[ToolKit] Acer Iconia v0.9.4 ***New: Supporting Acer Liquid S1***

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nikagl

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Hi Nika, as I said, I ran the program initially. I got the completed root message on one line, but below that came an IOerror?

I left it a while to confirm it wasn't doing anything more and closed it down. I then rebooted, downloaded superuser which gave me an empty log file (no other options)! I also checked with rootchecker and it said I wasn't rooted.
I then tried the program again, this time after the root message, I got the full complete text saying it was successful and was now rooted. I closed the software on the PC, unplugged the USB cable and rebooted again. Rootchecker still said I wasn't rooted. I downloaded SuperSu and still no options were available, so it would appear the tab is definitely not rooted?
That's where I am at the moment.

Malk
EDIT: I meant to say that the phone appeared rooted when I got it, before I stupidly tried to change something in build.prop. After that, I was locked out of it, but managed to get it back working using Firediamond's 'cure'. I am happy that it is working perfectly again, but would like it rooted to swap apps to SD. I am quite sure the system image was the suggested rooted one when I went through the process in this thread!
Just downloaded Superuser again and still nothing?

Is it worth trying this root program again?

Malk
Hi again Nika, I have been going over this and over this again and I think I may have found one omission I may have made in the process?

Following Firediamond's nice tutorial I believe I may have booted the tablet into Android as normal after completion? I just noticed at the bottom that it states "boot into recovery" which I don't think I did? Would this affect the end results? If you think this is possible, I shall go through this process tonight again when I get home (correctly this time)!
I will update this thread with my results.

Malk
Still no further forward? I ran the unlocker from the pastebin url thanks to Firediamond. (This time there were fewer boxes checked though MBR, LOGO, ANDROID etc obviously from the different scatter file)????
I then ran the 'invalid partition' fix.
I then ran this tool using the suggested rooted image for my firmware and it said it was rooted.
Rebooted no problem.
RootChecker says 'Root access is not properly installed on this device' !
Superuser did ask me to give it permission though??? Which I did!
I am following everything as stated and still nowhere?
Malk

Hi Malk,

Sorry, I was away on holiday for a week so no time yet to respond. As stated in previous responses I will need to know what choices you made while doing the root process. So:

1. You start Ubuntu
2. You start .toolkit.py
3. You choose 3 for B1-A71
4. You choose 1 for Root
5. You choose 1 for Root from Scratch
6. You choose 2 for SuperSU
7. You choose Y for Make SDCard Writable
7. You choose Y for Doing it all at once
8. Then you see on screen of the Tab it runs the telnet daemon
9. You see R...O....O....T eventually
10. You reboot

After this you should have root access. If not, please let me know what you did differently in the above steps :)

I have a A1-810 and for some reason when I run this it just sits at the Modem Reset Delay? It puts 1234 and than sits on the screen and the program closes. Can you please assist? Its been on this screen for 10 min?

Any Ideas. I just want Root thats it.

---------- Post added at 08:11 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:04 PM ----------



I rebooted the tablet and now its sitting at RUN COMMAND.... Nothing happens. Blinking curser and nothing gets typed in. I have rooted many devices and this is just weird. should I try a different cable? Please advise

**EDIT** Can you repost the rooted system image for A1-810? It says its not longer found. I was able to get this going if I just wait. But it fails because I don't have the system image in the folder. I am pulling my own image from the device now but I do not know how thats going to work with out being pre rooted. Please advise.

It sounds like it's choosing the wrong buttons to press. Can you send me a screenshot of that screen? Also, what ROM version do you have? Which of the system images are you looking for? I don't think a repository exists for the img's uploaded by others, so I'm afraid you need to ask other owners to post their system img's whenever they root their device...

Hi all

Enyone that owns an ACER with 3G/WCDMA/2G support and can't root it or properly Unlock BL:

via adb or terminal emulator:

Code:
getprop

And give me the output (i'm working on something ...)

xeers

I can get you the build.prop from all of the SD update files of many acer devices. Let me know which ones you want (A1-811 with KK, S1 / S510 with KK, etc.).

