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[JB ROOT] motochopper works! (Root JB 4.1.1 & 4.2.1 with locked bootloader!)

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10th April 2013, 07:14 AM   |  #1  
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Edit: Motochopper hasnt worked for a long time.

If you want to root without unlocking, try Kingo.
(Due to XDA rules, we cant link to it, so you can just google it.)

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I got my TF300T with JB preinstalled. So I've never been able to root until today. (I didn't want to unlock my bootloader.)

Motochopper is a root method made for the Motorola Razr HD by djrbliss (Dan Rosenberg), but is said to work on many other devices, including non-motorola ones.

I tried motochopper on my TF300T. I was rooted in about a minute!

Confirmed working with:
  • TF300T - 4.1.1
  • TF300T - 4.2.1 (Apparently Fails with 10.6.1.27)
  • TF300TG - 4.1.1
  • TF201
  • TF700 - 4.1.1
  • TF700 - 4.2.1
  • ME301T - 4.2.1 (Memo Smart Pad 10)
  • Nexus 7 - Link
  • Asus Transformer AIO P1801 B100K - 4.2.1

Failures:
  • Motorola Droid 4 - 4.1.2
  • TF700KL - 4.1.1
  • Motorola Droid 2 Global - 2.3.4 (1 success, 1 failure?)

Notes:
It installs SuperSu (which will ask to be updated)
It installs busybox 1.17 (which you will have to update manually)

Backup your root with Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper!!!

If Motochopper fails, try Framaroot


This does not touch your bootloader.
This is mainly for people that just want root, and don't want to deal with (or need) unlocking.


FYI: How to access "Developer Options" to set USB debugging: (Jelly Bean 4.2)
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Open up your device’s “Settings”. This can be done by pressing the Menu button while on your home screen and tapping “System settings”
Now scroll to the bottom and tap “About phone” or “About tablet”.
At the “About” screen, scroll to the bottom and tap on “Build number” seven times.
Make sure you tap seven times. If you see a “You are now a developer!” message pop up, then you know you have done it correctly.

Done! By tapping on “Build number” seven times, you have unlocked USB debugging mode on Android 4.2 and higher. You can now enable/disable it whenever you desire by going to “Settings” -> “Developer Options” -> “Debugging” ->” USB debugging”.



Source: http://www.droid-life.com/2013/04/09...r-devices-too/
More Info: http://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/to...81#entry244281

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?f4lipgd1hh3jug2
(Its also attached to this post as a backup)
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10th April 2013, 08:30 AM   |  #2  
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It also works on JB 4.2!
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10th April 2013, 08:58 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by quidrick

It also works on JB 4.2!

That's good to hear
Though I'll be waiting for some more people to confirm it working
10th April 2013, 10:12 AM   |  #4  
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That's good to hear
Though I'll be waiting for some more people to confirm it working

Yes it works. Tested on stock 4.2 with locked bootloader
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I'll try it in an hour, can't wait .

---------- Post added at 12:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:54 AM ----------

It worked just fine (locked 4.2.1), job done in about a minute .
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vap_66

I'll try it in an hour, can't wait .

---------- Post added at 12:30 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:54 AM ----------

It worked just fine (locked 4.2.1), job done in about a minute .

Gave me enough confidence to try it myself

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Gave me enough confidence to try it myself

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Good luck and remember that USB debugging must be on.
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My TF300TG is reporting version 4.1.1. unfortunately one of those that went in for repairs and now cannot unlock the bootloader,

As far as I can see this is the latest version for the WW SKU (the one i've got), as there is no newer version for download on the ASUS website.

Does anybody know if it will be safe to try this on my 4.1.1. TF300TG?

OK. see the heading now changed to saying 4.1 and not 4.1.2 anymore. So I think i might give this a go on my TF300TG.
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10th April 2013, 02:26 PM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Morlok8k

I got my TF300T with JB preinstalled. So I've never been able to root until today. (I didn't want to unlock my bootloader.)

Motochopper is a root method made for the Motorola Razr HD by djrbliss (Dan Rosenberg), but is said to work on many other devices, including non-motorola ones.

I tried motochopper on my TF300T. I was rooted in about a minute!

confirmed working with:
JB 4.1.2
JB 4.2.1

Source: http://www.droid-life.com/2013/04/09...r-devices-too/
More: http://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/to...81#entry244281

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?f4lipgd1hh3jug2

Think you got a little mistake there. As far as I know the tf300 never had 4.1.2
Correct me if I'm wrong

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10th April 2013, 05:28 PM   |  #10  
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Still uncertain if I should do it. What could possibly go wrong? Sounds easy enough though :S

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