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Old July 20th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Root method for Prime works with Infinity

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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I can confirm that this works.
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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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oh nice. gonna root this baby tonight.
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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.
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As for unlocking the bootloader, the instructions on the linked site could not be clearer. Unlocked in a couple of minutes.
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.
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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.
Yea, that's one of the reasons I love Asus (they also make kick-ass motherboards!)
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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.
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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.
I just have a mix of random computer parts, All of the good parts are in my computers
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Just did this on my brand new TF700T, successful. Entire process took no more than 7 minutes for root + unlock!

unreal, you guys rock!
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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.
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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....
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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....
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.
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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...
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... 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....
I noticed that when using the keyboard dock with Firefox, but only with Firefox.
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This was stock browser and Tapatalk.
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Has thier been a root method for Jelly Bean yet?
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I just installed it myself, so not sure. I'll try both methods I have and see.
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Thanks for the info bro Well be waiting!!!
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InfinityRoot method failed - like it always does.

Code:
Step 2 - Rooting...
For this step, ignore any error messages that say "File not found"
Unable to chmod /data/local/debugfs: No such file or directory
/system/bin/sh: can't open /data/local/debugfsinput: No such file or directory
rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Permission denied
failed on '/data/local/tmp.bak' - No such file or directory
rm failed for /data/local/su, No such file or directory
rm failed for /data/local/debugfs, No such file or directory
rm failed for /data/local/debugfsinput, No such file or directory


Rebooting...
Once your devices has finished restarting,
Press any key to continue . . .
Code:
Rooting FAILED!  You may want to try running this tool again.
Your device region may not be supported if you see this message again.

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.
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Using DebugfxRoot_Generic_v2.3, I inisitally get the following:

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Step 1 - Pushing files...
failed to copy 'debugfs' to '/data/local//debugfs': Permission denied
failed to copy 'su' to '/data/local//su': Permission denied
failed to copy 'debugfsinput' to '/data/local//debugfsinput': Permission denied
failed on '/data/local/tmp' - Permission denied
link failed File exists

Rebooting...
Once your devices has finished restarting,
Press any key to continue . . .
After Infinity reboots, however, I get this (same as before):

Code:
Step 2 - Rooting...
For this step, ignore any error messages that say "File not found"
Unable to chmod /data/local/debugfs: No such file or directory
/system/bin/sh: can't open /data/local/debugfsinput: No such file or directory
rm failed for /data/local/tmp, Permission denied
failed on '/data/local/tmp.bak' - No such file or directory
rm failed for /data/local/su, No such file or directory
rm failed for /data/local/debugfs, No such file or directory
rm failed for /data/local/debugfsinput, No such file or directory


Rebooting...
Once your devices has finished restarting,
Press any key to continue . . .
And finally,

Code:
Testing superuser...
Yields

A big blank screen. I'm gonna run it manually and see what happens and why.
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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.
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Damn okay thanks hopefully the second method is going to work
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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
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I guess that's the only way for know Have you heard of any developer working on an exploit ?
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I think so, but not sure if anything is around to be exploited currently. Someone will find a way, I'm sure of it
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right thanks for your efforts
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I did it.
  1. Revert to 9.4.5.30
  2. Root
  3. Install OTA Rootkeeper
  4. Backup root
  5. Install update OTA again
  6. Install OTA Root keeper again
  7. Restore root

this will basically factory reset your tablet, though.
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As new firmware update arrives a few days ago (10/07/2012), this method doesn't work on the TF700T. I have error message after the last reboot right after [testing superuser] saying.

[Rooting Failed! You may want to try running this tool again. Your device region may not be supported if you see this message again. ]


It used to work before but not now. Other than reverting back to previous ICS, is there any other way to adapt to new firmware update?
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Hi.

As you can see, I'm a noob & have just bought a tf700t with android 4.2.1 already installed. It also has the bootloader 10.6.1.14.4 installed. This is my first attempt at unlocking/rooting any of my devices & I could really do with some help.

I've unlocked the tablet using the official ASUS unlock tool but I also want to root it, so tat I can run Titanium & other root requiring apps. As I said, the unlock was easy. However, the root has got me!

I've tried the Debugfs method but as expected, it failed, as it appears only to work for ICS, not JB.

Has anyone come across a method that I can use to root my tablet which they can advise me, in simple, step-by-step terms, how to complete, as this is driving me mad, not least when I read that some people who's tf700t came with ICS have managed to root in less than 10 minutes! (I have read johnlgalt's post but the description aappears to assume that one can already perform the tasks he lists; unfortunately, I'm not quite there yet)

I've been sat in front of my pc now for about 18 hours & am yet to find a method that works

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Hi.

