Although it released way back in April 2011, the Asus Transformer TF101 remains a popular option as far as tablets go. Its modest price tag coupled with its versatility, 5 MP camera and impressive battery life makes the Asus Transformer TF101 a tablet worth taking a second look at. For those of you who own one and want to take full advantage of what it has to offer, continue below to learn how to root Asus Transformer TF101 Tablet running ICS.
Read everything you need to know on opening up the system internals of the Transformer tablet after the jump.
- You will also need to have USB debugging mode enabled to complete this guide. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. Go to the Settings > Developer Options and check the box for enabling the USB Debugging.
- You will need to make sure you have the Asus USB drivers. This is necessary for when you connect the device to the computer. You have to connect it to the computer to root the device. You can find the drivers from third-party sources or the official website.
- Remember to restart the computer after installing the new drivers for the drivers to start working.
- NOTE: This tutorial is for the Asus Transformer TF101 4.0.3 only and will not work with other devices.
- You must have a computer that runs Windows and not Mac or any other operating system such as Linux. It works for Windows PC only.
Rooting the Asus Transformer TF101 On 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich:
1. First of all you will need to download the following files and save them somewhere easy to find such as your desktop:
Asus Sync HERE (Located in Download Tab)
Rooting Package HERE (Located in first post)
2. Once you have completed the download, Install the Asus Sync program by double clicking on the file. Instructions will populate on-screen to make sure you install the program correctly.
3. Ensure USB debugging is turned on your Asus Transformer TF101 Tablet. To achieve this simply go to ‘Menu’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘Applications’ > ‘Development’ > ‘USB Debugging’.
4. From the Rooting package that you downloaded in step 1, extract the files to your desktop.
5. There should be a file name run.bat, double-click on this to launch it.
6. From here, simply follow the instructions that will populate within the program to gain root access to Asus Transformer TF101 Tablet.
Now your TF101 device is running with the system internals unchained away from the restrictions the Asus manufacturer put in place before you bought the tablet from the shops. You can check out our pick for the root checker application and follow the link to install the same from the Google Play Store.