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I am trying to root Android Acer A500. I downloaded Gingerbreak.apk and tried it but it doesnt do anything and just runs for 15 minutes and the device turns off. No reboot or anything.
Can someone help me to root the device. Also I am worried, if there is a possibility that I will loose my files when I root
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Hi
I am trying to root Android Acer A500. I downloaded Gingerbreak.apk and tried it but it doesnt do anything and just runs for 15 minutes and the device turns off. No reboot or anything.
Can someone help me to root the device. Also I am worried, if there is a possibility that I will loose my files when I root
Thanks
All depends on what version os you are running as to how to root.
 
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Android Version 3.2.1
Kernel Version 2.6.36.3+
 
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Hi
I am trying to root Android Acer A500. I downloaded Gingerbreak.apk and tried it but it doesnt do anything and just runs for 15 minutes and the device turns off. No reboot or anything.
Can someone help me to root the device. Also I am worried, if there is a possibility that I will loose my files when I root
Thanks
use the modified gingerbreak in the following link (remove spaces)
http: //www. addictivetips. com/mobile/how-to-root-acer-iconia-a500-honeycomb-tablet/
and follow the steps as it says
no you wont loose your files until you dont brick your device
but you may loose your app data if you do something wrong
so dont forget to backup
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I'm not sure what the modified gingerbreak is, but I had the same version and I had to downgrade to 3.0.1 and root and installed custom recovery From there

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First off be aware that ginger break has malware in the file. Otherwise I had great luck with this method http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1307539. Good luck
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Thank you all.

One suggestion, please be careful before using the Rooted 3.2.1 V4. It deletes all the apps and data. Its like resetting your device. I couldnt backup my apps because for some reason, some apps are protected and doesnt get backed up. I was trying to avoid gingerbreak.apk because as mentioned in this forum it has malware embedded, which is true, I got alert from a png file in the app.

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