The Acer Iconia Tab A500 finally joins the group of devices equipped with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean custom ROMs.
XDA Developers member randomblame has succeeded in bringing the Jelly Bean to the Acer Iconia Tab A500 by compiling the ROM from AOSP source code. You can finally experience features such as the smooth-as-butter performance in scrolling, paging, and animation. The ROM is still in its early stages and is currently in development, so few features are expected to be unavailable. Audio and internal SD card mounting, for instance, are still not working.
The developers, however, gave an assurance that they're working on getting those features functional.
In this guide, you will learn how to upgrade the Iconia Tab A500 to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via AOSP-based ROM.
The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Acer Iconia Tab A500. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
Acer Iconia Tab A500 with ClockworkMod Recovery installed
To install ClockworkMod Recovery on your Acer Iconia Tab A500, download Acer Recovery Installer from the Google Play Store and install it on your device.
Make sure that your tablet's battery is charged to 60% or more. This will ensure that your tablet will not turn off in the process of installation.
Backup all personal data on your tablet to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
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