Rooting the ASUS Memo Pad HD 7 (ME173x)

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quaddler

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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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xerioo

Member
Nov 5, 2014
6
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Screen calibration

Hi,
I know that this is not a hardware-forum but maybe someone can help me. I got a ME173x with a broken LCD and while trying to take it apart I tore the ribbon cable of the touch screen. So I had to change both which I did yesterday. Now everything seems fine except that I cant reach the "buttons" on the bottom of the screen. The touch screen otherwise works fine, touching, panning, swishing, zooming is ok. But the lowest part I can reach is the lowest row e.g. of the Settings screen (or whatever is on). Also it' a bit inaccurate at the lower section. And without those buttons it's really hard to use the tablet...
I can't find the setting to calibrate the new screen, maybe that'd fix it. I've already done a full system reset to clean everything but it didn't help. Or can it be a fault of the new touch screen?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

xerioo

Member
Nov 5, 2014
6
1
You could try to install some navigation bar or pie controll apps, maybe that will help you

Sent from my ME173X using XDA Free mobile app

Thanks, but these are brand new components, so I thought they should work as expected. So I pulled it apart again and double checked the ribbon cable connections, and it did the trick. Now it works like a charm :D

I still wonder however whether there is an option to calibrate this screen or not. The LCD has a few mm-s to move in it's place in the main frame so it would make sense to follow it. It's almost perfect now, but anyway...
 

Fvolfrine

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Jul 31, 2014
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Oklahoma City
Hi all. I have a ME173X and I successfully rooted it this weekend with framaroot.

Now I want to install a custom recovery and rom, but finding information is difficult or scattered. From what I have read the best one is superdragonpt's 1.1 ROM, which doesn't seem to be available anywhere.

Does someone have a good set of instructions on how to install a custom recovery and links for superdragonpt's ROM?

I would really appreciate anyone's help.
 

jole1999

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Oct 12, 2013
295
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Kula
Hi all. I have a ME173X and I successfully rooted it this weekend with framaroot.

Now I want to install a custom recovery and rom, but finding information is difficult or scattered. From what I have read the best one is superdragonpt's 1.1 ROM, which doesn't seem to be available anywhere.

Does someone have a good set of instructions on how to install a custom recovery and links for superdragonpt's ROM?

I would really appreciate anyone's help.

Maybe this can help http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=486532&st=1280#entry29355622 (translate it to english) I haven't tryed that method, the only one I tryed was the superdragons but since he deleted all his stuff we can't do it his way...

Sent from my ME173X using XDA Free mobile app
 

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HGH 878

Member
Nov 29, 2014
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hi
Hi guys
I have a question.
I've rooted me memo pad hd 7 successfully.
but 4 days ago I changed the Vm Heap size and when i restarted my tablet( to affect the changes) it didn't turn up anymore.
also from recovery menu it doesn't turns up.
what should I do??
do flashing makes it on???
thanks for your help and sorry by my english
 

Jervisd

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Oct 5, 2011
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Same problem here

Hey guys,
I bricked my tablet due to wrong permissions of build.prop file. I'm not able to fix it via ADB shell because USB Debugging is disabled. What can I do? The tablet is stuck in boot loop. The only thing that works is fastboot mode...
I cannot undo root, so service will not work :(

Thanks in advance

I have the same problem. I'm thinking if I could find an update.img or system.img file I would be able to flash through fastboot, but the one i've found are not working. Help please.
 

djdynamite123

Member
Jun 1, 2013
32
2
Hi, I want to root my daughters HD 7. She is sick and tired of the haul of adds in every game she plays on it. To be honest they are a joke, it's not just one here and their, they are everywhere taking over the app at times. (Adblock + proxy just doesn't work, total balls to that)
What's the easiest and safest method?
 

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djdynamite123

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Easiest and safest method is an app called framaroot.

Sent from my ME173X using XDA Free mobile app
Thanks pal, iv's just been reading it up before you answered. Appears Motochopper is the second option if it fails. I gather SuperSu installs automatically? is there any kind of things that need setting in supersu? also does that automatically update with the supersu in the playstore? What happens if you factory reset the device while rooted? does it keep or remove the root? thanks.
 

jole1999

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Oct 12, 2013
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Thanks pal, iv's just been reading it up before you answered. Appears Motochopper is the second option if it fails. I gather SuperSu installs automatically? is there any kind of things that need setting in supersu? also does that automatically update with the supersu in the playstore? What happens if you factory reset the device while rooted? does it keep or remove the root? thanks.

Yes, the latest supersu should be installed once you root the device with framaroot. If the supersu updates through playstore, you just need to open supersu app and it should ask you to update supersu binary, choose yes and choose the method (I always choose normal). If you factory reset the device the root shouldn't be lost, but I do not recommend doing a factory reset while rooted, first unroot, factory reset, root again. :)

Sent from my ME173X using XDA Free mobile app
 

djdynamite123

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Jun 1, 2013
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Yes, the latest supersu should be installed once you root the device with framaroot. If the supersu updates through playstore, you just need to open supersu app and it should ask you to update supersu binary, choose yes and choose the method (I always choose normal). If you factory reset the device the root shouldn't be lost, but I do not recommend doing a factory reset while rooted, first unroot, factory reset, root again. :)

Sent from my ME173X using XDA Free mobile app
Ok cool, has anyone tried factory resetting whilst rooted? what happened as a result? .... In that case how do you unroot. Is there a option to unroot through a 1 click tool? Sorry for the ultra nubness. Lolz.
 

jole1999

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Oct 12, 2013
295
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When you root your device and go to the supersu app, under settings there is an option for full unroot. If something happens with factory reset, the worst case would be bootloop, if you get an bootloop you just the instruction for unbricking the device.

Sent from my ME173X using XDA Free mobile app
 

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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.