Update ASUS Transformer TF101 with Android 4.2 CM10.1 Jelly Bean Pre-Alpha Custom ROM

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An early developmental Android 4.2 ROM for ASUS EeePad Transformer TF101 is now available! CyanogenMod 10.1 developers have been playing around with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean AOSP code to get the latest Android 4.2 on all the devices. EeePad Transformer TF101 can now be updated to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean firmware with a custom ROM. This firmware is a very early build and many things do not work, but you can atleast see what Android 4.2 has for you. You can easily install Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on EeePad Transformer TF101 using this tutorial below.

As you read further, we will guide you how to backup your important data, some other important tips and then tell you how to update EeePad Transformer TF101 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean firmware using a custom recovery. Please read all the tips given below carefully, as you will need to wipe out all your personal data and apps from the internal storage. Let’s continue below to the tutorial.

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Android 4.2 CM10.1 Jelly Bean Pre-Alpha Details:

Here are the details of the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean early developmental ROM for the ASUS EeePad Transformer TF101:

What works:

  • Boots, of course
  • General Android 4.2 system
  • Basic 2D/3D elements
  • Internal (emulated) SD Card
  • External SD Card (automounting works, too)
  • Reboot menu (recovery)
  • Screenshot option
  • Dock Lid System
  • WiFi

What does not work:

  • Sound/Audio (Gonna need a new HAL)
  • OMX (graphics acceleration)
  • Bluetooth
  • Camera
  • …maybe more

ASUS EeePad Transformer USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android tablet with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for ASUS EeePad Transformer properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download ASUS EeePad Transformer USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your tablet, we strongly recommend you to also backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing tablet set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android tablet to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your tablet goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your tablet might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your tablet is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

UPDATE: A more stable Android 4.1.2 CM10 is available for this tablet. Read the tutorial here!

All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update EeePad Transformer TF101 to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean custom ROM.

  • Junior Oliveira

    Hello, I had a problem after a long time, I tried to do the whole process, step by step, and installed normally, the problem is when you will start the firmware, is eternally the theme presentation, turning the lights around the name CyanogemMod , what should I do? Please wait answer, Thanks