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walaway

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Re: ASUS Padfone2 Development [ROOT][TWRP2.4.2.0] Looking for CHEFS

Guys keep in mind its working and tested in phone mode

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Can it flash Asus signed zips? So that we don't have to load another recovery for updating the default ROM? (Expecting a no but hoping for a yes)
 

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I'm not the best person to answord this, but i think you canot use the TouchRecovery for exemple to flash Asus Signed zip's you need wait for Zip's with test keys... but.... like i said, i'm not the best person to answord
 

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Re: ASUS Padfone2 Development [ROOT][TWRP2.4.2.0] Looking for CHEFS

Maybe i will do something wrong but i will try use cm10.1 nexus 4 and merge with PadFone, because they use the same processor... If anyone and some ideas i will accept

anyone are tried mount the internal SDcard over recovery? I have drivers erros in Windows7

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Re: ASUS Padfone2 Development [ROOT][TWRP2.4.2.0] Looking for CHEFS

I presume that too... But i think the connection its based on MHL. Lets see If i can get something in port

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Sure man it's always a good thing try it out so we'll know where the problem will come from.

Meanwhile, installing ubuntu so I can finally get some android education done.
 

walaway

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Trolling to find something to work with mate, I'm a newb at this so I'll take all the help I can get to even produce one
 

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I just bricked my Padfone 2 trying to flash ported Nexus 4 Cyanogenmod 10.1. Can't mount the sdcard. Hating myself right now :(
 

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    This is a general index and howto's and sources of development related stuff for the Asus Padfone2 A68. I do not own or take credit for anything that has been done for this device, I am merely a tester and user


    We are looking for ROM chefs!

    See post #2 for if all else fails solution
    See post #3 for Mods made by this thread's community and other incoming Mods that would be made available

    Available tools:

    Remember to turn on USB debugging":
    *Settings>Developer Options>Tick on>Tick on debugging*

    Fastboot and ADB drivers (We have a plethora of these thru xda or external google search)
    -I prefer putting the unzipped packages to a personal folder on your desktop or a specific location of your choice. i.e. "D:\mydevfolder"
    -Most of the files that would require fastboot and/or adb commands should be unzipped to that same location for access.

    ASUS USB Drivers HERE
    -To install, let the computer detect your device. Open device manager and choose the Asus android adb blahblah device. Update the driver and browse manually to where you put the driver folder. This should allow you to use fastboot and adb properly.

    Unlock.APK HERE under Utilities
    -Copy this to your phone and sideload. If prompted to turn of security, do so.

    Latest Firmware HERE under Firmware and look for the correct version( WWE, TW, HK, ETC)
    -This is for reverting back to stock which will wipe the smartphone clean including re-lock of the bootloader("fastboot oem lock" does not work)

    insecure JB and/or ICS images on the same post here
    -Depending on your current version you may need to flash one of the other img's

    One click SUPERBOOT for Windows/Mac/Linux http://www.modaco.com/topic/360416-superboot-padfone-2-root-solution/
    -Should be the easiest way to root
    -Unlock bootloader> boot to bootloader > run batch file

    ****************De-odexed stock ROM here and here links will be changed when updates are made :)

    CHANGE SKU](Firmware version) WWE-TW-HK-JP
    -Instructions and original thread here thanks to gsep

    Another method that I have tested as such:
    *Make sure to flash superboot first*
    -Install/Flash TWRP custom recovery
    -Download desired stock ROM from Asus
    -Put the OTA.zip or the whole extracted folder to your sdcard
    -Reboot to TWRP
    -Install OTA.zip
    -Wipe cache and dalvik cache
    -reboot and profit
    -A factory settings is recommended after flashing stock ROM, so backup :)

    TWRP 2.4.3.0 custom recovery
    -via Goo Manager from the Playstore or here
    -TWRP site here
    -or here
    ALL CREDITS GO TO Dees_troy of TWRP

    CWM here

    How-to unlock bootloader:
    *I strongly recommend backing up*
    1. Copy the UnLock.apk you have downloaded and paste it on your sdcard(anywhere you would be able to navigate to using at least the stock File Manager)
    2. Install the app. If prompted that unknown sources is disabled, simply enable it.
    3. Run the app after installation
    4. A few notices/disclaimers will be displayed pertaining to the warranty upon unlocking. You will be prompted to type in your google account password if you have one logged on the device(will need internet connection if so).
    5. The device will reboot and your bootloader should be unlocked and you will be able to reboot to the bootloader. You will not be able to receive OTA.
    -To know that it is successful, type in "adb reboot-bootloader" when the devices fully boots up. The bootloader looks like the Splashscreen with "Fastboot Mode!!" on top.