Hi :)

Got a A3-A10 today (it is updated to 4.4.2) and want to root, i dl the Stock image from the first post (think it's the Kitkat prerooted one?)
and pulled my system image from the tab first, copied the downloaded image to the system_image folder and tried the root process (under W10),
i got this error:

2015/02/25 00:08:47: Don't touch the screen! I'm taking it over now ;)
2015/02/25 00:08:58: Removing old characters. This may take a minute or two!
2015/02/25 00:11:22: Checking, if telnet server is started. If the tool crashes now, try to start telnet server manually by clicking on 'Run'.
2015/02/25 00:11:22: Successfully started Telnet server on your Acer Iconia A1-810 / A3-A10 / B1-711 / B1-720 running KitKat.

2015/02/25 00:11:22: Checking firmware version.
985 KB/s (4039 bytes in 0.004s)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 1462, in <module>
File "<string>", line 165, in main
File "<string>", line 199, in menu
File "<string>", line 789, in root
File "<string>", line 1255, in check_firmware_version
IndexError: list index out of range

any tips?

thank you :)

EDIT (getprop result):

Code:
[ro.build.display.id]: [Acer_AV0K0_A3-A10_1.074.00_WW_GEN1]
[ro.build.pandora.id]: [Acer_AV0K0_A3-A10_RV05RC03_WW_GEN1]

In the code I see it checks whether you have KK or JB and only the JB was added to the check:
Code:
                elif "Acer_AV052_A3-A10_" in l:/
                    fw_version = l.split("Acer_AV052_A3-A10_")[1].split("_WW_GEN1")[0]

Just to make sure, what system.img did you select to upload to your device? Does a KK file exist and if it does, it should have RV05RC03 otherwise you may encounter bootloops. I can add a line in the code to fix the above issue but I really need to be sure of your selected system.img first :). From the first post I seem to see nobody has yet rooted from scratch and only a stock system image is available. Which means you need to either root from scratch using ubuntu, or check whether the thread from FireDiamond (nowadays Shreps) has an SPFT method for installing CWM and then rooting the device...

whether that is at the root A1-811 using acer toolkit could not be installed CWM recovery?
because root access A1-811 I became lost when installed CWM recovery
pls help me all the master's:crying::crying::crying::crying:

You should either use CWM methods, or use the Toolkit. Not both. The CWM method might have also changed your system.img if you chose a full ROM? Strange, because it should only touch secuoff, bootloader and recovery blocks. Or did you flash a full ROM for recovery? In that case it overwrites the system.img with the stock image...

I am running stock RV26RC03_PA_CUS1, Can I use your tool and use RV26RC06_PA_CUS1?

Can someone please point me in the right direction?

Which device?

Thanks for this tool, i have Rooted my Kitkat A3-A10 now with the other method (MTK / SPF Flash), anyways, thx :)

Very good. Make sure to let people know which thread you used and which steps you took :)
 

malkthealk

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Hi Nika, I was doing it from Windows 7 so had no option to root from scratch, I also had no SuperSu option on my menu's.

Has this been updated for Windows?

I am rooted now but used Kingoroot. Not too happy as I have read that it does add in some stuff it shouldn't?

I there is an update can I have a link to it, plus can I unroot this and do it the correct way?

BTW, I hope the holiday was good? :) Would love one myself.

Malk
 

nikagl

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Hi Nika, I was doing it from Windows 7 so had no option to root from scratch, I also had no SuperSu option on my menu's.

Has this been updated for Windows?

I am rooted now but used Kingoroot. Not too happy as I have read that it does add in some stuff it shouldn't?

I there is an update can I have a link to it, plus can I unroot this and do it the correct way?

BTW, I hope the holiday was good? :) Would love one myself.

Malk

Sorry Malk, no root from scratch on Windows. That will not be possible because it's not possible to mount system.img in Windows using command line. Not sure about Kingoroot - didn't work on the A1-811 for me... can;t help with that. I'm afraid the only way is to:
* root from scratch using ubuntu
* root using prerooted system.img from someone else that rooted the same version as you have from scratch
* look to see whether the Acer Iconia thread has a method to unlock your rom
 

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Little Guide what i have done: Make sure that you have Kitkat installed (latest updates)

I have installed W7 32Bit on another drive to make sure to get no trouble with the drivers
I don't used front USB Connections from PC, as suggested in the French Guide (used Back Ones)

Download the following files:

