Acer Iconia Tab A700

Acer Iconia Tab

model: A700

more info: A700-10k32

  • cpu: Nividia Tegra 3 - quad-core CPU,5th battery-saver core
  • flash: 32 GB
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • screen: 10.1 inch, 1920x1200 WUXGA LCD
  • rear camera: 5 MP with autofocus
  • front camera: 1 MP front camera
  • other: GPS
  • network: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
  • Bluetooth: 2.1+EDR
  • storage: microSD card slot
  • battery: rechargeable Li-polymer, 9800 mAh (36.26 Wh)
  • Dolby Mobile / Dolby Digital Plus / HDMI output
  • size: 260 x 175 x 10.95 mm
  • color: black




A700/A701 key combinations,

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History / work log

2021-08-15: I re-created this page on my self-hosted web server.

2018-06-20: apps - upgraded to EasySSHFS 0.4.5, MX Player 1.9.24, MX Player Codec (Tegra3) 1.9.19, Perfect Viewer, Perfect Viewer PDF & DJVU Plugin 1.7.2, Root Checker 6.2.9, SuperSU 2.82, VLC for Android 3.0.11, YouTube 13.03.58,

2016-10-26: apps - upgraded to ComicRack Free 1.80, EasySSHFS 0.3.9, ES File Explorer File Manager, Google Keyboard 4.1.23163.2622203 - new perms - Identity, photos/media/files, MX Player 1.7.40, MX Player Codec (Tegra3) 1.7.39, Perfect Viewer - new perms - Identity, Perfect Viewer PDF Plugin 1.6, Root Checker 5.9.7, SuperSU 2.78, VLC for Android 2.0.6, X-plore File Manager 3.88.10, YouTube 11.39.56,

2016-02-21: verified (via root checker) that root is properly installed.

2016-02-21: apps - installed Root Checker Basic 5.6.8,

2016-02-21: root the A700 by looking at the Easyroot 2.0 .bat file and doing it manually:

[tingo@localhost unroot]$ adb devices
List of devices attached 
22520261915 device

ok, start it.

[tingo@localhost unroot]$ adb reboot-bootloader
[tingo@localhost unroot]$ sudo fastboot flash boot root/boot.img
sending 'boot' (4384 KB)...
OKAY [  1.564s]
writing 'boot'...
OKAY [  1.499s]
finished. total time: 3.064s
[tingo@localhost unroot]$ sudo fastboot erase cache
******** Did you mean to fastboot format this partition?
erasing 'cache'...
OKAY [  0.510s]
finished. total time: 0.510s
[tingo@localhost unroot]$ sudo fastboot reboot

finished. total time: 0.075s

ok, next steps

[tingo@localhost unroot]$ adb devices
List of devices attached 
22520261915 device
[tingo@localhost unroot]$ adb remount
remount succeeded
[tingo@localhost unroot]$ adb push root/su /system/xbin/
1125 KB/s (91980 bytes in 0.079s)
[tingo@localhost unroot]$ adb push root/Superuser.apk /system/app/
1136 KB/s (1014291 bytes in 0.871s)
[tingo@localhost unroot]$ adb push root/busybox /system/xbin/
1231 KB/s (853044 bytes in 0.676s)
[tingo@localhost unroot]$ adb shell chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su
[tingo@localhost unroot]$ adb shell chmod 0755 /system/xbin/busybox
[tingo@localhost unroot]$ adb shell chmod 0644 /system/app/Superuser.apk
[tingo@localhost unroot]$ adb shell rm /system/etc/

install busybox

[tingo@localhost unroot]$ adb shell /system/xbin/busybox --install -s /system/xbin

reboot into bootloader

[tingo@localhost unroot]$ adb reboot-bootloader

flash recovery

[tingo@localhost unroot]$ sudo fastboot flash recovery root/recovery.img
[sudo] password for tingo: 
sending 'recovery' (5012 KB)...
OKAY [  1.303s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [  1.500s]
finished. total time: 2.804s
[tingo@localhost unroot]$ sudo fastboot erase cache
******** Did you mean to fastboot format this partition?
erasing 'cache'...
OKAY [  0.491s]
finished. total time: 0.491s

reboot normal

[tingo@localhost unroot]$ sudo fastboot reboot

finished. total time: 0.075s


2016-02-21: unlock the bootloader (using this guide): I'm using my Z30 laptop in Fedora 23

