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This Week in Development – XDA TV

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This week on XDA TV, XDA Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer shenye gives us a basic rundown through some of this week’s biggest development stories. In addition to talking about some April Fools news, Shen highlights the release of the HTC One line and how it should not be compared with the OMAP-based Galaxy Nexus. He then talks about CM9 on the Galaxy W, and how CyanogenMod itself has now found itself a new mascot.

Next, Shen talks about development work and ICS updates for the Transformer, Transformer Prime, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S 4G, Xperia Play, and the AT&T Galaxy Note. Finally, Shen discusses the release of Instagram and Swiftkey 3 Beta for Android.. . . READ ON »

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SparkyRoot Brings Root to the Transformer Prime in APK Fashion

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It wasn’t long ago that we at XDA brought you news of the Asus Transformer Prime’s Unlocker Tool, and it was only a matter of time before we saw similar user-created tools. As root methods go, there are few easier ways than simply installing an APK. XDA Senior Member sparkym3, with some help from others, has now released his Transformer and Transformer Prime root tool, which offers a number of advantages over the official tool.

The steps are pretty easy to go through and involve really only pressing a single button. Basically, you install the application, run it, click exploit, use the Asus Backup to backup an app, install superuser and then cleanup the temp files. The developer doesn’. . . READ ON »

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Transformer Prime Unlock Tool Decompiled to See Where the Magic Happens

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Not long ago we brought you news about the Bootloader Unlocker Took for the Asus Transformer Prime. It came in apk format, and was easy to install and use. Now, it’s being taken a step further.

XDA Senior Member 1wayjonny has decompiled the Asus Transformer Prime tool using APK Tool, and provided a .zip file for anyone who wants to go rooting through the tool to see what it does, how it does it and, very likely, modify it to work in different ways and possibly for different devices. XDA Forum Member sparkym3 then posted a java version in the second post.

So far, the code that does all the magic has been isolated and revealed and it appears as though the tool registers the Transformer Prime as an unlock. . . READ ON »

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First Custom Rom Appears for the Asus Transformer Prime

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The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is arguably the most versatile and featured packed tablet available today. In addition to packing the exceedingly-fast Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, it lives up to its name thanks to its convertible form factor. And now that we have been graced by the official bootloader unlocking tool, things will only get better.

Thanks to the work of XDA Recognized Developer Diamondback and the rest of the Virtuous ROM team (XDA forum members Flemmardcjward23rmk40chrisch1974cypism-deejayseo, and eViL D:), we now have the the first custom ROM for the device. The ROM’s initial beta release is limited in scope, essentially offering a full de-bloat, d. . . READ ON »

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Transformer Prime Bootloader Unlocker Tool Released

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This has been a long time coming. From the rumors to the official announcement, and the long waiting period in between, it has finally happened. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime bootloader unlocker has finally been released.

XDA forum member hobbypunk has posted a thread that links to the Asus website where Transformer Primer owners can get their paws on the tool released by Asus that will allow for the bootloader to be unlocked. The tool comes in apk format, so it’s safe to assume that you simply need to install it on your device using your favorite method and run the tool. Along with the tool comes the usual spread of disclaimers. There is, however, notable fine print:

This tool now only works with TF201

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Transformer Prime Gets Battery Improvements with System Update 9.4.2.14

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Early this morning XDA Junior Member Liferules reported in our forums that a new update had appeared for his Asus Transformer Prime. Since the previous update (9.4.2.13), intended to improve GPS performance, Prime users have experienced random restarts and decreased battery life. XDA Senior Member demandarin, shortly after the release of the update, posted this screenshot, showing the system using the previously disabled low-power CPU frequencies. Countless other posters confirmed improved battery life and several even claimed improved WiFi performance (not confirmed).

If you are a rooted Transformer Prime user out there make sure you use OTA Root Keeper to maintain root access after the OTA updat. . . READ ON »

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Asus Transformer Prime Update Rolling Out, First Impressions Seem Positive

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Transformer Prime users rejoice: a new update is rolling out which brings some much needed bug fixes, especially to hardware functions such as WiFi and Bluetooth. Many users have been complaining about low WiFi reception and general WiFi problems when Bluetooth is enabled. Together with the WiFi and Bluetooth packages, the kernel received an update too, bringing its version number to 2.6.39. Even though some users don’t really seem to notice any WiFi performance improvement, a lot of people do get better WiFi reception.

Since the update, one thing all users agree with is the fact that the overall performance of the Transformer Prime has gotten much better. The lockup and reboot issues seem to be fix. . . READ ON »

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Transformer Prime Teardown Leads to Light Bleed Fix, Hardware Mod Discussion

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Over the last week XDA Member Erusman and several other Transformer Prime owners have been hard at work in this thread tearing apart the Transformer Prime.  Once the Prime was completely disassembled and analyzed, some key design flaws were noted. A handful of late nights and torn apart Primes later, a hardware fix for the Transformer Prime light bleed issues has emerged.

If your screen shows light near the edges when the screen is dark then your case may be assembled improperly. Users have also reported success extending the range of the internal GPS antenna and an overall increase in GPS connection speed with the back of the tablet removed.

If any of this is relevant to your interests, head over to the . . . READ ON »

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ASUS Working On Fixes For Transformer Prime ICS Lockups and BT/WiFi Fallout Issues

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A week ago we reported on those official support threads maintained by ASUS Technical Marketing Manager Gary Key, through which ASUS hoped to gain additional insight into some of the issues that owners of the Transformer Prime were experiencing. The fixes that were promised are now being worked on, and are expected to arrive in early February.

For the random system lockups (forum thread) that some experienced after updating the tablet to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, ASUS is working on “two different solutions”. Should you be “comfortable with flashing a new ROM image” and willing “to take the time to complete each process”, however, you can go ahead and try to one o. . . READ ON »

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