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    Unlocked Bootloader, Root, NVflash, Custom Recovery, Custom Rom. Yeah or Nah?

    Just curious if other members found it worth doing everything in the title of this post just to be able to run a custom rom. I am not a advanced android user but I have managed to root, setup NVflash, install custom recovery and install custom roms on 3 other devices. Of course none of them cost as much as this tablet (not counting the dock). I have never had to unlock bootloader nor did I have to use adb and its codes to install nvflash, so I am inexperienced in that area. There seems to be a lot of steps involved with the chance of bricking your expensive tablet at just about every step. I guess in a round about way what I am asking, is the return you get from doing all of this worth it. Are the custom roms that much better than Asus OTA stock firmware? Please help me to make this decision?
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    Unlocked Bootloader, Root, NVflash, Custom Recovery, Custom Rom. Yeah or Nah?

    I did root n ROM my TF101, but the boot loader isn't locked.

    The advantages to rooting and ROMing a phone is almost a no brained. For a tablet, not so much. There are ways to back up apps on a stock tablet, ways to disable stock apps. These are two of the most compelling reasons to root. Another for phones is tethering, but on a tablet this does not really make sense.

    Just curious why you are thinking of running a custom ROM?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederuco View Post
    I did root n RIM my TF101, but the boot loader isn't locked.

    The advantages to rooting and ROMing a phone is almost a no brained. For a tablet, not so much. There are ways to. Ack up apps on a stock tablet, ways to disable stock apps. These are two of the most compelling reasons to root. Another for phones is tethering, but on a tablet this does not really make sense.

    Just curious why you are thinking of running a custom ROM?
    I have rooted and installed custom roms on 3 devices. On 2 of them it was not a great leap in improving the device, 1 device was so under developed by the manufacturer that it begged for. rooting and custom rom. I t was one of the first tegra 2 devices and was running Froyo. Even though it only had. 512mb of ram the development community has JB smoothly running on it and that includes some high resource hungry games. The Asus does not seem to fit that category, it seems to be fairly well thought out compared to the Viewsonic G tablet. I. am not seriously thinking of installing a custom rom, I am just curious if many people thought it was worth putting a custom rom on the Asus and takeing a chance of bricking their, what I think is expensive, tablet. Is the return worth the risk?

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    CleanROM on the Asus TF700t turns it into the device it was meant to be. I will never (and of course can never) go back.

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    Re: Unlocked Bootloader, Root, NVflash, Custom Recovery, Custom Rom. Yeah or Nah?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimicx10 View Post
    CleanROM on the Asus TF700t turns it into the device it was meant to be. I will never (and of course can never) go back.
    Can never go back? I installed. CleanROM also and I'm sure there is a process to return to stock or flash other custom ROMs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimicx10 View Post
    CleanROM on the Asus TF700t turns it into the device it was meant to be. I will never (and of course can never) go back.
    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyBiker View Post
    Can never go back? I installed. CleanROM also and I'm sure there is a process to return to stock or flash other custom ROMs.
    It is possible to go back to stock, just flash the stock ROM via CWM, but it is not possible to re-lock your bootloader from what I have seen unless you send it back to Asus.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederuco View Post
    It is possible to go back to stock, just flash the stock ROM via CWM, but it is not possible to re-lock your bootloader from what I have seen unless you send it back to Asus.
    There is a way to re-lock the bootloader. It's complicated. What little time I have, I've been experimenting around. As of now, I think I've found a way. It's a loophole in the asus upgrade process. Anyway, the safest way to go about this is continue to assume unlocking is permanent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimicx10 View Post
    CleanROM on the Asus TF700t turns it into the device it was meant to be. I will never (and of course can never) go back.
    Can someone explain what you people mean with this? Are there any comparison videos out there? I ran a few searches but didn't find any (maybe I'm blind ). I found guides How To Unlock but not real comparison custom ROM <> stock ROM.
    As a moderately experienced user (JB on all my apple devices, flashed psp etc) I am curious.

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    Re: Unlocked Bootloader, Root, NVflash, Custom Recovery, Custom Rom. Yeah or Nah?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frederuco View Post
    I did root n ROM my TF101, but the boot loader isn't locked.

    The advantages to rooting and ROMing a phone is almost a no brained. For a tablet, not so much. There are ways to back up apps on a stock tablet, ways to disable stock apps. These are two of the most compelling reasons to root. Another for phones is tethering, but on a tablet this does not really make sense.

    Just curious why you are thinking of running a custom ROM?
    It can be difficult. I am on 4.1 jb so I cannot do 1 click rooting. I've done ulocking but root not.

    Sent from Asus Infinity tablet

 

 
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