Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA, we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and we usually share and discuss the latest app releases...
Small OTA Update For Eee Pad Transformer Breaks Root
The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer has been getting an OTA update since a few days ago – note that this is not Ice Cream Sandwich yet – that ups your version number to 126.96.36.199 and is said to bring some small improvements – that is, you’ll lose your root access, apparently.
However, there definitely is a way to regain root, even after the update, by flashing a custom ROM using NVFlash. But it all seems to be very hit and miss at the moment, with different people reporting different outcomes, so, if you care about root, we’d suggest you to take a look at the forum thread before updating.
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