How To Root The Asus Transformer Prime……Again

With all of the Asus Transformer Prime buzzing the internet lately it’s hard to keep up with what’s going on with this device.  Anyhow, if you want to quickly catch up on all of the TP news check out the links to our previous articles below.  In the meantime, if you were one of the few who experienced some funny business after the first and second OTA update and especially if you lost root access, this post is for you.  The folks over at XDA have been hard at work to get you root again and we’ve supplied the instructions below to make it easy for you.  This is completely unsupported so proceed at your own risk.  However, if you’re ready to take control of your device again, give it a go.  Hit the source link for the full thread and feel free to comment below and let us know how well the root method worked for you.  Enjoy.

Previous articles:

 

Instructions:

You will need to know how to use ADB commands, otherwise, wait for a one click root using this method to be developed.

Downloads:

mempodroid binary
su binary

Root:

adb push mempodroid /data/local
adb push su /data/local
adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/mempodroid
adb shell /data/local/mempodroid 0xd9ec 0xaf47 mount -o remount,rw ” /system
adb shell
/data/local/mempodroid 0xd9ec 0xaf47 sh

You should now be in a remote shell session with root (indicated by #)

cat /data/local/su > /system/xbin/su
chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
exit
exit

adb shell rm /data/local/mempodroid
adb shell rm /data/local/su
adb reboot

After your Transformer Prime comes up, install Superuser from android market.

Enjoi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Joe was born in New Jersey and spent most of his childhood moving around from state to state. He eventually made his way to Pennsylvania where he met his Portuguese beauty and made her his wife. He now has three great kids and full access to all of the Portuguese food he can eat. Joe's love for mobile technology began when he bought his first Palm Pilot, a Palm M130 and left it on top of his car, driving off, causing it to smash into a thousand pieces. Forced to buy a new device, he quickly discovered that specs were changing so rapidly he was buying a new device every six months just to keep up. Since then, he has constantly felt the need to have the latest and greatest. When the "smartphone" revolution began and integrating cell phones and PDA's was the norm, he quickly jumped to Windows Mobile for several years until the first Android device was launched, the T-Mobile G1. Joe began appreciating all of the free utilities Google provided and sold his soul (his precious data) to Google long before they got into the mobile OS business. So, there was no hesitation at all for him to jump on board and ride the Android train as an early adopter. And boy has it been a blast. Joe now works in the Engineering & Operations dept for a major mobile carrier where he remotely troubleshoots cell sites and loves being an Editor for TalkAndroid.


  • someguy

    02.12.2012 This worked perfectly on my new TF201 after the OTA update. (vipermod failed to root the device)
    Android version 4.0.3
    GPS Version V6.9.13
    Wi-Fi version V6.1.1.18
    Build number IML74K.US_epad-9.4.2.13-20120203

    Thanks for posting!