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28th April 2011, 08:20 PM |#81  
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guys
1.119 build its AAP china rls

Code:
http://www.filesonic.com/file/865647504/update.zip
later i will post more FW
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28th April 2011, 08:21 PM |#82  
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Talking acer A500 rooted
Editing this post as it now being linked directly from other pages.

Go Here Initial Root for A500 for updated version & information in the A500 forum

What I did to gain root:
  • turned on usb debugging & unknown sources
  • leave usb connected between tablet and pc
  • must have microsd card in the device (you may loose all the data on the card, read Chainfire thread)
  • split open chainfire's gingerbreak.apk with apktool
  • hex edited the gingerbrake.png change HONEY to HRI66 (see this link after reading the exploit)
  • added the updated su from xoom (thanks guys for coming to help me!)
  • recreated the apk with apktool
  • resigned with apkmanager
  • pushed to /data/local
  • launched apk install using oi file mananger entering the whole path to apk
  • set tablet in portrait mode and locked rotation
  • run the gingerbreak tool (it installs the root, updates SU and installed superuser.apk) waited about 4-5 tense minutes
  • confirmed root in terminal
  • install busybox

so going to attach my version.. usual rules apply, if you break then best efforts but in the end it's was up to you to click 'root'

Thank you for your tools and time:
apkmanager; Daneshm90
apktool; brutall
Superuser honeycomb; j4mm3r
gingerbreak initial version ; Chainfire (Please review this for all the requirements)
The Android Exploid Crew for the exploit

Thanks you people for your help and input:
lou0611,dc13,maddler,nycbjr,seraphimserapis, it2steve, thor2002ro, rmgold & of course all of the team xda-developers

Special thanks to maddler for pointing us to the exploit
Chainfire for his apk version and work on gingerbreak

thanks to the other who have also posted step by steps please review them as well incase I missed something...
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File Type: apk GingerBreak-v1.20.apk - [Click for QR Code] (296.8 KB, 65576 views)
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28th April 2011, 08:21 PM |#83  
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Originally Posted by rmgold

After that remount /system rw:
#mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

then I grabbed Superuser from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=449536

you can't use the script he describes there exactly, adb won't have root permissions, so instead push su executable to /data/local/tmp where your rooted shell is cwd still, then from the rooted shell copy su to /system/bin by
#cat su > /system/bin/su
and follow the rest of the steps in the script to adb install Superuser.apk

I then tested with Titanium backup and it was able to install busybox! You can use Titanium to update Superuser to the free market version if you want.

Can you help me?

Sent from my A500 using XDA Premium App
28th April 2011, 08:25 PM |#84  
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try monki-magic's apk, post above yours, and let us know how that goes
28th April 2011, 08:27 PM |#85  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by monki-magic

Gold (aussie slang for all working) SU fixed and operational.

What I did:

  • split open with apktool
  • hex edited the gingerbrake.png change HONEY to HRI66
  • added the updated su from xoom (thanks guys for coming to help me!)
  • recreated the apk with apktool
  • resigned with apkmanager
  • pushed to /data/local
  • launched apk install using oi file mananger entering the whole path to apk
  • set tablet in portrait mode and locked rotation
  • run the gingerbreak tool (it installs the root, updates SU and installed superuser.apk)
  • confirmed root in terminal
  • install busybox

so going to attach my version.. usual rules apply, if you break then best efforts but in the end it's was up to you to click 'root'

will modify this message to include the thanks to all the crew... in the morning.

thanks... hardly can wait for tomorrow to come so my a500 can arrive so i can mess with it (:

quick question.... does the tablet have any recovery mode or reflash mode if we brick it ?
28th April 2011, 08:27 PM |#86  
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The apk'worked great!!!!

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28th April 2011, 08:28 PM |#87  
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testing it now.... do you have an estimate on how long it should run before I give up?
...rebooting (waiting calmly)

NICE!!! Just ran SU from terminal and looks good! Sorry I wasnt much (any) help
Last edited by it2steve; 28th April 2011 at 08:32 PM.
28th April 2011, 08:33 PM |#88  
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Running here too...

Bloody marvelous! Root!
Last edited by id10terrordfw; 28th April 2011 at 09:10 PM.
28th April 2011, 08:46 PM |#89  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by monki-magic

Gold (aussie slang for all working) SU fixed and operational.

What I did:

  • turned on usb debugging & unknown sources
  • split open with apktool
  • hex edited the gingerbrake.png change HONEY to HRI66
  • added the updated su from xoom (thanks guys for coming to help me!)
  • recreated the apk with apktool
  • resigned with apkmanager
  • pushed to /data/local
  • launched apk install using oi file mananger entering the whole path to apk
  • set tablet in portrait mode and locked rotation
  • run the gingerbreak tool (it installs the root, updates SU and installed superuser.apk) waited about 4-5 tense minutes
  • confirmed root in terminal
  • install busybox

so going to attach my version.. usual rules apply, if you break then best efforts but in the end it's was up to you to click 'root'

tools:
apkmanager; Daneshm90
apktool; brutall
Superuser honeycomb; j4mm3r
gingerbreak initial version ; Chainfire (Please review this for all the requirements)

People 4 your help and input:
seraphimserapis, it2steve, thor2002ro
rmgold, dc13, xda-developers

Amazing work!!! I'll spread the word and make sure you get your props!
28th April 2011, 08:51 PM |#90  
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Awesome! Appears to have worked, running through the requistite apps right now! Thanks!

Edit: So far, so good! Nice work, guys!
Last edited by jimbobtexas; 28th April 2011 at 08:59 PM.
28th April 2011, 09:04 PM |#91  
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Im confused, what are the exact steps I need to do to root?

Thanks

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