egzthunder1 · Aug 31, 2011 at 12:00 am

SBK Detection Tool For The Asus Transformer

One of the biggest discoveries in the (short) life of the Asus Transformer is the leak of the SBK (Secure Boot Key). This little piece of information has turned this device into an almost unbrickable tab. The information from the key will allow your device to be accessed via USB whenever APX is the only thing that will work (a bad flash wll likely cause your device to simply turn on to a black screen). This will allow you to read and write to low level devices in the Transformer from a regular PC, with the appropriate NVFlash software. However, since the leak, Asus decided to release a second SBK, which has been loaded in newer versions of the tab. In order to help determine what SBK you have, XDA member lilstevie has been working on an app that will tell you what SBK version you have.

The app currently works with Mac but the dev is gathering feedback to fix any pending bugs and will then go on to port it to Linux and Windows. So, be patient if you are interested in knowing this and are not the proud owner of a Mac (or an emulated image). Please leave your results in the thread if you happen to use it.

This application is under development at the moment and needs a few testers.

at the moment this is a mac only piece of software, but hopefully soon we (RaYmAn, myself and a few others) will have a linux/windows version.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area.
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