How to Root the Asus Transformer TF700

The Asus Transformer TF700 has brought several improvements over its predecessors like the screen resolution has been taken up to 1920×1200 to provide crystal clear contents on the screen. While the screen resolution isn’t the only factor to be considered to purchase the device, the TF700 has got a lot more to offer its users. On the back, you’ll find an 8 MP camera and the front camera lets you take pictures at 2MP, ideal for video chatting. If these specs lured you into putting $500 for a tablet, you’ve definitely got a great deal. The device owners will be happy to know that a root method has been found for the device, using which you’ll get a lot more from the device than what you could get with an unrooted one. So, buckle up and get ready to root your Transformer TF700.

I. Before You Begin:

1. This will void the warranty of your device. However, you can unroot the device to reinstate the warranty.

2. You must have unlocked bootloader of the device. You can do so from here.

3. This works on the Android Jelly Bean only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. ClockworkMod Recovery Image (Download link’s available in the first post)

2. Superuser ZIP (Download link’s given in the first post)

3. Fastboot

III. Installing ClockworkMod Recovery on the Asus Transformer TF700:

1. Download and place all the files on your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the Fastboot archive to your Desktop.

3. Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable.

4. Copy the Superuser ZIP file over to the root of your SD card.

5. Launch a Command Prompt Window on your Desktop. To do that, simply hold down the Shift button on your keyboard and right-click on any blank area on the screen, choose Open command window here.

6. Type in following command into the Command Prompt Window:

adb reboot bootloader

7. Once inside the bootloader mode, select Fastboot mode.

8. Now, enter following commands into the Command Prompt Window:

fastboot -i 0x0B05 flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot -i 0x0B05 reboot

9. When the device boots up in normal mode, issue following command:

adb reboot recovery

10. It should then reboot into the Recovery Mode.

11. From the Recovery Mode, choose install zip from sdcard followed by choose zip from sdcard.

12. Locate the Superuser ZIP you copied earlier and select it for flashing.

13. Once selected, the flashing should begin.

14. When it’s done, reboot the device by choosing reboot system now from Recovery Menu.

15. And you’re all done!

Awesome! Your Transformer TF700 just got a custom recovery as well as root access to enable the installation of custom ROMs and root-only apps.

IV. Flash a Custom ROM (Optional):

1. If you are ready to flash custom ROMs on your device, head to the How To Flash a Custom ROM on the Asus Transformer TF700 to learn how to do that.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here, here and here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

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  • Mary Web..

    ” you can unroot the device to reinstate the warranty.”
    Hmm I thought once its UNLOCKED this voids the warranty and can not be undone? The root is easy to do and undo but not the unlock. For with Asus it now says.. not locked. Yet I have read on SOMETHINGS they still warrant it but wipe it and relock it. Then unlocking it ..cant because it already shows “unlocked”. Unless someone has cracked Asus software

    • Mahesh Makvana

      They would normally accept the device if it’s unrooted, no matter whether the bootloader is locked or unlocked.

  • Kristian

    Some issues..

    I am quite used to Android, but unexperienced to rooting and flashing. I have oreviously rooted and flashed custom ROM to a HTC Desire earlier, but only once.
    So to my experience, this guide is good, but it lacks a couple of details.
    I had to download the Asus suite including drivers in order to make my Win7 x64 laptop work properly together with the tablet (Asus Tf700).
    It took some time before I realized that and finally could flash the CWMR.
    Then it took some time for me to understand what icon to choose in order to get into Fastboot; and how to browse between icons and select the proper one. So from my perspective I miss a more detailed description regarding this for us noobs.
    When I finally came into the CWMR menu, it didn’t react when I used the volume buttons. I solved this by docking the tablet to the keyboard. Then I could use the arrow keys, enter- and back-button on the keyboard to browse trough the menues.
    My last problem is that CWMR can’t mount the sdcard. No difference between the external and the internal. Has also tried to remove the external, but with out any different results. I suspect that it can’t find the internal sdcard because it is named sdcard0 and the external is named sdcard1. The command sais “sdcard”. Still uncertain how to change this command in CWMR or if it even works properly. Feel free to help me here. 🙂

  • after i entered the command fastboot -i 0x0B05 reboot it says successfully rebooted but nothing happens my tablet doesn’t reboot.

  • Mediafire has discontinued allowing the downloads for the programs. Where can I get the three programs in order to fully root my Asus tf700 so that I can get the Market Enabler

  • Obs

    I get stuck on ‘sending recovery’. I’ve tried multiple times but it just sits there infinitely, doing nothing. Unlocked TF700t with stock firmware.