These are the guidelines to install TWRP Recovery on the Asus Transformer Prime using the TWRP Manager application from the Google Play Store and your tablet. The TWRP Manager application had been available since around mid 2013 and it is a great way to install a custom recovery on your device. Anyone who has tried installing TWRP on a Samsung device using the Odin flashing tool will know that it is not simple because the image file does not get recognized by Odin. With the TWRP Manager application, we can just open the application and install the new recovery directly from the menu and all within a few taps of a button.
Most people are using the TWRP Manager application when it’s available for a device because of its ease of use, but there are also some other reasons why people like to install this app. For starters, it lets you flash the latest version of the TWRP recovery for your device without you having to ever boot into recovery mode. Users can also take full backups using the NANDroid backup feature which is usually reserved for when you are in the recovery mode. You can also take NANDroid backups using other applications like the ROM Toolbox, but anyone already with the TWRP Manager installed would be better off just keeping this one app unless you are going to install the ROM Toolbox application anyway.
Files You Need
- You must root the Asus Transformer Prime tablet before you can install a custom recovery on the device using this guide.
- Most devices need to have the bootloader unlocked before they can have a custom recovery installed. Make sure you check if the Transformer Prime needs the bootloader unlocked or else you risk bricking the device if you follow this guide with a locked bootloader.
- Download the TWRP manager application from the Google Play Store here.
Flashing the TWRP Recovery on the Asus Transformer Prime
- Download the TWRP Manager application from the Google Play Store application on the Transformer Prime device.
- Tap on the ‘Device Name’ from the menu and scroll down the list until you can see your device name.
- Tap on the recovery version to install option and choose the recovery you want on your device. They are all the same TWRP; however, the newer builds are newer versions. These versions can sometimes have additional features.
- Tap on the option that says it will install your recovery at the bottom of the screen and wait until it’s done installing.
In conclusion, that’s how to install the TWRP Recovery on the Asus Transformer Prime tablet. After you press the button to install the new recovery, it will ask you if the partition on your device matches up with the one in the pop-up dialogue box that show on the display. It’s important that your partition does match up at this point or else you run the risk of bricking your tablet. That tip is given by the developer in the same dialogue box so have a good read before you press the button to flash.