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Thread: CWM Recovery - Acer Iconia A500 *Instructions* 6/15/11

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    Cool CWM Recovery - Acer Iconia A500 *Instructions* 6/15/11

    Please Note - All information i can gathering is from the XDA Forums. I take no credit for any of this, i am just compiling information as it comes available for everyone here!

    All Thanks Goes To vache and sc2k From Android Forums & Windows Phone Discussion @ xda-developers

    *UPDATED*
    6/11/11 - Added Picture
    6/11/11 - Added Video
    6/12/11 - Updated Recovery .img file with changelog
    6/12/11 - Link to the process of flashing the Recovery
    6/15/11 - Added Instructions via adb, links to needed files




    The Acer A500 Now has Working Recovery!


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    *Instructions*

    INSTALL ITSMAGIC GUIDE (proceed at your own risk) Recommended is to follow original guide

    0. Please read the guide below to get your UID ( see How to get the USB serial number for more info)
    1. Extract the recovery.zip and copy the contents, recovery.img, to your a500. normally /data/local is a sure location to write it to.
    2. so copy using adb like this

    • adb push recovery.img /data/local
    • adb push itsmagic /data/local



    3. open adb shell
    4. execute commands

    • su -
    • chmod 755 /data/local/itsmagic
    • /data/local/itsmagic



    5. if the itsmagic works, you see the "done" information etc... BUT if its not working, don't do the commands below...try and figure out why its not working.
    6. IMPORTANT - if all is ok, continue with the commands to remove any chance of corrupting recovery.

    • mount -orw,remount /system
    • rm /system/etc/install-recovery.sh
      (this command can fail ie. not found (its ok if it does))
    • mount -oro,remount /system



    6a. Next these commands below will install the new recovery.

    • cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 >/data/local/oldrecovery.img
    • chmod 777 /data/local/oldrecovery.img
    • cat /data/local/recovery.img >/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
    • /data/local/itsmagic
    • sync


    Copy the /data/local/oldrecovery.img to your pc.
    Execute this command on your pc.

    • adb pull /data/local/oldrecovery.img oldrecovery.img

    *How to get the USB serial number*

    1. Connect Iconia to your PC
    2.a Linux
    call lsusb -v
    read the value of iSerial for Iconia
    2.b Windows
    - Open Device manager
    - Goto Properties of Android USB Devices->Acer Composite ADB Interface
    - Goto "Details" Tab
    - Select "Parent" from the property selection.
    - Read the value. It looks like this:
    USB\VID_0502&PID_3325\370014740c00594
    - The number after the last "/" is the UID.
    2.c Windows (alternative method)

    Download this tool:

    - Open the tool
    - Sort after VendorID
    - Check all devices with VendorID = 0502 and ProductID = 3325 . There is also a "Serial Number" column.

    RESTORE ORIGINAL RECOVERY or ClockWorkMod BACKUP you backed up previously. (proceed at your own risk)
    you have remember if any backup is restored using ClockworkMod, and root.img or recovery is restored (remember to deselect if not), you have to run itsmagic from shell. or you can brick your tablet.
    IMPORTANT NOTICE
    Warning about using ClockWorkMod to restore backups.
    As we don't have a solution, which restore root and recovery partition and runs "itsmagic", you can brick your tablet, if any CWM backup is restored that include root/recovery partitions.
    so before the restore , deselect root and recovery.. or when you backup, remove root/recovery from backup.


    1. with adb you can restore the "oldrecovery.img" like this

    • adb push oldrecovery.img /data/local
    • adb push itsmagic /data/local



    2. open adb shell
    3. execute commands

    • su -
    • chmod 755 /data/local/itsmagic
    • /data/local/itsmagic



    5. confirm itsmagic works.
    6 if all is ok, continue with the commands

    • cat /data/local/oldrecovery.img >/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
    • /data/local/itsmagic
    • sync
    *Backup all of your partitions on your iconia A500*

    Connect Iconia to your PC or open a terminal on your tablet. make sure you got a sdcard inserted to with at least 1GB free space
    if you are on stock rom, location of sdcard is /mnt/external_sd , if you are already on 3.1 its /data/Removable/MicroSD, put that into first step below, where i wrote you should.
    so execute the commands below, and you got a full backup of your device..Remember to execute the "itsmagic" command, if you restore this backup.

    BACKUP COMMANDS
    • export SDCARD=[YOUR SDCARD LOCATION] (ie. SDCARD=/mnt/external_sd)
    • cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 >$SDCARD/mybackup_mmcblk0p1
    • cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 >$SDCARD/mybackup_mmcblk0p2
    • cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p3 >$SDCARD/mybackup_mmcblk0p3
    • cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p5 >$SDCARD/mybackup_mmcblk0p5
    • cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p6 >$SDCARD/mybackup_mmcblk0p6
    • cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p7 >$SDCARD/mybackup_mmcblk0p7



    RESTORING FILES
    If you want to restore the files, open the CWM recovery you installed and log in with adb.
    make sure all partitions are unmounted. execute the commands in the adb here.
    make a copy of the "itsmagic" application to your sdcard location as well.

