A500 Bootloader question


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  1. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Only had my A500 since March and am loving it so far. Had it a week before I rooted, installed ClockWorkMod and flashed Taboonay's ICS.

    Have been thinking about trying a couple if other ROM's (especially since CM9 has just been released), but wanted to get a bit of info on bootloaders.

    How do you know what boot loader you have? I want to make sure I don't do anything that I shouldn't :)

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  2. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    If you never installed the Acer ICS leak, then you probably have the Honeycomb bootloader. If you can run fastboot on your tablet, then you have the ICS bootloader. The HC bootloader didn't have fastboot.
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  3. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Nice one... I never had the ICS leak, so I guess I have the HC Bootloader.

    Will work based on that for now then ;)
  4. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

  5. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Cheers matey... will get that downloaded and give it a go :)
  6. DDroump

    DDroump Member

    You can get it from Acer recovery installer app in market you need root, or you can get it from the a500manager app>> forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1622425
  7. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Well-Known Member

    THINKING about Upgrading to the ICS Bootloader...but this is looking REALLY complicated.
    Anyone have any thoughts?
  8. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    I've had a go but, for some reason, I failed each time and eventually gave up. Think the way that I may have to do it is to go back to stock, update OTA and then re-root!

    If you would like, I can dig out some info that explains (think there's a video too) and post it all in here. It's not as complicated as all that tbh! :)
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  9. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Well-Known Member

    meh......Im only contemplating it cause im getting bored.
    Wanting to try that Jellybean SDK, team Kang, CM9 nightly etc.....
  10. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    I upgraded a while back. The guide is pretty hard to follow. The hardest part is getting a CPU ID. I found an old NANDroid and was able to pull it from there.
  11. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    I've been putting it off for ages, but have just done it. Now on the unlocked ICS bootloader and currently setting up on rooted stock ICS (not that I think I'll be on stock for long) :)

    Here is the thread that I used to do it... happy to help anyone that fancies a go at it!! Think my issues before were that I wasn't sure that I could proceed (as I'd misunderstood the instructions on there) and didn't have all drivers installed! CPUID issue is sorted by having the OTA tool, which gets all details needed!! :)
  12. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

    Help? lol
    http://androidforums.com/iconia-tab-a500-all-things-root/625475-bricked-a500.html
  13. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Will try help NA :)
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