Update ASUS EeePad Transformer TF101 to Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Jelly Bean Custom ROM

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Just a few days ago, we posted about an Android 4.1.2 ROM for ASUS EeePad Transformer TF101. Well, now we have Android 4.2.1 CyanogenMod 10.1 ROM for download. This ROM is still in alpha stage and there are several bugs, but you can give it a try on your Transformer TF101 and see what new features does Android 4.2.1 bring with itself. EeePad Transformer TF101 can now be updated to Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Jelly Bean firmware with a custom firmware – unofficially. You can easily install Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Jelly Bean ROM 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 4.2.1 CM10.1 Jelly Bean firmware using a custom recovery. Any recovery, ClockworkMod or TWRP, would be fine as long as it is not stock recovery. 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 4.2.1 CM10.1 Jelly Bean Details:

NOTE: Since this is a nightly build, make sure you know that after installing this firmware update, your Android device can get FC errors, boot loops, several other bugs, apps might not work or worse, your phone might not boot. To fix, you will have to reinstall stock firmware or any other stable custom ROM.

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 Android 4.2.1 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 Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Jelly Bean 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.

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All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update EeePad Transformer TF101 to Android 4.2.1 CM10.1 Jelly Bean custom ROM.

  • Ross Campbell

    Thinking of taking the plunge this weekend, would I get improved battery life and performance with this upgrade?

  • Ross Campbell

    Thinking of taking the plunge this weekend, would I get improved battery life and performance with this upgrade?