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Asus Transformer Prime Update Finally Brings Face Unlock



Asus is pushing out a minor update to Transformer Prime owners that will bring several features to the Ice Cream Sandwich tablet including the Face Unlock feature that has been missing since the tablet was updated with Android 4.0.

The company has promised the feature to tablet owners for quite some time now and the software has finally arrived according to the Asus UK Facebook page.

The update will take the Transformer Prime to version

Besides Face Unlock, the software update will bring a number of other enhancements, a list that Asus says looks something like this:

  • GPS dongle fix & local notification
  • Ethernet UI support to set Ethernet connect policy when screen off
  • Add system bar lock settings for showing/hiding system info
  • Enable Face Unlock feature
  • Support Bluetooth HDP
  • 3rd party app upgrade
  • Other bug fixes

So, not a massive update but definitely one that Asus Transformer Prime owners should be interested in.

The update is currently rolling out Over-The-Air (OTA) which means those who own the tablet should practice a bit of patience. That being said, owners will want to go into the device’s Settings and Check for a software upgrade.

If the OTA update is there, owners will be prompted to install it which should only take a few minutes to complete. Once that is accomplished, the Transformer Prime will now be able to be unlocked using a beautiful mug and the entire experience should be shored up by the amount of bug fixes arriving with the update.

Enjoy, Transformer Prime owners.



  1. DenLurpenDaas

    06/13/2012 at 1:43 pm

    Just installed the update, but no face unlock…. haven’t got the chance to check the other updates

    • Johnny

      06/14/2012 at 6:18 pm

      Its there…….go to security and select face unlock to set it up!

  2. daren

    06/18/2012 at 7:02 pm

    Hey, just got the update and I also don’t have the face unlock. Went to security and there is no option for face unlock. What happened?

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