The Transformer Pad TF300T is already a powerful machine with a quad-core processor and Tegra 3 GPU. Nevertheless, you can further push it beyond its capabilities once you have root privileges. Continue reading the rest of this guide to learn how you can root your Asus Transformer Pad TF300T.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the ASUS Transformer Pad, model number TF300T. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- ASUS Transformer Prime TF300T with ClockworkMod Recovery or TWRP Recovery. Need help with recovery? Check our guides:
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Download the rooting package (root-signed.zip , 594.6 KB) and save it to your tablet’s internal SD card (/sdcard).
- Switch off your tablet.
- Boot into Recovery Mode. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Down and Power buttons until you are greeted with a message saying “Press Volume Up to enter RCK (5S)”. In less than 5 seconds, press the Volume Up button to enter Recovery Mode.
- From the recovery menu, select Install zip from sdcard > Choose zip from sdcard, then browse for root-signed.zip and select it. Confirm the installation by selecting Yes on the screen that follows.
- After the installation is complete, select Go back to head back to the main menu.
- Select Reboot system now to reboot your tablet.
Congratulations! You have successful rooted your Asus Transformer TF300T. You can now download and use root-enabled applications as well as optimize your phone.
For Non-Rooted Tablets (as found in forums)
1. Download the update OTA. Do not install after download has finished.
2. Turn unit off then perform a cold boot/hard reset.
How to do a cold boot/hard reset: press the Volume Down + power button at the same time for about 10-12 seconds or until you see command lines in the screen.
When the icons for wipe data and android appears then you’re on the right track, if no icons appear and it only boots up. just repeat the process.
If you own a keyboard dock, do the entire process while the keyboard is docked.
3. Install the new update/OS.
4. Perform a cold boot again.
5. Back up your apps, docs, pics to an external storage using Asus Appbackup utility. You can use as storage a USB flash drive. It is recommended to back up the big apps especially the games.
Don’t forget to back up Adobe Flash Player, because its not available in JB and Google Playstore.
6. Remove the external storage
7. Go to Settings > Back up & Reset > Factory Data Reset (Do not allow automatic reinstalling of apps)
8. Allow the process to finish. When it restarts skip all the account setting up & WiFi passwords etc., and repeat the process twice more.
For some reason it has been reported that doing the wipe three times is more successful, although there is no reason why this should be so. But you can just do one factory reset then cold boot.
9. After the reset, go through the new install process properly, adding your account/s & WiFi details.
10. Restoring Adobe Flash player… EITHER use the Asus Appbackup app to backup & restore this app. Then restore your apps by batch. Some say you should do a cold boot after every restored batch. But what I did was a restore by batch then cold boot after restoring everything.
So far okay everythings running well. What is good with this process is you get to wipe out the data usage and the OS version was properly installed . What I noticed is that the RAM usage rose from 400 mb to 600 mb. But its still fast enough.