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Default [GUIDE] Root ASUS MemoPad FHD 10 Model ME302C US version 5.0.16

This post (#377 on page 38) was originally written under thread "Root Now Available For ASUS MemoPad FHD 10 Model ME302C" (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=51699593) however OP has not been able to update the original post and this has caused much confusion. Its difficult to read through 40+ pages of posts with new modifications to the originally posted root procedure. I am posting the latest instructions in a new thread.

Thanks to @perpe on the German Android Hilfe forum
[Anleitung]Root, Unroot, Up-/Downgrade, Unbrick ASUS MeMO Pad FHD 10 (ab Android 4.3)
http://www.android-hilfe.de/root-custom-roms-modding-fuer-asus-memo-pad-fhd-10/528918-anleitung-root-unroot-up-downgrade-unbrick-asus-memo-pad-fhd-10-ab-android-4-3-a.html

There is also a Russian Forum 4PDA for this tablet
Прошивка Asus MeMO Pad FHD 10 (Только WW регион)
http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=500286

This is a thread for apps that can be frozen or removed:
[Sammelthread] Apps die man deinstallieren oder einfrieren kann
http://www.android-hilfe.de/asus-memo-pad-fhd-10-me302c-forum/482780-sammelthread-apps-die-man-deinstallieren-oder-einfrieren-kann.html


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This guide and below links are for USA build only (Goto Settings -> About Phone -> Build Number). WW build needs WW 5016 update and WW 5017 root update files but, indeed, uses the same procedures. DO NOT interchange USA for WW files otherwise you will BRICK. Links for WW 5017 root can be found on previous forum posts. ASUS hosts the WW 5016 update on its support page http://www.service.asus.com/#!downloads/c1wax

AS ALWAYS, BACKUP YOUR DATA! Titanium backup is a good option. Make sure backup files are copied to your PC or external storage

MAKE SURE THE BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED!

Tools Needed:
USA Asus 5016 update - http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePAD/ME302C/US_ME302C-V5_0_16-0-ota-user.zip
USA 5017 root update - https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-6nm7Jks0W5eWxSM0JoZ2FPVGc

For those of you who are already root and would like to update to 5016 it is recommended to download the latest 5016 update (~700mb) directly from Asus website. Please do not do an OTA update as this may fail since you are already root. Make sure that SuperSU survival mode is OFF. Place US_ME302C-V5.0.16-0-ota-user.zip in the internal Storage via Windows Explorer. Make sure it has the exact file name US_ME302C-V5.0.16-0-ota-user.zip. Disconnect USB and then it will detect the update (a yellow triangle). Apply the update and it will reboot the tablet. Then copy 5017 root update US_ME302C-V5.0.17-0-ota-user.zip in the internal Storage via Windows Explorer. Disconnect USB and then it will detect the update (a yellow triangle). Apply the update and it will reboot the tablet. You will then be root. Make sure you install SuperSU by Chainfire from Play Store. For BusyBox use BusyBox X by Robert Nediyakalaparambil as it is x86 compatible.

For those of you who are not rooted the easiest method is to accept the OTA update to 5016. (Alternatively, place US_ME302C-V5.0.16-0-ota-user.zip in the internal Storage via Windows Explorer. Make sure it has the exact file name US_ME302C-V5.0.16-0-ota-user.zip. Disconnect USB and then it will detect the update (a yellow triangle). Apply the update and it will reboot the tablet). Then copy 5017 root update US_ME302C-V5.0.17-0-ota-user.zip in the internal Storage via Windows Explorer. Disconnect USB and then it will detect the update (a yellow triangle). Apply the update and it will reboot the tablet. You will then be root. Make sure you install SuperSU by Chainfire from Play Store. For BusyBox use BusyBox X by Robert Nediyakalaparambil as it is x86 compatible.

Optional:
1) Install AdsFree from http://adfree.bigtincan.com
2) Review the German forum (link at top) for apps that can be safely frozen or uninstalled via Titanium Backup

Please note avoid OTA updates after root is obtained otherwise you will loose root or maybe worse. Keep up to date with developments on this thread for rooting methods when and if Asus release new updates. @perpe recommends all future updates be installed via the internal storage method. You can also check the German FHD 10 forum for updates at the above link


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Step by Step Guide for root via Fastboot Method for US version 4.7.3 or below: (read above instructions first as it is much easier to update and root using alternative methods)

