Rooting the ASUS Memo Pad HD 7 (ME173x)

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quaddler

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Feb 4, 2011
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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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PDox68

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Dec 24, 2013
63
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i rooted mine on 4.2.1 and now there is an update for a new version so how can i get the update do i need to reflash stock rom or can i use ota update???

If you have not changed or removed system applications, then update via OTA .
If changed or removed, then restore all your system files and update via OTA.
If you can not restore, then reflash the stock rom and update via OTA or flash the latest version.
 

jole1999

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Oct 12, 2013
295
49
Kula
Hmm guys i bricked my tab (bootloop) i changed the product name to s4 one and i menaged to boot it about 4 times but this time i cant... Can i somehow insert the original build prop via pc and make it boot without flashing again in sp with formating, i really dont wanna lose the data... :(
The rom is stock without cwm

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Albertosso 96

Member
Dec 5, 2013
26
1
Bucharest
Hmm guys i bricked my tab (bootloop) i changed the product name to s4 one and i menaged to boot it about 4 times but this time i cant... Can i somehow insert the original build prop via pc and make it boot without flashing again in sp with formating, i really dont wanna lose the data... :(
The rom is stock without cwm

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It's the version you got from me? The 4.2.1 ?

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jole1999

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Oct 12, 2013
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Hmm look on youtube me173z otg and check desc. The battery should not charge it should just charge about for 1sec and otg should work but it must be in power source :D

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PDox68

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Dec 24, 2013
63
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Moscow
Hmm guys i bricked my tab (bootloop) i changed the product name to s4 one and i menaged to boot it about 4 times but this time i cant... Can i somehow insert the original build prop via pc and make it boot without flashing again in sp with formating, i really dont wanna lose the data... :(
The rom is stock without cwm

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ADB enabled on the tablet?
If it is enabled, through ADB.
If off, then through SP_Flash_tool:
Write memory -
Begin Adress - 0x4d00000
Container Lenght - 0x60000000
file - system.img
system.img only from BackUp.
You restore only the system partition. Root and you lose all changes to the system partition (if you did them)
 
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Jorge Moreira

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ADB enabled on the tablet?
If it is enabled, through ADB.
If off, then through SP_Flash_tool:
Write memory -
Begin Adress - 0x4d00000
Container Lenght - 0x60000000
file - system.img

You restore only the system partition. Root and you lose all changes to the system partition (if you did them)

But it does not have to have the bootloader unlocked to flash the stock rom or system.img? :confused:
 

PDox68

Senior Member
Dec 24, 2013
63
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Moscow
But it does not have to have the bootloader unlocked to flash the stock rom or system.img? :confused:

If we write through the Write Memory, then unlock not required. If you write through scatter file, then you required unlock.

system.img only from BackUp.


---------- Post added at 08:41 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:10 PM ----------

I think the adb was enabled, how can i do it via adb? Can you explain me it please?

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Download the drivers for Asus ASUS_Android_USB_drivers_for_Windows.zip
Download the ADB.

Loading device in normal mode and connect USB-cable.
On your computer as an administrator run cmd.exe from my ADB.
Check that the device connected : adb devices
Run shell : adb shell and go to the root- mode : su ( input string must begin with # )
Run the mount and see where you mounted /system ( in my case / emmc @ android)
Remount it in RW: mount -o remount,rw -t ext4 /[email protected] /system
Copy the file : adb push /path/to/local/build.prop /system/build.prop
/path/to/local / - where is build.prop
And , finally, assign rights : chmod 644 /system/build.prop
Reboot : adb reboot

build.prop you can take from system.img

Edit: Finish correspondence here - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=49696684&postcount=813
 
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jole1999

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The sp one seems simpler xd i hope the adb one will help someone else :)
So did i get it right

1.open sp flash tool
2. Go to write memory window
3. Click emmc
4. Open raw data and choose system img from my backup
5. Hit write memory
6. Connect tab
7. After green circle i should disconnect it and every thing should be there except custom bootanimation, root, and other things made in build prop? And /system???

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woktosser

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Jan 25, 2014
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Look no further...

Finally rooted my ME173X_TW_user_4.2.4.72702_ 20131128 build version with Kingo App (google it as i'm a happy new user who can't post links) ... both Motochopper and Framaroot failed to do the job in this new build version...

Thank you Rakesh Shukla of Droidviews for the intro and posting instructions... basically install the program on your computer, connect the tablet via USB, click root... after a while, a root success notification appears... the device restarts and SuperSU is back in business... Titanium Backup here i come!
 

Albertosso 96

Member
Dec 5, 2013
26
1
Bucharest
Finally rooted my ME173X_TW_user_4.2.4.72702_ 20131128 build version with Kingo App (google it as i'm a happy new user who can't post links) ... both Motochopper and Framaroot failed to do the job in this new build version...

Thank you Rakesh Shukla of Droidviews for the intro and posting instructions... basically install the program on your computer, connect the tablet via USB, click root... after a while, a root success notification appears... the device restarts and SuperSU is back in business... Titanium Backup here i come!

Well I did it with Farmaroot. I don't know why it failed?

Trimis de pe al meu ME173X folosind Tapatalk
 

Caseoz

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Jan 28, 2014
3
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Help me

Please tell me step by step how to root my android tablet..
Model number: me173x
Android version: 4.2.2
Kernel version: 3.4.5
Camera firmware version: 110033
Build number: ME173X_WW_user_4.2.4.72702_20131128 release keys
 

THE_RAFO

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Jan 30, 2014
1
0
build number [ ME173X_RUS_user_4.2.2.91525_20130711 ] release keys ]

Hi guys. So here is the situation. First of all I don't know much about rooting and my build number is ME173X_RUS_user_4.2.2.91525_20130711
I am a little bit worried about that.. So will this method work for me too?
android version 4.2.1
kernel version 3.4.5
build version ME173X_RUS_user_4.2.2.91525_20130711
thanks beforehand. any answers will be appreciated :)
 

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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.
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