Finally there is some great news for Acer Iconia A500 tab owners as m-deejay has released Virtuous Galaxy Honeycomb Custom ROM for this device. It is quite interesting because this ROM is based on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb firmware and is set to make your under dog Iconia to be a “real” Android Icon. The kernel deployed is Unity V4 that can overclock up to 1.6 Ghz along with enabling PS3 / NTFS / HFS / HFS + and Realtek USB Ethernet.
The ROM comes packed with all new TouchWiz UX, optimized and enhanced Ext 4 performance, Integrated CPU Scaling scripts, 3G Modem and Nano Text Editor support. The ROM comes with BusyBox and other root essentials so that you won’t lose rooting privileges after flashing / installing it. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the hottest Android tablet available and transforming your Iconia to act like one will definitely beef up your tab experience. The only reported issue so far is camera’s resolution stuck on 3.2 MP which will be addressed soon by the developer in upcoming builds.
In order to install this ROM on your Acer Iconia A500 Android Tablet, you will need to have ClockworkMod Recovery installed along with root rights. You can download the ROM and then flash it normally through CWM recovery after making a Nandroid backup and doing a complete Wipe plus formatting /system partition. You can head to the official ROM thread posted here for complete instructions, downloads and support.
For your convenience, here is video tutorial on installing Virtuous Galaxy Version 1.0.3 ROM on your Acer Iconia A500 Tablet: