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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Kevin108

Member
Feb 3, 2011
20
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Virginia Beach, VA
Boromir exploit is working 100% ;)

I'm not familiar with Framaroot but I've used many utilities over the last 4 years to root a variety of devices. Is there anything unusual you have to do in Framaroot to get access to the Boromir exploit? The only entry visible to me in 1.9.3 is Aragorn, which doesn't work.

I bought a MP7 from Best Buy yesterday and have tried Motochopper, Towelroot, Kingo Root, and Framamroot with no success. Just wondered if I was missing something obvious.
 

METAL66

Senior Member
Jan 10, 2014
68
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i had rooted this device, but after few months the touch was bad and not functioning, when i sent to warranty, they removed the root and did few changes, and when i try to root nowit doesnt work, can anyone plz help me how to root this device with the latest update from the factory that i updated? best would be screenshots.
Thank you
 

METAL66

Senior Member
Jan 10, 2014
68
0
Have you tried RootzenPhone?


no i havent. but i will google it. thanks

---------- Post added at 10:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:47 PM ----------

Have you tried RootzenPhone?

Install custom recovery, download superdragons latest stock rom with previous kernel where you can get root and flash it.

Sent from my ME173X using XDA Free mobile app

well it sounds like a plan, but i am sorry all this sounds hard and new to me, i have no idea how to do that.
 
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jole1999

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Oct 12, 2013
295
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Have you tried RootzenPhone?


no i havent. but i will google it. thanks

---------- Post added at 10:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:47 PM ----------





well it sounds like a plan, but i am sorry all this sounds hard and new to me, i have no idea how to do that.

One guy reported that he menaged to root the latest update with Kingo Root app. Try it :)

Sent from my ME173X using XDA Free mobile app
 

sergio140

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Sep 28, 2014
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Asus Memo Pad hd7 with MHL?

Hi everyone, my question is simple: it is possible to connect the Asus MeMo Pad HD7 to a TV by MHL? I have a LG 42LB5610 42" and I think it hasn't DLNA so I think MHL is the only way to connect my tablet to the TV.

Thanks in advance.
 

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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.