Transformer Prime

The ASUS Transformer Prime is the first quad-core tablet, and users were a bit up in arms when it was discovered that the bootloader was locked.  ASUS responded with an official statement that a tool to unlock the bootloader was in development, and today their official Twitter account told everyone that it would be coming in February:

ASUS Twitter

Of course, you'll be voiding your warranty and all that good stuff if you choose to use it, but for most folks looking to root and hack at their device that's not a big issue. 

With just a few days left in January, we should be seeing something soonish.  Hang tight, and enjoy a few games while you're waiting.  I hear the Prime does them really, really well.

Source: @ASUS.  Thanks, Lyon21!

 
There are 2 comments

metaldood says:

I wonder why they lock it in the first place and then release an unlock tool.

Because if it came unlocked and you bricked it they couldn't really deny a warranty claim.