1. ssethv's Avatar
    [HOWTO] Root for stock HC3.1

    Rooting the ICONIA couldn't be easier

    This tool installs su and superuser.apk for stock HC 3.1 and HC 3.01

    As the old root method does not work anymore this was created with this new tool.

    How to root
    1. Goto Settings->Applications and enable "Unkown sources"
    2. Download the attached APK file
    3. Copy the file to your Iconia
    4. Install the APK & start the tool
    5. Click "root"
    6. Enjoy :-)

    How to unroot
    1. Start the tool & click "unroot"
    NOTE
    - By clicking root, you agree that you do this at your own risk. The tool will uninstall any previous installed superuser.apk.

    Thanks
    @ChainsDD for superuser.apk and su
    @Acer for this buggy tool

    Changelog

    1.3.0:
    - Also remove any "su" folder from /system/bin and /system/xbin .

    1.2.0:
    - Remove su from /system/bin and /system/xbin before rooting. This should fix the issues when someone installed the 3.1 OTA without unrooting the device before.

    1.1.0:
    - Add support for HC3.0

    1.0.0:
    - Initial version

    Iconiaroot-1.0.apk
    iconiaroot-1.1.apk
    iconiaroot-1.2.apk
    iconiaroot-1.3.apk

    LINK TO XDA FOR MORE INFO IF YOU NEED IT

    !!! Use at your own risk !!!

    I TAKE NO CREDIT FOR ANY OF THIS... JUST A MESSENGER

    Check out XDA for some great new Iconia ROM's and Kernels!!!
    09-06-2011 03:14 AM
  2. sonicbluemustang's Avatar
    Is this the same as the Iconiaroot.apk that is already out? I'm sure it works on 3.1 too. We deffinately need a root, recovery, rom thread stickied.
    09-06-2011 08:25 AM
  3. ssethv's Avatar
    Is this the same as the Iconiaroot.apk that is already out? I'm sure it works on 3.1 too. We deffinately need a root, recovery, rom thread stickied.
    Yes this is the same, it has just been updated with eash OTA that has come out. I know for a fact that it works of 3.1. I did it for my friend yesterday. I myself used this method when I had 3.0 OTA.

    and we def need a stickied sections.... who is the moderator for tablets?
    09-06-2011 11:30 AM
  4. tntdroid's Avatar
    I got you a sticky for this. Keep up the updates and everyone have fun getting rooted!

    sent by CyanogenMod X
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    09-06-2011 03:55 PM
  5. ssethv's Avatar
    U rock thank you

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    09-06-2011 04:00 PM
  6. flock's Avatar
    Will this let me use mobile/cell only apps on my tablet. Ie fios remote
    09-16-2011 07:53 PM
  7. ssethv's Avatar
    Yes it should... it just depends on what apps you are trying to use... If you choose to root with this method, it is just as easy to unroot. keep in mind that the honeycomb market is slightly different than the gingerbread market, not all apps work on both platforms... my only advice is it try and see if it will work for you let me know how it goes for you
    09-17-2011 09:58 AM
  8. synapses11's Avatar
    Does anyone know if anyone is working on rooting stock HC 3.2 for the update that just came out. Being an ***** and not thinking about it. I ran the update to 3.2 and of course like everyone else, root is gone and CWM is gone thanks to the new bootloader and cannot downgrade the stock rom as this will brick the tablet. Any help or info is appreciated.
    09-20-2011 02:32 PM
  9. synapses11's Avatar
    Does anyone know if anyone is working on rooting stock HC 3.2 for the update that just came out. Being an ***** and not thinking about it. I ran the update to 3.2 and of course like everyone else, root is gone and CWM is gone thanks to the new bootloader and cannot downgrade the stock rom as this will brick the tablet. Any help or info is appreciated.
    Update for anyone who doesn't know yet. They found a way to downgrade to 3.01 so you can root/install CWM again and restore a backup or flash a custom rom. It worked for me. I suggest using method 2 (much easier)

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1276227
    09-25-2011 04:57 PM
  10. brandonnacke's Avatar
    I am trying to root my Acer A500 and the tablet just sits and says it is rooting for over 10mins.
    I turned the dubuging on and the unknown sources on. And have a sd card in there, however i wouldnt know how to tell if it is mounted, or if I need more space on there, it is only a 1 gb. I also put it in portrait mode as I was told by someone else.
    Anything else I am missing?
    Any help is good.
    Thank you
    09-26-2011 12:52 PM
  11. scarryman04's Avatar
    I am trying to root my Acer A500 and the tablet just sits and says it is rooting for over 10mins.
    I turned the dubuging on and the unknown sources on. And have a sd card in there, however i wouldnt know how to tell if it is mounted, or if I need more space on there, it is only a 1 gb. I also put it in portrait mode as I was told by someone else.
    Anything else I am missing?
    Any help is good.
    Thank you
    you havent happened to already get the 3.2 update have you? If you did this method will not work.
    09-27-2011 12:16 AM
  12. orioles93's Avatar
    I tried using this to unroot my tablet because the Play Store wasn't letting me watch any movies because it was rooted, and, now that I've unrooted, I still can't watch the movies.
    04-23-2012 01:42 AM
  13. orioles93's Avatar
    oop, never mind, had to restart the silly thing.
    04-23-2012 01:45 AM
  14. smokinHawk's Avatar
    does this root method work with ICS?
    08-16-2012 08:44 AM
  15. Peter Gardner's Avatar
    I have tried to root my acer 501 with acer 500 apk file, but no success. The process reports not root after 'trying to get su now - please accept',
    Is the 501 different from te 500? Any help would be appreciated.
    11-13-2012 03:51 PM
  16. grunthos android's Avatar
    a500 is wifi a501 has that plus gsm i have tried all ways of rooting my a500 nothing works got upgrade to ics it is no better than hunycom? woterve as for framwear
    i think it the same as ....0 ok sorry no help still try all you can and post results hack everything drink everything kill nothing peace out
    11-28-2012 10:01 AM
  17. aldana1979's Avatar
    Trying to root a 500 and says error not rooted tryed all those links
    01-23-2013 10:59 AM
  18. Michael Corke's Avatar
    It just says for me something went wrong you are not root help
    04-14-2013 12:21 PM
  19. Daisuke9's Avatar
    After reading through this thread I find myself far from alone and possibly even further from a rooted a500. Also have had no success getting windows to find the tablet on USB (debugging) after trying several different offered methods. Its like this thing has absolutely no presence at all. Some of my USB extension cables have better luck getting noticed. There has got to be a way.
    Does anyone have or know of a method that hasntbbeen tried yet? Please post it or a link to it if you happen to read this and have something we can try. I hope someone will come along and have what we (those the app hasn't worked yet on the a500)
    Thank you everyone for the assistance you have given us so far.
    Without hope there is no chance in getting rooted.
    10-19-2013 10:16 PM
  20. James Gregg1's Avatar
    Trying but it keeps stopping and says please accept. Help?
    11-04-2013 12:35 PM
  21. Perry Adams's Avatar
    I havent tried it yet, but I think you have to install a super user file from a microsd card for rooting the acer iconia tab.
    AcerIconiaFaq:How to root the Acer Iconia Tab A500 - TabletRoms.com
    11-25-2013 06:12 PM
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