I foolishly upgraded my tablet to the latest version (4.2.2) before rooting my device. I understand that 4.2.2 cannot be rooted at this time. If I am wrong, please let me know.
So....I downloaded EMMA, unlocked my tablet, installed EMMA and proceeded to (as I though) downgrade to 4.1.2, in order to root the tablet and then upgrade.
EMMA happily installed the downgrade and indicated it was successful. Upon restarting my tablet, I noticed that I still had 4.2.2. I tried to again install the downgrade, but no luck.
I did do a complete backup of my data, so after reinstalling my apps, I was able to restore data and get my tablet back to its original (4.2.2) state. Of course, I am sitting with an unlocked device. I did not see any way on EMMA to relock the bootloader.
Without overly trying the patience of those who have far more knowledge of these matters than I, here are a few questions:
-why didn't the downgrade take?
-given I have an unlocked device, is there an alternate method to downgrade, root, protect root, upgrade and relock device?
-if number 2 is not possible what is the easiest and quickest way to relock the bootloader.
-is rooting 4.2.2 a question of when or if?
I would like to thank you all for reading this and any help you have to offer.
Have a good day.