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    ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Rooting Guide

    The eee pad Transformer by ASUS has been the most successful tablet running Google’s Android Honeycomb (3.2) Operating System. Not only that it is a low cost device with a dual core processor but the performance of this tablet is better than any other Android tablet out there, also one of the reason for the tablet’s success is the Keyboard dock which comes with the device. The great thing is that this device is also doing great in the developing field, there are about 4 – 5 ROMs, kernels, themes, also a 3G USB dongle support is in development. This post will help you root your Transformer and also flash ClockworkMod recovery using which you will be able to flash the custom ROMs and other goodies.

    Note:

    Read the instructions more than once before performing the procedure
    You will VOID your WARRANTY by doing the procedure
    FoneArena is not responsible if your device gets bricked
    If you get stuck then ask for help in our comment section
    This procedure works only for Honeycomb 3.2 so if you are running on lower version update the device first.
    As of now, B80"s and some B70's are not rootable.

    Download:

    Download the following root kits according to the Build of your Transformer

    How to check the Build of your device:

    Go to settings -> About tablet
    In about tablet you will see “Build Number” in the list
    The build number will look like “WW_epad-8.X.X.X_2011xxxx”
    In the above example “WW” marks the build and you can download the root kits according to the build version.
    Also please do check the Firmware version before downloading the root kit as there are different firmwares in the same builds.

    WW

    Firmware version 8.6.5.7 . http://www.multiupload.com/USH2496S5P

    Firmware version 8.6.5.9 . http://www.multiupload.com/OMIZM2KUZG

    US


    Firmware version 8.6.5.9 http://www.multiupload.com/QGUFKZL9W0

    TW

    Firmware version 8.6.5.6 http://support.asus.com/download.asp...h4q7I8dvWJzhdV
    TB

    Firmware version 8.6.5.7 http://www.multiupload.com/BXN44WOVKP

    Firmware version 8.6.5.9 http://www.multiupload.com/ORUZ6A6LV8

    DE

    Firmware version 8.6.5.9 http://www.multiupload.com/JACAE84FRT

    Download ASUS sync software from here, just choose your Operating system and click on downbload.

    Download Android SDK for your O.S from http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_Pad/Eee_...F101/#download

    Procedure:

    Setting up ADB: (Skip this if you already have Android SDK installed)

    Download Android SDK and copy all it’s contents to C Drive inside Android SDK folder (Create the folder and then copy)
    Launch SDK manager inside the Android SDK folder, if it says that it cannot open because JDK is not installed then download JDK from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/ja...ads/index.html
    Once the JDK is downloaded and installed but still the SDK manager shows JDK does not exist then click back and and then next again.
    Once you manage to launch the SDK manager choose the option “Installed packages” and then click on update all packages. (It will take a long time to update the packages so be patient)
    While the packages are being updated go to the folder where you downloaded the ASUS sync software, install it and connect your Transformer so that the USB drivers will get installed.
    Now with the USB drivers being installed and the packages being updated fire up the cmd prompt (Windows 7: type cmd and press enter in search, windows XP: Start>Run>type cmd and press enter)
    now travel to the tools folder inside the Android SDK folder from cmd in this way: (Considering my AndroidSDK foldder is in C drive)

    cd\

    cd AndroidSDK\tools

    Now close the ASUS sync software, go to your transformer and enable USb debugging. (Settings>Application>Development>check USb debugging)
    Now connect your transformer to the PC
    Once it is connected to the PC go to the open cmd prompt and enter : “ADB devices” . (without “”)
    If it shows a sequence of numbers then your device has been recognized and now you can move forward or else you will have to install the drivers again.
    Or else install download and install the USB drivers from here
    All set now you have ADB access

    2. APX drivers:

    Turn off the transformer
    Connect your transformer to the PC using USB cable
    With the transformer connected and when it is booting press Volume up + Power button together till you hear a pop up on your PC showing new hardware found
    The screen of transformer will be blank
    Now open control panel and go to system then open hardware devices
    Now you will be able to find a yellow colored icon with APX written on it
    Right click on the option and click on update driver
    Now travel to the folder where you downloaded the root kit from above and select usbpcdriver from the list
    It will automatically get installed
    Now you can go and root your device

