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I created this thread since there are no dedicated forums/threads for this specific model.
All these files are tested and works perfectly.

POST 1 = All the Necessary Files
POST 2= Guide and Tutorial
POST 3= Custom ROMs list & download.



FLASH TOOLS:

-MobileUncle MTK Tools v2.9.9: See Attachment
-SP Flash Tool v5.1516: http://www.mediafire.com/download/0c...ol_v5.1516.zip

SPFT FIRMWARES:

SDs_Acer_AV0K0_Z500_1.005.00_EMEA_BGCs.zip : http://bit.ly/1BhCFQe
SDs_Acer_AV0K0_Z500_1.008.00_EMEA_CUS1.zip : http://bit.ly/1BhCGDJ
SDs_Acer_AV0K0_Z500_1.012.00_EMEA_GEN1.zip : http://bit.ly/1BhCG6u
SDs_Acer_AV0K0_Z500_1.012.00_EMEA_GEN1s.zip : http://bit.ly/1BhCGDN
SDs_Acer_AV0K0_Z500_1.008.00_EMEA_CUS1.zip : http://bit.ly/1BhCGU5
SDs_Acer_AV0K0_Z500_1.008.00_EMEA_GEN2.zip : http://bit.ly/1BhCGU7
SDs_Acer_AV0K0_Z500_1.006.00_EMEA_GEN3.zip : http://bit.ly/1BhCG6A
SDs_Acer_AV0K0_Z500_1.007.00_EMEA_GEN3.zip : http://bit.ly/1BhCGUb
SDs_Acer_AV0K0_Z500_1.003.00_EMEA_MTSs.zip : http://bit.ly/1BhCGUg

CUSTOM RECOVERY:

-Carliv Touch Recovery 3: http://acer.shreps.fr/dl.php?v=Carli...hyZXBzLmltZw,,
-ClockWork Mod Recovery 6.0.5: http://acer.shreps.fr/dl.php?v=CWM_6...NocmVwcy5pbWc,
-ClockWork Mod Recovery 5.5 (Auto GEN): http://acer.shreps.fr/dls/storage/Z5...226-155907.img

ROOT TOOLS:

-KingoRoot for Windows (.exe)
-KingoRoot for Android (.apk)

See attachments

CUSTOM ROMS:

See third Post!

note: You don't need a Facebook account to view or download these Custom ROMs.
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Special thanks and credits to:

@Shreps for providing the acer firmware/recovery files and his dedicated Acer Thread.
MaximumROM for providing the ported Custom ROMs.
@AndroidXDA for the latest SP Flash Tool.
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File Type: zip KingoRoot_Android.zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.49 MB, 4828 views)
File Type: zip MobileUncle_MTK_Tools.zip - [Click for QR Code] (1.05 MB, 5762 views)
File Type: zip KingoRoot_Windows.zip - [Click for QR Code] (17.11 MB, 6144 views)
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25th June 2015, 02:33 PM |#2  
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Getting Started
USE AT OWN RISK! I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR BRICKS THAT MIGHT OCCUR UPON FLASHING. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!!!.

Before doing any flashing with your Acer Liquid Z500 you'll need to Root your device and flash a custom recovery. This is mandatory for flashing Custom Roms and making Backups.
Rooting may void your warranty, though this is localized and may not apply for your area/country. Here, in The Netherlands, rooting your android phone has been approved legal by the government, thus keeping your warranty if you need to return your device to the manufacturer.
This does NOT apply for flashing Custom Recovery's, therefore you need to flash back to the stock recovery.

Rooting:

First we want to Root our phone. We need KingoRoot for that. You can find it in my attachment in the post above. I haven't used the Android version, so i´ll only guide you through the windows version of KingoRoot.
People without a PC can try the provided KingoRoot_Android.zip, but i cannot guarantee it will work as i haven't tested it myself.

01) Go to your device settings and select 'Device Info'. Scroll down and tap the 'Build Number' 5x until you've unlocked 'Developer Options' displayed in a toast.
02) Go to 'Settings/Developer Options' and check 'USB Debugging Enabled' you are now ready to receive additional usb drivers and adb has full access to change files.
03) Connect your phone to your computer with a USB cable and wait until it's finished installing drivers.
03) Download and install KingoRoot for windows .
04) Run KingoRoot, the program itself is pretty self explanatory. Just click 'ROOT' and wait until the program has finished flashing. It will reboot your device automaticly on success and superuser app called 'KingUser' will be installed with it. If you don't like it you can try SuperUser or SuperSU from the playstore. (Make sure you've granted them SU_Access with KingUser before you remove KingUser)
05) You are now ready to flash a Custom Recovery.

