Hacking can be fun, even more for a device that has just entered the market. TeamAndRIC got a taste of it with the Transformer Prime and the thing that has made it possible for them is ‘NachoRoot’ — a software developed by TeamAndRIC and is being used by hackers to gain superuser privileges to the latest tablet from ASUS. With this the user gets unrestricted access to the tablet at root levels, all of which has been depicted in a YouTube vides as shown below.
It will be interesting to mention here that Asus has placed an encrypted lock on their firmware which is a 128 bit AES type encryption. This restricts access to the bootloader of the device though this has also turned to be the bone of contention between the Prime users and Asus. The company though has budged from its stand and have assured of an official unlocking solution soon.
TeamAndRIC though were initially skeptical of going public with the hacking tool as they feared ASUS would patch up the security hole that their software was utilizing to gain root access when the company came up with the Android 4.0 upgrade. However, they have eventually released it after being sure the software tool they have developed will still be effective even after the Transformer Prime is upgraded to Android 4.0 ICS.