The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 is one of the fastest tablets out there on the market, sporting a quad-core processor. What’s even better, the tablet has already received an Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update, courtesy of XDA Developers member rayman who managed to craft a CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) port based on the latest Google update. Although, there is no word when the Transformer Prime will be receiving the official Jelly Bean update, the CM10 ROM will just have to do for now.
Don’t expect this ROM to be bug-free, as CM10 is still a major work in progress. Some features, such as GPS and light sensors, still do not work, but rest assured these issues will be address in the later versions.
Continue reading the rest of this guide to learn how to upgrade Transformer Prime TF201 to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via CyanogenMod 10.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime, model number TF201. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
- The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
- Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
- Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.
- ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 with unlocked bootloader and ClockworkMod Recovery installed
- Fully charge battery or at least 70% battery left.
- Download the following files and save them to your computer:
- Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
- Copy the downloaded ZIP files to your tablet's internal SD card.
- Shut down your tablet.
- Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Volume Down and Power buttons until you see a message and a few white lines in the upper-left corner of the screen. In less than 5 seconds, press the Volume Up button to enter ClockworkMod Recovery.
- Create a NANDroid backup. In case you encounter any problems with this ROM, you can use your previous backup to restore your current ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore and on the next screen, select Backup. Head back to the main recovery menu after backup is finished.
- Select Wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on the screen that follows to confirm data wipe.
- Select Install ZIP from SD card.
- Select Choose ZIP from SD card then browse for the cm-10-20120718-UNOFFICIAL-tf201.zip file and select it. Confirm the installation by selecting Yes on the screen that follows. It may take 5-10 minutes for the installation process to finish.
- Once complete, go back to the main menu and flash the gapps-jb-20120717-signed.zip file in the same manner as steps 6 and 7.
- Head back to the main recovery menu by selecting Go back.
- Select Reboot system now to reboot your phone. It may take a couple of minutes for your tablet to boot completely as this will be the first time it will boot to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on your ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 via unofficial CyanogenMod 10.
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.