[Q] Did I brick my new Transformer Prime?
So, after owning my Transformer Prime for about a month now, I decided to take the plunge and root it. I followed the instructions for ViperMod and had it rooted in no time. I then followed the instructions of unlocking the bootloader and finally installing OTA Rootkeeper.
I've had rooted devices in the past (Droid Incredible) and am familiar with RomManager. So I installed RomManager on the Transformer Prime. I then attempted to create a backup of my "current Rom", which is just stock ICS. RomManager prompted me to update Clockworkmod Recovery, which I did (I now have 188.8.131.52 installed). It then rebooted...acting like it was backing up my current Rom, but when I got back into RM, and clicked "Manage Backups" and there was nothing there. I tried once more with the same result, and ultimately gave up on backing up my current config.
I then downloaded Cyanogenmod 9 (nightly). I selected Google Apps and it proceeded to download. I got an error that the Google Apps portion had an error, but it seemed to work when I attempted to download it again.
I then proceeded to attempt to install the new Rom. The menu came up, asking if I wanted to wipe data and cache, wipe dalvik and backup current rom. I selected all three and hit ok.
My tablet rebooted...quickly, and did not show any signs of installing Cyanogenmod. Sure enough, I got my stock ICS...no Cyanogenmod. I tried again...same thing. I tried a third time, and RomManager hung when I tried to select Ok after the options of backing up, etc. Ultimately I got the error popup, asking if i wanted to wait/report/ok. I hit ok.
I then...very stupidly in retrospect...performed a factory reset from within the phone's settings menu (something I've later read is a big no no). This time, when my phone rebooted, it went straight into Clockworkmod Recovery, which is where I am now. Stuck. I've read a ton and tried everything but had no success.
Strangely, I can find the cyanogenmod file by navigating through "install zip from sdcard", then "choose zip from sdcard", then "clockworkmod", then "download", then "get.cm", then "get" and finally "update-cm-9-20120301-NIGHTLY-tf201-signed.zip". And it allows me to update using this file...even giving me the message "Install from sdcard complete"...but nothing happens. I'm still stuck in Clockworkmod.
If anyone has any advice, I'm begging for your help. Really hoping I didn't ruin my brand new tablet...