[CWM][6.0.2.3 / 5.5.0.4] Official CWM Recovery for JB/ICS + ROOT

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XpLoDWilD

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Hi everyone!

I'm proud to present CWM recovery for our beloved TF300T !

Code:
#include 
/*
* Your warranty is now void.
*
* I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
* do some research if you have any concerns about this recovery
* before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
*/


Requirements:
  • TF300T :)
  • Fastboot (Included in Android SDK, or Google for a recent version. SDK is the best way to go.)
  • Unlocked bootloader (look on Asus Support Download)


Step-by-step guide
  1. Download the right CWM version. If you are running official Jelly Bean ASUS rom, you need the Jelly Bean version. Otherwise, take the normal version.
  2. Unlock your bootloader with Asus Unlock app
  3. Connect your tablet to your computer
  4. Shutdown your tablet
  5. Hold Power + Vol Down until a message appears (it doesn't appear anymore on Jelly Bean bootloader) ("Press Vol. Up to enter RCK (5s)") : DON'T PRESS VOL UP
  6. After 5 seconds, a new menu appears (if it's not already there). Press Vol Down once to change to the USB icon, then press Vol. Up to validate (you have to do this in less than 10 seconds, otherwise your tablet will boot Android OS)
  7. At this point, your computer should recognize Fastboot device (Windows will notify you here, OSX/Linux stays calm)
  8. Flash recovery image with fastboot: fastboot -i 0x0B05 flash recovery recovery.img (if we suppose recovery.img is in your current directory)
  9. Once the operation is done, type fastboot -i 0x0B05 reboot to reboot your tablet

You now have CWM installed. To access it, shutdown your tablet and press Power + Vol Down, then either press Vol Up before the 5s timeout or press Vol Up on the "RCK" icon. After a few seconds, you'll be in CWM interface.



- Can I backup/restore at anytime?
Yes, you can use all CWM features without any restriction.

- Can it break something?
Even in case of error during fastboot, only your recovery partition will be broken. You can reflash it as many times as you want via fastboot, and even with a broken recovery partition you can still successfully boot your tablet.

- Does this bring root?
See second post.

- Does it work with any firmware?
Yes.

- I wiped everything but didn't put a ROM on my sdcard, what to do?!
Calm down, you're not bricked, you're just a bit dumb. Go in "Install zip from sdcard" until you reach list files, so the sdcard is mounted. Then, open a command prompt, and do "adb push c:\path\to\the\rom.zip /sdcard/". Wait, and once done your rom.zip will appear in the files list when you go back and forth in files list.


If you have any question, feel free to discuss in this topic. You can also join us on Freenode, #teamhacksung-support (don't be afraid, people there are mostly Samsung ;))

If you want to support me, hit the Donate to me button up ahead under my nickname. It's greatly appreciated.
 

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XpLoDWilD

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After flashing CWM, you might also want root. It's easy, just flash the attached zip :)


REFLASHING STOCK ROM

At anytime, as long as you have CWM installed, you can flash Asus' official stock ROMs.
Unzip ONCE the ZIP you download from Asus. You should have another zip. Flash this ZIP with CWM.
 

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EndlessDissent

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[*]At this point, your computer should recognize Fastboot device (Windows only)
[*]Flash recovery image with fastboot: fastboot flash -i 0x0B05 flash recovery recovery.img (if we suppose recovery.img is in your current directory)

So... Why is this part Windows only? I have the Linux version of ADB and Fastboot, and I've never had any problems. I'm not trying to brick my tablet, though, so I'll heed the warning since you're the dev. But this is very disappointing because I don't have Windows. Is there a method to flash this in Linux? I was under the impression that fastboot was the same regardless of OS.
 
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pendragon11

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I pressed thanks, but I wanted to say it too.
Thanks very much

Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T using XDA Premium HD app
 
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wideopn11

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Successfully unlocked, but when I get to "starting fastboot usb download protocol" I either get cannot load '0x0B05' or waiting for device. I'm not new to fastboot or adb, been using on my galaxy s and nexus for a long time. I get adb to see my device when its on. Do I need to manually set the driver in fastboot mode?
 

Berzerker7

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Successfully unlocked, but when I get to "starting fastboot usb download protocol" I either get cannot load '0x0B05' or waiting for device. I'm not new to fastboot or adb, been using on my galaxy s and nexus for a long time. I get adb to see my device when its on. Do I need to manually set the driver in fastboot mode?

Yep. I'm gettin' the same thing.
 

wideopn11

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Is 0x0B05 supposed to be vendor ID?
On my nexus its just "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img"
I'm getting frustrated trying to figure this out.
 

royredman

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Please Help!!

has anyone confirmed that the TF300t is capable of running the Transformer Primes custom roms?
 

XpLoDWilD

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(NOOB ALERT)
So for step 7 where do I put the .img?

