
  11. TXFive2's Avatar
    hate it when someone say easy root but turns out never easy for us. tried this Easy root but no luck here.
    10-29-2012 11:00 PM
  12. austinography's Avatar
    hate it when someone say easy root but turns out never easy for us. tried this Easy root but no luck here.
    Here is the root method for the latest ICS version. Full root for A10x and A5xx ICS. Simple method. - xda-developers

    And if you're feeling really adventurous, you can unlock the boot loader using the method here: [How to] Install unlock bootloader for A100/A101 - xda-developers

    Then you can install a custom recovery like Clock Work Mod, using the instructions here: How to install Clock Work Mod on a100 with unlocked boot loader ! - xda-developers

    And you can then even flash a working version of Google Now, using the steps here: [MOD][ICS] The Google Now for ICS Project [ARMv6 & v7] - xda-developers

    I have done all this on the latest available ICS build on the Acer Iconia A100 and I confirm that it all works if you carefully follow the steps.
    11-07-2012 01:03 PM
  13. hell_on_heels's Avatar
    Here is the root method for the latest ICS version. Full root for A10x and A5xx ICS. Simple method. - xda-developers

    And if you're feeling really adventurous, you can unlock the boot loader using the method here: [How to] Install unlock bootloader for A100/A101 - xda-developers

    Then you can install a custom recovery like Clock Work Mod, using the instructions here: How to install Clock Work Mod on a100 with unlocked boot loader ! - xda-developers

    And you can then even flash a working version of Google Now, using the steps here: [MOD][ICS] The Google Now for ICS Project [ARMv6 & v7] - xda-developers

    I have done all this on the latest available ICS build on the Acer Iconia A100 and I confirm that it all works if you carefully follow the steps.
    Can u just come to my house n do it for me? Lol


    Sent from my A100 using Android Central Forums
    11-20-2012 01:02 AM
  14. Bill Ross's Avatar
    How can I root the A100 if I am already using Jelly Bean?

    Thanks!
    12-11-2013 11:49 AM
  15. TXFive2's Avatar
    Another useless post that does not work! Post items at are accessible to all. Not Megaupload S. . .!
    03-31-2014 03:12 PM
  16. TXFive2's Avatar
    Does someone know of a SURE Fire root, easy to accomplish root
    for the Acer A100?
    03-31-2014 03:14 PM
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