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After updating The latest android ice cream sandwich i found this site http://transformerprimeroot.com
This particular site gave specific instructions on how to load the usb drivers into windows control panel/device manager/android usb... so that the rooting patch will function. (Other asus transformer prime rooting patches did not give these usb instructions)
Why root your Transformer Prime Android tablet?
Rooting your tablet device gives you the power to do things like install rooted apps, backup/restore apps, backup/restore/install custom ROMs, and even overclock it.
This might be unsupported by asus. Maybe even questionable in security too.

I had no problems rooting my tf201. I have found that many android apps which required a rooted tablet now function and are usable on my asus transformer prime tablet.

Rooting (Android OS)
Rooting is a process allowing users of mobile phones, tablet PCs, and other devices running the Android operating system to attain privileged control (known as "root access") within Android's subsystem. Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices, resulting in the ability to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized apps that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user. Rooting is analogous to jailbreaking devices running the Apple iOS operating system or the Sony PlayStation 3. On Android, rooting can also facilitate the complete removal and replacement of the device's operating system.
In other words rooting is similar to jailbreaking.
as community-developed software has grown popular[10][11], and following a statement by the Librarian of Congress (US) that permits the use of "jailbreaking" mobile devices,[12] manufacturers and carriers have softened their position regarding CyanogenMod and other unofficial firmware distributions, with some, including HTC,[13] Motorola[14] and Sony Ericsson,[15] even actively providing support and encouraging development.
Asus was supposed to release something to unlock their bootloader, which maybe was the ice cream sandwich update. still waiting for more information about the unlocked bootloader though.
Nalty: http://www.overclock.net/t/1193812/help-unlock-the-transformer-prime-bootloader
Okay so Asus has Encrypted the bootloader on the prime with a 128bit AES Encryption (Basically Impossible to crack!) like HTC did awhile back.... This makes it impossible to flash Roms and Kernals which can really unlock the devices full potential ie Overclocking, Flashing Linux Distros, Customizing, Undervolting, Potential of Windows 8 ect. The sky is the limit but it depends on YOU!
After weeks of demanding they allowed us to do what we want with the devices we purchased HTC finally caved and unlocked it!
We need to do the same to Asus but the power lies in YOU !
rooting (jailbreaking) is different that unlocking bootloader (bios)
When a computer is first powered on, it usually does not have an operating system in ROM or RAM. The computer must execute a relatively small program stored in ROM, along with the bare minimum of data needed to access the nonvolatile devices from which the operating system programs and data may be loaded into RAM.

The small program that starts this sequence is known as a bootstrap loader, bootstrap or boot loader. This small program's only job is to load other data and programs which are then executed from RAM. Often, multiple-stage boot loaders are used, during which several programs of increasing complexity load one after the other in a process of chain loading.
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