Firmware update 8.8.3.33General


Last Updated: 2012-01-07 03:57:59
  1. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish! VIP Member

    Asus is pushing out a minor software update for Eee Pad Transformer Prime. Dubbed as version 8.8.3.33, this update is said to be bringing speed boost, reduce the time-lag when launching the camera app, better GPS lock and touchscreen smoothness.

    You can see the full change-log here:
    http://androidos.in/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Transformer-Prime-update.jpg

    From Asus:

    Until the great Ice Cream Sandwich release, there will not be long. Tomorrow will be the first small firmware over-the-air update to the Eee Pad TF201. The improvements and resolved issues relating explicitly only the Eee Pad TF201, TF101, there is an update to this time not because of it. The TF201 supplies now meet on a regular basis so that all interested persons may soon hold a device in your hands. Happy New Year!
    You can manually check for the update by going to Settings>>About Tablet>> Software Update. Do let us know about your experience after the update in the comments.

    Asus Transformer Prime getting software update | AndroidOS.in

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  2. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish! VIP Member

    Even though this is from India .. you'd think the press would have better english lol
  3. bmacgyver

    bmacgyver Well-Known Member

    FYI this appears to have bricked my TP. Checking Office Depot exchange policy!
  4. EasyEEE

    EasyEEE Well-Known Member

    Mine updated fine and fast. Only appears to have updated GPS and added some touchscreen info.

    Before...

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    After...

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  5. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish! VIP Member

    mine updated and is running fine, but no clue how to tell if anything is better or changed
  6. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish! VIP Member

    someone posted this on XDA:


    EDIT, nvm he had wifi location turned on lol ... but others are reporting GPS is definitely improved. Not completely fixed, but better.
  7. BlueMuscles

    BlueMuscles Well-Known Member

    Be careful everyone..about 6 reports of bricked TP's already when getting the update on the TF forum.

    It's been said the update takes awhile and seems like it will freeze but
    DO NOT TOUCH IT while it's updating and looks like it doing nothing.

    Those that did get the update are reporting positive results .
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  8. UNSCleric

    UNSCleric Active Member

    No issues here.
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  9. rz22g

    rz22g Well-Known Member

    I had no issues but not sure about changes. I have read people stating they get an update notification for the camera in addition to the main update ? I got the one update and it took about 5 minutes. The change log I found stated that one improvement was MyZine Widget is removed from the desktop but it did not remove it on mine. Can anyone confirm ?

    Other than the updated version numbers mentioned I see no real change or improvement.
  10. theandies

    theandies Well-Known Member

    I just got the notice. I delayed intstall for a day with all the brick talk associated with this. For those who received 2 or three different updates did they arrive at the same time or after you installed the first one? The reason I ask is I've only received one so far.
  11. golfernut78

    golfernut78 Well-Known Member

    i loaded the updates. i see satellites now, which i didn't before. haven't noticed anything else.
  12. rz22g

    rz22g Well-Known Member

    Based on the posts I have seen it seems they got all the update notifications together. At most I think the main update was installed and then it prompted for two more updates, one being the camera.
  13. golfernut78

    golfernut78 Well-Known Member

    thats how it was for me.
  14. UNSCleric

    UNSCleric Active Member

    Same here.
  15. rz22g

    rz22g Well-Known Member

    I was thinking maybe I just needed to wait a while after the one update I was prompted to install and would see the other two later but it has been all day now. It apprears I have all the version numbers as those who got the three updates.
  16. bmacgyver

    bmacgyver Well-Known Member

    For those that have seemingly bricked devices, try letting the battery completely die and then restart your device. Mine was resurrected doing this. The update that originally crippled my TP seems to have been pulled.
  17. andygu3

    andygu3 Well-Known Member

    Mine updated fine and using GPS Status, I got 8/10 locks in 23 seconds in the house whereas before the update I had to go outside to get locks

    It's always best before applying any sort of update to have at least a 50% charge. Updates on a tablet/phone with minimal battery % will for sure do some damage if there isn't sufficient battery;)
  18. bmacgyver

    bmacgyver Well-Known Member

    It's always best before applying any sort of update to have at least a 50% charge. Updates on a tablet/phone with minimal battery % will for sure do some damage if there isn't sufficient battery;)[/QUOTE]

    I had plenty of battery power. It still froze my device and then I had to wait 12 hours for the battery to die. See transformer forums for a dozen other stories like mine.
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  19. 172driver

    172driver Well-Known Member

    Prime arrived yesterday.
    Plugged it in, logged onto account, noticed prompt for firmware update.
    It didn't take all that long really (5-10mins) and it works great.
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  20. smbsocal

    smbsocal New Member

    Same here, got ours yesterday (2 of them) and they updated without issue. Leave them alone while they update and make sure you have enough battery to go through the update without issue.
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  21. JackG058

    JackG058 Well-Known Member

    I braved the updates last night. Did the camera update first, followed by the firmware update. Both were successful. I don't really notice much difference at this point though, since I wasn't seeing any unusal issues. I "fixed" my browser lag already by switching to a different browser, and I used the Android keyboard instead of the Asus one to avoid the lag there. I already received good WiFi signal in my unit.
  22. meackerman

    meackerman Active Member

    update went fine today. still absolutely no GPS signal.
  23. rz22g

    rz22g Well-Known Member

    So its still not clear to me how some people got 3 update and others got just 1. Even people that updated after me got 3 updates.

    Im wondering if I applied all three not at once not know it ? I distinctly remember is saying 1 update though.
  24. Dagr

    Dagr Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm in the same boat... I got 1 update (and an update for the dock firmware today when it arrived after my tablet).
  25. JackG058

    JackG058 Well-Known Member

    Mine said one update, but down in the lower right where the click is, after the download finished I had two icons for applying the updates. One was for camera, the other I believe said firmware. My very first update was done the day I got my Prime, on the 30th of Dec.

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