DL Drivers http://acer.shreps.fr/dls/storage/MTK_SP_Drivers_v1.4.rar
DL CWM & Base KK http://acer.shreps.fr/dl.php?v=CWM_...JhZ2UvQTMtQTEwL0NXTV82LjAuNS4wLUEzLUExMC5pbWc,
DL Flash Tool http://acer.shreps.fr/dl.php?v=SPFT-A3-A10.zip&l=ZGxzL3N0b3JhZ2UvQTMtQTEwL1NQRlQtQTMtQTEwLnppcA,,
DL Unsecure Boot KK http://acer.shreps.fr/dl.php?v=A3-A...TMtQTEwL0EzLUExMC11bnNlY3VyZS1LSy1ib290LmltZw,,
DL Unlock Pack http://acer.shreps.fr/dl.php?v=A3-A10-Unlock.zip&l=ZGxzL3N0b3JhZ2UvQTMtQTEwL0EzLUExMC1VbmxvY2suemlw

DL SuperSU and place the ZIP File on internal SD from your Tablet
http://download.chainfire.eu/452/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.02.zip

Make a directory (e.g. "Acer") and unpack all downloaded stuff to this directory (exept SuperSu)

Install the Drivers from the first downloaded Archive, do not plug the Tablet into USB,
Reboot your PC after Driver istall.

Turn the A3-A10 off, remove the Back Cover and disable the connection from the Battery Pack
(guide -> http://metalbeans.blogspot.de/2014/09/how-to-unbrick-fix-acer-iconia-a3-a10.html)

Now connected the A3-A10 to the PC and wait for the Driver detection in W7, make sure that the
Device Manager shows it Correct (Device MTxx Preloader)

If all is ok with the drivers unplug the USB Cable and load up the Flash_Tool.exe (as Admin)

To enable the "Write Memory" click on Window -> Write Memory

1. In the Download TAB Click on Scatter Loading and select: MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt
2. In the Tab (Write Memory) Select "EMMC" - Beginn Adresss: 0x0000000003D80000 - Container Lenght: 0x00002C00
3. Click Open Raw Data and select : secuoff.img from the 13-10 unlock pack / directory
4. Click on Write Memory and then Connect the Tablet with the USB Cable - If all is ok the Green Arrow Popup
appears (Download Ok)
5. Disconnect the Tablet from USB
6. In the Flash Tool Click the Download Tab

- Click the Preloader (select) and locate the file: preloader_unlocked.bin from the A3-A10 Unlock Directory
- Click Bootimg (select) and locate the file: A3-A10-unsecure-KK-boot.img
- Click Recovery (select) and locate the file: CWM_6.0.6.0-A3-A10.img

7. Click the Download Button

The Tool awaits the Tablet - Connect the Tablet with USB and Wait for the "Download" to Finish

Once again the Green Round Arrow (Download OK Message) should appear if everything is correct.

Remove the USB Cable from the Tablet, insatll the Battery Pack back + the Back Cover, Turn on the Tablet
with : Power & + Vol

If CWM is asking to disable the Standard Recovery answer with Yes, install SuperSU via CWM Zip install

Done
 

nichitandrei

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There is any way to root my Acer_AV0K0_A1-810_RV0HRC03_WW_GEN1?
I prefer to do that using Windows because my Ubuntu skills aren't that great.
I used the search button, but I couldn't find anything relevant:(
 

nikagl

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i can't download rooted image RV03RC08: system.img.gz from first page. Maybe that link have die.

who can help me with another link for that image?

Thanks!

More specific would be nice. Next time include which device and which exact link. For A1-810 there's two links. You probably mean the first. Why would you want to use such an old link/version?
 

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More specific would be nice. Next time include which device and which exact link. For A1-810 there's two links. You probably mean the first. Why would you want to use such an old link/version?
Earlier this week, I have to update my a1-810 to RV27RC03_WW_GEN1 by the zip file (the zip file in here).
After successfully installing the zip file, reboot .... my tablet is dead.
Acer Service Center concluded it was dead motherboard. They have to replace it.
Now I'm afraid to upgrade it again.
 

nikagl

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Earlier this week, I have to update my a1-810 to RV27RC03_WW_GEN1 by the zip file (the zip file in here).
After successfully installing the zip file, reboot .... my tablet is dead.
Acer Service Center concluded it was dead motherboard. They have to replace it.
Now I'm afraid to upgrade it again.

Have you tried fixing it with the procedure in this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/general/acer-ax-b1-t2875894

Find yourself the Firmwares for SPFT, download SPFT and flash the firmware. Find the guide here:
http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=4FYSSUk8

After this, try to unlock your tab using that thread and not using a recovery in this thread. This thread is for devices that cannot be rooted by unlocking and rooting using the other thread...
 

