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Asus Transformer Prime Ice Cream Sandwich Update Rolling Out Now

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The Asus Transformer Prime update to Ice Cream Sandwich is live now. If you own the device, check for it!

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Cheers Bill!

  • isnt the galaxy tab 10.1 suppose to get ics very soon?

  • Anthony Vella

    Wifi issues may be a problem but we can FINALLY REMOVE THE ASUS OVERLAY!!! ITS IN DEVELOPER OPTIONS, HELL YEA!!

  • David Parrella

    Updating now!!! WOOOOT!!!

  • Anonymous

    is the bootloader unlocked in this update?

    • Anonymous

      or should i say unlockable?

  • Anonymous

    Wtf Kellex you live in Troy? I live really close to there!

    • Anonymous

      no kellex lives in portland, the person who sent the screen shots in lives in troy

  • got it. now waiting on bionic ICS update.  Wondering how long it will take Motorola to get this to customers.

  • Anonymous

    What are the chances of ICS hitting sometime for those of use with that “ancient” TF101?? 

  • whackjester

    I checked for updates first for the .33 update and now for ICS and I get a message that there are no updates pending.  Do I need to do anything special?  What gives?

    • Make sure you have more than 50% battery, and i would just restart the device

  • Can’t wait! My Prime will be here tomorrow! Bring on ICS!

    • Anthony

      Same for me also!

  • Stephen Vanderwarker

    I entered the contest 😀

  • Anonymous

    So Kellex, what is in that “Developer options” section they put in there?

    • its where they put all the usb debugging stuff for making apps and testing them on a device. it also has the “force graphics acceleration” option and other things to show you where you are touch and when the screen is updating

  • Anthony Etter

    Well GPS works without wifi, wifi works with GPS/Bluetooth simultaneously now. No lagg, no sluggishness. I kept saying GPS and wifi/bluetooth was primarily software related. No problem ehh?

    • Anthony

      The fact that there isn’t a recall due to the hardware being an issue is BS and the FCC should consider it illegal.

      • There’s nothing wrong with it… Mine works great. It’s only in isolated incidents. I’m not happy about the new version coming out either, but It’s 100 more, and the screen is better and thats about it. 

        • Anthony

          But no one is considering this, a resolution of that many pixels will kill battery life, so take about 3 hours from battery life off. Is it really worth $100 for a screen and a fix to the issues already present? We should be allowed to send our tablets in and get the new backing…

          • QtDL

            This sounds reasonable. Why don’t you call up Asus CS and discuss it with them? It may be covered under the warranty.

          • lol my transformer lasts me up to 6 days on a single charge. If 3 hours is lost, im sure i wont notice it

  • Anthony

    Is there a skin overlay to the ICS version? Can we disable this skin like the Android Engineer said a couple months ago?

    • Very minimal overlay… basically just the soft keys. They have that white asus look to them that you can see above. That’s all that I noticed on mine. 

      • Anthony

        They said that we could disable the ASUS overlay completely. Is there an option to do this?

        • Anonymous

          probably disable the launcher in the settings, not sure though.

          • Anthony Vella

            You can actually completely remove the overlay without reloading also! That is probably my favorite feature because I basically now have a Nexus tablet 😛

          • Anonymous

            How exactly do you do that? Specifics?

          • Anonymous

            How exactly do you do that? Specifics?

  • Nice psot realluy nice ! Good work!

  • MarshalD

    Is that Troy, Ohio?

  • Joelseph

    Sweet – hopefully they come through with the update on the TF101 soon! : )

  • Anonymous

    I hate the skin, seriously what is wrong with the STOCK buttons? Why do manufacturers always change these buttons when they looked perfectly fine before?

    • Raven

      I personally prefer the look of the ASUS buttons to stock.  Each to their own.  I have read that the ASUS customizations can be easily turned off, but I do not know any more about it than that.

      • Anthony Vella

        Every customization can be turned off, I love it 😛

      • Anonymous

        My prime is on the way, could you tell me or point me to the steps and possible apps to unlock, root, and rootkeep? Thanx much.

  • yeah! waiting for the bionics ICS update.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Check your GPS.. apparently, the first GPS fiasco was not enough and now they apparently gave GPS a lobotomy and removed the ability to turn it on and use it. It looks to be gone from the quick settings menu and well as not being able to turn it on in the settings or see it in GPS Test.

    You must be f****** kidding me. Now they decided for us that we cannot even have it??

