Those who are having Asus Transformer Eee Pad transformer TF 101 should be glad to know that it is now easy to root the tablet. When it is easy to root then there will be a lot of customizing options available and you can taste your transformer for the tablet. You can not only custom the ROM, also you can customize the kernels. So you can completely makeover the tablet as Android has been always known for.
So, before proceeding with the rooting it is better to know the advantages and the disadvantages of rooting, pre requisites to be followed before rooting and also how to root the device. The reason of knowing all these steps before rooting is to empower you in all the aspects and the complications regarding the rooting.
There are many advantages of Rooting, mainly it allows one to install custom ROMs for their devices, and it allows conversion of laggy RFS file system to the faster and more efficient EXT4 system. Rooting allows you to make use of third party applications or solutions like Voodoo as well as latest version of CWM (Clock Work Mod Recovery), and delete unwanted default applications which come along with the Transformer out of the box.
Unfortunately rooting has only one demerit that there is no warranty given for the device and also one can’t claim for warranty.
If we follow the instruction which is mentioned in article, it will help to protect your device from partial or complete damage of device in any condition.
Note that after the process of rooting the internet APN settings will be reset and you will be unable to access the Internet. In that case, after updating the firmware you will have to re configure the APN settings to access the data and the Internet. For more info regarding the APN Settings you will have to contact your Service Provider. Also do not forget to configure the MMS Settings.
Sometimes mobile might lose the stored data while rooting process, it is highly recommended to create a backup of the data in the phone, so that in case any data is lost can be restored i.e. SMS, Call Logs, Contacts, Songs, Videos, Files APN Settings and MMS Settings. The list below may help you how to backup your phone.
- You can use SMS Backup & Restore application for SMS.
- Contacts can be synchronized with Gmail application.
- Call log & Restore.
- Songs, Videos, Files can be copied to Internal or External SD Card.
- For APN & MMS Settings you have to note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
You should have at least battery life of more than 50% to be sure that the Asus Transformer won’t get turn off in the middle of the firmware update process. As rooting process is involved with the computer or laptop, you have to be sure that it runs Windows XP or Windows Vista or Windows 7. It should also have USB 2.0 ports with Admin Privileges. Also, please turn off completely if any of the PC Suites are switched ON in your computer so that it would not interrupt the firmware update. Please be noted that this procedure will only work on the Windows base OS. It will not support Apple or Mac based systems.
Steps to root the Asus Transformer Eee Pad TF 101
Before you proceed, you just need to download rooting package for pad transformer TF 101 in your computer. Once u download the rooting package need to unzip it to get the universal tool kit which is the executable file.
The extraction process will prompt you the path where you wish to extract. Please select the path and click on “Extract” option as shown in the above screen capture.
As the files are extracted to the location you have to find and open the icon “Brks_rootkit_v7″ which will be in the Android robot shape. As soon as you open it, you will find the below show screen.
Now you have to follow the instruction mentioned on the screen thoroughly and click next which is “Install Drivers”. After this you have to connect to the PC or Laptop.
Now select the 32 or 64 bit drivers depending on your computer or laptop and click next which is “Backup and ROOT” to proceed as shown in the below screen capture.
Now, you have to click on “Backup and Root” after the rooting process commences. When the rooting process is complete the device will be restarted automatically and the “SU” (Super User) will be given to the device, this confirms the rooting is successful. You can also check the rooting is successful or not by finding the Super User icon in the skull shape. If you find the icon then the rooting is successful, if you don’t find then you will have to follow the rooting procedure again.
This is how you can root your Asus Transformer TF 101 successfully. If you face any issues while rooting please do contact us on comment box so that we can get back to you with the solution at the earliest.