People are thinking more and more about rooting these days. Often times we are asked here at Android Authority – how easy is it to root my device? Each device is different, and some are certainly more challenging than others.

Anyway, we’ve got some great news for you regarding the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Honeycomb tablet. While this particularly attractive and excellently priced $399.99 tablet hasn’t even gone on sale in the US yet, it has just come on sale in the UK.

Notable Android Hacker Genius Paul O’Brien decided to focus his coding laser beams on the Asus Eee Pad Transformer and has successfully reported that he has in fact been able to hack the Transformer!  Mr. O’Brien has also set up a place for Asus Transformer fans to congregate here.

The Eee Pad Transformer features a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and runs Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb. We all know about the wonders of rooting, and it really looks like Asus hasn’t made this a challenging endeavor. We can only imagine the amazing custom ROMS soon to come!

The beauty of rooting is that it truly liberates your device so that it can do your bidding, no restrictions, no interventions. You gain complete access to the whole file system, and the ability to install unsupported apps and access portions of the file system and settings that would otherwise be closed off.

Doesn't the IPS Display look brilliant? It's a cut above the rest.


As we’ve mentioned numerous times – we love this tablet. The fact that it’s got a keyboard dock that ads physical QWERTY goodness and extends the battery life, and the fact that is now rooted make it almost too good to pass up!


Darcy LaCouvee
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