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ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity temporary alarm fix [Exclusive download]

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When John posted about the Transformer Pad Infinity’s alarm clock issue the other day, I got an idea for a temporary fix for the problem. The fix uses Tasker to detect when an alarm is going off, and uses that to trigger its own alarm. Because Tasker now allows you to export creations as apps, I was able to make a standalone app to do this. I don’t have an Infinity, but John has tested the app and tells me that it works.

Just so you know what you’re installing, here’s how it works: Once installed, you click the app in the app list, which will display a message saying it’s alive. That means it’s running. The app then monitors for alarm clocks going off, and when one does, it runs its own alarm system. This raises the media volume (in case the problem is related to the alarm stream) on the device to max, and starts playing alarm.mp3 from the internal memory. You can download a file like that below, or you can rename an MP3 of your own to fit the bill – the name and location (internal memory) is what matters. There needs to be an alarm.mp3 file present for this to work. At the same time, it displays its own button that lets you shut the alarm off.

Note that we can’t guarantee that this app will work, or that it doesn’t have issues on its own. It’s been tested on both my Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (using a functional alarm clock) and John’s Transformer Pad Infinity. However, this is after all an app that was created from a profile and a couple of tasks in Tasker, so it isn’t exactly the Mona Lisa of apps. If anyone wants to use the project in Tasker directly, that is also available as a project download below.

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Download: TPAF.apk (app)

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Download: alarm.mp3 (alarm tone)

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Download: TPAF.prj.xml (Tasker project file)

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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4 thoughts on “ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity temporary alarm fix [Exclusive download]

  • Don’t have a Transformer Pad, but just wanted to mention that the solution sounds cool. Definitely going to have to investigate Tasker – I really like that you can export trigger/actions as stand-alone apps.

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  • Thanks for doing this, Andreas. This will at least hold some people over until this issue is officially fixed – and this way, people don’t have to switch over completely to a third-party alarm app if they don’t want to.

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    where should alarm.mp3 be saved? cant get this to work :(

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    • Avatar of Andreas Ødegård

      Straight on the internal memory. Make sure you tap the app in the app list once (so it says its alive) before you try it. Designed to work with the built in alarm clock.

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