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Samantha · Mar 2, 2014

Asus Transformer TF300T Gets Unofficial MultiROM Port

The Asus Transformer TF300T is probably one of the earliest and most refined convertible tablets that the market has seen. It came with a well built and sturdy keyboard dock that featured a trackpad mouse, a full sized USB port, and even its own battery. Its insides weren’t lacking for its time either, packing a quad core processor clocking in at 1.2 GHz. With a spec sheet like this, it was no doubt a popular device with some great development...

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Will Verduzco · Sep 23, 2013

Generate Nvflash Blobs for Original Nexus 7 and Other Asus Tablets with Flatline

Blob files for Nvidia Tegra-powered Asus devices are incredibly useful. This is because they allow us to easily flash images to our devices using Nvflash at an extremely low level. Given the low level at which APX (Nvflash) mode runs and how this is much more primitive than booting into a standard Android recovery partition, a device with the appropriate blobs is practically unbrickable. Thus, blob files can be used to get us out of seriously sticky situations that would otherwise...

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Former Writer · Dec 20, 2012

CM10.1 Nightlies for the TF300T, Pre-Alpha for the Huawei Ideos X5

With Android 4.2 development in full swing, devices old and new, big and small could be seeing CM10.1 or similar AOSP-derived offerings in the near future. Let's face it, if the HTC HD2 can run Android 4.2, pretty much any modern device can. Now, there are CM10.1 ROMs available for the ASUS Transformer TF300T and the Huawei Ideos X5 U8800. XDA Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD of Team Hacksung is doing the work for the TF300T CM10.1, while the Huawei Ideos X5 is...

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Former Writer · Dec 19, 2012

ArchLinux on the Transformer TF300T

Running Linux on Android is an old favorite. With newer and older projects ranging from full installations to the less involved chroot method, users on a large range of devices can run Linux. The only limits are what distros of Linux you can load. Mostly, it is Ubuntu or other Debian-based distros. Now, ASUS Transformer TF300T owners can install Arch. The method has been around for a little bit, but has been refined through updates. XDA Forum Member cb22 released...

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Former Writer · Dec 18, 2012

New TF300T Unlock and Root Guide Unifies All the Others

As device development continues on, there are more methods and guides to achieve all sorts of things. This includes new root guides for new firmwares, new recoveries as they get updates, and all sorts of other things. Thus, when searching for a guide to do something, users may be looking at an older, obsolete method. For ASUS Transformer TF300T owners, there is now such a new guide. XDA Forum Member andoryuu3 wrote an all encompassing guide for people who may be getting...

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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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egzthunder1 · Sep 28, 2012

NVFlash for the Asus TF300

The Asus Transformer series share a few things in common with its different iterations: bleeding edge hardware (at the time of release), latest OS, a lousy GPS (someone had to say it), and a special group of developers (including XDA Recognized Developers and forum members rayman, lilstevie, kmdm, apache14 and IEFtm). This peculiar individual is the reason why most Asus devices are, for the most part, unbrickable, and also why some are able enjoy the goodness of Ubuntu through NVFlash operations. In case...

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mustangtim49 · Sep 24, 2012

Rooted and Deodexed Jelly Bean for the Transformer TF300T

Manufacturers do what they do and (eventually) release their latest firmwares. Here at XDA, we do what we do and hack their latest firmwares. Recently, ASUS released the Jelly Bean-based 10.4.2.13 firmware for the Transformer TF300T. Even more recently, XDA Recognized Contributor serdu_petru has released three modified versions of the stock firmware, ranging from simple root access to root, insecure kernel, deodex, and Busybox. These builds have since become the base for other development work on the device. If you have...

