Monday, September 24, 2012

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Review

  1. Small Slim and beautiful -- I think 5-10mm think 38-40mm face
  2. Beautiful band and case
  3. Sucks at keeping time (loses +/- ~15 seconds a day)
  4. Terrible Service options (I still don't have my Royal Oak back)

NVFlash for Tf700T available pre .30 only

NVFlash is out for our TF700T.  it is for pre .30 firmware only apparently ASUS has some code in the new bootloader that prevents writing to NVFlash sector (facepalm). 

Thursday, September 20, 2012 WW OTA Available, Download, ASUS Pulled TF700T Firmware from Site

Although has been pulled by ASUS off of thier support site yesterday they just released WW version OTA. is a great way to get back to ICS from JB Port via TWRP (I'd flash twice and factory reset).  I'm going to provide a download link here, but will not be held responsible for anything you do with it.  For example although the firmware worked for me and others it may brick your device, there may be some reason to ASUS' madness.

Here's what we know about
  1. update increases I/O slightly.
  2. .26 Root Method Still Valid
  3. New Boot and recovery partition written
    1. apparently more compatible with JB
Download Mirrors Below:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

TF700T Roms

So the development community for the TF201 TF300 and Nexus are more evolved than for the TF700T, however, recently we've been seeing an uptick in the development for the TF700T which is great since I've been unlocked the development hasn't blown me away yet, but that's a different post.

I think the TF700T will develop a great development community because its overall well executed and shares many similarities (be them updated) with other devices that receive quick google updates.

Here's a list of some of the TF700T ROMs available and any impressions I've had with them:

TF700 Benchmark vs Jelly Bean vs .26 vs Performance Mode

TF700T Benchmarks across Firmware and Performance Mode
I usually do not do actual research for this blog let alone whip out excel and make a chart but as dre says today is a new day.  Please feast your eyes on the first actual bit of fact produced by this blog, but as Plato said a fact is not truth and has no form.  So perhaps my blog fits Plato's definition if Episteme = alethes doxa + logos.

A few updates: JB Official Performance: 13084, JB Balanced 12528.Clemsyn 2.2 on cleanrom 2.3 14999.

TF700T returns you from TF300T Jelly Bean

Edit: Download

ASUS it seems has noticed the pain of many cross platform adopters of the tf300 Jelly Bean release and found themselves unable to revert to ICS with the same performance, and their new TF700t Firmware returns you to a state where TF700T users can flash either ICS or JB roms on the same bootloader.

I however, have had a little too much Jelly Bean.  Not because of the Android firmware, which was relatively fast for a raw port and sleek but because of the port issues which included 3D HDMI not working, fullscreen 1080p output not working, portrait mode corruption, and no ability to adjust away from the maximum superIPS+ high brightness of the TF700T.  (This resulted in about 4 hours of screen time.) 

The performance is also fully restored through this mode.  AnTuTu tested 13478 on .26 12199 on TF300t Jelly Bean and 13600 on .30.  I'm thankful to have tabby 2 back to her old self (actually slightly faster) self.  As much as I hate privacy invasion presented by dmclient and android I do enjoy this tablet on her stock firmware.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tegra 3 Performance Modes - TF700T, TF300T, TF-201 Performance Modes Power Saving, Balanced

I've seen this thread come up a few times on multiple forums and thought I'd provide a google findable explanation of the different ASUS "Performance Modes".  I'm going to add reference links and benchmarks as time progresses.  Overall the amount of work completed is about the same on the various modes, but if your not doing a clock for clock comparison (e.g. just checking email or watching a video vs benchmarks constantly cycling) the various modes do enjoy a delta of on screen time available, I would guess about 2 hours difference in idle screen time per mode. EDIT: I did some "research" and made a "graph." 

Asus TF700T Review

This is a follow up thread to my initial impressions of the "tf700t vs tf-201" with approximately one week of heavy use.  I found myself drawn to this gadget and ended up using it way too much and that's competing against gadget first round draft picks.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Tf700t vs Tf-201 Prime vs Infinity

I just got a tf700t to replace the tf201 through awesome customer service. I also bought a two year warranty so i think it was a classic Michael Scott, win-win-win, situation.  Not worrying about being unlocked and rom'd is awesome!