ASUS issued a quick update on the unlock/root tool for their Transformer Prime tablet, tweeting that the software should be delivered in February. ASUS promised the tool after users from the dev community discovered the slate shipped with a locked bootloader that prevented owners from installing custom versions of the Android operating system onto the device. The tools that ASUS will provide will open up a world of possibilities for modders and hackers looking to take full advantage of the Prime’s powerful hardware but do come with the caveat that the device’s warranty will be voided.
February is looking to be a big month for ASUS in terms of software. The company will deliver Ice Cream Sandwich to the original Transformer in addition to the software unlock for the prime.