As promised it looks Asus has released the bootloader unlock tool everyone was waiting for. The tool according to Asus is packaged in an APK that can be downloaded from the company’s website. Once you download and install the APK the Prime will have the ability to run custom ROMS, but please be warned as with any other type of rooting you perform on you device, Asus states that it will void your warranty.
Asus also states that you will not be able to return back to stock which I would assume has to do with the way they created the tool so as to deterre you from unlocking the bootloader because it does void the warranty any other way.
“Once you activate the [unlock app] you will not be able to recover your ASUS product (“Original Product”) back to original locked conditions,” ASUS stated. “You also acknowledge ASUS does not guarantee service satisfaction to any Revised Product, including events involving paid service requested by you to be performed to the Revised Product.”
- key specs
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- Form factorTablet
- Operating systemAndroid (Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0])
- Screen size10.1 inches
- Storage typeInternal storage (32 GB, Flash), Memory card
- Maximum battery lifeUp to 12 hours
- Dimensions7.12 x 10.35 x 0.33 in
- Weight1.29 lb
- ReleasedDecember 12, 2011