My apologies for neglecting the original post for nearly a month! I'm a kindergarten teacher, and I've been super busy preparing for the approaching school year.
I think the OP is mostly just a tool for newcomers (especially now that support for the 201 kinda slowed down - I'm sure most of you don't need a guide to flash your daily dose of CM, and don't need an OP!).
That said, I still think it's an important tool, because there are always newcomers. The OP could just get erased entirely and this thread/the discussion would survive, but I don't think newcomers would be as likely to start using CM without a handy OP. Whether or not that matters is up to you. Personally, I like seeing CyanogenMod grow (that's what she said?), and I think a larger install base = a better CM (that's what she said?), but to each their own.
For the nxet few months, I will try to keep up with the updates, but my guess is that I'll update about twice a month. That leaves a few options: 1) just let the OP updates be infrequent, 2) start a new thread, or 3) hand over the reigns to someone else.
option 1: Not my favorite. Like I said, I think a somewhat up-to-date OP is a good thing.
option 2: Not my favorite, UNLESS a mod can merge the new thread with the old thread. Many questions and answers are in these pages, and it's nice to search within a single thread and not the entire board
option 3: My favorite! If someone else wants to take over, it's cool with me. You can even have all of the "thanks," which some people care about so deeply. I only ask that you keep it classy - like CyanogenMod - and flash the updates yourself before posting.
I know from asking the mods before that people can't "share" OPs, I know from experience that nobody wants to do a google docs OP (*sniff*), but maybe someone can take over full ownership? if not, then I push for option two, but I'd like to see this old thread live on! Yes, it's an unofficial thread, but some of the devs have posted here, and I even got dalingrin's blessing in a PM, which is enough in itself to make this thread special!
So if you want to be the OP, just ask me, and we'll ask a mod to do some voodoo. failing that, maybe I could just give you my account...? But I'm not a huge fan of that idea, because I'm still going to use XDA.
Why does this thread exist?
It exists so that the thread title will say something like "[ROM] CyanogenMod 9 / Updated April 3," the OP will have relevant information, and people will have a place to discuss CM9 on XDA.
It does NOT exist because I want thanks (I do not) or because I want to scam people for donations (I have no donation link).
Right before the CyanogenMod team began posting nightlies for the TF201, theeggman posted his own build. In his thread, he stated: "Once official nightly builds are downloadable and confirmed useable, I will no longer regularly update this build." True to his word, his build (and the OP) is no longer updated. Despite the fact that the [KANG] label does not apply to the official nightlies, and the OP is not up to date, CM 9 users like myself are still posting on that thread.
There are two small problems with using that thread: 1) CM 9 users need to check CyanogenMod to see if new builds are available, because the thread title is never updated 2) The OP does not reflect the current offerings from CyanogenMod; unless you read the thread, you wouldn't even know that nightlies exist. I posted my concerns about this yesterday, and asked if anyone would object to a new thread devoted to the official CM nightlies (and stable builds, when/if they become available). Almost 24 hours have passed, and nobody has posted any objections, so I went ahead and created this thread.
I hoped that this could become a collaborative OP, but I asked Mr. Clown, and he said that it is not possible to share editing rights for posts. However, I really think it could be helpful to collaborate on things that change frequently, especially when considering the fact that we all use our tablet differently. With this in mind, I suggested a Google docs collaboration that could get periodically copied and pasted into the OP. If you're a regular CM user interested in helping, send me your gmail and I'll add you to the doc's list of editors.
CyanogenMod 9 for the TF201!
I am not affiliated with CyanogenMod in any way, shape, or form. Please direct your thanks and donations to the CyanogenMod team, or consider donating to some of the other fine TF201 ROM developers on XDA.
Alert! CyanogenMod 9 may irreversibly break your TF201. Also, you need to unlock your bootloader to install CM 9, which completely voids your TF201's warranty. You assume ALL responsibility for any damage. Use CyanogenMod at your own risk. If you are not willing to accept these risks, then do not proceed.
Features:There are dozens of websites - including the official CyanogenMod website, found below - that describe the features of CyanogenMod, so describing them here would be superfluous. If a new feature premieres on a build for the TF201, it will be noted on the build list. In a nutshell, it has a very stock AOSP/vanilla/Nexus feel, but with performance tweaks and added tools/abilities.
