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Why can't I seem to root my transformer?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mobiledevice, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. mobiledevice

    mobiledevice Member
    Thread Starter

    Fiancee bought me a refurbed TF101, and I've been trying to root it. The razorclaw method seems fine, but I can't get it to work.

    I was able to get the firmware to update, but when I run razorclaw, it says "unknown error occurred whilst trying to root device: 256"

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

    Here are my specifics:
    Android Version: 3.2.1
    Build: HT85B.US_epad-8.6.5.21-20111216
    SN: B80KA--------
     



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  2. z0mb13m4n

    z0mb13m4n Android Enthusiast

    seems as though upgrading your firmware is why you can't root. they patched the exploit that RazorClaw used to gain root access
     
  3. exclamation_mark

    exclamation_mark Android Enthusiast

    z0mb13m4n is correct. Razorclaw's patch was fixed in 8.6.5.21, it works with 8.6.5.19. Check out this THREAD to get more info. There are other Root methods you can use, you can also try to downgrade your firmware version to *.19. Check out the ROOT STICKY to get more information. There is also a link in that first thread that will take you to XDA where they discuss downgrading.

    Good luck in your rooting endeavors!
     
  4. mobiledevice

    mobiledevice Member
    Thread Starter

    So, I tried nachoroot, and I can't get past the --stage1 part.

    I type adb shell id, and it doesn't give me a zero or root. the next command in the sequence gives me "remount failed: Operation not permitted"

    I can't seem to get any method to work.
     
  5. ccagno15

    ccagno15 Newbie

  6. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member

    It's obviously personal choice, but why root at the moment when the ICS update is imminent?
     
  7. carhauler1969

    carhauler1969 Member

    Simple, because the impending ICS OTA will likely patch the current root exploit that jcase & viperboy recently discovered & implemented with NachoRoot http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=21023156&postcount=1 rendering all who update unable to root, or re-root after accepting the OTA to ICS.

    It is personal choice, absolutely, but this device is so much more enjoyable (for me at least) rooted, OC'd, & tweaked out than it ever was stock. This has been the case for me with ALL of my rooted Android devices: HTC EVO 4G, Samsung Epic 4G Touch, HTC Sprint HeroC, B&N Nook Color, and my Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101G.

    Root access simply gives you total control over your device, the benefits far out weigh the concerns, IMO. Better battery life, over & under clocking, undervolting, bloat ware removal, optimized file systems, increased SD card read speeds, optimized Sysctl Config (kernel) tweaks, better I/O scedulers, etc, etc. The list of benefits to root access is long & I could go on forever.

    The concerns... Yeah it voids your warranty, if you're foolish enough to try & send a rooted unit in for repair. Root access is reversible on most devices now, so that really isn't a concern for most people, myself included. As long as you understand the risk(s) involved, & can read & follow instructions, gaining root access on most devices is a walk in the park, & easily reversible.

    I've had my EVO 4G rooted for over a year now, I rooted it using a guide I found here written by Matlock. I've learned a tremendous amount about Android in the last 14 months since rooting the EVO. The one thing I've come to realize in the last few months is that with Android most devices are the same when it comes down to how the OS operates, what works, & what doesn't. Perhaps it's because the EVO 4G is probably the most widely rooted, hacked, & tweaked Android device to date, but it has provided me with an avenue on which to learn how Android works, & have total control over my devices & how they run.

    If you want a device that's shiny & just *works* go get yourself an Apple iDevice. If you want a device that you can tinker with, & truly make it your own then Android is for you. ;) There is a reason that in the last two years Android powered devices have become the #1 OS in the mobile device world, surpassing both iOS, & RIM devices, not to mention Palm/HP's now defunct WebOS.

    "I *am* Android hear me roar"
     
  8. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    Don't get me wrong, I am very, very pro root, all my other Android devices have been rooted (aside from the Wildfire S, but that doesn't belong to me, rather my employer) and I'm aware of the control root gives you. I just would've thought people would be more interested to see what ICS brings over a custom ROM if you get my drift. Once I've had a play about with the OTA for a bit, I'm sure I'll root the TF (if there's an exploit available) too.

    The reason I've not rooted yet is that this is my first Honeycomb device (I've only had it a week) and it's still all new and exciting. If my carrier pulls their finger out, I may have my first ICS device at the end of next week too, but we'll see about that (I'll bet the TF updates first).

    :eek: :p
     
  9. carhauler1969

    carhauler1969 Member

    I hear ya, I almost waited to root my TF, I rooted it on Christmas day a few hours after unwrapping it, mainly because of the inherent lag with honeycomb. A few well placed Sysctl Config tweaks & it was screaming right along. I've had my fill of MFR OTA updates, too much bloat, not enough benefit, patching root exploits, etc. I've seen what true AOSP ICS can & will do for my EVO, results will be similar for all of my rooted devices I'm sure. It makes GB & HC look like ancient dinosaurs, lol. :)
     
  10. Nbgorman

    Nbgorman Member

    Try vipermod, easy as pie, hardest part is installing the drivers the rest the program does for you
     

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