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Rooting the ASUS Memo Pad HD 7 (ME173x)

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quaddler

Member
Feb 4, 2011
7
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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/EeePAD/ME172V/ASUS_Android_USB_drivers_for_Windows_20130415.zip

Maybe this more complete package would work, too (I didn't try that):
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePAD/TF101/ASUS_Android_USB_drivers_for_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/showpost.php?p=40129120&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

-----------------------------

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

-----------------------------

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 :)

-----------------------------

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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rjdhill

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May 22, 2010
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Another method everyone might wanna try out is an app over in the Samsung mega . Called (kingo android root ). An amazing app . Download your PC make sure you have web connection and the app does the rest . Right script install su done in less than 5 mns . Truly the easiest IV ever seen . The dev did an amazing job. Check it out. also see post on all the devices ive rooted I'm the past week
 

superdragonpt

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Apr 27, 2013
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Custom Rom / Recovery RELEASE

I have (FINNALY) made the Thread.

You can now enjoy the FULL Android experience.

Custom ROM and Custom Recovery are now Released.


Official Thread here :

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=46928324#post46928324

(I will finish the OP Tomorow), Still need to add The "Usefull Tips" Section, but i need to sleep, gona work in +- 5 hours ...


Cya:victory:
 

ericmaxman

Senior Member
Jul 20, 2011
235
40
Kuala Lumpur
TIP : if anyone's device just stops workimg, or cant wake up, carefully open the back cover of the tablet and disconnect the power cable from the battery to the mainboard for about a minute or so.

I wouldn't dare say if Asus will still honor the warranty, since there isnt any warranty sticker here. But dont hold me liable. I've saved my tablet twice by opening the back cover.
 

coolizard

Senior Member
Oct 30, 2013
86
31
I have (FINNALY) made the Thread.

You can now enjoy the FULL Android experience.

Custom ROM and Custom Recovery are now Released.


Official Thread here :

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=46928324#post46928324

(I will finish the OP Tomorow), Still need to add The "Usefull Tips" Section, but i need to sleep, gona work in +- 5 hours ...


Cya:victory:


Thank you very much!
You know what you do.

BTW, what method you recomend for rooting this device?
Cheers.
 

shoxxy

Senior Member
Sep 8, 2013
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TIP : if anyone's device just stops workimg, or cant wake up, carefully open the back cover of the tablet and disconnect the power cable from the battery to the mainboard for about a minute or so.

I wouldn't dare say if Asus will still honor the warranty, since there isnt any warranty sticker here. But dont hold me liable. I've saved my tablet twice by opening the back cover.

Back cover is made for change ;) but do all this with non metallic otherwise you risk shortcut on mainboard.

Gesendet von meinem GT-I9001 mit Tapatalk
 

directcurrent

New member
Nov 1, 2013
1
0
USB OTG update?

hi all, just bought this device and fount this thread.
I was wondering if anyone had got powered USB OTG working, following the latest software updates?
thanks

EDIT: what I meant to ask was if anyone had OTG working without external power. in the earlier discussions there was confusion about whether this was a hardware or software issue.

has anyone found out? if the hardware is OK, but Asus updates don't fix it, is it something a custom install could resolve?
 
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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/EeePAD/ME172V/ASUS_Android_USB_drivers_for_Windows_20130415.zip

    Maybe this more complete package would work, too (I didn't try that):
    http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePAD/TF101/ASUS_Android_USB_drivers_for_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/showpost.php?p=40129120&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

    -----------------------------

    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

    -----------------------------

    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 :)

    -----------------------------

    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
    18
    Dont worry about the recovery. I already made two

    And let me say this again, if any of you are working on an bootloader unlock solution, be carefull with the mount points.
    Like i said, there is an dummy mount point, and the recovery part. id is symlinked to another part. Im still working on it
    12
    Custom Rom / Recovery RELEASE

    I have (FINNALY) made the Thread.

    You can now enjoy the FULL Android experience.

    Custom ROM and Custom Recovery are now Released.


    Official Thread here :

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=46928324#post46928324

    (I will finish the OP Tomorow), Still need to add The "Usefull Tips" Section, but i need to sleep, gona work in +- 5 hours ...


    Cya:victory:
    11
    Buy this tablet and make Custom ROM. Please.
    I already bought it.

    Btw there is another discuttion thread:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=45829848#post45829848

    Im already working on an recovery
    7
    Why don't you make another thread and keep us updated on your progress? Hopefully, it'll also attract more devs and help in getting us a subforum as well.

    OK.
    If i get it done, of course i will open an new thread, and keep you all up to date.

    Working at the moment on an CWM Based recovery for our ASUS.

    The problem now, is the proctection ASUS put on the Bootloader...
    And there is one "service" that for what i gather, records the amount of times , the spt/boot/recovery partion is flashed...

    I really dont like what ASUS is doing with this "protection" system.