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TF300 root avalable

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3rd May 2012, 02:57 PM   |  #1  
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since this info was on page 89 of this thread
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...570125&page=89
i'd thought i'd start a new thread where more people might see it.

if your TF300 still has build 9.4.3.17 you can root it using SparkyRoot
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1526487

this worked like a charm on my TF300. if you updated to 9.4.3.26 like my wife did it won't work



*UPDATE*
now that asus has posted the .17 firmware
.26 can be downgraded to .17 then rooted. using method 2 from here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1622628

or the one click method from here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...4&postcount=52

you need the BLOB file from the .17 firmware zip from the asus support site.
after your rooted download Voodoo OTA RootKeeper from the market to backup root.
with that backup you can update to .26 OTA and restore root. if you apply the update from the zip you loose root.



just so it's clear non of this is my work . just trying to help disperse the info.
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3rd May 2012, 03:35 PM   |  #2  
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Wish I would have seen this before I updated. We really need a new section for the TF300.
3rd May 2012, 03:37 PM   |  #3  
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Just so people know without wading through hundreds of pages, I verified this last night on TF300.
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3rd May 2012, 04:16 PM   |  #4  
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From what I've read, normally you pull the blob from the update file... But, we don't have an update file for .17... so I have no idea how we would get it.
3rd May 2012, 04:51 PM   |  #5  
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VERY IMPORTANT, ACTUALLY MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO:

As soon as you're rooted, get Voodoo OTA rootkeeper. its free from the marketplace. then open that app up and Save and backup your root. REPEAT, SAVE & BACKUP YOUR ROOT. you will kick yourself in da a$$ if you don't..lol. then now you can update to the latest firmware for 300, which is .26 or whatever. Once you update, you will initially lose root. but no worries. you just open up the voodoo app and restore your root. Now you are rooted again on latest firmware. you will use this method from now one to restore root after a firmware update. there has already been confirmation of a 300 owner rooting on.17, then using voodoo to save/backup his root, then update to .26. then using voodoo to restore root. now he is rooted on latest .26 firmware for 300.

you will be sorry if you don't use voodoo to save your root. even if you don't immediately update afterwards. only reason root is working on 300 is because its the ones with .17 firmware. there is no root method currently available or even in developement yet, as far as we know, That will work on .26 or higher. SO BACKUP N SAVE YOUR ROOT FILE WITH VOODOO OTA keeper. do it immediately, don't wait. I've seen too many people gripe and cry about losing root because they forgot to backup n save root. now they are stuck on latest firmware and can't root. that was at first but now prime has downgrade methods that seem to work for some. but this hasn't been confirmed to work on 300 though since there is no blob file posted for .17.
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3rd May 2012, 05:56 PM   |  #6  
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Possible way to obtain .17 blob?
Anyone know if using a rooted device on .17 we could obtain the files needed to use blob tools to pack the blob?
3rd May 2012, 07:13 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by demandarin

VERY IMPORTANT, ACTUALLY MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO:

As soon as you're rooted, get Voodoo OTA rootkeeper. its free from the marketplace. then open that app up and Save and backup your root. REPEAT, SAVE & BACKUP YOUR ROOT. you will kick yourself in da a$$ if you don't..lol. then now you can update to the latest firmware for 300, which is .26 or whatever. Once you update, you will initially lose root. but no worries. you just open up the voodoo app and restore your root. Now you are rooted again on latest firmware. you will use this method from now one to restore root after a firmware update.

So can this backup be shared? Can I use a copy of your backup?
3rd May 2012, 07:43 PM   |  #8  
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I am rooted and am thinking about trying to update and retain root. However i dont have an update to install.
i am on .17 but am not getting the .26
Thoughts?
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I am rooted and am thinking about trying to update and retain root. However i dont have an update to install.
i am on .17 but am not getting the .26
Thoughts?

Not quite sure mine had the update available as soon as I connected to wifi. Have you tried manually checking for the update?
3rd May 2012, 08:05 PM   |  #10  
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I have root on .17 . Since I got this tablet I have manually tried pulling the. 26 update. Nada. Thank god. I do have a question though. What is everyone using for an overclock app?

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