Looks like I am going to have to send this into Asus. Has anyone had any experience with the repair of Asus and how much does it cost?
Just got off the phone with Asus and they told me $202 estimated for repair + shipping.
I am going to send it off and see what they say.
Last edited by mtritsch; 01-21-2013 at 03:49 PM.
After a couple of Days of searching and Tireless calls. I found out that you are right. It DOES NOT work with the JB bootloader at all. Asus has set it up so you cannot access NVFLASH from APX mode. So for us unlucky individuals that had their tablet come with JB and did this well we are out of luck until Asus allows access to NVFlash inside JB. This would have to break the 128 bit encryption that they have setup. If you have not updated to Jelly Bean then you are still in luck.
Here are some options that were presented to me that I am going to pass on to everyone else
1. Send to Asus. This option will cost at least 200 dollars and they charge you for shipping. Me I avoided this option
2. Purchase a Motherboard for the tablet and replace it yourself. If you are not familiar with repairing the Tablet Check Youtube or you may want to ask someone for assistance
3. Purchase a used Tablet and Sell the broken one to someone else. Since the Tablet is just bricked and the screen is still good someone may want to purchase it to replace their screen.
4. Purchase a new Tablet
The third option is the one I am going with as I have credits with Amazon. I felt like I should share the information that I came across.
I bricked my Tf300TG too. I can access only APX. Has no sens to change the mainbord only becouse Asus restrict the access on NVFLASH. If we will sign the petition from XDA forum I believe we have chances to get access.
I did tens of changes or upgrade on my Galaxy S2 and I never seen any problems and any restrictions.
I not recommend to anyone to buy Asus tablet.
I'm very frustrated.
Last edited by atoma1972; 02-16-2013 at 06:37 PM.
Before go all crazy on ASUS you guys must admit that you knew that there was a risk! Something can go wrong when it comes to flashing stuff. And going wrong here means hell braking loose, it's a brick we talking about. So you assumed the risks and kept going doing whatever you wanted to do.
That doesn't mean I don't understand your frustration, I totally do! That sucks! But that was purely your choice to do whatever you wanted to your tablet. And that's a good thing, actually.
You can't blame anyone for that, except you. My tablet is ASUS, my computer was built on ASUS hardware (motherboard, VGA, DVD Drive). I never had any problem! Scam is a string word, I believe.
I assume all my actions and definitely is my fault for my bricked tablet BUT I can't forget that this is just an Asus restriction, not a real damage. I payed for this tablet and this hardware is my property now but Asus restrict me to using it as I want, and that, my friend is frustrating.
Asus, for this "damage" change the mainboard ( that cost is 60% from a new one) instead to reflash it....!
Last edited by atoma1972; 02-16-2013 at 06:35 PM.
Oh, you can use it as you want, and so you did. You (as me) just want ASUS to give us something more. But I hear you. I just didn't agree with the scam part. I actually like ASUS very much for a long time. I really dig their hardware.I assume all my actions and definitely is my fault for my bricked tablet BUT I can forget that this is an Asus restriction, not a real damage. I payed for this tablet and this hardware is my property now but Asus restrict me to using it as I want, and that, my friend is frustrating.
There's a petition on XDA, I believe. I signed it. I actually sent ASUS an e-mail and got the following answer.
Dear Mr. mizifih,
Thank you for providing your valuable feedback to us. Your email has been documented for review and hopefully the utility will become available in the near future.
ASUS Customer Care Team
Thank you Mizifih for sharing Asus answer. You make me more optimistic.
Hello all bricked owners. I have seen for the prime machine that letting the battery to die flat will reset the system sometime successfully is anyone has tried?
Did you managed to unbrick it. Would you share with all of us? Many thanks.