How to Root Acer Iconia A100 Tablet

Acer Iconia A100 is a 7″ inch small tablet running on the Honeycomb version of the Android OS. Connectivity features like WiFi and 3G are present in this tablet to let you explore the entire world just by sitting at home. Since the tablet runs on the Android operating system, you can make its full potential come out by rooting it. After rooting your tablet, you will have access to apps which are not available for the unrooted devices as well as there are so many advantages of rooting your device. Go ahead and learn how you can root your Iconia A100 tablet.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You must have an Acer Iconia A100 tablet running on the Android ICS.

2. It should have at least 50% of battery life left so as to finish the process without any problems.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Download the Rooting package from here.

2. Download the Superuser app from here.

III. Rooting Iconia A100 Tablet:

1. Extract the files from the Rooting Package Archive and place them on your Desktop.

2. Enable USB debugging on your tablet, head to Menu>>Settings>>Applications>>Development>>USB debugging and tick-mark the box.

3. Connect your tablet to your PC using the USB cable.

4. a) If you are running Windows OS on your PC, then run the runit-win.bat file by double-clicking on it.

   b) If you are running Linux OS on your PC, then run the runit-linux.sh file. It will begin rooting your tablet.

5. When the rooting process is done, just disconnect your tablet from the PC.

6. Your tablet is rooted now. It’s time to install the Superuser app on it using the link given above.

You have successfully rooted your tablet and installed the Superuser app. Head to the Play Store to load some useful apps on your tablet to expand its functionality.

If this rooting procedure helped you at all, then just head over to the 4PDA forum to thank/donate the man behind this root method!

If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.

Now that you are rooted, head here to learn some of the fun things you can do!

For all the devices we have rooting procedures for, head here.


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  • Roger

    When I tried to do this, the command prompt window displayed “Wait for connect device…” but my tablet is connected via usb with usb debugging enabled. Any suggestions on how to fix this and get me rooted?

    • androidkillsios

      Make sure your drivers for the tablet are installed

  • Sean

    I tried this method, and all I get is a message in the command prompt that says:

    Full root for A100 ICS. Simple method.

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    Device connected. Preparation for executing of the main script.

    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,

    operable program or batch file.

    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,

    operable program or batch file.

    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,

    operable program or batch file.

    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,

    operable program or batch file.

    The file “mempodroid” isn’t created!

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    Not getting root! :(

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    Error!

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    Press any key.

    Any advice on the errors?

    Sean

  • nikhil

    Just officially rooted with this method. It didn’t work 1-2-3, as i encountered a few problems when trying to root with the CMD file. I restarted my a100 a few times, disconnected and connected a few times. Also, when my tablet was connected to the computer, i clicked on “Connected as a media device” in the status bar (where time/battery shows). Unchecked Media Device(MTP) and checked Camera (PTP) a few times. It’ll update drivers on your computer. When that’s done check back MTP (maybe restart a100) and it should work.

  • spin

    agree with sean, same thing happened to me.did it lots of time and still same thing. did we do something wrong or did we forgot some steps there.. pls reply…

  • Scott Hancock

    Worked flawlessly for me—thanks. An important note…make sure you’ve downloaded and installed the A100 drivers from Acer’s website BEFORE starting this process!

  • solman123456789

    It says
    Full root for A100 ICS. Simple method
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    Wait for connect device…
    *daemon not running. Starting it now on port 5037*
    *daemon started successfuly* it been like that for 3 hours help please