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Reference to A500 frozen: Have pushed every button, reset, used usb keyboard, not rooted, factory Honeycomb 3.2, (stuck in update aparently?), missed pattern lock, went to Google sign-in-screen - now frozen there. Have gotten dead android, safe mode, different locked screen. A500 purchased new, out of warranty one month and froze. Not rooted, not tweaked, pristine condition, no kid/other person ever used it. At point of giving up. Decided to try one more time. This is what I found this morning: Black text (me); Green/red text (XDA); blue (n/a).
Found in XDA Developers. Got in touch with a 15 yr old who said "you have allot of reading to do" but aparently he didn't read my beggar plea in the entirety of the message because it is not possible to find the CPU ID in the A500 Tablet.
From XDA Developers: "This is a good way to bring an A500 back to full stock from just about any rom, custom or stock rooted. You need to already have CWM installed" the page is: "Iconia A500 General" (since addresses are not allowed, sorry).
In HUGE red letters warn: "Wipe? - back up in MULTIPLE locations"
Then: "reference to various factory ROMS"
XDA: "I have included post 20 from below. It is a guide for getting recovery back should something go wrong. What it will do is install CWM as well as the V8 bootloader. After that you can start all over or flash whatever you want.
I prefer to use Blackthund3rs APX Flash Tool. To get the apx tool google this. blackthund3r apx tool
Basically what you will do is get the tool, open it, choose bundle market, choose 17, use default bct, enter APX download mode, and flash the V8 bootloader with CWM.
The steps are... (Copied from (shown on page as described above)
What I want is step-by-step instructions how to "read" my A500 from the PC. Have installed the USB driver but can only see the A500 as a camera. Someone said "old is gold" but I'm feeling a little lead here. Thanks anyone . . . . smiles 4 miles v