    • Ryan C

      What!? I actually like that customized notifications panel. Although i didnt always use GPS before it was cool to have it on there. any way we can put that back in with some mod? and does that mean that GPS is removed if the gps.config file is removed?

    • turn on/off gps is still in the settings menu and the symbol also came on in the status bar

  • Here you go, Kellex, in case you want to embed: 
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKkSr0W62A4

  • Tkimball00

    Got it! Now waiting for the bionics ICS update.

  • Anonymous

    and the moto xoom developer device strikes again… well maybe “in the coming months” we can get this too.. I wish manufactures would release the info need for the devs to be able to put together custom roms with working cameras and the baseband so we could get 4g working. There have been ICS roms avaible for the wifi version for a few weeks now (minus the camera of course) created by the community and if they had the camera and baseband we would already have fully running ICS on the device that’s supposed to get the updates as they become avaible and not months later.

  • Awfredricks

    damn. nice job Asus.

  • Xray49er

    Heads Up, if you’re rooted make sure to run rootkeeper before the update and after the update

    • Raven

      I have already done this in preparation for the upgrade to ICS on my OG Transformer.  Can you confirm that running Rootkeeper worked fine with the Prime?  Did you unroot first or just let the upgrade run and then reroot?

  • Adam Horowitz

    i randomly get bars across the screen… anyone else having this problem?

  • LTE4G

    Still waiting for my Prime, dang it!!!

  • Tmooey

    simple question… anyone able to set browser agent to desktop by default after the upgrade? i cant find the option…. And i mean for all websites, not just the one that you are currently on…

    • Anonymous

      Top right in browser (4 parallel lines).

      • Tmooey

        Na that only does the site you are currently on (request desktop site).  before the upgrade you could set the default agent to desktop which didnt require you to request desktop for each site you visit

  • anyone betting this will be ported to the OG TF within a month?!?!?!

    • asus has said og tf will get it days after the prime so it wont have to be ported

  • Kelly

    ICS is gorgeous on my prime! loving it! and it is version 4.0.3, which hopefully means we will be getting it on our SGNs soon

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know why I clicked on that. It only made me pissed that I still don’t have mine.

      No love for the 32gb Champagne 🙁

      PS- Thank you for posting it though 😛

      • Kelly

        Lol np, I have the 64gb amethyst

      • ?????? for the prime?? I have the 32GB Champagne prime and received my update last night.  did you check for the update under settings>about tablet> firmware

        • Anonymous

          I meant i still don’t have the tablet. i pre-ordered from best buy a long time ago and still haven’t received anything.

  • Bigsike

    Screen shot works 🙂

  • When will the original transformer get ICS?

  • Anonymous

    Correct me if i am wrong but doesnt the prime have a skin over honeycomb (and perhaps now ics) ?

    • bbalz

      Yes, along with every other tablet, minus the Xoom.

      • Anonymous

        So is there one over ICS on the Prime?

  • AndroidFan

    Alright, ICS on my Eee Pad Transformer Prime. Waiting for the update on my Galaxy S2 now!!!

  • Amber

    Stuck on 99% downloaded for about 10 minutes now.

  • Guest

    why the hell would you want facial unlock on the tablet? does anyone actually use it on the phone itself? 

    • Scip

      It was a touted feature i want. Dont troll my post nub.

  • Anonymous

    Can we get a video overview of Ice Cream Sandwich on a tablet? I think most of us know what ICS looks like on a phone, but this is the first tablet that comes to mind that has ICS.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve got both a Galaxy Nexus and a Transformer Prime and it looks pretty much the same on both. Really the only major differences are visible in those screenshots.

    • Jon

      It’s pretty much just like Honeycomb, except with the ability to swipe away apps from the recent apps list. That plus all of the not so obvious features of ICS. (Folders, Camera, App refinements).

      I’m running it on my Acer Iconia A500 tablet. A great tablet with an amazing developer, Thor. 

    • Jon

      ICS browser kicks ass compared to Honeycomb. Very fast and very accurate. 

  • Scip

    just upgraded to ics. There is no facial recognition security feature. Gg asus.

  • raed jarjees

    anyone can find the face unlock option ?

  • This installs fine on a rooted Prime, but root is removed after the update.
    Also, this bumps the maximum core clock up to 1600MHz, according to AnTuTu Benchmark.

  • My girlfriend took the tablet to work to use during her break. She wont be home for 3 hours FML

  • Anonymous

    Biggest difference is speed…this thing is just faster. Also wifi has better speed…haven’t been able to check range yet. Camera improved yet again.

    • That’s good to hear. WIFI is what I’m concerned about. Does it usually drop wifi connecton?

