How To Unbrick Asus Eee Pad Transformer Honeycomb Tablet


Asus-Transformer-unbrickIf you were tinkering around with your awesome Asus Transformer and ended up bricking it much to your regret, no need to get depressed over it. XDA-Developers forum member rayman84 has just released a quick fix to get you out of this mess and have your Transformer up and running again in no time. Read on for more on it!

While this fix is a must try for anyone with a bricked Transformer out there, it is a must have tool as a contingency plan when your heart stops beating cause your Transformer won’t boot up anymore. The tool is based on NVflash and is amazingly very simple to use considering the task at hand. Unbricking your device just got a lot cooler and easier!

So let’s get this done. You can also see a video tutorial below.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. To begin, download both the Nvflash tool and the ROM from the links above.
  2. Extract the Nvflash tool to a folder and then extract the ROM to the Nvflash folder.
  3. Connect the device to the computer and turn it on while holding down the Volume Up key. The screen will stay off, but USB device will be shown connected on the computer.
  4. If you’re on Linux, skip to Step 5, if not, read on. Once the device is in APX mode, Find the APX device in Device manager and update the driver by pointing at the usbpcdriver directory in the Nvflash folder.
  5. Run (Linux) or download.bat (Windows) and watch the magic happen!

For updates and queries visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers.

  • raka

    thanks a lot for saving my transformer

  • Gary

    Hi Zayed,

    I was able to flash this rom but the touchscreen has stopped working at all and I am stuck at welcome screen where the first screen with language selection. Could you please advise.


  • zerofeel

    First, if your screen locks up just let the battery drain and it will start working again. Second, this guy is using the video from my site but telling you to get support for things from XDA. Check out this post for updates and support.

    • Bjorn

      hi zerofeel. when i run the nvflash everything works fine until the flashing of system.img. the command prompt either stops at a certain bytes or it closes the command prompt and on the screen of the TF it says “!!!!phone update failed”. tried downloading nvflash and prime 1.4 on different websites but still the same thing. i just don’t know what to do. please help. please…

      • cma

        Same thing happened to my Transformer…looks like it’s completely bricked…no way back 🙁
        Those damned linux archives…

        • Filipebergami1

          Same here

        • Filipebergami1

          Same here

  • deshaila

    Unbelievable I just got this transformer a day and a half ago and I’m already have problems ..

  • henkksd


    I have a real problem.
    1- i dont can find the apx in my devicemanager from win7. He is visable in system.
    2- i have only a black screen on my tf101. When i startup nvflash i have connection and a Google screen. Not the saus screen.

    Please help me. I use him in my wheelchair and can nou nothing

    Grretings and thanks
    Henk the netherlands ( the reading for my bad englisch 🙂 )

  • henkksd

    I have make a misunderstanding.
    I can find the apx in the devicemanager but i was hoop to find him in the explorer with mals e.g. so i can try to put files directly in the 101.

    Who have a solution please …:…


  • dido

    I´ve already tried to unbrick my tf but it is black and it has not life after a failure during the download.bat process “file not found : recovery.img” “failed executing command 2147483647 NvError 0x4” “command failure : create failed”

    Could you help me ?

    • Tom P 703

      My problem isn’t that extreme. APX mode, you screen is supposed to stay black. I got the same error message as you when running download.bat. Only issue i have is that when i run it after a few try, i’m getting an no usb device connected. I notice that once i run download.bat, it immediately vanish from device manage.

  • Panayotis

    Thanks! You saved me

  • Neil

    Thanks for this. It got my Transformer back.

  • What if I only have a Mac?

  • douweg

    Thanks you saved me from having to return it to asus. phew.  Thx !

    • Tom P 703

      How did you get yours to work? When I run the download.bat file, cmd pops up real quick and shuts down on it’s own way too quick for me to see what’s going on. any assistance would be nice right about now.

      • Metatronus

        You have to run cmd from start, run, type with your keyboard “cmd”, then hit enter. You have to enter the path of the folder when “download.bat” is located. For ex. c:usersxyzdesktopnvflashdownload.bat if you’re using vista/seven. 
        c:documents and settingsxyzdesktopnvflashdownload.bat if you’re using xp or older OS.

        • Dom

          When i run the download.bat file,
          APX driver disappears from the device manager and then simply error comes up that usb file transfer failed. annoying…
          please help me out to fix this 

  • Ascasc

    thank you for this article.

  • Ascasc

    thank you for this article.

  • Tobiaswatzema

    The NVFlah Link is down.

  • Tobiaswatzema


    • Dom

      i can send it by email, i bought an account and downloaded it.
      12 dollar mannn. but i will share for free 🙂

      • Travis

        I’d like a copy please, ……..many thx

  • prince igor

    It helped, many thanks!!! 

  • Bread

    Thanks!!!! Thought i was stuck with a papper weight but I’m Back up and running thanks to this link!

  • Dom

    I have done everything as described, i have also had same issue with cmd not running, then i entered path in cmd and all happened, except that i got an error saying command send failed (usb write failed)
    wtf helppppppppp

  • Bram

    Oh this just made my day! 😀

  • R.I.P tf101

    I followed everything up until I run the download windows batch file, every time I click it nothing happens. The cmd just comes on for a split second then goes away. If someone could explain why this is happening that would be great, I hope its something simple im missing.

  • Mouseanony

    Doesn’t work…

    Nvflash started
    USB device not found

    After rebooting in APX agian:
    rcm version 0X4
    Command send failed (usb write failed)

  • Patrick


    I cannot download the Prime Rom. Donwload stops at 84% everytime. Any Ideas??

  • Happy guy

    Thank you so much! my transformer is working again!

  • Dan

    Thanks so much. I got up this morning and I owned a brick. Thanks to your instructions and loading tools I am back in business.

    Thanks so much…you saved my Transformer.

  • Adrian Lehman-Sizemore

    where I could originally get to the recovery and the boot screen where it stalled out on the eee logo now its totally bricked!

  • Alexei Carrizo

    Hey thanks for the hard work, can u reupload files and tools please.? thanks in advance.

  • Alexei Carrizo

    can i use this alternative for Asus tranformer pad TF300T ?

  • Hans

    I need some help. Could you please provide or reupload the Prime v1.4 ROM?