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Jelly Bean Rolling Out to ASUS Transformer Pad (TF300)

According to a reader, it looks as though Jelly Bean is ready and rolling out the Asus Transformer Pad (TF300). I’m still waiting to have it be pushed to mine, but I can’t wait to test out Jelly Bean on a Tegra 3 chip. With the TF300 getting it first, we can expect to see it ready for the TF201 (Prime) and the TF700 (Infinity) rather soon. Asus has been top notch with the updates this year.

Check to see if your update is ready to come out of the oven and post your results down below.

Cheers Nick!

  • Informazione Italia

    I live in Italy and updated to Jelly Bean October 1, 2012 with Asus my TF300. Turned on and update was waiting for me. Took 10 mins, I was worried for a min but then everything was smooth. Looks the same except for new google. A bit unstable rebooting….. again and again… need to roll back til things work correctly.

  • James

    I’m genuinely starting to hate my TF201 because of it’s issues with screen freezes and delays, and I’m about 1 month away from selling it and getting an iPad. The Jellybean update needs to reach TF201 as soon as possible, its sort of ridiculous that it’s taken this long.

  • JohnSnow

    So what’s the consensus? Does JB 4.1 kill flash compatibility on these things? And what is wifi direct? I’m on the verge of buying but this could cause me to wait for windows 8 devices ….

  • varghese abraham

    I regret I updated my tf300 to jelly bean. It is actually less responsive than the ICS. I have had force quits more often now and tablet has rebooted on me once today. It was strange as my tab hadn’t rebooted itself in a long time. Plus, flash is supported when you use the dolphin browser and flash player served by xda developers. but that means you will have to stop getting autoupdates as dolphin will update itself to 8.7 from 8.5 which supports flash.

    i would really recommend not to update to jelly bean Yet to those who have one! unless of course you want to use google now. But project butter is not so buttery in tf300. i am glad asus rolled out an update so quick, but it seems to be less buttery than ics. and as far as google now, I believe the app called assistant is pretty much the same for the purpose and in real life, I dont think android users will find pleasure using the voice activated search very much. we already have google voice search for that purpose

    so bottom line. I really dont think Jelly bean is yet actually ready for this tab.

  • Jelly Bean installation an absolute disaster – tablet applications now crashing several times per minute. Very disappointed. No issues of this type with ICS

  • BiG_Weasel

    Got mine this past weekend. Some style tweeks, etc. JB is nice, but its not like the jump from Gingerbread to ICS.

  • Themistah

    Camera doesn’t work keeps crashing back to desktop

  • J. Gilbertson

    Gotta say this was the one good aspect of having an ASUS was getting semi-fast updates. Exchanged my Prime at Best Buy for a Note 10.1 and it performs much better and no hangups whatsoever but now I have to wait for Samsung to do their JB upgrade.

  • GuidZilla

    Got my update right away Saturday morning and all went well. Flash still working currently. performance is definitely better. Browser MIGHT be a bit better but could be JB placebo affect, otherwise that part still generally sucks.

  • Robert Jakiel

    Um… WTF? Those of us with the current Asus flagship the TF Prime don’t have it yet. Yet the mid range TF300 gets it? Really?

  • vawwyakr

    The TF300 is very similar (component wise) to the N7, so it was an easier port.

  • flashworks

    my flash still works unlike my nexus7.

  • Drake

    Got my update on my Transformer TF300 last nice. Google Now in full effect!

  • william

    mine just upgraded…and now it won’t turn back on but is still making noise…any thoughts from anyone?

  • Mr. CrackMonkey

    I spent plenty of time researching the various tablets and finally settled for the ASUS TF700 . I’m happy with it so far and the 12 core graphics processor is great.

    • Floyd Gray

      Yep, I purchased one also with the laptop dock and love it…though I think my Nexus 7 is still snappier hence the pure Google experience. BUT the bloatware that’s on the TF700 Infinity are ALL quite useful. Applocker, Appbacker, Cloud Storage ain’t to shabby.

