For those in the US waiting for their Eee Pad Transformer Prime device, here is some good news. The tablet might be arriving late to the US shores, but when it does, users will be able to root it right away. An app named Razorclaw holds the key to this root process and is also convenient as a one click process. You have to download an APK file, install it on the tablet, and all the settings and functions that are normally kept hidden will become accessible. It’s also the same app that had been developed for the previous two siblings of the Transformer Prime from Asus—the Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Pad Slider—and it now works just as well with the Prime tablet, too.
The basic working of the Razorclaw app is that it overcomes the restrictive permission rights of the tablet to certain functions. Many apps that do not work with the original system should be compatible, once the restrictions are removed. Also, once rooted, you will be able to create backups of the system data as well, which is not permitted on Android devices.
You can grab the Razorclaw APK from here and install it on Prime, click the “Root me nao” button, and you are good to go.
Meanwhile, the Transformer Prime has received positive reviews so far and it will be really interesting to see how the Tegra 3 quad core tablet compares with the next gen iPad 3.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email