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  Reply # 588199 29-Feb-2012 10:15 Send private message

Dingbatt: So far, since I booted from recovery (pwr + vol down), my TF hasn't done another problem reboot (one that hangs). For the recovery boot I didn't select the wipe option, I just let it timeout and do a normal bootup. Will continue to monitor but I accept no responsibility if you try it and lose your data, or brick your TF. My TF just has the stock recovery.


Disregard the above. My TF went into deep sleep and wouldn't wake, necessitating a cold start (long press on the pwr button).
I have sent a support request to ASUS and will wait for the reply, presumably about when the patch is coming out.




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  Reply # 588565 29-Feb-2012 21:30 Send private message

@kiwitrc, I've written a guide how to root the Pad.  Plenty of screen shots taken.  It was very simple and painless.  Wont take you 2 minutes after you've grabbed the file from the XDA thread I posted earlier.




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  Reply # 588654 1-Mar-2012 06:11 Send private message

Neets: @kiwitrc, I've written a guide how to root the Pad.  Plenty of screen shots taken.  It was very simple and painless.  Wont take you 2 minutes after you've grabbed the file from the XDA thread I posted earlier.


Fantastic, thanks Neets!

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  Reply # 588948 1-Mar-2012 16:18 Send private message

Hey guys, just wanting to know if a stylus could work on this? I'm considering purchasing this, as an alterntaive to my old heavy laptop, that puts a huge load on the shoulders. Will be using it to take notes and read word, powerpoint, pdf files etc, (as I'm at university). Other students have the "younger brother" of the asus prime, and say its great as an alternative to their massive laptop, (as they leave their laptop at home lol)

I'm sort of a noob to the android market, as I have no experience with it, but I'm pretty sure there are apps that have editing options for MS office applications.

Maybe I should consider a new thread...lol
Cheers  

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Reply # 588954 1-Mar-2012 16:27 Send private message

campoki: Hey guys, just wanting to know if a stylus could work on this? I'm considering purchasing this, as an alterntaive to my old heavy laptop, that puts a huge load on the shoulders. Will be using it to take notes and read word, powerpoint, pdf files etc, (as I'm at university). Other students have the "younger brother" of the asus prime, and say its great as an alternative to their massive laptop, (as they leave their laptop at home lol)

I'm sort of a noob to the android market, as I have no experience with it, but I'm pretty sure there are apps that have editing options for MS office applications.

Maybe I should consider a new thread...lol
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yes a stylus does work as I use one at times.  Just have to make sure the one you get is for a capacitive touch screen as the one for resistence touch screen wont work.




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  Reply # 588966 1-Mar-2012 16:37 Send private message

campoki: Hey guys, just wanting to know if a stylus could work on this? I'm considering purchasing this, as an alterntaive to my old heavy laptop, that puts a huge load on the shoulders. Will be using it to take notes and read word, powerpoint,?pdf files etc, (as I'm at university). Other students have the "younger brother" of the asus prime, and say its great as an alternative to their massive laptop, (as they leave their laptop at home lol)

I'm sort of a noob to the android market, as I have no experience with it, but I'm pretty sure there are apps that have editing options for?MS office applications.

Maybe I should consider a new thread...lol
Cheers??


Hey Campoki,

The Asus Transformer also comes with Polaris Office installed which is compatible with Office. The great thing about the Transformer is that you can add the keyboard dock later if you find you need speed typing.

Cheers, Matt.




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  Reply # 589037 1-Mar-2012 19:19 Send private message

Thanks guys with the responses. Yes I love how it comes with a keyboard that adds extra "lifetime" to the unit. One great reason for purchasing it. I never knew you could select whether it is capacitive touch or a resistence touch.

Thinking of getting it from here, apparently the cheapest when looking on price spy. I guess I would have to ask whether it is capacitive touch or not?

http://einfo.co.nz/shop/asus-eee-pad-transformer-prime-with-keyboard-dock-32gb-special-p-25053.html

Does 10 finger multi-touch support mean its capacitive touch?

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  Reply # 589050 1-Mar-2012 20:04 Send private message

campoki: Thanks guys with the responses. Yes I love how it comes with a keyboard that adds extra "lifetime" to the unit. One great reason for purchasing it. I never knew you could select whether it is capacitive touch or a resistence touch.

Thinking of getting it from here, apparently the cheapest when looking on price spy. I guess I would have to ask whether it is capacitive touch or not?

http://einfo.co.nz/shop/asus-eee-pad-transformer-prime-with-keyboard-dock-32gb-special-p-25053.html

Does 10 finger multi-touch support mean its capacitive touch?