Thanks,
Jordan


Put it in the same folder as fastboot




Is 0x0B05 supposed to be vendor ID?
On my nexus its just "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img"
I'm getting frustrated trying to figure this out.


Somehow fastboot won't detect it if you don't force vendor ID




So... Why is this part Windows only? I have the Linux version of ADB and Fastboot, and I've never had any problems. I'm not trying to brick my tablet, though, so I'll heed the warning since you're the dev. But this is very disappointing because I don't have Windows. Is there a method to flash this in Linux? I was under the impression that fastboot was the same regardless of OS.


I was just referring to the "New hardware found" message, only on windows :)




Successfully unlocked, but when I get to "starting fastboot usb download protocol" I either get cannot load '0x0B05' or waiting for device. I'm not new to fastboot or adb, been using on my galaxy s and nexus for a long time. I get adb to see my device when its on. Do I need to manually set the driver in fastboot mode?

Make sure you typed the command properly

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using XDA
 
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    Hi everyone!

    I'm proud to present CWM recovery for our beloved TF300T !

    Code:
    #include 
    /*
    * Your warranty is now void.
    *
    * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    * do some research if you have any concerns about this recovery
    * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
    */


    Requirements:
    • TF300T :)
    • Fastboot (Included in Android SDK, or Google for a recent version. SDK is the best way to go.)
    • Unlocked bootloader (look on Asus Support Download)


    Step-by-step guide
    1. Download the right CWM version. If you are running official Jelly Bean ASUS rom, you need the Jelly Bean version. Otherwise, take the normal version.
    2. Unlock your bootloader with Asus Unlock app
    3. Connect your tablet to your computer
    4. Shutdown your tablet
    5. Hold Power + Vol Down until a message appears (it doesn't appear anymore on Jelly Bean bootloader) ("Press Vol. Up to enter RCK (5s)") : DON'T PRESS VOL UP
    6. After 5 seconds, a new menu appears (if it's not already there). Press Vol Down once to change to the USB icon, then press Vol. Up to validate (you have to do this in less than 10 seconds, otherwise your tablet will boot Android OS)
    7. At this point, your computer should recognize Fastboot device (Windows will notify you here, OSX/Linux stays calm)
    8. Flash recovery image with fastboot: fastboot -i 0x0B05 flash recovery recovery.img (if we suppose recovery.img is in your current directory)
    9. Once the operation is done, type fastboot -i 0x0B05 reboot to reboot your tablet

    You now have CWM installed. To access it, shutdown your tablet and press Power + Vol Down, then either press Vol Up before the 5s timeout or press Vol Up on the "RCK" icon. After a few seconds, you'll be in CWM interface.



    - Can I backup/restore at anytime?
    Yes, you can use all CWM features without any restriction.

    - Can it break something?
    Even in case of error during fastboot, only your recovery partition will be broken. You can reflash it as many times as you want via fastboot, and even with a broken recovery partition you can still successfully boot your tablet.

    - Does this bring root?
    See second post.

    - Does it work with any firmware?
    Yes.

    - I wiped everything but didn't put a ROM on my sdcard, what to do?!
    Calm down, you're not bricked, you're just a bit dumb. Go in "Install zip from sdcard" until you reach list files, so the sdcard is mounted. Then, open a command prompt, and do "adb push c:\path\to\the\rom.zip /sdcard/". Wait, and once done your rom.zip will appear in the files list when you go back and forth in files list.


    If you have any question, feel free to discuss in this topic. You can also join us on Freenode, #teamhacksung-support (don't be afraid, people there are mostly Samsung ;))

    If you want to support me, hit the Donate to me button up ahead under my nickname. It's greatly appreciated.
    62

    After flashing CWM, you might also want root. It's easy, just flash the attached zip :)


    REFLASHING STOCK ROM

    At anytime, as long as you have CWM installed, you can flash Asus' official stock ROMs.
    Unzip ONCE the ZIP you download from Asus. You should have another zip. Flash this ZIP with CWM.
    7
    Really must be missing something obvious ...

    Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T using XDA Premium HD app

    Let's re-do it step by step:

    • Put fastboot.exe and recovery.img in C:\recovery\
    • Open cmd, type "cd c:\recovery"
    • Connect your tablet in fastboot mode
    • type fastboot -i 0x0B05 flash recovery recovery.img

    There's no reason it wouldn't work
    5
    Hi there, updated the first post with a recovery for Jelly Bean bootloader. Also, it does now support external SD, and fixed a few things.

    Please DO NOT upgrade to JB bootloader for now, as you'd loose nvflash support.
    5
    Here is the Video guide to set up CWM on your TF300. I hope you like it ;)


    If this helped in any way, please feel free to press the THANKS button and if you do happen to have a few clicks to spare, please go to our channel to LIKE, COMMENT and SUBSCRIBE as we'd really appreciate it, Thanks in advance :D