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[ROM] ICS 4.0.3 STOCK Slim 01-14-2013 (1st Release)

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~STOCK ROM (546 MB Extracted - 386 MB Compressed) (system/app has 80 .apk's)
~STOCK Slim (294 MB Extracted - 184 MB Compressed) (system/app has 55 .apk's)
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Started with STOCK_ROM_4.0.3_(Acer_AV041_A500_1.054.00_WW_GEN1)_06-06-2012 (Untouched)
Kitchen - SuperSu 0.99 (Root)
Kitchen - BusyBox 1.20.2
Kitchen - init.d
Kitchen - Nano text editor
Kitchen - Bash shell support
Kitchen - Zipaligned
Kitchen - De-Odex'd
MOD - OC Kernel - "Kernel OC 2.6.39.4-ezT20-v1.01_S" (ezterry) Link
MOD - Google NOW (Civato) Link
MOD - AD Blocker (system\etc\hosts) (ADFree 0.8.47 Jan 9, 2013) Link
MOD - system\build.prop (tweaks) (smaury) Link
MOD - system\etc\init.d (tweaks) (smaury) Link
MOD - Inverted Market 3.10.10 (Rujelus22) Link
MOD - Inverted YouTube 4.2.16 (with Screen Off playback) (theos0o) Link
Updated - Google Calendar (201212060)
Updated - GMS_Maps.apk (6.14.2) (Google Maps)
Updated - GmsCore.apk (2.0.12) (Google Maps)
Updated - Street.apk (1.8.1.2) (Street for Google Maps)
Added - SetCPU, Titanium Backup

ScreenShot = [Power] + [Vol Down] (saved to... sdcard\pictures\Screenshots)


EVERYTHING WORKS!



Download : Acer A500 Slim 01-14-2013 (1st Release)

Optional Download : ! Removed Files <- Read Working Method to Manually Adding back - POST #2



HOW to Flash ROM (must be on ICS Unlocked Bootloader) like "ICS Unlocked Bootloader 0.03.14-MUL"
1. Boot into Newest version of TWRP Recovery (DON'T use other Recoveries)... "TWRP Recovery v2.4.4.0" <- New Recovery Version
2. Make "Backup" of current ROM.
3. Wipe 3x: Cache - Dalvik Cache - Factory Reset - System - { Internal Storage (Optional) - Format Data (Optional) }
*** For Stable ROM with No problems : {WIPE ALL ON #3 = All Internal Data, NOT Ext SDCard) }
4. Flash ROM.
5. Enjoy.
*** TIP: In TWRP Recovery's "BACKUP", you can see what Internal Files are there at anytime. (to see if WIPE worked)
Important : After Reboot, Start "SuperSU" App. It will get New binaries.
IMPORTANT : If you find ANYTHING NOT Working or ANY FC...Then WIPE ALL ON #3, Re-Flash ROM, Re-Test Problem before Posting!




Version History, Removed Apps & Changes
Code:
(Future Release) will have these changes...
system\etc\gps\...gpsconfig.xml (MOD)
system\etc\.......customization.lst (Custom Settings)
system\etc\.......gps.conf (tweaks)
Added data\app\...Dice Player + Plugin
Added data\app\...File Manager HD
Added data\app\...Pandora (with Transparent Widget MOD)
Added data\app\...PlayerPro Music Player
Added data\app\...RootDim (great app for turning screen off {+ using HDMI port} for movie files, Netflix, Xfinity player, etc)
Removed system\app\...HTMLViewer.apk
Removed system\app\...SoundRecorder.apk
Removed system\app\...VoiceRecorder2.apk
Set CPU (moved to data\app)
Update SuperSU 1.25
Update Google Maps 6.14.3
Update TitaniumBackup 6.0.3.1 (+ moved to data\app)
Update AD Blocker... system\etc\hosts



