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  1. rafalenz

    rafalenz Member

    Guyz im brasilian, and i bricked my a500 , it shows only a android with a red triangle, i hav tried to install from sd card a rom ziped... but i dont hav any recovery intalled i tryed to erase pressing the volume and power button and nothing happens....it only goes to the logo "android" and stop there for a long time... please help me i dont know more what to do with my a500(ICS)

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  2. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Hi rafalenz - welcome to Android Forums!! :)

    As I said in the PM, we will certainly try to help you out :D

    Could you let us know what happened - how did it end up as a brick? Where did you get the zips you are trying to install from?

    Thanks,
    D
  3. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    rafalenz - I have copied part of your PM to this thread, so that others may be able to offer help or, if in future someone else has the same problem, they could find an answer.

    When you say that you are trying to find a ROM to put on your A500, which ROM's are you trying to put on there? If you only have the stock recovery, you would have to try a full stock ROM, not just anything.

    I (still) have family at my house at the moment, so can't spend much time on here... if you could let me have some answers, I will try to help you out when I can get back online :)
  4. rafalenz

    rafalenz Member

    So i go to the xda forum and try to get a custom rom and put it on the micro sd card, for this how a dont have a sd card reader i take the cellphone of my wife put the rom in there and remove the micro sd and put it on my acer and i press power buttom volume - and became to native recovery mode of acer... and it try to install and then load a little and after it shows a red triangle...
  5. rafalenz

    rafalenz Member

  6. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Could you let us know what happened to turn your A500 in to a brick

    You have the stock recovery, so would have to use a stock ROM, not a custom ROM. I think this is why things have not been working so far.

    Could you advise if this has helped?
  7. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Could you respond to my questions? It is only possible to help you if you do that, rather than trying different things and not updating as to how things went.

    CPUID is for when you are using APX mode... could you explain what you did to turn your A500 in to a brick?
  8. rafalenz

    rafalenz Member

    But i try to install a stock rom from xda forum
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1816560

    So my problem starts when, i try to install the beats audio pro driver, when it reinitiated, the tab not comes to live... it stoped in the android logo, than i try to install a rom from sd card, but when it starts to load the red triangle appears, after i try the tutorial that i have mentioned before, and yes im trying in the apx mode as the tutorial explains but i stoped in the step that need the cpu id... i have the numbers but it not works... it say what cpu id was wrong.
  9. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    I'm sorry, but I don't have a lot of experience with your issues... I will see if I can get others to look at this thread and maybe make some suggestions :)
  10. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS Guide

    Did you unlock the bootloader before flashing a rom?
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  11. rafalenz

    rafalenz Member

    no... i dont make any change in the tablet exept a simple root...
  12. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    What version of Android did you have on the tablet when you tried to root? Was it Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich?
  13. rafalenz

    rafalenz Member

    ICS...
  14. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Well-Known Member

    IF you made a Nandroid you can pull the CPUID fromt that
  15. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Could you link the root method you were using? Could you advise how far you got?
  16. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Just got to work and saw this reply... in training all day today and will have a look at this when I get in and see if I can help! :)
  17. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    OK... having watched the video, I have a quick question... when you rooted using the method above, did it work? Did you get the SuperUser app in the app drawer?

    I am sure that this would work, as I have used a tool by this guy myself (not for actually rooting, but something else). The method you linked would have rooted the tablet, but would have left the stock recovery, which I don't think can be used to flash custom ROM's.

    Hang in there... I will do a bit of digging and see if I can find some info for you! :)
  18. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    If I understand thing correctly, you still have the stock recovery.

    If you head to the XDA thread that you mentioned a couple of posts above (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1816560) and scroll down to this part of the second post:

    and download the update that is the 5th one down:

    When you have downloaded the zip, do the following:

    • Double click it - it should open... I downloaded the file to make sure and it opened for me :)
    • Rename the zip "update.zip" (without the " ") - you may only have to name it "update", as it should automatically be ".zip"... you don't need to call it "update.zip.zip", as that wouldn't work
    • Once you have renamed the zip, put it on the root of the SD card (not in any folders)
    • Insert the SD card in to the tablet (while it is turned off)
    • Turn on the tablet whilst holding the volume down button

    The tablet should start flashing (as I am pretty sure that you still have the stock recovery).

    Hopefully, this will work and we will get you back on to stock ICS... we can then work on getting you rooted :)

    Let me know how you get on with this :)
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  19. rafalenz

    rafalenz Member

    ok when i go to home, i'll try this thanks man but... what i remeber i try to install exactly like you say... and don't works... but im gona try
  20. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    I hope it does work... let me know and I'll try to suggest something else if not! :)
  21. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    Has this worked? Did you get the tablet back to stock?
  22. rafalenz

    rafalenz Member

    man i dont have time to do anything because im traveling sorry for not told you that when i became to my house i'll try
  23. D-U-R-X

    D-U-R-X turbo drinker Moderator

    No worries... was just wondering what was happening :)

    Look forward to hearing from you!! :D
  24. rafalenz

    rafalenz Member

    Nothing man... i`m very busy at present time... i dont have access to internet... my friend is very close to solve this problem... when he done i will put here to help all.
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