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GUIDE: INSTALL TWRP RECOVERY ON ACER ICONIA TAB A500
Before you begin with guide instructions below, make sure your android device is adequately charged — at least 50% battery of the device.
STEP 0: CHECK DEVICE MODEL NO.
To make sure your device is eligible with this, you must first confirm its model no. in ‘About device’ option under Settings.Another way to confirm model no. is by looking for it on the packaging box of your device. It must be Iconia A500!
Please know that this page is meant only for Acer Iconia Tab A500. Please DO NOT try the procedures given here on any other Acer devices. You’ve been Warned!
STEP 1: BACKUP YOUR DEVICE
Back up important data and stuff before you start playing around here as there are chances you might lose your apps and app-data (app settings, game progress, etc.), and in rare case, files on the internal memory, too.
For help on Backup and Restore, check out our exclusive page on that linked right below.
STEP 2: INSTALL LATEST DRIVER
You must have proper and working driver installed on your windows computer to be able to successfully flash TWRP Recovery on your Acer Iconia Tab A500.
If you are not sure, follow the link below for a guide to install driver for your Acer Iconia Tab A500 on your computer.
STEP 3: UNLOCK BOOTLOADER
Skip this step if your device is already bootloader unlocked.
User must first unlock the bootloader on your Acer Iconia Tab A500 before proceeding with the guide below.
STEP 4: INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Download the file given below and transfer it to a separate folder on your phone and remember the location.
DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: openrecovery-twrp-126.96.36.199-picasso.img (5.23 MB)
ONE CLICK RECOVERY INSTALLER
DOWNLOAD LINK | File name: one-click-recovery-installer.zip (920 KB)
Important Note: Backup important files stored on internal SD card of your device, so that in case a situation arises requiring you to do a factory reset after flashing the kernel file, which might delete internal sd card too, your files will remain safe on PC.
- Prepare your phone:
- Enable developer options: Go to your phone’s Settings » select About phone » Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Build number” seven times to enable developer options.
- Enable USB Debugging: Open phone’s Settings » select Developer options » Tick the “USB debugging” check-box (under Debugging section).
- Connect your phone to PC with a USB cable and if a pop-up screen shows up on phone asking you to Allow USB debugging for the computer, make sure you tick the checkbox and tap OK.
- Extract the installer file one-click-recovery-installer.zip (using 7-zip free software, preferably). You’ll get the following files:
└ The only file that matters for you is one-click-recovery-installer.bat, you can ignore others (but DON’T delete any).
- [!Important] Make sure ot rename the openrecovery-twrp-188.8.131.52-picasso.img to recovery.img.
- Paste the recovery.img file to the folder where you extracted the files in the Step 3.
└ Both the one-click-recovery-installer.bat file and recovery.img file should be in the same folder along with all the other files we got in Step 3.
- Double-click/Run the ‘one-click-recovery-installer.bat’ file and follow the simple on-screen instructions like ‘Press any key to continue..’ to install TWRP recovery on your device.
└ Note: In case the script gets stuck on < waiting for device > (see image below) for more than a minute or so, then it means you don’t have proper drivers installed on your computer for your device. Follow the drivers installation guide provided above for troubleshooting driver and other connectivity issues.
- Once the TWRP recovery is flashed successfully, your device will automatically reboot into system.
That’s it, TWRP is successfully installed on your Acer Iconia Tab A500
It was easy to install TWRP recovery on your Acer Iconia Tab A500, right? Let us know how you plan to use the recovery on your Acer Iconia Tab A500.
Your suggestions and queries, if any, are most welcomed!