    How-to-gain-root
    Since CWM and TWRP offers to root your device if it detects that it has not been rooted, simply flash your custom recovery, boot to it, and then reboot to system. It should ask to root your system

    VIDEO ON HOW TO ROOT THE PADFONE 2 here (this is old and I need to update this video)

    ROM.zip installation
    -copy your ROM.zip to your SDcard
    -reboot to your custom recovery
    -install ROM.zip
    -wipe cache and dalvik cache
    -reboot

    Revert to Stock ROM: (ALL)
    -Unzip the Firmware you have downloaded(make sure that's the correct version for you) to the root of your sdcard.
    -Wait for system to recognize the update. If no, reboot.
    -Install the update, it will revert to that stock ROM. In the process relocking the bootloader and flashing all stock images.

    SOURCES:
    MoDaCo forum here
    Padfoneclub forum here
    XDA posts/sources are already linked above

    Lots of thanks to:

    Dees_troy of TWRP for the Custom Recovery
    ASUS for the cool device
    PaulOBrien for all the contributions. ROM/Recovery/Root
    Chainfire
    Ivalex for the guide. If I missed the real OP for this guide please PM me so I can properly thank you.
    harpik3d and DooMLoRD for the init.d scripts support guides and methods
    The Padfoneclub forums


    *Please do remind me if I missed anything*
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    Re: [INITIATIVE/RECRUITMENT] ASUS Padfone2 Development /Root/ CustomRecovery(beta) /P

    In case of distaster
    In case that you've bricked your phone and you can't mount on your custom recovery

    -Reboot to bootloader
    -Flash stock recovery(It's up there you should be able to find it) "fastboot flash recovery *stockrecovery.img*"
    -"fastboot erase cache"
    -Boot to your stock recovery
    -Sideload ROM to /cache
    -install ROM via cache
    *you may have to flash insecure boot.img again

    Thanks to DjBastard

    *I did something like this but I'm always messy so I don't recall the right steps*
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    Re: [INITIATIVE/RECRUITMENT] ASUS Padfone2 Development /Root/ CustomRecovery(beta) /P

    MODS!

    BATTERY MOD
    By Lidenburg Download link
    -Thank you

    ALL IN ONE SCRIPT: By Lidenburg again
    Here is his thread

    Animation Mod reportedly working well for the Padfone2(the risk is yours)
    check out the thread here
    -make sure to do a nandroid backup

    DjBastard's Mods:
    DjBastard said:
    pruebaaaa.jpg


    Download mod

    Instructions:

    1. De-odexed stock ROM install.
    2. boot en CMW
    3. Flash Bastard!! battery-mod.zip & wipe cache!
    4. Boot

    For use with all in one Padfone 2 of Ludenburg

    Set within the framework folder:

    Download framework mod

    Madcow's Battery Mod:
    Madcow29 said:


    huzz107's Battery mod:
    here
    and his Icon mods here
    Hi Peeps!Here I'm sharing my mod that will make the Statusbar go to almost Green.. BAtt, Wifi, Signal and a few major icons like Bluetooth,GPS,ADB.. I hope it'll give a smile to some.. Hitting the Thanks Button will be much appreciated and will be a motivation for me.. Please back it up just in case..

    Screenshots


    DOWNLOAD LINK

    ENJOY!!

    HUZZLER

    Some scripts for turbo boosting:
    4CylTurboNos:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2158329

    CrossBreeder:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2113150

    Please note that turbo NOS is stable and CrossBreeder is NOT... But its working for me as you can see from entropy test:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/71neaku5vwsxub4/Screenshot_2013-04-17-11-18-01.jpg

    ziiHelmet said:


    ziiHelmet's Battery mods:
    ziiHelmet said:
    Okay here´s my mod that i have worked :D
    Well what you get?

