[SOLVED] Recovery and fastboot problems (soft bricked?)
I was given my friends tablet to try and fix for him. Basically the recovery (TWRP 18.104.22.168) cannot mount any partitions at all (and asks for a password for some reason - can be bypassed with the cancel button). The tablet will boot straight into the recovery mentioning that no OS is installed. I have attempted to boot into fastboot to flash an older version of the recovery (which I've read up on a few websites that say it will fix the mounting problem) however while pressing VOL DOWN and POWER it will boot up to the ASUS logo and no message appears about fastboot in the top-left. I'm out of ideas now and the only way I'll be able to fix this (from what I know) is either by flashing the ASUS firmware or an older version of TWRP via fastboot. Has anyone got any ideas on how I can fix this? Thanks.
EDIT: May be of reference https://github.com/TeamWin/Team-Win-...ect/issues/138
EDIT 2: I have finally solved the problem! I have quoted the important parts below in case anyone else has the same problem.
Basically I had some problems with the drivers the whole time on Windows 8. So what I did was disabled driver signature enforcement in Windows 8 (I think it re-enables after some time). I downloaded the drivers from this post
and followed this other post
, specifically this part:
Originally Posted by jpasher
Making Windows recognize the TF300T
You will need to add the hardware IDs for the TF300T in the driver to make it recognize the ADB interface
- Open the file android_winusb.inf in the naked drivers directory.
- Look for the section titled [Google.NTx86] (for 32-bit systems) or [Google.NTamd64] (for 64-bit systems)
- Add the following lines to make it recognize the TF300T hardware (it doesn't matter where, but I put it after the existing entries for the TF201 APX interface)
%AsusTransformerADBInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0B05&PID_4C81&REV_0232&MI_01
%AsusTransformerADBInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0B05&PID_4C81&MI_01
%AsusTransformerADBInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0B05&PID_4C83&REV_0232
%AsusTransformerADBInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_0B05&PID_4C83
After the information is added, you should be able to install the drivers as usual for the device. If for some reason the device is still not recognized, you'll need to find its hardware IDs and add those to the file.
Then I booted up the tablet and connected to my computer. The drivers finally worked! I went into command prompt and typed "adb devices" and the device was there! Then I typed "adb reboot bootloader" and I got into the bootloader.
I had to look for the SKU too and since I couldn't find it cause I couldn't boot into Android it was in really small text in the bootloader at the top. Unfortunately after trying to flash the firmware in the bootloader it would not write over the system every time. So I followed this post instead: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=167
After following the procedure it finally worked! Thanks cmendonc2 and everyone for your help, my friend is happy!
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