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

Posted on Mar 9 2012 - 9:00pm by Techzek

To root theAcer Iconia Tab A100 tablet, you will need to follow a series of steps. In this post, we will teach you how to root your Iconia Tab A100 on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware. But before we proceed to the steps, you should know that rooting can void your tablet’s warranty. The only way to reclaim your warranty is to get your slate running on its default factory firmware. We will deal with that in some other time though. For now, let’s just focus on the process of rooting your Tablet on Android ICS 4.0. Just don’t forget to say thanks to ZeroNull of XDA Developers for providing this neat workaround. If you’re all set, read on.

Acer Iconia Tab A100

Step 1: Create a backup of your important data such as your SMS Messages, Phone Contacts, Call Logs, Photos, Music, Documents and Videos. You can skip this step if you have already done so.

Step 2: Make sure that your slate’s battery level won’t go any lower than 60 percent. It’s better to keep your slate’s battery to the minimum level to avoid any unnecessary power interruptions.

Step 3: Turn off your computer’s Antivirus software and Firewall to avoid any disruptions during the rooting process.

Step 4: Download the Rooting Package for your Acer Iconia Tab A100 Tablet and save to your computer. Using WinZip or WinRar, extract the contents of the zipped package to your computer. There must be a total of 9 files.

Step 5: Enable the USB Debugging option for your tablet. You can do this by going to Settings > Applications > Development. You will see a list of options. Tick the box that’s next to the USB Debugging option.

Step 6: Using a USB data cable, connect your slate to your computer. After which, go to the folder where you have extracted your Rooting Package and locate the file called ‘runit-win.bat’. For Linux users, look for a file called ‘runit-linux.sh’. Click on the file to initialize the rooting process. You will need to wait until it’s done.

Step 7: Once done, remove your Acer Iconia Tab A100 tablet from your computer. Now, all that you need to do is to download the apps called Super User and Titanium Backup Pro. You can download these applications at the Android Market. For those with updated handsets, you can get the apps from the newly-launched Google Play Store.

If, for instance, the rooting process failed for any reason, you will need to repeat the whole process starting from step one. By rooting your slate, you will be able to maximize the functionality of your tablet. You will be able to install a variety of custom themes and custom ROMs. Just don’t skip any step to avoid trouble.

As you can see, it’s been almost a year since the Acer Iconia Tab A100 was officially launched. Back then, it flaunted its Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system that’s been paired with its Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 Dual Core 1GHz chipset. The tablet can also take pride of its 7 inch LCD capacitive touchscreen with 600 x 1024 pixels of full screen resolution.

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