The ASUS Transformers are a really popular tablet and for good reason. The latest ASUS Transformer, infinity TF700, follows on the tradition of creating a great tablet, and one that was better than the last in the transformer range. The TF700 comes as a 10.1 inch tablet with a keyboard dock, not unlike that of the Microsoft Surface tablet which debuted last year, putting more of an emphasis on typing – which is the way tablets should be heading – as there is without question, a good market for this as the world steers away from traditional desktop computers, which keep you seated at an undesirable place.
The Infinity TF700 is a tablet that very much looks the part as much as it acts it. With sleek and stylish looks, it’s hard to beat the design for what it is. Much can be said about the value for dollar when it comes to the hardware inside. If you were one of the wise cats to pick up one of these devices then why not root it and open it up to its true potential!
As with almost every Android device, it wasn’t too long before a root method was found. If you are interested in rooting the ASUS transformer TF700 check out the guide after the jump.
Files You Need
- Download the ClockworkMod Recovery Image, Superuser ZIP and the Fastboot files.
- Make sure you have the Asus Transformer TF700 USB drivers. It is possible you have this already if you use the device regularly, in which case you can skip this step. This is necessary to connect the device to the computer, in order to upgrade the official firmware.
- You will also need to have USB debugging mode enabled in order to complete this guide. You can follow the link that I provided and find out how to do that if you don’t know already.
Rooting the Asus transformer TF700 and installing a custom recovery
1. Once downloaded save them to your desktop, the same way we recommend for easy access with all of the other roots.
2. Extract the fastboot files downloaded in step 1 and put them on your desktop again.
3. Using the USB cable your ASUS Transformer TF700 came with, connect the device to the computer.
4. With the Superuser zip file from step 1, copy it over to the SD card.
5. Open up the command prompt and type
fastboot -i 0x0B05 flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot -i 0x0B05 reboot
6. The Transformer will now reboot. Upon reboot type “adb reboot recovery”. Wait as the device will now boot into recovery mode.
7. Now that the device is in recovery mode you will need to select “install zip from sdcard”, followed by “choose zip from sdcard”. Now with the Superuser zip that was copied over in step 4, select it. Now that it has been selected the flashing process should begin automatically.
8. When it’s finished flashing, go back to the main screen inside recovery and select the reboot system now option. Upon reboot the sweet new tablet will now be rooted.