Cheers


sorry if I wasnt clear.  The Transformer has a capacitive screen. Some cheap android tablets have resistive. A stylus made for resistive touch screen wont work on a cacpacitve screen. So if you buy the Transformer you will need to make sure the stylus is for capacitive screen if you buy one.




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  Reply # 589240 2-Mar-2012 10:28 Send private message

sorry if I wasnt clear.  The Transformer has a capacitive screen. Some cheap android tablets have resistive. A stylus made for resistive touch screen wont work on a cacpacitve screen. So if you buy the Transformer you will need to make sure the stylus is for capacitive screen if you buy one.



Cool thanks. I have just pre-ordered one today, consumers are sucking the stock dry lol. It must be that great :)
Wonder if it is worth updating it to Android 4.0?  

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  Reply # 589242 2-Mar-2012 10:31 Send private message

Yes, do the update. I've found it to be good. Faster wifi browsing, improved response generally, nicer font etc.

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  Reply # 589415 2-Mar-2012 14:26 Send private message

Neets: @kiwitrc, I've written a guide how to root the Pad.  Plenty of screen shots taken.  It was very simple and painless.  Wont take you 2 minutes after you've grabbed the file from the XDA thread I posted earlier.


Had a crack at this today but no luck. I suspect I dont have the TF101 drivers loaded properly, so can someone tell me the correct way to load the drivers up? I have downloaded them and when I plugged the pad in it seemed to load up ok??

When I step through the procedure I get daemon started successfully and thats it.

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  Reply # 589475 2-Mar-2012 16:06 Send private message

kiwitrc:
Neets: @kiwitrc, I've written a guide how to root the Pad.  Plenty of screen shots taken.  It was very simple and painless.  Wont take you 2 minutes after you've grabbed the file from the XDA thread I posted earlier.


Had a crack at this today but no luck. I suspect I dont have the TF101 drivers loaded properly, so can someone tell me the correct way to load the drivers up? I have downloaded them and when I plugged the pad in it seemed to load up ok??

When I step through the procedure I get daemon started successfully and thats it.

A reader of the blog said he used this method (option1): http://vipermod.tiamat-dev.com/2012/01/vipermod-primer-tool-for-asus-transformer-prime.  Said he wasn't successful with the method I used either but has a TF101 and it worked just fine with the Prime root.  Another person who left a comment said he'd used that method too. He never replied whether it was the TF101 he was rooting though.

EDIT: This is the link I used a long time back when I was first gaining root under HC3.0. The Drivers are included seperately. I don't know if the drivers changed between HC and ICS though.




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  Reply # 589479 2-Mar-2012 16:10 Send private message

Thanks Neets.

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  Reply # 590149 4-Mar-2012 12:38 Send private message

CM: Yes, do the update. I've found it to be good. Faster wifi browsing, improved response generally, nicer font etc.


My TF was operating well on Honeycomb, so despite telling myself earlier to wait before upgrading to ICS, I went ahead and upgraded via the official OTA. While the above comments about browsing, font etc are true I can't recommend upgrading to the stock ICS at the moment mainly because of a serious bug causing the TF to reboot and lockup when it enters deep sleep. I have lost count of the number of times I have come back to my TF to find it frozen halfway through its bootup sequence.
So my advice, yes upgrade to ICS....eventually. But I would wait until this bug is sorted out. At the moment I am seriously considering going back going back to HC. I just wish I had loaded a recovery when I rooted my TF so I could just flash a saved ROM back on to it like I have done numerous times on my DesireHD when ROMs haven't worked out.




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  Reply # 590256 4-Mar-2012 19:50 Send private message

My TF was operating well on Honeycomb, so despite telling myself earlier to wait before upgrading to ICS, I went ahead and upgraded via the official OTA. While the above comments about browsing, font etc are true I can't recommend upgrading to the stock ICS at the moment mainly because of a serious bug causing the TF to reboot and lockup when it enters deep sleep. I have lost count of the number of times I have come back to my TF to find it frozen halfway through its bootup sequence.
So my advice, yes upgrade to ICS....eventually. But I would wait until this bug is sorted out. At the moment I am seriously considering going back going back to HC. I just wish I had loaded a recovery when I rooted my TF so I could just flash a saved ROM back on to it like I have done numerous times on my DesireHD when ROMs haven't worked out.



Damn that sucks, I hope that issue only exists because you rooted yours first? I receive my TF tomorrow, can't wait Laughing
No rooting =  no problems :P

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