[Dev][EOL]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

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Re: [Dev]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

Postby chaosking121 » 05 Aug 2012, 22:46

obladi6703 wrote:
chaosking121 wrote:
obladi6703 wrote:Hey guys. I am planning on updating my a500 later this week. I have fallen far behind in updating to the latest ROM (wife and I had our first child a few months ago and I have had no spare time). I am currently running android version 4.0.3. Kernel version 2.6.36.4-thor-V3.9r15. CyanogenMod Version Tegraowners ICS ROM v96.

Now, I am pretty good at following directions, and I read the first post on this thread. However, since I am so far behind in upgrading, I would appreciate someone giving me step-by-step instructions. I am sure I probably need to update some other things besides just the ROM.

Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Well, you certainly have your work cut out for you.

The first thing you should do is flash the unlocked ICS bootloader v8. There's a thread on XDA with very detailed instructions and blackthund3r's tools make it so much easier. This step isn't required for thor's ics rom but it might be needed for his upcoming jb rom and is needed to make best use of other ics roms.

Next you gotta make SURE you update the recovery to 1.7.3 or the latest rom won't install. It should be as simple as flashing a zip in Cwm. You should be able to download it from the link in the OP.

Next do a full nandroid backup or a titanium backup and wipe everything in Cwm. Everything. Then just flash the v170 file and configure the aroma options as you please.

Finally, don't forget to download and flash the latest gapps. I think the latest version is April 28th or something. Link is in the OP.

That's it I guess, you should be fully updated after this! Good luck!

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Ran into some problems (what a shock). I am using blackthund3r's tools to try and figure out my SBK. However, every time I run the a500 manager and try to extract the serial number, I get the following error message: (/system/bin/sh: sed: not found/system/bin/sh: sed: not found/system/bin/sh: grep: not foundwrite: Broken pipe). From what I read, I think the a500 manager program will not work if the tablet has an older bootloader. My a500 is running bootloader version 3.01. So, I am not sure how to figure out the cpuid or the sbk. I may just go ahead and flash the new rom and worry about updating the bootloader later, if that would work??

thanks!



Don't think anyone replied to this and I've been ill for a few days so sorry :(

I got my CPUID from a Nandroid backup from CWM. I can't recall the exact file but search for the word backup on the XDA tutorial and you should get the exact file. As for the Serial Number.. I don't recall needing it but if I did I would have probably gotten it from the box.

Oh and I used Vache's SBK generator to get my SBK as I think it was the only method at the time.

Hope this helps!

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Re: [Dev]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

Postby ctenorman » 06 Aug 2012, 03:37

thasan10 wrote:[quote="ctenormany you should mention this, I just ordered an unlocked Huawei e270 which should do the job nicely on Rogers. Which network do you intend to use it on primarily? Make sure the bands for umts are right before ordering one.


@ctenorman I now have a E270 but cannot make a go of it with Bell (Have not tried Rogers). The green light keeps flashing but does not connect to the network. Have you had success?[/quote]

Actually I've not been home for a bit now, but when I get home I'll give it a run. However, to may not be for a few days, as I've switched my daily over to cm10 for jelly bean goodness. Back to Thor asap however!!
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Re: [Dev]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

Postby UMTYMPNERD » 06 Aug 2012, 06:08

Hi,

I just installed v170 over v169 but after I reboot it just shows the boot animation and it won't actually boot...someone please help!! :( I did a full wipe and then wiped cache/dalvik but it won't boot... :(
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Re: [Dev]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

Postby onlycash » 06 Aug 2012, 06:57

UMTYMPNERD wrote:Hi,

I just installed v170 over v169 but after I reboot it just shows the boot animation and it won't actually boot...someone please help!! :( I did a full wipe and then wiped cache/dalvik but it won't boot... :(



I would double check the downloaded file.

Next just reboot into recovery again and wipe again then reflash it again.
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Re: [Dev]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

Postby zyzeng713 » 06 Aug 2012, 07:43

hi thor,

i have just flash your v170.

It is all good except for the gravity sensor.

plz tell me what is the problem with my A500,thx!
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Re: [Dev]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

Postby micky387 » 06 Aug 2012, 11:01

Hello.
With v170, i can't download dropbox on google play ( not compatible) i'm alone or not ?
Thanks

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Re: [Dev]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

Postby redguardsoldier » 06 Aug 2012, 11:46

micky387 wrote:Hello.
With v170, i can't download dropbox on google play ( not compatible) i'm alone or not ?
Thanks

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Look like you're alone ;-). I have just double-checked, and play store show dropbox compatible with v170.
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Re: [Dev]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

Postby micky387 » 06 Aug 2012, 11:55

Thanks but impossible for me


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Re: [Dev]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

Postby meduza » 06 Aug 2012, 13:19

...so you do not have a backup from that app? You could tray to reinstall the app from backup... .
Onother idea will be to reinstall all data from CWM.

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Re: [Dev]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

Postby thor2002ro » 06 Aug 2012, 13:27

could be a country thing...
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Re: [Dev]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

Postby meduza » 06 Aug 2012, 13:38

@Thor,

how is the work on the USB and HDMI going? Does all look good?
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Re: [Dev]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

Postby rayraven » 06 Aug 2012, 13:40

@thor,

Anything on JB for us please :)
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Re: [Dev]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

Postby thor2002ro » 06 Aug 2012, 14:17

meduza wrote:@Thor,

how is the work on the USB and HDMI going? Does all look good?
m.


we are still working on it... hdmi audio doesn't work and audio hal is not switching to usb audio
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FW: Tegraowners JB ROM
Kernel: thor-kernel

Acer ICONIA A500 TAB WIFI Only
FW: Tegraowners JB-MR2 ROM
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Re: [Dev]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

Postby meduza » 06 Aug 2012, 14:32

O.k., I see!
Hang in there and good luck :-)

We are waiting (more or less) patiently ;-)

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Re: [Dev]A500/A501 ICS device building Part. 2

Postby Ultramag69 » 06 Aug 2012, 15:11

Mostly less.... I have a problem, maybe we should start flasher anonymous... :lol: :p
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