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egzthunder1 · Dec 9, 2012

Original Transformer TF101 Receives 4.2.1 Port

Most devices out there nowadays have been blessed with ports in one way or another. Seldom, we see these updates coming from manufacturers themselves, but more often than not, we see them thanks to all the hard work that our developers put on our site day in and day out. Such is the case for Jelly Bean, which is currently on version 4.2.1 in the AOSP. The incremental revision (0.0.1) fixes a number of bugs and instability issues that came...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 31, 2012

Kernel and Manager App for TF101 Brings Even More Options

We all like our tablets because they are so functional and full of features. In fact, if we could part with our desktops and laptops, many definitely would. However, the trade-offs for doing such a thing would be too large for a few people. For instance, we all love the ability to use optical drives on our computers because they allow us to install software without having to download it, burn your favorite music on CDs for your non-USB capable...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 27, 2012

3G/GSM Available for Jelly Bean on Original Transformer

Despite its age, the original Transformer keeps going and stays competitive in this fast paced market that renders most devices obsolete within 6 months of release. As of late, we have seen much good development coming out of the forums for this particular device. Additions to its repertoire include fully functional Jelly Bean AOSP roms, new mods for increasing performance such as the KAT suite, and much more. However, as you may or may not know, the TF101 has a...

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Former Writer · Sep 25, 2012

Net-Install Ubuntu on the Transformer TF101

Ubuntu is one of the greatest Linux distros available. While many hardcore Linux users may disagree with that, Ubuntu has been the entry point into Linux for many users. Additionally, there are a number of Android devices that can run Ubuntu. Now, the ASUS Transformer can get Ubuntu via net-install. For the unaware, net-installs allow you to boot into an operating system from a network as opposed to a LiveCD / LiveUSB. There are many advantages to using a net-install. The...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 12, 2012

K.A.T Aims to Bring Fixes and More to JB Ports on the OG Transformer

It has been some time since the JB ports started raining like delicious drops of candy on all our devices. Many of them are getting ports that are subsequently getting better and better as time goes by thanks to the efforts of all the community. There are many times when ROMs cannot be fixed easily or by a single person, and as a result of that, we see patches, fixes, and solutions surfacing in the development areas of the site....

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Former Writer · Sep 5, 2012

AffinitySERIES Jelly Bean ROM Lands on Multiple Devices

Around here, many users enjoy various AOSP-derived ROMs. There are quite a few options, including such well known ROMs as CyanogenMod, AOKP, and ParanoidAndroid. There are many more options as well, which is great because the more the merrier. Now, the Android Developer Alliance development team has released the AffinitySERIES ROM to various devices. Their missions statement is pretty simple, as explained by ADA member, and XDA Recognized Developer, blueHarford: One of our biggest things is No Drama, no secrets, BIG on...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 29, 2012

CWM 6 Makes an Appearance on the TF101

Since the announcement from Asus that Jelly Bean would be bestowed upon its Transformer series all the way back to the original Transformer, the development scene for the TF101 has been booming with activity. There have been new ROMs, new patches, and an overall renewed sense that this device, while being over-powered by its younger brothers, still has quite a bit of life left in it. The work of XDA Forum Member RaymanFX manifests yet again in this sub-forum, and this time...

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jerdog · Aug 18, 2012

CyanogenMod 10 Nightlies for Select Devices

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 #...

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egzthunder1 · Jul 21, 2012

Jelly Bean Hits the OG Transformer (TF101)… and Again…. and Again

As of late, we have seen how Jelly Bean has spilled throughout XDA onto virtually every device that has any kind of development going for it. Since the source was released by Google, AOSP builds have been running rampart throughout the site, including the likes of CM10 and a few other "directly from source" type of projects. Tablets have also been getting quite a few ports as of late, and one of the expected ones to get something going soon...

