I have a TF700KL bought from Vodafone. I am unable to go into Recovery mode. I've found some links telling me how to do this, such as the one on the XDA-Developers site:
(look for the section titled "Factory Restore after a softbrick/Downgrade from Jelly Bean to ICS/Clean Factory Restore")
Here, as well as on many similar articles, it says to first "Enter recovery mode" by shutting down tablet, holding volume-down and power for 5 seconds, and when some message appears, press volume up.
Thing is, when I start my tablet up by holding volume-down and power I get the following:
- if the usb cable is not connected to the computer, I get a message like "No USB Cable connected" under a logo of a usb cable connector and a big question mark sign:
- if, at this point, I connect it to the computer via the USB cable, my Windows computer says it's installing some driver (which it succeeds in installing), and then the tablet goes on to display a "ready for download" message under a logo of an android guy wearing a yellow hard-hat (kindda looks like Kyle's brother from Southpark):
After this I can't do anything other than hold power button for a longtime to restart the tablet normally. I have no visible menu, option, etc. Also I've waiting here for like 10 minutes, nothing seems to actually get downloaded or get ready for anything.
In short, I never managed to get to the menus described in the tutorials I've found for this tablet. My hunch now is that I have the LTE version and most people have the non-LTE version and they behave differently on this.
So my question is:
- does anyone know how to go into recovery mode on this tablet,
- what's the deal with the menus I describe here (and show in the pictures)
- how to go to recovery mode, do a cold boot, do a manual Android upgrade/downgrade from these menus I get?