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Posts Tagged: Asus Eee Pad Transformer

tf421

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 along with the introduction of 4.2 last month. This new OS has already started manifesting itself in several sub forums under the name of CM10.1, as well as others that are simply called AOSP. One such ROM is the one made by XDA Forum Member RaymanFX, and it can be found for the OG Transformer (TF101).

The ROM is a pure AOSP rom with lots of the new features that you crave, such as the new keyboard, 4.2 camera with Photosphere, extended quick toggles, and much more. That said, not everything I just mentioned is functional in the ROM, and the rather clear indication of the version number should be hint enough that this is indeed a work-in-progress. However, with most releases, the dev tends to fix a bunch of broken stuff before releasing the next one. And judging by some of his previous work, you can likely expect to see a relatively bugless build in no time.

The dev is aware of most bugs, but if you happen to try it out and find something weird, please feel free to report it. Using logcats is preferred, so keep that in mind to make the best out of your bug report. Happy flashing!

NOT WORKING:

Camera
Bluetooth
Fron-facing camera
Mic (will cause loss of audio if trying to record something)
…maybe more

You can find more information in the original thread.

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TF101_with_Android_ICS

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 car stereos and boomboxes, and who can forget the ability to watch movies on the go without having to stream data.

For all the aforementioned and more, XDA Forum Member sainthout has produced a new kernel for the “missing link” device between the laptop and the tablet—the Asus TF101 Transformer. This new kernel, which is made for stock based ROMs on firmware 9.2.1.27, is filled with goodies and optimizations such as a reduced load by removal unneeded modules, better sound thanks to Voodoo improvements, and upgraded Tegra 2 codecs to help with video reproduction.

However, most of the new features fall short in comparison with the ability to connect a USB optical CD or DVD drive to the system. Enabling this option opens a sea of possibilities for the device. Having said that, the drive functionality is somewhat limited, due to its inability to play region locked (CSS protected) movies, which is all due to a kernel limitation. Among other great features comes the ability to use a LAN adapter (yes a LAN adapter and not a WLAN adapter). Essentially, this would allow you to enjoy blazing fast speeds of your home/work Ethernet line, as opposed to having to settle for mild to weak and (usually) shared WiFi network.

As a small added bonus, the kernel comes with a kernel manager app for all your tweaking needs, should you need to remove or add libs and modules out of the current configuration. Please do keep in mind that the Play store version of Busybox is required for the app to work properly. Please test it out and provide the dev with any feedback you may have.

Current features:

  • Based on Asus 9.2.1.27 WW kernelsources
  • Backported all Linux 3.2 USB LAN drivers
  • ISO9660 (+Joilet), UDF, FAT12 and Apple HFS file system support (USB CD\DVD access! See notes)
  • Voodoo Sound support!
  • Turned a few unneeded kernel features off, it’s smaller and even a bit faster that Asus’ original kernel!
  • Installable using your favorite recovery (tested on CWM v6.0.1.4 v2)
  • Works with every Asus based ROM (Original Asus ROM, Revolver, Android Revolution HD and possible some more)
  • New versions of Tegra 2 codecs for ICS based ROMs (will be provided within a separate installable .zip)
  • Kernel manager application to manage loaded drivers and file system modules!

You can find more information in the original thread.

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TF101G

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 close relative called the TF101G, which unlike the original TF101, comes with an on board GSM radio chip for 3G connectivity. (For those with the TF101 who want 3G, you can add this functionality via a USB dongle.) Because of this not-so-slight hardware difference, anyone willing to test JB on their G model had to sacrifice the use of 3G.

Since this is an inconvenience for many, XDA Forum Member RaymanFX decided to try his hand at providing people with the gift of 3G on JB. He just released an untested build (hence the “WIP” tag on the thread) of CM10 with this functionality enabled. Having said that, the dev has been unable to test it due mainly to not having a G model of the device. However, he is asking of people who do have the tab to test and provide feedback in the form of logcats.

Please take the build for a spin and report any issues you may come across. Just remember that this is an untested build, so you may run into issues. RaymanFX will be posting his source later so you can take a crack at fixing the issues yourself if you have the ability, thus helping with development as well. Happy flashing!

