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Former Writer · Jan 3, 2012

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Gets Root

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....

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liwen · Dec 29, 2011

Small OTA Update For Eee Pad Transformer Breaks Root

The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer has been getting an OTA update since a few days ago –  note that this is not Ice Cream Sandwich yet –  that ups your version number to 8.6.5.21 and is said to bring some small improvements – that is, you'll lose your root access, apparently. However, there definitely is a way to regain root, even after the update, by flashing a custom ROM using NVFlash. But it all seems to be very hit and miss...

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Sam Caplat · Dec 9, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich CM9 Progress Revealed

Cyanogen has been hard at work to bring you the perfect customisation of the latest Android iteration, Ice Cream Sandwich. Almost a month ago the team announced their two month hardcore-development period to put the basic framework in place for ICS to work. They're succeeding mainly with OMAP4, MSM8660/7x30 and Exynos-based handsets, so if you own those look forward to trying CM9 first. Support has also been boasted for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and ASUS Transformer. Despite issues developing the new...

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admin · Nov 27, 2011

Asus Transformer Prime Forum Added to XDA

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...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 29, 2011

Connect To The Web With Your Transformer Via An Ethernet Cable

At this point, if you read the title of this article, you are probably be thinking "what?". We all know and love the ability of our devices to be able to connect to the net regardless of where we are thanks to the power of Wifi and 3G/4G. However, when you are comfortably sitting at home or at the office and you have a router close by, why do you have to suffer from a slow (when compared to wired)...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 2, 2011

Porting Puccini To The Transformer

Elegant and useful. That is my personal view on Sense roms. The version of Sense found in the HTC Flyer and its variants is certainly not the exception to this rule and ever since the release of the leaked system dump from the Puccini (AT&T's version of the tablet), people throughout the site have been going at it in attempts to make this work in their favorite devices. The latest entry in this race is XDA Recognized Developer jcarrz1 who has...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 31, 2011

SBK Detection Tool For The Asus Transformer

One of the biggest discoveries in the (short) life of the Asus Transformer is the leak of the SBK (Secure Boot Key). This little piece of information has turned this device into an almost unbrickable tab. The information from the key will allow your device to be accessed via USB whenever APX is the only thing that will work (a bad flash wll likely cause your device to simply turn on to a black screen). This will allow you to...

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egzthunder1 · Aug 26, 2011

Workaround For Flash’s Low FPS on Asus Transformer

Quite possibly, one of the only annoyances that plagues the Honeycomb stock browser is its inability to properly use its full 30 fps potential on flash videos. At least, this seems to be the case for a few custom roms in certain devices like the Asus Transformer. After doing a bit of looking around, XDA member Roach2010 found something interesting regarding a file that does not get installed after updating Flash Player versions. Discuss, decided to experiment a bit with this...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 28, 2011

Modify The Transformer’s Dock Layout

Obviously, there are standards for everything in this world. The most widely used keyboard layout is known as QWERTY, because of the first six letters in the top left corner of the keyboard. However, despite this being standard, it is not the only way a keyboard can be laid out. Other parts of the world have special characters in their keyboards, like Spanish speaking countries, where the keyboard includes the letter "ñ" , and this is just to give you...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 27, 2011

Mount Your Transformer Onto Linux Mint (And Others)

So, one of the most annoying drawbacks of the Asus Transformer is the fact that you pretty much cannot mount the device onto your computer to see and check the contents of your device. This is something that most eons for most devices have nowadays, yet the powerful Honeycomb tablet seems to lack this functionality that we are so used to. For Linux distrust in general, this is usually a bit of a bigger ordeal to get this up and...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 24, 2011

ASUS Releases Kernel Source for Transformer

It looks like the life of all the kernel developers working on the ASUS Transformer is about to get leaps and bounds easier. According to a thread started by XDA member Roach2010, ASUS finally released the much awaited kernel sources of 8.4.4.5, which is the latest and greatest to come from the manufacturer. This is the 3.1 kernel that most devs were waiting on in order to iron out the bugs from the existing 3.1 custom kernel. What this means for...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 21, 2011

