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I finally have decided to try and unlock, root and install custom ROM to my TF300T. It's lagging a lot and I am going crazy over it.

I am not new to rooting and flashing roms, I have done the same numerous times to my beloved GNex and a couple of other mobile phones I owned before. Having said that, I have only followed the tutorial to flash. So, not a total newbie but sort of.

I am trying to make this tablet more usable (my usage is is restricted to browsing, streaming sports/movies and a few games). The more I read the more I am getting confused. I just would like a clean ROM which doesn't lag and hopefully a method that has lesser possibility of Bricking.

I am on the latest firmware from Asus (But, It did come with ICS if I remember correctly before I updated to 4.2.1). I know when I updated it came with new BL so, using custom recovery/roms designed for 4.1.x is not an option (please correct me if I am wrong). I intend to follow these steps -

Please point me in right direction/correct the steps/suggest better steps where ever needed. I just want to know if I am on the right path so far.

1. Unlock BL with latest Unlock tool from Asus website.
2. with [UNLOCKED BL], install 2.5.0.0 TWRP &SuperSU ( will follow - [GUIDE][13/11]Update/Recovery/Root/Downgrade Android 4.2.1 on Unlocked/Locked Devices ) - OR should I install 'openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.0-tf300t-4.2.img' from TWRP site?
3. Once #1 & #2 are complete, I can choose a Custom Rom and flash. Anything else to be wary about?

Questions

1. Should I use 'Flatline - Unbrickable Transformer TF300T - Jellybean edition'?
2. I do not have much data and I can download the apps again if needed. So, Is Nandroid backup/Backup with Titanium necessary? (for recovery of the system/ROM - I do not care about the apps/user data at this point)
3. Can someone suggest what they think is a better combination of ROM+Kernel? From a post I see the following ROMS I can choose from

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joelalmeidaptg's post :

Here you have a list of ROMs that are compatible with the new bootloader and are safe to flash once you are on 4.2.1 firmware:
CleanROM Inheritance Xenogenesis from sbdags
Energy™ from NRGZ28
GRIMLOCK from hardslog
CyanogenMod 10.1 Unofficial from pcoussa
ROM-THEME- STOCK KERNEL Stock Asus Firmware 10.6.1.15.3 from surdu_petru
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Hi

I finally have decided to try and unlock, root and install custom ROM to my TF300T. It's lagging a lot and I am going crazy over it.

I am not new to rooting and flashing roms, I have done the same numerous times to my beloved GNex and a couple of other mobile phones I owned before. Having said that, I have only followed the tutorial to flash. So, not a total newbie but sort of.

I am trying to make this tablet more usable (my usage is is restricted to browsing, streaming sports/movies and a few games). The more I read the more I am getting confused. I just would like a clean ROM which doesn't lag and hopefully a method that has lesser possibility of Bricking.

I am on the latest firmware from Asus (But, It did come with ICS if I remember correctly before I updated to 4.2.1). I know when I updated it came with new BL so, using custom recovery/roms designed for 4.1.x is not an option (please correct me if I am wrong). I intend to follow these steps -

Please point me in right direction/correct the steps/suggest better steps where ever needed. I just want to know if I am on the right path so far.

1. Unlock BL with latest Unlock tool from Asus website.
2. with [UNLOCKED BL], install 2.5.0.0 TWRP &SuperSU ( will follow - [GUIDE][13/11]Update/Recovery/Root/Downgrade Android 4.2.1 on Unlocked/Locked Devices )
3. Once #1 & #2 are complete, I can choose a Custom Rom and flash. Anything else to be wary about?

Questions

1. Should I use 'Flatline - Unbrickable Transformer TF300T - Jellybean edition'?
2. I do not have much data and I can download the apps again if needed. So, Is Nandroid backup/Backup with Titanium necessary? (for recovery of the system/ROM - I do not care about the apps/user data at this point)
3. Can someone suggest what they think is a better combination of ROM+Kernel? From a post I see the following ROMS I can choose from



Thanks in advance.
After unlocking the bootloader and installing TWRP, I would recommend installing CROMi-X.

It is based on stock so you do not need to wipe before installing (you can keep all your apps).
It has a nice graphical installer and you can choose lots of different tweaks.
It comes with a variety of different kernels - I use _that's OC kernel.
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After unlocking the bootloader and installing TWRP, I would recommend installing CROMi-X.

It is based on stock so you do not need to wipe before installing (you can keep all your apps).
It has a nice graphical installer and you can choose lots of different tweaks.
It comes with a variety of different kernels - I use _that's OC kernel.
Thanks for the reply. Which version of TWRP? 2.5.0.0 or the latest one from TWRP site that ends with 4.2.blog?
 
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Thanks for the reply. Which version of TWRP? 2.5.0.0 or the latest one from TWRP site that ends with 4.2.blog?
Use the one that ends in -42 since you are on the 4.2 bootloader. Flatline NvFlash is always a good idea. A helpful guide is here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2545610.
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Default cromi x for sure

cromix is def the way to go with this tablet-get a fast microsd-partition and use a kernel with data2sd like thats.
good luck, if installed correctly you'l feel like it's a brand new tablet

---------- Post added at 11:25 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:17 AM ----------

also, i find it's better to install cromi without installing a kernel first (using stock). then after cromi is up and running, use kernel installer to install desired kernel and tweaks. have fun and make sure to read everything
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