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Root method for Prime works with Infinity


  1. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    NOTE: If you are running JB (Android version 4.1.x), the following root exploits below will not work; they were designed for ICS. You'll have to wait for a new root exploit for JB. If you already rooted on ICS AND have a unlocked bootloader and recovery, you can safely take the JB update. You will lose root but not your custom recovery. Therefore, after you are on JB, you can flash a rooted stock ROM to get your root back.


    Applies to ICS only:
    Over at xda, someone reported on July 4, 2012 that they were able to use the DebugFS method to root their Infinity:
    xda-developers - View Single Post - [INDEX]-[Updated -17 July 2012]-ASUS INFINITY TF700 - INDEX THREAD-DEVELOPMENT-PART#1

    Here's the direct link to the root method:
    [ROOT][TOOL]Debugfs automated root - xda-developers

    Others have had success with this too and report that after root, you may need to manually run the Superuser app once.



    The above gets you root access to the filesystem, but if you want to flash custom recoveries, kernels, ROMs, etc, you'll need to unlock the bootloader. This site details how:

    How to Unlock the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T | The Droid Demos

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  2. Transfusiionz

    Transfusiionz George Carlin FTW! VIP Member

    I can confirm that this works.
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  3. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    On my win7 x64 PC, when I first plugged in the tablet via the supplied proprietary USB cable, my computer was able to install the correct drivers. I did not need to install the drivers that was included on that root thread.

    Only setting I actually needed to change was to allow "Unknown Sources" (the setting that allows you to sideload 3rd party apps). USB debugging was on by default.

    Ran the .BAT file, chose option 1, pressed enter a couple of times after each device restart, and I was rooted. Pretty easy.

    As for unlocking the bootloader, the instructions on the linked site could not be clearer. Unlocked in a couple of minutes.
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  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    oh nice. gonna root this baby tonight.
  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    well i have been having the hardest time trying to get the drivers to install properly on my laptop. later tonight or tomorrow i will try it on my desktop.
  6. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    I hope HTC takes note of Asus' method. I have yet to unlock my bootloader (I'm mostly waiting for official Jelly Bean), but I was relieved to see that Asus made an app to unlock their bootloader and it's easy as pie to run.
  7. Transfusiionz

    Transfusiionz George Carlin FTW! VIP Member

    Yea, that's one of the reasons I love Asus (they also make kick-ass motherboards!)
  8. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    Heh, if you walked into my place, you would think that I'm an Asus employee. Practically everything I have is either Asus or Acer.
  9. Transfusiionz

    Transfusiionz George Carlin FTW! VIP Member

    I just have a mix of random computer parts, All of the good parts are in my computers ;)
  10. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish! VIP Member

    Just did this on my brand new TF700T, successful. Entire process took no more than 7 minutes for root + unlock!

    unreal, you guys rock!
  11. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Had a minor issue with the drivers because it didn't seem to like my nexus 7 asus drivers, but was easily fixed. Custom rom list seems kinda small at the moment so I guess I'll hold off on unlocking.
  12. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Rooting now, deciding on whether I want to unlock or not - I just got it so I might want to keep the warranty around especially as it seems that when I am typing typing stuff sometimes it seems to automagically move the cursor or else delete some of what I have typed....
  13. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

    accidental brushes on the touchpad maybe? You can try disabling it for a while and see if that 'fixes' things. button to disable it is the 4th button from the left, top row.
  14. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Definitely not that b/c Every time I have noticed it I am holding both corners of the lapdock. It seems to be happening less and less now but ...it's as if the entire lapdock is wired for touch capabilities lol...
  15. retmotor

    retmotor Member

    I noticed that when using the keyboard dock with Firefox, but only with Firefox.
  16. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    This was stock browser and Tapatalk.
  17. venom1561

    venom1561 Member

    Has thier been a root method for Jelly Bean yet?
  18. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    I just installed it myself, so not sure. I'll try both methods I have and see.
  19. venom1561

    venom1561 Member

    Thanks for the info bro;) Well be waiting!!!
  20. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    InfinityRoot method failed - like it always does.

    Code (Text):
    1. Step 2 - Rooting...
    2. For this step, ignore any error messages that say "File not found"
    3. Unable to chmod /data/local/debugfs: No such file or directory
    4. /system/bin/sh: can't open /data/local/debugfsinput: No such file or directory
    5. rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Permission denied
    6. failed on '/data/local/tmp.bak' - No such file or directory
    7. rm failed for /data/local/su, No such file or directory
    8. rm failed for /data/local/debugfs, No such file or directory
    9. rm failed for /data/local/debugfsinput, No such file or directory
    10.  
    11.  
    12. Rebooting...
    13. Once your devices has finished restarting,
    14. Press any key to continue . . .
    Code (Text):
    1. Rooting FAILED!  You may want to try running this tool again.
    2. Your device region may not be supported if you see this message again.
    3.  
    4. Press any key to continue . . .
    This has happened to me every time I have tried to root with the Infinity Root files.

    Trying DebugfsRoot_Generic_v2.3 next.
  21. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Using DebugfxRoot_Generic_v2.3, I inisitally get the following:

    Code (Text):
    1. Step 1 - Pushing files...
    2. failed to copy 'debugfs' to '/data/local//debugfs': Permission denied
    3. failed to copy 'su' to '/data/local//su': Permission denied
    4. failed to copy 'debugfsinput' to '/data/local//debugfsinput': Permission denied
    5. failed on '/data/local/tmp' - Permission denied
    6. link failed File exists
    7.  
    8. Rebooting...
    9. Once your devices has finished restarting,
    10. Press any key to continue . . .
    After Infinity reboots, however, I get this (same as before):

    Code (Text):
    1. Step 2 - Rooting...
    2. For this step, ignore any error messages that say "File not found"
    3. Unable to chmod /data/local/debugfs: No such file or directory
    4. /system/bin/sh: can't open /data/local/debugfsinput: No such file or directory
    5. rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Permission denied
    6. failed on '/data/local/tmp.bak' - No such file or directory
    7. rm failed for /data/local/su, No such file or directory
    8. rm failed for /data/local/debugfs, No such file or directory
    9. rm failed for /data/local/debugfsinput, No such file or directory
    10.  
    11.  
    12. Rebooting...
    13. Once your devices has finished restarting,
    14. Press any key to continue . . .
    And finally,

    Code (Text):
    1. Testing superuser...
    Yields

    A big blank screen. I'm gonna run it manually and see what happens and why.
  22. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Mind you both of these methods were ICS specific, but I thought I would try them out to see if we could. Alas, we cannot. At XDA one user reported that roting prior to JB should be fine, but I was already rooted and lost root when JB was installed. I'm now looking for new information.
  23. venom1561

    venom1561 Member

    Damn okay thanks hopefully the second method is going to work;)
  24. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    Neither method works lol - JB cannot be rooted using the same exploits as ICS at this time.

    The consensus seems to be:

    1. Revert to ICS 9.4.5.30
    2. Root
    3. Use an OTA Root protector (VooDoo or the one built into SuperUser)
    4. Apply update
    5. Fix root
  25. venom1561

    venom1561 Member

    I guess that's the only way for know:( Have you heard of any developer working on an exploit ?

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