by Christine Torralba, 1 year ago
Ever since the ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 was released, it has gotten its fair share of both criticism and praise from the public. While it has been called as the ‘fastest, smoothest Android tablet to…
In the earlier days of Android, rooting had been a painful process. Many a user nervously referred to instructions and prayed against the odds that they wouldn’t accidentally brick their device. Those days seem to be coming to an end, as newer and more painless methods are being developed by dedicated Android users. With the advent of one-click tools, even the most novice user of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer (TF101) and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime (TF201) can now confidently root their tablets and enjoy administrative access.
With the use of a handy Android application called SparkyRoot, rooting your Transformer or Transformer Prime, running on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich is as easy as four steps. It isn’t quite a one-click tool but it’s certainly a whole less stressful than having to fiddle with a command terminal.
Root is achieved by installing an APK to your tablet and using the app for gaining root. This means that if you’ve been putting off rooting your Transformer or Transformer Prime, this is a quick and pain-free method. You won’t need to break a sweat with this APK root method. Developed by sparkym3, a senior member of XDA Developers, this APK root method is currently based on a busybox exploit discovered by another forum member, rhcp0112345.
SparkyRoot has been confirmed to work on the current OTAs for the Transformer and the Transformer Prime, which includes the Transformer’s software version 126.96.36.199 and the Transformer Prime’s software version 188.8.131.52.
If you have difficulty verifying root with Root Checker and Busybox, sparkym3 suggests that before you try the SparkyRoot method, you uninstall these apps. You may re-install them after you’ve completed the rooting process. Sparkym3 has also included a check in the app to help you verify if all the necessary files have been set up properly, with proper permissions.
Congratulations! Your Transformer or Transformer Prime is now rooted.