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*** Firmware News & Alternative Install Methods*** Ver.10.6.1.14.8 date 1405

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6th July 2012, 06:00 PM   |  #1  
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The Tenth update for the Infinity is out 29/05 Version 10.6.1.14.8-20130514 4.2.1 (Versions can be downloaded from the link)

Release Notes to follow


Direct Link for Download (link now live)

http://www.asus.com/Tablets_Mobile/A...F700T/#support

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To Install the download file follow bellow.

Unzip the initial file you have downloaded. It will unzip into another .zip file actually.
Now copy that zip file to a microsd card's root, and insert the card into your tablet.
You will see a notification icon in the taskbar that there is an update detected, click that notification and it will update your tablet

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Alternative Firmware update Method

1. Decompress downloaded .zip file (it will be another .zip)
2. Rename it to EP201_768_SDUPDATE.zip
3. Format FAT32 the MicroSD card that you will be using for the update process
4. Copy the file to (the root directory of) your MicroSD
5. Insert it into the tablet
6. Shutdown (power off) the tablet
7. Power it on by pressing and holding VOLUME DOWN and POWER buttons simultaneously
8. When you see white text in the top left corner of the screen, release the buttons ^^ and press VOLUME UP button until you see Android logo and process bar
9. Wait patiently for 10 minutes or so
10. Enjoy!

Also remember that you will probably need to use RootKeeper to regain root privileges and reinstall BusyBox too (firmware update changes the /system partition).

Thankyou to d14b0ll0s

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6th July 2012, 08:04 PM   |  #2  
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It's not even available in the US yet and they got an update out to fix some bugs. I think this is going to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, Asus.
6th July 2012, 08:23 PM   |  #3  
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Exaclty what talked about in my thread. Hardware not changing, firmware updating. This is why the whole "should I wait" question is moot. All we will see for the Infinity is firmware updates. If you wait, well, just wait forever and never take the plunge. At some point you have to dive in!
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I assume this update will come as OTA soon, right?
6th July 2012, 09:24 PM   |  #5  
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I assume this update will come as OTA soon, right?

I would assume so...
6th July 2012, 09:49 PM   |  #6  
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I still believe it is for the Taiwanese version only for now (see "TW only" etc.) and we will probably have to wait a (working) day or two for the US & WW versions of this. But I am in no way a specialist in this field.
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Originally Posted by d14b0ll0s

I still believe it is for the Taiwanese version only for now (see "TW only" etc.) and we will probably have to wait a (working) day or two for the US & WW versions of this. But I am in no way a specialist in this field.

That seems like a reasonable conclusion...I'm not sure what's going on, I haven't really looked into it since I don't have the device quite yet.
7th July 2012, 09:29 AM   |  #8  
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I am thankful that ASUS is on top of this device, so to speak, and are actively hunting bugs, and I would like to stress that's a commendable thing and I do not want to downplay its significance. However, what I'd like to see instead of camera and several other minor fixes, is improvements in the I/O output and a reasonably recent kernel (mainline 3.xx instead of 2.6.xx). That should really make the TF700 take off like a rocket, and lessen the Wait/Hang errors and lockups this device is plagued with at the moment. Oh, the sweet day.......
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I am thankful that ASUS is on top of this device, so to speak, and are actively hunting bugs, and I would like to stress that's a commendable thing and I do not want to downplay its significance. However, what I'd like to see instead of camera and several other minor fixes, is improvements in the I/O output and a reasonably recent kernel (mainline 3.xx instead of 2.6.xx). That should really make the TF700 take off like a rocket, and lessen the Wait/Hang errors and lockups this device is plagued with at the moment. Oh, the sweet day.......

Yeah, it seems like the I/O output is the really only big issue with this thing. Really not a deal breaker if you can put stuff on the internal storage for the moment, but I would love to just pop in a microSD card and go. I'm sure they'll be looking for a fix for that soon. For the time being, there are ways to increase performance with rooting.
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Yeah, it seems like the I/O output is the really only big issue with this thing. Really not a deal breaker if you can put stuff on the internal storage for the moment, but I would love to just pop in a microSD card and go. I'm sure they'll be looking for a fix for that soon. For the time being, there are ways to increase performance with rooting.

You're right in that rooting (and setting up sio as the scheduler) does alleviate some of the lags and hangups, but it is far from a definite, complete fix, I fear. It still bugs me that, sometimes, even with sio, I get kicked out of DICE Player, Act1 or vPlayer just because the darn memory card can't keep up (both SD and microSD do this on my device -- I suspect that in this case, too, the I/O is the main culprit).

I haven't tried putting it on the main storage yet -- I'm still in SGS2 mode -- i.e., conserve as much internal memory as you can. Guess I have found the upside of having had to buy the 64 GB edition, huh?

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