05-19-2012 07:47 PM
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  1. zedomax's Avatar
    How to Root Transformer Prime on Windows, Mac, and Linux!

    I made a 1-click automated script for all Windows, Mac, and Linux and video tutorials for Transformer Prime ICS. You don't need to install SDK or anything like that, all the files you need are included in the downloads.

    Roots, install su binaries, Superuser app, and busybox.

    Credits and Huge thanks to sparkym3's at XDA, which the script was based on.

    For Windows:
    Install USB drivers first: How to Install Transformer Prime USB Drivers on Windows! | TransformerPrimeRoot.com

    Then use this 1-click script:
    Download TransformerPrime/root/TransformerPrimeRootICS.zip at DownloadAndroidROM.com

    Video tutorial for Windows:

    [YT]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbYWpaVLJvw[/YT]

    For Mac or Linux:
    You don't need drivers, just download this and run runmelinux.sh or runmemac.sh:
    Download TransformerPrime/root/TransformerPrimeRootICSMacLinux.zip at DownloadAndroidROM.com

    Video tutorial for Mac or Linux:
    [YT]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmYJjUteIVQ[/YT]

    If you are having trouble on Mac/Linux with permission errors,

    try doing:

    chmod 755 *
    to set all files in the directory to execute.

    Don't thank me, I just made scripts and tutorials. Thank the guy who found root first.
    01-11-2012 05:12 PM
  2. allan1313's Avatar
    Has anyone tried this yet?

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk
    01-12-2012 10:09 AM
  3. jrebeccat's Avatar
    Yes. I just did it. It worked.
    01-12-2012 07:05 PM
  4. D4RkNIKON's Avatar
    Has any one else tried this? I can't find much proof that this works and I don't want to be a guinea pig.
    01-12-2012 11:57 PM
  5. dstrass's Avatar
    Can also verify it worked for me.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
    Joneser2006 likes this.
    01-13-2012 11:49 AM
  6. allan1313's Avatar
    Mine does not have "ASUS Android Composite ADB Interface", but does show "Transformer Prime TF201" in windows device manager. Do I update that driver or an I missing something??
    01-13-2012 02:42 PM
  7. allan1313's Avatar
    Nevermind I found it. All rooted and ready to go!!!
    01-13-2012 03:46 PM
  8. weetikveel's Avatar
    @ allan1313 I have the same problem you had, what did you find? When I try to update the "Transformer Prime TF201" drivers to "ASUS Android Composite ADB Interface" it tells me that the folder with the "android_winusb.inf" does not contain a compatible driver.

    Thanks
    01-18-2012 06:37 AM
  9. allan1313's Avatar
    Its not in the "Transformer Prime TF201" driver. Mine came up as "Android" or "Android Phone" . You have to update the drivers under that in the device manager. Then the rest is cake. Let me know if this helps if not I will connect to my computer when I get a chance to see exactly what it was.
    01-18-2012 10:25 AM
  10. D4RkNIKON's Avatar
    I can confirm that this works. Rooted ICS for me!
    01-18-2012 11:12 AM
  11. Bamm83's Avatar
    Are there a lot of different roms out?
    01-18-2012 11:13 AM
  12. weetikveel's Avatar
    Your right I just overlooked the Icon, thanks
    01-18-2012 12:59 PM
  13. allan1313's Avatar
    Glad I could help
    01-18-2012 01:02 PM
  14. D4RkNIKON's Avatar
    Are there a lot of different roms out?
    To my understanding since the bootloader is still locked, there aren't roms for the Prime yet. This just get's Super User control so that we can run apps that require a root.
    01-18-2012 01:56 PM
  15. hyrulejedi86's Avatar
    Can you root, and change the boot animation and then unroot and keep that new animation?
    If so, would you lose that you animation fun future updates?

    Thanks

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk
    01-18-2012 04:00 PM
  16. Kraken-'s Avatar
    i keep getting " ./adb-mac: cannot execute binary file "

    i'm on a iMac running Lion 10.7.1 and it say i didn't need drivers
    01-20-2012 01:18 PM
  17. moheto's Avatar
    i keep getting " ./adb-mac: cannot execute binary file "

    i'm on a iMac running Lion 10.7.1 and it say i didn't need drivers
    Had the same problem. Fixed it by replacing the adb-mac file with the adb file from the sdk platform-tools (just renamed it from adb to adb-mac). Ran runmemac.sh and everything worked...

