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Lost in the myriad of rooting options

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19th April 2012, 07:56 PM   |  #1  
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I've finally lost patience with my TF101 boot looping and being flat when I come to use it. Asus clearly aren't in a rush to fix it, and I can't find an alternative tablet that I'm happy to replace it with right now, so I've decided to give guevor's version a go.

The problem being that I've read a load of threads on rooting a TF, but still haven't come to a conclusion on which method actually works for a WW one on 9.2.1.17, if there even is one!

So any chance some one could help me out and point me in the right direction? Thanks
19th April 2012, 08:03 PM   |  #2  
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Use Vipermod to root. Search the forum for link.
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19th April 2012, 11:06 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks, I'll take a look.
20th April 2012, 02:34 PM   |  #4  
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Just wanna check my list with you experienced guys before getting stuck in, mostly because it's been a while since I did anything like this and I can't find a thorough guide for the whole process.

1. Root with vipermod.
2. Install ROM manager from the market and use to flash CWM recovery.
3. Boot into CWM recovery and make backup.
4. Copy kernel .zip file to storage of the TF.
5. Boot into CWM recovery and select install .zip option.
6. Enjoy new kernel and hope for no more bootloop/flat battery scenarios making me angry?
20th April 2012, 02:40 PM   |  #5  
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Correct, except you shouldn't use apps like Rom Manager to do things that you can easily do yourself. Don't blindly flash whatever Rom Manager tells you to because sometimes it will screw up your tablet. Haven't you read all these threads about people having problems because of ROM manager?

Just use the recovery installer apk by Gnufabio. It will flash a slightly outdated CWM but it works without problems and you can update it yourself by downloading and flashing a newer CWM posted on this forum.
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20th April 2012, 03:59 PM   |  #6  
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I can confirm viper for root, and gnufabio recovery installer.apk. I just went through the process last night. If you do not use gnufabio you will spend hours trying to get cwm on your device, and failing.(2 hours of dead androids in recovery) wish i had seen gnufabio sooner.

Edit: also theres a remixed viper out there supposed to be a 1 click root
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1534475 is the link
Also i suggest the touch cwm from
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1213723
It works very well and all touch so no need to press physical buttons.
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20th April 2012, 04:24 PM   |  #7  
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Thanks for the input guys, it's very much appreciated.

I haven't seen the threads on problems with ROM manager. I've just been searching for specific terms and TBH I find this forum generally difficult to find up to date information. It's very time consuming searching and reading lots of nothing posts. The TF info threads have a lot of links to outdated guides (or ones that lack detail as they assume you know everything already ) and a lot of the shortened terminology that's used is confusing unless you visit here. I've read as much as I can, but I wanted to be sure I had the right information before trying out something that could render my tablet useless.
20th April 2012, 04:38 PM   |  #8  
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Typical, fallen at the first hurdle!

"hold volume down and power for 3 seconds, let go of power only, then press volume up when prompted on screen" just results in a screen with an Android with a red triangle on his chest. More extensive searching needed I suppose.
20th April 2012, 05:54 PM   |  #9  
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lol nope this is my problem i told you about in earlier post
get the recoveryinstall.apk by gnufabio install it on your tf and run it. it installs a working cwm then you can do the touch cwm,kernel rom etc after that

gnufabio installer link
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1346180
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20th April 2012, 09:04 PM   |  #10  
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Oops, yeah sorry that passed me by some how! Busy day.

Thanks again!!

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