rooting the slider?

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  1. saltyreef79

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    just got my slider about a week ago, was wanting to root it tryed razorclaw but kept saying i was missing a file.
    not new to rooting i have been through it with all my phones.
    anyone able to get theirs to root?

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    What is the build number of your slider firmware?

    Settings - About - Build Number

    I think it needs to be 8.6.6.18 or newer for RazorClaw to work.
     
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    it is 8.6.5.13 i have tried running firmware update buyt says its already uptodate

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    I misspoke earlier, 8.6.6.18 is for the TF101G.

    What is the full build number, not just those numbers. It should be something like HTK75_US_epad-8.6.5.19-20111107.
     
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    HTK75.US_epad-8.6.5.13-20110925

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    Here is what I would try:

    First, Go to Settings - About - Update. Tap the Check for update about 5 times in quick succession to see if that triggers an updated. One of the firmware versions had a glitch with this.

    If that does not work, go to Settings - Applications - All - DMClient - Force Close then Clear Data.

    Reboot (hold the power/lock button for 10 seconds until the screen goes blank)

    Next, go to Settings - About - Update. Tap the check for update (maybe a few times) to see if it prompts for update.

    If you are prompted for the update, tap the notification area and tap on the ASUS Update.
     
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    didnt work any other ideas

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    Only other thing I would try is a hard reset (which will not wipe data) and then try checking for an update again.

    Hard reset:

    Shut down and unplug the USB/Charger cable.

    Hold VOL DOWN and POWER/LOCK for 10-12 seconds until some text appears.

    Next screen will have 2 icons, the right one of Andy the Android should be highlighted in a green field.

    Wait 10 seconds and it will say Cold-Booting Linux and it will boot into Android.

    After booted check for update.
     
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    nope still nothing.

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    I guess a call to ASUS to see if they have a newer firmware out for the slider specifically, and if they have any other methods to update.

    There is a manual update using a microSD, but ASUS does not have the .18 or .19 firmware on their site.
     

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