Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Acer Iconia A500 [How-To]
After the release of Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, one hardworking developer over XDA immediately ported the Jelly Bean SDK port to the HTC One X and if you own Acer Iconia A500, we’ve got a good news for you, Jelly Bean SDK port is available for your Acer Iconia A500, thanks to XDA developer member randomblame.
Just follow the below guide to install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Acer Iconia A500 but first keep in mind that since this is SDK port, install just to taste Android 4.1, you can consider it a preview of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, some features don’t work like audio, wifi, and sdcard, you can’t mount SD card on computer.
Make sure the tablet is rooted with ClockworkMod recovery installed, also make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup to back apps.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or get damaged following this guide.
Install Jelly Bean on Acer Iconia A500
Step #1: Download the latest version of ROM from here to PC.
Step #2: Transfer the downloaded file to SD card of device and turn off the tablet.
Step #3: Reboot the device into recovery mode press the Volume Down & Power buttons together, and release Both Pls you see text at the top of the screen.
Step #4: In recovery mode, create a nandroid backup of your current ROM, it’s important because if anything not work out that you expect from this ROM, you’ll be able to easily revert back to your current state. To create backup select “Backup and Restore”, and then select “Backup” again.
Step #5: Perform full wipe, first select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen.
Step #6: Select “Install Zip from SD Card” then “Choose Zip from SD Card” and locate the downloaded file that you’ve transferred in above step and confirm installation. Wait till installation complete.
Step #7: Once the installation is completed, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, if you faced any issue, do comment below and you can also visit the original thread of XDA link given in first step.