How to Root Acer Iconia Tab A100 on ICS Android 4.0 Firmware

acer iconia logoAfter the recent ICS Android 4.0 series of update for Acer Iconia Tab A100, the need for a simple and perfect rooting procedure was due for a very long time and in the due course of this article we will be discussing on the same on how you can root the device easily. Please note that so as to ensure that the device is rooted safely and securely. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow and after which in the next page we will be checking a detailed tutorial on how to apply this firmware update. Please be informed that once you root the device, the warranty gets void and the only way you can reclaim the lost warranty is by reapplying the default factory firmware in your device. We are very thankful to ZeroNull user of XDA Developers who has come up with this workaround of rooting the device.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible in any form in whole or in parts if any damage is done to your device caused by updating the firmware which is a very unlikely event if you follow the instructions as mentioned in the article including the pre requisites and the procedure to update the phone.

Essential Pre Requisites:

  • Your data is important and so as we have mentioned below some of the techniques which you can employ in backing up the data. In the process of firmware update process, you will need to clear the data present in your phone as there are chances of data corruption in the process of firmware update. With the help of below steps you can easily backup / restore the data from / to your device.

Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log -Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Filesetc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Charge left in your device should be a minimum of 60% so that your phone doesn’t give up in the middle of firmware update.
  • Turn Off all the antivirus as well as Firewall tools in your computer as these tools tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.

So let’s head to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to root your Acer iconia Tab A100.

1 Comment
  1. Reply Greg B. April 13, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    How long should the rooting process take? I am on the screen of the screen shot above but nothing is happening. How long should I be expecting to wait?

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