Originally Posted by cBirdR
Have to swallow my pride and ask a reallly noob question. Is flashing the same as installing? I know there is an ADB flash command, but do I unzip the 10.6.1.14.8 package b/4 I give the command? If so do I drop the whole unzipped file in platform tools or just the zip file? What command would follow "fastboot flash"?
I guess that's more than one question. I've googled this many times and pretty much understand why but the how is just not clear to me.
It's taken me a day to get up the guts to implement your #2 option, but I've been wanting to install a custom ROM for sometime but feared have to have de-bricking explained to me!
"Flashing" is just another term for "installing".
You can flash files through ADB or Fastboot, as you have done to get TWRP installed, but now we are talking about using your recovery to flash/install firmware to your tablet.
Don't know if I mentioned this already, but first thing you want to do is making a nandroid of you current rom. In TWRP choose "Backup', leave the default selection, swipe the button and copy the resulting file into a safe location.
If you decide for #1 (flashing the Asus stock 10.6.1.14.8 firmware): The file you download from the Asus website is a zip inside a zip. You extract it ONCE, the result being another zip, place that file on a microSD, boot into TWRP, choose "Install", navigate to the micoSD card, choose the zip file and swipe the button.
The Asus firmware is a complete package: bootloader, recovery, kernel and rom, so installing it will replace TWRP with the stock recovery, you will loose root and have to start from scratch to get a custom rom onto your tablet.
If you decide for #2: I recently wrote a basic guide on another forum here: http://www.transformerforums.com/for...ow-done-3.html
My guide is on page 3, but read the whole thread.
I would go with option 2 if I were you. Flashing is never totally without risk and I personally feel a lot better with a custom recovery with lots of options installed, than having to rely on the stock recovery.
BTW, your going about this exactly the right way! Read a lot, ask until you're sure, flash once.
Cudos to you!
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