[ROOTED] Rooting An Acer Iconia A100

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eww245

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Downloades the zip.
Unzipped on /mnt/sdcard/su (into su i get the two folders META-INF and system).
Now I run the 1st step "adb shell /system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '\`mount -o remount,rw /system\`' and I get:
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5038 *
* daemon started successfuly *
error: device not found
$

T_T

It looks like adb is not setup correctly. Try this root script forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1472521 it works right from a terminal on the tablet.
 

onuris

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Downloades the zip.
Unzipped on /mnt/sdcard/su (into su i get the two folders META-INF and system).
Now I run the 1st step "adb shell /system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '\`mount -o remount,rw /system\`' and I get:
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5038 *
* daemon started successfuly *
error: device not found
$

T_T
Move them to /mnt/sdcard (now I get ...sdcard/META-INF/ and ...sdcard/system/) and I still have the same error.

:S
 

mapaz04

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Try this...

Move them to /mnt/sdcard (now I get ...sdcard/META-INF/ and ...sdcard/system/) and I still have the same error.

:S

Try this if you dont mind... You dont need a PC to do it... I hope its ok with abliss...

http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/android-tablets/149773-how-root-acer-a100-tablet-easy-1-2-3-jejeje.html

This should work, I did it with my A100 about 10x's to make sure the script worked correctly... Also, in it is available the newest SU update so you wont have to update anything... Just install... jejeje
 

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Try this if you dont mind... You dont need a PC to do it... I hope its ok with abliss...

http://forum.ppcgeeks.com/android-tablets/149773-how-root-acer-a100-tablet-easy-1-2-3-jejeje.html

This should work, I did it with my A100 about 10x's to make sure the script worked correctly... Also, in it is available the newest SU update so you wont have to update anything... Just install... jejeje



I created an account, tried several times to download zip on my tab and I keep getting a bad download. Can you upload a good zip?

Edit: Tried a different browser and it downloaded fine. Installed as directed, running stock HC, rebooted to see if su stuck and it did. Rooted my tab has never been faster haha. Thanks again for this method.


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    The A100 ships with acer/vg_gen2/vangogh:3.2/HTJ85B/1311401634:user/release-keys . Its copy of /system/bin/vold includes a fix for GingerBreak, so that exploit won't work.

    I also tried the iconiaroot-1.3.apk but it did not work either. Logcat says 'E/CMD_SERVER( 102): cmd_server: invalid argument !'. They apparently "fixed" the bug by scanning the input command for semicolons. But you can still use backticks to inject commands!

    So until sc2k releases a new iconiaroot-1.4.apk, this should work:

    Steps to get root (LINUX VERSION):
    0. put your favorite su binary in /mnt/sdcard/su
    1. adb shell /system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '\`mount -o remount,rw /system\`'
    2. adb shell /system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '\`cat /mnt/sdcard/su >/system/xbin/su\`'
    3. adb shell /system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '\`chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su\`'

    Steps to get root (WINDOWS VERSION, just the same minus the backslashes):
    0. put your favorite su binary in /mnt/sdcard/su
    1. adb shell /system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '`mount -o remount,rw /system`'
    2. adb shell /system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '`cat /mnt/sdcard/su >/system/xbin/su`'
    3. adb shell /system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '`chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su`'

    Note that this just gives you a working "su". Installing SuperUser.apk or whatever frontend you like is left as an exercise to the reader.
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    I've found the easiest way to get root is by doing the following:

    From your a100's browser download the copy of su below:

    http://downloads.androidsu.com/superuser/su-2.3.2-efgh-bin-signed.zip

    Next, use a file manager (like astra or similar) to extract the su file and copy it to the root of your external sdcard. (/mnt/sdcard)

    Install a terminal emulator from the market.

    Open the terminal emulator and copy / paste the following into it:

    /system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '`mount -o remount,rw /system`'

    /system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '`cat /mnt/sdcard/su >/system/xbin/su`'

    /system/bin/cmdclient ec_micswitch '`chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su`'

    ls /system/xbin/su

    If the last command says something about no such file, you've done something wrong. Check to see that the su file itself is in /mnt/sdcard (you can type this in the terminal emulator to check:

    ls /mnt/sdcard/su

    if that comes back no such file.. then you didn't copy the su file to the right place.

    If the last command shows /system/xbin/su then you're all set, install superuser.apk from the market. Install titanium backup and see if it prompts for superuser wheb you launch it. If that works install busybox.

    Hope this helps!

    The su copy commands are thanks to sc2k and sabliss also of XDA. Good luck!



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    First of all, I'm new to this community :)

    Second of all, I've asked Devs from other communities if they could lend us a hand and a couple of them have agreed. I will try working with them in an attempt to contribute something to this community. Just be patient, as it may take some time tho.

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    I picked up a $189 Acer Iconia A100 on Black Friday from Best Buy and wanted to root it moments after I got home with it. I found a site that offered the instructions with kudo's to XDA at the bottom of the article. I came here imediately and searched for the root procedure. I found some complex stuff using ADB which is fine (I used ADB to root my phone last year) but I wanted something a bit quicker and easier so Google brought me to: http://dcarico.com/articles/android-apps/1016-acer-iconia-a100-root-instructions.html

    I can confirm that I did this without ADB or a Laptop/desktop computer. He uses ES File Explorer and Android Terminal Emulator.
    Basically, you'll need to download the su.zip he provides in the article, unzip the su.zip into the /mnt/sdcard directory, copy and paste 3 lines into the Terminal Emulator and then you are good to go. I downloaded Superuser from the Android Market and installed and I also installed busybox, Titanium Backup, etc. I hope this helps any of you new Acer Iconia A100 users. :D

    ---------- Post added at 03:10 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:08 PM ----------

    How do I get the superuser binary onto the root of the internal sd card?

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    Download it to the device from whatever website you found it on and the use a file manager Like ES File Manager to extract the zip to the directory you want.
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    I will probably release a new version of iconiaroot tonight.