What good is a touchscreen if it doesn’t get used every single chance it gets? A few developers have been aspiring to fully utilize touchscreens and the Acer Iconia Tab A500 is one of the lucky few tablets that gets a touch-enabled custom recovery. You won’t need to fiddle with buttons anymore to navigate your way around the functions. We’re talking about a fully touch-based user interface. Need to make a Nandroid backup or wipe your cache? No problem. Simply tap on the screen to do what you need to.
Thanks to drellisidee, member of the XDA-Developers forum, a touch-enabled Amon Ra recovery was developed from the Amon Ra recovery source. For users who are already running a custom recovery, kjy2010 has released a flashable ZIP file to make it much easier to install the touch based Amon Ra.
Unfortunately, for those of you who are not running any custom recoveries, you’ll need to go through tedious ADB commands. If the thought of that makes you sweat, don’t worry. A much shorter and more convenient option is available. Simply install ClockworkMod Recovery using the Acer Recovery Installer and you’ll be one step closer to being able to use the Amon Ra touch-based recovery.
You’ll need a few things before we begin installing the touch-enabled Amon Ra recovery:
Once you have all these, you may now proceed to installing the touch-enabled Amon Ra Recovery:
Congratulations! You now have the touch-enabled Amon Ra recovery running on your Acer Iconia Tab A500 . Navigating through recovery has never been easier when all it needs is a tap of your finger.
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No wipes are needed in order to flash RA recovery. Just as opposite – if you wipe data/factory reset, you’ll format the data partition and therefore loose all your apps and settings.
Doing a clean flash is one of the safest way when flashing something to your device. That’s why we recommend backing up your mobile data and files prior to any flashing procedures.