How To Install Rooted Stock ICS ROM on Eee Pad Transformer

Operating System OTA updates do not work on rooted devices with custom ROMs on them as ROM developers removes the functionality or disables it. The only way by which you can install an OTA update is by going back to the stock state, which is time consuming. MrNago, from the XDA-Developer community, has released a stock yet rooted Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for TF101 which is flashable via CWM recovery and it doesn’t require you to go back to the stock state. This tutorial explains how you can swiftly install the rooted stock ICS ROM on your Eee Pad Transformer without any bummers. Make sure you follow the steps very prudently. If you find yourself stuck in a conundrum, feel free to comment below.

What works and what doesn’t work:

The developer has stated that this is a stock ROM, though rooted, so everything just works. Incase you find any bugs, please let us know in the comments section below.

Prerequisites

  • Before you install any ROM on your phone, it is always advisable to take a back up of your phone’s data. Backing up your contacts is easy and you can back up all your contacts to your phone’s SD Card.
  • To back up your applications, I recommend you to use ASTRO File Manager which also allows cloud storage.

DisclaimerBlogoTech is not responsible for any damage that might be caused to your device during this process though the possibility of any damage is negligible. Try this at your own risk.

Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 Android 4.0 ICS ROM

Steps To Install Stock ICS ROM on Eee Pad Transformer

  1. Download the ROM package from here (312.5MBs)
  2. Connect your device to computer using USB in Mass storage mode and simply copy-paste the file into the SD card.
  3. Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. If you don’t know how to do so, just open ROM Manager and press “Reboot to Recovery”
  4. Once you’re in, select wipe data/factory reset. Then, in advanced, select wipe Dalvik cache as well as wipe cache.
  5. After that, Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard > Select the ZIP file and wait for it to install (When installing the zip, the bar will stop, don’t freak out. Just wait a few minutes)
  6. After installation is complete, Go back to the main menu and select reboot system now
  7. That’s it. You now have the rooted stock Ice Cream Sandwich ROM on your Eee Pad Transformer!

If you face any issues, feel free to comment below and we’ll try our best to help you resolve your problem 

  • onlybob

    I followed the instructions step by step. Everything works but one problem: when i connect the tablet(in debugging mode or not) nothing happens and Asus Sync doesnt detect the transformer. Other ROMS didnt seem to have this problem.

    • Suyash

      ASUS Sync won’t detect custom ROMs and I guess this ROM has disabled Asus Sync.

  • Onlybob

    Well that’s not good! Also some custom roms DO allow Asus Sync to work. I have abandoned this method and downloaded Viperboy Primer. This method is the best way to root the Tf101 (mine had a firmware of 9.x.x.11).

  • somanna

    heyy i install this rom and it worked just fine…but my laptop is not recognizin the deviceonce i connect the usb…i installed the drivers also its not working..can you help!!!

  • Charles

    Followed the steps…. did system reboot….standard opening ui appeared for 3 seconds, then I came back in CWM, could only do another system reboot but the same happened again. I seem to be in a loop. Can not do anything else but look at CWM…lol Please help me out

    • http://www.blogotechblog.com Lalit Indoria

      Did you flash the zip file?

  • Charles

    Yes, Lalit, I did. Placed the zip on my sdcard and flashed it. Not on my micro sd

    • http://www.blogotechblog.com Lalit Indoria

      What happens after you flash and reboot?

    • Charles

      After I flash I come back in CWM, have to select Reboot, then I come back in CWM again. No end to that….lol

    • http://www.blogotechblog.com Lalit Indoria

      Do you have a nandroid backup? Try to restore it

    • http://www.blogotechblog.com Lalit Indoria

      Else, use this tutorial to install a different ROM. Copy the ROM zip file and flash this ROM http://www.blogotechblog.com/2012/03/how-to-install-team-eos-ice-cream-sandwich-rom-on-eee-pad-transformer/