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See post #2 for if all else fails solution
See post #3 for Mods made by this thread's community and other incoming Mods that would be made available
Remember to turn on USB debugging":
*Settings>Developer Options>Tick on>Tick on debugging*
Fastboot and ADB drivers (We have a plethora of these thru xda or external google search)
-I prefer putting the unzipped packages to a personal folder on your desktop or a specific location of your choice. i.e. "D:\mydevfolder"
-Most of the files that would require fastboot and/or adb commands should be unzipped to that same location for access.
ASUS USB Drivers HERE
-To install, let the computer detect your device. Open device manager and choose the Asus android adb blahblah device. Update the driver and browse manually to where you put the driver folder. This should allow you to use fastboot and adb properly.
Unlock.APK HERE under Utilities
-Copy this to your phone and sideload. If prompted to turn of security, do so.
Latest Firmware HERE under Firmware and look for the correct version( WWE, TW, HK, ETC)
-This is for reverting back to stock which will wipe the smartphone clean including re-lock of the bootloader("fastboot oem lock" does not work)
insecure JB and/or ICS images on the same post here
-Depending on your current version you may need to flash one of the other img's
One click SUPERBOOT for Windows/Mac/Linux http://www.modaco.com/topic/360416-s...root-solution/
-Should be the easiest way to root
-Unlock bootloader> boot to bootloader > run batch file
****************De-odexed stock ROM here and here links will be changed when updates are made
CHANGE SKU](Firmware version) WWE-TW-HK-JP
-Instructions and original thread here thanks to gsep
Another method that I have tested as such:
*Make sure to flash superboot first*
-Install/Flash TWRP custom recovery
-Download desired stock ROM from Asus
-Put the OTA.zip or the whole extracted folder to your sdcard
-Reboot to TWRP
-Wipe cache and dalvik cache
-reboot and profit
-A factory settings is recommended after flashing stock ROM, so backup
TWRP 220.127.116.11 custom recovery
-via Goo Manager from the Playstore or here
-TWRP site here
ALL CREDITS GO TO Dees_troy of TWRP
How-to unlock bootloader:
*I strongly recommend backing up*
1. Copy the UnLock.apk you have downloaded and paste it on your sdcard(anywhere you would be able to navigate to using at least the stock File Manager)
2. Install the app. If prompted that unknown sources is disabled, simply enable it.
3. Run the app after installation
4. A few notices/disclaimers will be displayed pertaining to the warranty upon unlocking. You will be prompted to type in your google account password if you have one logged on the device(will need internet connection if so).
5. The device will reboot and your bootloader should be unlocked and you will be able to reboot to the bootloader. You will not be able to receive OTA.
-To know that it is successful, type in "adb reboot-bootloader" when the devices fully boots up. The bootloader looks like the Splashscreen with "Fastboot Mode!!" on top.
Since CWM and TWRP offers to root your device if it detects that it has not been rooted, simply flash your custom recovery, boot to it, and then reboot to system. It should ask to root your system
VIDEO ON HOW TO ROOT THE PADFONE 2 here (this is old and I need to update this video)
-copy your ROM.zip to your SDcard
-reboot to your custom recovery
-wipe cache and dalvik cache
Revert to Stock ROM: (ALL)
-Unzip the Firmware you have downloaded(make sure that's the correct version for you) to the root of your sdcard.
-Wait for system to recognize the update. If no, reboot.
-Install the update, it will revert to that stock ROM. In the process relocking the bootloader and flashing all stock images.
MoDaCo forum here
Padfoneclub forum here
XDA posts/sources are already linked above
Lots of thanks to:
Dees_troy of TWRP for the Custom Recovery
ASUS for the cool device
PaulOBrien for all the contributions. ROM/Recovery/Root
Ivalex for the guide. If I missed the real OP for this guide please PM me so I can properly thank you.
harpik3d and DooMLoRD for the init.d scripts support guides and methods
The Padfoneclub forums
*Please do remind me if I missed anything*