Turns out that much-awaited for ASUS Transformer Prime may not be the answer to every geek’s tablet dreams. The quad-core Tegra 3-powered tablet actually has a 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard lock on its bootloader that will prevent meddling from Android developers. With a locked bootloader, the ability to achieve true custom ROMs with modified kernels will be severely hindered. Recently, HTC provided an online solution for users to unlock smartphone bootloaders for devices released in 2011. Unless ASUS comes out with a similar tool, Transformer Prime developers will be left with no custom kernels.
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