    RESTORE COMMANDS
    • mount /sdcard
    • export SDCARD=/sdcard
    • cat $SDCARD/mmcblk0p1 >/dev/block/mmcblk0p1
    • cat $SDCARD/mmcblk0p2 >/dev/block/mmcblk0p2
    • cat $SDCARD/mmcblk0p3 >/dev/block/mmcblk0p3
    • cat $SDCARD/mmcblk0p5 >/dev/block/mmcblk0p5
    • cat $SDCARD/mmcblk0p6 >/dev/block/mmcblk0p6
    • cat $SDCARD/mmcblk0p7 >/dev/block/mmcblk0p7
    • mount /system
    • copy $SDCARD/itsmagic /system/bin/
    • chmod 755 /system/bin/itsmagic
    • /system/bin/itsmagic


    *Files*
    ITSMAGIC - LINK TO XDA ON USING THE CLOCK WORK MOD!!!
    recovery.img
    recovery-v2
    itsmagic

    LET THE DEVELOPMENT BEGIN!!!!
    Last edited by bignasty407; 06-15-2011 at 09:27 PM. Reason: Adding info as gathered!
    -EQUIPMENT-
    Droid X 2 - Rooted. Awaiting Development.....
    Acer Iconia A500 - 3.1 Honeycomb - HoneyVillain 1.04 - Nastiest+ Theme, CWM Recovery, ITSMAGIC!!!
    Proud supporter of android.
    Acer Iconia A500 CWM Recovery - Updated


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    Awesome!

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    i know. if i could figure out how to push the files i would. so stoked.
    -EQUIPMENT-
    Droid X 2 - Rooted. Awaiting Development.....
    Acer Iconia A500 - 3.1 Honeycomb - HoneyVillain 1.04 - Nastiest+ Theme, CWM Recovery, ITSMAGIC!!!
    Proud supporter of android.
    Acer Iconia A500 CWM Recovery - Updated


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    updated the OP with a video of CWM running. and "itsmagic" script. cant wait for themes and roms!!!
    -EQUIPMENT-
    Droid X 2 - Rooted. Awaiting Development.....
    Acer Iconia A500 - 3.1 Honeycomb - HoneyVillain 1.04 - Nastiest+ Theme, CWM Recovery, ITSMAGIC!!!
    Proud supporter of android.
    Acer Iconia A500 CWM Recovery - Updated


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    All you guest join the forums and participate in our awesomeness!!!!
    Devilbetterrun likes this.
    -EQUIPMENT-
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    Acer Iconia A500 - 3.1 Honeycomb - HoneyVillain 1.04 - Nastiest+ Theme, CWM Recovery, ITSMAGIC!!!
    Proud supporter of android.
    Acer Iconia A500 CWM Recovery - Updated


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    Stoked is the word I am thinking of LoL

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    Originally Posted by sc2k

    Dexter got the tool yesterday. Waiting for his confirmation.

    To clarify :
    1. Some people already got this tool for testing.
    2. While CWR boots it is not yet functional and needs some work. Someone wants to help us with that?
    3. All I needed to write this tool was already there on Iconia.
    4. I will write some instructions how to backup your system and how to use this tool.
    5. I will publish the tool as soon as I wrote the instructions, probably today (GMT+2)
    6. This tool may really brick your device.
    -EQUIPMENT-
    Droid X 2 - Rooted. Awaiting Development.....
    Acer Iconia A500 - 3.1 Honeycomb - HoneyVillain 1.04 - Nastiest+ Theme, CWM Recovery, ITSMAGIC!!!
    Proud supporter of android.
    Acer Iconia A500 CWM Recovery - Updated


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    From twitter...

    @vachounet Running Honeycomb 3.1
    -EQUIPMENT-
    Droid X 2 - Rooted. Awaiting Development.....
    Acer Iconia A500 - 3.1 Honeycomb - HoneyVillain 1.04 - Nastiest+ Theme, CWM Recovery, ITSMAGIC!!!
    Proud supporter of android.
    Acer Iconia A500 CWM Recovery - Updated


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    Updated with a link to using the cwm recovery go go go!!!!
    -EQUIPMENT-
    Droid X 2 - Rooted. Awaiting Development.....
    Acer Iconia A500 - 3.1 Honeycomb - HoneyVillain 1.04 - Nastiest+ Theme, CWM Recovery, ITSMAGIC!!!
    Proud supporter of android.
    Acer Iconia A500 CWM Recovery - Updated


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    soon to come, a app that installs the recovery with itsmagic. will be posted as soon as its up!
    -EQUIPMENT-
    Droid X 2 - Rooted. Awaiting Development.....
    Acer Iconia A500 - 3.1 Honeycomb - HoneyVillain 1.04 - Nastiest+ Theme, CWM Recovery, ITSMAGIC!!!
    Proud supporter of android.
    Acer Iconia A500 CWM Recovery - Updated



 
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