Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
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 for downgrading your Transformer to the firmware you want. There are three methods altogether, the first for rooted users only, the other two for unrooted users only. Let the downgrading begin!
All of the methods are similar in that users have to put a BLOB file onto their internal storage and then execute several ADB commands. This is nice because any user going through the process more or less has to run through the same experience, just with different commands. Just be sure that you’re doing the correct method before you get started because, as wolf849 says:
Note that downgrading method for unrooted devices is highly experimental and may turn your device into worthless brick. Read this WHOLE thread carefully before you start doing anything with your Transformer.
So as always, be extra careful about which method you intend on following, and be sure you fulfill all of the prerequisites. Otherwise, you could potentially damage your device permanently. It should be mentioned that these methods are also compatible with the Asus Transformer Prime as well. As with the Transformer, be sure you’re doing the correct method depending on whether or not your device is rooted.
For those looking to downgrade their Transformer or Transformer Prime, head on over the original thread for full instructions, credits, downloads, and warnings.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.