Hi xda, I think we’ve worked very hard on JellyBean roms and there are numerous famous releases, like

  • Team EOS 3
  • My CyanogenMod 10
  • My LiquidSmooth
  • Paranoid Android

.But unfortunately, those roms were made for the Asus Transformer TF101, and TF101G users had to either stay at ICS or miss their 3G/GSM functionality.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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unetboootin

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 biggest of which being that you don’t need a CD drive or a USB flash drive to use it. XDA Senior Member NoDiskNoFun posted a method accomplish this on the Transformer TF101. NoDiskNoFun gives some of the details on how it works and what it does:

- It works with every TF101 version
- G version should work like it works in lilstevies ubuntu version
- SBKv2 can use Wheelie and NVFlash or flash it on Android data partition like lilstevies ubuntu version
- You DON’T need ubuntu it is ubuntu but it isn’t anything installed like the ubuntu desktop, only base system
- The script installs everything and set it up and you can choose your favorite desktop environment
- Its made for newbies who dont know how they could do this.
- If you use the img on internal storage you need to resize it manually.: follow this instructions. (thanks to: paleszgergo)
- For Multitouch read instructions from here (V0.5 and above)
- If you have choose lightdm press on ubuntu-icon in lightdm and choose your Desktop Envoronment or you’ll stuck on “can’t find ubuntu session”

This is exciting because if it can be done on one Android device, it can be done on many Android devices. In other words, this method could make its way to other devices as well. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy a fresh, clean install of Linux?

For more info, check out the original thread.

jbtf

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. The original Transformer (TF101) is no exception to this rule and we see the proof of this thanks to XDA Forum Member timduru. He has created a set of tweaks that he has labeled as K.A.T (Kat Android Toolbox), and it includes a set of mouth watering improvements, fixes, and upgrades for the mythical first Tegra 2 bearing device.

The toolbox set includes several fixes and improvements for the kernel, which result in improved UI performance, more stability during both normal and overclocked operation, and better memory management. It also includes fixes for audio and speaker volume and balance, both of which have been a somewhat major issue since the release of this device. Moreover, an HDMI audio fix is included as well, which is/was a major bug in most (if not all) JB ports on this device. Last but not least, the wireless capabilities of the device (GPS and Wifi) are both working correctly thanks to this pack. An additional bonus to this is the inclusion of ad-hoc capabilities for JB ROMs, but this is still a work in progress, so stay tuned for more.

So, if you are one of the people jumping out of  the short-lived ICS band-wagon for the TF101 and onto the new JB one, make sure that you try these fixes and see if they improve the overall performance of your device. Please, do keep in mind that there are compatibility guidelines you will need to follow. Timduru has dedicated his third post to let you know what pack is compatible with what ROM. Please take them for a spin and leave some feedback for the dev.

 This will be the goal of the K.A.T project, bring you all the enhancements and fixes in one spot 

You can find more information in the original thread.

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ADA

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 communication which i think alot of other teams lack. We are not the best we will not boast ourselves or ever use the word kang. We feel like one of the first teams to start AOSP project to where it truley is part of the open source community. Were not out for recognition were out to make good products.

The initial release includes the Verizon and GSM Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 7. These new ROMs bring some old favorites, like Theme Chooser, but also bring a number of features including:

Fast, Responsive, Intuitive & Professional UI
GLaDOS v2.1 Power Kernel Built In
First of its kind Customized Toggle Icons
Custom Awesome Popup SMS Features
Facebook Contacts Support
Custom Power Widget
4 Way Reboot Menu
Exclusive ADA Wallpapers
5 Way Lock Screen Targets
Beautiful Weather Lock Screen
Quiet Hours
Voice & Data (SVDO)
T9 dialer
SuperSU
BusyBox
Customized Navbar Settings
Statusbar Customizations
Modified Navigation Bar Options
Clock Modifications – Left, Center, and Right Clock AM/PM Weekday Abbreviation
Battery Options 6 Styles to Choose
Theme Chooser
Many, many more…!

