Full root for A10x and A5xx ICS. Simple method.

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addicus

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Download and install this without the a100 hooked up, then reboot the PC and try again

http://global-download.acer.com/GDF...AB&Step3=A100&OS=a08&LC=ru&BC=Acer&SC=EMEA_23

You may want to uninstall the existing a100 drivers first, reboot, install this, then hook up the a100, don't plug it in until these are installed.

Tapatalked from my HTC DNA - Carbon

Okay I did this with no change in the outcome. Am I suppose to type in "Command "Mount ro/rw" for directory /system (partition) - works perfectly"?

If so, the cmd box isn't allowing me to. This is on my Windows 8 PC.
 

pio_masaki

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Okay I did this with no change in the outcome. Am I suppose to type in "Command "Mount ro/rw" for directory /system (partition) - works perfectly"?

If so, the cmd box isn't allowing me to. This is on my Windows 8 PC.

Are you running it as administrator, and using the correct version? There's a new and old version depending on which ICS you have installed.

That mount line refers to it being mountable as write, not that it needs it.

Tapatalked from my HTC DNA - Carbon
 

addicus

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Are you running it as administrator, and using the correct version? There's a new and old version depending on which ICS you have installed.

That mount line refers to it being mountable as write, not that it needs it.

Tapatalked from my HTC DNA - Carbon

Okay. Sorry for the delay in response, but I've been having a heck of a time getting this to work. I did run the bat file as admin and I got this fail notice:

Full root for A100 ICS. Simple method.
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Device connected. Preparation for executing of the main script.
mkdir failed for /data/local/tools, File exists
push: tools/su -> /data/local/tools/su
push: tools/runit.sh -> /data/local/tools/runit.sh
push: tools/mount.sh -> /data/local/tools/mount.sh
push: tools/mempodroid -> /data/local/tools/mempodroid
push: tools/getroot.sh -> /data/local/tools/getroot.sh
push: tools/delroot.sh -> /data/local/tools/delroot.sh
push: tools/busybox.sh -> /data/local/tools/busybox.sh
push: tools/busybox -> /data/local/tools/busybox
8 files pushed. 0 files skipped.
1299 KB/s (839527 bytes in 0.631s)
Unable to chmod /data/local/tools/loop: Operation not permitted
2274 KB/s (37273 bytes in 0.016s)
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Preparation is finished.
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Executing of the main script.
/system/bin/sh: /data/local/tools/runit.sh: cannot execute - Permission denied
remote object '/system/bin/su' does not exist
The file "su" isn't created!
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Not getting root!
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Error!
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Press any key.

Frustrated I put my head to the grindstone, got to work and have succeeded. The A100 running ICS 4.0.3 is now officially rooted. :good:

Here's how I got it to work. I did everything you told me Pio and had no success. I then read the whole damn thread and got really frustrated as none of the solutions were working for me.

I should make note that I am using Windows 8.

One thing sticking out was when I went to uninstall the drivers in the Device Manager the tablet was showing in 2 places. One was Other Mobile and it had the yellow sign with exclamation mark. This showed the tablet as an A500 no matter how many times I uninstalled it. The other was showing the A100 correctly under Portable Devices.

To make a long story short I went to the A500, right clicked, chose Properties, Driver, Update Driver, chose to pick my driver from the list and it had two choices. Since my .cmd box errors always stated the adb wasn't going through I grabbed sack and chose the Acer Composite ADB interface driver and voila it took!

I then went back to the A10x_A5xx root and double clicked the run-it win batch file. I double clicked because someone in the thread said that was the only way he could get it to work and at this point what did I have to lose? Well, it ran perfect, the tablet rebooted, I ran SuperUser (success), then Titanium Backup root (success), then Rom Toolbox Lite (success).

I would like to thank you for your assistance Pio. For those struggling with the issues I had hopefully my explanation is clear enough to assist you in overcoming it quickly.
 

BlueIce

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Dec 9, 2007
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I can't get root either, Tried old new methods.

Okay. Sorry for the delay in response, but I've been having a heck of a time getting this to work. I did run the bat file as admin and I got this fail notice:

Full root for A100 ICS. Simple method.
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Device connected. Preparation for executing of the main script.
mkdir failed for /data/local/tools, File exists
push: tools/su -> /data/local/tools/su
push: tools/runit.sh -> /data/local/tools/runit.sh
push: tools/mount.sh -> /data/local/tools/mount.sh
push: tools/mempodroid -> /data/local/tools/mempodroid
push: tools/getroot.sh -> /data/local/tools/getroot.sh
push: tools/delroot.sh -> /data/local/tools/delroot.sh
push: tools/busybox.sh -> /data/local/tools/busybox.sh
push: tools/busybox -> /data/local/tools/busybox
8 files pushed. 0 files skipped.
1299 KB/s (839527 bytes in 0.631s)
Unable to chmod /data/local/tools/loop: Operation not permitted
2274 KB/s (37273 bytes in 0.016s)
-
Preparation is finished.
-
Executing of the main script.
/system/bin/sh: /data/local/tools/runit.sh: cannot execute - Permission denied
remote object '/system/bin/su' does not exist
The file "su" isn't created!
-
Not getting root!
-
Error!
-
Press any key.

