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    Default How-To: root the Asus Transformer Prime

    You know what's really cool? When people who review Android devices are also Android nerds. Prime is rootable, and it's just as easy as the OG transformer. Check it:

    Download Razorclaw v1. I've attached it below, in case newer versions don't work.

    Allow the installation of unknown sources.

    Install the Razorclaw app and run it.

    Now enjoy the most kick-*** mobile hardware on the planet, the most customizable OS, and root all at the same time. Try not to let your head explode.

    Big thanks to:
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    from Androidroot.mobi, and to Phil for having the balls to try rooting review unit loaners
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    Hate you right now. Expect a review soon.
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    Default Re: How-To: root the Asus Transformer Prime

    Thats great news! Forgive the newbi here, but how do I unroot, or go back to factory default settings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by biggunn0069 View Post
    Thats great news! Forgive the newbi here, but how do I unroot, or go back to factory default settings?
    Remounting system as rewritable (try Remount by Stericson in the Market), then delete /system/xbin/su and /system/app/Superuser.apk, and rebooting. Since you can't remount as read-only, given you deleted su, the reboot will remount for you. Uninstall any updates to Superuser you may have installed.
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    Default Re: How-To: root the Asus Transformer Prime

    Another Newbi question...so do we download that straight to the TP or do we download it to our computer and then transfer it to the TP from there...sorry, 100% totally new to this and dont want to brick my TP the 1st time I use it!

    TIA for your help/support!
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    Default Re: How-To: root the Asus Transformer Prime

    Awesome

    Phil, I'll send you a PM for some more digging, if you don't mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josheee12 View Post
    Remounting system as rewritable (try Remount by Stericson in the Market), then delete /system/xbin/su and /system/app/Superuser.apk, and rebooting. Since you can't remount as read-only, given you deleted su, the reboot will remount for you. Uninstall any updates to Superuser you may have installed.
    Thanks Josh!!! That is alot of help to us newbe's! There are all kinds of info on how to root, but its almost impossible to find info on how to undo it. Heres my next question. What is the down side of rooting my TP? Can I still get all my factory updates? Can I still upgrade to icecream sandwhich later?
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    Default Re: How-To: root the Asus Transformer Prime

    Can you install APK files from any source without rooting it first?
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    Not working on my prime.. Any ideas? Error 256

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptah View Post
    Not working on my prime.. Any ideas? Error 256

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk
    Same here... anyone get this to work with units that just shipped?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptah View Post
    Not working on my prime.. Any ideas? Error 256

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk

    Same as well
    Last edited by King John; 12-23-2011 at 08:24 PM.
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    Another failure here. Same error.
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    Default Re: How-To: root the Asus Transformer Prime

    Did you take the OTA update?
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    Default Re: How-To: root the Asus Transformer Prime

    Fails
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    I had the error 256 but I fixed it. Error 256 is caused by the Asus TP OTA. Do a factory reset then and you will be fine. I did and it fixed my error 256.
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    Default Re: How-To: root the Asus Transformer Prime

    ok a dumb question...but why root it? And I have a bunch of apk games that wont work...any ideas? Sorry -got my prime yesterday and have 30 books on it now and 3000 songs but trying to get games to work as well.....
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    Default Re: How-To: root the Asus Transformer Prime

    Allows you to do things that require root access (that might be obvious to you, sorry if it is)

    - Big thing to me is PS3 Bluetooth Controller support. Unfortunately with ICS coming so soon I figure I will wait till that comes to mess with rooting
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    ok yep not obvious--what does require root access or is that like asking why the sun shines? is the answer limitless? thanks
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    Default Re: How-To: root the Asus Transformer Prime

    Root access on an Android Device is similar to being an Administrator user in Windows. A regular user does not have access to run certain files, programs, etc. If you have heard of the term 'jailbreak' it is essentially the same thing. It unlocks the phone so you can do things not originally meant by the manufacturer for normal users.
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    Default Re: How-To: root the Asus Transformer Prime

    This works on Firmware up to .23. Most now ship with at least .27. The latest OTA is .29.
    So if it's not working for you check your ROM version. Mine came with .27
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    Default Re: How-To: root the Asus Transformer Prime

    I waited a few days to install the update because I didn't want it to loose root ability or break anything. Seeing as mine was .27 I went ahead with the update this evening but it still shows as .27. I rebooted (twice) and tapped "System Firmware Update" but it says it's up to date. Any ideas?
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    Default Re: How-To: root the Asus Transformer Prime

    Actually latest is now .33 started pushing out this morning, updates camera and drops it down to 6mp as well

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