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liwen · Jan 4, 2012

New Tool Easily Roots And Unroots Your Transformer Prime

It's been a pretty busy week for the ASUS Transformer Prime, which was rooted only yesterday. However, that solution required some manual messing with ADB – for those who aren't really into all that stuff, recognized developer -viperboy- now created a tool that does the same thing, but all automatically. Additionally, it allows you to unroot your shiny quadcore tablet in case you need to send it back for warranty, for example. Go ahead and visit the forum thread if...

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Former Writer · Jan 3, 2012

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Gets Root

All hail root! It was only a matter of time before someone got Superuser on the latest and greatest of the Asus Transformer series and that time is right now. XDA Recognized Developer jcase has successfully found an exploit that will get your Asus Transformer Prime rooted with Superuser so those lucky enough to be toting one can experience all the greatness of Superuser access. It's a pretty standard root process for those who are familiar with non-one click solutions....

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liwen · Jan 3, 2012

Ice Cream Sandwich Update For Transformer Prime To Start On January 12, And More Clarifications From ASUS

In addition to announcing that it would provide an unlock tool for the bootloader of the Transformer Prime, ASUS also revealed (in the same statement posted to Facebook) that the Android 4.0 update for its Tegra 3 tablet would begin rolling out on January 12. In fact, this is one of the earliest dates we've seen for an official Ice Cream Sandwich update, aside from the Nexus S of course, with Sony Ericsson and LG having scheduled their updates for...

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liwen · Jan 3, 2012

ASUS Gives In, Will Develop Unlock Tool For Transformer Prime Bootloader

ASUS just announced that it will develop an unlock tool for the bootloader of its Transformer Prime tablet. This comes only slightly more than 48 hours after a forum member has found its bootloader to be locked and encrypted, triggering a massive amount of protest posts on its Facebook wall. As the original reason for locking the bootloader, ASUS cites the "content providers' requirement for DRM client devices to be as secure as possible" in order to support Google DRM...

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liwen · Jan 3, 2012

OTA Update For Asus Transformer Prime Brings GPS And Speed Improvements

After the original Transformer got an OTA update a couple of days ago, Asus is now rolling out an update for its successor, the Transformer Prime (yes, that device with the encrypted bootloader!) which brings the software version to 8.8.3.33. The update seems to improve general touch responsiveness and smoothness, and GPS performance for some. Head over into the forum thread to share your experience with the update.

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liwen · Jan 2, 2012

Asus Transformer Prime Bootloader Is Locked And Encrypted, Show Your Outrage!

The bootloader of the Asus Transformer Prime tablet is locked and encrypted, as forum member di11igaf  has found out. What's more: the AES-128 encryption, used by governments worldwide, is practically impossible to crack. The only hope of unlocking the bootloader, thereby, lies in Asus. And HTC, which similarly began to lock its bootloaders back in May, eventually backed off in face of massive protests, providing a web-based unlock solution. So, let's all show our outrage for Asus to make them...

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admin · Nov 27, 2011

Asus Transformer Prime Forum Added to XDA

The original Asus Eee Pad Transformer is one of the most popular tablets on the XDA forums. The Transformer is versitile in its ability to convert to a workstation with keyboard, plus it's speedy, has great build quality and battery life, and is priced affordably. It's no wonder that there is so much interest in its successor, the Transformer Prime, which is the first Android tablet to pack Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 processor. While it'll ship with Android Honeycomb, it's...

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