How to update Acer Iconia Tab A510 to Android 4.3 with CM10.2 Custom ROM

September 16, 20130 Comments

CyanogenMod team had recently released a new version of their custom ROM firmware CM10.2, the new platform being based on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS. The CM10.2 custom ROM can easily be applied on your Acer Iconia Tab A510. CM 10.2 update brings a lot of great features, improved capabilities, better look and feel to your Acer Iconia Tab. By installing the custom JB 4.3 Android OS on your tablet, you will be able to increase the speeds, upgrade the battery life, change the looks and improve the performances.

The guide below will help you update your Acer Iconia Tab A510 to Android 4.3 with CM 10.2 custom ROM. But before we begin the process, there are a few pre-requisites that you need to look into for completing the installation guide.

  • Backup all the data as the operation involved might result in loss of data and might need to recover all the data like the contacts and all. So, take a detailed backup of all your data. You can also make a NANDROID backup using either CWM or TWRP.
  • Then enable the USB debugging option on your phone by going to “Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging”.
  • Also make sure you have enough battery charge for the process to complete without any interruptions. Maintain about 60-70% of your battery.
  • As the update process will require that you root your device, you are bound to lose your warranty as the rooting process is unofficial. But you can always get back by flashing the stock Android firmware.
  • Also make sure that your phone has to on unlocked bootloader. Also you can use the CWM or TWRP Recovery for this tutorial.
  • Keep in mind that this guide is for advanced Android users for particularly Acer Iconia Tab A510 and we should not be blamed for any loss of data or in case you brick your device while trying to update it.

How to update Acer Iconia Tab A510 to Android 4.3 with CM10.2 Custom ROM

  1. First download CM 10.2 ROM from here and save it to your pc.
  2. Connect your Acer Iconia Tab to your pc and transfer the above downloaded file to your phone’s SD card and disconnect the device from pc.
  3. Now reboot your device into recovery mode .
  4. If you have not taken a NANDROID backup of the ROM, this is the time to do it. For CWM, select ‘backup and restore’ and confirm the backup.
  5. Then from recovery mode menu, select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvick cache”.
  6. Once done, from the main recovery mode menu, select “install from SD card” and choose the zip from SD card. Select and update the CM 10.2 zip file first and then flash the firmware.
  7. Once done, reboot your device by selecting “reboot system now” from Custom Recovery screen.
  8. There you go!! You now have CM 10.2 Custom ROM based on Jelly Bean 4.3 on your Acer Iconia Tab A510. You can now try and test all the new features that come up with this new CM 10.2 ROM. Just in case, you need to revert back to the old ROM you can always use the NANDROID backup to steer back to the old one.

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