The folks on XDA Developers are working day and night to help users explore uncharted regions on their devices. The site has practically become the de facto all-in-one information center that teaches users a wide variety of information—from installing custom ROMs, flashing new updates, and rooting devices.
Among the numerous Android devices for which devs have found rooting solutions is the Acer Iconia Tab A100. In this post, we present the rooting method in an easy-to-follow way for the benefit of our readers, both newbies and veteran Android users alike.
This step-by-step guide for rooting the Acer Iconia Tab A100 consists of two methods—an easy method and advanced (more complicated) method. Pick your poison.
Make sure you have created a backup of your files and phone data.
Charge the tablet's battery to at least 70%.
Close all system tools such as antivirus software and firewall programs.
This method works on all A100 builds. In order to root your device, you will need to download a ZIP file and a few apps from the Android Market.
Download the rooting package (root.zip) for the Iconia Tab A100 from here. Save the file to your computer and extract the ZIP file's contents. You will get two files: “root.sh” and “su”. Copy both files to /mnt/sdcard on your tablet.
Download and install the following apps (both available on the Android Market) to your Iconia Tab A100:
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