i'd thought i'd start a new thread where more people might see it.
if your TF300 still has build 126.96.36.199 you can root it using SparkyRoot
this worked like a charm on my TF300. if you updated to 188.8.131.52 like my wife did it won't work
now that asus has posted the .17 firmware
.26 can be downgraded to .17 then rooted. using method 2 from here
or the one click method from here
you need the BLOB file from the .17 firmware zip from the asus support site.
after your rooted download Voodoo OTA RootKeeper from the market to backup root.
with that backup you can update to .26 OTA and restore root. if you apply the update from the zip you loose root.
just so it's clear non of this is my work . just trying to help disperse the info.