Asus Transformer Prime bootloader locked, users create backlash to Asus on social media

As many devices do these days, the Asus Transformer Prime is shipped with a locked bootloader that isn’t customer unlockable. As more people are getting their hands on the quad-core tablet, more and more customers are getting upset at the decision to lock the bootloader. Now in the midst of all the rage, they’ve decided to take it to Asus via social media, inundating their Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and customer feedback forms with demands to unlock the bootloader. There’s even a petition that managed to gain over 1,300 signatures in a short period of time.



While spamming the heck out of a company may not be the best course of action to get them to do something, they sure do take notice. Heck, customer outrage got Verizon to change their minds about that $2 fee, and HTC is certainly warming up to letting customers unlock bootloaders. Whether or not you own the Transformer Prime, you can check out the XDA Developers thread and feel free to throw in your two cents on the matter.


One of the complaints included in this “movement” is for Asus to fix the GPS, which apparently has been fixed in the most recent software update. Asus has yet to provide any official statement on the matter.


[XDA Developers]

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