Hey, I am new to these forums, and new to the whole rooting 'thing'. Not sure how many posts you get like these, everyone else seems to get an idea of what to do quicker than I am, hopefully I can get a bit of help.
I own an Asus Transformer TF101 with Dock (B70) on Android 4.0.3 build 188.8.131.52. The tablet is still useable, but sometimes it runs very sluggish, and there is occasionally battery drainage. I have been looking at so many threads/tutorials, different ROMs, methods of rooting, ect and I think I have made things worse, having so many options I can choose from, and not knowing where to start. It is however great to see how helpful everyone is here and on other similar forums for rooting support.
I have yet to root my tablet, as I am still hoping Asus has not just swept this tablet under the rug, and release an official Jelly Bean update to fix all my current issues. If there are no announcements or anything from asus over the next few weeks or so, then I guess I will have no choice but to root my tablet. I sure wont be throwing it aside and giving asus more of my money on a newer tablet just to get updates.
Before I start anything I want to be 100% sure of what I am doing, what I can do if things go wrong, and most importantly, how to get back to stock on my tf101. I do not have much luck when it comes to stuff like this from past experience (being impatient and rushing into things) :P, but in this case, I am in no rush so I can get it right first time, and follow tutorials/instructions.
I just need a bit of advice on the best options to go for, to make things as easy as possible. I am still trying to understand about the whole recovery/rooting thing, and if a ROM will work with 'x' or not. I don't even know if I am typing any sence, but basically I need to know what Root, rom, kernal?, recovery are compatible with each other and anything else that may be required.
Overall I just want better performance out of my tablet, and get away from the horrible laggy mess that it is at the moment. Once I know what I need, I can then read up on specific threads and focus on them tutorials, rather than every option out there not knowing if the next 'thing' I need is going to work with it or not.
If anyone could help me I would greatly appreciate your time. Unless the best way for me to do this is to just try it. If things dont look like they are going well, would ANY unrooting method work to get me back to stock, or would I have to use the original rooting method I used in the first place? Just I have seen so many different rooting tutorials all using different programs. Maybe Frederuco's Root Rom guide could be a good option?
Maybe from the way I have tried to word my situation above you think it may be best to leave rooting for now until I get a better understanding?
If there is anything I havnt made clear enough, or some information missing please ask!
(Sorry for using 'thing' so much, being new to rooting I have not fully gathered all the terminology yet :P)