After much research it seems as if somehow I ended up with a german prime running US software. The results in the image below match what other people have been posting on XDA. There is no serial number encoded into the tablet which will turn into a fun call with Asus later. (will update with results) It seems if you are in the boat I am in root is not achievable. If there has been any progress to those with the same situation please post. I am including a screen shot of what I get when using viperboys root tool version 2. When I try to root using the normal nachoroot method I get permission denials. Seems that you should only get Uid and Gid to pop up if you have a rootable version, not all this extra stuff. I am running version US_Epad18.104.22.168 Any ideas other then return it ????