Iconia has been rooted,details in this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...3&postcount=82
Credit goes to those posted in that thread.
I got small news that ill update tomorrow with. I'm out of town and ill be back in the AM.
I've had a some time to mess around with this. So I don't think the root will come with the update.zip file. I have been unsuccessful with getting the tablet to run my modified update.zip file. Im guessing that honeycomb has a special digital signature but im no expert lol. So the root is going to have to come else where. I'm about 95% sure that I have a working su file but the task comes to copying it /system/bin and changing the permissions.
Also, when acer releases an update; it will shed some light on the image. If anyone has any ideas shoot me a PM because 2 brains are better then my one.
Ok first of all, the a500 def needs a dedicated forum. I think with the requests in this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=998123 and the fact that the tablet is just coming out is good reason enough......
Ok, so I got mine yesterday and I just started tinkering with it today. It appears there is some type of bootloader to say the least. I don't think rooting will be difficult at all.
If you press the Volume up and Power button, the tablet apperas to look for a file called you guess it, update.zip! It then says "rebooting recovery image"
So I know this is not much progress, but im going to be working on making a root method...