Users are reporting that the ROM works well and has very few issues. Most are reporting no issues at all, which is great for a Jelly Bean ROM. Now that the initial release is out of the way, the team is looking forward to the host of other devices they plan on supporting in their second round of releeases. The official list includes:

Asus Transformer TF101
Asus Transformer Infinity TF700
Samsung Galaxy Tab2
Droid RAZR/RAZR MAXX
Samsung Galaxy Nexus (toroplus)
Samsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy SII and SIII

If you’d like to learn more, check out either the Verizon Galaxy Nexus thread or the GSM Galaxy Nexus thread, both posted by XDA Senior Member purian23.

clockworkmod-recovery

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 it does it in the form of a brand new recovery. Most Android users are undoubtedly familiar with ClockWork Mod, which is a custom recovery image used in a large percentage of unlocked devices. With it, you can flash ROMs, kernels, other recoveries, zip packages, and much more. This latest installment of the infamous recovery, created by XDA Recognized Developer Koush, brings in some much desired functionality to the device. The main appeal is that much like TWRP by Team Win, this recovery is touch enabled (at least one of its versions is), so banging on the volume rockers to get to the folder that you need is not a problem anymore. Another nice feature is that this recovery, unlike many of its predecessors, has the ability to back up the kernel as well.

Please do keep in mind that this is just the initial release of this recovery, and as such it has somewhat limited functionality. Upcoming revisions promise to bring in the ability to browse the internal SD card. This means that, unless you feel like booting and rebooting while getting in and out of recovery, you will need to make sure that whatever you are planning on flashing is in the external card.

You can choose your flavor if you’d rather not have touchscreen capabilities on recovery. Please leave some feedback for the dev if this worked the way it should, and look forward to newer versions being released shortly.

 ALL MY RECOVERIES HAVE A FULLY WORKING BACKUP SYSTEM (CAN BACKUP KERNEL) !

You can find more information in the original thread.

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CyanogenMod-10-CM10-Jelly-Bean

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

That list will grow as other devices become ready and receive the blessing from their maintainers to begin nightlies. Be sure to keep your eyes open for when your device joins the list.

Update: We’ve received various reports from XDA Forum Member Scotto70 and others that the Nexus 7 build is currently nonfunctional. So if you’ve got a N7, we recommend that you hold off for the time being!

android-jelly-bean

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 was the original Asus Transformer (TF101). Thanks to the sudden influx in development that has kept this tablet in its glory, it receoved not one, or two, but three ports, back to back.

XDA Forum Member rayman33 was the first one to release a port of the new Android sweet treat. His AOSP rom is a fully functional build which features mostly everything you could ask for on your tab (camera, GPS, Wifi, youtube in 720p, and much more). Rayman33′s ROM actually uses a self made kernel that allows users to overclock their devices to 1.6 GHz, and packs a few other goodies sprinkled throughout. In the meantime, XDA Recognized Developer rayman was preparing a CM10 rom of his own, which included almost all the same functionality (minus the kernel, of course). Word of advise, flashing rayman33′s kernel on a CM10 build will likely render your wifi useless due to a different driver being used by rayman. And last but not least, XDA Recognized Developers teameos finally released their infamous EOS*3 AOSP rom. They have also released one for the Xoom  not too long ago, so having one for the Transformer was simply a logical step.

All builds live up to the name Project Butter thanks to their smooth UI performance. However,  one thing that lacks on all builds is full dock support. Mouse, keyboard, and SD card are detected by the system. However the second battery does not. Furthermore, all the builds seem to have “sleep issues,” as the tab’s battery will drain overnight, even under no activity. And last but not least, the magnetic sensor that allows your tab to know when it is opened or closed (when docked) does not seem to be working either. You have got to keep in mind that they are in alpha state, so bugs are to be expected. Still, kudos to all the devs for these fantastic builds.

