Enable 1080p Video Recording On Acer Iconia A500 Honeycomb Tablet

It is pretty surprising that the Acer Iconia A500, being such a capable Honeycomb tablet, had more potential than Acer actually made it out to be. Did you know that the Iconia tablet’s camera is capable of recording videos at full HD 1080p. Well we said, capable, did not tell you it does. This is where XDA-Developers forum member m-deejay comes in and makes all of this possible. Thanks to him, you can now easily mod the Iconia’s camera and switch to recording videos at full HD resolution.

The mod comes in with 3 variants, because there’s always a probability that a higher bit rate might not work for all devices across the board. The three variants that the developer offers are as follows:

  • V1: High: 1920×1088 (V: 16mb/s A: AAC 44100 / 128kb/s) – Low: 1280×720 (V: 10mb/s A: AAC 44100 / 128kb/s).
  • V2: High: 1920×1088 (V: 14mb/s A: AAC 44100 / 128kb/s) – Low: 1280×720 (V: 12mb/s A: AAC 44100 / 128kb/s)
  • V3: File format: .mp4
    Rear: High: 1920×1088 (V: 16mb/s A: AAC 44100 / 128kb/s) – Low: 1280×720 (V: 16mb/s A: AAC 44100 / 128kb/s).
    Front: High: 1280×720 (V: 10mb/s A: AAC 44100 / 128kb/s).

So if you want to get the maximum out of your tablets camera and are willing to give this mod a go on, let us show you how you can do that.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. To begin, download the mod of your choice from the link above and extract it to find a file named media_profiles.xml.
  2. Copy the file to the root of your SD card and navigate to /system/etc and enable R/W access. (Access this directory through ES File Explorer or Root Explorer.)
  3. In /system/etc rename the file media_profiles.xml to media_profiles.xml.bak and note the permissions that were set for the file originally.
  4. Now copy the media_profiles.xml file in your SD card and paste it in /system/etc. Change the permissions for that file as were set for the original file.
  5. Once done, revert from R/W access to R/O.

Once the files are in place, try running the Camera app to see if the changes have taken place. For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.

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