As you can see, I'm a noob & have just bought a tf700t with android 4.2.1 already installed. It also has the bootloader 10.6.1.14.4 installed. This is my first attempt at unlocking/rooting any of my devices & I could really do with some help.

I've unlocked the tablet using the official ASUS unlock tool but I also want to root it, so tat I can run Titanium & other root requiring apps. As I said, the unlock was easy. However, the root has got me!

I've tried the Debugfs method but as expected, it failed, as it appears only to work for ICS, not JB.

Has anyone come across a method that I can use to root my tablet which they can advise me, in simple, step-by-step terms, how to complete, as this is driving me mad, not least when I read that some people who's tf700t came with ICS have managed to root in less than 10 minutes! (I have read johnlgalt's post but the description aappears to assume that one can already perform the tasks he lists; unfortunately, I'm not quite there yet)

I've been sat in front of my pc now for about 18 hours & am yet to find a method that works

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Hi.

As you can see, I'm a noob & have just bought a tf700t with android 4.2.1 already installed. It also has the bootloader 10.6.1.14.4 installed. This is my first attempt at unlocking/rooting any of my devices & I could really do with some help.

I've unlocked the tablet using the official ASUS unlock tool but I also want to root it, so tat I can run Titanium & other root requiring apps. As I said, the unlock was easy. However, the root has got me!

I've tried the Debugfs method but as expected, it failed, as it appears only to work for ICS, not JB.

Has anyone come across a method that I can use to root my tablet which they can advise me, in simple, step-by-step terms, how to complete, as this is driving me mad, not least when I read that some people who's tf700t came with ICS have managed to root in less than 10 minutes! (I have read johnlgalt's post but the description aappears to assume that one can already perform the tasks he lists; unfortunately, I'm not quite there yet)

I've been sat in front of my pc now for about 18 hours & am yet to find a method that works

Any help would be greatly appreciated
It looks like MotoChopper is the way to do this, confirmed here.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2228613

The main MotoChopper thread is here, with fairly straight forward instructions in the first post.
[ROOT] Motochopper: Yet Another Android Root Exploit [4.1.2] - Droid Razr HD Development [XT926] - DroidRzr.com

This is a bit confusing to read since it was originally designed for Motorola devices it mentions that often. Anywhere you see "Motorola" just mentally replace it with "TF700".

There are two other things that might not be 100% clear in directions

1) You're running this on your PC, with the tablet hooked up via USB cable. You don't actually 'DO' anything on the tablet, the PC does all the work.

2) To enable USB Debugging mode, you have to go to 'Developer Options', but that's in a hidden menu, which you first have to unhide.
To do that Go to Menu > System Settings > About Tablet
Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Build number” seven times.

The Developer Options menu is now above the 'About Tablet' menu. Under Developer Options you see "USB Debugging', make sure it selected.


Hopefully that's enough to get you on your way.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 10:57 AM   #33 (permalink)
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If you're unlocked, you could also just flash twrp through fastboot and flash the root binary in recovery.
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Yes, motochopper works. I got the latest updates from ASUS, then rooted my tab. If it doesn't work, see my experience here: Trouble Rooting ASUS Transformer Infinity TF700T (4.1.1 Jellybean)
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I'm running 4.2.1 and MotoChopper worked great for me. First time I have ever rooted any device and got it done in a few minutes. I have not tried to Unlock as I really don't see a need for it - I just wanted to delete some bloatware.
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You DO realize by deleting bloatware, the next update might fail?
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You DO realize by deleting bloatware, the next update might fail?
Wouldn't that be only true for specific bloatware? Anything system related I froze - I only deleted stuff like Goggle +, Wallet, and some preinstalled games. I actually froze them first to make sure nothing was affected then after a few days removed them. I guess if the next update fails that will be a sign that i will have to unlock and flash.
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Wouldn't that be only true for specific bloatware? Anything system related I froze - I only deleted stuff like Goggle +, Wallet, and some preinstalled games. I actually froze them first to make sure nothing was affected then after a few days removed them. I guess if the next update fails that will be a sign that i will have to unlock and flash.
Unlocking removes the ability to receive ota updates, but I think there might be a way to flash a stock blob file without unlocking. I remember before we got motochopper, that the only way to root without unlocking was to downgrade and root using the old method. So that's always an option.
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The problem is you don't know which apps are required until you update. Then you need to find the update log and see if you can figure out why it failed.

If you froze apps, you would be good, just make sure to unfreeze it if you hope to update.
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