3G/GSM Available for Jelly Bean on Original Transformer

Despite its age, the original Transformer keeps going and stays competitive in this fast paced market that renders most devices obsolete within 6 months of release. As of late, we have seen much good development coming out of the forums for this particular device. Additions to its repertoire include fully functional Jelly Bean AOSP roms, new mods for increasing performance such as the KAT suite, and much more. However, as you may or may not know, the TF101 has a close relative called the TF101G, which unlike the original TF101, comes with an on board GSM radio chip for 3G connectivity. (For those with the TF101 who want 3G, you can add this functionality via a USB dongle.) Because of this not-so-slight hardware difference, anyone willing to test JB on their G model had to sacrifice the use of 3G.

Since this is an inconvenience for many, XDA Forum Member RaymanFX decided to try his hand at providing people with the gift of 3G on JB. He just released an untested build (hence the “WIP” tag on the thread) of CM10 with this functionality enabled. Having said that, the dev has been unable to test it due mainly to not having a G model of the device. However, he is asking of people who do have the tab to test and provide feedback in the form of logcats.

Please take the build for a spin and report any issues you may come across. Just remember that this is an untested build, so you may run into issues. RaymanFX will be posting his source later so you can take a crack at fixing the issues yourself if you have the ability, thus helping with development as well. Happy flashing!

Hi xda, I think we’ve worked very hard on JellyBean roms and there are numerous famous releases, like

  • Team EOS 3
  • My CyanogenMod 10
  • My LiquidSmooth
  • Paranoid Android

.But unfortunately, those roms were made for the Asus Transformer TF101, and TF101G users had to either stay at ICS or miss their 3G/GSM functionality.

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New One-Click Root and Recovery for Original Transformer

As time passes after a device is released, older root methods often get patched. Thus, developers often are forced to find a new exploit to provide their users with root access. Sometimes it can be a rough process and other times it’s as easy as changing from one known root exploit to a different one.

In any case, once a newer firmware gets rooted, one can almost certainly bet that a one-click process is right around the corner—and for users of the Asus Transformer TF101 and TF101G on the .24 firmware, that time is now. XDA Senior Member Thing O Doom has released the new one-click method for users after seeing various questions asking if older root methods worked with the latest firmware release.

The method itself is easy to use. Simply download and run the included Windows .bat file with the device plugged in, and your device will be rooted. Even so, Thing O Doom politely requests that anyone using this method read the included ReadMe first. The method is unfortunately only compatible with Windows 7 x86-64 systems—so x86 systems, Linux, and Mac users will have to get to load a Windows 7 x86-64 virtual machine order to make it work.

Head on over to the original thread to get rooted.

Enjoy TF101 Transformer Custom ICS Roms on the SL101 Slider

As you may be aware, the ever-so-popular Asus Eee Transformer has many siblings like the TF101G—the 3G version of the device—and its younger (and more powerful) brothers, the Prime and the upcoming TF700. However, there is yet another variant that is not as widely recognized but that it adds another “cool” factor to the Transformer family. The Eee Slider (SL101) is a tab that may or may not have a big user base, but it unfortunately does not receive a whole lot of love from devs. Because of that, there aren’t a whole lot of custom roms out there for this device.

Having said that, its older brother does have quite a bit of development going on and already has roms such as CM9 and AOKP, as well as a few other AOSP roms. Well, guess what? Thanks to XDA Forum Member SamuelDebruyn, you can now use these roms on your Slider with ease. It seems that there are very minute differences between these two tablets and as such, the roms should run without too many hiccups. SamuelDebruyn takes the experience a step forward by removing those hiccups with a script that basically patches any deficiencies when flashing TF101 roms (AOKP and CM9) onto SL101 such as better sound, additional keyboard languages, and (most importantly) better battery life. The dev does make note that flashing ICS roms for the TF101 on the SL101 should work fine even without this patch, but that this will allow for a better experience overall.

Word of advice though is that this patch is only intended for ICS roms. Do not attempt to use this with Honeycomb roms. Please try this out and leave some feedback for the dev.

It should work perfectly with CM 9 and AOKP.

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First Rooted Stock ICS ROM for TF101 Released!

Yesterday, we learned about some rather interesting and good news for all original Eee Transformer owners. Asus had started rolling out some FOTA updates for TW versions of the pad and announced that today would be the day in which US and WW would roll out as well. It seems that Asus did good on their promise and finally has released the much anticipated 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich for the TF101. We were hoping that the update would not make users lose root and thanks to the efforts and swiftness of XDA member MrNago, it seems that our prayers were heard. Normally, FOTA updates do not work on rooted devices with custom ROMs on them as chefs normally either remove the functionality or simply disable it/prevent it from running. So, the only way to get the update this way is to go back to an unrooted, stock build, which requires quite a bit of time. MrNago has provided a ROM, flashable through CWM recovery which does not require you to do any of the above. It installs in the same way as any other: go into recovery, wipe everything, flash, and you are off!

A few notes regarding this build though. It seems (reported by many people) that USB to PC is not working, so you may not be able to connect through ADB. Also, if your tab is a “G” version, DO NOT FLASH THIS! Asus claimed that they are still working on updates for the few models in between (TF101G and Slider). If you do flash it on your TF101G, you will get tons of random reboots, which will force you to roll everything back.

Flash carefully, have fun, and please leave any and all feedback in the thread, so that problems on this new build can be identified.

OPTION B:

FULL version
CWM flashable, which gets you US-9.2.1.11 rooted, no mather what version / rom / region you came from:
312.5mb. You decide if you want US or WW version.

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