With the Transformer Pad 300 (TF300T) having gotten the official Android 4.1 update as well as many custom 4.1 ROMs, and even the original Transformer and Transformer Prime enjoying custom Jelly Bean ROMs, it’s high time people owning a Transformer Pad Infinity 700 were treated to some Jelly Bean goodness too, and today is their lucky day.
XDA Senior Member hiemanshu has released an unofficial build of CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) ROM for the Pad Infinity 700, which enables you to get a taste of Android 4.1 and all its features, along with the customization options and performance that CyanogenMod brings.
However, keep in mind that this is not an official ROM by ASUS. It is a custom ROM under development and may have a few issues in it. Also, it is based on stock Android, so any ASUS-specific features will not be available and a few apps will be different from their original versions (such as the camera or gallery).
There are currently the following issues in the ROM, as quoted from the source page (where the most updated list of issues can be found):
Not Working/Not Tested (as of 13 Sept ’12):
Let’s take a look at how CM10 can be installed on the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 (TF700).
This guide is applicable only for the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 700. Check your phone’s version in Settings – About Phone under “Pad EC version”. It has to be TF700 for this procedure to be compatible with your phone.
The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know completely what it is. If any damage occurs to your device, we won’t be held liable.
How to Install CM10 on Transformer Pad Infinity (TF700)
- This procedure will wipe all your apps, data and settings (but it will NOT touch your SD cards, so don’t worry about those). Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.
NOTE: Don’t forget to at least note down your network’s APN settings, which are required to make mobile data work. Go into Settings » More » Mobile Networks, click on the APN that is in use, then note down the setting for each field. While APN settings should be automatically restored from network, you can enter them manually if needed to make mobile data work. You can also find your APN details → here.
- Make sure the bootloader on your tablet is unlocked. Go to the Asus Support Page → here, select Android in the OS drop down menu, then select Utilities, then download the Unlock Device App utility, copy it to your tablet, install it and use it to unlock the bootloader. This will void your warranty and also erase all data on the SD card, so make a backup (see point 1).
- Make sure you have ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery installed on your tablet.
- Download the latest version of the ROM from the source page.
- Download the Google Apps package. This will install apps like Play Store, Gmail, etc. which are not present in the ROM by default.
Download Gapps | Filename: gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip
- Copy the downloaded zip files from step 4 and step 5 to the internal SD card (do not extract them, copy the zip files directly).
- Shut down the tablet. Then boot into CWM recovery. To do that, press and hold Volume Down + Power, until a message a few lines of white text appear in the upper-left corner of the screen, then let go of the buttons. Then, in less than 5 seconds, press the Volume Up button to enter CWM recovery.
In recovery, use the volume buttons to navigate/scroll and the power button to select.
- Perform a Nandroid Backup of your existing ROM, so that you can always restore it from recovery if something does not work out with this ROM. To perform a backup, select Backup and Restore –> On the next screen, select Backup again. Go back to main recovery menu after backup is complete.
- Select wipe data/factory reset, then select Yes on next screen to confirm. Wait a while till the data wipe is complete.
- Select install zip from sdcard, then select choose zip from sdcard. Scroll to the ROM file on the SD card and select it. Confirm installation by selecting Yes on the next screen. The ROM will start installing.
- After ROM installation completes, select choose zip from sdcard again, then select the gapps-jb-20120726-signed.zip file to install the Google apps package.
- After the installation is complete, select go back then select reboot system now to reboot the tablet and boot up into CM10.
NOTE: If you want to go back to your previous ROM, boot into recovery (as explained in step 7), select backup and restore, then select restore to restore your previous ROM.
CM10, based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now installed and running on your Transformer Pad Infinity 700. Visit the source page for more info and to get the latest updates on the ROM. Share your thoughts on the ROM in the comments.