[tingo@localhost ~]$ adb reboot-bootloader

the A700 reboots and shows "Bootloader VJB-553b3d3: Starting Fastboot USB download protocol". check what devices we can see:

[tingo@localhost ~]$ fastboot devices
no permissions fastboot

needs root

[tingo@localhost ~]$ sudo fastboot devices
015d13ab88541613 fastboot

try unlock

[tingo@localhost ~]$ sudo fastboot oem unlock
OKAY [  9.944s]
finished. total time: 9.944s

then I had to use the volume down key to choose, and the volume up key to select, this took a few tries. the screen on the A700 shows "fastboot: Device unlocked!!!" reboot into bootlooader

[tingo@localhost ~]$ sudo fastboot reboot-bootloader
[sudo] password for tingo: 
rebooting into bootloader...
OKAY [  0.026s]
finished. total time: 0.076s

the screen on the A700 shows "Bootloader Version JB-653b3d3 (Unlock Mode)" reboot normal

[tingo@localhost ~]$ sudo fastboot reboot
[sudo] password for tingo: 

finished. total time: 0.075s


2014-06-21: no system update, the tablet still runs Android 4.1.1.

2013-04-10: the package from Multicom arrived.

2013-04-04: I ordered one Acer Portfolio case 10" Black (HP.BAG11.001) from Multicom for NOK 233.- plus shipping.

2013-03-23: another System Update was waiting (indicated by the little arrows up and down" icon on the lower right side of the screen. Image name: Acer_A700_AV051.RV09RC08_WW_GEN1, image size: 235.14 MB. So, download now, ok. Then install now. After it finished, another System Update. Image name: Acer_A700_AV051.RV16RC02_WW_GEN1, image size: 3.56 MB. Download and install. After the upgrade, the tablet runs Android 4.1.1, kernel version 3.1.10+ Image version Acer_AV051_A700_RV16RC02_WW_GEN1, build number Acer_AV051_A700_1.050.00_WW_GEN1, image P/N FM.S1MA0.040.

2013-03-23: So, it has Android 4.0.4, Kernel version, image version Acer_AV043_A700_RV23RC05_WW_GEN1, build number Acer_AV043_A700_1.061.00_WW_GEN1, Image P/N FM.STMA0.01T. Next I selected Norwegian keyboard. Lots. of upgrades, and a Google account. When I wanted to install some apps, the store was upgraded to Google Play. I installed ES File Explorer, MX Player 1.7.13,

2013-03-22: I didn't wait four hours. When powered on, there was an "acer" logo. Next, select language (English), and Country (it defaulted to Singapore, but I changed it). Then press "Start", and It was select network next. I selected my network, typed in password and connected. Next up was System Update. Image name: Acer_A700_AV043.RV23RC05_WW_GEN1, image size: 37.16 MB. Info: improves touch experience, resolves APK unexpected quit issue, supports multi-language voice input, provides new power options. I selected "Download now" and pressed "OK". While the image downloaded, I skipped Google account for now, set the time, and then the A700 announced that it was ready to install the update. I accepted, and it rebooted into recovery kernel and did the upgrade. Then it rebooted twice, before doing a "normal" boot. Then I got the "Android is upgrading" which optimizes applications (58 in all). Afterwards, I had to select language and country again, set date and time.

2013-03-22: the quick setup sheet says that the tablet should be charged for at least 4 hours before turning it on, and warns: "Please make sure your tablet is plugged into an AC power supply (wall outlet) before you turn it on for the first time. Do not power off your tablet during the startup / setup process". The non-std charger plug goes into the micro USB port at the bottom of the tablet.

2013-03-22: the A700 box contains:

- the A700 tablet
- a charger (model ADP-18TB A), which gives out 12V DC, 1.5A. Input is 100 - 240V AC, 0.6A, 50-60 Hz. The mains plug twists on. To take it off, 
  twist it 90 degrees counter-clockwise. The connector to the tablet looks non-standard to me.
- a micro usb to usb adapter
- a quick setup sheet
- a shrink-wrapped booklet "Product and safety information"

2013-03-22: I picked up the package at the local pick up point. It contained one Acer Iconia Tab A700 (32GB WiFi) "A700-10k32", and one Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard.

2013-03-21: there was an evening sale at Komplett, they had a package with an Acer Iconia Tab A700 + a bluetooth keyboard for NOK 2995.- so I bought one. Shipping (to my local pick up point) was NOK 59.-, a total of NOK 3054.-