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Last Updated: January 12th, 2012

Remember this? It was no joke. Ice Cream Sandwich is indeed hitting the Asus Transformer Prime today, and we've got the OTA file to prove it.

Before you frantically skim the post for the download link, listen up: this will update will break root. So beforehand you are going to want to run OTA RootKeeper, so you don't lose root access. Then you are free to update.

After saving your root access, download this (for U.S. Prime models), and enjoy that ice creamy goodness.

Edit by Artem: I've requested detailed installation instructions from our tipster - we'll update the post when we figure everything out.

Update: Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get reliable instructions, so for the time being note down how to retain root and wait for the upgrade to hit your device OTA.

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Thanks, Justin

Ron Amadeo
Ron loves everything related to technology, design, and Google. He always wants to talk about "the big picture" and what's next for Android, and he's not afraid to get knee-deep in an APK for some details. Expect a good eye for detail, lots of research, and some lamenting about how something isn't designed well enough.
  • Aux

    Man I would be super excited for this but..oh wait...I just got word of the TF700T like 20min ago.
    Oops.

    • http://twitter.com/mexcillent wesley roach

      Yup. Waiting for the tf700t.

      Oh, and that 7-inch transformer prime coming also.

  • crpeck

    OK, now what do I do with this file?

  • ParaTr00per

    whitch SKU is this for? US, TW, CN, WW?

  • Jesse

    What do you do once the file is downloaded? It's not automatically being detected.

    • Fone_Fanatic

      With the OGTF you had to rename the file to EP101_SDUPDATE.ZIP on the root of the microsd card. At that point you'd get a notification, if not reboot and the notification would show up.
      So maybe for the prime you could try renaming the file to EP201_SDUPDATE.ZIP
      try that and report back.

  • Lizard

    I checked the file (It's a zip-file), and this is for the US SKU. It will update the Prime from 8.8.3.33 to 9.4.2.7.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Try the following instructions (labeled "Using Firmware Update Launcher") from http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePAD/TF101G/e6754_TF101_Update_SOP.pdf and see if they work for you please.

  • http://www.godspeedtechnologies.com Patrick

    This is frigging awesome. I love my Prime thus far. Thanks for the share.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get reliable instructions, so for the time being note down how to retain root and wait for the upgrade to hit your device OTA.