The Asus Transformer Pad TF300T is Asus’ latest addition to the Transformer series that sports a powerful quad-core processor and a Tegra 3 GPU. XDA Developers member XpLoDWilD has managed to provide the tablet with a ClockworkMod Recovery image that can be easily installed using Fastboot.
With the new ClockworkMod Recovery already in the works, owners of the Transformer Pad TF300T can finally install custom ROMs, hacks, and kernels easily–thanks to the custom recovery. If you always wanted to modify your Transformer Pad, now is a great time to do it.
Continue reading the rest of this guide to learn more about on how you can install ClockworkMod Recovery on your Asus Transformer Pad TF300T.
- The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T. 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 Transformer Pad TF300T with unlocked bootloader
- A Windows PC
- USB device drivers installed on your PC. To install the drivers, just download and install the Asus Pad PC Suite from the official Asus support site for the tablet. Make sure that the PC Suite is not running, not even in the background, as you perform the steps below.
- 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.
- Download the following files and save it to your PC.
- Extract the Fastboot.zip file and place the extracted files inside a single folder. You should acquire 4 files:
- Copy the recovery.img file and place it inside the same folder as fastboot.exe. You should have five files inside that folder by now.
- Switch off your tablet.
- Boot into Fastboot Mode. You can do this by pressing and holding down the Power and Volume Down buttons until you see a message saying “Press Volume Up to enter RCK (5s)”. Do not press any button, but wait for at least 5 seconds for a new menu to appear. Select the USB icon using the Volume Down key and press the Volume Up button to confirm your selection. You have at least 10 seconds to do this, otherwise your tablet will boot back to the Android OS.
- Connect your tablet to your PC via USB cable.
- On your PC, go to the Fastboot folder and open a Command Prompt window. You can do this by pressing the Shift key on your keyboard and right-clicking on the empty white space inside the folder. Select “Open command prompt here” from the context menu.
- Enter the following command at the command prompt to flash ClockworkMod Recovery on your Transformer Pad TF300T:
fastboot -i 0x0B05 flash recovery recovery.img
- After the recovery is flashed, you’ll get a confirmation message on the Command Prompt.
- Reboot your tablet by entering this command:
fastboot -i 0x0B05 reboot
- Disconnect your tablet afterwards.
NOTE: To enter ClockworkMod Recovery, shutdown your tablet. Reboot by pressing and holding down the Volume Down and Power button, then press the Volume Up button when you are greeted with the “Press Volume Up to enter RCK (5s)” message. After a few seconds your tablet should enter ClockworkMod Recovery.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed ClockworkMod Recovery on your ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T. Say hello to custom ROMs for your tablet.
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.