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Early ICS Port Arrives For the Original Transformer

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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 interested in what I’ve been hacking on for the past couple of days, ICS running on the transformer. It’s very early days but the touchscreen, keyboard & wifi are working. It feels quite smooth swooshing between homescre

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ASUS Transformer Will Get Ice Cream Sandwich After Prime

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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 13, since the previous date only marks the start of the rollout; that is, it will take some time till it hits all devices.

No word on the US update yet, but it hopefully shouldn’t come too late after that.. . . 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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Small OTA Update For Eee Pad Transformer Breaks Root

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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 at the moment, with different people reporting different outcomes, so, if you care about root, we’d suggest you to take a look at the forum thread before updating.. . . READ ON »

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Ice Cream Sandwich CM9 Progress Revealed

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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, MSM8660/7×30 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 Android framework for camera and graphics drivers, the team is confident they can work around this.

“There are a number of challenges that we are up against. Google has made some pretty major cha

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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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Connect To The Web With Your Transformer Via An Ethernet Cable

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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) internet connection? As you probably know, the latter devices such as tabs and certain Android phones come with USB host support, which allow you to attach a wide variety of devices to your gadget such as mice, keyboards, hard drives, etc. To take this one step further, XDA member Quiethinker posted a driver pack fo. . . READ ON »

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Porting Puccini To The Transformer

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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 decided to take the challenge of getting this to run in the Asus Transformer. Now, there is a caveat in here because of the different processor being used in both devices. The dev attempted to get it to run, but unfortunately nothing gets loaded at all. Not even a logca. . . READ ON »

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SBK Detection Tool For The Asus Transformer

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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 read and write to low level devices in the Transformer from a regular PC, with the appropriate NVFlash software. However, since the leak, Asus decided to release a second SBK, which has been loaded in newer versions of the tab. In order to help determine what SBK you have, XDA member lilstevie has b. . . READ ON »

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