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Posts Tagged: Asus Eee Pad Transformer

key

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 3.1 with an overclocked kernel, right? True, but you have to remember that the fact that you can do this did not happen by a miracle, overnight, or even by the hand of a single individual. For those of you interested in being able to unlock every Rom that ASUS puts out without even flashing a blob or a custom recovery, then you will probably flip out of your chair when you read what XDA member 9600pro87 posted. Apparently, the security key has been found, and this literally opens up the device to our devs. The key is not useful in its current form but rest assured that our devs will find a way to put this to good use. According to the OP, this will even open the doors to solutions towards reviving bricked devices.

Please leave your comments.

All current device give root forever and an unbricker tool.

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boot options

For those of you who had Android devices prior to the Transformer, one piece of functionality that you likely long for and miss like crazy is the multiple options for reboot. If, for instance, you want to go into recovery right now, you need to completely power off the device and upon powering it back on, you must hold down the poewre button and the volume down key for a few seconds before this device reboots into CWM. Well, if you currently have a deodexed rom and are sporting 3.0, then XDA member Roach2010 has a nice little gift for you. The dev claims that this is rather experimental, but it seems to do the trick as it will present you with 3 options when holding down the power button, as opposed to the power down confirmation pop up from stock. Moreover, the dev is very clear about the fact that for now, this only works on 3.0.1, so please do not try it if you are using 3.1. Again, this is in development stages, so bugs and crashes are expected.

If you do try this out, please leave some feedback for the dev. Enjoy!

I’m looking for Beta testers running a deodexed 3.0 ROM to try out my latest mod, this is NOT for 3.1 users!

What is it? It’s an experiment to see if I could add an option to reboot into recovery in the power off screen that appears when you long press the power button.
I don’t like having to do the Power & Vol -, Vol + thing so I created this instead.

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It looks like the development efforts for the Asus Transformer are beginning to kick into high gear now that more people are being able to get their hands on one of these tablets. One of the latest lucky devs to get their hands on one was XDA Recognized Developer supercurio, who wrote something very useful for those people who are interested in flashing updates cooked by Asus. The script in essence will turn every stock Rom update into a flashable zip file to use with CWM. This has the added advantage of flashing stock and not losing root or CWM in the process. By the way, in case you are wondering, you cannot flash a stock Rom via custom recovery. The system will simply not allow you to do this. Then again, if you went through all the trouble of rooting this, getting it undone just for a stock Rom seems kinda pointless.

Are you liking for a way to get that 3.1 update and staying stock? Then, look no further. Please leave your feedback and comments.

I wrote a little tool for my dev usage but it might be interesting for you too:

Its purpose is to repack an update zip as delivered by ASUS to a ClockworkMod recovery standard update.zip
Recovery is not replaced so you keep your custom one installed.

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3.1 on transformer

The Motorola Xoom owners are no longer the only privileged owners of Android 3.1 loaded tablets. Both Asus and Acer had promised that sometime in June they would be releasing 3.1 updates for their latest tabs. Well, it looks like this gift came a bit earlier than expected to the Transformer. After a leaked version was spotted, XDA member Roach2010 decided to take a crack at messing with it. After a few days of tweaking, modding, etc, he finally got it to boot on the 3.0.1 loaded Transformer, and so PRIMORDIAL 3.1 was born. This is the first version of the first custom 3.1 rom for the device and as such it is going like cookies straight out of the oven. The rom is already rooted, comes with Busybox, SU, is partially deodexed, and of course it comes with all the goodies that were promised by ASUS on the 3.1 update. Running a few benches on the device, yield not so impressive Quadrant and Linpacks. However, it looks like the 2D was finally fixed on the new version of the honeybee. The overall feel of the rom is smoother than that of the original stock rom.

If you own a Transformer and want to take it for a spin, make sure that you follow the directions by the dev. Installation is pretty straight forward, but you must ensure that the MD5sum of whatever you download matches the one provided by the dev in the opening post, just to be safe. Please leave some feedback if you run into any bugs.

This rom is based on the leaked HC 3.1 US Build 8.4.4.5-20110527, there are no guarantees of support for this ROM, this is for experimental use. Please ensure that you know what you are doing before installing any rom as following an incorrect procedure may lead to problems.

