24
Jan
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If you lost root after updating your Transformer Prime with the latest OTA, we have good news: thanks to a new method found by Android hacker Saurik, you can now root once again.

As always, we're not responsible if you damage your device. It's all you, baby!

So, you ready to make this happen? Let's get started.

First things first, you'll need to grab a couple of files.

Once you've downloaded the required files, plug your Prime into your computer, fire up adb, and enter the following commands (one at a time, of course):

adb push mempodroid /data/local
adb push su /data/local
adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/mempodroid
adb shell /data/local/mempodroid 0xd9ec 0xaf47 mount -o remount,rw '' /system
adb shell
/data/local/mempodroid 0xd9ec 0xaf47 sh

At this point, you should be in a root shell session (indicated with the pound sign). Now, more commands!

cat /data/local/su > /system/xbin/su
chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su
chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su
exit
exit

adb shell rm /data/local/mempodroid
adb shell rm /data/local/su
adb reboot

And that's it! Head to the Market and install the Superuser app and you're good to go. Enjoy!

[via XDA]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • CoZ

    I would advise against this 100%. Although it works for some, it REALLY messes up for a lot more then it works for.
    For some you won't get ANY error messages and it will severely mess with your BusyBox and SuperRoot upon reboot. You won't get ROOT either. It just won't work. Period.

    However; going here and downloading this:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1427125

    It will work. Now that we have tested it on a few devices it works with the newest OTA.

    Caveat: if you tried the steps mentioned here on this post and you attempt to run ViperMOD program, it will not work. You will need to factory reset or re-apply (manually) the update again.

    Good luck all.

  • Me

    This is the same Saurik of iOS Cydia fame.

    I've spoken with him, he carries Android devices too, he's a real techie. Credit to him for getting involved in the Droid root scene too.

    • http://www.jaduncan.com James Duncan

      Ah ha, I was wondering. Good toys to come, I would think. I wonder if he'll help out Koush with the banned apps store.

      • Lizard

        Keep in mind the android implementation is made by Saurik, even on his github page it's stated it's based on work by Jason A. Donenfeld http://blog.zx2c4.com/749

  • http://mobilityworlds.com/ shraqs

    Will wait for simple one.

    • CoZ

      The simple one is right on my first post!

  • Anon

    This was very simple and straightforward. It was precise and well-written. The only thing I had to do in addition to the steps listed was to mount the system rw before beginning the second set of commands. I found this article to be very helpful in describing this process. http://karuppuswamy.com/wordpress/2009/04/25/mounting-system-partition-in-read-write-mode-in-android/

    Upon reboot, I downloaded SuperUser.apk and BusyBox from the Market and installed with no issues. I proceeded to download AdAway to verify root access. Good luck.