Remember, this thread is not maintained by a CyanogenMod developer, so these issues are not necessarily going to be addressed; this is just information for people considering using this ROM.
Toggling WiFi on/off can, in certain situations, freeze and reboot the tablet (WiFi issues seem to be completely fixed!)
Screen wakes upon closing tablet dock
External SD does not support NTFS
Battery Stats usage not available (only bar graph, no apps)
CyanogenMod custom setting to skip to next/previous track using volume keys when screen is off works poorly; one track can be skipped, but the volume keys turn the screen on, reverting the volume keys to their volume behaviors. Device is NOT set to wake with volume keys.
These issues are (hopefully) compiled collaboratively by other forum members on a Google doc. If you use CyanogenMod on your Prime, your help with the list would be very appreciated!
Prior to installation, please make sure you have read and understand the red "Alert!" above.
So your tablet is unlocked has root access? Time to install a custom recovery. When your tablet has root access (helpful) and is unlocked (mandatory), installing a custom recovery is easy, thanks to some amazing apps that are freely available on the android market. If this is your first time flashing a ROM, there are a few different ways to proceed, but I would suggest downloading either "ROM Manager" or "GooManager" from the Play market: they are probably the easiest ways to install a custom recovery. Both are very user-friendly. ROM Manager will help you set up ClockWork Mod (CWM, not to be confused with CM), GooManager will help you set up TWRP.
I get a lot of questions about this, so put another way: The free apps ROM Manager and GooManager can help you install custom recovery ClockWork Mod or TWRP, respectively. You need a custom recovery to install CyanogenMod. Although incredibly helpful, you do not need need ROM Manager or GooManager, but they can help you install a custom recovery. If you're not sure which one to use, just read their threads and see what appeals to you. I'm inclined to suggest ROM Manager / CWM because they have been around for a super long time and it's included with CyanogenMod, but I have used CWM and TWRP with CM9 and they both work great.
If using CWM: You MUST use Clockwork recovery 184.108.40.206 or higher. If you have an older version of clockwork installed, you will run into problems. If you made a nandroid with an older version, make a new nandroid. I think the easiest way to update is to use the ROM Manager app, available on the market.
Update: In fact, use 220.127.116.11 specifically, which can be found in ROM Manager under the heading "all CWM recoveries" (or something) near the bottom of the list. ROM Manager may make you install the latest version of CWM before allowing you to install the alternate versions, but don't let that scare you; just flash the latest, and then flash 18.104.22.168. Apparently the latest CWM update brought some problems for the TF201? someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Have you been using Root Keeper? Great app, but it doesn't play nice with the alternate recoveries (and now that you have an unlocked bootloader, you don't need it anymore anyway - CM9 is already rooted, turn it on/off in the settings). Delete the root backup, uninstall the app, and delete any backups (like TiBu backups) you have made of Root Keeper, as well as any nandroids that include Root Keeper.
The following instructions assume that your bootloader is unlocked and you installed a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP:
1) Download CyanogenMod 9 (below) Be sure to make note of the MD5 checksum. After the download finishes, make sure the MD5 on the download page matches the MD5 on your downloaded file (there are many apps that calculate MD5 freely available on the market). Your ROM file will probably be in your downloads folder.
2) Turn off your prime
3) If docked, remove your prime from the dock
4) Holding the volume down button, turn your prime back on. When you see the white text appear in the top left, press volume up.
5) Make a nandroid backup
6) New to CyanogenMod? Wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache, and wipe dalvik cache. If you're updating from an older nightly, that step is probably not necessary.
7) Install .zip from SD card, and chose the file you downloaded earlier
8) (optional) Install .zip from SD card, and chose the gApps
ALSO: Thanks to disturb3d1, you can watch his how-to-install-CM video here. Unlock, root, custom recovery install, and all sorts of other how-to videos are also available.
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It's not the ROM that voids warranty but unlocking the bootloader.
As long as you can restore your device at initial factory state your warranty is preserved. For example on my phone I just have to use nvflash to restore a full stock ROM and to have a brand new factory device.. because on LG phones bootloader is open.
So you can remove those warnings, and people know what cyanogen is, even if I'm surprised by the proportion of total Android noobs here (seems like the prime is the first Android device of many here).
The default boot animations on any device, no matter whichmanufacturer, are generally pretty … more
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