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ASUS Transformer Prime gets proof of first root

updated 06:40 pm EST, Tue January 3, 2012

Image shows superuser access

Corroborating earlier reports, ASUS' Transformer Prime tablet appears to have been hacked to gain root access. A YouTube video shows an unnamed exploit being used to enable superuser privileges, using the unofficial tool "NachoRoot" that was developed by TeamAndIRC.

ASUS has promised that it will eventually offer an official unlock tool for the Prime's bootloader, however some buyers criticized the company for placing a 128-bit AES encryption layer on the firmware to prevent customization.

The TeamAndIRC crew reportedly hesitated to offer the NachoRoot tool, fearing ASUS would patch the exploit when releasing the Android 4.0 upgrade, however the team eventually released the files after gaining confidence that it would still work with Ice Cream Sandwich.

ASUS claims Android 4.0 will begin to roll out on January 12, however the company has yet to announce a release date for the unlock tool. [via Droid-Life]



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