Originally Posted by henbone11
this is probably a dumb question, but whats the difference between unlocking the bootloader with the Asus tool or running the automated root? I have seen quite a lot of concern about the bootloader tool failing, but wouldnt the automated root work anyway? my gf got her infinity a week ago and I was able to use the automated root on it with no issues. I just got mine today but was reading through several different threads and see everyone failing with the official tool and dont know what I should do now. as soon as I pulled mine out of the box I got the .26 update notification and ran the update, but I have not tried to run any unlock or root yet. thoughts?
rooting and unlocking the bootloader are two completely different things.
If you want to be able to install custom ROMs, you will need to unlock the bootloader. Keep in mind, however, that unlocking your bootloader will void your warranty and is un-reversable.
Rooting can be undone - but you cannot re-lock your bootloader.
Hope that helps.
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