POSTS TAGGED: ASUS Transformer TF700

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

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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 be unrecoverable without major device surgery.

Naturally, you’d want to have the appropriate blobs for your device just in case anything goes wrong. Thanks to XDA Recognized Developer rayman (and the rest of the cre. . . READ ON »

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Native Ubuntu on ASUS Transformer TF700 Getting Improvements

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When it comes to running Linux on Android devices, the simplest method is by using chroot. It basically allows users to run Linux in a virtual box of sorts over top of Android. However, some developers have begun experimenting with replacing Android altogether. Great strides have been made in doing so on the ASUS Transformer TF700.

XDA Forum Member rabits has been working on running Ubuntu on the TF700. Not as chroot, either, but as the real deal. It’s currently on release version 0.6.2 and users who install it will get Ubuntu 12.10. Here are some of the feature highlights:

Dualboot with Android CleanRom 2.7.2 – Initrd now support dualbooting linux (from any sdcard or usb device) and Android with wi

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Android 4.2.1 Available For The Asus Transformer TF700

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Well, here we are. Another day, and yep, you guessed it: Another device is now running Android 4.2. This time, it’s the turn of the Asus Transformer TF700. although admittedly, this particular build has been available for a little bit of time now. While the official update to 4.2 for TF700 owners can’t be far away, there’s no need to sit around waiting. However this is, of course, an AOSP-based ROM. So if you’re a fan of all ASUS stock ROMs, it might be best to hang on a little while longer.

This particular build comes courtesy of XDA Senior Member nycbjr, and is (thanks to some recent audio/speaker related development wizardry) up and running with most of the major functionality we all e. . . READ ON »

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Official CyanogenMod 10 Nightlies for the Transformer TF700

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By now, we are all quite familiar with CyanogenMod 10. When a device you own receives official CyanogenMod 10 nightlies, you know it’s good news. So we can now make Asus Transformer TF700 owners happy by reporting that CyanogenMod 10 nightlies have come to the device, brought to us by XDA Senior Member dasunsrule32.

In this instance, the majority of features are working as expected, with only a small list of known issues:

  • Camera force closes when taking a picture
  • Tethering
  • exFAT support doesn’t exist at this point, and may never. Use NTFS for now
  • Circle battery mod gets cut off and doesn’t support the dock battery yet

Anything not on this list should be working as expected, so TF700 user. . . READ ON »

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Get Root on Jelly Bean For the Transformer TF700

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After the wildfire of development that erupted when Jelly Bean source was released three months ago, OEMs have started stepping up and providing official updates for their devices. Several devices have already been updated, with many more getting firmware leaks. One device that has already gotten the Jelly Bean love is the ASUS Transformer TF700. What’s more, it’s been rooted.

XDA Senior Member hiemanshu has posted a method to root and install a custom recovery on the Transformer TF700 Infinity after it has been updated to Jelly Bean. Most users likely used the Root Keeper application to keep root. However, if you bought the device recently with Jelly Bean already on it, or forgot to use Root K. . . READ ON »

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Apps to Work Around Faulty Volume and Power Buttons

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For many members of us here at XDA, our volume rockers and power buttons take a serious beating. Between flashing ROMs, navigating recoveries, and actually using them to power on the device and adjust the volume, these hardware buttons get a workout. Thus, many worry that someday these buttons will stop working. Thankfully, there is now a group of applications you can use to take a little pressure off the oft used buttons.

XDA Forum Member tobnddl has you covered. He created a list of applications that help you adjust your volume and turn the screen on or off without touching the power or volume control buttons. This is both useful for those who need to extend the life of their buttons and those who have already manag. . . READ ON »

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Flipboard Works on the ASUS Transformer TF700

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It is unfortunately more and more common for applications to be incompatible with certain devices. There are a number of reasons for this, but the big two are either that the hardware is incompatible or you live in a region where that application isn’t offered. Sometimes, an application is blocked from installing through Google Play on a particular device even if it works perfectly. An example of this is how ASUS Transformer TF700 owners can’t install Flipboard from the Google Play Store. That doesn’t mean they can’t install it with positive results through other means.

XDA Senior Member Pretoriano80 has posted a thread with the APK for Flipboard for TF700 owners. There are no tr. . . READ ON »

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Unofficial CM10 Hits the Transformer TF700

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As we near the end of the season and OEMs are finally starting to catch up to our Jelly Bean development, the unofficial ports of Jelly Bean have begun to slow down. Mostly because (nearly) every conceivable device is already running it. However, when a popular ROM hits a device, it can still be a big deal. A prime example is the ASUS Transformer TF700, also known as the Infinity, which received an unofficial CM10 port.

When we first started bringing you news of Jelly Bean, the ports were alpha builds with a lot of things wrong with them. That doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. The TF700 CM10 port is working pretty well, with only a few minor issues. This comes after much hard work from XDA Senior Member nycbjr, wh. . . READ ON »

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Install Asus Transformer TF300 Jelly Bean Firmware on Transformer Infinity TF700

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Last month, we brought you the news of Jelly Bean rolling out to the Asus Transformer TF300T. In response, there was a loud outcry from users of Transformer Infinity for not getting Jelly Bean on their higher-end device before or with the more budget-friendly TF300. Guess what? The TF300 Jelly Bean firmware fully works on the TF700 as well.

Almost all the features are working except for changing screen brightness, though that can be accomplished with third-party apps. Also, the DPI is set to 160 and changing it in build.prop seems to do nothing at the moment.

Installing the TF300 firmware to the TF700 requires you to perform a few additional steps. However, they are simple enough for anyone to follow—no . . . READ ON »

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