Asus Transformer Prime GPS fix, add a free external dongle

April 16, 2012 by
Filed under: Android OS 

If you have a Asus Transformer Prime then you should be familiar with the GPS issues this unit has, Asus has been fighting this problem since the units came out. The problem is caused by the solid aluminum body of the unit that is blocking or limiting the GPS signal from getting to the GPS receiver chip inside the unit. This has been such a problem that Asus even took the GPS information off the Transformer Prime web page and so now they do not even show the unit has the capability. Well if you have a Transformer Prime unit and would still like to have the GPS capabilities restored help may be available. Asus has released a free “dongle” that connects to the docking port of the unit that should restore the functionality to the tablet. To get the dongle you will need to be registered with Asus https://vip.asus.com/login.aspx Once you register your tablet you will have the option to get the free dongle for the unit. Connecting the dongle is easy, it just attached to the tablet where the docking connector is and locks in place. Keep in mind that with the dongle installed the keyboard or charging cables with not connect to the port. This solution is better than nothing and should give you back the GPS access but at a cost of having to swap devices when you need to charge or type with the keyboard.

Register your tablet and apply to get the dongle here: https://vip.asus.com/login.aspx

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