ASUS EeePad Transformer Prime TF201 can be updated to Paranoid Android 4.2.1 custom ROM to facilitate and allow you to experience and try out the new Jelly Bean update with Paranoid’s Hybrid Mode. Anyone who knows how to work with custom ROMs and modified firmware’s can install the Paranoid Android ROM on their EeePad Transformer Prime TF201. You can simply install Paranoid Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean on EeePad Transformer Prime TF201 using this guide below.
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Paranoid Android 4.2.1 Custom Firmware Details:
The paranoid Android custom ROM will let you ASUS EeePad Transformer Prime TF201 to take benefit from Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Hybrid Mode. This latest mode will allow you utilize your phone as well as some particular apps in the phone mode or you can toggle to the typical tablet interface of the app. There is a lot more to try so we suggest you to try.
ASUS EeePad Transformer Prime USB Drivers
You need to attach your Android tablet with the PC. For that, you require installed Android 4.0.4 USB drivers for ASUS EeePad Transformer Prime. If not, see here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
When done with the USB drivers. Look at the tips and important points, as we don’t want anyone losing their data.
Always backup your important data that you might need, you never know when something possibly will go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. You can also use a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, to make a backup of your device.
Some more tips that you should keep in mind:
1. Have trouble linking your Android tablet to the PC? You need to allow USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.
2. Your Android device must have charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. As, if your tablet goes off all of a sudden— your tablet might go dead permanently.
3. Most of the tutorials are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We advise NOT to try our guides if your tablet is locked to a carrier, except we have specific the carrier name or device model.
Let’s proceed with the tutorial.
How to Update ASUS EeePad Transformer Prime TF201 with Paranoid Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean ROM
Here is a detailed guide on how to update EeePad Transformer Prime TF201 to Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean firmware. If you are familiar to installing custom ROMs etc on your EeePad Transformer Prime TF201, then this is not something different for you.
Read the complete tutorial once before actually performing it.
- This tutorial is only for ASUS EeePad Transformer Prime TF201. Please do not try on any other EeePad Transformer Prime variants.
- Perform a Dalvik Cache wipe before installing the Android 4.2.1 custom ROM.
- Your bootloader should be unlocked. Google that up if you are unsure.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding. This tutorial will wipe out your internal memory.
Tutorial to Install ASUS EeePad Transformer Prime TF201 Paranoid Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean Custom Firmware
Step 1 - Download Paranoid Android 4.2.1 ROM and Google Apps for EeePad Transformer Prime for your computer.
Step 2 - Connect and mount your EeePad Transformer Prime USB memory on your PC using the USB cable.
Step 3 - In this step, copy/paste the downloaded Android 4.2.1 ROM zip as well as Google Apps zip files to your SD card. Check that files are in the SD card root.
Step 4 - Turn your tablet OFF and unplug from the USB cable.
Step 5 - Now you have to get in the Recovery Mode. Press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons to the time this message appears: Press Volume Up to enter RCK (5s). After that, show up the ‘USB icon’ by pressing the Volume Down button moreover after that press Volume Up to validate the message.
Step 6 - In recovery, carry out a cache clean up initially by going to “Wipe Cache/Dalvik Cache” and press the Power button to select it. After that scroll down to “install zip from sdcard” and using your power button select it.
Step 7 - Press the Power button once more as well as select “choose zip from sdcard”.
Step 8 - In this step, using your volume keys, go to the Android 4.2.1 ROM zip file that is copied to your SD card also select it using the Power button on your device. The installation process should set up after this. Wait a little for it to start.
NOTE: Repeat this step for the Google Apps zip file as well.
Step 9 - When the installation completes, the phone will restart automatically and will take some time for the first time. So, be patient.
ASUS EeePad Transformer Prime now includes Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean firmware installed on it. Go to Settings > about tablet to check.
If you come across any problem, drop a comment below and we will reply you back with the fix to your problem.