Custom Recovery:

Now we need a Custom Recovery. We can use SP FlashTool to do that or we can use MobileUncle MTK Tools. I'm going with the latter because it's more user friendly instead of going through SPFT & Scatter Files. I haven't tried 'Flashify' or 'Rashr Flash Tool' for flashing Recovery's on MTK devices.

01) Download CTR or CWM Custom Recovery's from the above post. Make sure they are located at the root of your SDCard. Move/Paste them from /Download folder if necessary.
02) Download MobileUncle from my attachment or download it from the Google PlayStore.
03) Grand SU_Access to MobileUncle and select 'Flash Firmware'.
04) Your downloaded Custom Recovery's will be shown (if moved propertly to root of SD) select it and click 'Flash'.
05) Reboot into your new Custom Recovery automaticly --when prompted to do so--, or do it manually by turning phone off/on with 'Vol+ (Up) & Power' and select 'Recovery' in acer menu (apply/select with Vol- (Down))
06) Now make a nand/stock backup of your current (Stock) ROM.
07) When leaving Custom Recovery for the 1st time, it might ask you 'Rebooting device might change Recovery to Stock, want to fix it?' reply with Yes.

Flashing Custom ROMs:

Flashing a custom rom is easy. And if you perform everything right, you won't have to worry that you'll brick your device. I've tested most of the ROMs by myself, i can assure you that it's a save deal, just follow the instructions carefully.

01) Download a Custom ROM of your preference (See Post #3) Click the HIDE button to see additional Info and Instructions (which are taken directly from their FB page).
02) Reboot into Recovery and make a backup of your current rom.
03) Do a full cache/data/system wipe and wipe dalvik.
04) Select 'Install zip from sdcard' and select your downloaded rom.
05) Wait until it's finished flashing.
06) Reboot your device and enjoy!

Unbrick / Flashing Stock Firmware:

I haven't had the pleasure yet to unbrick any MTK device (a good thing, right!?), so i'm a little scarse to give any info onto how to perform such tasks with SPFT as someone who has experienced it by hand.
Neither have i re-flashed to Stock Firmware, because on all the MTK devices i've used, any Custom ROM for those devices worked flawlessly.

Check out the Acer thread by @Shreps for detailed instructions on how to restore and unbrick your acer phone. This method works for various Acer models.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/andr...r-mtk-t2945933
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The following ROMs are all based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and some are heavily customized to look like Lollipop
The following Custom ROMs have been tested with the 'SINGLE SIM' variant of the Acer Liquid Z500. I don't think it'll work with the 'Dual Sim' versions of this handset.

PopKat v2.0

Popkatv2 for ACER Liquid Z500 (MT6582)
by jheffong

CREDITS TO Sir Neil Edward D. Diaz for developing this ROM.


Please READ the whole document!!!

Common features:
Deodexed
Zipaligned
Tweaked

Aside from being heavily-skinned with material design, this includes the following:
*Lollipop Launcher, Icons, Apps
*Lollipop Toggles in Notification Panel
*Floating Button in Modded MMS
*Simple Battery Styles
*Fluid animations for eye-candy
*Dolby Digital Plus (Super Loud Audio) for extreme music experience!
*No storage bug for single EBR firmwares
*No keyboard force close in land scape mode
*Can receive/send apk via bluetooth
*Efficient RAM management
*Already rooted with Kingroot
*Root explorer working woithout bugs
*Lollipop easter eggs
*AND MUCH MORE!

CHANGELOGS:

WIFI TETHERING > FIXED!
USB TETHERTING > FIXED!
GOOGLE PLAYSTORE ISSUE > FIXED!
OFF CHARGING ANIMATION > FIXED!
PHOTO EDITING on GALLERY > FIXED!


Download Rom

HOW TO INSTALL:
1. Reboot to CarlivTouchRecovery/CTR. (Not tested on other custom recovery)
2. Make sure you have a backup
3. Perform a full wipe.
4. Flash the Rom. (PopKatv2_Z500.zip)
5. Wait to boot up, it takes time, relax.
6. Reboot, ENJOY!!!
7. Go to CTR, flash the patch, reboot!

NOTES: Pay attention to this!!!

1. Go to Settings/Xposed/Modules >> check all the modules. Go to Framework tap "Install/Update" it will reboot.


Patch MMS/Settings/Bluetooth

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PussyFap v2.5

PUSSYFAP ROM for ACER LIQUID Z500 (MT6582)
by jheffong

CREDITS to Don Delfin Espino, DEVELOPER OF THIS PUSSYFAP ROM.

