MoDaCo is undergoing planned maintenance. Site functionality may be reduced - follow @modaco or @paulobrien on Twitter for updates.

  • Announcements

    • Reminder - MoDaCo position on illegal content

      ILLEGAL CONTENT I'd like to just reaffirm MoDaCo's position regarding piracy and illegal content in the light of some recent questions / postings. Posts will be censored by myself or my moderation team if the contain or link to: Illegal / pirated / cracked software or sites that host such software
      Nintendo emulators / ROMs or sites hosting them (in light of Nintendo's legal stance)


      CUSTOM ROMS

      You may discuss and post links to custom device ROMs on MoDaCo, provided the following rules are adhered to: ROMs must not be hosted directly in topic via the MoDaCo attachment system
      ROMs must not contain any illegal 3rd party software (this includes trial versions included without permission)
      ROMs must give full credit to the original author
      This decision has been taken in light of the huge amount of interest in this area of device customisation within the community, and member feedback! Please note that custom ROM discussion should be kept in specific device sub-areas, (e.g. Kaiser.MoDaCo.com for Kaiser based devices). ISSUES If you have any issues with this policy, please contact me directly via PM. P
    • Support MoDaCo by signing up to a MoDaCo Silver or Gold membership

      To sign up to an annual MoDaCo Silver subscription which will eliminate all ads from the site (as well as giving you access to the MoDaCo Online Kitchens for Android) for only £9.99 using PayPal, Credit or Debit Card, ensure you are logged in to the site, and then click the link below, which will take you directly to the subscription store! You can also sign up to an annual MoDaCo Gold subscription for £29.99, which adds the benefits listed below! PURCHASE A MODACO SUBSCRIPTION - FREE Titanium Backup Mobile for Android worth $5.99! - FREE 1 year PrivateInternetAccess.com worth $39.95! - FREE 1 year LastPass Premium worth $12! - FREE CalcConvert for Pocket PC from Binaryfish worth $17.95! - FREE Calendar Bar for Pocket PC from OmegaOne worth $9.99! - FREE CamerAware for Pocket PC and Smartphone from MoDaCo worth £19.99 / $30! - FREE Chronos for Pocket PC from ActiveKitten worth $14.95! - FREE CodeWallet Pro for Smartphone and Pocket PC from DeveloperOne worth up to $24.95! - FREE Concentrix for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE FlexMail for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $59.90! - FREE FTouchSL for Pocket PC from Vekoff s.r.o. worth 10 euro / $12.50! - FREE Jewel Challenge for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE John Cody's Alerts Pro for Smartphone from Omnisoft worth $14.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Dutch for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> French for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> German for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Italian for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Spanish for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Dutch for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> French for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> German for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Russian for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Turkish for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE Note2Self for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $19.90! - FREE Opera 8.60 for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Opera Software worth up to $48! - FREE Pocket Informant for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $59.90! - FREE Pocket Launcher for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Conduits worth $9.95! - FREE PTab for Pocket PC and Smartphone from z4soft worth up to $60! - FREE Resco Explorer for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Resco worth up to $49.90! - FREE Safemode for Pocket PC from monocube worth $12.95 - FREE SplashPhoto for Pocket PC and Smartphone from SplashData worth up to $59.90! - FREE Sprite Backup for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Sprite Software worth $29.95! - FREE Teksoft Glyphs UI for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Teksoft €9.95! - FREE Teksoft HeadsetRemote for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Teksoft €4.95! - FREE Traffic Jam for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE unlock (1 per year) from imei-check.co.uk - DISCOUNT of 10% at MoDaCo FairDeal - DISCOUNT of 10% at Semsons.com - FORUM - AD FREE SITE - FORUM - custom rank / title - FORUM - double competition entries - FORUM - double post attachment space - FORUM - no search flood control - FORUM - priority event registration - FORUM - triple PM space
    • Reminder: Selling items on the forum directly is not allowed

      Please note that selling items on the forum directly is not allowed by the forum rules. There is a forum for eBay auctions whereby you can list the items on eBay and link to them there. This is the ONLY forum for this type of activity. You may also advertise links to the eBay forum in your signature. Please note that selling directly in contravention of these rules will result in a warning / suspensions / ban.

Superboot - Padfone 2 root solution

47 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Introducing.... Superboot! :)

Superboot is a boot.img that when booted, will root your device the first time you boot (installing su and the superuser APK). No need to flash any partitions, no need to mess around with ADB, no messing with the contents of your data partition, no overwriting the shipped ROM on your device, just boot the boot image using the instructions below and you're done!

APPLY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!