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jerdog · May 29, 2012

Great News for ASUS Transformer Owners Bricked or Stuck on Locked Bootloader

While the ASUS Transformer Prime has was provided with an app to officially unlock its bootloader, the original Transformer hasn't been so lucky. The bootloaders for Transformers with serial numbers beginning with B60 and below were cracked by XDA Members rayman and apache14 (known in open source circles as RaYmAn and Bumble-Bee respectively) last year. However, ASUS changed their encryption with models B70+, leaving those users without a permanent root or unbricking solution. Nvflash has always been the desired tool for this,...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 14, 2012

Enjoy TF101 Transformer Custom ICS Roms on the SL101 Slider

As you may be aware, the ever-so-popular Asus Eee Transformer has many siblings like the TF101G---the 3G version of the device---and its younger (and more powerful) brothers, the Prime and the upcoming TF700. However, there is yet another variant that is not as widely recognized but that it adds another "cool" factor to the Transformer family. The Eee Slider (SL101) is a tab that may or may not have a big user base, but it unfortunately does not receive a whole lot...

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egzthunder1 · Apr 7, 2012

MetroUI Now Available for the Asus Transformer

A few days ago, we talked about a new skin / UI that showed up for the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The MetroUI for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was the creation of XDA Forum Member BroBot175, and it aimed at bringing a more simplified UI, resembling that of the up and coming Windows 8 operating system. The UI overlay works with tiles as widgets that have similar actions to those found in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7. This is very well designed and has rightfully...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 6, 2012

This Week in Development – XDA TV

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...

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Former Writer · Apr 6, 2012

SparkyRoot Brings Root to the Transformer Prime in APK Fashion

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...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 24, 2012

Are You Jealous of the iPad2’s Smart Cover? Make Your Own for the Transformer

One of Apple's biggest marketing tools for the iPad2, was a rather unique feature which allows you to protect your device's screen while ensuring that it isn't "on" when you do. Yup, you guessed it... the smart cover. Turning the screen on and off without actually touching the power button was a nice idea indeed, which has been picked up by others as well! Fortunately for us, Apple is not the only company in the world who can think of...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 24, 2012

First Rooted Stock ICS ROM for TF101 Released!

Yesterday, we learned about some rather interesting and good news for all original Eee Transformer owners. Asus had started rolling out some FOTA updates for TW versions of the pad and announced that today would be the day in which US and WW would roll out as well. It seems that Asus did good on their promise and finally has released the much anticipated 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich for the TF101. We were hoping that the update would not make...

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egzthunder1 · Feb 23, 2012

Transformer Owners Rejoice–Official ICS Rolling Out Now in Taiwan (US Coming Tomorrow)

Yeah, yeah.... I know you have probably heard rumors since Thanksgiving of last year claiming how Asus was going to drop ICS for the TF101 (original Transformer) "sometime soon". However, even though the rumors were verified by ASUS themselves, they never actually had an official release and kept on pushing the dates back, citing technical problems. Well, for those of you who did not jump ship to other ICS powered devices and remained faithful to the original show-stopper that forced the Xoom...

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Former Writer · Feb 8, 2012

Deodex or Odex; Use the Best of Both Worlds for Eee Pad Transformer

The deodex vs odex debate is nearly as old as Android itself. While deodex allows for customization, odex typically wins the performance race and no one can be really sure which one is better. So why not use both? This is the challenge being tackled by XDA Senior Member Danzano, who's posted about a tweak that users carrying the Asus Eee Pad Transformer can use to give their deodexed systems all the speed of odex without actually making it odex....

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Ian Stacy · Jan 27, 2012

Early ICS Port Arrives For the Original Transformer

The Transformer Prime has been getting lots of attention lately. With an ICS OTA update and several fresh mods, Prime owners have more than enough to tinker with. What about the Prime's older brother? The original Eee Pad Transformer TF101 is finally getting some love in the form of an (admittedly) early Ice Cream Sandwich build. XDA member paulburton has released a working version and the respective source code. From the original thread: I thought some of you might be...

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liwen · Jan 8, 2012

ASUS Transformer Will Get Ice Cream Sandwich After Prime

The Transformer Prime is going to to get its taste of Ice Cream Sandwich beginning on January 12, but what about owners of the original Transformer? Well, ASUS just came out with a post on their UK Facebook site – no specific date was given, but the OTA update to Android 4.0 has been confirmed to become available "ASAP" after the update for the Transformer Prime happens on January 12. Whatever that means, it's definitely not going to be January...

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