As my tablet went slower and slower I decided to have a look for updates. Unfortunately there are no updates available that exceed Android 4.0.3 for my “old” Asus Transformer tablet and there will not be any in the future.
So there was the only solution to look for alternative firmware. In my opinion there is only one choice when it comes to that: CyanogenMod
And luckily there is some firmware available for my tablet. It’s not the newest version (10.1 => Android 4.2.2) but it is version 10.0 with Android 4.1.2 wich is not too bad.
So what do you need?
- Windows 7
- A nightly build of CyanogenMod 10
- Comaptible version of GApps (20121011)
- 1-Click Transformer Root (Sorry the download is really shitty => Just create account with fake email)
So let’s go in medias res:
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Connect device to USB
- Run 1-Click Transformer Root.bat
- Wait for some reboots
- Copy CyanogenMod and GApps zip files via Explorer to your SD card
- When it’s finished shut device down and boot to recovery (Volume down + Power followed by Volume up)
- Create Nandroid backup of your old stuff to SD card
- remove SD card
- Wipe Data / Factory reset
- Wipe Cache Partition
- Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache
- Mounts and Storage > format all except external SD
- Advanced > Reboot Recovery
- Insert SD card
- Install CyanogenMod zip
- Install GApps.zip
- Advanced > Fix Permissions
- SetUp your tablet again and install needed apps
- Be happy
This should also work for other devices and CanogenMod.
For me the main issue is to choose the right version of GApps and to wipe the old data because of the AOSP keyboard issues.
I hope that helps! Have fun!
More useful links:
Some more free classes I discovered: https://education.10gen.com/courses This time specifically for MongoDB. At the moment I’m participatig the M101J: MongoDB for Java Developers. I will give a brief feedback after the course has ended.
Since a while I am taking free online courses at the platform coursera.org and I must say that they are really great and very well organised.
At the moment I am doing “Web Intelligence and Big Data” and “Functional Programming Principles in Scala“. Both are challenging and often I must say that I have to surrender to math but anyway it is very interesting and fun.
So try it out, there are plenty of different classes from the top universities around the world.