Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on 12.01 and bootloader unlock tool available soon for the EEE Pad Transformer Prime


The day earlier than the day before today we said that Asus her Prime Transformer with a 128 bit AES encrypted boot loader deliversThis incredible news came in the modding community to very bad, because the encryption it is very difficult to develop custom ROMs for the tablet. Thus, we also called on all the blogs-on this, flood the Taiwanese manufacturer with complaints, so that the encryption of the boot loader is removed.


There were even opened petitions and collected signatures diligently. It appears that users efforts have started to bear fruit. Asus has since yesterday evening on their official Facebook page announced that the lock of the boot loader is due to Digital Rights Management, these are necessary for renting movies. Asus, however, are like HTC, an unlock tool available. The DRM righ
ts and also its warranty at Asus one will lose, however, once the tool is used. 
The following statement was released by Asus

However, we know there is on-demand in the modding community to have unlocked bootloader.  Therefore, ASUS is developing to unlock tool for that community . Please do note that if you choose to unlock your device, the ASUS warranty will be void, and Google video rental will also be unavailable because the device will be no longer protected by security mechanism.

While it is exemplary that Asus developed a unlock tool, but it is not an option for normal users, since lost in the use of the warranty goes. In addition, the tool is currently not available.



Among all this scary news, there are also some good news from Asus. So she announced, when the EEE Pad Transformer Prime upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is received. The update is already in eight days. To the relevant quote:

ASUS has been working hard to make the highly anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich available on the Transformer Prime, and today, we have good news for you.  Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich FOTA worldwide update for the Transformer Prime will start from Jan 12th, 2012 . Thank you for your patience and support through this process.

Before all this problems already exist errors in the GPS module of the Prime Transformer , and even to this, Asus has unfortunately been very negative. Because they have the GPS module simply removed from the list of specifications, I find it embarrassing is so slow. This is the official announcement about the problems with the GPS signal:

To avoid inconveniencing users who demand a powerful GPS device, we made the decision to remove it from our specification sheet and marketing communications. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

By and large you have to say really, it's very disappointing that the Prime Transformer is made by Asus truly broken. For the first so highly praised Tablet makes only problems that we see very well to the long list, if the individual criticisms enumerates all times:

  • Problem with the naming
  • Problems with the GPS module
  • Not come with Android 4.0
  • Encrypted bootloader
  • Bootloader unlock tool only void your warranty!

What do you think of this long list of problems? Will you consider using or buying the Prime Transformer ?


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