December 1, 2012 By: Former Writer
ASUS has a pretty long history of releasing unlocker tools for their devices. We’ve brought you news about these tools before. Unfortunately, not not all of them work perfectly, but many ASUS owners still appreciate the effort. The ASUS Transformer TF700T had its unlocker tool released awhile back, but now it’s been decompiled and the source released.
XDA Forum Member ostar2 took the time to break the unlocker tool down and release the code for modding purposes. As ostar2 explains:
I have fully decompiled and deobfsucated the bootloader unlock tool provided by Asus for the tf700t. I was wondering if someone here would be able to modify it so it would not submit data to Asus and void the warranty. I believe that this would be a great help to any one who owns the Asus Transformer Pad infinity.
It’s pretty well known that similar efforts proved futile with the ASUS Transformer Prime unlocker tool, as the tool requires access to ASUS’s website to get the device-specific unlock token. However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be modded for other purposes, or to simply allow the developers to see what exactly is going on.
For more details and discussion, check out the original thread.
July 26, 2012 By: egzthunder1
Not too long ago, we witnessed the launch of Asus most recent entry into the world of tablets with the shinny, slim, and fully loaded Infinity Pad (a.k.a. the Asus Transformer TF700T). As is customary for Asus, the bootloader on the device was locked upon shipping from the factory. However due to the constant demands, petitions, and bashing from the developer community in similar cases with the Prime (TF201) and the TF300T, they have now released an official tool to unlock the bootloader of the device.
XDA Forum Member zeus34 made a new thread with links and a good step-by-step description explaining how to use this tool to achieve the “nirvana” state for the tab. Conceptually, this is the same as HTC’s dev unlock method, but with less limitations on the kind of unlock. However, the one single disadvantage of this tool is that since it requires you to register the tab with Asus as an unlocked device, you are effectively relinquishing your warranty and handing it over on a silver platter.
What does this mean to you as an end-user? Not much yet, but the good news is that having the bootloader unlocked will open the flood gates to our favorite past time: custom ROM flashing!
Keep in mind that you need to be on ICS to unlock the bootloader. The reason this is an important point is because Asus has promised an update to JB for this device, and for the time being, there are no indications that the tool will work under JB. Please leave your feedback if you happen to use this tool.
Unlock Device App: Unlock boot loader(Only works with TF700T ICS OS)
1. Only suitable for Andriod4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS version.
You can find more information in the original thread.
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