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There is finally a very easy root method for the Asus Transformer. Thanks to all the developers over at XDA for the transformer 3.1 rootkit. We have as alwasy just consolidated the thread to allow our visitors to easily understand and use these methods.
Root Instructions for the Asus Transformer:
- Download and install the drivers for your Device (download location)
- Download the transformer 3.1 rootkit (download link)
- Plug your Device into your computer via USB
- Reboot your Transformer
- Boot into apx mode (press and hold volume up + power)
- When asking for apx driver browse to the “usbpcdriver” folder in the root kit
- Run root.bat (gives permanent root)
- Run cwm.bat (only if you want clockworkmod)
- Reboot Device (hold power button for 10 seconds)
- Put Transformer in Debug Mode (Settings -> Applications -> Development -> click USB Debugging)
- Run root_app.bat (this installs SuperUser and SU)
- Enjoy your rooted Asus Transformer
SuperOneClick by far supports the most phones of any other root method available at this point. While it may not be the best meted for your phone it probably supports it. SuperOneClick was developed by shortfuse.org and supports over 25 phones including most HTC, Motorola, Samsung and Sony Android Phones.
Operating systems that SuperOneClick Currently Supports are:
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Ubuntu Hardy (8.04 LTS), Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04), Ubuntu Karmic (9.10), Ubuntu Lucid (10.04 LTS), Ubuntu Maverick (10.10), Debian Lenny (5.0), Debian Squeeze (testing), Debian Sid (unstable), Debian Experimental.
Please take note that if you are running Microsoft Windows XP, install .NET Framework v2.0 or above, and if you run a Mac or another Linux flavor, make sure you install Mono
The current compatable and tested phones are:
Acer Liquid Metal, Dell Streak, HTC Magic (Sapphire) 32B, HTC Bee, LG Ally, Motorola Atrix4G, Motorola Charm, Motorola Cliq, Motorola Droid, Motorola Flipside, Motorola Flipout, Motorola Milestone, Nexus One, Samsung Captivate, Samsung Galaxy 551 (GT-I5510), Samsung Galaxy Portal/Spica I5700, Samsung Galaxy S 4G, Samsung Galaxy S I9000, Samsung Galaxy S SCH-I500, Samsung Infuse 4G, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Transform M920, Samsung Vibrant, Sony Ericsson Xperia E51i X8, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, Sprint Hero, Telus Fascinate, Toshiba Folio 100. Keep in mind that just because the phone is not in this list does not mean that it doesn’t work just that it hasn’t been confirmed as working.
Root Instructions using SuperOneClick:
- Download the latest SuperOneClick.zip file to your Windows computer (download link)
- Extract the files from the .zip file into a new folder on your PC.
- turn on USB debugging (Settings -> Applications -> Development- > click USB Debugging)
- Plug your phone in to your PC via USB
- Make sure your SD card is unmounted (we recommend taking it out)
- Open the folder with SuperOneClick and double click “SuperOneClick.exe”.
- Allow the process to run and enjoy being rooted.
We have rooted many devices ourselves and have seen many other users saying that this root method works. We are however not responsible for your use of this information and have to tell you that you assume all risks of following the steps above.
This method will Unlock, Root, UnRoot and ReLock the Motorola Xoom MZ600. Rooting your Xoom Tablet may void your warranty and have posted these instructions for you to try at your own risk.
Motorola Xoom Tablet
Instructions to root your Motorola Xoom Tablet:
- You MUST have your tablet in USB Debugging mode (settings -> applications -> development -> Click USB Debugging).
- Download Root My Xoom w Unroot (file is large because it has the stock system.img file in it) Download RootMyXoom w/ Unroot at http://www.mediafire.com/?150q43pkdtrh7m8
- Unzip everything in a folder on the root of your PC (example: c:/xoom/root)
- Run the Xoom One Click EXE tool and follow the instructions (please read the prompts carefully).
- Enjoy your Rooted Motorola Xoom
As always Android Advice is not responsible for any damage to your device and would like to remind you that rooting your device may void your warranty and we post this only for this that don’t care and want to try it.
Original Article can be found at: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1011196
The Motorola Droid X2 has just been released and has already been rooted. Most of you haven’t even received your device yet and will be able to root it the day you get it. These days I can’t imagine that any device will be locked down enough that the Android community can’t root it.
The method used to root the device wasen’t even created for it but does the job. Gingerbreak was created to root phones running the leaked Gingerbread platform. The great part about all of this is that the Motorola Droid X2 doesn’t even run Gingerbread.
For instructions on how to root your device please visit our article on how to Gingerbreak your Android Device.
Gingerbreak Root method for Android Phones
The GingerBreak APK is a way to gain root access on GingerBread. What the app does is:
The APK puts the right files in the right place to run the exploit
The APK runs the exploit
The exploit attempts to attain root access
The exploit remounts /system as read-write and runs the installer script
The installer script installs the su binary and superuser APK, and reboots
Installation of Gingerbreak
Enable USB Debugging mode on your phone (settings … applications … development … check USB Debugging mode)
Make sure USB debugging is enabled
Make sure you have an SD card formatted and in the phone
Transfer the APK on the phone and install it (download the apk here)
Open the APK and press the root button
Wait a few minutes and the device will reboot, be patient it can take a while (10 minutes or so)
Make sure the Superuser app is install and working
You now have your Gingerbread phone rooted Using the Gingerbreak method (this also works for tablets)
As always Android Advice is in no way responsable for the use of this information or apk file. You root your phone at your own risk.
Original Article can be found at: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1044765