  • Mikesphoneandtab

    Has anyone had any problems with Google Now or Chrome, since the update?

  • kph3

    Gtot my update early Saturdaym morning. Project butter is very smooth. Having no issues with crashes like some others have posted. Everything working better than with ICS. Love ASUS and their updates!

  • Guest

    i live in the US and I have a tf300 but it won`t update. is it because i bought the thing in japan??
    anyone know

    • michael arazan

      I wouldn’t think so if it is a wifi version. But updates on phones go out in batches to the serial numbers, might be the same way with tablets.

  • killhouss

    Doesn’t matter until you get more ram in this thing. The high end games shutter n lag because of lack of ram. Tf300 returned nexus 7 returned call me when I get 2gig for my money.

  • Bionic

    You only adopted the jelly bean … I was born there… Molded by it….. The first time I saw ICS I was blinded by it. I own jelly bean!
    ~ nexus 7 Bane style

  • New_Guy

    downloading it now =DDDDD!!!

  • tpreludesh

    Mine is coming through right now as I type this, I cant wait

    • Have you unlocked the bootloader on your TF300? I still haven’t gotten my update and I fear that’s why, because I did unlock it.

  • covert ops

    i was pushed the ota jelly bean but adobe flash is no more with tf300 neither wifi direct. will it still be okay if i install jb??

    • I had flash on the TF300 before the update. And after the JB udate I still have flash.

      • varghese

        you might have flash installed but if you use opera, which support flash better, you will see some sites will not load it. I have this issue.

    • tiredofupdates

      I saw the same info on the push notice, one of the primary deciding factors to buy Andy devices was flash support. Other wise might just as well buy ipad/iphone! TF300L, Dolphin browser. I just had ICS pushed to my RAZR Maxx a few weeks ago what a mess that made of my phone (Verizon), seems every major update creates havoc with the installed apps and have to reinstall half of them. Any one know how to cancel this update or rollback to ICS?

  • jorge

    Great for tablet owners.

  • turboale

    I am having issues connecting to my Razr after the update. It is butter smooth though!

  • JRob

    Update broke almost all my video compatibility. Will try a few more things, but not looking good. #undo

  • Higher_Ground

    awesome! I was just debating on rooting this sucker to try and get around the browser hang-ups…. can anyone confirm if the update to jelly bean fixes the browser stuttering/hanging issue?

    I love this tablet but that’s the one thing that keeps me from really enjoying it 100% and if ASUS can fix it w/o me having to root and do it myself that makes a lot happier. I have no qualms about rooting my phone, but with the money i’ve sank into this tablet/dock I want it to stay under warranty as long as possible.

    • It doesn’t fix the browser hang up problem. But I guess it does improve it. And everything else is super smooth and super fast.

    • hatboysam

      The browser hang ups are terrible. Chrome is slightly better but I like the stock browser more due to Flash, etc. What are the fixes for it if I root?

      Also I’ve heard the hangups are due to SQLite performance on the TF300 being terrible, so an OS update probably won’t fix that (since it is device specific and a hard to fix issue).

      • I’ve tried both Chrome and Dolphin browser and dolphin doesn’t get hangups

        • Allen Byrd

          Yeah, Chrome is actually a lot worse than Dolphin in almost every aspect. I was really surprised. Come on, Google!!

  • baldypal

    No dice yet!

  • Mario Irelan

    the tegra 3 chips is litteraly not that good , its like comparing a 720p tv to an 1080 p from 30 feet. (tegra 2 and 3)

    • Nautilus

      Any more info about flash and WiFi direct? This is what is going to stop me from upgrading.

  • Mario Irelan

    i beg to differ, the asus transformer prime still has MANY bugs and has not been update for about what , 3 months? i am dissapointed with ASUS

  • Ant R

    Updated mine about an hour ago and I’ve been having some problems. Random app crashes. Tried a soft reset and things seem to be running smoother.

