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Download the official a500 OTA ICS upgrade

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29th April 2012, 01:02 AM   |  #11  
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What is "bind EC firmware"
29th April 2012, 01:15 AM   |  #12  
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Maybe I should use "include"...

For Acer_A500_1.031.00_WW_GEN1 image file, it also include "EC firmware" update binary in EC\ec.rom & EC\EC_flash and it will done in update progress.

But related binary did not include in PA_CUS1 image file.

I don't really know why they remove EC firmware update in PA_CUS1 image...
Maybe they already done this in 3.1 or 3.2 update for COM_GEN2 user before?

Anyway, I 'll use this image as well.

You really did a great jobs, thanks again!
29th April 2012, 01:21 AM   |  #13  
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What is the EC firmware update for?
I don't know what the EC firmware is.
Can you educate me?
29th April 2012, 01:23 AM   |  #14  
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Exclamation update problem
Hi, I've downloaded the update.zip file, copy to sd card but do I must unzip the file in the SD car or keep the file in zip mode. When I push on Power and down volume key , the a500 start normaly, without a recovery screen or update

Please Help

Thank !
29th April 2012, 01:33 AM   |  #15  
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Originally Posted by riro56

Hi, I've downloaded the update.zip file, copy to sd card but do I must unzip the file in the SD car or keep the file in zip mode. When I push on Power and down volume key , the a500 start normaly, without a recovery screen or update

Please Help

Thank !

Leave as zip... must be in the root of SD... not in any folder.
Press and hold until u c small writing on screen.
Make sure is vol down.... not up.
Do while power is plugged in.
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29th April 2012, 01:35 AM   |  #16  
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EC = Embedded Controller
It's a silicon chips used for low level power control in computer systems.

EC Firmware, the software who really control the EC working, it works independent to the operation system.

EC Firmware Update, update new EC firmware which include bugfix, bugfix, bugfix and bugfix...
Sometimes OS will require specific EC firmware version to implement some special method, but that is another case.

Because EC firmware update means there is bugfix or control method update in it.
That's why PA_CUS1 did not include these files really make me confused.
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29th April 2012, 01:40 AM   |  #17  
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Leave it zipped.
You must press and hold the power button and the volume down button at the same time.
When you see the acer sign release just the power button.
Then you will see erasing cache now let go of the volume down button.
The volume down button is the button nearest to the power button.
Hope this helps.

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EC = Embedded Controller
It's a silicon chips used for low level power control in computer systems.

EC Firmware, the software who really control the EC working, it works independent to the operation system.

EC Firmware Update, update new EC firmware which include bugfix, bugfix, bugfix and bugfix...
Sometimes OS will require specific EC firmware version to implement some special method, but that is another case.

Because EC firmware update means there is bugfix or control method update in it.
That's why PA_CUS1 did not include these files really make me confused.

Thanks for the info!
That is strange that it is in one update and not the other.
Maybe one of the "power/guru developers" can explain why?
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29th April 2012, 02:04 AM   |  #18  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OldGaf

Yes.... that's what to do.

Should work on gen1... mine was gen2 on 3.2
Then I used all the leaks that were gen1
Now I am cus1

For better or worse I updated my A500 and while the update worked, I ran into the dreaded reboot loop. To fit is I had to do a factory reset on my tablet (maybe there is another way?). Now I'm copying everything back to my tablet (because I copied all the visible folders to my pc before starting).

I've likely lost my paradise island progress and swtor keygen save stuff.

Was: Acer_A500_7.014.14_com_gen1
Now: Acer_AV041_A500_RV05RC01_PA_CUS1

Regardless, everything else seems fine.
29th April 2012, 03:18 AM   |  #19  
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Worked for me, upgrade me from Leaked ICS 0.09 or whatever it was. Im glad to see this work as I could not receive the OTA push.
29th April 2012, 03:41 AM   |  #20  
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Worked perfectly for me - only thing that isn't working so far is Tiger Woods 2012.
Have tried everything but am now guessing it isn't compatible with ICS.
Anyone else encounter this?

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