You can find more information in the rom thread.

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It seems that XDA member Blades has not slept for the last week or so because we have seen kernels from him almost every other day, each time with more awesomeness loaded on them.  This time he brings us the option of overclocking the device all the way to 1.6 GHz. Aside from a witty remark against Engadget’s take on his first kernel, he has been able to get a rather stable kernel blasting through Quadrant Advanced yielding a rather incredible score of 5308 and yes, I know how many of you feel about Quadrant and the relative meaninglessness of this, but when you are comparing apples to apples as in different versions of the same kernels, what they mean is actually meaningless.

Some results are mixed up with some people getting lock ups while others run smoothly. You all must remember that all devices vary and because of this what you get on your device may not be the same as others in terms of stability. However, if you feel adventurous enough and if you want to help the dev, please try this out and post logcats if you experience problems with it. Coming up next…. 1.7 GHz! Stay tuned!

After a couple ID-10-T errros and in between chasing my two dogs (one AmStaff, one Dogo Argentino – not fun) who were after a rather poisonous (well, more like pissed off) looking frog. I HAS 1.6GHZ stable. OMG..

Well, its stable for me.. I’ll bet someone claims it burned their face off and kicked their puppy. but still.

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1504 overclock

Just a couple of days ago, we wrote an article regarding the latest kernel from XDA member netarchy, which allows overclocking of the ASUS Transformer to a whopping 1.4 GHz. XDA member Blades just released his kernel, which raises the bar on the OC to 1.504 GHz. This kernel has been tested over and over by the dev and claims that it is indeed quite stable. Some benchmarks yield over 63.3 MFLOPS on Linpack, and makes video playing really smooth. The first release however does cause lock ups, but the dev just released a new version, which offers more stability as well as more available RAM for applications. The dev accomplished this by slashing in half the amount of reserved ram, down to 128 MB from 256. It looks like despite the lack of availability of the device, it got to the hands of the right people as the real development is about to commence. So, if you are anxiously waiting for the 3.1 update to drop from ASUS, you will likely have it soon and running at blazing fast speeds. The dev also claims that once the kernel is stabilized more, he will start looking into 1.6 and 1.7 GHz, just because it can be done.

Please leave some feedback for the dev in the form of logs, particularly if you suffer lock ups on your device.

Its really unfortunate that this processor has so much variation regarding success at higher clocks. Tonight ill post several variations in CPU voltage.

We’ll also try 1600 and then I’ll probably start adjusting for 1700. Flame proof suit, ice cubes, etc. Jk as I have said before, gtab does this at 1375mv.

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TFT 1.4 GHz

For those of you who were concerned that the ASUS Transformer was going to be a dead device because of the lack of development on its forums, you should drop by and check out some of the latest developments, particularly the latest, which is courtesy of XDA member netarchy. The dev has been working for a few weeks on a kernel that would allow to do more with this tablet from ASUS. Long story short, he recently released a kernel that allows the device to run at a blazing fast 1.4 GHz, as opposed to the stock speed of 1 GHz. The dev does warn that the 1.4 GHz is still a bit unstable, which makes this kernel not 100% ready for mass consumption. However, if history is any indication, running unstable or otherwise experimental software on our devices is not something that has ever stopped us from trying to get the most out of our devices. There is also a second frequency set at 1.2 GHz, which some members have reported as being far more stable than 1.4 GHz. One of the added bonuses of this kernel is the fact that choppiness is almost completely gone from the Youtube videos at either 720p and 1080p. Also, despite the high frequency used, it seems that the kernel is rather gentle on battery consumption as well (not that the Transformer has lousy battery life or anything). Members have reported Quadrant scores of up to 4900 and a few others (me included) have experienced a little over 4300 with Linpack scores of over 58 MFLOPS.

If you have one of these and would like to take this kernel for a spin, please leave feedback.

