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[GUIDE]A500/501/G100W-Installing ICS V8 UNL-BL & CWM Or back to HC BL(24-6-2012)

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running r14 - using apxflash and step 6 to try and revert HC
manually entered apx, plugged in cable, boot/recovery drivers install
should my tab be showing the "entering download mode screen" think i in apx still??
now its sitting on this screen "formatting partition 4" and has been for 15mins
can i flash the hc bootie and recovery manually some how?? and then run
the euu??

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I'm on step 3 I can't get my tab into apx mode by holding the reset button and power so I went down to blackthund3r's atx flash tool i've downloaded both of the packages to my desktop's home screen and extracted them and tried to start "A500APXFlash.exe" and it doesn't do anything can anybody tell me what i'm doing wrong
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running r14 - using apxflash and step 6 to try and revert HC
manually entered apx, plugged in cable, boot/recovery drivers install
should my tab be showing the "entering download mode screen" think i in apx still??
now its sitting on this screen "formatting partition 4" and has been for 15mins
can i flash the hc bootie and recovery manually some how?? and then run
the euu??
New package won't say "entering download mode" it will say "A500 in APX mode"
 
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500 , 501, G100W all the same steps so I think it would be better all info stays in one place. I will supported devices in title.
Oh I see, didn't notice you'd changed it m8, .....hell I'm observant .......sweet az

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K ta will run again but for future ref. Is there no way to get in manually???

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Getting the same error msg am i supposed to extract the files for blackthund3r's tool onto my sd card or just right right onto my desktop? i don't have anything small enough in my house to hit the reset button so using his tool is the only way i can get into apx mode but idk how to use his tool
 
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New package won't say "entering download mode" it will say "A500 in APX mode"
sorry civ, never got the system info window after entering sbk, all good OTA'ing now

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Getting the same error msg am i supposed to extract the files for blackthund3r's tool onto my sd card or just right right onto my desktop? i don't have anything small enough in my house to hit the reset button so using his tool is the only way i can get into apx mode but idk how to use his tool
Mate, I couldn't get it going either. You need to go to APX mode manually... I used an LED I had lying around, the leg was perfect to hit the reset button....
 
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I got into apx mode and i can see my chip uid and stuff so i'm onto step 4 which says to flash the ics 4.0.3. so i downloaded it renamed it to update.zip put it on my sd card installed cwm and tried to start my tab by volume down and power and it says recovery verified failed am i trying to flash it wrong? if so how am i supposed to flash it?
 
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Getting the same error msg am i supposed to extract the files for blackthund3r's tool onto my sd card or just right right onto my desktop? i don't have anything small enough in my house to hit the reset button so using his tool is the only way i can get into apx mode but idk how to use his tool
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For A500 hacking FAQs, Glossary & Download links: http://acerhacks.com

All APX bundles: use repo http://acerhacks.com
SBK GENERATOR: http://acerhacks.com/sbkcalc
All stock Acer firmware files: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=29820890
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I got into apx mode and i can see my chip uid and stuff so i'm onto step 4 which says to flash the ics 4.0.3. so i downloaded it renamed it to update.zip put it on my sd card installed cwm and tried to start my tab by volume down and power and it says recovery verified failed am i trying to flash it wrong? if so how am i supposed to flash it?
If recovery verification has failed just delete the recovery from boot file in the system partition after rooting or use ICS Root which does it for you (on full zip; doesn't matter on lite zip)

Then flash the patched bootloader & CWM package
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For A500 hacking FAQs, Glossary & Download links: http://acerhacks.com

All APX bundles: use repo http://acerhacks.com
SBK GENERATOR: http://acerhacks.com/sbkcalc
All stock Acer firmware files: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=29820890
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