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Easy Root for Iconia A100 on Ice Cream Sandwich

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Ah, how we love it when someone comes up with simple methods for rooting our Android devices, so we don’t have to put much effort into it ourselves. Those who updated their Acer Iconia Tab A100 to Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 can now root their tablet with a new and simple root method, instead of using the previous method we covered here, which was a little complex.

The new method still uses the older, more complex method under the hood, but automates it so you don’t need to do much except connect your A100 to the computer, run a file and sit back and relax as your device is rooted.

Read on to find out how you can root your Iconia A100 running on Ice Cream Sandwich.

Compatibility

This hack and the guide below is compatible only and only with the Acer Iconia Tab A100. It’s not compatible with any other device and may render an incompatible device unusable. Check your device model in Settings » About tablet.

Warning!

The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know exactly what you are doing. If any damage occurs to you or your device, including a bricked, non-functional device, we won’t be held liable. You have been forewarned!

Pre-installation Requirements

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  1. Acer Iconia A100 with Ice Cream Sandwich firmware.
  2. Important. USB Debugging enabled. Enable it from Settings » Applications » Development by checking the USB Debugging option (or Settings » Development options if you can’t find it in Applications » Development).
  3. USB drivers for the Iconia A100 installed. Get them from → here.

How to Root ICS Firmware on Iconia A100

  1. Download the root package.
    Download Link   |  Filename: ICS_rooting.zip
  2. Extract the ICS_rooting.zip file anywhere on your computer to obtain a folder named ICS_rooting.
  3. Connect your A100 to your computer (making sure USB Debugging is enabled beforehand as mentioned in Pre-Installation Requirements).
  4. Go to the ICS_rooting folder and double-click the runit-win file to start the rooting procedure (Linux users will need to execute the runit-linux.sh file).
  5. After the device is rooted, head over to the Android Market on your tablet to download Superuser, which will let you grant root access to applications. You can also get it → here.

There you have it. Sweet and simple, the above procedure lets you get root access on your Iconia Tab A100 running on Ice Cream Sandwich. Share your thoughts on how it works out for you, in the comments below.

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  • http://twitter.com/KaitlinLuksa Kaitlin Luksa

    This only works for the Iconia?

  • Rogue65

    This worked great.  I had problems at first…. ended up going in to the program files dir, rightclicking it, and giving all users full access…. then it worked fine.

    • David Maxey

      what was the problem at first? did you mean you had alter the user permissions on Linux?

  • Tim

    There aren’t any usb drivers for linux.

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