Current things of interest:
- Overclock up to 1.4ghz (this will probably expand later) [Use a tool such as Setcpu to overclock]
- 2.6.36.4 kernel base
- CIFS included
- TUN built-in
- NTFS support

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asus froyo

You have got to love how past, present, and future can meet in our devices. In a rather kafka-esque type of event, the Android bee has turned itself into a delicious treat because it seems that some Asus Transformers that went for a few customers left with Froyo installed in them. As odd as this may seem, something with as much hardware power as the Transformer should run Froyo rather decently, which is good news for those out there for whom Honeycomb is not as sweet as they would want it to be. XDA member SlimDan22 has posted a thread with a couple of dumps (one of them partial) for devs to play with. As an added bonus, the dump seems to contain several diagnostics tools, which revealed a few interesting things such as the possible existence of FM radio hardware living in the tab.

If you think that you can help to figure out this weird backward development, please drop by the thread and leave some comments.

A few users have gotten Transformers with Android 2.2 installed with diagnostic tools included. So far there have been 3 confirmed users who have gotten these units. We only got a partial system dump so far, the user who provided it was persuaded into doing a data wipe which erased many diagnostic tools

You can find more information in the dump thread.

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Not too long ago, XDA member freeflysage was successful in getting tun.ko compiled into the ASUS Transformer. For those of you who have no clue what this is, the tun.ko is a virtual network kernel device. It basically means that it makes virtual network devices in the kernel in order to facilitate to creation of certain types of connections. It is used to create software networks, some of which we know as VPNs (virtual private networks (thank you pulser_g2 for the explanation on this). The module by itself was somewhat lonely in the forums as very few people knew what could be done with it, until XDA member morak posted a very comprehensive guide on how to install and run this in order to make OpenVPN work on the Transformer (click here if you want to find out more about OpenVPN).

The guide is very complete and the dev states that you must be rooted in order to do this. So, if you are interested in this, grab your ADB and your blob and get your device rooted now. Before you know it, you will be connecting to your work’s VPN like it is the most common thing in the world.

I just got OpenVPN working and thought I would share:

Rooted

Installed tun.ko

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asus modded

Whether it is the most beautiful looking device or the most stable, satisfying our cravings to make things look and feel different has been this site’s main driving force for many years. Even though this device just came out recently, the Asus Transformer will start undergoing some of the XDA treatment. Things have kicked off with root and recovery, and now we will get started with the looks. XDA member seshmaru has posted a very nice guide where he explains how to change a few fonts for the clock in the lockscreen of the device. You will need to have ADB setup in your computer to do this.

Please share your feedback if the guide was useful.

I just wanted to give you guys who aren’t proficient with modding themselves a chance to change the lockscreen and taskbar clock font (which I personally don’t like) to in this case match the rest of the honeycomb fonts.

You can find more information in the guide thread.

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At long last, those of you in the US waiting to get your hands on one of these tablets, you had a full 7 minutes to do so upon its release before it went out of stock. For those of you who did manage to score one of these during the door buster event, you will be happy to learn that customization of the deice is indeed possible as root and custom recovery have been achieved. Please be advised however that this method will require you to use adb and do the whole rooting procedure by hand (a great learning experience if you have only done 1 click rooting up until now). The guide is linked to by XDA member Apache14 and it is fairly straight forwardto follow. The best part is that the current method will work even for those of you who decided to apply the OTA update that Asus rolled out shortly after the European release.

Please make sure that you follow the guide down to the T if you don’t want to have any issues. The guie has been amended a couple of times since it was originally writen to account for a few changes that happened since the original release. Also, please leave some feedback if this worked for you.

New root method is out for PRE and POST OTA, with insecure BOOT image and CWM recovery

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You all wanted it, you begged for it, created threads on top of threads on top of even more threads. So, we decided to go ahead an add it to our ever growing list of forums. The much anticipated Asus Eee Pad Transformer has finally arrived at xda-developers. Aside from this being the first Android tablet from this manufacturer, it is also the first device from Asus to ever make it to our beloved forums. Asus is normally good at everything they do, and the tablet in questions has not been the exception. Hardware wise, it is an absolute beast with Honeycomb, a dual core Tegra processor, incredible display, docking station/keyboard a la Atrix (and funny enough, cheaper than the Atrix with the dock, according to some preliminary pricing floating around), 3D surround sound, amazing battery life, and so much more.

If you were thinking of getting a tablet and were not certain what you would get, wait until this baby gets to the stores. Once you do get one, you can swing by the forums to check out the coolest developments.

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