THIS IS NOT A GUIDE TO ROOTING, OR FOR DOWNGRADING TO .33 FROM ICS.
0. link a google account with your tablet if you have recently done a factory reset.
Just to be clear...
You are downloading UpdateLauncher_US_epaduser8_8_3_33.zip
and extracting US_epad-user-126.96.36.199.zip
Then placing it in REMOVABLE/MICROSD/US_epad-user-188.8.131.52.zip
and then just reboot or wait for the system prompt and it will install .33
Thanks to everyone who helped sort this out and make sense of it.
I never new bloatware could be so dangerous.
DO NOT DELETE BLOATWARE IF YOU WANT TO RECEIVE OTA UPDATES IN THE FUTURE
My sincere apologies. *I did not want to garner any undue hostility to jcase or viperboy as the Root process was not at fault in any way.
It was only what we all happened to do once we had it. (deleting bloatware)
If you arent sure where the update goes after all this...
Below maintained for archive only:
3 attempts so far and each time after the firmware downloads and the prime reboots, right after the Android with the gears shows up he turns into an android with an exclamation mark.
Then after a 5 minute boot I get a system message that says:
Post here if you failed too, and solutions you have.
first - Device was nachorooted, root backed up via OTA rootkeeper. FAILED
second - with root disabled via OTA rootkeeper FAILED
third - removed root via viperboy's tool FAILED
fourth - factory reset then update FAILED
fifth - just going to repeat the stock attempts until something looks different