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Generate Nvflash Blobs for Original Nexus 7 and Other Asus Tablets with Flatline

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Blob files for Nvidia Tegra-powered Asus devices are incredibly useful. This is because they allow us to easily flash images to our devices using Nvflash at an extremely low level.

Given the low level at which APX (Nvflash) mode runs and how this is much more primitive than booting into a standard Android recovery partition, a device with the appropriate blobs is practically unbrickable. Thus, blob files can be used to get us out of seriously sticky situations that would otherwise be unrecoverable without major device surgery.

Naturally, you’d want to have the appropriate blobs for your device just in case anything goes wrong. Thanks to XDA Recognized Developer rayman (and the rest of the cre. . . READ ON »

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CM10 Bluetooth Audio Fix for Transformer Prime, AT&T Note, and Perhaps Others

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When it comes to source-built releases, there always seems to be that one glaring issue that lingers around long after the others are fixed. For instance, last year the EVO 4G developers had some trouble with getting WiMAX on CyanogenMod 7. Usually it is something minor like the camera or Bluetooth. Two devices that have struggled with this are the ASUS Transformer Prime and the AT&T Galaxy Note.

The original mod for the Transformer Prime was created by XDA Forum Member eSbek and was later tested and confirmed working on the AT&T Note by XDA Forum Member linkkoriri. Given the large number of differences between the ASUS tablet and the Samsung phablet, the method is likely compatible with other devices a. . . READ ON »

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CyanogenMod 10 Nightlies for Select Devices

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We recently told you about the CyanogenMod team beginning work on CM10. Now, a significant milestone has been reached: CM10 Nightlies have appeared for select devices. For those who aren’t familiar, a nightly build is an automatic build incorporating the latest changes in CM source for a device. Yesterday, CyanogenMod released the list of those devices that would be getting the first round of nightlies:

# The US SGS3 variants (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint)
# The Galaxy Nexus variants
# The Nexus S varaints
# The Nexus 7
# The Transformer and Transformer Prime
# The SGS1 variants (VibrantCaptivateInternational, and i9000b)
# The SGS2 i9100g
P3 and P5 tablets

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Potential I/O Bottleneck Fix for the Transformer Prime

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For those who are unaware, a bottleneck is when a device’s performance is affected by a single weak link. This can be found on electronic devices across the spectrum from tablets to phones to computers, and so on. An example of a bottleneck would be like building a computer with a quad core processor, dual high-end video cards, installing 64-bit Windows 7, then only putting in 128 MB of RAM. The entire system is awesome, but because there’s no RAM, it’ll lag and crash frequently. Bottlenecks can happen in Android as well, as many ASUS Transformer Prime users are well aware. While there may be no helping the guy who puts 128 MB of RAM into a modern computer, ASUS Transformer Prime users may actuall. . . READ ON »

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Great News for Transformer Prime Users

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Not too long ago we reported to you about the Tegra2-packing ASUS Transformer TF101 being given a solution to bypass the ASUS-locked bootloader. Today, we bring you more good news: You can now use NVFLASH on the Transformer Prime (TF201). The AndroidRoot team (comprised of XDA Recognized Developers rayman, apache14ieftmkmdm and lilstevie) are once again responsible for this monumental piece of work.

While Nvidia has provided a Tegra3-compatible NVFLASH binary in their cardhu android images, the specific Tegra3 device needs to be enabled to work with NVFLASH. To deal with this restriction, the AndroidRoot team provides a new version of their Wheelie tool for the Transformer Prime. If yo. . . READ ON »

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Simple I/O Scheduler Released for Transformer Prime

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Much Android development has come in the way of schedulers. Schedulers tell the system how to handle I/O operations. More specifically, they control how devices determine which processes can access your device’s memory, and when. With many schedulers out there from Completely Fair Queuing to Budget Fair Queuing, users can tune their Android devices however they want.

ASUS Transformer Prime users running the stock .28 firmeware now have a new option called Simple I/O Scheduler, which has seen some pretty good results. Applied to the Transformer Prime by XDA Forum Member batoo, the scheduler comes in the form of a module that users can install and enjoy. According to batoo:

I compiled SIO (Simple

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Asus Transformer Prime Enters the World of Amateur Astronomy

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Creativity and resourcefulness are two crucial values a good developer must possess. Occasionally in the community a  project or an idea pops up that utilizes these values to accomplish something other than fixing code or implementing features. From time to time, a user finds a creative new use for something they already have. One such resourceful Asus Transformer Prime owner, Jason Harrison (XDA Forum Member iksteh), used his tablet as a replacement CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) sensor for his telescope, churning out some really fantastic shots of the moon fueled by the power of Android.

Jason is an Android and Linux fan who dabbles in amateur astronomy. After using several cameras and setups, he decided . . . READ ON »

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WSG UnBricker Helps Fix All Transformer Prime Soft Bricks

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While not fatal, soft-bricking your Android device can be a disaster. For many devices there’s no clear cut method or tool that will help you out in such a situation. While rooting and unrooting tools usually take much of the press and popularity, tools that help users get rid of soft bricks are every bit as important. The Transformer Prime now is lucky enough to have all of the above.

XDA Senior Member MasterZen88 has released a tool dubbed WSG UnBricker that helps users recover from soft bricks and, as noted by MasterZen88, should only be used as a last ditch effort if none of the other methods to fix soft bricks works. The process, which is a Windows-only .bat file with a number of helper files, is easy t. . . READ ON »

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Make Your Transformer Prime Home Screens Look Like Xbox 360

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With the Asus Transformer getting a little home screen love, it was only a matter of time before someone would figure out an awesome way to modify the home screens of its younger brother, the Asus Transformer Prime. Since tablets bridge that gap between mobile devices and computers, their screen size is ideal for not only mobile operating systems like Android, but they can also be skinned effectively with UI’s designed for full sized TVs or computer monitors. An example of this would be the Xbox 360 Dashboard.

The example is not a coincidence, as Transformer Prime users can now make their tablets look and feel like the Xbox 360 Dashboard. XDA Forum Member Charlos_OOO has written up a very nice tutorial with . . . READ ON »

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