Pussy Fap is an Android 5.0 Lollipop Inspired Rom. With a little bit of Twist... PUSSY
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Features:
Material Themed
Lollipop Inspired Platlogo
Built-in Features on Advance Tab
Dolby Digital Plus
Themed Recent Apps
Custom Action Bar
Hybrid Signal Bars
3minit Battery Styles
Smooth Lollipop Animations
Tinted Statusbar
Google Boot Logo
Android L Bootanimations

UPDATE: PussyFap v2.5
Fixed Font Style
Fixed Keyboard Force Closes
Fixed Dialer dialpad digits size
Fixed Wrong tint in Gallery app
Fixed SystemUI Force closes when adding
Navigation Bar
Fixed FB videos when palying on stock browser
Making Battery Styles Non apk to save
more ram
UC browser app also added

PLEASE READ THIS FIRST!

Notes:
1. 1). Flash Rom, 2). Flash Update.zip, 3) Flash Dolby.zip & 4). Flash Root.zip - Reboot.
2. After flashing ROM it may say "SYSTEMUI has stopped"
3. Please uninstall Clean Master APP.


Download Rom
[UPDATE]PussyFapV2.5.zip
DolbyForPussyFap.zip
KingUser.zip

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VionicL v1.5


VIONIC L for ACER Liquid Z500 (MT6582)
by jheffong

CREDITS TO:
ROM DEVELOPER: Vibhor Chaudhary, FULL CREDITS TO HIM!!!

FEATURES:
*Themed like dark pure material
*Added working brightness slider
*Themed contacts, music player, mms and dialer, Stock file manager as well
*Animated check boxes and radio buttons
*Android L lockring added
*Bold clock in status bar and status bar expanded
*Changed the color of status bar
*Android L keyboard*Transparent recent apps background
*Android L bootanimation
*Rom is not rooted, you gotta flash root.zip
*Added battery and setings in status bar expanded.. see screenshots
*Changed most of the app icons to match with lolipop icons
*Battery and Performance Tweaks added
*Fully deodexed /app, /priv-app, /framework
*Dolby Digital player added
*Click on battery icon in status bar expanded will take you to battery too
*Tool box, listview animations, xposed integration. dolby digital player, Smart Gestures, Engineering mode is a part of settings now
*Ad free hosts
*Android L ester egg with lland game..
*Android l call
*Remaining figure out yourself

HOW TO INSTALL:

1. Reboot to CarlivTouchRecovery/CTR. (Not tested on other custom recovery)
2. Make sure you have a backup
3. Perform a full wipe.
4. Flash the Rom. (VionicL.zip)
5. Flash the ROOT.zip
6. Wait to boot up, it takes time, relax.
7.Reboot into recovery mode again. (CarlicTouchRecovery)
8.Flash the "VionicL_Update.zip"
9.Reboot, ENJOY!!!


Download Rom
Update v1.5
Root

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XPERIA Z2

XPERIA Z2 for ACER Liquid Z500 (MT6582)
by jheffong

HIGHLIGHTS:
Xperia Z2 UI and Features
Xperia Z2 X-Reality Engine
Xperia Sound Enhancement/Clear-audio+
Working Walkman Visualizer
Sony Social Camera and Media Apps
Themed Dialer, Contacts, MMS by kishorerprem
Customizable Battery Icon
Moded Lockscreen added by me
Navigation Bar Settings added by me
Material Wallpaper added by me
Listview Animation added by me (removed by default to lessen battery consumption)
Multi-Window Sidebar
Visible brightness slider in notification panel
Xpose Installer integrated to Settings
AROMA INSTALLER
Gapps Included Pre-Rooted and a lot more..


Note: Back-up your Previews ROM and your Google Account before flashing in case you encountered google signing-in problem just restore your account and you are good to go


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Reboot to CarlivTouchRecovery/CTR. (Not tested on other custom recovery)
2. Make sure you have a backup
3. Perform a full wipe.
4. Choose zip from SD card locate ROM zip package
5. Install & wait for Maximum ROM Installer prompted
6. Follow all given instructions and options
7. After the ROM flashed completed click finish, reboot your device.
8. Wait to boot up, it takes time, relax.
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9. Go to CTR again, flash the "UPDATE_(1) Z2_updated.zip" , REBOOT.
10. You'll see " Android is upgrading..." just WAIT.
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11. Go to CTR again, flash the "UPDATE_(2) Z2_update_bravo.zip" , REBOOT.
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12. Go to CTR again, flash the "UPDATE_(3) SocialCamera&MediaApps.zip" , REBOOT.
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13. Go to CTR again, flash the "UPDATE_(4) XperiaHomeWithNavBar.zip" , REBOOT.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!


