[Device is unlocked][Video Added] Bootloader Unlock Tool Released [25.7.2012]

zeus34

Senior Member
Jul 24, 2008
157
238
0
Helsinki
Direct link Asus Support site

Direct Download Link DropBox:

MD5:41F99EC8404717FDFA3117FAFA01A701



installation instructions:

1. Download File Asus support or DropBox

2. Save (UnLock_Device_App_V7.apk) file your device.

3. Install UnLock_Device_App_V7.apk

4. Open Device Unlocked Tool.

5. you will see Asus Conditions Scroll down and agree to the terms

6. you will see Asus Conditions "I accept" Big button "remove the device by pressing the lock"

7. Now you will see your e-mail account you will be asked to ensure that the password "ok"

8.Now Device rebooting. In the upper left corner is "Device is unlocked" to be seen

9 In the upper left corner is "Device is uncked" to be seen

[How-To-Video]


Video Added (27.7.2012) (sorry finnish language android)

Zeus
 
Last edited:

jtrosky

Senior Member
May 8, 2008
3,901
1,150
0
That is a pretty stern warning that they post for this file. Is there really no way to get back to an original locked state if we unlock our bootloader? I would really hate to unlock and then have a hardware issues that required service as my warranty would be void (according to Asus, anyway).

I guess until there are custom ROMs available, there really isn't much reason to unlock yet anyway, right?

Thanks to the OP for spotting this! I'm guess that custom ROM's with OC'd kernels, etc will be coming soon! :)

Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF700T using Tapatalk 2
 
  • Like
Reactions: zeus34

Einride

Senior Member
Sep 8, 2010
370
120
0
I guess until there are custom ROMs available, there really isn't much reason to unlock yet anyway, right?
Correct.

As for the warranty loss, it is pretty heavy, yeah. But if there is an actual hardware failure that couldn't possibly be related to the bootloader unlock and flashing custom ROMs, maybe they'll still fix it if you RMA it? Not sure how it's been done for the Prime or TF300.

It would give Asus a great amount of good-will at least. I guess they'd consider it on a case-by-case basis.
 
  • Like
Reactions: del22

Svashtar

Senior Member
Dec 14, 2009
279
40
0
Kranj
Correct.

As for the warranty loss, it is pretty heavy, yeah. But if there is an actual hardware failure that couldn't possibly be related to the bootloader unlock and flashing custom ROMs, maybe they'll still fix it if you RMA it? Not sure how it's been done for the Prime or TF300.

It would give Asus a great amount of good-will at least. I guess they'd consider it on a case-by-case basis.
I had unlocked, s-off-ed, rooted, flashed custom roms, tweak cpu to max possible and what not on my HTC Desire phone....and it was on repair for 4 times now. Never had a case anyone said anything because of that. Why? Because the first thing the do is reset the phone to factory default (which effectively means its like brand new) and they cannot even tell it was anything different.

Of course this goes true for any HW issue like broken screen, back panel, motherboard etc...cause phone/tablet is not working and they can't even boot it or whatever. Another things are minor issues when you can still do pretty much everything except that what is broken (let's say headhone jack doesn't work and sound is not heard on your headphones, you can't hear the caller or vice versa), but usually with any unlocking, rooting etc SW there is always their counterpart, so you can usually always revert back to what it was. At least I have such experiance. Maybe I only had luck.

I am pretty sure I have fried my motherboard or cpu 2 times. No problem... :)
 
  • Like
Reactions: d14b0ll0s

Einride

Senior Member
Sep 8, 2010
370
120
0
Yeah, but in this case it's slightly different since you're "registering" with Asus directly to unlock the bootloader of the device. I assume this involves the serial number of the device, which means they can easily track it and flag it if it's RMAed for some reason.

But yeah, here's hoping they'll at least honor it for obvious hardware faults that can't be related to the bootloader being unlocked.
 
  • Like
Reactions: d14b0ll0s

newellj79

Senior Member
Jan 2, 2011
2,370
296
0
Why isn't this thread on fire right now..?
I can't wait for the Development forum to become a bit more crowded from now on :D
This soooo made my day!
Hell yes, and it's my day off! Wake up people! Please put something in this section that should actually be in this section! :)

Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF700T using Tapatalk 2
 

Ralganaziel

Member
Feb 13, 2011
18
13
0
Paris
Great news and thanks for the heads up ! Let's hope we'll get cool ROMs really quick !

---------- Post added at 12:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:04 PM ----------

[/COLOR]
Hmmm.... Interesting...
Since this unlocking tool seems to download stuff, doesn't it mean that it could perform different things from the TF300 version ?
 

d14b0ll0s

Senior Member
Sep 4, 2011
1,213
448
0
Great news, thanks!!!
So, one valid question to ask: does unlocking and flashing CWM recovery mean we cannot use blob updates from ASUS anymore? I can remember this was the issue with some devices before, but I may be confusing things.