How to Root the ASUS Transformer

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This thread is dedicated to helping you root your ASUS Transformer. Either method may not work if you are using a device with serial number 'B70' or above.

If you have updated your Transformer to 8.6.5.21 using the latest OTA, please install the downgrade-fix below, 8.6.6.19, to successfully use Razorclaw.


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Razorclaw: http://androidroot.mobi/2011/11/14/introducing-razorclaw-v1

It is extremely important you read the Razorclaw documentation in full.

Update to 8.6.5.13: http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?..
Update to 8.6.5.19/Fix for 8.6.5.21 users: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1417006
You must update to 8.6.5.13 to update to 8.6.5.19.

NVFlash: http://www.xda-developers.com/nvflash.zip

NVFlash ROM's: PRIME and Revolver


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Unbrick Your Device / How to use NVFlash

In the unlikely event you brick your device, don't worry, it can be saved. It's very easy. Please download NVFlash and any ROM flashable using NVFlash above, and follow the steps below.

Put your device in APX mode: Connect your device to your computer via USB and power on the device holding both the Power and Volume Up buttons for about 3-5 seconds. The screen will remain black.

Install the required drivers for APX: If you haven't installed them already, find your “APX” device in Device Manager and update driver manually, pointing it at usbpcdriver in the nvflash.zip.

Prepare your ROM: Download your chosen NVFlash ROM and place the system.img, recovery.img, and boot.img in the nvflashtf directory. "/nvflash/nvflashtf/".

Start the process: Run download.sh (Linux only) or download.bat (Windows only) to start the process.

NOTE: NVFLASH CAN ONLY BE USED ON AN SBK1 DEVICE. PLEASE CHECK YOUR DEVICE IS COMPATIBLE BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS METHOD.
 
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jdubau55

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i used razorclaw and rooted succesfully. How do i install cwm now?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1346180

Mad simple.

---------- Post added at 03:53 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:50 PM ----------

This is a very well thought out thread with a great layout. However, the Razorclaw app and Recovery Installer app method is much much much easier. No computer needed. No drivers or cables needed. Just your TF and a connection.

These 2 apps need to be added to the reference thread. The info there is outdated.
 
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that was an older method..razorclaw is more convenient,no pc,no cable.IMO there isn't needed a tuto for root,because is too simple...install an pak...install anotheer one to have cwm...that's it!!:confused:
 

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nothin' mate,it is very easy now with that!;)the only problem,not for me,is the future asus's ota that can brick the device if we return to stock and upgrade from asus....
 

sert00

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infact for me it isn't a problem,but i red that for some people is bad don'r receive ota asus anymore.personally i go with revolver,until fabio released an ics build!:)
 

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nothin' mate,it is very easy now with that!;)the only problem,not for me,is the future asus's ota that can brick the device if we return to stock and upgrade from asus....
can you specify that? you say, it is not always possible to flash a stock rom and then recieve ota updates? let us suggest, ics comes out from asus. then i am not able to switch back to stock and get the ics update?
is there a thread where this topic is discussed? ididnt find any unfortunately..
 

NeedATab

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help!
after i put my tf on apx mode and click backup and root the toolkit starts the rooting but at some point i get this message:
could not find modded image program cannot continue

and then i get :
modified boot could not be created program cannot continue

.....................................................................................

what should i do ?!? i want rooted tf with revolver !!!
 

BossNexusS

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hey I just bought atrnsformer tab and I want to install different toms on it.. But this tutorial says it is defunct.. Does it still work? Or what??
 

BossNexusS

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Thank you very much :)

Sent from your bedroom with my GT-I9100

---------- Post added at 01:55 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:19 AM ----------

Hey i know noob question.. but i just got the transformer tab and its an 8.4... build.. how do i get it to the 8.6..19 build?! i searched their site too and i cant find anything.. please help

NVM i gots it :) ......................................................
 
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samcaplat

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Hey i know noob question.. but i just got the transformer tab and its an 8.4... build.. how do i get it to the 8.6..19 build?! i searched their site too and i cant find anything.. please help

NVM i gots it :) ......................................................
This method works, but an update is coming when I get clearance to add Razorclaw. Sorry for the wait.
 

Tazzaras

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My biggest concern is if something happens to it and I need to claim it on warranty, or I brick it somehow. Mine is B90 so I'll have no way to recover it if I root :s
My understanding is that once you are rooted any unroot method should work to bring you back regardless of the model number. I haven't had the need to revert back. I also have a B90 and am rooted with CWR. There are two threads about unrooting in this thread that people claim success but have yet to figure out if anyone had a B90. I'm assuming soon people will try to unroot now that a lot more people probably own a B90 model.
 

NeedATab

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help!
after i put my tf on apx mode and click backup and root the toolkit starts the rooting but at some point i get this message:
could not find modded image program cannot continue

and then i get :
modified boot could not be created program cannot continue

.................................................. ...................................

what should i do ?!? i want rooted tf with revolver !!!