Alternative Root Method for Final A501 ICS Build
It has come to my attention that for some reason ICS Root isn't working on the stock / OTA A501 ICS Build (this has occurred in two instances so far), despite the kernel version being 18.104.22.168+
This could be for two reasons:
1) ADB driver fails
2) Acer have done something to stop us
It is most likely #1 because the method is working fine for others, but this is here anyway for those that may find it useful for one reason or another. Please try ICS Root first, then try this, then ask for help
This will work on the A500 too for those with issues with ICS Root as an alternative root method (although I always recommend you try ICS Root first as it has the most functionality, is the simplest method and has rooted well over 1000 devices based on download stats).
0) Have your CPUID and/or SBK to hand, along with the A500 APX Flash Tool downloaded. If you have your CPUID but not your SBK, go generate it now with