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Question Trouble opening Unlocker_V8

I am trying to install recovery and root the TF300T that I just got. It looked like I needed to start off by unlocking the bootloader. I downloaded the file from the Asus website (V8 unlocker) since it is running 4.2.1. However after trying to run the unlocker, I keep getting "There was trouble parsing the package" immediately upon opening the APK file. I have been able to install other APK's without a problem. I tried 2 different file managers, downloaded v8 unlocker from 2 different locations, tried downloading it directly to device as well as transferring from PC. Still no luck. Is there anyone that can assist with this? Thanks.
 
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I am trying to install recovery and root the TF300T that I just got. It looked like I needed to start off by unlocking the bootloader. I downloaded the file from the Asus website (V8 unlocker) since it is running 4.2.1. However after trying to run the unlocker, I keep getting "There was trouble parsing the package" immediately upon opening the APK file. I have been able to install other APK's without a problem. I tried 2 different file managers, downloaded v8 unlocker from 2 different locations, tried downloading it directly to device as well as transferring from PC. Still no luck. Is there anyone that can assist with this? Thanks.
Im pretty sure there is a Windows Utility you can try to connect with the tablet over ADB to unlock.
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That would make sense, but I've had trouble finding a utility to do so. I will look around a bit more, but there's nor eason I shouldn't be able to run that APK. The V7 one runs fine, but finishes with some unknown error.
 
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That would make sense, but I've had trouble finding a utility to do so. I will look around a bit more, but there's nor eason I shouldn't be able to run that APK. The V7 one runs fine, but finishes with some unknown error.
Well it looks like I was able to get it rooted, but I still can't install another ROM because I can't unlock the frickin bootloader. The guide that I followed didn't mention having to unlock the bootloader before being able to install the TWRP recovery. I went ahead and follwoed the instructions to flash the TWRP recovery and now my recovery image is shot. I need an option other than the APK tool from Asus for unlocking the bootloader.
 
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Well it looks like I was able to get it rooted, but I still can't install another ROM because I can't unlock the frickin bootloader. The guide that I followed didn't mention having to unlock the bootloader before being able to install the TWRP recovery. I went ahead and follwoed the instructions to flash the TWRP recovery and now my recovery image is shot. I need an option other than the APK tool from Asus for unlocking the bootloader.
1 problem: The official asus tool is the only one that can unlock your bootloader.
 
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1 problem: The official asus tool is the only one that can unlock your bootloader.
And sadly in most cases that tool doesn't work. Tablet has been locked the whole year I've owner this thing. :-\

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And sadly in most cases that tool doesn't work. Tablet has been locked the whole year I've owner this thing. :-\

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The unlocker-V7 worked on the latest jellybean without any issues. I had to contact asus after registering the device on their site. i included the SN and MAC address. I also included a link to the google search results for the issue so they know the extent of it. They did something on their end and V7 was able to run and unlock it. They got back to me the next business day as well.
 
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The unlocker-V7 worked on the latest jellybean without any issues. I had to contact asus after registering the device on their site. i included the SN and MAC address. I also included a link to the google search results for the issue so they know the extent of it. They did something on their end and V7 was able to run and unlock it. They got back to me the next business day as well.
I've actually been on the phone with them multiple times and I couldn't get it straight with them no matter what. Usually I would get a tech that was of no use and not very technical so I basically gave up and this was months ago.
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I've actually been on the phone with them multiple times and I couldn't get it straight with them no matter what. Usually I would get a tech that was of no use and not very technical so I basically gave up and this was months ago.
But did you use v7 or v8?
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But did you use v7 or v8?
Pretty sure I have tried both as soon as there was a post here about it but just to make sure I just downloaded 7 from the asus site right now and gave it a shot and sure enough i get a network error, try again, etc. I know they have duplicate MAC addresses on file for me and each and every time i asked them to update their site with my current MAC they talk about "im sorry...we cant support unlocking......it voids your warranty"........blah blah blah...... meanwhile they provide the tool. Go figure. That's why I just said F it I wont buy another Asus product again.
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