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Hey,

first of all: my Acer Iconia A500 is not rootet and I have no custom rom installed. It's all "original" and I don't want to do anything, that kills my warranty.
Yesterday I tried to upload some videos to youtube using "Google Chrome"-browser, but the Tablet crashed when I tried to open the directory where the videos are stored in.
In the top left corner of the screen was written something about a "mounting recovery image" or something like that (I can't remember). After that the tablet restartet but it won't go any further than the "acer"-logo.

I tried a few things I read in the forums but nothing helped:
  • pressed the "reset"-button at the bottom right side with a needel: tablet restartet but hangs again at "acer"-logo
  • pressed the "volume down"- and the "power"-button at the same time an released the power-button when the screen turns on: some writings in the top left corner of the screen (something about erasing cache... I could not read it because it disappeared to fast), then an Android-Symbol with some kind of cube in front ob the belly, then an Android-Symbol lying on the back with a red exclamation mark symbol on top of it.
  • pressed the "volume up"- and the "power"-button at the same time, released the power-button when the screen turns on and switched the lock switch on and off and on and off: top left corner of the screen says "Erasing Userdata... Unrecoverable bootloader error (0x19000008).

Now I really need some help... what can I do to make my tablet work again?

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Now I really need some help... what can I do to make my tablet work again?

Thanks in advance
Go Here;

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1816560

Take a look for the ICS UPDATE files for the a500. Might be 3 or 4 of them.

Download them to your PC. DO NOT EXTRACT
You may or may not need to decrypt them first. Should be a Decrypt tool on the same thread.

After decrypt, open the rom.zip with 7zip (or similar zip program) Again, DO NOT EXTRACT. Just pull the update.zip out of it. Copy it to your ext sd card.

Holding Vol+ and PWR, boot the tab and remain holding untill you see the install start.

Now, you may have to try more than 1 of those update roms. But one of them should work.

Should get you going. If not,. your bootloader partition may be hosed and need acer repair.

Oh, and you will more than likely lose most of your data, so don't be surprised if some fotos and such are missing.

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I have the same problem as TS.
Trying to solve this but i can't find a decrypter.
You say it in the same thread some where, but it reads "coming soon"
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Default Acer Decrypter

Here is the Decrypter tool.

Unzip the contents to a folder. Select your rom.zip

Decrypt it. New file will have the word "decrypted" in the file name.

Takes a couple of minutes.

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Thanks.

Sadly it doesn't work for me.
Nr 4 the one that doesn't have to be uncrypted seems a bit to work.
My tablet starts up with the acer logo and then i see flashing "ANDROID" for 18 seconds then 2 seconds blank screen then the flashing android again.
This goes on and on, i have let it go for about 2 hours but nothing changes.

Anyone any idea?

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Thanks.

Sadly it doesn't work for me.
Nr 4 the one that doesn't have to be uncrypted seems a bit to work.
My tablet starts up with the acer logo and then i see flashing "ANDROID" for 18 seconds then 2 seconds blank screen then the flashing android again.
This goes on and on, i have let it go for about 2 hours but nothing changes.

Anyone any idea?

help please
This is what I would do if that was happening on my tablet.

First. I would get Blackthund3rs APX tool. Then I'd run it and follow the directions. Basically it goes something like this. Starting at the first screen of the APX Tool. Browse Bundles. Type in number 17 after getting the bundle list from the bundle market. Set it to be staged for flash. Enter your SBK. Use whichever BCT that you want. Enter APX manually, follow the onscreen prompts. and when you get to the end it will tell you to restart your tablet. But first... This next part is really important if you are on a stock rom. Reboot, but do so with the volume rocker pushed for entering CWM. ( The one on the left in landscape.) If you don't the rom will wipe the recovery that you just installed during the boot process and then you'll get to start all over. Once you get into CWM goto the wipe menu and do them all except the battery stats.

From there you can...
Reboot and see if the rom starts. (I'll bet that it will.)
Or you can flash any custom rom that you want/have, (put it on your sd card before you start.)
Or. If you want to go back to stock you could grab a 3.2 stock rom from the link posted above and install that. It will remove the custom bootloader and CWM. You will be totally factory stock after that.

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Wow wait a moment.
I am a complete noob with this.
I don't know the you use and as you may have noticed; you're language is not mine language

Stock rom means the original rom ?
Going to search for the APX tool (whatever that means) and take a look.
Thanks sofar.

<edit> SBK is Secure Boot Key. How do I get this key</edit>
 
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Wow wait a moment.
I am a complete noob with this.
I don't know the you use and as you may have noticed; you're language is not mine language

Stock rom means the original rom ?
Going to search for the APX tool (whatever that means) and take a look.
Thanks sofar.

<edit> SBK is Secure Boot Key. How do I get this key</edit>
This thread by dibb_nz will have all that you need. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1751978. I am sorry that I was so long to respond. Please be patient and read carefully. She has links to every thing that you will need to do there.

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Thanks.

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I give up, nothing seems to work.
Think i contact acer and send it to them for a repair.
Too bad cost me another lot of money

Anyway Thanks for your support, i learned a lot.

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