Can't get tonights GPS/WIFI update? READ HOW HERE

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DroidHam

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So like some other people I saw, I was able to download the new firmware but it failed during the installation. Tried with root. Tried without root. Nothing worked. Apparently if you mess with any of the apps/bloatware that come it may not work.

Here is how I fixed it:

Goto ASUS.com, goto SUPPORT>DOWNLOADS>Put in Transformer Prime. Select Android OS and then FIRMWARE. Download this: Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Firmware: V9.4.2.7 Only for US SKU (Android 4.0.3)

It will be a ~300mb zip file. Once its downloaded, extract it, its a zip inside of a zip. Once you get the new zip, place it on /sdcard/ and power off your device.

Once I turned mine BACK on, I went to System, About Tablet and checked for a FW upgrade. It saw the file I put on and allowed me to reinstall 4.0.3 ICS, afterwhich I was able to get tonights OTA.

I know this isnt anything special, but trying to get info out of the current thread is tough.

If your device doesn't see an update after you put the zip on your tab, try powering off, holding POWER and VOLUME DOWN and then pressing VOLUME UP once you get to the screen with tiny text. It will attempt to update that way but fail, and youll get a message once you get back to your homescreen that a update failed and you can attempt it again that way.
 

cyi1

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Already put in a RMA to return my prime through newegg earlier today but i'll give this a shot.. if it doesn't work... bye bye prime :(
 

skeptikal

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Will it navigate? I'm downloading now. I've always locked satellites, GPS-only, in the house. Won't navi though. Hope this helps.

Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using xda premium
 
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ElCamino

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Just updated through the regular Firmware update. It took a few tries, kept coming back not connected to the internet.

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hbk19

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I want to wait for it from ASUS, so they are rollin it out now? I have not seen anything for Canada yet.

Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using xda premium

I got the update :S

Updated straight from HC to ICS 9.4.2.11. Kinda sucks though, because I can't root it now.
 

theizzardking

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Just updated through the regular Firmware update. It took a few tries, kept coming back not connected to the internet.

Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using XDA Premium App

Same here almost got it once but failed to locate it , said update downloaded check notifications, which i did and found nothing , now continues to not connect after an hour of trying

Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk
 
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bimbobo

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So like some other people I saw, I was able to download the new firmware but it failed during the installation. Tried with root. Tried without root. Nothing worked. Apparently if you mess with any of the apps/bloatware that come it may not work.

Here is how I fixed it:

Goto ASUS.com, goto SUPPORT>DOWNLOADS>Put in Transformer Prime. Select Android OS and then FIRMWARE. Download this: Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Firmware: V9.4.2.7 Only for US SKU (Android 4.0.3)

It will be a ~300mb zip file. Once its downloaded, extract it, its a zip inside of a zip. Once you get the new zip, place it on /sdcard/ and power off your device.

Once I turned mine BACK on, I went to System, About Tablet and checked for a FW upgrade. It saw the file I put on and allowed me to reinstall 4.0.3 ICS, afterwhich I was able to get tonights OTA.

I know this isnt anything special, but trying to get info out of the current thread is tough.

If your device doesn't see an update after you put the zip on your tab, try powering off, holding POWER and VOLUME DOWN and then pressing VOLUME UP once you get to the screen with tiny text. It will attempt to update that way but fail, and youll get a message once you get back to your homescreen that a update failed and you can attempt it again that way.

You should maybe specify that this update is NOT for all.
I have the tablet bought through Amazon DE, and this is not available for Germany and tons of other countries than except or routed devices.
 
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ElCamino

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Same here almost got it once but failed to locate it , said update downloaded check notifications, which i did and found nothing , now continues to not connect after an hour of trying

Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk

Keep trying and hopefully it will download. I just clicked my notifications after it said it was downloaded and ran the install. So far don't notice much, but will test the GPS tomorrow on the way to work.

WiFi signal is now reading 3 bars vs 2 bars before the update. Will see if this helps those two areas, if not might return the Asus Prime.

Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using xda premium
 

fezza

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Same here almost got it once but failed to locate it , said update downloaded check notifications, which i did and found nothing , now continues to not connect after an hour of trying

Go to: Settings > Apps > All > Scroll down and click on DMClient > Clear Cache, Clear Data, Force Stop > Turn off your prime > hold vol down + power and select Android icon to cold boot > Check for updates again and the notification should work
 
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Munkee Boy

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I will help out everyone and go a step further, here is the direct download of version 11, feel free to mirror if someone knows how. Just throw me some thanks for posting it for you.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4583587/US_epad-user-9.4.2.11.1-20120118-1535-UpdateLauncher.zip

Says it will take about 30 minutes to upload.

Has anyone flashed with this update? The name is a little odd, I've only ever seen 4 digit version numbers (i.e. 9.x.x.x) but this one has five (9.4.2.11.1). Is that what it is supposed to be? Just want to make sure. I am one of the people with no serial number, so I can't get OTA updates. I'd like to flash it if this is the correct one.
 

RamAir02

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Thank you so much for posting this method of updating. It worked perfectly. I was rooted and had removed some bloatware without backing up first. Thus, the latest update would fail. With this method I was able to successfully update to the latest GPS fix update. Thanks again.
 

indiscriminant

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The update that is. 11.1 was an advanced update beyond the original OTA released the same day that is supposed to have a few more bug fixes in it including preventing the reboot problems. There is a long thread in the development forums if you want more info. It is also mirrored and hosted there as it is no longer on my drobox as I reached my limit.

Hope that helps!
 

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    So like some other people I saw, I was able to download the new firmware but it failed during the installation. Tried with root. Tried without root. Nothing worked. Apparently if you mess with any of the apps/bloatware that come it may not work.

    Here is how I fixed it:

    Goto ASUS.com, goto SUPPORT>DOWNLOADS>Put in Transformer Prime. Select Android OS and then FIRMWARE. Download this: Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Firmware: V9.4.2.7 Only for US SKU (Android 4.0.3)

    It will be a ~300mb zip file. Once its downloaded, extract it, its a zip inside of a zip. Once you get the new zip, place it on /sdcard/ and power off your device.

    Once I turned mine BACK on, I went to System, About Tablet and checked for a FW upgrade. It saw the file I put on and allowed me to reinstall 4.0.3 ICS, afterwhich I was able to get tonights OTA.

    I know this isnt anything special, but trying to get info out of the current thread is tough.

    If your device doesn't see an update after you put the zip on your tab, try powering off, holding POWER and VOLUME DOWN and then pressing VOLUME UP once you get to the screen with tiny text. It will attempt to update that way but fail, and youll get a message once you get back to your homescreen that a update failed and you can attempt it again that way.
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    I will help out everyone and go a step further, here is the direct download of version 11, feel free to mirror if someone knows how. Just throw me some thanks for posting it for you.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4583587/US_epad-user-9.4.2.11.1-20120118-1535-UpdateLauncher.zip

    Says it will take about 30 minutes to upload.
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    Same here almost got it once but failed to locate it , said update downloaded check notifications, which i did and found nothing , now continues to not connect after an hour of trying

    Go to: Settings > Apps > All > Scroll down and click on DMClient > Clear Cache, Clear Data, Force Stop > Turn off your prime > hold vol down + power and select Android icon to cold boot > Check for updates again and the notification should work
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