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  1. Ralkkai

    Ralkkai Well-Known Member

    Greetings from the Samsung Transform Ultra-Rooted forum. I just got my Transformer this week and i was wondering if some people could give me the pros and cons on which custom roms they use for this thing and also how to install one. It seems pretty much completely different than flashing one on my phone. Any help and advice would be awesome!

  2. jerry42570

    jerry42570 Well-Known Member

    I just flashed my first for this device, the CM10 ROM in the thread directly above this one, by RaymanFX. Love it so far. Superfast, already includes an over lockable kernel. Only needed to flash gapps for jb.
  3. Ralkkai

    Ralkkai Well-Known Member

    whats the process you used to flash everything? im used to my phone where you just flash the rom as a backup and it has the custom kernel and whatnot built in....
  4. jerry42570

    jerry42570 Well-Known Member

    This one had the kernel built-in as well. But like all CM Roms, you have to flash GAPPS seperately. I backed up first using Team Rouge's recovery. So I'm runinning CM10 with a nandroid backup of rooted stock available to restore to if needed.

    The only recovery that worked for me was the one by Team Rouge. I'll try to find the links for everything I needed - I'm sure they were around here somewhere. I do know that I tried using Clockwork Mod Recovery (both normal and touch), and kept getting "can't mount SD card" error messages. Somewhere in this thread is a link for a fix - If I find it I'll post it - but that "fix" had an option for rooting, or just flashing a new recovery.

    *******Update******* follw the steps at the attached link. I highly recommend this to everyone running stock right now. I experience much less lag with this ROM.

    Incidentally, if you are having trouble getting the timing down with the volume down, power, volume up button combination, there is an app called reboot to recovery that will reboot you into whatever recovery you have flashed.
  5. Ralkkai

    Ralkkai Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your help. I ended up trying cm 10 but got discouraged after it taking a few attempts to flash and tried to flash back to stock...but my stock image won't recover. It stays at the Asus load screen and won't do anything else. I've tried clearing cache and factory reset to load it clean but no go I'm currently on megatron running guevor kernel. Its a great from tho I had a few issues with it rebooting.

    On cm 10 how did you get play store on it? Was it in the gapps?
  6. ITJ

    ITJ Well-Known Member

    from what i learned is that the mount points on JB or cm10 are different than in ics. you have to flash a fresh ics rom before you can restore a backed up of ics. i'm also on megatron but i hear a lot about revolver.. might try that until jb by raymanfx is out of beta

    Edit: and i believe the play store comes with gapps(google apps) :)
  7. jerry42570

    jerry42570 Well-Known Member

    I hate having to rely on memory, but I believe I got stuck at the bootlogo/animation as well. There is some key combination (volume down/power?) that reset it for me and when it rebooted I saw that the flash actually took.
  8. Ralkkai

    Ralkkai Well-Known Member

    im back tough the thread is kinda dead after a few months lol. Ive been on Megatron for the duration of my time with the tablet. my current issues are that Megatron at its current state experiences semi-frequent random restarts and sleep of deaths. on top of that it seems that when waking it up or closing out an app, its really laggy at times trying to go from screen to screen. i thought the lag had something to do with the kernel but tested different settings and 2 different kernels and the lag only changes minimally. what im thinking about doing s pulling out some apks and my saved docs etc and then flashing over to cm10 since i believe its out of beta now and flashing over the gapps(play store included :p) and then sideload the apks that i want to keep like the asus specific apps (the weather widget and such) and then go from there. yays, nays, and thoughts?

    EDIT: also i get the screen flicker issue that so many people have complained about and i think its tied to the rom
  9. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Why don't you use Titanium Backup toy backup your apks and the data associated with them? Much easier than doing it manually.

    I'd give the Team EOS Nightlies a whirl, I've been on Nighlty 79 for ages. It's stable, solid and I've not had a random reboot, flicker or anything yet. The volume is a tad low, but flashing this kernel helped a lot with that:
  10. Ralkkai

    Ralkkai Well-Known Member

    tbh Nightlies scare me as they are unofficial releases and they come with bugs, hence why i went with Megatron as i had figured it was among the most stable, and after a panic from my soft-brick incident, it was the first one i got to work right. I thought TiBU only works for backing data if you buy it. I'm a poor collage student so i cant really run out and buy a bunch of apps lol. I know on my phone you can boot to cwm and do an advanced restore and jsut restore data from a backed up rom, which means that you get all your apps restored too in one go. I havent had such luck on this tablet when i tried it.
  11. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Yeah, I normally expect a rough ride with nightlies of any ROM, but this is as stable as they come.

