POSTS TAGGED: Asus Eee Pad Transformer

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

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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 avail. . . READ ON »

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Enjoy TF101 Transformer Custom ICS Roms on the SL101 Slider

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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 AOK. . . READ ON »

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MetroUI Now Available for the Asus Transformer

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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 tab. . . READ ON »

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

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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 concepts like these. In fact, Asus thought of a very similar concept for their TF101. If you have a tab with a dock, you likely notice that when docked, if you close the lid, the screen will go off. It isn’t because of any mechanical switch like mo. . . READ ON »

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First Rooted Stock ICS ROM for TF101 Released!

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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 users lose root and thanks to the efforts and swiftness of XDA member MrNago, it seems that our prayers were heard. Normally, FOTA updates do not work on rooted devices with custom ROMs on them as chefs normally either remove the functionality or simply disable it/prevent it from ru. . . READ ON »

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

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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 into submission (in terms of pricing anyways), we have a set of good news coming from Taiwan. It seems that Asus has officially started rolling out ICS to TW models of the tab. Many people have report. . . READ ON »

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

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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.

The process is a little complicated, and requires using Terminal Emulator, so be sure you pay careful attention to the instructions if you plan on trying it. It involves a number of commands in the terminal emulator as well as some build.prop changes. Of course, be sure . . . READ ON »

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