ASUS Transformer Prime 1-click root and unroot tool released [Update]

January 4, 2012
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Yesterday brought all kinds of exciting news for ASUS Transformer Prime owners and now we have even more. We learned the bootloader will be unlock-able, and that it will be getting the much anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update starting January 12th. Now today the root method we mentioned earlier this week has officially been released, and is as simple as a click.

Thanks to the popular developers from @TeamAndIRC we not only have an awesome and simple root method for the Transformer Prime quad-core tablet, but they've released it as an easy 1-click root and unroot tool. The root method was shown off on video yesterday (linked in timeline below) and today the full method is available for anyone with a Windows PC.

The steps are extremely simple. If the image above doesn't give you an idea of how easy this is then I don't think I can be much help. Select 1 for root -- done! Obviously users will need to have ADB and the Android SDK up and running properly but if you're planning to root your device you probably should have that done already. Here are the extremely simple instructions just in case someone needs them.

-- Download the root tool .zip
-- Plug in your Transformer Prime and make sure to install the drivers located in the included .zip
-- Run the viperMOD Primer Tool.exe and choose an option.
-- Done!

All of the details can be found over at the RootzWiki thread. Make sure to ask any and all questions before proceeding and remember -- continue at your own risk.

Enjoy!

Update: After the last update the original Transformer wasn't able to be rooted. It appears this simple 1-click method works on the original Transformer too. Good luck!

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  • Andiego Dingurus

    nice, it would be a shame to have the prime in chains

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      agreed

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ahmed-Elkady/1492639592 Ahmed Elkady

    so, ?, with this root method i wont have officially unlock my bootloader from asus and void my warranty. does this by pass that step? thanks in advance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ahmed-Elkady/1492639592 Ahmed Elkady

    so, ?, with this root method i wont have officially unlock my bootloader from asus and void my warranty. does this by pass that step? thanks in advance.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      unlocking to bootloader and rooting are two separate things @facebook-1492639592:disqus .

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003235793795 Andrew Serrano

    i don’t understand how to download the drivers? help

  • http://www.facebook.com/zcarpenter Zeb Carpenter

    Personally, I’ll just wait for ICS before I invest time and risk into rooting my Prime. It’s only a week away at this point, so I think I can handle the wait.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Foosa-Noble/100001939436588 Foosa Noble

    any news about ICS  for the original transformer?

    • stanley alvarez

      read yesterday it is set to go out one month later than for the transformer prime.

    • stanley alvarez

      read yesterday it is set to go out one month later than for the transformer prime.

  • http://usb3gvn.com/ USB 3G Viettel

    Thanks, great review to the important points. Some really great thoughts here, very comprehensive.  I appriciate that!

  • mlk13

    Does it voids the asus warranty?

  • rainai

    Will this work on the original Transformer?