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Possible fix for lost root with 8.6.5.21

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By pjfriend, Senior Member on 29th December 2011, 11:03 AM
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2nd update today! 4th Jan
Thanks to GLS9 and Baseballfanz for the info. It seems we have a universal root. 'Nachoroot'.

Check it out here if you were left stuck with the other methods. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1427838


Mangraa posted this. Hopefully it will help those who have been stuck so far. 4th Jan 2012


- Get Razorclaw and install it, no root needed.

- Get the recovery installer and do the same.

- Check your version info. You'll see a pair of letter which are like the "WW", "UK", "US" pairs in the various update files. It appears, at least when I was trying to do this, that you cannot use unmatched pairs (I don't know about the "WW" one, since I started with US and (accidentally) went to .13 US version).

- Follow the instructions regarding downloading the .13 update (WW version and/or whatever letter pair your tablet uses, in case the WW doesn't work). Unzip, slap on external SD, power off, power on with down volume, volume up to go to recovery, bang. Done.

- Do the same thing with the megaupload file (.19). The second option did fix the problem I had, which was trying to update to a WW.19 firmware from a US.13 - DO THE DOUBLE FILE/RENAME TRICK. It works perfectly.

- Run razorclaw, run recovery installer, and gloat.

Seriously, now knowing how the paired-letters-not-compatible-with-other-letters thing works, the whole process would take maybe 10-15 minutes tops. Thanks for the post!




update. Success does seem to vary and some people have managed to make this work with a different SD and other variations. If my method or Trip's doesn't work for you have a look at some of the tweaks that other guys have used. If you did something different and it works let us know. Thanks.

I have a UK transformer and I lost root after the OTA 8.6.5.21 update. Yes, should have checked before applying.

Wasn't able to root with NVFlash so I downloaded http://www.multiupload.com/X65RBVD2MB the 8.6.6.19 file that was posted by Lizard here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1393953&page=3

I unzipped it until I had the WW_epad-user-8.6.6.19.zip file. I placed this on the root directory of the external SD card and when I rebooted it gave me the option to install.

This installed OK so I just re-ran Razorclaw and sorted. I have superuser back.

Warnings and all. This would seem to be the US update but is working fine on my UK B70 (presumably SBK2 pad). I've installed CWM and backed up too. No promises that this won't destroy your pad/steal your gal or boy/shoot your dog.

Card formatting?
Originally Posted by elek_it

For all the people having problem:I was on b80 .21, and tried both methods with no success. Always the green android with yellow exclamation mark.Then, I noticed that when copying files to the sd from windows, it always asked for "permissions". That was formatted with NTFS.Tried another microSD in FAT32, just copied the WW_epad-user-8.6.6.19.zip file and VOILA', all worked flawlessy (method 1).


Step by step

1) Download http://www.multiupload.com/X65RBVD2MB
2) Unzip so you have just have WW_epad-user-8.6.6.19.zip. Keep this zipped and copy to root of external micro SD.
3) Reboot with card in place, don't enter recovery.
4) When it booted back into the OS I had a triangle in the notification bar. I clicked this and it offered to install the update.
5) After tab updated as usual I just re-ran Razorclaw and I had root back.

Update. trippmcnealy had success with a tweak to this. If it doesn't work you might want to follow his method.
1) Download http://www.multiupload.com/X65RBVD2MB
2) Unzip so you have just have "WW_epad-user-8.6.6.19.zip". Keep this zipped and copy to root of external SD.
3) Put another copy of the same file on your external SD card and name it "EP101_SDUPDATE.zip"
4) Put both files "EP101_SDUPDATE.zip" and "WW_epad-user-8.6.6.19.zip" on the root of your internal SD card.
5) Power down your TF
6) Power up into recovery - by pressing the power button and volume down button. Then press volume up when instructed by the screen.
7) You should now see the Android guy with some gears turning. This is good, actually this is GREAT! This will go on for a minute or so and then the device will reboot on its own. It will then go to the boot screen and you should see a bar showing you the progress of the update.
8) Once it has completed, install RazorClaw and root your device.


Tips from Baseballfanz
For those not able to get it working, a few things to check.

1-Make sure you actually extract the WW_epad-user-8.6.6.19.zip within the zip. Inside the file you download is an Asus folder, inside that is an Update folder, inside that is the WW_epad-user-8.6.6.19.zip file you'll be working with.
2-When renaming, if your PC is set to "hide known extension", you'll not see the .zip so if you type in .zip you'll get filename.zip.zip The file manager on the TF should show you the extension
3-Make sure it's on the root of the sd card and not within any folder.
4-Check spelling of files
WW_epad-user-8.6.6.19.zip EP101_SDUPATED.zip

5-Micro sd card is in FAT32 format. Try a different card or format again (after saving your stuffs)
6-File manager on the TF sdcard is internal and Removable/MicroSD is the external sd card.




Suggestions
It would be useful for people to report info with posts about success or not. What SBK, serial number (B70 etc) and current firmware are you on? I'm no dev but hopefully we can make things easier for others.

Resources
Razorclaw
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1346180 Gnufabio's recovery installer, suggested by Baseballfanz
Reboot to Recovery Makes it easier to enter recovery after installing CWM.


Please let me know if any info is missing and I'll update.
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29th December 2011, 12:10 PM |#2  
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Ah, this seems interesting! I also have a uk transformer and will give it a go.

So you don't need anything else but stock? I will try this now, and does it wipe your data? Used asus backup just in case.
29th December 2011, 12:20 PM |#3  
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Hi,

thanks for the info. As far as I know the WW-version is not US only, but should match the version you have (you can check that in the settings/about tablet).
As far as I know WW stands for WorldWide and actually means US and (most of) Europe. There are special versions for Taiwan, Germany and Canada though...

I will try this later with my transformer (bought in switzerland) - i should work!

Regards, Thomas
29th December 2011, 12:30 PM |#4  
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Yeah I was thinking that. It comes with all the country files anyway.
29th December 2011, 12:36 PM |#5  
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I tried this a couple of days ago and it didn't work, turns out I unzipped the wrong file.


Unzip the .19 update to the root of your sdcard and reboot the transformer if it doesn't detect the update.


Now I haz root.
29th December 2011, 12:40 PM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by whitekidney

I tried this a couple of days ago and it didn't work, turns out I unzipped the wrong file.


Unzip the .19 update to the root of your sdcard and reboot the transformer if it doesn't detect the update.


Now I haz root.

So external or internal? And just reboot or recovery? Vol down+power then vol up? Thanks, sorry for the questions!
29th December 2011, 12:44 PM |#7  
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Hi there,

I unzipped to external and rebooted with the card in place. I didn't use recovery. The OS detected the update and offered to install. Just proceeded from there.

I mentioned the US update as the file is 8.6.6.19 not 8.6.5.19

Good luck.
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I'm still getting the dreaded triangle when trying this fix, any suggestions?
29th December 2011, 12:47 PM |#9  
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Hi Samuel

Can you talk us through what you did and your setup? I'm no expert but hopefully we can find out what's awry.
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Nice 1 m8. Do yo think this will work with B40 model? Where in leeds are you from? I in pudsey.
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Should this work with the TF101G (B90 / DE / 8.6.6.10) too?

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