Asus Transformer Prime Gets Bootloader Unlocked – Hackers Take Advantage of it the Same Day

Asus Transformer Prime Gets Bootloader Unlocked – Hackers Take Advantage of it the Same Day

Feb 23, 2012

The Android hacking community is swift, like a hawk attacking its prey. On Wednesday February 22nd, Asus released an official bootloader unlock tool for the Transformer Prime, meaning that it is now possible for hackers to install their custom roms and other software on the tablet. Of course, it will take time for these hacks to get implemented, so Transformer Prime owners should be patient…wait, no. Within the space of hours, the community had *ClockworkMod Recovery* installed on the Transformer Prime. *ClockworkMod Recovery* is used to install virtually any software to a device (including new kernels and roms), along with enabling other tweaks available from recovery. As well, an early version of CyanogenMod 9, an Ice Cream Sandwich rom, has been running on the tablet. More customizations are soon to hit, as the Android user community pounces on improving their devices, and they pounce swiftly. The bootloader unlock tool can be downloaded here, and the ClockworkMod Recovery for the Transformer Prime can be downloaded here. These should only be installed by experienced users, or ones who are willing to step out on a limb to hack their device.

Carter Dotson
Carter Dotson, editor of Android Rundown, has been covering Android since late 2010, and the mobile industry as a whole since 2009. Originally from Texas, he has recently moved to Chicago. He loves both iOS and Android for what they are - we can all get along!
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