Anyone who has an Android device and likes to flash custom ROMs or kernels will need to install a custom recovery to have any of that. A custom recovery was built for one primary additional job that a stock recovery cannot handle: flashing zip files from the menu. It’s these zip files that usually contain the ROMs and kernels themselves. Thus, without your custom recovery, there isn’t usually any way one can install these things.
There are always a few different recoveries to install just like there are a few unique ways one can usually install these recoveries. Anyone who has rooted access and a compatible device should always check out the TWRP Manager application. While some may consider it cheating, the TWRP manager application cuts out all of the work and allows you to easily install a custom recovery on your device.
Files You Need
- You must have the Acer Iconia Tab A500 rooted before you can follow this guide and install a custom recovery on the device.
- Download the TWRP Manager application from the Google Play Store here.
Flashing TWRP Recovery on the Acer Iconia Tab A500
- Download the TWRP manager application from the Google Play Store and then tap to open the app once it’s finished downloading to your device.
- Tap on the “Device Name” from the main menu and scroll down the list until you can see the name of your device.
- Tap in the recovery version to install and choose one of the versions that best suits you. We Recommend installing the latest version unless there is a particular version you wanted.
- Tap on the ‘Install Recovery’ button at the bottom and your custom recovery will now be flashed in a few moments.
In conclusion, that’s how to install TWRP Recovery on the Acer Iconia Tab A500 device using an application from the Google Play Store. When you tap the button to install the recovery on your device, it will ask you to check that you are on the same partition that is listed below in the dialogue box. Do make sure your partition matches up with the one in the box or else you will risk bricking your device. Many people do not bother to check this partition and assume everything will be fine. However, you should not go down that same path unless you are an experienced Android user and making a calculated risk.