  • xev!n

    Just an FYI HBO GO does not work with JB. If that doesn’t matter to you then no worries. Just thought I’d share.

    • S9779

      Good info thanks for the heads up.

      • guest

        mine does

  • MiNe!

    Just got mine!!!!!!!

  • I just updated my TF300 and gotta say, project butter is no joke! The improvement is amazing!

    • Allen Byrd

      Cool! Can’t wait for the update on my TF700!

    • Was there a trick you used to get it sooner or did you just luck out?

      • kaos2flo

        Maybe a little bit of both? But I went into settings, about phone, then updates to pull it. You can try that if you haven’t already.

  • Havent gotten the update on mine yet!

    • Try pulling it by going to settings, about phone, and then update.

  • Ace87

    I downloaded the update, but then got an error. Now it says up to date even though I’m still on ice cream sandwich. Any ideas? It won’t let me download the update anymore

    • Same thing happened to me.

    • ace87

      I called Asus to help resolve the problem. They had me do a system reset and it worked instantly after that.

  • JD Davis

    Just installed the update and trying to find a change log. Any clues?

    • I looked up the changelog for the Xoom. Lol

  • too bad i got to taste JB update, but for some reason, it failed. no updat for now on my tf300

  • Furious

    ASUS! That does it. Selling my Tab 10.1 to the first sucker I can find.

    • Laki S.

      I finally chucked my Samsung for the N7. Verizon charged me a mint to get out of that data contract early, but I’m so glad I did it anyway and I’m NEVER going back.

  • Geoff Atteberry

    Just saw this. I checked for an update and Bam! Jellybean goodness installing now!

  • Steve Pickard

    Just checked my TF201, bummer no update yet.

    • androidfan 4 life

      i totally agree there steve i got the tf201 prime and to me the transformer prime was the first to come out when it comes to the Qued core transformer and first come first served in my book

      • Steve Pickard

        Hey And4Lf,
        Yeah you would think that the original flagship model, not the plastic case unit re-engineered to overcome metal case shortcomings, would get the upgrade first. But I guess it is “newer”.

        BTW, did you get your free GPS add-on dongle thing to compensate for the lame GPS receiver? I think they should throw in a discount coupon or something for a new keyboard/dock with good 802.11 as well.

  • Umm… you’ve already tested Jelly Bean on a Tegra 3 chip. It’s called the Nexus 7.

    • CaptainHowdy13

      Exactly what I was thinking… Can tell you it works like a charm on my Nexus 7 🙂

    • NicholasMicallef

      Exactly what I was about to post xD

    • The Nexus 7 as well as tf300 use a SLIGHTLY different tegra 3 chip..they use the kai tegra 3 chip while the prime and tf700 us the kal-el tegra chip. So they STILL have to make some changes.

  • antjphotog

    You’re welcome. 😉 signed, A. Reader (gotta keep you guys up with/ahesd of yor peers

  • Sweet updating now!

  • Destroythanet

    Fast updates, very minimal changes to Vanilla Android: Why can’t all the other OEMs be like ASUS?

  • QQpayne

    Going to check mine now.

    • QQpayne

      Update downloading as we speak, ill post a screen shot of system info after it is finished.

      • Sweet. Mind emailing it to me so I can update the post with it? timotato @ droid-life dot com 🙂

        • QQpayne

          Of course, always glad to help out =)

          • QQpayne

            Still waiting patiently, download is hung up at 99% for the last 10 minutes.

          • QQpayne

            And the screenshot i promised.

  • Waiting not-so-patientnly for ASUS to post the firmware blob on their site!

  • Any idea if the TF101 (OG Transformer) will get it?

    • In June I believe Asus mentioned that the Prime, Pad, and Infinity would get it, but there was no mention on the OG. We’ll keep our ears open though.

      • As far as I remember, Asus announced they won’t be updating TF101. Although, at the same time, CM announced they will do their best, which for me is more than good enough.

