How to Root ASUS Transformer TF101 On Android 4.0.3 IceCream Sandwich Using Permanent Root Method
There are many reasons behind the popularity of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101. It boasts of being armed with the best of premium hardware and being developer-friendly, along with the continuous manufacturer support. The latest Android release, Ice Cream Sandwich, has also been received by the Transformer TF101 and it is already rooted on the device. We’ve provided an easy to follow guide, complete with step-by-step instructions, for all of you who use Windows. Take a look below!
The source of the rooting method directly comes from XDA-Developers – one of the top meeting places for Android hackers, developers and enthusiasts – where developer rhcp0112345 posted in a thread the details of his Transformer TF101 root on ICS (using OS X / Linux). Also in that thread, developer chan32167 added a post featuring a modified root of rhcp’s for Windows. We have drawn up a step-by-step guide based on it.
Notice that the method below is about using Windows to root an original Transformer TF101. For other operating systems such as Mac and Linux, another set of instructions must be followed and the link to the source is at the bottom of this post.
DISCLAIMER: Any loss of data or damage to the device while using this guide is all at your own risk. Techow will not take any responsibility for it.
Step 1: Go to the ASUS Transformer TF101 to download and install the latest drivers for your device.
Step 2: On your Transformer, go to your Settings > Applications > Development and turn on USB debugging.
Step 3: Using a USB cable, plug your Transformer into a Windows computer.
Step 4: Go the third reply here (Official Thread) and download the tf101 ics root.zip. Extract the files using an appropriate program, such as 7zip, and open run.bat.
Step 6: It will detect your device. Follow the instructions on your screen.
If you correctly followed the instructions, you will find Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich rooted on your ASUS Transformer TF101. For a quick check, look in your apps drawer for an app called Superuser.
If you have any questions, click on the link for the official thread on XDA-Developers.
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