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Root for Transformer Prime - HoneyComb and ICS Users

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OP jcase

jcase

Rooter

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:35 PM #1

For IceCream Sandwich (Honeycomb users skip this section):

You will need to downgrade using the .33 firmware

Download the firmware THAT MATCHES your device:
http://support.asus....32&hashedid=n/a

Unzip UpdateLauncher_XX_epaduser_8_8_3_3.zip (XX is dependent on your device, get the right one.), please the contained directories (folders for you windows users) on your sdcard, keep the structure intact.

Reboot to recovery, by powering off,
holding volume down, and power then press vol up when asked about booting into rck

Dakoe's tip of the day
<Dakoe> hold down volume-down, press the power button till the device turns on. shortly after seeing the first bit of text in the top right release volume-down, hit volume-up. about 5 seconds to do it


Honeycomb and ICS users:

Download, install and setup OTA Rootkeeper. Not optional if you want to keep root after OTAs.
https://play.google....o.otarootkeeper


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Special thanks to -viperboy- for putting his Prime on the line during testing, and Hawkysoft for convincing me to look in the first place.

Donations not required, but if you really want to you can find my donate app in signature or paypal on the left hand side of this post. Funds go for devices (for more lulzrooting), kick backs for my kids, and to charities of my choice.

https://play.google....irc.jcasedonate

Release and Downloads :
http://www.androidpo...ewest-firmware/

This is the support thread, feel free to ask questions here. Please do not redistribute my exploit.

adb push nachoroot.bin /data/local/
adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/nachoroot.bin
adb shell /data/local/nachoroot.bin --stage1
adb reboot
<wait for boot>
adb shell /data/local/nachoroot.bin --stage2
adb reboot
<wait for boot>
adb shell id
<if id is 0 / root then continue, else start over>
adb remount
adb push su /system/xbin/su
adb shell chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
adb shell chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
adb shell /data/local/nachoroot.bin --undo
adb reboot

Go install superuser from market
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winner00

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Carbon Dev

Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:36 PM #2

Thanks for figuring this out! Now we just need Asus to release there bootloader unlock tool.
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OP jcase

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:36 PM #3

Thanks for figuring this out! Now we just need Asus to release there bootloader unlock tool.


Its still perm root either way
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PapaSmurf6768

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:47 PM #4

Wow thanks a ton jcase. Just got my prime today and was bummed to hear about the whole locked bootloader thing, but having perm root is awesome! Will be sure to try this out in the next few days and I'll let you know how it goes.

Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk
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hawkeye12

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 04:48 PM #5

This is great, thanks for your work. I will be getting my Nacho on this Friday.
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newellj79

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Member

Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:10 PM #6

hmmm ive done the first two steps twice and this is what im getting for id:

uid=2000(shell) gid=2000(shell) groups=1003(graphics),1004(input),1007(log),1009(mount),1011(adb),1015(sdcard_rw),3001(net_bt_admin),3002(net_bt),3003(inet)

i don't see any 0 /root in there. trying again.

edit... think i found the problem... back in a minute

edit 2... got it... for any dumbass's out there like myself, stage1/2 is a parameter not a notation. :) rebooting to download su now. thanks! your the man!

Edited by newellj79, 03 January 2012 - 05:20 PM.

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PapaSmurf6768

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:47 PM #7

OK screw it I decided to just do this tonight even though I was shaking in my boots during the process cuz I didn't wanna brick my brand new Prime, but everything seemed to have worked awesome and now I have root! Thanks again jcase, I'll be donating soon!
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wera750

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:56 PM #8

Should we wait till ics drops? Just wondering if this might stop us from taking the ota.

Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using RootzWiki
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PapaSmurf6768

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:26 PM #9

Should we wait till ics drops? Just wondering if this might stop us from taking the ota.

Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using RootzWiki



Seems to me that we'll be OK.

Edited by PapaSmurf6768, 03 January 2012 - 06:26 PM.

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wera750

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:59 PM #10

Anyone got some buildprop tweaks? I was going to up the max events some.

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