ROM version 01-14-2013 (1st Release)
-Removed 30 .apk's system\app
3DPhotoBrowser.apk			(Bloatware)
AcerNidus.apk				(Bloatware -bug report service)
AcerOOBE2.apk				(Bloatware -Out Of the Box Experience)
ApInAp.apk				(Bloatware, Adds folder Apps... eReading, Games, Multimedia, Social)
aupeo.apk (Aupeo! Personal Radio)	(Bloatware -Online Radio Application)
Clearfi.apk				(Bloatware -Sharing Medias on Network)
DownloadProviderUi.apk			.
FDUpdater.apk				(Stock Rom Updater)
FWupdateService.apk			(Stock Rom Updater)
Gmail.apk				(use Stock email, -free on market)
GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk 		(Velvet.apk "Google Now" replaces this)
HeroOfSparta.apk			(Game)
LetsGolf.apk				(Game)
LinkToFacebook.apk			(Bloatware, NOT Needed file... get FaceBook -free on market)
LiveWallpapersPicker.apk		(Live Wallpapers...Base file -Maps) 
LumiRead2.apk				(Bloatware -book)
MagicSmokeWallpapers.apk		(Live Wallpaper -Magic Smoke)
music2.apk				(Bloatware, Google Music Player -free on market)
MusicFX.apk				.
NFS.apk					(Game)
OneTimeInitializer.apk			.
PlusOne.apk				(Google+)
TagGoogle.apk				(NFC Functionality)
Talk.apk				(Google Talk)
talkback.apk				(for blind and vision impaired people)
TopHDGames.apk				(Bloatware -Gameloft)
VideoEditorGoogle.apk (Movie Studio)	(Bloatware)
VisualizationWallpapers.apk		(Live Wallpaper -Spectrum)
VoiceSearch.apk				(Velvet.apk "Google Now" replaces this)
xt9.apk					(Text Input)



-Removed 16 .apk's (flexrom.img)
AcerClock.apk			(Widget)
AcerDLNA2.apk (Media Server)	(Bloatware)
AcerMedia.apk			(Bloatware)
AcerRegistration2.apk		(Bloatware)
AgendaWidget.apk		(Widget)
DigitalClock1.apk		(Widget)
DigitalClockWidget2.apk		(Widget)
DTG.apk	(Docs To Go)		(Documents App -many free on market)
MusicA_Picasso.apk		(Bloatware)
MyLocationWidget.apk		(Widget)
SocialJogger.apk		(Bloatware, -social network)
TegraZone.apk (NVIDIA)		(Bloatware, -free on market)
WeatherWidget1.apk		(Widget)
WeatherWidget2.apk		(Widget)
ZinioReader.apk			(Bloatware, -free on market, magazine)
ZinioSettingsProvider.apk	(Bloatware, -free on market, magazine)



-Removed Misc
-Stock Recovery + bootloader.blob

etc\permissions\com.acer.android.clearfilib_tablet.xml

system\fonts (13 foreign language files)

system\framework\com.acer.android.clearfilib_tablet.jar

system\lib\libgcomm_jni.so
system\lib\libjni_xt9input.so
system\lib\libnfsshift.so

system\media\video (6 useless Video files)

system\tts\lang_pico (8 foreign language files)

system\usr\xt9 (whole folder Deleted)
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IMPORTANT Info
Important : After Reboot, Start "SuperSU" App. It will get New binaries.

*** OC to 1.5 Ghz... Run SetCPU set max to 1504... check box "Set on Boot"

*** ROM still has STOCK Wallpapers (21)



Removed - System\app (30 .apk's)
*** 3 Games (HeroOfSparta, LetsGolf, NeedForSpeed)
*** 3 Live Wallpapers + Base (Magic Smoke, Maps, Spectrum)
-3DPhotoBrowser (Bloatware)
-AcerNidus (Bloatware -bug report service)
-ApInAp.apk (Bloatware, Adds folder Apps... eReading, Games, Multimedia, Social)
-Aupeo! (Personal Radio) (Bloatware -music)
-Clear.fi (Bloatware -network)
-LinkToFacebook (Bloatware, NOT Needed file... get FaceBook -free on market)
-Gmail (use Stock email, -free on market)
-Google+ (-free on market)
-Google Play Music (-free on market)
-Google Tag (NFC Functionality)
-Google Talk (Google Talk)
-LumiRead (Bloatware -book)
-Movie Studio (VideoEditorGoogle.apk) (Bloatware)
-Talkback.apk (Accessibility Service that helps blind and vision-impaired users)
-Top HD Games (Bloatware -Gameloft)
-XT9 (Text Input)
*** All, Except 3 Games, can be added Manually...Instructions Below on this page.

