1. RSRcholo's Avatar
    I have an Acer Iconia a500 with 3.1 and I was performing a factory reset when the tablet turned off and now is stuck in a "Enter your password____" lockscreen that will not unlock(can't figure out what password). I have two options :sending it to Acer and paying $100 or reseting it on the inside(a Geek Squad guy tipped me off that that's what they do). Based on this diagram Acer Iconia Tab teardown: Easy-to-service, 3G-ready | TechRepublic does anybody know how I would go about reseting the device.
    09-07-2011 08:43 PM
  2. scarryman04's Avatar
    I would personally try the "reset" button on the side under the USB port...hold it in for at least 10 seconds with it turned on at the enter a password screen your stuck at.
    09-08-2011 12:48 AM
  3. RSRcholo's Avatar
    I've tried that, I've tried getting it to flash an update.zip, I've tried holding down some of the volume buttons and going like that. I've tried every method that I have found and no success.
    09-08-2011 02:49 PM
  4. scarryman04's Avatar
    K if you have the update.zip file on the root of your SD card power your tab off then hold volume and power and it should automatically boot into recovery mode and install the update.zip file, good luck.
    09-08-2011 09:00 PM
  5. splatoid's Avatar
    Get a update.zip file from XDA web site Dev section and put it on the root of your sdcard not in any folders or it wont bee seen.And hold Volume+ and Power on.When it powers on keep hold of the Volume + till some lines of text appear.
    09-09-2011 10:47 PM
  6. scarryman04's Avatar
    Isn't that exactly what I just said...
    09-10-2011 01:10 AM
  7. splatoid's Avatar
    You didn't specify volume down or up either way. Big difference between the two.
    09-10-2011 04:08 PM
  8. scarryman04's Avatar
    Zomg...*mortal combat voice* woooopsie
    09-10-2011 09:38 PM