    You get modded notification drawer, only thing what is seeing is that theres no stupid seperator bar :good:
    attachment.php


    Centered clock in tablet and phone, also custom battery icons in tablet i have made all icons and in phone I just used somebody's offcenter icon!
    attachment.php

    attachment.php


    And last you get smooth charging arrows to tablet:
    attachment.php

    attachment.php


    Hit thanks button if you like it :)

    download link

    MIUI Battery bar Mod by Lidenburg
    Here! new version with bug fixes

    Well it offers the following:

    Lowest CPU frequency set to 192mhz
    CPU frequency locked to 192mhz-1512mhz during boot
    Undervolted to save power & reduce heat
    Undervolt interface (compatible with System Tuner, Kernel Tuner, etc)
    Additional CPU Governors: Wheatley, InteractiveX v2
    Set InteractiveX v2 CPU Governor to default instead of Performance, to lower battery consumption, maintain snappy performance, and improve GPU normal freq set to 128mhz to lower battery usage (will still scale upto 487mhz when busy)
    Simple IO Scheduler (SIO) added, and set as default
    Increased min/max read-ahead values from 16/128 to 32/1024
    USB FastCharge upto 1400mA (enable using Kernel Tuner, sysfs, etc)
    OC version: Overclocking upto 1.72ghz for a bit faster performance
    OC version: GPU overclock to 487mhz


    I'll leave it up to others to determine whether those features are of any benefit to them, but personally, any one of those features is beneficial to me. They're features I've appreciated from custom kernels on other phones, that's why I built the Stone kernel for PF2. There are people that have been using it for a month now, so I think it's safe to say initial testing is complete.


    ASUS Padfone 2 custom kernel - "Stone" - v0.4
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2231648

    Keyboard Mod:
    ziiHelmet said:
    PFKBS - Padfone keyboard swither!!!

    Are you tired to change keyboard always when you plug or unplug the padfone from station, that time is past now, solution is PFKBS!!!
    Here it is the must to have app to Padfone2 (and maybe 1), the Padfone Keyboard Switcher! Need root!

    App just start and you can choose the keyboards to tablet and to phone, and then you just start using what u just do!

    Example, if you love the AOSP keybard on Phone, and Swype in tablet you just select those keyboards! This app switches keyboards without any prompt or any questions, only thing you need is a root rights.

    App is only beta and I hope that you will report bugs you find!

    I want to know if someone test this app on Padfone1 and report will it work! PF1 users must open zip and put only pfkbs.apk to system/app, do not flash the zip! Are you tired to change keyboard always when you plug or unplug the padfone from station, that time is past now, solution is PFKBS!!!

    Padfone Keyboard Switcher Thread
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    Okay here´s my mod that i have worked :D
    Well what you get?

    You get modded notification drawer, only thing what is seeing is that theres no stupid seperator bar :good:
    attachment.php


    Centered clock in tablet and phone, also custom battery icons in tablet i have made all icons and in phone I just used somebody's offcenter icon!
    attachment.php

    attachment.php


    And last you get smooth charging arrows to tablet:
    attachment.php

    attachment.php


    Hit thanks button if you like it :)
    Edit:
    Sorry i forgotted add the download link
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    Modified 10.4.15.1-0 update

    Okey since the new update from Asus is out I did what had to be done and rooted, deodexed, zipaligned, partially debloated and added busybox to it.

    To install it simply put it on your sdcard and flash it (may want to wipe cache and dalvik cache just to be sure).

    I removed the following apps:
    HTML:
    Asus pad tutorial
    Asus reader
    Asus setup wizard
    Buddy Buzz
    Chrome
    Facebook poster (?)
    Kindle
    My bit cast
    My net
    PC Sync
    PinPal
    Pressreader
    Watch calender
    Zinio reader
    and I also included Busybox version 1.20.2

    Download: http://www.4shared.com/zip/DUPG-3Lk/Lidenburgs-104151-0.html