Removed - Flexrom App (16 .apk's)
* 7 Widgets (AcerClock, Agenda, DigitalClock1+2, My Location, WeatherWidget1+2)
Acer Media (Bloatware)
Acer Registration (Bloatware)
Docs To Go (DTG.apk) (Documents App -many free on market)
Media Server (AcerDLNA2.apk) (Bloatware)
MusicA Picasso (Bloatware)
Social Jogger (Bloatware, -social network)
NVIDIA TegraZone (Bloatware, -free on market)
Zinio Reader (Bloatware, -free on market, magazine)
*** ALL these can be added back to ROM, by installing .apk's with a File Manager. Download "Optional Download : ! Removed Files"



(ROM is lacking a File Manager, Music Player, & Video Player) (Recommended)
File Manager = File Manager HD 1.10.2
Music Player = PlayerPro Music Player 2.5 (also Plays some Video Formats...Plays ACV1, DIVX, DivX_v5, H264, MKV, XVID, & more maybe))
.......................(WON'T play DivX_v3, FLV, Intel Indeo, MPG, MPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WMV9)
Video Player = DicePlayer 2.0.21 (Plays ACV1, DIVX, DivX_v3, DivX_v5, FLV, H264, Intel Indeo, MPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPG, MKV, XVID, WMV9, & more))
.......................(you can also push a PIP video on desktop as you use other apps)



Tip: What I install after fresh Install (with Titanium Backup App+Data)
File Manager HD 1.10.2 (adds settings, Bookmarks to System-apps, User-apps, etc)
Facebook 2.1 (adds username, settings)
Netflix 2.1.2.787 (adds username + password + 1st prompt removed)
PandoraOne 4.1.1(full) (adds username + password)
PlayerPro Music Player 2.5 (adds settings) (Great Music Player that plays some Video files as well)
PlayerPro Music Player DSPPack
Skype 3.0.0.6181 (adds username + password)
Xfinity Player 1.2.2.003 (adds username + password) (comcast Video Player, if you have Comcast service at home)



Working Method to Manually Adding back .apk files to system\app + setting Permissions
1. Download "File Manager HD 1.10.2" from the market and run app.
2. Go to Settings (at very bottom) check these 2 box's {Root Explorer & Mount System Folder}
3. Copy the needed files to system/app folder. (Optional Download - ! Removed Files)
4. now, the IMPORTANT PART (setting PERMISSIONS)
......A) LONG PRESS on each of the apps you manually added to system\app - Choose PERMISSIONS
......B) have only these 4 box's checked (Owner Read, Owner Write, Group Read, Others Read)
5. Reboot {when it Reboots, it notices new system/apps and adds to ROM}
6. Enjoy.
*** Optional : I recommend creating Bookmarks to System Apps (/system/app), User Apps (/data/app), ! Ext SDCard (/mnt/external_sd), Internal SDCard (/mnt/sdcard)
*** files that CAN'T be changed manually (framework-res.apk, superuser.apk) ALL others work! (for these 2 files... use ADB, Terminal Emulator, or Recovery Flash methods)



Needed files to make Certain Apps or Services work! if 2 or more files are needed, then posted below...
Google Play Music = Music2.apk, MusicFX.apk
Zino Reader = ZinioReader.apk, ZinioSettingsProvider.apk
Live Wallpapers Base file needed = LiveWallpapersPicker.apk... then can choose ... MagicSmokeWallpapers.apk, VisualizationWallpapers.apk (Spectrum)
{Settings - About tablet - Software update} = FDUpdater.apk, FWupdateService.apk



