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Old January 22nd, 2012, 06:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After much waiting, the Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet has finally been rooted.

The exploit was discovered by Dan Rosenberg officially known throughout the development community and twitter handle as djrbliss.

The full root process can be found on his blog here. Additional info can be found here.

I am providing a copy of the instructions below. There is a bounty that was set up in the ThinkPadTablet forums and any donations should be made through djrblis's blog.

Root Instructions:
1. Make sure you have the latest ADB drivers installed on your PC, and that your device is in USB Debugging mode. More detailed instructions for this are available here.
2. Download the root exploit here.
3. Make sure your Thinkpad is connected to your PC via USB, is turned on, and has the screen unlocked.
4. Extract the entire zipfile, and run “run.bat”. Follow any directions given in the command prompt closely, and ignore any activity on the Thinkpad itself.

UnRoot Instructions
In case you need to unroot for any reason such as returning the device to Lenovo for warranty work, these are the steps..
1-Follow instructions to set up ADB (should already be set up since you rooted previously).
2-Run "adb shell" from a command prompt.
3-In the ADB shell, type the following commands:

su
(this will cause a prompt to come up on the phone asking you to grant root permissions, accept this)

Then, back in ADB shell:
mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/system /system
rm /system/app/Superuser.apk
rm /system/xbin/su
rm /system/bin/su

Then you can exit and you're unrooted.

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Old January 23rd, 2012, 05:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you rooted your TPT? I think I am going to wait for now. I have been using LauncherPro and I feel like things are a little smoother now.
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Wonder if I should try this on ICS?
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I've been out of the loop for a month or so due to the family and my tendon pulling so I have not caught up on whether ICS finally came to the US version of the Thinkpad. I know the overseas versions got it and a few folks have complained about it.
I think its time for me to get back over there and see whats up.

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