[Q] Asus TF201 Firmware queries/issues.
....Seems I need to start a new thread afterall, as my questions in another appear to have been overlooked
First and foremost, as usual, I will apologise if my questions here now have already been addressed in another thread (my time is short and I don't have the time to wade through hundreds of threads, and I'm not quite sure what exactly to 'search' for regarding this, sorry, I'm new).
I have just purchased an Asus Eeeeeeeepad Transformer Prime TF201 (for a song) from eBay, It has stock ICS 4.0.3 firmware installed (I understand this is a good situation, yes?) Now, the issue I have is, when I first turned it on and connected to Wi-Fi via my router, it started to (automatically) download a new firmware. There was no notification of exactly what the firmware was, and I can only guess it was some version of JellyBean. After I'd got my head together (not an easy task), I disabled my Wi-Fi connection on my Prime, and obviously the (unknown) firmware stopped its download (at 23%), praise be to who/whatever is looking down on me from above <g>
Now, I understand from previous very helpful advice given to me in another thread, to be on the safe side,I need to make nvflash backups. Once I have read and am completely clear how to do that, that will be accomplished; but, in the meantime, IS it safe, wise and advisable or not, to attempt to root my Asus Prime, or will that interfere with making nvflash backups, if my tablet is rooted (installing Lucky Patcher is a MUST-have ASAP for me, as I'm sick of ads lol)? I want to be absolutely clear on this so I don't make some kind of balls-up, like ending up with a brick or being in a position where (after making these nvflash backups) I can't revert back to ICS from JellyBean if I feel the need at a later date.
I read somewhere there is an application called 'ViperMOD' that makes rooting relatively fast, easy and foolproof, Could one of you (learned) folk recommend this or is there a better, safer or more reliable way? Also, will someone please direct me to a 'working' link for the latest version of 'viperMOD PrimeTime', as all the links on the relevant thread here on XDA appear to be dead and invalid.
One last thing, that I've previously asked.....the 23% of the (version unknown) firmware that has stalled downloading on my Prime, how is it possible to cancel, delete or even resume it after I've made the nvflash backups and rooted the tablet?
That's about it for now (until I start asking questions about Cyanogen 10.2 <grin> ), and your educated answers and solutions are greatly appreciated.
1000 thanks before.....
"Don't mind me, I'm a n00b"
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