Acer has already promised that it will start upgrading its Acer Iconia Tab A500 and Iconia Tab A100 tablets to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS from mid-April. But, if you don’t like to wait, say thanks to a new leak. The folks at XDA Developers Forum has leaked the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS ROMs for both Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A100 devices
According to the reports, these leaked Android ICS ROMs are not in final stage. Although, most of the Android ICS features are working, the exclusive “Acer Ring” isn’t included in these builds yet.
You can download the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs for both the aforementioned Acer Iconia Tabs from the links provided here at below.
Acer Iconia Tab A100’s Android 4.0 ICS ROM (Mirror Link)
Acer Iconia Tab A500’s Android 4.0 ICS ROM (RA Version)
How To Install Android 4.0 ICS ROMs on Acer Iconia Tab A500/A100
Acer Iconia Tab A100
Follow the step-by-step instructions on how to flash the leaked Android 4.0 ICS ROM on Acer Iconia Tab A100 tablet.
# Download the ROM file from appropriate link provided above.
# Rename the downloaded ROM file to update.zip and move it to external SD card of the device.
# Turn off the device and reboot into recovery mode by pressing Volume Up + Power buttons together at the same time.
# It should begin flashing the update immediately.
# Follow the on-screen instructions.
# That’s it.
Acer Iconia Tab A500
# Download the RA version of the Android 4.0 ICS ROM from the above link.
# Rename it to update.zip and place it on your external SD card.
# Reboot into recovery mode by pressing Volume Up + Power buttons together.
# Wipe data/Factory reset.
# Wipe Dalvik.
# Install the update.zip file.
# Wait, up to several minutes, for your device to reboot
# Enjoy Android ICS goodies.
It’s worth noting that it is not recommended that rooted users flash these ROMs on your devices, as these will break root. For full details, head over to the source links.