    3. Rooting:

    Switch off your transformer
    Connect your transformer to the PC and while it boots up press volume up and power button together and hold it until the screen turns completely black and the device is recognized in the PC.
    Now run the batchscript inside the rootkit folder
    Now you will see cmd prompt with various options
    Now press 1 and when it asks to select y/n press y and press enter
    After the process is done switch off your transformer by pressing power button and holding it (Do not close cmd prompt)
    Now go into APX mode again by connecting to the computer and pressing volume and power like before
    now from the open cmd prompt select option 4 by pressing 4 on your keyboard
    Let the process finish and now power off your device and let it boot normally (If it does not boot then power your device normally and let it boot to Honeycomb)
    With your device still connected to the PC and cmd prompt still open enable USB debugging (settings>Development>check USB debugging)
    Now go back to cmb prompt and select 7th option
    If everything goes well then move on
    Choose option 5
    After the process is done choose option 6
    Reboot your device after the both the processes are done
    All done your eee pad transformer now has root access and clockworkmod recovery
    You can check root access by downloading an application called terminal from android market
    Open the app, and type in su and press enter
    If it shows # in the next line then your device is successfully rooted!

    You can follow the original thread on XDA-Developers
    Last edited by Jeffrey; 09-18-2011 at 08:49 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey View Post

    TW

    Firmware version 8.6.5.6 Free File Hosting Made Simple - MediaFire
    This link is not working.

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    Seems like alot of work when you could just use NVFlash and with a couple clicks flash prime onto your TF and be rooted with CWM installed.

    But atlest this way is good for people who don't want a custom rom.

    Thanks for all the info if I don't use prime this well come in handy for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey View Post
    The eee pad Transformer by ASUS has been the most successful tablet running Google’s Android Honeycomb (3.2) Operating System. Not only that it is a low cost device with a dual core processor but the performance of this tablet is better than any other Android tablet out there, also one of the reason for the tablet’s success is the Keyboard dock which comes with the device. The great thing is that this device is also doing great in the developing field, there are about 4 – 5 ROMs, kernels, themes, also a 3G USB dongle support is in development. This post will help you root your Transformer and also flash ClockworkMod recovery using which you will be able to flash the custom ROMs and other goodies.

    Note:

    Read the instructions more than once before performing the procedure
    You will VOID your WARRANTY by doing the procedure
    FoneArena is not responsible if your device gets bricked
    If you get stuck then ask for help in our comment section
    This procedure works only for Honeycomb 3.2 so if you are running on lower version update the device first.
    As of now, B80"s and some B70's are not rootable.

    Download:

    Download the following root kits according to the Build of your Transformer

    How to check the Build of your device:

    Go to settings -> About tablet
    In about tablet you will see “Build Number” in the list
    The build number will look like “WW_epad-8.X.X.X_2011xxxx”
    In the above example “WW” marks the build and you can download the root kits according to the build version.
    Also please do check the Firmware version before downloading the root kit as there are different firmwares in the same builds.

    WW

    Firmware version 8.6.5.7 . Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

    Firmware version 8.6.5.9 . Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

    US


    Firmware version 8.6.5.9 Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

    TW

    Firmware version 8.6.5.6 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download Eee Pad Transformer TF101
    TB

    Firmware version 8.6.5.7 Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

    Firmware version 8.6.5.9 Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

    DE

    Firmware version 8.6.5.9 Multiupload.com - upload your files to multiple file hosting sites!

    Download ASUS sync software from here, just choose your Operating system and click on downbload.

    Download Android SDK for your O.S from ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Eee- ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101

    Procedure:

    Setting up ADB: (Skip this if you already have Android SDK installed)

    Download Android SDK and copy all it’s contents to C Drive inside Android SDK folder (Create the folder and then copy)
    Launch SDK manager inside the Android SDK folder, if it says that it cannot open because JDK is not installed then download JDK from Java SE Downloads
    Once the JDK is downloaded and installed but still the SDK manager shows JDK does not exist then click back and and then next again.
    Once you manage to launch the SDK manager choose the option “Installed packages” and then click on update all packages. (It will take a long time to update the packages so be patient)
    While the packages are being updated go to the folder where you downloaded the ASUS sync software, install it and connect your Transformer so that the USB drivers will get installed.
    Now with the USB drivers being installed and the packages being updated fire up the cmd prompt (Windows 7: type cmd and press enter in search, windows XP: Start>Run>type cmd and press enter)
    now travel to the tools folder inside the Android SDK folder from cmd in this way: (Considering my AndroidSDK foldder is in C drive)

