Asus Eee Pad Transfer TF101 is an old tablet launched by Asus in the year 2011. The tablet at that time came with Dual Core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and ULP GeForce GPU along with 1GB RAM.
Out of the box, the phone had Android 3.0 and it was later upgraded to Android 4.0. The tab is now discontinued and is no longer available.
However, many people may still have the tablet and it may be of no use to them.
If you are also having the Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 tablet, which you no longer use because the specs are outdated, then you can prefer rooting your device to bring it to use again.
Rooting your old devices will allow you to be able to use them for basic purposes like monitoring security cameras, media consumption, note-taking device, and various such purposes.
If you have an Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 with you and you want to root it, then you are probably at the right place.
In this article, we will be discussing the complete guide to root your Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101.
Along with it, we will also be discussing the pros and cons of rooting the devices.
Pros And Cons Of Rooting Your Device
There are various benefits as well as risks of rooting your Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101. Let’s discuss some pros and cons that you will be facing when you root your device.
- After rooting your device, you will be able to remove all the bloatware on your device.
- You can also remove/uninstall the system apps that were not possible to be removed when your device was not rooted.
- You can also install custom ROMs on your device after you have rooted it. This allows you to have the benefit of any other ROM apart from the stock ROM.
- Rooting your device allows you to take complete backup. On an unrooted device, you can only take backup of particular things.
- But when your device is rooted, you can install backup apps on it, which allows you to take a complete backup of it.
- You can also install incompatible applications. As your Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 is quite old, many apps that you may want to use on it will be unsupported.
- If you root your device, you can easily install unsupported apps without seeing any warning.
- Moreover, rooting your device allows you to overclock as well as underclock it to improve its performance and also improve its battery life.
- When you root your device, you can leave it open to various security vulnerabilities.
- Your data may no longer be private and your data can be accessed by hackers easily.
- Rooting your device may void your warranty. However, this is applicable for new devices which are still in warranty.
- For a device as old as Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101, you need not worry about the warranty getting void.
- Rooting may permanently damage your device and it may not be able to boot again.
- If the root process gets interrupted in between, then it may hard brick your device, and you may not be able to use it again.
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Prerequisites To Take Care Of When Rooting Your Device
There are certain prerequisites that you need to take care of before you root your device.
This will help you ensure that you can carry on with the process without facing any problems.
Given below are a few things that you need to take care of before you root your device.
- Ensure you take a backup of your data. Rooting may completely remove your data from your device and reset it, so it is essential to take a backup before you continue with the process.
- Ensure you charge your tablet up to 80% or more than that. During the process, you cannot charge your phone.
- If your phone switches off due to low battery, then it may permanently damage your device, and you may no longer be able to use it.
- Use the original USB cable to root your device. Never use any third-party or uncertified cable, as it may damage your device.
- Also, ensure that you are connected to a stable internet connection to be able to download the files required.
How to Root Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 with/without PC
There are various methods to root your device. In this part of the article, we will be discussing how you can root your device with and without a PC.
So you need not worry whether you have a PC or not, you will be able to root your device without any problem.
Root Your Asus Eee Pad Transformer Tf101 Without PC
You can root your device without a PC with the help of the Kingo Root app. There’s not just one app to help you root your device without a PC.
But we find the Kingo Root app to be much more efficient and convenient when it comes to rooting Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 without PC.
To root your Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 with the Kingo Root app, follow the steps given below-
- Firstly, download and install the Kingo Root application on your tablet. You can download the application from this link.
- When you install the app, you will be asked to give permissions to allow apps from unknown sources. Allow installing the apps from unknown sources.
- After the app has been installed, run it on your tablet.
- Here, you will see the One Click Root button. Tap on it to begin the rooting process.
- It will take a few minutes to root your device, and your device may restart a few times during the process.
- You will be notified when the process is completed. After the process is completed restart your device, and you will have root access to it.
Root Your Asus Eee Pad Transformer Tf101 With PC
If you have a PC with you then you can root your device with it. We will be using the Dr Fone application to root your device with the PC.
However, before you continue with the process, ensure you have the original cable as you will be needing it during the process.
To root your device with the Dr Fone application, follow the steps given below-
- Ensure you have enabled the USB debugging on your device. To check and enable USB debugging on your Asus Eee Pad Transfer TF101, follow the steps given below-
- Head to the Settings app on your tablet.
- In the Settings, search for the About Phone section and open it.
- Here tap on Build number a few times until you see the ‘You are now a developer’ message at the bottom of your screen. You will have to tap 5-6 times continuously to enable Developer Options on your device.
- Now head back to the main menu of the Settings app. Here search for Developer Options and open it.
- In the Developer Options, search for USB Debugging. Enable the USB Debugging toggle.
- Now download and install the Dr Fone application on your PC. You can download the application from this link.
- Run the app on your PC. Now connect your tablet to your PC using the USB cable.
- You will be asked to authorize USB debugging on the tablet. Press OK to authorize USB debugging.
- Now on the app window, click on Start to begin scanning all the devices connected to your PC.
- Select the device, and then click on Root. You will see a Root now button. Click on it to begin rooting.
- You will be asked to confirm rooting the device. Click on Confirm to confirm rooting your device.
- Wait for the process to complete. When the process is completed, you will be notified about it.
- Restart your tablet to have root access to it.
How To Check If My Device Has Been Rooted Or Not?
After you are done with the above process, it is important to check whether the device has been rooted or not.
You can use the Root Checker application to check whether your device has been rooted or not.
To use the Root Checker application to check the root status of your device, follow the steps given below-
- Open the Google Play Store on your device.
- In Google Play Store, search for the Root Checker application, and install it on your device.
- Now run the Root Checker application on your phone, and this will show you the root status of your device, whether it is rooted or not.
This is the complete guide to rooting your device. Following the above steps, you will be able to root your device without any issue.
We hope this article helps you with rooting your device.