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Acer Download Tool User Manual v3.

Production Team Date: 2012/05/29

1. Requirement
1.1 Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 1.2 Do not operate this program on virtual machine.

2. List of support model

2.1 PicassoV041 2.2 PicassoEV032, PicassoEV041, PicassoEV042 2.3 VanGoghV041 2.4 PicassoMV041 This series download is not supported by OS mode, please manually switch the device to download mode. 2.5 PicassoMF41, PicassoMF43 This series download is not supported by OS mode, please manually switch the device to download mode. 2.6 A9 (support flash logo.img) Enter fastboot mode to download images. 2.7 A21xV041, A21xV043 (PicassoE2, removed flexrom) This series download is not supported by OS mode, please manually switch the device to download mode.

3. Diagram
(a) Tablet Page Setting
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1. Program name and version. 9 2. Choose type for Tablet or Mobile Phone. 3. The selected Acer merge bin file 4. Adb and Boot-Recovery To identify the device. 5. Repartition User data will be erased when Repartition is selected. 6. Flash Bootloader.bin The Bootloader will be updated when Flash Bootloader.bin is selected. If Specific Bootloader.bin is selected, the chosen file will be updated to the device. If Merges Bootloader.bin is selected, the bootloader will be updated from the Merges file. 7. Connect SBK Server To be connected to the Server for SBK procedure. 8. Progress bar To indicate the download progress. 9. Debug message window 10. Start button

Operating Flow
a-1 There are two way to download bin file, OS mode and Boot-Recovery Mode. OS mode is recommended. BR mode can be executed when the device fails to boot-up on OS mode. a-2 OS mode : Be sure that the device is open and connected to PC before pressing start button. BR mode : Press the hot key ( RESET hole and power key ) wait for 3 seconds. a-3 OS mode : Turn on Debug moded of the device. Setting -> Applications -> USB debugging BR mode : Connet to PC after the device opened on BR mode. a-4 OS mode : The text of Adb will show as below:

BR mode : The text of Boot-Recovery will show as bellow:

a-5 Select the Acer merge bin file. a-6 Decide if Repartition is needed. a-7 Decide if bootloader download is needed or which bootloader to be downloaded. a-8 Press Start button and you will find the program running as below.

a-9 Program has been successfully downloaded. If download fail the error message will show on the Debug message window and the file will be saved in the LogFile folder.

(a) Phone Page Setting Step0. Choose Mobile Phone Page first. Step1. A9 Device Enter fastboot mode. (Volume up key + power on key) Device will show boot mode: fastboot on screen, and download tool will show 1 devices has been founded.

Step2. Folder Selection selected: [Note] about SETTING s Items: 1. Reboot Is Needed: selected if you want to reboot device after finish burn BIN files. 2. Merge Bin File: selected while you are burn BIN files. 3. Flash Bootloader Before BIN: selected if need to flash bootloader before flash bin files.

Step3. Click SELECT Step3.1 Choose your bin file folder Step3.2 Choose



Notice: download tool will according to your BIN file number order to burn images. such as: There are two bin files as following in bin file folder Acer_AV041_S500_RV07RB01_WW_GEN1_1.bin Acer_AV041_S500_RV07RB01_WW_GEN1_2.bin tool will burn _1.bin first then burn _2.bin

Step 4. Press START button, Image will start burn. As following figure Flash process is running! It may cost 5 minutes to burn depends on image size.

Step5. After Finishing Image burn will show following message: Flash Process Success! (as following figure)

[A9 Other Burn Image Way] Fastboot Flash Way

[Pre-Condition] Please make sure fastboot is set as environmental variable in your computer or place fastboot.exe in the folder where you execute this instruction. Step1. Open cmd in Windows , device enter fastboot mode. you can type following commend check device is detected by your computer fastboot devices Step2. Type following commend stat burn bin file: fastboot flash bin your_bin_file_name For example:
fastboot flash bin Acer_AV041_S500_D1202081_WW_GEN1_1.bin fastboot flash bin Acer_AV041_S500_D1202081_WW_GEN1_2.bin

Step3. After finishing burn bin files, need to type following commend reboot device. fastboot reboot [Important] Must burn _1.bin first then burn _2.bin, all bin files finished burn then you can reboot device.