Original Asus Transformer TF101 and TF101G get one-click root and recovery for .24 Firmware
When I bought my Asus Transformer TF101 back in March of this year, I bought it for two reasons. One, because Asus is the top dog when it comes to updating its devices.
At the time, Ice Cream Sandwich had not been rolled out to the tablet, but had been promised by the Taiwanese computer manufacturer to drop shortly afterwards, so I bought my tablet with confidence that Asus would make good on its word and push the update out in a timely manner — needless to say, they did and my investment paid off.
The other reason I bought the tablet was because it is an amazing device. Especially now that the price has come down a bit, due to the launch of newer devices like the Transformer Prime. If anyone out there is looking to pick up an awesome tablet without having to break the bank, definitely look into the OG Transformer. You won’t be disappointed.
Since picking mine up, I’ve mostly ran custom ROMs on the TF101, so stock updates haven’t necessarily been something I’ve gotten excited about; however, I know there are folks out there who have yet to root their tablet for one reason or another, or possibly lost root access when a new firmware was rolled out and just haven’t made it around to re-rooting the device.
At any rate, those of you running the .24 firmware will be pleased to hear that XDA Senior Member Thing O Doom has released a one-click method for users to root the device and install a custom recovery.
If you decide to try this out for yourself, please keep in mind that even though this is a one-click method, the developer suggests reading his README file thoroughly before attempting it on your own.
Also — one more thing to keep in mind — this method is unfortunately only compatible with Windows 7 x86-64 systems—so x86 systems, Linux, and Mac users will have to get to load a Windows 7 x86-64 virtual machine order to make it work.
All the information, downloads and discussion you will need can be found by visiting the original thread on XDA.