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My tablet is rooted and installed android 4.2.2. Do I need to the everything from the scratch to upgrade?

RV27RC03_WW_GEN1:
system.img.gz
stock system.img.gz
update.zip

If I follow the step does my tablet upgrade to which Android version ?

Acer A1 810
Image ver:
ACER_AV052_A1 810 RV27RCO3_WW GEN1

Build Version :

ACER AV052 A1 810 1.120.00 WW GEN1

Please help ?? :confused::confused:
 

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Hello, after applying bloatware remover, the playstore etc was deleted. Now i can't use nothing of google android.

what can i do?

Which bloatware remover?

The one mentioned on the frontpage, for B1-A71, only removed:
/system/app/AcerClockWidget-2.00.2020-104-20130320.apk
/system/app/AcerCloud_2.2.2.0010.apk
/system/app/AcerLoader.apk
/system/app/AcerLoader.odex
/system/app/AcerNidus.apk
/system/app/AcerRegistration2.apk
/system/app/AcerWeatherWidget-2.00.2023-104-20130320.apk
/system/app/AtciService.apk
/system/app/AtciService.odex
/system/app/Books.apk
/system/app/ChromeWithBrowser.apk
/system/app/Currents.apk
/system/app/Email.apk
/system/app/Email.odex
/system/app/GenieWidget.apk
/system/app/Magazines.apk
/system/app/MtkWorldClockWidget.apk
/system/app/MtkWorldClockWidget.odex
/system/app/TagGoogle.apk
/system/app/Talk.apk
/system/app/talkback.apk
/system/app/TopHDGames_Acer_Picasso_Widget_ML_TBFV_TS_103.apk
/system/app/VideoEditor.apk
/system/app/VideoEditor.odex
/system/app/Videos.apk
It doesn't removed the Play Store...
 
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    The Acer Iconia Toolkit is supporting following devices at the moment:
    • B1-A71
    • B1-710
    • B1-A710
    • B1-711
    • B1-720
    • A1-810
    • A1-811
    • A3-A10
    • Liquid S1

    Only use these methods if you are sure the device cannot be rooted using a custom recovery from the following thread:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/andr...ax-b1-t2875894

    Intel based devices will not be supported ever by this toolkit! Only Mediatek chips are supported!

    At the moment the following features are available:
    • Root from scratch (Unix only / recommended)
    • Root with prerooted Image (see Download links at the bottom)
    • Unroot
    • Swap External <-> Internal SD
    • Odex ROM
    • Pull system.img.gz off your device


    Download Acer Iconia Toolkit Latest Version

    Older Versions:



    Thank you goes to:



    Acer Iconia B1-A71:


    Unlock Bootloader
    CWM update, that removes bloat
    thx to FireDiamond

    Apply the "Invalid Partition Error" fix before rooting!!!
    To avoid unfixable bootloop, first apply this patch from Acer.
    Install the APK, start it, click on FixG1PMT (no feedback) and uninstall afterwards. Good luck!


    If you're rooting with prerooted system.img.gz here are the Downloads. Pick the one, fitting to the firmware installed on your tablet, otherwise you will get into bootloop!

    RV03RC05:
    Acer Firmware Update [mirror] [mirror + md5]

    RV04RC04:
    [system.img.gz] [mirror]

    RV05RC05:
    Acer Firmware Update [mirror1] [mirror2] [mirror3] [mirror4 + md5] [mirror5 + md5]
    [system.img.gz]

    RV02RC12:
    system.img.gz


    Acer Iconia B1-710 / B1-A710:


    Acer Iconia B1-711:

    RV01RC04_WW_GEN1:
    system.img.gz


    Acer Iconia B1-720:

    RV03RC01_WW_GEN1:
    system.img.gz (thx to Hayastan)

    RV07RC01_WW_GEN1:
    system.img.gz (thx to Hayastan)


    Acer Iconia A1-810:

    Acer Firmwares

    Modified XPosed Installer

    RV03RC08:
    system.img.gz

    RV18RC07_WW_GEN1:
    update.zip (about 4MB)
    system.img.gz with /system RW workaround (MD5 = 214db984aee42ef0c05d1cfa43d193c1) (needs extra config and SuperSU instead of Superuser) [torrent] (see this post also)

    RV21RC02_WW_GEN1:
    update.zip
    system.img.gz with /system RW workaround (needs extra config and SuperSU instead of Superuser) (see this post also)

    RV21RC03_TWN:
    system.img.gz with /system RW workaround (needs extra config and SuperSU instead of Superuser) (see this post also)

    RV27RC02_PA_CA:
    stock system.img.gz (rename to system.img.gz first!)
    system.img.gz (rename to system.img.gz first!)

