How to root the Transformer Prime with recent OTA

by: Richard GutierrezJanuary 26, 2012


ASUS Transformer Prime has a new OTA update and also with the new update comes a new way of  rooting your device, thanks to Saurik of XDA Developers Forum. This process of rooting our device uses the ADB but don’t get disappointed if you dont know how to use ADB, its really simple just foolow the steps below.


  • Make sure that your phone battery is charge at least 60%
  • Backup your phone data into your computer.
  • Turn on USB Debugging, on your homescreen tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development. Then, make sure that USB debugging is checked.


  • Asus Transformer Prime with recent over-the-air (OTA) update.
  • Computer
  • USB Data Cable
  1. First, download and install Android Debug Bride (ADB).
  2. Then, download Mempodroid Binary and SU Binary, and put them in
    your c:android-sdkplatform-tools directory.
  3. Next, connect your device to the computer using your USB Data Cable.
  4. Open Windows File Explorer then search and open the android-sdk folder inside of the drive C:
  5. Now, hold the shift key down on your keyboard and right click in any blank area inside that folder. This will give you the option to open a command window here. Select that and a command prompt will open saying c:android-sdkplatform-tools
  6. Enter the following command into the command prompt window then press enter.

    adb devices
  7. After that your device should be recognize by the ADB and we’re now ready to Root our device.
  8. Enter the following commands into the commad prompt window pressing enter for every lines.adb push mempodroid /data/local
    adb push su /data/local
    adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/mempodroid
    adb shell /data/local/mempodroid 0xd9ec 0xaf47 mount -o remount,rw ” /system
    adb shell
    /data/local/mempodroid 0xd9ec 0xaf47 sh
  9. You should now be in a remote shell session with root (indicated by #). Now enter the following commands /data/local/su > /system/xbin/su
    chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
    chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
    exitadb shell rm /data/local/mempodroid
    adb shell rm /data/local/su
    adb reboot
  10. Once finished your device will reboot.
  11. Disconnect your device to the computer.
  12. Go to Android Market then download and install the SuperUser app.

Congratulations your ASUS Transformer Prime is finally rooted.

  • Roue

    Strangest thing, I’m good right up to getting a root prompt “#” and at this point the cmd window will not accept keyboard input.

    • Pom

      the same for me. have you find a solution ?

  • Roue

    yea, go to the source link above and follow those instructions. These ones are outdated and do not work.

  • Sandroyasir

    I bought mime today and just after 1 hour I sent it back, The prime did not work at all, so I advise everyone not to buy it and go for the IPAD

  • Sandroyasir

    I wouldn’t take any more risk waiting for the new model TF700, for me ASUS is OVER