Originally i ported PRIMEv1.4 by Roach2010, an honeycomb 3.1 rom from Asus to Iconia A500..Its now a more Acer specific rom based on acer drivers and software but with 3.1 features. We are still waiting for the kernel source, so limits of a stock kernel apply, which is one, using the new feature PS3 controller joypad's. Until source is out, these functions are missing.
You do all this and you take the risk. But remember if you got the CWM working, you should be safe and you can run itsmagic from CWM if you are in doubt. I take no responsibilites if you damage or brick your device. But if you do think its bricked, and you get checksum errors both at boot and recovery, sc2k might be able to help if you saved your UID number.
INSTALL RECOVERY.IMG with ITSMAGIC (proceed at your own risk) Recommended is to follow original guide Alternatively, a new easy installer solution for adding the new recovery.img see AcerRecoveryInstaller from Market.
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
chmod 755 /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
(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.
- Check all devices with VendorID = 0502 and ProductID = 3325 . There is also a "Serial Number" column.
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.
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.
And your update.zip will not contain anything that would alter the kernel such that you will not run itsmagic again in your update.zip. Am I correct? Thanks.
my update.zip WILL install a custom boot.img , as HC3.1 uses a different boot, so its unavoidable..
but i have included itsmagic in the zip, and when the "system" is unpacked, it leaves it unmounted until itsmagic has run, so the libraries are available to execute the application which is done at the end in the updater-script.
I have tested it and it works and installs the new boot with this recovery.img (this image got busybox in /sbin which is important)
sorry, little tech, but required to explain how i did it.
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