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Former Writer · Dec 7, 2012

Build CM10, AOKP, and TeamBaked for the Transformer Prime

Quality, source-built ROMs can transform devices ordinarily held back by manufacturer limitations. When CyanogenMod or AOKP are released for a device, pretty much everyone is happy about it. Of course, a lot of work goes into building such ROMs, and developers often provide guides on how to do it. Now, ASUS Transformer Prime users have a tutorial to build not one, but three AOSP-based ROMs thanks to XDA Senior Member craigacgomez. Included in the tutorial are instructions for building CyanogenMod 10,...

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Former Writer · Oct 14, 2012

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.3

The last time we brought you news about TWRP, it was to announce that TWRP 2.2.2 had been released. It had fixed a lot of bugs from the initial release of TWRP 2.2 and added a few new features. Very recently, TWRP has been updated again to version 2.3. There were a whole bunch of awesome improvements with TWRP 2.2 and a lot of unique and brand new features as well. TWRP 2.3 promises no less. The official change log...

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Former Writer · Sep 12, 2012

ASUS Unlocker Tool Broken, ASUS Claims RMA is the Answer

Here we go again. Lately, on the bootloader front, it seems companies are waffling in their stances. You have Samsung devices with locked bootloaders and Motorola unlocking bootloaders. One OEM that has been usually compliant with the demands of their customers is ASUS. We've brought you news on their frequently released unlocker tools before. As it turns out, one of them isn't working. ASUS Transformer Prime owners have been having trouble with their version of the unlocker tool for a...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 12, 2012

Team Win Recovery Project Updated to 2.2

Just about three months ago, we brought you news that the Team Win Recovery Project had received a massive update to version 2.1. April's release largely heralded the start of a new age in recoveries---where one would no longer have to deal with cumbersome menus, instead interacting with a very user-friendly GUI. It wasn't simply about the GUI either. In addition to bringing an unrivaled level of UI polish, TWRP 2.1 offered users many advanced features such as update.zip queuing, a basic...

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Former Writer · Jun 14, 2012

Debugfs Auto Root Brings Latest One-Click Method to Transformer Prime, Original Transformer, and TF300T

Many devices in the Android world have the capacity to share software. As anyone who frequently visits the Sony Xperia line up sub forums can tell you, a single modification for a device can often be used on a myriad of devices. Sometimes, it's a simple performance mod or a theme, but other times it's something important---like a root method. We recently brought you news of a method to root the Transformer TF300T without downgrading, and it turns out that this...

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Former Writer · May 2, 2012

Ultimate Downgrade Guide for Asus Transformer and Transformer Prime

Over the last few months, downgrading firmware has seemingly been all the rage. Not because the newest firmwares aren't great, and not because there's anything wrong with them---it's because downgrading is often the last recourse left in device rooting troublesome devices. There are other reasons as well, but no matter what the reasoning is, users of the Asus Transformer can now downgrade as they choose, whether they're rooted or not. XDA Forum Member wolf849 has written up a few useful methods...

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Former Writer · Apr 13, 2012

Asus Transformer Prime Gets a Tear Down Along With WiFi and GPS Fixes

For most users, tearing down a device is only something one needs to do when replacing the digitizer like on the MyTouch 4g or removing and cleaning parts in the event of washing machine accidents. However, there are a variety of other reasons to tear a device down and see what's going on in there. One instance in particular is fixing that annoying GPS issue with the Asus Transformer Prime. XDA Senior Member buxtahuda has posted not one, but several...

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Former Writer · Mar 3, 2012

Transformer Prime Receives No Guesswork Overclocking

We all knew that with the unlocking of the bootloader, would come a boost in development for the Asus Transformer Prime. Not only are there new mods being released every day, but there's some apps and mods that are helping out our more novice community members. XDA Forum Member DrWowe brings us an application that overclocks the tablet with nothing more than a click of a button. No tricky user interface to learn, and no guess work. The application, named...

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liwen · Jan 20, 2012

ASUS Transformer Prime OTA Update Improves GPS Performance

The ASUS Transformer Prime, one of the more popular Android tablets, has had its fair share of issues, but also some excellent support by ASUS. GPS performance is something that was supposedly improved in an earlier update, but apparently it didn't solve the issue completely, and it remains to be seen whether any drivers can overcome the inherent design flaws posed by the metal unibody. However, according to reports in our forums, GPS performance has indeed gotten better with the...

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liwen · Jan 17, 2012

ASUS With Official Support In Our Forums, Promises To Fix Transformer Prime Issues

ASUS Technical Marketing Manager Gary Key has ventured into our forums to provide assistance to owners of the Transformer Prime tablet with some issues they're facing. Namely, they are: BT/WiFi Fallout Issues 1. WiFi and BT turned on and active. a. Stream a media source via WiFi for playback to a BT device (headphones, speakers, etc) and the signal degrades to the point where the streaming source stops and requires a reset to the BT device. This is the most...

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Former Writer · Jan 16, 2012

Mod For Asus Transformer Prime Allows Full Hulu Access

Getting Netflix for your Android device is only half the battle for those who enjoy using their devices to watch TV shows and movies. The experience isn't quite complete unless you have the dynamic duo of Netflix and Hulu at your disposal. For those carrying the Asus Transformer Prime, obtaining the second half of that duo is now possible. XDA Senior Member compuw22c has developed a mod that he has used on prior devices and has ported to the popular...

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Will Verduzco · Jan 9, 2012

Ice Cream Sandwich Update for Asus Transformer Prime Pushing Out Today!

Pinch me; I must be dreaming! About a week ago, Asus gave word that the Transformer Prime would receive Google's latest tasty treat on the 12th. In a surprise move, Asus started the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich roll-out today to lucky device owners worldwide! Barring strange budget tablets that no one really wants, the Transformer Prime is now the first real tablet to be officially updated to Ice Cream Sandwich. Now this brings up the pressing question as to why the...

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liwen · Jan 9, 2012

New Transformer Prime Model has 1080p Screen

The ASUS Transformer Prime, the first tablet to have a Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, is already up for a refresh, undoubtedly keeping pace with the race to 1080p on tablets, also being brought forth by Acer and their upcoming Iconia A700.  The upgraded Prime, model TF700T, will have a full 1920x1080 resolution IPS+ panel and will also have an upgraded 2MP front-facing camera. Also different will be its shipping operating system, which will be Android Ice Cream Sandwich, instead of Honeycomb...

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