The Asus Memo Pad FHD 10 is a neat little tablet with thick edges, but if you want to get past its looks and focus more with what’s on the display of the device, you’ll need to start thinking about installing some custom ROMs and custom recoveries to go with it.
But the main attraction with getting root access is just running root applications: any app that needs to be installed on a user account that has the full administrative permissions assigned to it before it can run. You can only do that after you find root access by using the guide below.
Turn on the tablet and navigate to the Settings > About Device menu and check that your tablet is running the 4.6.2 firmware version. It should say it on the display.
If you are not running that version, you want to search for the file to flash it manually, look for the over the air signals to update automatically or do not use the following guide. Without that firmware version, it will not work, and you can even risk bricking the device.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Make sure that you navigate to the Settings > Developer Options and enable the USB Debugging mode from there.
- If you do not see the Developer Options menu coming from the Settings, then that means you need to unlock it. To do that you should go to the “About Device” menu and tap on the build number at least seven times.
- Download the fastboot file by installing ADB and fastboot on Windows PC.
- Download the rooted system image.
- Download the Intel USB Drivers from our page here. You’ll see it listed under the ASUS name.
HOW TO ROOT THE ASUS MEMO PAD FHD 10 IN 4.6.2 FIRMWARE
1. Download all the files to the desktop of the computer.
2. Extract the fastboot files to the desktop also.
3. Turn off the Pad device.
4. Reboot the same in Download Mode.
– enter the Download Mode for this one by pressing the Volume Up + Power keys at the same time.
5. Connect the Pad to the computer using the USB cable.
6. Launch the command prompt Windows from the desktop.
– to do that you must hold down the Shift key and click a blank space on the desktop.
7. The command prompt lets us type in commands on the screen where the cursor is flashing.
8. Type: “fastboot flash system system_4_6_2_root.img.gz.”
9. Wait for the flashing to finish.
10. Manually reboot the device when it’s done.
The tablet now has root access and is ready to install custom ROMs, and extra applications from the Google Play Store. There are root apps out there such as the ROM Manager that you can install that show you the custom ROMs available for your device. You can install them directly from the application itself, but you might need to unlock the bootloader first before you can install them. There’s also the chance of course that there are no custom ROMs available for your device since developers don’t create them for every device that’s made—they usually only develop them for devices that have a lot of users, which is why you get a lot of the best custom ROMs for most flagships. The rest of the root applications that don’t involve custom ROMs at all don’t have any other requirements; you can just start installing those whenever you’re ready—and there are hundreds of good ones waiting for you to start using them. Titanium Backup is probably a good place to start if you’re looking for ideas. It allows you to backup better than any other backup app ever could, thanks to those additional root permissions it can take advantage of over the operating system.