Root Acer Iconia A1-830 ?

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jumio

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This is definitely not the hardest thing I've rooted, 'jussayin'.

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LOL ! :) I was actually meaning if someone tried to install Android 5.0 or 5.1 ( or higher) on rooted A1-830. I guess the whole purpose of putting the efforts into rooting a device is mostly to have access to ROMs which go beyond of where some of the devices are stuck after the producer/retailer stop pushing updates. For example A1-830 is stuck at the 4.4 on stock ROMs, my purpose of rooting it is :
1. - to get rid of annoying bloatware/apps installed by manufacturer, and
2. - to install ( if possible a higher version of Android.
 

ramiabouzahra

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LOL ! :) I was actually meaning if someone tried to install Android 5.0 or 5.1 ( or higher) on rooted A1-830. I guess the whole purpose of putting the efforts into rooting a device is mostly to have access to ROMs which go beyond of where some of the devices are stuck after the producer/retailer stop pushing updates. For example A1-830 is stuck at the 4.4 on stock ROMs, my purpose of rooting it is :
1. - to get rid of annoying bloatware/apps installed by manufacturer, and
2. - to install ( if possible a higher version of Android.

True, but since this thing has a locked bootloader, you can't install a custom os on your device, however, acer hasn't changed much of the look of the os from stock, so if your goal was to install something like cyanogenmod, just root it and install xposed, badabambadabing you're good to go.

If they did release an unlock for the bootloader, we'd have to create a device tree (kernel sources are available for 4.2.2 so we don't need to create that) which is a pain in the rectum. Trust me haha.
 
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bdias

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LOL ! :) I was actually meaning if someone tried to install Android 5.0 or 5.1 ( or higher) on rooted A1-830. I guess the whole purpose of putting the efforts into rooting a device is mostly to have access to ROMs which go beyond of where some of the devices are stuck after the producer/retailer stop pushing updates. For example A1-830 is stuck at the 4.4 on stock ROMs, my purpose of rooting it is :
1. - to get rid of annoying bloatware/apps installed by manufacturer, and
2. - to install ( if possible a higher version of Android.

Jumio.
As RAZER explained, apparently the bootloader is locked and you can't install a higher android version. Like you I had exactly the same thought process and expectations (I did similar thing with a Samsung S4 which I took from 4.4.2 to 6.0 and now running 7.1.1 super fast, no bloat with a complete stripped down version of google crap I don't need and recharge it in less than 10mins all amazing. Unfortunately Razer explained the bad news and the sheer disappointment for the Acer. Only good thing came out of that so far was to be able to fix the loose wifi antenna (another know issue with Acer) and now I get solid signal which was just a coincidence out of this rooting exercise.
Good luck !
 
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WerewolfGang

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Hello. Help me please! Tried variants with IntelAndroid-FBRL-07-24-2015.7z and myKIT_BATCHv1.1.x. Everywhere the tablet is defined, but it is loaded into Droidboot. There are no "install" items. There's only "reboot", "reboot Droidboot", "recovery" and "Power off". If you select "recovery", then standard recovery is loaded. Write the answer with short messages, please. Google-translator translates very crookedly =)
 

ramiabouzahra

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Hello. Help me please! Tried variants with IntelAndroid-FBRL-07-24-2015.7z and myKIT_BATCHv1.1.x. Everywhere the tablet is defined, but it is loaded into Droidboot. There are no "install" items. There's only "reboot", "reboot Droidboot", "recovery" and "Power off". If you select "recovery", then standard recovery is loaded. Write the answer with short messages, please. Google-translator translates very crookedly =)

Once you're in droidboot you have fastboot access and that's what it's supposed to say. In recovery you have those options but you can't flash anything besides stock rom. What is it that you're trying to do exactly?
 

WerewolfGang

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Once you're in droidboot you have fastboot access and that's what it's supposed to say. In recovery you have those options but you can't flash anything besides stock rom. What is it that you're trying to do exactly?

I want to get the root. I tried many applications for this. Both on the tablet and on the PC. Nothing works. Now I'm trying to install SuperSU through a temporary recovery
 

genterminl

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My problem is that with the A1-830 stuck on 4.4.2 there are lots of apps I'd love to run which just don't support that old android version, so I can't install them at all. Is there anything in xposed which might help with that?
 

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    and here you go sorry for the delay instructions are in the post myKIT_BATCHv1.1.2
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    Root Tutorial

    Ok, now that I've rooted my tablet, I thought it's time for a small tutorial.
    All credit goes to social-design-concepts for the script he built for our device.


    1) Download and install the ADB/Fastboot drives by following this tutorial : http://dottech.org/21534/how-to-install-adb-and-fastboot-on-your-windows-computer-for-use-with-your-android-phone/

    2) Download the myKIT_BATCH toolkit here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=51089990#post51089990 and follow the instructions

    3) Launch the toolkit follow the instructions. Be careful to read everything written. For rooting instructions, check this post : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=51089990#post51089990 (scroll down to see the instructions)

    4) Your tablet reboots to droidboot mode, and nothing happens. It's normal, because your PC doesn't recognize your tablet in droidboot mode.
    In the Start menu of your PC,type "device manager". It will show a yell triangle in front of a "Android device" line. Right-click on it, click "update the driver", then "let me pick" and check for the "Android Boot Interface" or "ADB Interface" on the list of all drivers available (second option of the screen).

    5) Windows will try to frighten you by saying that the driver is not built for your device etc. Click OK instead, it's the right thing to do if you want to root your device

    6) The myKit_BATCH will display a lot of lines of code once, reboot, the display a lot of lines of code again, then reboot for the last time.

    Your device is now rooted, go to the Play Store and install the "Root ckecker" app to check it out.


    I hope this little tutorial will help everyone who want to root their A1-830 tablet.
    Don't hesitate to ask social-design-concepts or myself for further details, and press the "thanks" button if this tutorial helped you !
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    Sorry for the delays everyone just have a couple of things left to do soon. . . .
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    Well i rooted mine.
    Thanks!

    how to fix:

    1) Tablet reboots to droidboot

    2) Open Device manager, yellow caution mark -> Update driver -> Browse my computer... -> Let me pick ... -> Android Device -> Android Bootloader Interface

    3) myKIT_BATCHv1.1.x runs a lot of code, and black screen, and again.

    4) Open Device manager, yellow caution mark -> Update driver -> Browse my computer... -> Let me pick ... -> Android Device -> Android Bootloader Interface

    5) Tablet reboots

    6) Rooted.
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    Original Dumps are up for Acer_AV052_A1-830_1.014.00_WW_GEN1 goto myKIT_BATCHV1.1.x the download is in post 2.

    the flash script i was putting together is not up yet so it is assumed you have knowledge of flashing images through fastboot.
    the only thing to note is do not extract <file name>.system.img.gz
    the .gz format is the correct format for flashing through fastboot on Intel Tablets.

    kitkat rootkit wont be up till tomorrow . . . Sorry . . .