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

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cheltenham2004

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The Tenth update for the Infinity is out 29/05 Version 10.6.1.14.8-20130514 4.2.1 :good: (Versions can be downloaded from the link)

Release Notes to follow


Direct Link for Download (link now live)

http://www.asus.com/Tablets_Mobile/ASUS_Transformer_Pad_Infinity_TF700T/#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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KilerG

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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.
 

sag365

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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!
 

d14b0ll0s

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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.
 

KilerG

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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.

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.
 

MartyHulskemper

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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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KilerG

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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.
 

MartyHulskemper

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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? ;)
 

reluttr

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Didnt asus say they had a update planned before the US release? It seems like I read it in one of the reviews somewhere...
 

ZigmaDK

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Is it just me wondering this, or why are they releasing a firmware update that updates Google apps?

Isn't that what the Play Store is for?

The only thing I'm looking forward to is getting Jelly Bean eventually :)
 

MartyHulskemper

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Is it just me wondering this, or why are they releasing a firmware update that updates Google apps?

Isn't that what the Play Store is for?

The only thing I'm looking forward to is getting Jelly Bean eventually :)

Yup, that's what bewildered me a well. I'd rather have them bring JB, alleviate the I/O issues and stop 'fixing' the camera and bring some Gapps.
 

tha_kreature

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Is it just me wondering this, or why are they releasing a firmware update that updates Google apps?

Isn't that what the Play Store is for?

The only thing I'm looking forward to is getting Jelly Bean eventually :)

Agreed. I wish it didn't include G+ at all really. No intentions of using it.

You can however disable built-in apps!
- go to control-panel/apps
- select all
- uninstall any updates for the app you hate/want to remove
- now that app is clean/original you can click "disable"

App should now not be listed anymore and playstore will no longer search for updates on it (or atleast should not).
 
Jan 3, 2010
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Hey there,

sadly the update doesn't seem to work for me. I checked for new updates, downloaded it and tried to install but the Infinity restarted after a while saying the update failed. When I check for updates now it tells me there aren't any available.

Could this be because I rooted the TF700T before?
 
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    The Tenth update for the Infinity is out 29/05 Version 10.6.1.14.8-20130514 4.2.1 :good: (Versions can be downloaded from the link)

    Release Notes to follow


    Direct Link for Download (link now live)

    http://www.asus.com/Tablets_Mobile/ASUS_Transformer_Pad_Infinity_TF700T/#support

    ****************

    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

    *****************

    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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    Right, I tried this and discussed it further with d14b0ll0s. I just couldn't get it to work.
    I already have the .22 CN version pre-installed. I tried WW, US and TW but none would work. Once I enter recovery it just can't find the update files.
    It's irritating me that I can't use any of the Google apps including the Play Store, and the rest of the apps I have are mostly in Chinese.

    If anyone has an idea, I'd love to hear it.

    Hello ...

    download the update file (TW or WW or whatever you want) from the ASUS download page.
    You have to decompress the ZIP File. Then you have the actual update ZIP file (TW_epad-user-9.4.5.22.zip or WW_epad-user-9.4.5.22.zip).
    You have to rename the File to "EP201_768_SDUPDATE.zip" (Important: write big!) and copy the File to the root of a FAT32 formated microSD Card and insert the same into your Tab.
    Now, reboot into recovery and the update install will begin without any verification of Software Version. After the update, your Data and Programms are still there.
    I had installed the WW Version on a TW and it runs perfect.

    I hope i understand your problem correct and could help you ... and sorry for my bad English.

    Greetings Andy
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    Is it just me wondering this, or why are they releasing a firmware update that updates Google apps?

    Isn't that what the Play Store is for?

    The only thing I'm looking forward to is getting Jelly Bean eventually :)

    Agreed. I wish it didn't include G+ at all really. No intentions of using it.

    You can however disable built-in apps!
    - go to control-panel/apps
    - select all
    - uninstall any updates for the app you hate/want to remove
    - now that app is clean/original you can click "disable"

    App should now not be listed anymore and playstore will no longer search for updates on it (or atleast should not).
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    The first update for the infinity is out version V9.4.5.22

    attached the change log :D

    it is the tw version at the moment the ww version should be out in a few days

    ++ OTA update to 9.4.5.22 now out for ww 13th July ++
    Firmware Update V9.4.5.22 for specific regions has been officially released:
    JP - Japan
    CN - China
    US - United States
    WW - Presuming for Europe region
    TW - Taiwan
    http ://support .asus .com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=ASUS+Transformer+Pad+Infinity+TF700T&p=20&s=16