Frustrated I put my head to the grindstone, got to work and have succeeded. The A100 running ICS 4.0.3 is now officially rooted. :good:

Here's how I got it to work. I did everything you told me Pio and had no success. I then read the whole damn thread and got really frustrated as none of the solutions were working for me.

I should make note that I am using Windows 8.

One thing sticking out was when I went to uninstall the drivers in the Device Manager the tablet was showing in 2 places. One was Other Mobile and it had the yellow sign with exclamation mark. This showed the tablet as an A500 no matter how many times I uninstalled it. The other was showing the A100 correctly under Portable Devices.

To make a long story short I went to the A500, right clicked, chose Properties, Driver, Update Driver, chose to pick my driver from the list and it had two choices. Since my .cmd box errors always stated the adb wasn't going through I grabbed sack and chose the Acer Composite ADB interface driver and voila it took!

I then went back to the A10x_A5xx root and double clicked the run-it win batch file. I double clicked because someone in the thread said that was the only way he could get it to work and at this point what did I have to lose? Well, it ran perfect, the tablet rebooted, I ran SuperUser (success), then Titanium Backup root (success), then Rom Toolbox Lite (success).

I would like to thank you for your assistance Pio. For those struggling with the issues I had hopefully my explanation is clear enough to assist you in overcoming it quickly.

Any luck with this? I am using Win 7 64bit and get the results below.
I have tried and tried and tried again using my PC and laptop. did a system wipe, reload you just about name it. If anyone has any ideas I am all ears or eyes I should say.... Please advise..

Full root for A100, A500 and A510 ICS. Simple method.
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Device connected. Preparation for executing of the main script.
push: tools/su -> /data/local/tmp/su
push: tools/runit.sh -> /data/local/tmp/runit.sh
push: tools/mount.sh -> /data/local/tmp/mount.sh
push: tools/getroot.sh -> /data/local/tmp/getroot.sh
push: tools/delroot.sh -> /data/local/tmp/delroot.sh
push: tools/busybox.sh -> /data/local/tmp/busybox.sh
push: tools/busybox -> /data/local/tmp/busybox
7 files pushed. 0 files skipped.
1226 KB/s (803082 bytes in 0.639s)
Unable to chmod /data/local/tmp/mempodroid: No such file or directory
remote object '/data/local/tmp/mempodroid' does not exist
The file "mempodroid" isn't created!
-
Not getting root! :(
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Error!
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Press any key.
 
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das_webos_transformer

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Run as admin? Bootup some linux and run the tlscript as root and it whould work fine. That's how I did it.

Sent from my A100 using xda app-developers app
 

BlueIce

Member
Dec 9, 2007
17
5
Where I am
There's 2 versions, older and newer, try them both.

Tapatalked from my HTC DNA - Carbon

I have tried them both with different error messages, please see below.

**** With the newer ver I get the message below.****

Full root for A100, A500 and A510 ICS. Simple method.
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Device connected. Preparation for executing of the main script.
push: tools/su -> /data/local/tmp/su
push: tools/runit.sh -> /data/local/tmp/runit.sh
push: tools/mount.sh -> /data/local/tmp/mount.sh
push: tools/getroot.sh -> /data/local/tmp/getroot.sh
push: tools/delroot.sh -> /data/local/tmp/delroot.sh
push: tools/busybox.sh -> /data/local/tmp/busybox.sh
push: tools/busybox -> /data/local/tmp/busybox
7 files pushed. 0 files skipped.
1275 KB/s (803082 bytes in 0.615s)
Unable to chmod /data/local/tmp/mempodroid: No such file or directory
remote object '/data/local/tmp/mempodroid' does not exist
The file "mempodroid" isn't created!
-
Not getting root! :(
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Error!
-
Press any key.



**** With the older ver I get the message below. ****

Full root for A100 ICS. Simple method.
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Device connected. Preparation for executing of the main script.
mkdir failed for /data/local/tools, File exists
push: tools/su -> /data/local/tools/su
push: tools/runit.sh -> /data/local/tools/runit.sh
push: tools/mount.sh -> /data/local/tools/mount.sh
push: tools/getroot.sh -> /data/local/tools/getroot.sh
push: tools/delroot.sh -> /data/local/tools/delroot.sh
push: tools/busybox.sh -> /data/local/tools/busybox.sh
push: tools/busybox -> /data/local/tools/busybox
7 files pushed. 0 files skipped.
1119 KB/s (802254 bytes in 0.700s)
remote object '/data/local/tools/mempodroid' does not exist
The file "mempodroid" isn't created!
-
Not getting root! :(
-
Error!
-
Press any key.

Have they fixed the mempodroid exploit on the Acer A100?
 
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pio_masaki

Senior Member
May 7, 2012
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Surprise, Az
Both failing at the same point, I'll have to look at the script and see what it's doing then and see how to get around it. You may need to do the rest by hand in a root shell if it gets that far.
 

