Install CM for tf101

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Note: DISCLAIMER

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

  1. Make sure your computer has working adb.
  2. Download the CyanogenMod package for your device that you'd like to install to your computer.
    Optional: Download 3rd party applications packages, like Google Apps which are necessary to download apps from Google Play.
  3. Boot to recovery mode, and connect the phone to your computer through USB.
    • Vol Down & Power followed by Vol Up when prompted to boot into RCK
  4. In ClockworkMod Recovery, use the physical volume buttons to move up and down. On most devices, the power button is used to confirm a menu selection, but for some devices a physical home key acts as a selector. Some devices have touch enabled ClockworkMod Recovery, in which case you may be able to swipe to, or touch, menu selections.
  5. Optional (Recommended): Select backup and restore to create a backup of your current ROM.
  6. Select wipe data/factory reset.
  7. You have two options for transferring and installing the installation packages. The sideload method is more universal across devices, whereas the push and install method is more commonly used:
    • Sideload method: select install zip > install zip from sideload. Follow the on-screen notices to install the package. The installer does not necessarily display an "Install complete." message. You can tell the install is complete if there were no fatal error messages and you have regained control over the menu.
    • Push and install method: Open a command prompt (or Terminal on Mac and Linux) and navigate to the directory holding the package(s) you would like to install. On the device, navigate to the mounts and storage menu. If you see /storage/sdcard0 or /sdcard as a mountable volume, go ahead and mount it. If you do not see one of these partitions, then instead mount the /data partition. Take note of which volume you mounted. Now, push the package(s) to your device (also, see tip below):
    - If you mounted /storage/sdcard0, then: adb push update.zip /storage/sdcard0/
    - If you mounted /sdcard or /data, then: adb push update.zip /sdcard/
    where update.zip should be replaced with the package filename. Go back to the main menu and select install zip. Choose to install from the same directory where you pushed the package(s). If you are installing multiple packages, install CyanogenMod first and then install any subsequent packages on top of it.
  8. Once installation has finished, return to the main menu and select reboot system now. The device will now boot into CyanogenMod.

Helpful Tip– SD card folders

CyanogenMod 10.1 and newer have multi-user support (introduced in Android 4.2). If your device has storage on the /data partition, then Android actually looks in /data/media/0/ for the first user's /sdcard/ storage. ClockworkMod recovery symlinks /sdcard/ to /data/media/ though. So, if you are pushing files to internal storage in recovery and want them to be visible in Android, you should push them to /sdcard/0/ or /data/media/0/. Here's the most frequent scenarios:

  1. If you're coming from a ROM with Android 4.1 or older to CyanogenMod 10 or older: adb push update.zip /sdcard/
  2. If you're coming from a ROM with Android 4.1 or older to CyanogenMod 10.1 or newer: adb shell "mkdir /sdcard/0/" followed by adb push update.zip /sdcard/0/
  3. If you're coming from a ROM with Android 4.2 or newer to CyanogenMod 10.1 or newer: adb push update.zip /sdcard/0/