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    Factory Recovery For Acer Iconia A500

    Can someone post a link to the factory recovery image and make a how-to video or guide for our forums?


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    It's not a Factory Recovery but this is better (I think).

    I Post a tutorial on How to Revert in original Kernel Version here.

    I don't know if is already poted here somewhere...

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    Still need a factory recovery so people can send back damaged devices and know they can unbrick and go back to stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zerofeel View Post
    Still need a factory recovery so people can send back damaged devices and know they can unbrick and go back to stock.

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    That's actually rather easy. Just flash a stock ROM and unroot with Iconia root and your done.
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    Would you be ever so kind to put something together showing how and providing the files?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zerofeel View Post
    Would you be ever so kind to put something together showing how and providing the files?

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    Yep. I will. Just didn't have the time earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazingwolf View Post
    Yep. I will. Just didn't have the time earlier.
    Awesome, thanks dude.

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    I don't know if this is the one you need.

    I saw it on Acer Tablet Forums and it's title CWM Recovery - Acer Iconia A500 *Instructions* 6/15/11.

    It's a very long procedure tho.
    Last edited by elsuirad; 10-09-2011 at 10:58 AM.

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    We need to bring content here. ;-) and help us grow. Forward momentum for our community.

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    CWM Recovery - Acer Iconia A500 *Instructions* As of 6/15/11


    Please Note - All information is from the XDA Forums. I take no credit for any of this, i am just compiling information as it comes available for everyone here!

    All Thanks Goes To vache and sc2k From Android Forums & Windows Phone Discussion @ xda-developers

    *UPDATED*
    6/11/11 - Added Picture
    6/11/11 - Added Video
    6/12/11 - Updated Recovery .img file with changelog
    6/12/11 - Link to the process of flashing the Recovery
    6/15/11 - Added Instructions via adb, links to needed files

    The Acer A500 Now has Working Recovery!

    *Instructions*

    INSTALL ITSMAGIC GUIDE (proceed at your own risk) Recommended is to follow original guide
    0. Please read the guide below to get your UID ( see How to get the USB serial number for more info)
    1. Extract the recovery.zip and copy the contents, recovery.img, to your a500. normally /data/local is a sure location to write it to.
    2. so copy using adb like this

    adb push recovery.img /data/local
    adb push itsmagic /data/local


    3. open adb shell
    4. execute commands

    su -
    chmod 755 /data/local/itsmagic
    /data/local/itsmagic


    5. if the itsmagic works, you see the "done" information etc... BUT if its not working, don't do the commands below...try and figure out why its not working.
    6. IMPORTANT - if all is ok, continue with the commands to remove any chance of corrupting recovery.

    mount -orw,remount /system
    rm /system/etc/install-recovery.sh
    (this command can fail ie. not found (its ok if it does))
    mount -oro,remount /system


    6a. Next these commands below will install the new recovery.

    cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 >/data/local/oldrecovery.img
    chmod 777 /data/local/oldrecovery.img
    cat /data/local/recovery.img >/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
    /data/local/itsmagic
    sync


    Copy the /data/local/oldrecovery.img to your pc.
    Execute this command on your pc.

    adb pull /data/local/oldrecovery.img oldrecovery.img

    *How to get the USB serial number*


    1. Connect Iconia to your PC
    2.a Linux
    call lsusb -v
    read the value of iSerial for Iconia
    2.b Windows
    - Open Device manager
    - Goto Properties of Android USB Devices->Acer Composite ADB Interface
    - Goto "Details" Tab
    - Select "Parent" from the property selection.
    - Read the value. It looks like this:
    USB\VID_0502&PID_3325\370014740c00594
    - The number after the last "/" is the UID.
    2.c Windows (alternative method)

    Download this tool:

    - Open the tool
    - Sort after VendorID
    - Check all devices with VendorID = 0502 and ProductID = 3325 . There is also a "Serial Number" column.

    RESTORE ORIGINAL RECOVERY or ClockWorkMod BACKUP you backed up previously. (proceed at your own risk)
    you have remember if any backup is restored using ClockworkMod, and root.img or recovery is restored (remember to deselect if not), you have to run itsmagic from shell. or you can brick your tablet.
    IMPORTANT NOTICE
    Warning about using ClockWorkMod to restore backups.
    As we don't have a solution, which restore root and recovery partition and runs "itsmagic", you can brick your tablet, if any CWM backup is restored that include root/recovery partitions.
    so before the restore , deselect root and recovery.. or when you backup, remove root/recovery from backup.


    1. with adb you can restore the "oldrecovery.img" like this

    adb push oldrecovery.img /data/local
    adb push itsmagic /data/local


    2. open adb shell
    3. execute commands

    su -
    chmod 755 /data/local/itsmagic
    /data/local/itsmagic


    5. confirm itsmagic works.
    6 if all is ok, continue with the commands

    cat /data/local/oldrecovery.img >/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
    /data/local/itsmagic
    sync
    *Backup all of your partitions on your iconia A500*


    Connect Iconia to your PC or open a terminal on your tablet. make sure you got a sdcard inserted to with at least 1GB free space
    if you are on stock rom, location of sdcard is /mnt/external_sd , if you are already on 3.1 its /data/Removable/MicroSD, put that into first step below, where i wrote you should.
    so execute the commands below, and you got a full backup of your device..Remember to execute the "itsmagic" command, if you restore this backup.

    BACKUP COMMANDS
    export SDCARD=[YOUR SDCARD LOCATION] (ie. SDCARD=/mnt/external_sd)
    cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 >$SDCARD/mybackup_mmcblk0p1
    cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 >$SDCARD/mybackup_mmcblk0p2
    cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p3 >$SDCARD/mybackup_mmcblk0p3
    cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p5 >$SDCARD/mybackup_mmcblk0p5
    cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p6 >$SDCARD/mybackup_mmcblk0p6
    cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p7 >$SDCARD/mybackup_mmcblk0p7


    RESTORING FILES
    If you want to restore the files, open the CWM recovery you installed and log in with adb.
    make sure all partitions are unmounted. execute the commands in the adb here.
    make a copy of the "itsmagic" application to your sdcard location as well.

    RESTORE COMMANDS
    mount /sdcard
    export SDCARD=/sdcard
    cat $SDCARD/mmcblk0p1 >/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
    cat $SDCARD/mmcblk0p2 >/dev/block/mmcblk0p2
    cat $SDCARD/mmcblk0p3 >/dev/block/mmcblk0p3
    cat $SDCARD/mmcblk0p5 >/dev/block/mmcblk0p5
    cat $SDCARD/mmcblk0p6 >/dev/block/mmcblk0p6
    cat $SDCARD/mmcblk0p7 >/dev/block/mmcblk0p7
    mount /system
    copy $SDCARD/itsmagic /system/bin/
    chmod 755 /system/bin/itsmagic
    /system/bin/itsmagic


    *Files*
    ITSMAGIC - LINK TO XDA ON USING THE CLOCK WORK MOD!!!
    recovery.img
    recovery-v2
    itsmagic

    LET THE DEVELOPMENT BEGIN!!!!
    Last edited by elsuirad; 10-09-2011 at 11:11 AM.

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