How to root the Transformer
All credit goes to Paul O'Brien. Thanks Paul!
This roots your Transformer and adds the Superuser app. It doesn't do anything else. In theory it should be easy to create a flashable file that reverses this, but for now assume this is permanent. We're not responsible if you screw anything up.
The method is very easy provided you follow directions:
- Download THIS FILE
- Copy it to the microSD card (Not the internal storage)
- Power your Transformer down, and reboot while holding power + Volume Down
- Choose to boot into recovery (RCK)
- After the update flashes on it's own, the Transformer will reboot and you're rooted
- Delete the file from the SDcard
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Let's get back on track with this thread.
I used this method last night to root my TF and install CWM recovery. Pretty simple and straight forward.
AndroidRoot.mobi » AsusTransformer Root + CWM recovery
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Just got my transformer today. I really like the idea of just getting root and not messing with anything else (different recovery, rom, etc), so I liked the promise of this guide.
I am on V18.104.22.168, downloaded the zip file to a FAT32 formatted microsd, rebooted, got into the RCK, it start to show a progress dialog then just shows the android guy with a triangle exclamation point next to him.
Any thoughts? Does the sdcard need to be completely empty? Would reformatting it help?
Thanks for any tips/input.
- 05-26-2011, 05:38 PM #14
Ok, ive got a slightly different issue. I just got my Tranmsformer a couple days ago, and when I first powered it on it did an OTA update to I believe .13. I ended up downgrading using this youtube vid and am now showing build number: HRI66.WW_epad-22.214.171.124.1-20110325
I tried updating to 126.96.36.199 using this tutorial ( http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Eee...her_SOP_WW.pdf ) but when I put the sd card into the slot, I never get the alert for system update file detected....
So I guess my question is two fold...
A. Is there simple one-file root option for 188.8.131.52 like there is for 184.108.40.206?
B. If not, how in the heck do I get from 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168!? LOL
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