FIRST THING TO DO's:
1. Go to settings > personalization > Lockscreen Settings (make some changes of your own)
2. Go to Settings > Blur Settings > Scroll and find Translucent Background and check the following: Header, Quick Settings, Notifications.
3. Go to Settings > Xposed framework > Xposed Installer > Modules> check all modules provided then install xpose framework.

Pay attention to this - After start-up guide you will ask to choose Home App
Choose Xperia Home and select "Always"(do not choose lockscreen)

BUG: OFF CHARGING ANIMATION, not a big deal anyway.


Download all files
Download Rom
Update1
Update2
Update3
Update4

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Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 for ACER Liquid Z500 (MT6582)
by jheffong

HIGHLIGHTS

Samsung S5 UI
Samsung S5 Messaging
Samsung S5 Settings
Samsung S5 Dialer
Samsung S5 everything
DUAL SIM
4G (KUNO)
ROOTED
ODEXED

How to install: MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE IS ROOTED!!!

1. Reboot to CarlivTouchRecovery/CTR. (Not tested on other custom recovery)
2. Make sure you have a backup
3. Perform a full wipe.
4. Flash the Rom.
5. ENJOY!!!


Download Rom

PHONE STORAGE IS NOW DETECTED!!!
NO MORE POP UP "*android.process.media has stopped" after using USB STORAGE.


Instructions:

1. Download the BUGFIXv1.zip(boot.img). EXTRACT! Drag and replace the boot.img inside the ROM.
FLASH THE ROM.

2.Download the BUGFIXv1.zip(boot.img). EXTRACT! If you have BACKUP just replace the boot.img inside of it. RESTORE.


Patch

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If anyone know more Custom ROMs that are compatible with the Acer Liquid Z500 please post them or PM me with the info so i can add them to this section.

I'm sorry for not including any screenshots because the original source has not provided them on their Facebook page for this specific model (Only for the CherryMobile Flare3).
Source: MaximumROM
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Screens of the VionicL v1.5 ROM that i'm using as a daily driver.




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Nice to see this
Good job
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Nice to see this
Good job

Yeah it's too bad there are no dedicated forums for Acer specific models. Even less popular devices have their own section.
There is not much Info on the Liquid Z500 regarding Custom Roms so i added all the roms i could find (from one source only though ) since XDA, HTCMania, MoDaCo, NeedRom, or any other site, do not feature them (google searches lack information).

So i took what i could find and cramped them into one Thread
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Hello mate, thank you for this thread it looks awesome! I wanted to ask you where did you get SDs_Acer_AV0K0_Z500_1.003.00_EMEA_MTSs.zip firmware? My device came with it and when i was searching for it i couldn't find it! I was thinking maybe it's carrier branded firmware because MTS is the abbreviation of my carriers name... If i was mistaken do you by any chance know what does MTS part of it mean? Thanks in advance!
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Hello mate, thank you for this thread it looks awesome! I wanted to ask you where did you get SDs_Acer_AV0K0_Z500_1.003.00_EMEA_MTSs.zip firmware? My device came with it and when i was searching for it i couldn't find it! I was thinking maybe it's carrier branded firmware because MTS is the abbreviation of my carriers name... If i was mistaken do you by any chance know what does MTS part of it mean? Thanks in advance!

As far as I was able to find it's because it's MTS branded...
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Hello mate, thank you for this thread it looks awesome! I wanted to ask you where did you get SDs_Acer_AV0K0_Z500_1.003.00_EMEA_MTSs.zip firmware? My device came with it and when i was searching for it i couldn't find it! I was thinking maybe it's carrier branded firmware because MTS is the abbreviation of my carriers name... If i was mistaken do you by any chance know what does MTS part of it mean? Thanks in advance!

I did not find those files myself, but I took them from @Shreps main thread. But my hunch is that they are provided by acers official website.

About MTS, I don't know..

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Just a little question. All of these ROMs are bug-less? Can you post some screens of the Galaxy S5 ROM please?

Thank you in advance
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Just a little question. All of these ROMs are bug-less? Can you post some screens of the Galaxy S5 ROM please?

Thank you in advance

LOL... bug-less... Less bugs you mean? Bug-less in the world of automation and mobile devices does not exist...
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