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ASUS Transformer Prime Bootloader Unlock Should Come In February

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At the beginning of this year, there was on outrage over the discovery of one of our forum members who found that the bootloader on the Transformer Prime tablet was locked and encrypted. Protest ensued, and ASUS quickly gave in and announced that it would develop an unlock tool. Now their official Twitter account revealed that the unlock tool (which they erroneously call ‘root tool’, for whatever reason) is expected to arrive in February.

Of course, this can mean anything from next week to 30-something days, but in any case, it’s still pretty nice to see the compa. . . READ ON »

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Install Ubuntu on ASUS Transformer Prime

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Being a tablet, it makes a lot more sense to run Ubuntu on the ASUS Tranformer Prime than on a smartphone. Of course, that hasn’t stopped people from porting the popular Linux distro to the HTC Desire, for example, and for the old Windows Mobile devices, getting Ubuntu to work was a stepping stone for Android ports – a process probably best illustrated with the HTC HD2.

Anyway, forum member zedomax has created a step-by-step tutorial which explains how to install Ubuntu on the Transformer Prime. Due to limitations of VNC, which is used to connect to Ubuntu from within Android, the GUI is quite slow, but the command-line shell interface is working very well, helped in no small part by the quad-core processo. . . READ ON »

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New Tool Easily Roots And Unroots Your Transformer Prime

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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 you held out on the manual process, but still be careful – root is root, and if something goes wrong, you’ll have no one but yourself to blame.. . . READ ON »

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Gets Root

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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. You download the exploit, push it via ADB, install the Superuser app from the market and, as always, the final step is profit.

You can find the downloads, the full instructions, a nifty how-to video, shout outs and all the other goodies in the . . . READ ON »

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

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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 Q2 while Samsung has committed to a Q1 timeline for its Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note, without any exact dates confirmed yet.

ASUS also provided a changelog for the recent 8.8.3.33 update, which “improve[s] the focus of the camera, the fluidity of the touch exper. . . READ ON »

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

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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 for “a high quality video rental experience”. Thus, it notes that unlocking the bootloader will not only void your warranty, but also make Google video rental unavailable – which makes no difference for many . . . READ ON »

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OTA Update For Asus Transformer Prime Brings GPS And Speed Improvements

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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.. . . READ ON »

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

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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 follow in the footsteps of HTC, shall we? Jump right into the forum thread to find out how!. . . READ ON »

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Asus Transformer Prime Forum Added to XDA

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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 upgradable to Android Ice Cream Sandwich. It also has 32 or 64GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, and a high-res 1280×800 10.1″ LED-backlit display. Click on to the new Transformer Prime forums!. . . READ ON »

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