Friday, December 27, 2013

Root ACER S120 Liquid Metal

Acer Liquid Metal S120


Before you buy a new cell phone or new tablet, please try the following procedure to repair your device. First charge your battery, backup your important data if possible and in most cases take out SIM and SD card. It is impossible to recover your data after doing a hard reset, so online backup is always important. For all of your data, a backup should be done on an external device, hard drive, raid system or media. With or without insurance, if your cell phone lost, damaged or stolen at least your invaluable data is backed up in a safe place.

ACER S120 Liquid Metal hard reset

With the phone turned off, press and hold both VOLUME UP + VOLUME DOWN + POWER ON for 3-5 sec.
To hard reset Acer S120 Liquid MT Press Volume UP, THEN CAMERA KEY.  FOR CANCEL press Volume DOWN, then Camera key.
Acer S120 Liquid Metal hard reset

Performing a factory reset via settings

From the Home screen, press MENU, and then tap Settings.
Tap SD & phone storage > Factory data reset.
On the Factory data reset screen, tap Reset phone, and then tap Erase everything.
Acer s120 hard reset Liquid metal reset

1 comment:

Jonny Y said...

Root the Acer Liquid Metal
After some rumors about the specifications of the device, the Acer Liquid Metal finally debuted in October 2010. The device features a 800MHz processor and is backed by 512 MB of RAM, has a 5MP shooter on the back and is a budget-friendly device. If you’ve purchased this device and want to root it, obviously to install root-only apps, then you’re at the right place. We’re gonna show you how you can root your Acer Liquid Metal smartphone and let its full potential come-out, here you go:

I. Before You Begin:
1. This will void the warranty of your device. However, you can reinstate the warranty by unrooting your device if there’s any unrooting procedure available.

2. This works on Windows based PCs only.

II. Downloading Required Files:
1. Custom Recovery (Download link’s given in the first post, in step-8)

2. Superuser (Download link’s given in the first post, in last section)

III. Flashing a Custom Recovery on the Acer Liquid Metal:
1. Download and place both the files to your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the Custom Recovery archive over to your Desktop.

3. Turn ON the USB debugging function on your device by heading to Menu>>Settings>>Applications>>Development>>USB debugging.

4. Once enabled, connect your device to your PC via USB cable.

5. Double-click on the file named install_recovery.cmd available on your Desktop.

6. It should flash the recovery on your device.

7. Once the recovery’s been flashed, reboot your device.

Great! The custom recovery’s been successfully flashed on your device, now see how you can root your device:

IV. Rooting the Acer Liquid Metal:
1. Ensure your device’s connected to your PC.

2. Copy the Superuser file over to the root of your SD card.

3. Once the file has been copied, disconnect your device from your PC.

4. Turn OFF your device.

5. Now hold down the Volume UP+Focus+Power buttons together and your device should reboot into Recovery mode.

6. Select install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard.

7. Choose the Superuser file you copied earlier to your device for flashing.

8. It should flash the file on your device.

9. Once the file has been flashed, reboot your device.

10. And you’re rooted now!

Congrats! Your device has been rooted and you now have a working custom recovery up and running on your device. Go ahead and flash the custom ROMs of your choice on your device!

V. Flash a Custom ROM (Optional):
1. If you are ready to flash custom ROMs on your device, head to the How To Flash a Custom ROM on the Acer Liquid Metal to learn how to do that.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.