    RV27RC03_WW_GEN1:
    system.img.gz
    stock system.img.gz
    update.zip

    RV18RC10_PA_CA:
    system.img.gz with /system RW workaround (needs extra config and SuperSU instead of Superuser) (see this post also)

    RV26RC06_PA_CUS1:
    system.img.gz

    Stock Images: (Workaround to unroot: Put the system.img.gz of your version into system_image and choose root option in toolkit)
    RV03RC08:
    system.img.gz

    RV18RC07:
    system.img.gz ( MD5=550ECDB192F5668264B11B1070F4B932 )


    How to root from scratch


    Acer Iconia A1-811:

    RV01RC11_WW_GEN1:
    Acer Firmware Update

    RV02RC20:
    system.img.gz rooted and stock (including xposed) (thx to konsolen!!)

    RV02RC22_TWN_GEN1:
    system.img.gz with /system RW workaround (needs extra config and SuperSU instead of Superuser) (see this post also)

    Unbrick:
    Stock Firmware RV01RC11 (copy on SD and flash from recovery)


    Acer Iconia A3-A10:

    A3-A10_RV05RC01_PA_CA:
    stock system image


    Your device not listed above?

    Help us getting your device to work with the toolkit.
    See this post how you can help.



    Common

    B1-A71 / B1-710 / B1-A710: Install this after rooting: Superuser App on Google Play Store
    A1-810 / A1-811 / B1-711: Install this after rooting: SuperSU App on Google Play Store
    Verify your root: Root Checker on Play Store


    FAQ

    Q: I'm stuck inside a bootloop after rooting!!!11
    A1: The system.img.gz you applied, wasn't suiting to the firmware version installed on your tablet. Download latest Acer firmware update ( !!! if available !!!), copy it on a micro sd card, plug it into your Iconia, go to recovery by holding Volume up and Power button while device is turned off. Then choose apply update from sd card.
    A2: If you cannot apply any Acer firmware, because you always get a partition error while installing, you should do a reboot after you get the error. A user reported that this made her/his device boot into Android again, showing the new version in settings -> info. Good luck
    A3: If your device is really bricked you could try bring it back to life. Here you find help: link1, link2, link3, link4 (many thanks to Gilly10, drmad and Hamza91)
    A4 (B1-A71, B1-710, B1-711 only): Unbrick
    A5: If the A1 - A4 didn't help. Send back the device to Acer. Tell them you tried to apply an update from sd card and ended up in this bootloop. Sending device back to Acer over UPS is free. Good luck!

    Q: Successfully rooted, but still no root after rebooting!
    A: Have you installed Superuser App from Google Play Store?
    (B1-A71 only)Q: Cannot update, always getting ERROR: - Invalid partition setting; 17: fat 238e8000:888e8000; Instalation aborted.
    A: Download "Invalid Partition Error" Patch.
    (B1-A71 only)Q: I applied update from RV05RC05 to RV05RC06 but still it shows RV05RC05.
    A: There is no RV05RC06. It is the RV05RC05. It got on Acers Download section with a RV05RC06 named zip file. But the content is 100% equal to RV05RC05.
    Q: Toolkit fails or crashes for any reason and I don't know what to do.
    A: Run it again with parameter -d, e.g.: toolkit.exe -d and post the entire output here.
    Q: Root from scratch on Linux doesn't work because of Error message: 'No such file or directory bin/posix/64/adb'
    A: sudo apt-get install ia32-libs libstdc++6 libgcc1 zlib1g libncurses5 libsdl1.2debian
    Q: Can i flash a custom recovery?
    A: No, because bootloader is locked. You would brick your tablet.
    Q: Are there Custom ROMs?
    A: No, see answer above.
    Q: Is my data wiped during root?
    A: No.
    Q: Do i lose root after factory reset or wipe date?
    A: No.
    Q: I get an error in Engineer mode entering telnet command.
    A: If Swiftkey is installed / enabled try settings Google AOSP Keyboard as default.
    Q: How can I start telnet server manually?
    A: Try this.