Please note that tablet with versions higher than 4.7.3 no longer have the ability to use the fastboot method as this has been disabled by Asus in the latest versions. Some members have suggested downgrading fastboot to 4.7.3 if you have a later version. However this is not recommended and could result in problems. Fastboot downgrade should only be a last resort and limited to advanced users:
fastboot flash fastboot fastboot.img
(fastboot.img can be found inside the 4.7.3 release on the ASUS website. You can extract fastboot.img from the ~700mb update using 7 zip. Or download USA build here: http://support.mediafire.com/download/dk487lcxqfsgau6/fastboot473.zip )


Tools Needed:
Intel Drivers - http://software.intel.com/en-us/android/articles/intel-usb-driver-for-android-devices
Asus Drivers - http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePAD/ME173X/ASUS_Android_USB_drivers_for_Windows.zip (download these in case Intel drivers don't work)
ADB and Fastboot tools - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2588979 (say no to drivers, just install adb)
Linux Fastboot for Intel SoC - http://www.android-hilfe.de/7373742-post8.html
USA Asus 5016 update - http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePAD/ME302C/US_ME302C-V5_0_16-0-ota-user.zip
USA 5017 root update - https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-6nm7Jks0W5eWxSM0JoZ2FPVGc

Enable USB Debugging:
The “Developer Options” menu item on 4.2.* is hidden.
1. Goto Settings -> About Phone.
2. Goto “Build Number” at the end of the Scroll list.
3. Tap on “Build Number” repeatedly (7 times). On your third tap you should see message indicating that you only have 4 more taps to go to ‘become a developer’.
4. Continue: 4 more taps.
5. Hooray, you are now a ‘Developer’, go back to the Setting page.
6. You should see Developer Option menu item in your setting list now.
7. Open Developer Options and check USB debugging > OK

Install ADB and Fastboot from above (say no to drivers, just install adb)

Install Intel drivers

Plug in USB cable (at this point your PC will auto install several devices)

adb devices
(if you don't see a device you have a driver issue. Try the Asus drivers - Goto Device Manager. Right click on "Android" and choose "Update Driver" and do a "Manual install" and select the extracted Asus drivers. Also the tablet could be listed under "Other devices". Make sure to reboot your PC when done.)

adb reboot bootloader

Wait for tablet to reboot into bootloader. You'll see an Android with a hard hat

fastboot devices
( if you don't see a device you have a driver issue. Try the Asus drivers - Goto Device Manager. Right click on "Android" and choose "Update Driver" and do a "Manual install" and select the extracted Asus drivers. Also the tablet could be listed under "Other devices". Make sure to reboot your PC when done.)

fastboot erase cache

(Please note do not use command "fastboot erase system" - it has caused many people issues and is useless)
(Please note "fastboot erase userdata" is optional. the command is a "factory reset" and removes all user data. Sometimes after an update the tablet may be sluggish or have issues then you could try this command)

fastboot flash update US_ME302C-V5.0.16-0-ota-user.zip

If it is working your CMD window will show:
sending 'update' (******* KB)...
OKAY [49.549s]
writing 'update'...
OKAY [3.220s]
finished. total time: 52.772s

Tablet will take time to apply update.

After successful reboot place US_ME302C-V5.0.17-0-ota-user.zip in the internal Storage via Windows Explorer
(Alternatively, reboot into bootloader and apply 5017 root update using command "fastboot flash update US_ME302C-V5.0.17-0-ota-user.zip")

Disconnect USB and then it will detect the update (a yellow triangle). Apply the update and it will reboot the tablet

You are now root. Install SuperSU by Chainfire from Play Store. For BusyBox use BusyBox X by Robert Nediyakalaparambil.

Optional:
1) Install AdsFree from http://adfree.bigtincan.com
2) Review the German forum (link at top) for apps that can be safely frozen or uninstalled via Titanium Backup


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Step by Step Guide for Factory Reset via Fastboot Method for US version >4.7.3:

Please note that tablet with versions higher than 4.7.3 no longer have the ability to use the fastboot method as this has been disabled by Asus in the latest versions. You’ll need to downgrade fastboot to 4.7.3 before restoring your tablet. Extract Fastboot.img from US_ME302C_V4_7_3.rar using 7 zip (~700MB download, link below) or download just Fastboot.img (~10mb, Mediafire link below) into same directory as ADB and Fastboot

Tools Needed:
Intel Drivers - http://software.intel.com/en-us/android/articles/intel-usb-driver-for-android-devices
Asus Drivers - http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePAD/ME173X/ASUS_Android_USB_drivers_for_Windows.zip (download these in case Intel drivers don't work)
ADB and Fastboot tools - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2588979 (say no to drivers, just install adb)
Linux Fastboot for Intel SoC - http://www.android-hilfe.de/7373742-post8.html
USA Fastboot 473 IMG - http://support.mediafire.com/download/dk487lcxqfsgau6/fastboot473.zip
USA Asus 473 update – http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePAD/ME302C/US_ME302C_V4_7_3.rar
USA Asus 5016 update - http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePAD/ME302C/US_ME302C-V5_0_16-0-ota-user.zip
USA 5017 root update - https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-6nm7Jks0W5eWxSM0JoZ2FPVGc

