The Unofficially Official Acer Firmware Thread
Wow it's been a long time!
I thought I'd rewrite the OP considering so much has changed in the firmware department recently....
This thread serves to solve two large problems:
1) Acer do not offer via their servers (which changed names and caused this thread to be created originally, but none of the files were deleted) all the files we tablet enthusiasts may need. For example, they do not have any unbrick procedures hosted.
2) Vache's FTP is currently unavailable.
The solution is this thread! It is a list of every firmware file I have come across - and some others. Some of these files are leaks; others are official updates. Either way they're here. I am in the process of migrating these files over to three servers to offer them via torrents. By using torrents the most important / popular files will have the best download speed as more people will be downloading them. Remember: the more peers the better!
I currently have one or two seedboxes sharing these files along with my home server (meek upload speed, but still there nonetheless). I will be pushing these torrrent files up here so that you can all access old files again. however, we no longer have some files as they were on Vache's FTP. If a link is dead, and you can fulfil the request, please PM me! Credit will be given!
If you download over Torrent, PLEASE help and seed. My home internet is currently handling most of the uploading for these ROMs which isn't the best thing. If you have a seedbox with bandwidth you can contribute please PM me and I will send you the folder of torrent files so you can support the cause. Thank you!
Good luck, and happy tablet hacking,
PS: We need more files. Many are missing from the collection. If you have ANY of the files listed which do not have working download links please PM me or post here. We need as many of these files as possible for completion's sake!
**OLD POST BELOW**
It seems Acer have decided to be *really kind* and revoke access to the Firmware ROMs via the futuredial links. Also for personal reasons Vache has had to take his site down. These two factors together mean that we have download access to a LOT less files than before which is causing issues for newbies (principally) as they do not have the files downloaded already.
So the goal is simple: get somewhere to gather the files, upload what we have and make them available to the rest of the community. We need two things:
1) People with files (initially just firmware zips and EUU packages. We could store rooting tools etc. too later on) that can be reuploaded (no viruses / tweaks please. We want stock files for the rest of the community). Perhaps we should have them pre-decrypted (takes a minute or so for the uploader and saves time and effort for downloaders)
2a) Somewhere to upload them too. Whatever this place is should have sufficient bandwidth for the quantity of downloads and support the storage of files up to ~800MB each (ie for EUU packages)
2b) Seedbox(es). If #2 isn't feasible (for whatever reason), perhaps offering the files via torrent (and a private, dedicated tracker?? Why not? ) would save bandwidth and provide speed for downloaders
If you have either of these three things to contribute, please let me know by replying to this topic. I don't mind people having ads on #2 to support their server costs as long as they are SFW and without popups (we all hate popups )
I hope this will be a useful project. It's not the most exciting but we need a fast and resilient way of distributing these files. Over the past few weeks it has become evident that Acer does not want to support us in getting firmware files so we'll have to do it ourselves
All firmware links go in the post below. If you have any links feel free to post them and I'll add them!
EDIT: Although a central repository would be nice, we don't need one immediately. Most, if not all, of the useful files are below. Enjoy