      • Kelly

        definitely seems faster overall, havent noticed any wifi issues, but I never had them in the first place

      • Anonymous

        Never had dropped wifi in the past…just did range check and it now beats my bionic…Def improved wifi…as is GPS.overall I really think this is why the prime had so many issues at launch because it was designed for ics.

  • Matt

    ICS on a tablet is awesome…it responds so much faster than HC.

    • Anonymous

      had it on my xoom since christmas day. You couldnt be more correct.

  • Pmcdeed

    Looking good also seems faster!

  • raed jarjees

    just upgraded 15 min ago …cant see the face unlock any ideas ?

    • so it’s not just me…

    • Anonymous

      I’m Not Positive But I Don’t Think The Prime Has An HD Front Camera… It’s Needed To Actually Function (Properly)

  • Yea I had to check for updates. I did it the minute I saw Twitter light up that it was rolling out.

  • Anthony Vella

    I am receiving my Prime on Wednesday and I wanted to know something, how do I set it to stock Android or where the skin is removed because the Android Engineer confirmed that this device would have the ability to disables ASUS launcher and basically run stock.

  • where is my Xoom ICS?!?!

    • DroidzFX

      Thank you devs for giving us something Moto could not.   Moto thank you for the OG droid and that is all.

    • Anonymous

      So much for the xoom supposedly being a Google experience device.. Fml

      • Jroc869, Cool story bro

        Actually because of this you might be getting a true google experience. I love the Android os but sometines google really pisses me off

    • Anonymous

      Why dont you go get a ICS ROM for it? Theyre already out. 

      I cant confirm or deny that ICS is currently in soak test for Wi-Fi Xoom’s. Verizon Xoom’s…..have to wait for Verizon to bless off on it. 

  • AndroidFan

    Are you prompted for an update or do you do in a different way?

    • Anonymous

      I went to settings, then about tablet, then system firmware update, and hit “check update”.

      • AndroidFan

        Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuu, I did it and it’s downloading right now. thank man!

  • What do you guys think about ICS on a tablet? How different is it from on the Nexus? I mean just how different is it from Honeycomb? I can’t wait to get my Prime !!

    • Adam Horowitz

      the biggest difference i see between honeycomb and ics is speed.  browser is wicked fast.  camera is improved too.  besides that, the differences aren’t very big.

  • AndroidFan

    REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m updating RIGHT AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Now lets see how many things this update breaks….lol But its worth getting ICS even if it does break something

  • Matt

    UPS delivered my Prime about an hour ago, and now i am getting ICS. Too much awesome, cant take it….

    • Anonymous

      Nice timing heh. 

    • Bigsike

      Haha ours must have been on the same truck lol.

      • Chewybang

        Same here, it’s like Christmas part deux!

      • Mine came today also

    • Please let us know if you’re having the wifi issues. I still think this is the device I want, but not when wifi is it’s only means of connectivity.

      • Hll7575

        I have been following the Prime for months, and got mine 2 days agao.  I am pretty sure that the VERY EARLY batch of Prime had the WiFi issue, then Asus quickly corrected it (thus the delay of shipments).  My unit has NO WiFi issue, with clear signal at least 25-30 feet away from the router, on different floors (upstairs or in the basement from the main floor).  ICS definitely makes the Prime an even better experience, and the update is swift and fast.

    • 10yck

      Mine was delivered last night as well.  Now ICS.  How awesome is that!!

      • Anthony

        I get mine tomorrow 😛

  • Is it sweet?

    • Nick V

      A few minor updates, to widgets and whatnot. Settings menu has also changed for the better. 

    • Anonymous

      Yep, it boots much faster than honeycomb did.

  • Nick V.

    Just updated. Looking Good!

  • Yep mine is updating now. Getting some ICS love

  • need a dump for the TF101 if anyone has one

  • Seannyboy39

    come on Motorola WTF.

    • Anonymous

      I take it Motorola is to blame for the Xoom-which is a developer device-not having officially ICS? 

      And just where do developer devices get their updates from? 

      • the answer should be ‘google’ but, as of late that seems to have changed…

        • Anonymous

          Just note that only the Wi-Fi Xoom gets updates straight from Google….which even then works WITH Motorola to make sure everything works. 

          3G/LTE Xoom’s habe to wait til Verizon gives the ok. 

          So if you habe a Wi-Fi Xoom and are soak testing ICS right now……..oops….I wasnt supposed to mention that. 

  • Anonymous

    try to disable the launcher, see if it disables the icons.