Enable USB Debugging:
The “Developer Options” menu item on 4.2.* is hidden.
1. Goto Settings -> About Phone.
2. Goto “Build Number” at the end of the Scroll list.
3. Tap on “Build Number” repeatedly (7 times). On your third tap you should see message indicating that you only have 4 more taps to go to ‘become a developer’.
4. Continue: 4 more taps.
5. Hooray, you are now a ‘Developer’, go back to the Setting page.
6. You should see Developer Option menu item in your setting list now.
7. Open Developer Options and check USB debugging > OK

Install ADB and Fastboot from above (say no to drivers, just install adb)

Install Intel drivers

Plug in USB cable (at this point your PC will auto install several devices)

adb devices
(if you don't see a device you have a driver issue. Try the Asus drivers - Goto Device Manager. Right click on "Android" and choose "Update Driver" and do a "Manual install" and select the extracted Asus drivers. Also the tablet could be listed under "Other devices". Make sure to reboot your PC when done.)

adb reboot bootloader

Wait for tablet to reboot into bootloader. You'll see an Android with a hard hat

fastboot devices
( if you don't see a device you have a driver issue. Try the Asus drivers - Goto Device Manager. Right click on "Android" and choose "Update Driver" and do a "Manual install" and select the extracted Asus drivers. Also the tablet could be listed under "Other devices". Make sure to reboot your PC when done.)

fastboot erase cache

fastboot flash fastboot fastboot.img
be patient while update completes then reboot back to bootloader

adb reboot bootloader

fastboot devices

fastboot erase cache

fastboot erase userdata

fastboot flash update US_ME302C-V5.0.16-0-ota-user.zip

tablet will take time to apply update.

After successful reboot place US_ME302C-V5.0.17-0-ota-user.zip in the internal Storage via Windows Explorer
(Alternatively, reboot into bootloader and apply 5017 root update using command "fastboot flash update US_ME302C-V5.0.17-0-ota-user.zip")

Disconnect USB and then it will detect the update (a yellow triangle). Apply the update and it will reboot the tablet

You are now root. Install SuperSU by Chainfire from Play Store. For BusyBox use BusyBox X by Robert Nediyakalaparambil.

Optional:
1) Install AdsFree from http://adfree.bigtincan.com
2) Review the German forum (link at top) for apps that can be safely frozen or uninstalled via Titanium Backup
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One little note:
fastboot flash update <name-of-the.zip> only works with the 4.2.2 fastboot. On 4.3 it only works with small zips, like the fake update.zip for root.
The easiest way to update is to place the update zip on to the internal storage and select the triangle from the notification bar to start the update process. (it's the same way like with the root zip)
 
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Cant download 2nd link
 
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Hey Guys, after I applied these "updates" and checked root (positive) I installed the Xposedframework , when I rebooted my Memo , it does not get much further then the ASUS logo and never-ending busy circle. I will attempt a factory reset, and let you all know.
Just posting this message to make sure you have your backup done as mentioned in the first post. It could be painful otherwise!
 
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can u help me root asus zenfone 5 ?
or tell me how to make a update ota zip flashable to flashed on stock recovery..

thx for reply me...
 
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Hi all. Thanks for the great post. This forum helps a lot who would other wise be lost.

I am a bit confused about the methods posted in the opening post. The first method explains DL the files and install from internal storage which seems simple enough. But then I scrolled down to see the second method via fastboot.

I would prefer to use the first method as it appears simple as I have said. But unsure which I should use.

Also how can I backup without root access?

Thanks for your help

Mode l# ME302C
Firmware version: 51.31
Android Version: 4.2.2
Build # US_EPAD-4.6.2-20130815

Edit: I jumped in and used the procedure described in "For those of you who are not rooted "(or the second method of the first 2). It worked. My memopad is now rooted and appears to be operating fine. Thank you to the author of this post.
 
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Why can't I get the magic yellow triangle? Somebody please help me.

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Why can't I get the magic yellow triangle? Somebody please help me.
Try plugging it into a computer or rebooting.
 
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Would installing the latest version of the firmware get rid of the root access? V5.0.19 is the latest, from the end of May.
 
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Would installing the latest version of the firmware get rid of the root access? V5.0.19 is the latest, from the end of May.
Yes and you risk to get big trouble if SuperSU survival mode is active. For save updating you have to remove root first.

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