Acer devices have many upsides, and that’s why they have had the success they have had in the market. Still, they don’t have all the upside in the world like any of the other flagships. We can add to the original success of the Acer Iconia A700 device by rooting it and opening the ports of the internal system. There are a few advantages to this: mainly, we get to install new root requiring apps that rely on having full system access to run. We may also choose to install a custom recovery, a custom ROM, mods, custom kernels, or any number of other tweaks like the Xposed Framework.

People enjoy customizing a device when they are bored and for fun; others enjoy making their devices better. Whatever your reason, here is what you need to root the Acer Iconia A700 device.

Acer Iconia A700

Files You Need

  1. Download the adb for Windows and set it up on your computer. You can use adb for Mac and Linux, but the commands from the command line will vary from the one’s in this guide. The alternatives: adb for Mac and adb for Linux.
  2. You must unlock the bootloader on your Acer Iconia A700 device before you can start with this guide.
  3. The following is intended for the Acer Iconia A700 device. make sure you have that same model number of the Iconia by pointing to the Menu > Settings > About Device > Model Number.

Installing CWM Recovery on the Acer Iconia A700

  1. Extract the ClockworkMod recovery file to the desktop of the computer.
  2. Copy the CWM Recovery file over to the same folder where you have adb and keep the folder open.
  3. From within that same folder, hold the Shift key and right-click the mouse where it shows you the white background.
  4. Choose to open a new command window here from the new menu. Now you will see a command prompt window on your computer; this is a new directory that is made for the adb and recovery image.
  5. Type the first command from the command prompt window: “runit.bat”.

Wait for a few minutes and you will see that your Iconia tablet is now rooted. Reboot the tablet before opening the Google Play Store and installing your root applications. You can cross BusyBox off the list of apps you might want to install — this root method already comes with BusyBox pre-installed.