How To Upgrade ASUS TF101 to KitKat 4.4.4


In this post we will cover how to upgrade an older ASUS TF101 tablet from 4.0.3 (ICS) to KitKat 4.4.4. We are doing this to breath in some new life to an old tablet.


The process for upgrading to KitKat 4.4.4 on the TF101 requires the tablet to have several steps.

  • Backup your current system
  • Download One-click root
  • Download KitKat 4.4.4 ROM
  • Download Gapps (Google Play and Google Apps)
  • Root Tablet using one-click root
  • Install KitKat rom and Gapps.

Backup your TF101 tablet with software of your choice, I personally like MyBackup.

Download V0.42- TwrpyIndri Cutting Edge from here.

Download the latest KitKat ROM for TF101 from

Download Gapps (Google Apps) package

Now that we have the downloaded files we need to start the process of updating to KitKat 4.4.4 let’s get started.

Connect the TF101 to your Windows PC and copy the KitKat ROM and Gapps to the microSD card on the device.

Unzip the one-click root and run the .bat file as Administrator to root the TF101 tablet.

Re-boot the tablet into recovery mode (turn tablet off. Reboot holding volume down and power button, you will see text appear that says you have 5 secs to press volume up. Press volume up.)

Once on the recovery screen you will need to go to “install”. Then select the KitKat and Gapps zips off of the microSD card and install them one at a time.

Then re-boot, the tablet will go through several moments of configuring the new OS  and you should be good to go.



With this update new life has been put into an older ASUS TF101 as well as speed it up a bit. Test out your applications and install some new ones you have been wanting to try out.


11 Responses to “How To Upgrade ASUS TF101 to KitKat 4.4.4”

  1. Amadeu Tavares says:

    need help

    Unzip the one? click root and run the .bat file as Administrator to root the TF101 tablet. is this is concerning the PC or TF101???

    • Ana says:

      How do you connect the tablet to computer what type of cable do you use? The directions seem simple but not to me. So how can this be more step by step. I am not a computer wiz.

  2. Dan says:

    Hi what is “Download V0.42- TwrpyIndri Cutting Edge” used for in this process. Is it a backup app? I don’t se it specifically referred to in the instructions. Thanks

  3. diego says:

    hello i cant find V0.42- TwrpyIndri Cutting Edge



  4. Chris Coyle says:

    Got the rooting done, and can boot into ClockworkMod Recovery. However when I try to choose the zip file from the sdcard I get the error:
    E:unknown volume for path [/sdcard/]
    E:Can’t mount /sdcard/

    Help I’m stuck here!

  5. Is it possible to do this using two 16 GB Micro SD cards, one for backup and one for installing things? My TF101 didn’t come with a USB cable.


    • 005AGIMA says:

      How do you charge it if it didn’t come with the cable?
      The charge pack IS a USB cable plugged into an AC adapter. Have you unplugged it from there?

  6. keith says:

    V0.42- TwrpyIndri Cutting Edge links to a Dropbox 404 error.
    Is the link bad, the file moved, or this developer no longer has a Dropbox for downloads?

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