Voodoo Soundpatch for Asus Transformer

The sound of the SRS speakers in the Asus Transformer has been loaded with issues and haunted by what many believe are hardware defects. However, over the last couple of weeks, our devs have been putting out fixes and patches for things such as the balance of both speakers. Since things are working now, it is time to start improving them a bit and this is just what XDA Recognized Developer supercurio had in mind. According to him, the tablet from...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 19, 2011

Easily Simply Just Root Your 3.1 ASUS Transformer

So, if nothing else could be said about Honeycomb latest update for the Transformer, it is rather smooth and people (quite possible for the first time in the site's history) are actually happy with stock. It is fluid, stable, and very much usable. As such, many members are leaning towards keeping the device stock, but would love to have an easy way to root the device to be able to do things such as Titanium Backup, using Root Explorer, and...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 15, 2011

Use Your Asus Transformer As A Free Phone

The beauty of our Android devices is that they don't have to be phones to act as such and allow you to make and receive calls. There are a wide variety of programs that can be used to communicate with others via either voice or video. However, several of these require the other user to be using the same service and some are even paid if you need to make phone calls. There are a few tutorials for different devices...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 15, 2011

Did You Brick Your Transformer While Updating? Hope Lies Ahead…

Just a few days ago, it was posted in our forums that the security key for the ASUS Transformer was found, and as a consequence, people were both happy and confused regarding its importance. About 2 days ago, we posted a possible how to guide regarding the possibility of flashing Karmic Koala on the device. This is a process that requires a tool to flash to the nvflash, which requires said keys. Now, XDA member rayman84, who is also responsible for...

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mic_888 · Jun 13, 2011

Asus Transformer Minor Teardown

Asus EeePad Transformer owners out there might have heard or experienced the lightbleed issues posted around here in the forums. XDA forum member hybridau was suffering from a light bleed spot and decided to try to do something about it. In order to get to fix the issue, the XDA member performed a minor disassemble of his Transformer, however was not able to completely remove the issue. He did however manage to make the light bleed less intense and under...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 12, 2011

Want to Run Linux In Your Transformer? There May Be Hope Soon…

By now, there are a bunch of devices in our beloved site that have gained the ability to run Linux distros thanks to our devs. The latest one to be going down that path is the Asus Transformer. XDA member seshmaru posted a guide that explains how to flash Ubuntu onto Tegra 2 based devices. This is not just running it from an SD card but actually flashing this onto the nvflash of the device, so for those of you who...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 11, 2011

Balance The Sound Coming From Your Speakers In Your Transformer

Unfortunately, many people who got the first batch of Asus Transformers got them with a slew of problems. There have been glitches in Honeycomb, connectivity issues with the dock, and a few others. However, the one that stood out the most (or at least the one that people have complained about the most) is the issue where some Transformers have unbalanced audio coming from the speakers. It seems that the sound coming out of one of the speakers was much...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 10, 2011

Mad About Your Transformer’s Low Volume? Try This…

For those of you who have been around the world of smartphones for long enough, you will likely agree that most, if not all manufacturers set the volume of the devices at a very low level, no matter if it is the speaker volume, media volume, or in call volume. We always have a hard time hearing to others because of this. The ASUS Transformer unfortunately did not escape this fate as the volume coming either from the speakers or...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 8, 2011

Transformer Security Key Found!!

As you know, many Android devices have protections and encryptions that prevent our devs from having access to certain parts of the system. A good example would be Motorola's RSA keys which completely locked down the bootloader, thus preventing devs from completely rooting the Droid X as well as a few other devices. The ASUS Transformer is not the exception to this. You are probably thinking now, who cares? Root has been achieved and I am running the latest custom...

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