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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 · Jan 2, 2013

Native Ubuntu on ASUS Transformer TF700 Getting Improvements

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...

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Conan Troutman · Dec 16, 2012

Android 4.2.1 Available For The Asus Transformer TF700

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...

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David Watt · Oct 29, 2012

Official CyanogenMod 10 Nightlies for the Transformer TF700

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...

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Former Writer · Oct 20, 2012

Get Root on Jelly Bean For the Transformer TF700

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...

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Former Writer · Sep 20, 2012

Apps to Work Around Faulty Volume and Power Buttons

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....

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Former Writer · Sep 16, 2012

Flipboard Works on the ASUS Transformer TF700

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...

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Former Writer · Sep 14, 2012

Unofficial CM10 Hits the Transformer TF700

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...

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Haroon Q. Raja · Sep 9, 2012

Install Asus Transformer TF300 Jelly Bean Firmware on Transformer Infinity TF700

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...

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Former Writer · Sep 5, 2012

AffinitySERIES Jelly Bean ROM Lands on Multiple Devices

Around here, many users enjoy various AOSP-derived ROMs. There are quite a few options, including such well known ROMs as CyanogenMod, AOKP, and ParanoidAndroid. There are many more options as well, which is great because the more the merrier. Now, the Android Developer Alliance development team has released the AffinitySERIES ROM to various devices. Their missions statement is pretty simple, as explained by ADA member, and XDA Recognized Developer, blueHarford: One of our biggest things is No Drama, no secrets, BIG on...

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Former Writer · Aug 7, 2012

Problems Identified on the Transformer Infinity and Mods to Help

Development on the ASUS Transformer TF700, also known as the Infinity, has just begun to pick up speed. With bootloader unlock and root already possible, it's just a matter of developers getting their digital claws into the tablet to see what it can do. To an extent, that's happened already, as a few mods have already been posted for the newest non-Nexus ASUS tablet. XDA Senior Member d14b0ll0s has released five modifications that users can make to their Infinity without...

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