Updates for Transformer TF 101 Android v 4.0.3 tablet

Is there any way of upgrading an ASUS Transformer TF 101 Android v 4.0.3 tablet to a more recent firmware or software version?

I purchased this tablet back in 2012.

When I go into the system settings and try to update the firmware I am told that there are no firmware updates available.

Are there any other options available for updating this tablet to a more recent version?
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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
Yes ... but with lots of WARNINGS

Basically you need to root the ASUS and install a custom ROM and software.  You may experience crashes and problems if you go this way but again you may not.

Some instructions are here  https://forum.xda-developers.com/eee-pad-transformer/help/help-upgrading-tf101-t3661453  but I suspect there are better ones around than those.

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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
Unless your tablet is obsolete and you are ready to dispose it, do not attempt to root it and load any non-official firmware as it is very likely you will brick it and if you brick it, it will be a very tough task to fix even for an expert.


In Android ecosystem, old devices will never get a firmware update for more than 2 versions of the Android OS and only the flagship models of the biggest manufacturers have the update and big players have the resources to assign engineers to code a new firmware.

For a device running Android 3.0 on first launch, you will never get Android 5.0 for it.

For your information, your ASUS Transformer TF 101 came with Android 3.2 when it was launched in year 2011 and you will never get an updated firmware for Android 5 or above.

After all, Android devices are for consumers and you need to buy a new tablet every three to four years if you want to have the latest Android OS.

If I were you and you no longer need the tablet, factory reset and gift it or sell it is your only option.
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