How to Root the Acer Iconia A500 Tablet

If you have updated your Acer Iconia A500 Tablet to ICS, then it must have broken the root access on your device. If you have been using a rooted device for quite some time, then you probably won’t like to keep your tablet unrooted for a long time. So for you, here we have a guide on how you can root your Iconia A500 Tablet.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You must be running on the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.

2. Make sure that your device is fully charged. It is to avoid any interruptions during the process.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Root Package (Download link is given in the Step-2 in the first post)

III. Rooting the Acer Iconia A500 Tablet:

1. Download and place the Root Package onto your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the Root Package ZIP archive to your Desktop.

3. Get your hands on your tablet and head to Menu>>Settings>>Applications>>Development>>USB debugging, turn it ON.

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

5. You are all set to root your device, following are the machine-specific steps

a) If you are running a Windows based PC, double-click the runit-win.bat file and it should root your device.

b) If you are running a Linux based PC, double-click the runit-linux.sh file and the rooting will begin.

6. After executing the batch files, you will have root access on your device.

7. Download the Superuser App from the Play Store for the root access management.

Brilliant ! The root access has now successfully been achieved on your tablet and the apps you wanted to work on your phone aren’t afar from you.

IV. Flash a Custom Recovery Image (Optional):

1. If you would like to flash a custom recovery image in order to flash custom ROMs, head to the How To Flash a Custom Recovery Image on the Acer Iconia A500 to learn how to do that.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

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