Thursday, 26 September 2013

Update Asus Transformer Pad TF700T to CM 10.2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean ROM

Asus Transformer TF700T (Transformer Pad Infinity) comes on the market with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, but recently Asus rolled out officially  a new OS firmware update, Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean for this device.
During this step by step guide,  we will teach you how to install the latest Android 4.3 custom ROM Jelly Bean firmware using the CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM.
This latest custom ROM can be useful for users who cannot wait for the official release of the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware for Asus Transformer Pad TF700T device.
Prerequisites and guidelines required:
  • All instructions and files provided in this step by step guide are meant for educational, reference and instructional purpose only. We, Android Source Team will not be responsible or held liable for any data lost or device damage during or after the installation process. All users are advices to apply this guide only if they know very well what they have to do and at their own risk.
  • All instructions from this guide and CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM file provided in this step by step instructional guide work on Asus Transformer Pad Infinity model number TF700T only. So, knowing that do not apply these instructions and files used here on any other incorrect device, as it may produce unexpected brick or damage for your device.
  • Make sure that the device is the correct one model from the next path: Settings > About Phone.
  • Backup all your important data and settings stored into device’s internal memory. You can use for take a full Nandroid backup for your current ROM a custom recovery tools such as CWM or TWRP. This Nandroid backup will create a full image of the existing running ROM.
  • Make sure that the device has enough power left in its battery, so there is necessary to have more than 85 % power left to prevent a forced power off during the flashing process.
  • Also, ensure the tablet is a factory unlocked and rooted tablet and in additional need a recovery image such as CWM recovery installed on it.
  • Now, from the next path: Settings > Developer Options (Android 4.0 or later), and Settings > Applications > Development (Android 2.3 or earlier) and from there Enable USB Debugging mode option.
  • For tablets with Android 4.2 to enable the USB Debugging Mode you should go to the Settings > About Tablet option, scroll down and select Build Number from the bottom of the screen. Now, tap Build number seven times and the Developer Options will be un-hided now. Now from the Developer Options select the check box to enable the USB Debugging mode option.

Step by Step guide to Install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T using the CyanogenMod 10.2 custom ROM

  1. Firstly, download the CyanogenMod 10.2. ROM file from here and save it in your PC.
  2. Secondly, download the Google Apps pack from here and save it in the computer.
  3. Now, connect the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T device to PC using the original USB cord.
  4. Move (Copy and Paste) the downloaded CynogenMod 10.2 ROM file and the Google Apps zip file to the root folder on the tablet’s SD card.
  5. Next, power off the device.
  6. Boot it into Recovery Mode. (Press and keep holding the Volume UP and HOME buttons in the same time, and then with these two buttons pressed tap on the Power button until a green Android robot icon appears on the display.
  7. Now, from the Recovery Mode menu wipe data/factory reset and then wipe cache.
  8. From the Recovery Mode menu go to advanced and perform wipe Dalvik cache.
  9. Now, from the same Recovery Mode main menu go to “mounts and storage” and format system.
  10. From the CWM recovery mode menu, select the Install Zip from SD card then browse and select the copied ROM zip file from the device’s SD card.
  11. Wait for installation of the new custom ROM (This process may take about six minutes to be done).
  12. After the new CM 10 file was installed, repeat the above step for installing the Google Apps file, as well.
  13. After the tablet is updated with the latest CM 10.2 built on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean platform return in the main menu of Recovery Mode and select Reboot System Now.
That’s all, now the new CyanogenMod 10.2 ROM is successfully flashed on the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T device.
Verify the firmware version on the tablet from the following path: Settings > About Tablet
If you don’t like very well the latest CM 10.2 custom ROM you can return to original ROM like this:
  • Boot the device into RECOVERY
  • Select Backup and Restore.
  • Next, restore your previous backup file ROM by choosing the previously back-up created file from the list.



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