Easy rooting now available for Transformer Prime, Galaxy Nexus
Both the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the ASUS Transformer Prime have hit that second milestone today. And while they were developed by separate developers, they have quite a bit in common. Both arrive in a .zip filer that contains all of the necessary drivers and files ready to be unzipped to your computer. Both use scripts to greatly reduce the number of steps you have to undertake.
The Transformer Prime tool is names viperMOD, and only supplies root (you may recall something about ASUS locking and encrypting the bootloader in the news the previously…). Developer viperboy on the XDA-developers forums indicates that the tool is currently Windows-only, but a Linux version is in the works. Based on the previously reported NachoRoot process, viperMOD automates rooting and unrooting into a one command script.
Remember that rooting and unlocking bootloaders can void your warranty, so there is always some element of risk involved. But if you’re the semi-adventurous type, these tools may make the process too tempting to ignore. If that’s you, check out the source links for downloads and instructions.
Have fun and be safe with your toys!
source: Galaxy Nexus Forums via Droid-Life, XDA-developers via Engadget