        • Lambo_21

          See mine above. There was none stating it wouldnt happen just merely the others would get it,

          • TF101 user

            See the above. The most recent public statement from Asus–more recent than that from Asus Germany–said there was no decision on the TF101. That statement was four weeks ago; the fact that there has been no further comment doesn’t suggest it is likely the TF101 will receive JB.

          • Lambo_21

            Im not sure that no further comment means its unlikely. just havent announced it either. so i wouldnt read much into that, if you dont read much into the German one from before

          • What we know for sure is that it means the TF101 is not a priority (we know it’s definitely not a hardware limitation). In the meantime, CM10 nightlies are already out for it.

          • Lambo_21

            this is true. thank god for CM haha

      • Lambo_21

        ASUS Germany confirmed on their FB that the TF101 will get it. (But Netherlands said it would not… thats when Germany responded)

        Here is the exact words from their facebook: “ASUS Deutschland Wir müssen dies klar dementieren. Die Kollegen aus den Niederlanden haben keine Aussage über TF101/SL101 getroffen, sondern lediglich bestätigt, dass die TF201/TF300/TF700 ein Jelly Bean Update bekommen werden. Der Umkehrschluss, dass TF101/SL101 kein JB Update erhalten werden, ist falsch und reine Spekulation. Nach aktuellen Kenntnisstand werden auch Nutzer der älteren TF101/SL101 in den Genuss eines Android 4.1 Updates kommen.”

        Roughly Translated on Google it says: “We need to deny this clear. Colleagues from the Netherlands have made no statement about TF101/SL101, but merely confirms that a Jelly Bean TF201/TF300/TF700 update be received. The converse, that is not TF101/SL101 JB update will be false and pure speculation. According to current knowledge, and users of older TF101/SL101 enjoy an Android 4.1 update will come.”

        • TF101 user

          And since then, Asus USA directly stated that they were still deciding whether or not to update the TF101 and Slider, and that no decision had been made.

          Frankly, after how awful the ICS update for Tegra2 devices was, it’s probably a good thing if the TF101 doesn’t get updated to JB by Asus.

          Here are the exact words via Anandtech:

          Dear valued ASUS customer,At ASUS, one of the key commitments we make to our customers is a relentless drive to deliver the best user experience. We constantly strive to achieve this goal through our ‘Design Thinking’ philosophy that includes regular software and firmware updates for our products.We are pleased to announce that many of our tablet products are scheduled to receive an update to Android 4.1, Jelly Bean. The ASUS Transformer Pad, ASUS Transformer Pad Prime and ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity are all scheduled to receive Android 4.1 updates in the coming months. We will provide further guidance on our expected timeframes for these updates near their release.We are still investigating Jelly Bean updates for other devices, but we are not in a position to confirm whether any other products will be eligible for an update at the moment.Thank you for your continued support.ASUS

          • Lambo_21

            I have a TF101, the ICS update isnt terrible on Tegra 2. And JB would act about the same as ICS.

            Edit: I did read that press release from ASUS NA.

        • Correct German -> English translation (Google Translate doesn’t do well with German word order when you put numbers/unknown subjects in):

          “ASUS Germany: We have to deny this claim. Our colleagues from the Netherlands have made no statement regarding the update status of the TF101/SL101, but instead merely confirmed that the TF201/TF300/TF700 devices will receive Jelly Bean. The popular rumor that TF101/SL101 will not receive the JB update is false and complete speculation. According to our current intel, owners of the older devices TF101/SL101 will, in the future, enjoy the Android 4.1 update which is to come.

          • Lambo_21

            Thank you I dont speak German so i had to rely on it. haha

    • Kizipotamus

      With how amazing Asus has been with updates, I’d be a bit surprised if it doesn’t.

      • Philip A. Kaiser

        Agree. Been more than happy with my 101!

  • sciwiz

    Hmm..1 month turn around time. A record for even ASUS!