    What you can do with root:

    Apply Supercharger V6 by zeppelinrox and significally speed up your tablet! [My small How-To]
    Install Adaway, an ad-blocker for webbrowsers and apps containing ads.
    Install ROM Toolbox and customize boot screen and other funny things.
    Install Titanium Backup to Backup, Freeze, Uninstall any App and more.
    Install Datasync to sync app data like save states between rooted devices.


    What you can NOT do with root on these devices:

    Change DPI
    Flash Custom Recoveries
    Flash Custom ROMs



    Sources and Changelos @ github (thanks to nikagl)

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    Changelog:

    v0.9.4
    ======
    - Updated SuperSU to 2.46
    - Removed Xposed APK
    - Added Liquid S1 support!

    v0.9.3
    ======
    - Fix Xposed removal
    - Wait longer for MTKLogger to press settings
    - Add 811 and KK 810 and 811 to root from system.img

    v0.9.2
    ======
    - Removed Xposed till it works
    - Add global for allatonce

    v0.9.1

    ======
    Added option to enable write access to external sdcard
    Added comment for Xposed not working
    Removed su delete command in invalid section

    v0.9.0
    ======
    - A1-811: Kitkat Support
    - A1-xxx: Added proper su-binary
    - Added timestamps
    - Added descision for Superuser/Supersu
    - Added selection for Xposed **not working yet**
    - Added option to enable write access to external sdcard
    - Added selection to continue automatically (also import the system instead of waiting for enter)
    - Removed invalid quote and double exit command
    - Added forward delete of characters to make sure Run command is empty
    - Added some additional messages during the root process

    v0.8.5
    ======
    - A1-810: Fixed target directory for system image (no permissions for /cache directory since Kitkat)
    - A1-810: Fixed root from scratch for Kitkat versions (thanks to Just_Another_N00b)

    v0.8.4
    ======
    - A1-810: Fixed root for Android Kitkat >= 4.4.2
    - A1-810: Fixed abd devices id, changed sind Kitkat update

    v0.8.3
    ======
    - Fixed pulling system.img.gz from Windows

    v0.8.2
    ======
    - New: Supporting B1-720

    v0.8.1
    ======
    - A1-81x: Fixed missing read/write permissions for /system partition (thanks
    to twu2!)
    - All other devices: fixed missing path to su binary (thanks to arzakon.nn)

    v0.8.0
    ======
    - New: Pull system.img.gz from your tablet
    - New: Supporting A3-A10

    v0.7.8
    ======
    - fixed Swap Internal to External for A1 and B1-710

    v0.7.7
    ======
    - Supporting Swap Internal to External for A1 and B1-710
    - fixed bug in root from scratch: checking for /bin/su although it's not there


    Full Changelog inside the Download.
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    B1-A71 Unlocked bootloader + CWM

    FOR ALL B1-A71 USERS
    SOMETHING GREAT HAPPENED

    Unlocked bootloader + CWM
    11
    A1-810 4.4 WAS UNLOCKED
    Guide.

    Thanks to Acer A1-810 Devils: @Calingo, @vache, @Shreps, @swing4thefence, @FireDiamond.
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    Ok, got the tab. I'm setting every thing up (USB drivers, ADB, finding where USB damiliarebugging is etc). I fired-up the tool and went through some steps to get familiar with it, then a question popped in my head: The choices are "root" "unroot" etc so to "root from scratch" do i select "root"? Do i still move the prerooted image into the folder or not? I'm confused cause i seam to have read somewhere that the tool can read the image on the tab, fix it, then rewrite it back to the tab (i may be totally mistaken).

    Basically, what does "root from scratch" mean? is the same as "root" in the tool?

    Again, Thanks in advance.

    2013-12-05 UPDATE

    Since it's already version 0.8.1, user can finish root procedure and R/W Workaround automatically with the latest toolkit for A1-810, A1-811. My instructions for R/W Workaround may be no longer needed.

    Even there's a system.img.gz for your device, I still suggest you do root from scratch by yourself to prevent any problem.

    OK, let's get started

    Q:The choices are "root" "unroot" etc so to "root from scratch" do i select "root"?

    A:When you open toolkit.sh in linux, choose A1-810->root->There will be two choices, one is root from scratch, and the other one is root from prerooted system.img.gz. You should only move system.img.gz to the system_image folder if you have one, root from scratch does not require system.img.gz in system_image folder.

