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[GUIDE] ROOT for ASUS eee pad transformer (TF101)

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14th April 2011, 03:06 PM   |  #1  
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New root method is out for PRE and POST OTA, with insecure BOOT image and CWM recovery

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14th April 2011, 03:57 PM   |  #2  
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OK, noobie here,

Please be gentle, I don't have a tablet although by everything I've seen, the transformer will be the one for me. I've read over and over again how rooting your tablet is the best thing to do since bread slicers were invented.

Simple question though. What do I gain by rooting my Transformer ( when they actually ship it in North America ) ?

That's it,
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14th April 2011, 04:49 PM   |  #3  
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OK, noobie here,

Please be gentle, I don't have a tablet although by everything I've seen, the transformer will be the one for me. I've read over and over again how rooting your tablet is the best thing to do since bread slicers were invented.

Simple question though. What do I gain by rooting my Transformer ( when they actually ship it in North America ) ?

That's it,
Cheers,
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You will be able to configure parts of the computer such as the processor etc that normally is not available to the user. You will be able to install custom ROMs which are different versions of the software included but will often be better than the original. As I mentioned earlier it will also (at some stage) allow you to change CPU settings so save battery or to gain maximum performance!

Hope this answers your questions, if you've got any more then fire away, thats why we're all here!
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OK, cool, thanks for the invite.

Next question. If I root my Transformer, and ASUS puts out another version of their "ROM", will I be able to use the ASUS "ROM" ? Or once I root, I cannot go back ?

I obviously don't have a preference since I don't have a tablet yet. I've read how everyone loves the ROMS that out there ( Cyanogen, Vegan, TNT..... ) especially for the G-tab. I love overclockin, especially if you can notice the difference in apps like video playback and such.

For me, modding my soon-to-hold transformer isn't a done deal unless I know that whatever mod I do will enhance what I have, rather than simply replacing what I have. Does that make sense ?

So rooting will allow me to install different mods, and to get access at a deeper level to some of the inner gizzards of the tablet. Very cool.

Anything else it gives me ?

Cheers,
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14th April 2011, 05:02 PM   |  #5  
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Congratulations on making it and releasing to the community.

Don't know if this will affect your root method or not but there's supposedly a firmware update out from Asus tomorrow.
14th April 2011, 05:07 PM   |  #6  
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OK, cool, thanks for the invite.

Next question. If I root my Transformer, and ASUS puts out another version of their "ROM", will I be able to use the ASUS "ROM" ? Or once I root, I cannot go back ?

I obviously don't have a preference since I don't have a tablet yet. I've read how everyone loves the ROMS that out there ( Cyanogen, Vegan, TNT..... ) especially for the G-tab. I love overclockin, especially if you can notice the difference in apps like video playback and such.

For me, modding my soon-to-hold transformer isn't a done deal unless I know that whatever mod I do will enhance what I have, rather than simply replacing what I have. Does that make sense ?

So rooting will allow me to install different mods, and to get access at a deeper level to some of the inner gizzards of the tablet. Very cool.

Anything else it gives me ?

Cheers,
gpearson1968

To answer your question about going back, as long as you do a backup in the recovery it installs you can always go back to stock. You can even unroot it if you want!

So far there are no replacement ROMs out there yet, but Paul from Modaco has released his add on pack which boosts performance and a couple of other bits and pieces and does not affect the user interface so its a good one to try if you just want performance.

Lots of other things and benefits will pop up as time goes on, only a few (very lucky!!!) people have the tablet so far!
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14th April 2011, 07:57 PM   |  #7  
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Thanks - that worked perfectly! - Now to look at overclocking
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This didn't seem to work for me, I could boot into Recovery and perform nandroid backup etc but when I rebooted I ddn't appear to have root.

I have since flashed MCR Beta though so I am happy enough with that.

Cheers for giving us root.
19th April 2011, 03:17 AM   |  #9  
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This didn't seem to work for me, I could boot into Recovery and perform nandroid backup etc but when I rebooted I ddn't appear to have root.

I have since flashed MCR Beta though so I am happy enough with that.

Cheers for giving us root.

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Will this work after the official 15/04 update has been applied?

I keep getting the android with the triangle above his head.

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