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Tech News01 May 2011 05:24 am

I’ve been using the Touchdown app for the past week and it is working pretty well.  Its also possible to replace the stock Email application according to this post on the XDA forums: .  You need to root your system, then change the permissions for the /system/apps directory with a command that looks similar to:

mount -w -o remount /system

At which point you could rename your old Email files in /system/app and copy in from a USB drive the files attached to the above post.  Nice.

So at the end of the day, it looks like for whatever reason, Acer decided not to include native exchange connection for the A500 Email program.


One Response to “Update – adding Exchange to the Acer A500”

  1. on 04 May 2011 at 8:25 am jazacoop

    Thanks for this post! Just rooted A500 and replaced stock e-mail App as per the instructions on the xda thread and it works brilliantly!

    For those that need to root their device, this site is especially useful for instructions on rooting the A500

    Really couldn’t be simpler!

    Thanks again.