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Root Asus Eee Pad Transformer Honeycomb Tablet With One Click On Linux

Asus-Transformer-linux-rootTechnology is becoming more and more complex each day, thereby increasing the need for simpler solutions to tackle it. Such is the case with rooting Android devices, you can do so with the proper instructions and may feel like an accomplished geek after that, but the truth is, geek or no geek, we all want a solution that would require almost no effort or input from us, something magical. While there have been One Click root solutions available in the past for a number of Android devices, there is none for the Asus Transformer, which has a varying root method for every firmware update that has come by. Luckily XDA-Developers forum member rebound821 has released a One Click Root script for the Transformer, but here’s the catch, the tool is meant for Linux systems only.

Windows users may feel neglected, but Linux has been neglected too long for Windows users to feel left out of this. The tool is said to root any stock firmware, be it 3.0, 3.1 or 3.2. However, it would not work on the latest revision of the Transformer (TF101 B70). The root initially did not include ClockworkMod recovery but that has now been included as an option.

The developer has not only released the standalone tool for Linux users, but for those Windows users who thought this was it for them, the developer has released a live cd image with the tool merged into it so you can root your Transformer even if you do not have Linux installed. The developer has tested rooting the Transformer via the live cd method, after updating it to Android 3.2 and claims that it worked like a charm. All you have to do is burn the ISO image on a CD, pop it into the drive, reboot the system and boot via the CD running the Universal Root for ASUS TF101 file once you see the desktop.

So if you’re one of those who haven’t yet rooted your Transformer, or upgraded to a later firmware and never rooted again, this tool is meant to make your life easier and your Transformer a whole lot productive. For instructions, downloads and updates, head over the forum thread at XDA-Developers.

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