Install CM for tf101

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Modifying or replacing your device's software may void your device's warranty, lead to data loss, hair loss, financial loss, privacy loss, security breaches, or other damage, and therefore must be done entirely at your own risk. No one affiliated with the CyanogenMod project is responsible for your actions. Good luck.

Installing a Custom Recovery

If the Asus Transformer already has the ClockworkMod Recovery installed, skip this section.

  1. Download the ClockworkMod Recovery and Wheelie:
  2. Set up the environment to be worked in:
    • Windows 7 and earlier: Install the APX drivers: Download
    • NOTE: Windows 8 requires signature enforcement to be disabled under Advanced Boot Options prior to installing drivers: Read More
    • Linux: Either set up UDEV or run the package as root user.
  3. Power off the device.
  4. Connect the USB cable to the computer, but not the device.
  5. Boot the device into APX mode by holding Volume Up and Power while connecting the USB cable to the device.
  6. Extract the Wheelie archive on the computer.
  7. Open the terminal on the computer and navigate to the Wheelie directory and run the following command to put the device into Nvflash mode:
    wheelie -1 -o 0x300d8011 --bl bootloader.bin -c transformer.bct
    • NOTE: If the device appears to power off here, the device is a later model and must be rebooted by holding down the Power button for about 10 seconds until it reboots. If this happens repeat steps 4 through 7 except replace the above command with the following command:
      wheelie -2 -o 0x300d8011 --bl bootloader.bin -c transformer.bct
  8. Once into Nvflash mode, run the following commands from the terminal:
    blobunpack recovery.img
    • NOTE: recovery.img is the path to the CWM recovery .img file you downloaded in step 1.
    nvflash -r --download 5 recovery.img.SOS
    • NOTE: recovery.img.SOS will be the name of the file used in the previous command with .SOS appended
    nvflash -r --go
  9. The Asus Transformer should now have the ClockworkMod Recovery installed.

Installing CyanogenMod from recovery


Some devices do not have removable SD cards. Regardless, there should still be a partition on the device named "/sdcard" that can be used for flashing purposes, even though the contents of /sdcard may actually be in internal storage.

  1. Download the prebuilt release of CyanogenMod you wish to install. (Or if you've built CM yourself, look in the $OUT directory for the .zip.)
    Optional: Download any supplemental 3rd-party applications packages for the device you wish to use.
  2. Place the CyanogenMod rom .zip file on the root of the SD card using adb:
    • Transfer your file(s): adb push /sdcard/
      • If you boot directly to recovery and have an internal sdcard, you may need to run adb shell mount /sdcard or mount data through the recovery menu before transferring.
      • If you see "error: device not found" there is likely a driver issue on the PC.
      • If you see "error: insufficient permissions for device", try "adb kill-server" and then run "adb devices" to see if the device is attached.
      • On some devices, the zip file can be copied to the device using standard USB Mass Storage or MTP support. Boot the device normally and transfer the file to it.
    Optional: Place any supplemental packages (e.g. Google Apps[1] or kernel) .zip file(s) on the root of the SD card.
  3. Boot to recovery mode on the device by holding Vol Down & Power followed by Vol Up when prompted to boot into RCK.
  4. Once the device boots into the ClockworkMod Recovery, use the physical volume buttons to move up and down. On most devices, the power button is used to confirm your selection, although for some devices the power button is used as a "back" button to go up one level, in which case the home button is used to confirm the selection.
    Optional/Recommended: Select backup and restore to create a backup of the current installation on the device. If this option is missing, it's likely because the stock ROM has overwritten your custom recovery on boot.
  5. Select the option to wipe data/factory reset.
  6. Select install zip from sdcard.
  7. Select choose zip from sdcard.
  8. Select the CyanogenMod file you placed on the sdcard. You will then need to then confirm that you do wish to flash this file.
    Optional: Install any additional packages you wish using the same method.
  9. Once the installation has finished, return back to the main menu, and select the reboot system now option. The device should now boot into CyanogenMod.