    The free version of tb does data too, the only downside is that when restoring, you have to do it one app at a time as opposed to automatically in a batch.

    Also look at MyBackup, it does roughly the same thing.
  12. Ralkkai

    Ralkkai Well-Known Member

    i stand TiBU and doing a full backup now. idk if im in the flashing mood tonight though. What does EOS have in it that stands out? i'd be ok with a Nightly that is stable as opposed to an official cm9 release that isnt, ya know? also i have rogue xm recovery woudl that affect anything? i read on xda that some people were havign issues flashing cm10 using rogue
  13. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    Get GooManager from Play and use it to flash TWRP. I've been using that with no issues.

    EOS is jellybean, has some nice customisation options and is slick as butter. Battery life is pretty good too. My only issue has been the volume and that was fixed by flashing the kat kernel. :)
  14. Ralkkai

    Ralkkai Well-Known Member

    I ended up flashing the unofficial stable cm10. I believe it has the same kernel you mentioned. I'd almost like to do a side by side comparison between this and the nightly your running but I don't know when I'll have the time. In any case thanks for the advice. :)
  15. niteNarmor

    niteNarmor Well-Known Member Contributor

    You have a cm10 kernel on your tu and it didn't kill your phone?

    EDIT: Never mind... I just saw I was on the wrong forum.... lol
  16. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    After the first month of having my TF101 I switched from the stock ROM to Revolver ROM with Guevor's kernel. I recently had 48 days of uptime. I only rebooted it so I could change kernel versions. Since then I am at 25 days of uptime.

    The only issue I have with it is gmail and google calendar sometimes crashes. And gnufabio doesn't plan to release any Jellybean unless Asus does.
  17. Ralkkai

    Ralkkai Well-Known Member

    I looked into revolver a bit but after my battle with cm10 I'm now on an eos nightly. Its the latest build and so far it seems pretty solid and its jelly bean which can be a plus depending on who u ask. If of ends up bpgging down or acting up I plan on looking into revolver
  18. MahaloCat

    MahaloCat Well-Known Member

    Agree - Team EOS Nightly has been the best on my wifes TF101 -
    She hasn't complained since I installed - that + Kat kernel
  19. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

  20. Ralkkai

    Ralkkai Well-Known Member

    I jsuts saw that EOS was working on their 4.2 build the other night. I'm gonna wait a few weeks for some of the bugs to get worked out and definitely flash over to it. I get confused by the build numbers though. Goo manager lists 85 as the most recent nightly but the folks over at XDA are talking about a B98 or something. I believe its like the B98 is for testing while the 85 is the most stable or sometihng.

    EDIT: Just noticed you linked is very tempting XD
  21. blueracer90

    blueracer90 Well-Known Member

    You are getting 48 days of uptime? How about battery life? I got 5 days on battery right now. with about 11 hours of screen on time.
  22. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    I charge at least once every two days. I might be able to go longer but I like to make sure I am full so I can watch videos at lunch.
  23. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    Took me awhile to figure that out as well. B98 just has some fixes that are not found in the new nightlies. The biggest issues for me is that Nova Launcher (my preferred launcher) does not work as well with 4.2 as Apex launcher does, battery life is good...but not as good as some of the 4.1 ROMs, and performance is just not quite as zippy. After about a week, I'm sold on this ROM and will not be going back to 4.1 again.
  24. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate! Moderator

    If I get time tonight, I'll give this a go probably. You using the stock kernel UBR?
  25. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

    No, I have been using the K.A.T kernel for 4.2 so I can pump up the volume using the K.A.T app.

    Only had one random reboot in a week (that I know of).

    One other thing I should mention. Use the stock version of Google search or Google now will not work. The 12/13 version of Google search in the market will break Google now functionality.
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