  • Superboot r1 - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid) - MD5: 4283f9199469b0e647f184311e817cc6

How to use Superboot - Windows, Linux and OSX

- Download the Superboot zip file above and extract to a directory

- Put your device in bootloader mode - Turn off the phone then turn on with the 'volume up' button pressed to enter the bootloader (see note below)

- WINDOWS - double click 'install-superboot-windows.bat'

- MAC - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x superboot-mac.sh' followed by './install-superboot-mac.sh'

- LINUX - Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type 'chmod +x superboot-linux.sh' followed by './install-superboot-linux.sh'

Note: You need to unlock the bootloader on your device before you can enter bootloader mode - use the Asus provided APK to do this, available from the Asus download site (in the Android -> Utilities section).

Enjoy! :)

P

PS If you find this useful, please consider supporting MoDaCo by signing up for a MoDaCo subscription! Visit this topic for further details!

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Good news Paul :)

Which ROM version did you used or doesn't it matter? Will we have root after a reboot and a ROM update?

-Lycox

Edited by Lycox
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Does this work on latest fw?

Mine is updated to Android 4.1.1 JRO03L.WWE_Padfone-10.4.9.6-0

saw you noticing this forum through XDA

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hi Paul,

Is this root reversible? I'm keen to root it, however if i cant reverse it - i'll be too afraid to follow through incase i need to return it for various reasons.

Thanks.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

paul

thank you very much for the tool,man you made my day.cheers

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

thank you,i'm rooted :D

WWE_Padfone2-10.4.9.6-0

Edited by cturbos
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I PM Paul hopefully in time he can do something about the unlock.apk not removing the capability of OTA update and also relock bootloader..

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Got root using steps from xda topic, cuz I didn't know this topic before I did the procedure. This one here appears to be easiest, just a click and you're done!

Anyway, I'm ansious to see custom roms into the Padfone 2 :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Got root using steps from xda topic, cuz I didn't know this topic before I did the procedure. This one here appears to be easiest, just a click and you're done!

Anyway, I'm ansious to see custom roms into the Padfone 2 :)

Give him til next week.. For sure ROM is baked and ready for download..

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hi PaulObrien!!!!!!

Great job, thanks for sharing

I Hope to can test the stock rom TW dexoxeada :)

Greetings

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thx Rafael mfr!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

root works with WWW10.4.11.13

thank you.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

got wwe 10.4.11.13 from asus website, then leave on root sdcard

a notification appears advising that there is an update to your device, accept by click it

system is rebooted directly to recovery, flash procedure goes without problem

phone comes to home screen, then turn off and put into fastboot mode (PWR + Vol UP)

click 'install-superboot-windows.bat' and you're done!

THANKS PAUL!

Unfortunatelly I tried thrice to flash your 'custom' and deodexed wwe 10.4.11.13 but I could not install it properly, even using your modded recovery.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Paul, Got root access on latest fw through your script above, by the way there is no superuser icon on apps list? Can I simply push superuser.apk into /system/app?

I can open Titanium Backup and others apps that needs root access.

Edited by rafael_mfr
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Paul, Got root access on latest fw through your script above, by the way there is no superuser icon on apps list? Can I simply push superuser.apk into /system/app?

I can open Titanium Backup and others apps that needs root access.

better with CWM in recovery

I did so ' and work

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

better with CWM in recovery

I did so ' and work

which recovery did u use? stock or modded?

where can I get the .zip file containing Superuser to flash it through CWM?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

which recovery did u use? stock or modded?

where can I get the .zip file containing Superuser to flash it through CWM?

modded

in google CWM supersu

Edited by rikiau123
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Wooooooowwww

Root very fast! ;-)

Thanks

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

using the chmod command on my mac terminal gives me error: 'chmod: superboot-mac.sh: no such file or directory' any help ?

Edit: Nevermind, just rooted my padfone 2 without using the chmod commands.. Thx for the easy procedure Paul !!

Edited by RSn_FaTE
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hi, how can i turn back and lock bootloader?

Thx

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hi, how can i turn back and lock bootloader?

Thx

AFAIK there is no solution to lock after unlocking boot loader ATM.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Correct.

P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Correct.

P

Hej Paul,

We meet again :)

Since there is no relock atm I'll wait a bit.

Won't take the chance to brick a 970 euro device.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hej Paul,

We meet again :)

Since there is no relock atm I'll wait a bit.

Won't take the chance to brick a 970 euro device.

I'm everywhere...

:-D

P

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

MoDaCo is part of the MoDaCo.network, © Paul O'Brien 2002-2015. MoDaCo uses IntelliTxt technology.