On another front, it seems that Asus Germany has officially announced that the TF101 and the Slider will get the JB upgrade after all. It was originally announced by Asus that the JB upgrade would go as far back as the Prime (TF201), but now it seems that the TF101 was allowed to receive the upgrade after all. This means that, hopefully sooner than later, those who prefer the stock Asus look, will have something else to look forward to when looking for roms to flash.

Please try out these builds, and make sure that you report back to the devs in their preferred ways (via logcat, on their issue trackers, etc). Happy flashing!

 What works :

  • Android 4.1.1 system
  • UI elements (EasterEgg when tapping on the version number does work, too)
  • Launcher is buttery smooth !
  • Live wallpapers
  • Bluetooth
  • adb push/pull/…commands
  • Overclock up to 1.6 GHZ stable (included Harmony Kernel modded for JellyBean)
  • Gallery App
  • Keyboard Dock (once docked, it will let you choose your language)
  • Lockscreen
  • Rotation (no blackscreen!)
  • WiFi [#2]
  • Sound [#2]
  • GPS [#2]
  • Network Location support [#2]
  • Google Voice Search (perfect voice processing) [#2]
  • OMX [#2]
  • Camera [#2]
  • Youtube (720p), Netflix — due to OMX [#2]

You can find rayman33′s build here, Team EOS’s build here, and rayman’s CM10 here. Last but not least, you can read about the announcement from Asus in this thread.

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P_500

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, allowing the user to enter a special mode called APX and flash partition images, thus bypassing the bootlader. However a compatible Nvflash hasn’t been available for the newer models of the Transformer. That changes today.

The AndroidRoot team (comprised of rayman, apache14, ieftm, kmdm and lilstevie) has once again come through for the community. After reverse-engineering Nvflash and reimplementing parts of it, they have released “Wheelie”, a pre-loader to Nvflash.

Wheelie is an nvflash pre-loader that boots the tablet into an nvflash ready mode that lets you use regular nvflash commands (with -r prepended!). In the long run it will be an open-source nvflash reimplementation similar to heimdall for samsung devices.

The tool also includes instructions for just flashing recovery, enabling you to then flash a custom ROM to the device and obtain permanent root, without having to worry about waiting for a root exploit. And to top it all off, it makes any B70+ device unbrickable.

Check out the release thread to pickup the discussion and make use of this valuable tool.

ASUS-Eee-Pad-Slider1

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 of love from devs. Because of that, there aren’t a whole lot of custom roms out there for this device.

Having said that, its older brother does have quite a bit of development going on and already has roms such as CM9 and AOKP, as well as a few other AOSP roms. Well, guess what? Thanks to XDA Forum Member SamuelDebruyn, you can now use these roms on your Slider with ease. It seems that there are very minute differences between these two tablets and as such, the roms should run without too many hiccups. SamuelDebruyn takes the experience a step forward by removing those hiccups with a script that basically patches any deficiencies when flashing TF101 roms (AOKP and CM9) onto SL101 such as better sound, additional keyboard languages, and (most importantly) better battery life. The dev does make note that flashing ICS roms for the TF101 on the SL101 should work fine even without this patch, but that this will allow for a better experience overall.

Word of advice though is that this patch is only intended for ICS roms. Do not attempt to use this with Honeycomb roms. Please try this out and leave some feedback for the dev.

It should work perfectly with CM 9 and AOKP.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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full

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 earned a place in the Portal, particularly of use for those not exactly happy with TouchWiz.

Thanks to the efforts of XDA Forum Member mrevankyle and the collaboration of BroBot175, Asus Eee Transformer owners can enjoy the same great looking experience in their tabs. Thanks to the wonders of the Villain Theme Engine, created by XDA Developer Administrator pulser_g2, this was successfully ported over for us to enjoy. Most features seem to be working properly, but as this is still a work in progress you are bound to run into a few bugs such as some widgets not working properly like the music player one. There are a few WP7 players in the Play Store that will help give your MetroUI the finishing touches.

Please try it out and leave any feedback so that bugs can be addressed.

mrevankyle kindly ported most of the theme for me as i have no experience in Villain Theme installer so all credit in porting this theme goes to him!

You can find more information in the original thread.

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screenshot-20120406-175150

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.

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