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jerdog · Aug 19, 2012

ASUS Begins Rollout of Jelly Bean to Transformer TF300T

There isn't another tablet manufacturer out there that can match ASUS' commitment to rolling out timely updates to it's customers. They have consistently beaten the bigger names to updating their devices, and recently confirmed that the Transformer TF101, Transformer Prime, and Transformer Infinity would be getting the update to Android 4.1.1. Now they are beginning to follow through on that promise with an update for the Transformer TF300T. On ASUS' Facebook page today they made the following announcement: Dear Valued...

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Former Writer · Jul 29, 2012

Tutorial Gets Transformer TF300T Users Safely Back to Stock

There are many reasons why someone would need to go back to stock. They may need to return a device for replacement, they might want to install an OTA, or they may have rooted their device and broken a necessary feature. Whatever it may be, a good guide to return to unrooted stock can be almost as important as the root guide for certain users. There is now a return-to-stock guide for the ASUS Transformer TF300T that works and isn't very...

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Former Writer · Jul 14, 2012

ASUS Transformer TF300T Gets 4.1.1 AOSP Jelly Bean

Jelly Bean has been rolling out across XDA at a fervent pace. Between it being released for the latest Nexus devices and developers releasing it for a variety of other devices, Jelly Bean is quickly making its way everywhere. One of the most recent devices to get a fresh taste of Jelly Bean is the ASUS Transformer TF300T. Developed as a preview for the much anticipated CyanogenMod 10, XDA Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD got Jelly Bean 4.1.1 working on the TF300T...

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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 · Jun 12, 2012

ASUS Transformer TF300T .29 Update Rooted without Downgrade

As we've mentioned previously, when a new firmware update comes out, it's not always certain that a new root method will be found quickly. Sometimes when a root method is found, it requires downgrading to an older firmware, rooting, then updating to a prerooted build of the new firmware again. This not only adds a number of potentially risky steps to what used to be an easy process, but can also be time consuming. This is the problem currently being...

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Former Writer · May 26, 2012

TF300T Gets First Custom ICS ROM Courtesy of CM9

It was bound to happen sooner or later. With the Asus release of the unlocker tool for the TF300T, everyone could probably guess that development on the modest, yet still awesome tablet would start picking up, as developers now have no obstacles blocking their path. And now thanks to the official release of experimental CyanogenMod 9 builds, Asus Transformer TF300T owners now have access to the popular AOSP-derived, multi-device aftermarket firmware. XDA Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD of Team Hacksung has released an experimental...

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Former Writer · May 23, 2012

Asus Unlocks TF300T Bootloaders, All Rejoice

A few weeks ago, a petition was started by XDA Senior Member wideopn11 to get the bootloader of the Asus Transformer TF300T unlocked. The demands were simple---to provide the same type of utility tool that unlocked the Asus Transformer Prime. It's only fair, right? Well, Asus responded. Unlike Motorola, who seems to enjoy infuriating their rooted users, they said okay. XDA Forum Member maspro has posted a new thread after finding out that Asus has released version 7 of their...

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Former Writer · May 13, 2012

Transformer TF300T Gets Some Performance and Battery Improvements

For those unfamiliar with the ASUS Transformer TF300T, it's a tablet from Asus aimed at delivering the quad-core processor and most of the other awesomeness of the Asus Transformer Prime at a more wallet-friendly price. In fact, just four days ago, we created forums for the device. And as some poor college guys will tell you, it's nice when the company remembers to release a more affordable version without artificially limiting things too badly. While Asus did a pretty good job...

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Will Verduzco · May 8, 2012

Forums Added for the Galaxy Tab 2, Asus TF300T, Droid Incredible 4G LTE, and EVO 4G LTE

Another day, another forum here on XDA-Developers. And today, we bring you several. Starting with the tablet world, we added forums for the Asus Transformer TF300T and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (both the 7.0 and 10.1 variants). The Asus offering brings similar features to that of its sibling, the Transformer Prime, but with a more wallet-friendly price. Swapping out the acclaimed Super-IPS display for a more standard (but still vibrant) IPS panel, but retaining its Nvidia Tegra 3 powerhouse, the...

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