-Optional Apps, you CAN Freeze or Delete... I Delete these on my personal Device!
Bluetooth.apk (If You Don't use Bluetooth)
HTMLViewer.apk
SoundRecorder.apk (Sound Recorder App)
VoiceRecorder2.apk (Voice Recorder App)
VpnDialogs.apk (If You Don't use VPN)



Tip: Great Settings to save BATTERY!!! Changing all the ones from Default settings only!
Settings - Wi-Fi - Settings - Advanced - Network notification {uncheck box}
Accounts & sync - "OFF" {manually do this when you want to sync stuff... contacts, calendar, etc}
Settings - Location services - "Use GPS satellites" {uncheck box} {major battery drain}
Settings - Security - "unknown sources" {check box} {Optional: needed for install .apk's from SDCARD}
Settings - Language & input - Android keyboard {settings} - "Vibrate on Keypress" {uncheck box}
Settings - Language & input - Android keyboard {settings} - "Sound on Keypress" {uncheck box}
Settings - Language & input - Google Voice typing {settings} - "Block offensive words" {uncheck box} {less checking = more battery}
Settings - Backup & reset - Automatic restore - {uncheck box} {do this 1st}
Settings - Backup & reset - Back up my data - {uncheck box} {do this 2nd}
Settings - Date & Time - Automatic date & time {check box} {Optional} {make sure timezone is correct}
Settings - Developer options - USB sebugging - {check box} {Optional - needed a lot}

Go to Settings tab lower right... Settings {symbol} - Notifications - "OFF"

Run "Market" - Settings - "Notifications" - {uncheck box} {don't need it checking, do it manually}
Run "Market" - Settings - "Google AdMob Ads" - {uncheck box}

Settings - Wi-Fi - "OFF" {turn OFF, when not using (test with off 1 night, test again with on = knowledge of worth it or not to disable}



always Have these settings this way...
Settings - Sound - Touch sound - {unchecked box}
Settings - Sound - Screen Lock sound - {unchecked box}
Settings - Sound - Vibrate on touch - {unchecked box}
Settings - Display - Brightness - Automatic brightness - {checked box}
Settings - Location Services - "Google's location service" {uncheck box} ...Drains battery while your sleeping
Settings - Location services - "Use GPS satellites" {uncheck box}
Settings - Location Services - "Location & Google search" {uncheck box} ...Drains battery while your sleeping (Browser + Maps will use it)
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This 1st Release is 100% fine. (nothing wrong)
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Is it possible to swap internal memory 16Gb by SD Card 32Gb? Can you give me a script?
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If u can do it on a STOCK Acer ROM, then it SHOULD be possible... u need to Google Search that MOD... My ROM is STOCK based with OC Kernel.

EDIT: for post below...I made that "Optional Download : ! Removed Files" to manually add back 1 or a few files.
If I added all removed files back, what would be the point of making this SLIM ROM, it would be all STOCK.
Instructions on POST #2
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Please make flashable zip from this - Optional Download: ! Removed Files!
Thank you!!!
15th January 2013, 07:47 PM |#7  
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Does this Rom have the Acer ring?

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Doesn't have Acer Ring. STOCK Acer A500 never came with Acer Ring....

Acer Ring <- Notice it says "Acer Ring update for Acer Iconia A20x/A21x/A51x/A70x series tablet." NOT A50x (not A500, A501)
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Good. I never liked that ring. Will give this ROM a try thank you.

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When you say Everything Works, does that include the dock accessory?
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It is STOCK slim.. Meaning Lots of bloatware removed +.
Some things you'll want to add from market like File Manager, Music Player, Video Player...I give recommended files.
I have used this ROM for over 1 yr. I updated many .apk's since the start.
Check bottom of Post #1 to see all removed files. More info on Post #2

Dock Accessory...Don't see files that I removed, affecting it.
I have "! Removed Files" in post #1 (Instructions Post #2), If you want to manually add back anything!

Edit : for post below... There is a LINK on post #1 of the OC Kernel.
I believe it should be fine (HDMI mirroring, Netflix, OC to 1.5 Ghz, and All Apps, I've tested so far are great)
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