    cd\

    cd AndroidSDK\tools

    Now close the ASUS sync software, go to your transformer and enable USb debugging. (Settings>Application>Development>check USb debugging)
    Now connect your transformer to the PC
    Once it is connected to the PC go to the open cmd prompt and enter : “ADB devices” . (without “”)
    If it shows a sequence of numbers then your device has been recognized and now you can move forward or else you will have to install the drivers again.
    Or else install download and install the USB drivers from here
    All set now you have ADB access

    2. APX drivers:

    Turn off the transformer
    Connect your transformer to the PC using USB cable
    With the transformer connected and when it is booting press Volume up + Power button together till you hear a pop up on your PC showing new hardware found
    The screen of transformer will be blank
    Now open control panel and go to system then open hardware devices
    Now you will be able to find a yellow colored icon with APX written on it
    Right click on the option and click on update driver
    Now travel to the folder where you downloaded the root kit from above and select usbpcdriver from the list
    It will automatically get installed
    Now you can go and root your device

    3. Rooting:

    Switch off your transformer
    Connect your transformer to the PC and while it boots up press volume up and power button together and hold it until the screen turns completely black and the device is recognized in the PC.
    Now run the batchscript inside the rootkit folder
    Now you will see cmd prompt with various options
    Now press 1 and when it asks to select y/n press y and press enter
    After the process is done switch off your transformer by pressing power button and holding it (Do not close cmd prompt)
    Now go into APX mode again by connecting to the computer and pressing volume and power like before
    now from the open cmd prompt select option 4 by pressing 4 on your keyboard
    Let the process finish and now power off your device and let it boot normally (If it does not boot then power your device normally and let it boot to Honeycomb)
    With your device still connected to the PC and cmd prompt still open enable USB debugging (settings>Development>check USB debugging)
    Now go back to cmb prompt and select 7th option
    If everything goes well then move on
    Choose option 5
    After the process is done choose option 6
    Reboot your device after the both the processes are done
    All done your eee pad transformer now has root access and clockworkmod recovery
    You can check root access by downloading an application called terminal from android market
    Open the app, and type in su and press enter
    If it shows # in the next line then your device is successfully rooted!

    You can follow the original thread on XDA-Developers
    hi i have US_epad-8.6.5.6-20110726 do i download the (US Firmware version 8.6.5.9) or the (TW Firmware version 8.6.5.6)

    not sure if i should stick to the US or go to the 8.6.5.6 as there is no US 8.6.5.6

    any help gratefully received

    i have to admit i am not sure what i am doing,
    any chance of explaining what each step does for us dumb ones then we may learn something and not stumble around in the dark

    regards Paul
    ASUS Transformer 32 with keyboard dock extra 64 Gb mem android 3.2
    custom built PC dual boot running Win 7 64 bit/ linux 64 + 24" touch screen
    17" asus laptop Win XP
    Apad 10" android 2.1

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    This guide was too over the top for me I install Asus suite from the eee website for Win7 64bit you pick what ever one for your OS, it gives you all the drivers and such then follow this guide

    Brk's ASUS Transformer Root ToolKit V7 universal!!! v6 WW,US,TW,TB,DE(8.6.5.x) - xda-developers

    I was rooted in less then 5 minutes and it was very simple to follow once I installed the software above....hope it helps anyone who wants a super fast root without alot of thinking

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    3G USB Dongle Support? So u r saying one must ROOT der Transformer for dis or will the official ASUS software update is in development? 3G dongle support on TF101 would be great though...

    Sent from my Transformer TF101 using Tapatalk
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    sweet

    ive been looking for how to do this... thanks!
    -- DrJam --
    == Transformer 32GB, Samsung Gal S2 ==
    == got me a shiney MacBookPro 13" ==
    == 3Kw Solar and half a working brain ==

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    What are the pros and cons for rooting the Eee pad ?

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    Does anyone have any suggestions or know how to root from a mac? All instructions I have seen are always windows vista or windows 7 based.

 

 
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