Acer Iconia A500 gets leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROM

Daniel Bader

February 24, 2012 4:40pm


For those of you too impatient to wait until April for the official Android 4.0.3 update to the Acer Iconia A500, this is your lucky day. A leaked version which is supposed to be retail, or at least a Release Candidate, of Android 4.0.3 has leaked and the enterprising folks over at XDA-Developers have worked their various magics on it to become a flashable ROM.

Now, there be dragons ahead for those who don’t want to wait: going to this version wipes out root and overwrites the recovery, making it difficult to return to previous versions. The developers say it should be a few days to a week for them to sort out all the bootloader issues, but bookmark the page if you’re eager to give it a go. Apparently the ROM is also compatible with the 3G-enabled Rogers Acer Iconia A501 but you won’t have access to 3G when it’s loaded.

If you do decide to take the plunge ahead of time, please let us know how it works.

Source: XDA-Developers
Via: Pocketnow

  • SAM

    1st

  • Mike

    installing now. see how it goes!

  • Mike

    the leak rom worked flawlessly. no recovery or root tho, but im ok with that. Finally!

    • Dean

      Hey bro, is this in the category of rooting? As in void my warranty? I also see there’s no recovery – is that the function for ” restore to factory defautls. I’mma n00b at this stuff. Tnx

  • Joshua Richards

    Works great, I’m using taboonay, was using thor’s rom since january. Taboonay with ICS is really great though. Bap bap let me win some contests will ya.

  • Steve

    If you follow the instructions properly you will retain root access once you flash ICS. Make sure you are using the A500-specific clockworkmod recovery.

  • Peter B

    Chatted with Acer support today and they are realeasing Ice Cream Sandwich on April 19th. It will roll out over a period of 10 days from the 19th to the 29th. Can’t wait!