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk
    robkurzd likes this.
    01-20-2012 08:01 PM
  18. Remus110's Avatar
    I tried this and got the error below. Did I do some step wrong?

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Easy rooting toolkit for Transformer Prime!
    Script by Max Lee from TransformerPrimeRoot.com
    Credits go to XDA users sparkym3 and Dan Rosenburg for exploit.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------[*] This script will:
    (1) root your Transformer Prime on ICS
    (2) install Busybox
    (3) install SU files[*] Before u begin:
    (4) Make sure to read full instructions at TransformerPrimeRoot.com!
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Please hit Enter when ready.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Rooting...
    Start Rooting...
    reboot #1 - DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    reboot #2 - DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    remount failed: Operation not permitted
    failed to copy 'su' to '/system/bin/su': Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    failed to copy 'Superuser.apk' to '/system/app/./Superuser.apk': Read-only file system
    262 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 4.000s)
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    /system/bin/sh: /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    rebooting
    All Done rooting Transformer Prime, check out TransformerPrimeRoot.com for more cool stuff!
    Press any key to continue . . .
    01-21-2012 09:53 PM
  19. spectre1006's Avatar
    I tried this and got the error below. Did I do some step wrong?

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Easy rooting toolkit for Transformer Prime!
    Script by Max Lee from TransformerPrimeRoot.com
    Credits go to XDA users sparkym3 and Dan Rosenburg for exploit.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------[*] This script will:
    (1) root your Transformer Prime on ICS
    (2) install Busybox
    (3) install SU files[*] Before u begin:
    (4) Make sure to read full instructions at TransformerPrimeRoot.com!
    ---------------------------------------------------------------
    CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Please hit Enter when ready.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Rooting...
    Start Rooting...
    reboot #1 - DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    reboot #2 - DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    remount failed: Operation not permitted
    failed to copy 'su' to '/system/bin/su': Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    failed to copy 'Superuser.apk' to '/system/app/./Superuser.apk': Read-only file system
    262 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 4.000s)
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    /system/bin/sh: /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    rebooting
    All Done rooting Transformer Prime, check out TransformerPrimeRoot.com for more cool stuff!
    Press any key to continue . . .

    Same thing happened to me .... but i think it is cuz i was running with the gps update
    01-21-2012 11:54 PM
  20. spectre1006's Avatar
    Just wondering if anyone had any luck rooting after the gps "fix"
    01-24-2012 09:10 AM
  21. Shotine's Avatar
    Having the same issue as those above
    01-24-2012 12:41 PM
  22. Shotine's Avatar
    It fails after reboot #2

    —————————————————————
    Easy rooting toolkit for Transformer Prime!
    Script by Max Lee from TransformerPrimeRoot.com
    Credits go to XDA users sparkym3 and Dan Rosenburg for exploit.
    —————————————————————[*] This script will:
    (1) root your Transformer Prime on ICS
    (2) install Busybox
    (3) install SU files[*] Before u begin:
    (4) Make sure to read full instructions at TransformerPrimeRoot.com!
    —————————————————————
    CONFIRM ALL THE ABOVE THEN
    Please hit Enter when ready.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    Rooting…
    Start Rooting…
    reboot #1 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    reboot #2 – DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR DEVICE!
    remount failed: Operation not permitted
    failed to copy ‘su’ to ‘/system/bin/su’: Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    rm failed for /system/xbin/su, Read-only file system
    link failed Read-only file system
    failed to copy ‘Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/./Superuser.apk’: Read-only file
    system
    1222 KB/s (1075144 bytes in 0.859s)
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    /system/xbin/busybox: cannot open for write: Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    /system/bin/sh: /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    rebooting
    All Done rooting Transformer Prime, check out TransformerPrimeRoot.com for more
    cool stuff!
    Press any key to continue . . .
    01-24-2012 01:24 PM
  23. allan1313's Avatar
    The Viperboy mod on XDA has been updated to allow root on the new firmware. Haven't tried it yet but others have had success.

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk
    01-24-2012 04:00 PM
  24. Shotine's Avatar
    That worked tks )))))
    01-24-2012 04:54 PM
  25. jfarinella's Avatar
    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what does rooting the Prime get us? I definately understand rooting my Thunderbolt - if nothing but to get rid of all the bloatware. Just curious....
    01-27-2012 10:40 AM
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