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Rooting the ASUS Memo Pad HD 7 (ME173x)

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30th June 2013, 11:30 AM   |  #1  
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Hi all,

yesterday I succeeded in rooting the new ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7.

Model-Number: ME173X
Android version: 4.2.1
Kernel version: 3.4.5
HD 7 Build: ME173X_WW_User_4.2.1.75146_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):
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Eee...s_20130415.zip

Maybe this more complete package would work, too (I didn't try that):
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Eee...or_Windows.zip

Method to root is by using motochopper.

You can follow the next steps in general as described in
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...20&postcount=1

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.

Good luck

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EDIT 2013-07-06:

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_4.2.2.51129_20130619 release-keys

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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

- ./run.sh
-> follow instructions on screen

- you're done

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EDIT 2013-07-16:

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_4.2.2.91525_20130711 release-keys
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30th June 2013, 04:37 PM   |  #2  
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Thank you very much! I had it attached as a camera, worked fine as well. ^^
30th June 2013, 04:39 PM   |  #3  
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Hi all,

yesterday I succeeded in rooting the new ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7.

Thats awesome, but how did you already purchase this when it hasnt hit the stores yet? I cant wait to replace my MSI Winpad with this bad boy
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Thats awesome, but how did you already purchase this when it hasnt hit the stores yet? I cant wait to replace my MSI Winpad with this bad boy

Amazon.de apparently received an early batch and sent them out immediately. I was surprised as well, target date was 10 July to 1 August and it arrived 25 June^^
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Amazon.de apparently received an early batch and sent them out immediately. I was surprised as well, target date was 10 July to 1 August and it arrived 25 June^^

sooo jealous.
30th June 2013, 06:26 PM   |  #6  
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SoWhy is right.

I bought mine last Thursday at amazon.de.
There were also some dealers on Amazon‘s marketplace who had some.
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hi
it is possible to enable usb host with the root on the memo pad hd 7?
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Thumbs up Memo Pad HD7
Thanks...

Have been looking for Root ever since I got one Device on Friday.

Root seems to be working fine.

By the way - Saturn Germany got stock now as well (blue and white back) - bought 3 more today.

The MircoSD is taking 32GB straight from my Galaxy Note 10.1 - the resolution is really cool and no errors or problems.

I personally can do no more than highly recommend the Tablet.



Change - just made a firmware update to 4.2.2 - root is gone...
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Change - just made a firmware update to 4.2.2 - root is gone...

Thanks for reporting that.

Do you mean that rooting is no more possible with 4.2.2 firmware?

Current version 4.2.1 is somewhat buggy. Launcher FC quite often. It would make sense to download 4.2.2 but it would be unusable for me without root
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Thanks for reporting that.

Do you mean that rooting is no more possible with 4.2.2 firmware?

Current version 4.2.1 is somewhat buggy. Launcher FC quite often. It would make sense to download 4.2.2 but it would be unusable for me without root


Well, I wouldn't say not possible. It's just that I couldn't manage to get it done de same way so far.

The 4.2.2 update is pretty neat. The tablet works more stable now. The home screen rotates and the display is much brighter.
Just some update features I discovered.

As of root I was hoping that someone would discover some different, more stable way - like CF-Autoroot on the Nexus 7.

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