March 7th, 2013, 01:25 PM
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[ROOT] update.zip method--the stayboogy way [ROOT]
i developed the first and only update.zip method of rooting (many have tried to copy my work and distribute as their own)
i did this for the zte merit / avail smartphone
i have since been working on porting this method to other devices.
here is the attempt for the acer iconia a200 tablet
ACER ICONIA A200 TABLET
STAYBOOGY'S EASY ROOT
(not sure if this has to be done from honeycomb only, but it should work with the ics / jellybean firmwares as well. no need for the hard to find tool any longer)
rename the file to update.zip
(do not modify or extract in any way before using)
put it on the root of your sdcard like so
and boot into stock recovery and install
your device should now be rooted without having to unlock the bootloader or anything else.
i personally don't have the tablet at this time, but i know the method works and i have all the info on the device's partitions and such so if this doesn't work, my honest opinion is that it's user error
enjoy and thank me
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Last edited by stayboogy; March 7th, 2013 at 01:31 PM.