Default [Q] Stock, locked JB bootloader, unable to unlock/boot to recovery

I have a completely stock TF201 running 4.1.1.
I am unable to boot into recovery and end up with red exclamation error.
This has been RMAed three times due to charging issues and the ASUS unlock tool will not work (Getting the usual 'network connection issue' error).
I've talked with ASUS support multiple times with regards to the unlock tool and they dismiss it saying they will not support unlocking the device.
I have also tried asking ASUS support to get help with device tracker, even escalating the issue, and they have all said the same thing: "There is no problem on our end, we cannot help you."

Without being able to unlock the bootloader, is there any possible way to get 4.4 on this device?