Okay. Rooted the A500 this afternoon... got ready to flash the first step from blackthund3r's APX Flash Utility... I have the drivers, up to date, and clicked "No" to go back and get them (accidentally) and now it is sitting still saying "Acer Iconia APX Mode" in the upper left screen in white text with a nice green ACER logo in the middle, but it isn't doing anything and the APX tool says "Waiting for 4 seconds for the tablet to enter the bootloader", but the tablet is not entering such a bootloader... What now?
BE VERY CAREFUL WHAT YOU DO NEXT....YOU MAY END UP BRICKED!!!
i'm writing up a post now - if u have done something take a note of what!!
Once the flashing process has stalled like this AND your tab is stuck in "bootloader mode" which you are, the tool won't work.
It will get stuck at "nvflash resume" cmd window and sit there
I've just run the tool and clicked no where you did.
If I tried running the tool again it would just 'hang'
I tried running civatos manual nvFlash and that would hang too.
So this is what I did....
on yr pc go to the "safely remove hardware icon" in the system tray...
choose "eject APX device"
disconnect the usb cable and turn your tab OFF
make sure it is by checking the power LED light is OFF
then i simply rebooted.
heres where things got interesting..
It booted into the v8 boot screen??? and then booted normally into android.
I checked the bootloader version using Acer Recovery Installer
It tells me I am still on the unlocked ICS bootloader : 3.14-MUL
I knew I still had root, else ARI wouldnt have opened...but to be sure I ran root using "simple method"
only because blackthund3rs tool didnt recognise my tab???
then went in and renamed "recovery-from-boot.p" file which overwrites the custom recovery with the stock one
and used ARI to flash cwm 1.7 - cos "fastboot" didnt recognise my tab either -
rebooted straight to recovery with no probs!!!
It seems if you click no at the "are you ready to flash" window, theres really no way to continue....
None of the tools seem to work...most times reinstalling the drivers works...but thats a hassle!!!
I was just trying to find a quick and dirty way of NOT getting stuck in APX or Download Mode....
not sure how i ended up on the v8 unlocked bootloader??? so i'm gonna reflash the v8 and cem 1.7.3 just in case...
good luck with it!!!!