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27th April 2012, 09:34 AM |#61  
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my 3.2.1 GEN2 just updated to 4.0.3 PA_CUS1?!?! confuddled... :x

27th April 2012, 10:14 AM |#62  
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Acer_AV041_A500_1.033.00_PA_CUS1 - ICS 4.0.3 fully upgraded

OTA hit mine in US Colorado about 2:30a mt...

Upgrade was painfree, so far no issues.
27th April 2012, 10:32 AM |#63  
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Originally Posted by pfc.joker

Acer_AV041_A500_1.033.00_PA_CUS1 - ICS 4.0.3 fully upgraded

OTA hit mine in US Colorado about 2:30a mt...

Upgrade was painfree, so far no issues.

Same here,

No issues thus far. I made sure to do a factory reset after I updated to be absolutely sure because in my experience going to a major release pretty much always warrants one (there's always an app or a setting that just doesn't sit right with the new firmware).

After letting my apps all come back from Google Play (I haven't tested them all), I can say that I haven't experienced any issues yet and definitely nothing that some other folks are reporting. Time to go through and painstakingly re-install my Amazon store acquired apps.

Here's the pic I promised. I took this using ICS SS feature and then uploaded it to dropbox using the Gallery app:
27th April 2012, 11:12 AM |#64  
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GEN 2 N.J. installed with no issues.

Fonts nicer.
Camera a bit better.
App drawer tweak.
Settings page different.
No Lock Ring.
Smoother home screen.
Slight lag on app startups but seems to be getting better.

Not a drastic update but still better.

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27th April 2012, 11:30 AM |#65  
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Checked and mine rolled in. New England USA. Going to dl it but I'm not going to install it if I can avoid it. Still lurking threads to see how it goes for those who do.
27th April 2012, 11:44 AM |#66  
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GEN_2 downloading now, South Carolina.

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27th April 2012, 01:34 PM |#67  
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3 am in Ohio but I'm just now downloading

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27th April 2012, 01:36 PM |#68  
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DL-ing the update now

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27th April 2012, 02:03 PM |#69  
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Got the update when I woke up this morning and installed. So far I am not seeing much difference. It feels a little smoother and it randomly vibrates for no apparent reason other than that I cannot see much difference in the controls and abilities as far as on the surface. Not sure exactly what new features it added minus a new look on the lock button on the lock screen and the native folder support which is a def. bonus.
27th April 2012, 02:53 PM |#70  
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Originally Posted by snailium

I just can't wait, and found this update package in A500 Development forum.

It is official ICS update, at least it is from Acer update server. But after update, the version become WW instead of COM

Before: Acer_A500_7.014.14_COM_GEN1
After: Acer_AV041_A500_1.031.00_WW_GEN1


The file name is
So, in my opinion, it is for Acer_A500_7.014.14_COM_GEN1.


After using this update package, the A500 system is rootable using blackthund3r's one-click root tool.

The 6.0 version of this rooting tool also brings Acer Ring!!!

Big thanks to blackthund3r!!!

I tried this method but unfortunately I always get a "installation aborted" error message in CQM. I'm using a rooted Acer_A500_7.014.14_COM_GEN1. Also decrypted the file. Any help?
27th April 2012, 03:03 PM |#71  
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Interesting note:
I had the 3.2.1 GEN2 OS level (North Carolina). Last night and this morning I checked for updates and every time it said I had the latest level.

I had read about the Iconia Tab Update Enhancement application in the google catalog and immediately like many of you thought it suspect. However I did see the same thing on the Acer Support Site. Acer Support Link Go all the way to the A500 section and you'll notice two things. First, you have to select the application tab to see the link to this file and, you'll notice there is another link in the upper right hand corner that says "Hot!!! New Acer Updater v1.02.3502 ." And this file is an .exe and not an .apk.

Anyway...I changed the tablet profile to accept and install APKs that do not come from the Google Market and installed the APK from the support site. Installing it asks for pretty much all the permissions to the tablet so I went ahead anyway. (I can always uninstall it, right? ) As soon as I installed it, I got a notice that a GEN2 update was available and a pretty large one at that. So, did this installed file help get the update? It seems likely.

As for the .exe file, I tried to install it on my computer and it said it wasn't an Acer device. I wonder if you have the Iconia tethered to the computer through USB, will the application install then? I'm not in a position to try that now, but someone else can if they wish.
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