Koopa777

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May 18, 2012
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I'm on Windows 8.1 and can't see the device. I'm in Ubuntu 13.04 and I keep getting the 'mempodroid is not created' error. It sees the device in Ubuntu. Any advice?
 

Koopa777

Senior Member
May 18, 2012
764
326
Other then try both versions, not really.

Sent from my maguro using Tapatalk 2

The issue is I can't load the drivers on 8.1, so it never shows up in ADB. Microsoft explicitly blocks Windows 7 era drivers on 8.1, even with signature verification disabled. I am just going to install a Windows 7 partition tomorrow. I wanted to anyway for other reasons, now I have another one. :D

Sent from my Nexus 10 using Tapatalk 4
 
SuperSu.apk Vs. Superuser.apk

Has anyone had any luck using the newer supersu,apk instead of the superuser,apk "listed in the op"
I would prefer to use the supersu but have had zero luck getting it to work

if there is a way of doing so would someone please share the procedure used to make it work as i've tried everything i can think of and can never get past the update binary proccess "Always Fails"

Thanks in advance


EDIT::
After The supersu 1.69 update all is well
 
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lartomar2002

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Mar 24, 2011
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Full root for A10x and A5xx ICS. Simple method. I used this methad to root my wifes Acer Iconia A100 and to install CWM and running ICS. She brought to my attention that she keeps notifications gabout an OTA update. So I thought since I was not running a custom rom and was only rooted that I would have no problem d/l and installing the update. After trying to install the update from update.zip in sdcard it failed so I thought it might have something to do with signiture verification so I toggled and disabled the signiture verification and tried to install the update zip again and still no joy. I am at the end of my knowledge can anyone assist me?
 

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    Original article is published on this site and created by ZeroNull and vdsirotkin (4pda.ru).

    How to:
    1. The tablet should be already upgraded to stock ICS for A100/A101 (or stock ICS A500/A501/A510 for other tablets).
    2. Download this archive on the computer. Unpack it to any place.
    3, On a tablet: "Settings" -> "Applications" -> "Development" -> "USB debugging" switch on.
    4. Сonnect the tablet to the computer (Before connection it is recommended to update the driver for a tablet from here: A10x, A50x, A510).
    5. Open the directory with the unpacked archive. Execute file: for windows - runit-win.bat; for Linux - runit-linux.sh.
    The root is received!
    6. Now you will have to install the following programs:
    SuperUser APK
    Titanium Backup
    At first it is necessary to start the Superuser program, at least 1 time after receiving root. And only then programs that require root access.

    ATTENTION!
    Don't install Busybox! It is already installed and established! If you reinstall it, some programs will become unable to access root permissions!

    Change:
    The error of final check of receiving root is corrected (The messaging that "root" isn't received, though it was not so)
    Support of A510 of tablets is improved

    This method uses the 'mempodroid' exploit and some workings out by ZeroNull and vdsirotkin (4pda.ru).

    List of rooting versions:
    New - ICS_rooting_A10x_A5xx.zip
    Old - ICS_rooting.zip

    PS: I understand English rather badly, but I'll try to help, if it is necessary. :)
    PS2: Command "Mount ro/rw" for directory /system (partition) - works perfectly!
    PS3: This method does not work on the A511 tablets
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    This also works on the new Acer Iconia A510!!!!!

    Original article is published on this site and created by ZeroNull and vdsirotkin (4pda.ru).
    How to:
    1. The tablet should be already upgraded to ICS for A100.
    2. Download this archive on the computer. Unpack it to any place.
    3, On a tablet: "Settings" -> "Applications" -> "Development" -> "USB debugging" switch on.
    4. Сonnect the tablet to the computer.
    5. Open the directory with the unpacked archive. Execute file: for windows - runit-win.bat; for Linux - runit-linux.sh.
    The root is received!
    6. Now you will have to install the following programms:
    SuperUser APK
    Titanium Backup

    ATTENTION!
    Don't install Busybox! It is already installed and established! If you reinstall it, some programs will become unable to access root permissions!

    This method uses the 'mempodroid' exploit and some workings out by ZeroNull and vdsirotkin (4pda.ru).

    PS: I understand English rather badly, but I'll try to help, if it is necessary. :)
    PS2: Command "Mount ro/rw" for directory /system (partition) - works perfectly!

    Just so everyone knows, this root kit also works on the new Iconia A510.
    I just got my Acer Iconia A510 from Amazon this morning and decided to install the USB drivers and tried this rooting kit and low and behold I got full root access. :D:D:D:p:p:p

    Thanks ZeroNull!!!!
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    Always please!

    Not at all :D
    I was afraid that something was translated incorrectly. But now everything is all right! :)
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    We do have recoveries, CWM and TWRP, not sure what you are offering? Unless you mean a way to install them without unlocking, which is fine, but we lose use of recovery entirely that way. Or I'm just not understanding, in which case I apologize, I'm not trying to shoot you down or anything.

    Tapatalked from my Galaxy S II.

    Ah, right, that's what I was offering, sorry. No need for that then :)
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    is this a permanent root? or temporary? it give r/w permission on system folder?
    Permanent :)