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Asus Transformer Pad Infinity
Upgrading to CM-10.2.1

Jim Carter, 2014-03-17

Now I'm upgrading the operating system to CyanogenMod 10.2.1 from 10.2.0. A big advantage of CyanogenMod is that you get updates like this, two months after the last one; it wouldn't happen with a carrier image. 10.2.0 was expected to be the last version based on Android-4.3 Super Jelly Bean, but 10.2.1 includes late-breaking bugfixes, and builds for hardware that was not included in 10.2.0. I'm upgrading both the TF700T (Mica) and the Galaxy S III (Selen) in parallel.

I was notified that the new version is out by the builtin updater, which I have set to check once a week. Actually it came out on 2014-02-01, but I have been putting off the update because of a heavy work schedule. Here is the announcement of the general release for CM-10.2.1 posted 2014-02-01 by ciwrl.

As with the jump from 10.1.3 to 10.2.0, it will not be necessary to wipe data. Nonetheless I will make a full backup of both machines before upgrading.

Procedure for Upgrade

Application Checkout

(Legend: NT = not tested; NI = not installed; WT = wimpy test.)

App Mica
Gal S3
Kitchen Timer OK OK Simple app, easy to test
Jota+ OK OK Text editor
Phone tester OK OK Testing sensors.
Firefox OK OK Both machines can authenticate by presenting my X.509 user certificate. Functioning web browser indicates that the wireless network is OK.
WiFi Analyzer OK OK On Mica move a few meters from the AP, otherwise the signal strengths will be messed up.
Play Store OK OK Update or buy apps
Phone NI OK Voice chat: Selen can originate and receive calls. Mica has no cell modem. See the note above about replacing your desktop icon.
Messaging NI OK SMS (text messages); Selen can send; receiving not tested, partner's fault.
GPS Status OK OK
Google Maps OK OK (including GPS)
Google Search OK OK
People OK OK Syncing was not tested.
Calendar OK OK
Gallery OK OK
Camera OK OK
Barcode Scanner OK OK
Bluetooth (Settings) NT OK Does headphone connect? Yes.
Apollo OK OK Audio player
ES File Explorer OK OK
Kingsoft Office WT OK On Mica I haven't created any documents to test with.
Amazon Kindle OK OK
Science Magazine OK NI
Host Access Point NT OK Can only test on Selen; Mica has no alternate route.
StrongSwan OK OK Mica talks from the wild side via Selen's AP.
Dropbear OK OK Accepts RSA authentication.
VX ConnectBot OK OK Key agent works.
AndroidVNC OK NI
Xabber OK OK
Skype Not tested yet.
CIFSManager NT NT Skipped test.
RealCalc OK OK
Night Clock OK OK
Clock Sync OK OK
Battery status Wacked OK 7 seconds on battery?? Broken on Mica in v10.1.3, not improved in 10.2.1.

So this upgrade appears to be successful.

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