In conjuction to the locked bootloader issue, Asus has give out the reason why they chose to lock Transformer Prime, and it is likely to meet the demand from content providers for DRM client devices to be as secure as possible.

The locked bootloader is said to supports Google DRM in order to provide users with high quality video rental experience, and base on experience, Asus has noticed that users who choose to root their devices risk breaking the system completely.

Asus-Transformer-Prime-without-Custom-ROMsAnd since ASUS is now aware about demand in the modding community to have an unlocked bootloader, and is now developing an unlock tool for the modding community, however, ASUS has emphasized that their warranty will be void if user choose to unlock their device, and Google video rental will also be unavailable because the device will be no longer protected by security mechanism.

The idea is clear, for those modding their Transformer Prime using the unlock tool, there will be no warranty in case of security breach, system or hardware failure on the Transformer Prime Android tablet.

If you are skillful enough for doing the modding by yourself at home, feel free to do the experiment, after all, a complete set of Transformer Prime only USD699, isn’t it?

[ Source: Verge ]