Update Acer Iconia Tab A500 to Jelly Bean via AOSP based Custom ROM

Day by day, List of devices which are getting Jelly bean (Android 4.1) via custom ROMs is becoming large. From the low end devices to high end devices, each & every phone has got the taste of latest Android 4.1. Thanks to the developers who have put their efforts to make this thing possible. One of the XDA Recognized Developer randomblame has compiled Jelly Bean from the AOSP sources & ported it to the Acer Iconia Tab A500 so that every Iconia Tab user can experience pure Jelly Bean interface & its features.

As of now, Jelly bean ROM is under development & hasn’t reached the stable stage yet therefore, it is expected to have several bugs which will be sorted out later on. According to developer, audio & Wi-Fi indicator are the two broken things present in the ROM for now. But for those who can’t wait for the stable release of Jelly bean ROM to come out, can install this preview of the same. Follow each every step mentioned in this article to update Acer Iconia tab A500 with Android 4.1.

Disclaimer : The Procedure described in this article are risky & can cause damage to your device. You should not try to attempt this if you are not aware of these things. Please follow this guide completely at your own risk. If any damage happened to your device while following this tutorial, we should not be held responsible for it.

Procedure to Update Acer Iconia Tab A500 to Android 4.1.1 (Jelly bean) :

  • In order to flash this ROM, you need to have custom recovery installed on your Acer Iconia Tab A500. Download Acer Recovery Installer from Play Store & install it on your device.
  • Download the Jelly bean ROM package from the official development page (link is given below) :

  1. AOSP based Jelly bean ROM for IConia Tab A500
  • After downloading ROM package, connect your tab to PC. Enable mass storage mode on it. Now copy the file to your tab’s internal SD card.
  • Disconnect it from computer. Boot in recovery mode on your tab. To do so, switch off the device completely. Press & hold Volume Up + Power Key together until recovery mode appears.
  • Select wipe data/factory reset & wipe cache partition to wipe all the data & caches.
  • Now Select “install zip from sdcard” followed by “choose zip from sdcard“. Select the ROM file from the location where you’ve transferred it earlier & select Yes to flash the ROM.
  • Wait for the ROM to get installed. After ROM gets successfully installed, your tab will land in the recovery mode again.
  • Select reboot system now to Restart the Tablet.

Congratulations ! You’ve successfully updated Acer Iconia Tab A500 to latest Android 4.1 Jelly bean via AOSP based custom ROM. Do let us know, how it is working for you. And in case if you got any problem while updating your tab, feel free to comment below, we’ll try our best to sort out the same.

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  1. Raj April 30, 2013

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