Install Ice Cream Sandwich On Acer Iconia A500

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Ice Cream Sandwich for Acer Iconia A500 is now here, thanks to XDA Senior Member vache, who has released a leaked build of the A500 update and he states that the update works without any issues. Flashing this ROM will disable all root privileges and the ability to flash custom ROMs. You will also lose your recovery partition unless you use RA recovery. This tutorial explains how you can swiftly install leaked Android 4.0.3 ROM on your Acer Iconia A500 without any bummers. Make sure you follow the steps very prudently and have a proper backup of all the important data you need. If you find yourself stuck in a conundrum, feel free to comment below.

What works and what doesn’t work:

The developer has stated that this is a stock ROM so everything just works. Incase you find any bugs, please let us know in the comments section below.

Prerequisites

  • Before you install any ROM on your phone, it is always advisable to take a back up of your phone’s data. Backing up your contacts is easy and you can back up all your contacts to your phone’s SD Card.
  • To back up your applications, I recommend you to use ASTRO File Manager which also allows cloud storage.
  • Make sure you have enough battery on the tablet to support the installation. If the device powers off due to lack of battery power, it may brick the device
  • Your tablet needs to be rooted first

DisclaimerBlogoTech is not responsible for any damage that might be caused to your device during this process though the possibility of any damage is negligible. Try this at your own risk.

Screen Capture of Leaked Android 4.0.3 ROM

Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich for Iconia Tab A500

Steps To Install Leaked Android 4.0.3 ROM

  1. Download the ROM package from here
  2. Connect your device to computer using USB in Mass storage mode and simply copy-paste the file into the SD card.
  3. Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. If you don’t know how to do so, just open ROM Manager and press “Reboot to Recovery”.
  4. Once you’re in, select wipe data/factory reset. Then, in advanced, select wipe Dalvik cache as well as wipe cache.
  5. After that, Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard > Select the ZIP file and wait for it to install (When installing the zip, the bar will stop, don’t freak out. Just wait a few minutes)
  6. After installation is complete, Go back to the main menu and select reboot system now
  7. That’s it. You now have the stock Android 4.0.3 ROM on your Acer Iconia A500!

Steps To Install Leaked Android 4.0.3 ROM on Acer Iconia A500 (RA)

  1. Download RA Recovery Image from here and the ROM package from here
  2. Connect your device to computer using USB in Mass storage mode and simply copy-paste both the files into the SD card.
  3. Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. If you don’t know how to do so, just open ROM Manager and press “Reboot to Recovery”.
  4. Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard > Select the RA Recovery ZIP file and wait for it to install (When installing the zip, the bar will stop, don’t freak out. Just wait a few minutes)
  5. After that, Reboot into RA Recovery.
  6. Once you’re in, select wipe data/factory reset. Then, in advanced, select wipe Dalvik cache.
  7. After that, Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard > Select the ROM ZIP file and wait for it to install (When installing the zip, the bar will stop, don’t freak out. Just wait a few minutes).
  8. After installation is complete, Go back to the main menu and select reboot system now.
  9. That’s it. You now have the stock Android 4.0.3 ROM on your Acer Iconia A500!

If you face any issues, feel free to comment below and we’ll try our best to help you resolve your problem 🙂

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