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Asus Sl101 Debugging Mode problems

4th April 2014, 12:07 PM   |  #1  
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Ive got a problem. I wanted to Root my SL101 (Firmware 4.0.3 Android) with Peri or THe 1 Click Solution. But the original usb cable only charged my device when I plugged in to power socket. BUt USB on PC didnt work. PC never found device, didnt search for driver and no "BLing" for USB device plugged in. So I ordered a new usb cable (not original, cause asus sl101 already 3 years old). The new cable worked. USB found on PC. Data transfer worked. Charinging over power socket worked, but no charging when connected to pc. When I enabled USB Debugging, it said "Device removed" and then "device started". But there was no deivce seen on computer. No "internal storage". So there is no possibility to transfer data and Root won't start cause it doesnt find device. I installed all driver (ADB driver, also tried Asus Pc Suite), but it doesnt work. Is my device broken or is it because of the cables? Are there any working cables on internet with better quality and supporting USB Debugging? The non original cable is from vhbw.

Is this a common problem with Asus Sl101? I searched for related problems. SOmeone also had problems with Asus original cable. It also charged plugged in to power socket but not with PC and Pc never fund USB conection, never searched for drivers. He ordered a new cable (original, cause his case was years ago) and it worked.

Any ideas how to get it work? Its not really important to root it though, but I wanted to buy Titanium Backup so I can save my apps, and I need root for it. There are f course plenty other apps needing root. Any advices?
4th April 2014, 01:44 PM   |  #2  
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Not sure about the data transfer error apart from lack of drivers, but the PC will not charge the tablet while it is running - at least for the TF101 anyway, the only way to get the PC to charge it is to either turn it off while its plugged into the PC and leave it overnight for trickle charge, or I think also if the tablet is in sleep mode, it will also trickle charge - but you have to use the main charger to get a fast charge into it - PC will only trickle charge
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Not sure about the data transfer error apart from lack of drivers, but the PC will not charge the tablet while it is running - at least for the TF101 anyway, the only way to get the PC to charge it is to either turn it off while its plugged into the PC and leave it overnight for trickle charge, or I think also if the tablet is in sleep mode, it will also trickle charge - but you have to use the main charger to get a fast charge into it - PC will only trickle charge

First of all, thanks for answering. I tried it, but when I plug in USB, Asus SL101 turns on. I won't charge turned off. It turns on automatically when I plug in USB to charge. And when its turned on plugged in on PC USB, as I explained before, it won't charge.

Somene know where I can get a working cable? Maybe an original working one? Asus SL 101 is maybe 2 or 3 years old know. Shouldnt there be still original ones left in shops? Actually it doesnt have to be an original one. A working one is fine, too. (Working means for me: USB, Charging, USB Debugging). So anyone knows good stores/internet offers (amazon, ebay...) for sl101 cables? Cause I really dont know which one is a good one.
4th April 2014, 04:33 PM   |  #4  
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Plug it in to USB and then turn it off, you won't see it charging, it is a very very slow process when you charge from PC (If it works the same as the TF101) - leave it overnight plugged in and turned off

Sounds like your cable is working fine, you get a data connection with USB debugging - so data side of the cable works, and you get a charge when you plug it into the charger, so power side of it is working too

It's likely drivers stopping you using the media transfer mode

eBay would probably be your best bet if you want another one

asusparts.eu sell some stuff too - fits SL101
http://www.asusparts.eu/en/Asus-KIT-AC-TF101
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6th April 2014, 10:55 PM   |  #5  
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Ya actually I didnt want to complain. The cable really works fine, but I cant root cause USB Debugging Mode is found by PC, but showing no storage icons on computer. So Root Software dont find device and no data transfer works while it is in debugging mode. Could it be because of my device? Actually it was from germany and the firmware also was DE. But for updates, I had to change it to WW code. Maybe its cause of firmware. I really dont know. Its strange cause for everyone it works, only for me it doesnt work. So original cable was to begin with not working on usb pc. So I hoped the fake one would work full. *sigh*

Thanks for the link. I searched for only the cable (on the given link) and I found it without adapter. But its a pity, Im in germany and if they send the cable to me, I have to pay 46$ for the cable. For US people its 25$ (cause they dont have to pay oversea sending costs). If its also not working, so it would be a problem.. even warranty is expensive (sending back ~20$).

Is there a way to downgrade SL101 from 4.0.3 to Firmware Version 3.2 without using USB Debugging and root?
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6th April 2014, 11:28 PM   |  #6  
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Case closed, Watson (I always wanted to say that) :P
I found the error. The cable is working now and USB Debugging working, too. Root was successful. I opened device manager and deleted Asus Epad Sl101 driver and plugged sl101 in. So windows had to search for drivers and it installed the right drivers. I dont know why preinstalled ADB Drivers didnt work, but now everything works.
Thanks for your effort
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7th April 2014, 11:36 PM   |  #7  
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Great, yea sounded like a driver problem, pleased you got it working

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