Rooting the ASUS Memo Pad HD 7 (ME173x)
yesterday I succeeded in rooting the new ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7.
Android version: 4.2.1
Kernel version: 3.4.5
HD 7 Build: ME173X_WW_User_22.214.171.124146_20130523 release keys
PC operating system: Win.. XP
USB-Driver I used (but there's WdfCoInstaller.dll missing, which I already had on my PC):
Maybe this more complete package would work, too (I didn't try that):
Method to root is by using motochopper.
You can follow the next steps in general as described in
One important thing:
motochopper didn't recognize my HD7 at once, so I did the following
(while being connected with PC via USB and motochopper waiting for device):
While USB debugging activated, go to USB settings an connect it as
integrated CD drive. motochopper will automatically recognize it
and continue with rooting process.
And last but not least:
As always, all you do is your own risk and I'm not responsible for any damage.
Above procedure for rooting works with the new HD7 update, too (but you have to re-root after the update).
Build version after the update: ME173X_WW_user_126.96.36.199129_20130619 release-keys
Description for Linux users:
- use motochopper package from link above
- login as root
- extract package
- open console and change to directory where you extracted the package
- chmod +x adb.linux
- chmod +x run.sh
- Check your HD7 will be recognized:
-> ./adb.linux status-window
-> shows "State: unknown"
-> connect HD7 (with usb debugging enabled, connecting as MTP device)
-> above started adb command should show now "State: device"
-> HD7 recognized - greatful, you're ready
-> press Strg-C to abort
- (optional) for more information about your HD7 you can enter: ./adb.linux devices -l
-> this should show something like: D6OKCXXXXXXX device usb:1-3 product:WW_memo model:ME173X device:ME173X
-> follow instructions on screen
- you're done
Above procedure for rooting works with new HD7 update (but you have to re-root after the update).
Build version after the update: ME173X_WW_user_188.8.131.52525_20130711 release-keys