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ASUS has just issued a quick and timely update stating when we will be seeing the bootloader unlock tool for their popular quad-core Transformer Prime tablet. I’m happy to announce that the official Twitter page @ASUS just tweeted the update software will be here in February — so it’s coming soon folks.

ASUS confirms bootloader unlock tool coming this February

I do have one concern though. The tweet actually says the update “should” be here this February, and not that it IS coming. It also says “root tool” and not bootloader specifically. Maybe the tweeter is just confused — or leaving room for doubt and possible delays. For those unfamiliar after the tablet begin shipping and users noticed the bootloader was locked there was quickly a public outcry from developers and buyers. Locked bootloaders make it near-impossible to customize things and run tweaked software — something that is a flourishing community in Android.

ASUS confirms bootloader unlock tool coming this February

The update today is good timing because its been more than a few weeks since the initial announcement and I’m sure users have been patiently waiting for some sort of details or timeline. We are expecting an online tool similar to the route HTC took on the same subject. February will be big for ASUS as they’ll hopefully be providing both this unlock tool, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates to the original Transformer.

Story Timeline

  • ASUS Transformer Prime Review on Dec 7th 2011
  • Transformer Prime users upset over 128-bit locked bootloader on Jan 2nd 2012
  • ASUS Transformer Prime: The "Unlock Our Bootloader" petition on Jan 3rd 2012
  • Asus US: Transformer Prime getting ICS January 12th, unlocked bootloader later on Jan 3rd 2012
  • ASUS Transformer Prime rooted -- bootloader will have to wait on Jan 3rd 2012
  • ASUS Transformer Prime 1-click root and unroot tool released [Update] on Jan 4th 2012
  • ASUS Transformer Prime 700 series hands-on on Jan 10th 2012
  • Asus Transformer Prime ICS update failing on some tablets on Jan 17th 2012
  • ASUS Transformer Prime GPS update coming now on Jan 18th 2012
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Display
  • Screen Size: 10.10 Inch
  • Resolution: 1280x800
  • Screen Type : IPS+
Dimension & Weight
  • Height: 10.35 Inch
  • Width: 7.12 Inch
  • Depth: .33 Inch
  • Weight: 586 Grams
Battery & Power
  • Lithium Polymer
  • Battery Capacity: 6579 mAh
  • Talk Time: NA
  • Stand By Time: NA
Software
  • 3.2.x
  • AAC
  • AAC+
  • MP3
  • WMA
  • h.263
  • h.264 / AVC
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
Hardware
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
Cellular Network
Device Connectivity
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Wi-Fi location

ASUS confirms bootloader unlock tool coming this February


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