ASUS Shares Method to Update Your Eee Pad Transformer to ICS Manually


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Jan 5, 2011

It appears that there are still many OG Transformer TF101 owners out there that have yet to get their Ice Cream Sandwich update, and Asus has noticed this. They kindly went to the trouble of posting on their UK Facebook some detailed instructions on how to get the update manually. They even gently prodded users to go get it, as you can see in the pic above.

It is important to note, that even if you follow these instructions, you will still need to be careful to get the 4.0.3 update that is available for your region, as they are region-specific. Here's a quote from the AndroidPolice article with some final thoughts,

Once you figure out which is the correct version for you, simply extract the contents of the downloaded folder, drop it on the root of your TF's internal storage, and the rest should happen automatically.

Source: TransformerForums via AndroidPolice and Asus Support Pages and Facebook - Asus UK
I am glad to see Asus doing it this way - much more reliable than OTA, imo.

I would rather download on a PC, and copy the file to SD locally than depend on the vagaries of wireless networking.

310 MB average for the update files. :) Was curious to see how big they would be.

Thanks, dgstorm.