    Q:Basically, what does "root from scratch" mean? is the same as "root" in the tool?

    A:There are two ways to perform root in this toolkit. First is root from scratch, this will take files directly from your device and root it. After the toolkit puts an su into it, it will put the files back to your device so your tablet gets root permission(Of course you have to install supersu for sure). If it's root from prerooted system.img.gz, it means you use others system.img.gz made by root from scratch, which you can just download it for toolkit, and gets root permission by it.

    Can you give me your device's version information, so I can give you some help. You can find it in "about tablet". Seems like you are already using Linux. You can use the system.img.gz made by others if you have the same version on device. A prerooted system.img.gz will both work for windows and linux, follow the instructions below. Root from scratch only availiable for Linux, follow the For Linux section. I highly suggest you to read the R/W fix part first, so you can use most of the root required apps without problems.

    First of all, do you have the same version of system.img.gz in your device's "about tablet". If you do have the same version, download the system.img.gz and put it into the "system_image" folder. With the system.img.gz, you can easily root under windows.

    For Windows:
    First thing first, download the system.img.gz you need and put it into system_image folder.

    1.Download the latest toolkit then open the toolkit.exe

    2.Choose A1-810

    3.Choose Root

    4.Follow the toolkit's instructions and finish root

    5.Unplug till the root opertion is finished.

    If there's no same version of system.img.gz compare to your device, do the root under Linux. I myself used Lubuntu with Oracle VM VirtualBox.


    For Linux:
    1.Open a terminal

    2.Type "sudo su"

    3.Type "chmod 777 your toolkit.sh" Example: chmod 777 /root/toolkit.sh

    4.Type "your toolkit.sh" Example: /root/toolkit.sh

    5.Choose "A1-810"

    6.Choose "Root from scratch"(Or choose Root from prerooted system.img.gz if you have it. It's the same as Windows. Remember to put system.img.gz into system_image folder)

    7.Follow the toolkit's instructions and finish root

    8.Unplug till the root opertion is finished.

    The toolkit's version is now 0.7.6, and R/W Workaround feature is now fixed again. With 0.7.6, users don't have to apply R/W Fixes by themselves. Use 0.7.4 instead if users want to perform root safer. The followings were done with toolkit 0.7.4, lubuntu, A1-811. This will also work for A1-810(Thanks to treetop777)

    In order to make a system.img.gz with R/W fix, follow these instrutions

    You can only do the followings when you are performing root from scratch. If you're using root from prerooted system.img.gz, download the ones with R/W Workaround. If there's no system.img.gz for you, follow the instructions and make one by yourself.

    First of all, cancel the operation of the toolkit when it's copying system.img.gz back to your tablet. We don't have to finish the whole operation yet.

    Download the su.tgz https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bz5DDMjsS0KMdHpvbEk3Y1ZNVDA/edit?usp=sharing

    1.Open a terminal under Linux

    2.type "sudo su", you may have to type your password here.

    3.type "gzip -d your system.img.gz Example:gzip -d /root/toolkit/system.img.gz(if your system.img.gz is under /root/toolkit)", now you have your system.img

    4.type "mkdir /mnt/a1(mkdir means make a folder, so here it means I make a folder named a1 under /mnt)"

    5.type "mount -o loop your system.img /mnt/a1 Example: mount -o loop /root/toolkit/system.img /mnt/a1"

    6.Place the su.tgz under any folder (In this example I put my su.tgz under /root)

    7.back to terminal, and type "cd /mnt/a1; tar zxvf your su.tgz Example: cd /mnt/a1; tar zxvf /root/su.tgz"

    Edit, thanks to fREAST0
    7.5. type "chmod 6755 /mnt/a1/xbin/su; chmod 6755 /mnt/a1/bin/su"

    8.type "cd /root; umount /mnt/a1"

    9.type "gzip -9v your system.img Example: gzip -9v /root/toolkit/system.img", now you have your system.img.gz back.

    10.Congradulations, you have a system.img.gz with R/W Workaround now, put it back into /system_image and root from prerooted system.img.gz, finish the opertion and you device will be rooted.

    2013-10-23 Update

    If users are facing problems even if you have R/W Workaround, try to delete or rename the /system/bin/su to make the /system/xbin/su work. I'm not quite sure, but my root permission is working fine without /system/bin/su and I can update my su binary with supersu.
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