ASUS’ Transformer Prime is, arguably, the hottest Android tablet in the market today and it has finally been rooted! Step-by-step guide available after the jump!
The news comes from Android Police – a blog dedicated to covering all things Android – in the form of an exclusive post in which they discuss the root method released by Justin Case and how to go about it.
While there isn’t custom recovery or custom ROM available yet for the Transformer Prime, you can use powerful root-only apps like Titanium Backup, ProxyDroid etc. once you’ve gained root access.
From Android Police:
Transformer Prime – two words that we’ve heard quite a bit over the last week or so. Root – a word that we hear on a daily basis in the world of Android. What do you get when you put the two together? Transformer Prime root. That’s right — the TP has been rooted by none other than our good buddy Justin Case.
DISCLAIMER: Redmond Pie will not be held responsible if you lose data or your device gets damaged in the following of this guide. Proceed at your own risk.
Step 1: Set up ADB on your PC. You can get started here [Android Developers].
Step 2: Download the following files:
Step 3: Enable USB debugging from Settings > Applications > Development.
Step 4: Using a USB cable, connect your Transformer Prime with your PC.
Step 5: Open up command prompt, navigate to ADB directory on your PC and type in the following commands, one after the other:
adb push nachoroot.bin /data/local/
adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/nachoroot.bin
adb shell /data/local/nachoroot.bin –stage1
Step 6: Wait for the device to boot. Once it has booted, use the following commands:
adb shell /data/local/nachoroot.bin –stage2
Step 7: Once again, wait for the device to boot, then type:
adb shell id
If the result isn’t 0, start over by going to Step 5. Follow the steps below ONLY AFTER the shell id shows 0.
Step 8: Now, use the following commands:
adb push su /system/xbin/su
adb shell chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
adb shell chmod 06755 /system/xbi/su
adb shell /data/local/nachoroot.bin –undo
Step 9: Your tablet will now boot normally. To complete the process, download and install SuperUser [Market Link] on your Transformer Prime.
If you followed the steps correctly, your Transformer Prime will now be rooted and you should be able to use root-only apps like Titanium Backup, ROM Manager, Market Enabler, BatteryCalibration etc.
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