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Transformer Pad TF300T gets its first custom ROM

CyanogenMod 9 now arrives for the Transformer TF300T tablets, but unlocking the bootloader will void you from the warranty provided by Asus

Asus developers are starting to create custom ROMs for the 10inch tablets as they now offers a way for the users to unblock the bootloader on the Transformer Pad TF300T. This TF300T sports an NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core processor along with an optional keyboard docking station.

This model can basically be called as the cheaper version of the Transformer Prime tablets. This model is basically has a lower battery life, a slower CPU and even a lower resolution camera from the Prime and because of these features the price of the product is also $100 lower than the Transformer Prime tablets.

This model is basically shipped with Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich but now you will also be able to run custom versions of Android on this tab too. There is now a CyanogenMod 9 version for the TF300T tabs, which is an experimental build Android.

The designers have commented as the CM9 which are being ported on this device is designed to provide an improved performance and even offer special features which are not even included in a standard Android 4.0 environment. Along with all these as the platform is still in early stages of release in some of the cases they might not be fully functional.

Till now there’s only a partial support for the transferring files to and from a PC using a USB connection. And apart from that Installing the CM 9 will also void the warranty. Asus has also informed that unlocking your bootloader in enough to void the warranty for the device, even if you are using the tools that are also supported by Asus.   


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-05-29 (Update: 2012-05-29)