"...but from all the reading in the forums and bleeding eyes..."
Originally Posted by aweman
Good day and thank you
I can usually find out what i want by reading the forums, but this time I need advice
my tablet is one year old and out of warranty.. and working
TF300T running 4.2.1 JOP40D.WW_epad-10.6.1.27.5-20130902
I understand that i get the unlocker from asus
but I want to unlock the bootloader , install recovery manager and make a backup
and have the ability to change the rom
on my old cell phone ICS , it was root then install CWM for backup's
I don't want to mess anything up assuming things
but from all the reading in the forums and bleeding eyes... it seems there's so many bricked devices... just terrible
did i miss a forum or walkthru on how to NOT brick the tablet
please any help would be great
thank you and take care
for that?! Nah...
1. Unlock: get the apk from asus site (V8) for it. If you run into problems, downgrade to 4.1 and use ver. 7 instead. This is not an unknown issue. Once you're unlocked, it will remain so forever;
2. Recovery: if you stay on 4.2, you can'
t use CWM. Must install TWRP (2630-4.2 is the latest, I believe). You can use CWM on 4.1, but if you're gonna upgrade anyway, might as well flash TWRP throughout. Choose your recovery carefully: 22.214.171.124 is for 4.1 bootloader
is for 4.2 bootloader (10.6.x.xx - your current rom). Do it otherwise and you risk bricking your device! That done, you can change roms to your heart's content.
Basically, downgrade to 4.1 if need be, unlock, upgrade to 4.2, flash TWRP, then custom roms. Don't mix roms with incompatible bootloaders though: read the rom threads carefully, Usually, they will warn you at the beginning which bootloader is required for a particular rom. Hint: 4.3 roms definitely need 4.2 bootloader. Have fun.
: if you happen to upgrade to 4.2 and like it that way, you can flash Nvflash bootloader (10.6,x) and use CWM 4.2 recovery instead. Credit to Noahvt for pointing that out. A glitch in my case: I could flash, but could not back up. CMW is unreliable, and should be used only as a last resort, as in you don't have a working touchscreen.