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[GUIDE] [SOLVED] "FAILED: ICS Update not working"

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10th January 2012, 04:59 AM   |  #1  
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Read all instructions before beginning.
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.

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Originally Posted by slayer69

1. Extract the update zip on your computer.
2. Find the zip file in the extracted folders.
3. Copy that file to the root of your sd card.
4. Reboot.... Zip file will be detected after reboot.
5. . 33 update will install.

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Just to be clear...

You are downloading UpdateLauncher_US_epaduser8_8_3_33.zip

at

http://usa.asus.com/Eee/Eee_Pad/Eee_...F201/#download

and extracting US_epad-user-8.8.3.33.zip


Then placing it in REMOVABLE/MICROSD/US_epad-user-8.8.3.33.zip

and then just reboot or wait for the system prompt and it will install .33

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Originally Posted by slayer69


6. After reboot re root
7. Then use root keeper to save root
8. Install ics and enjoy.
9. Once done use root keeper to gain root again
10. Use root checker to verify


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


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Originally Posted by kristovaher

Damn OP for making me think that unrooted people are also having update problems. I was panicking when I read through the first pages of this thread.
Nothing to worry about when you don't root and don't delete system apps.


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.


Attempts:
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
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10th January 2012, 05:01 AM   |  #2  
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No idea if this would work but maybe use that tool viperboy made to unroot yours and then try (pretty sure it has an unroot option)? Not sure why that would help since rooted users have successfully updated but may be worth a shot.
10th January 2012, 05:03 AM   |  #3  
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sorry forgot to mention that was my 3rd attempt


i'm on #4 now just doing a factory reset first.
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Having this same issue. Not sure what the problem is, but it keeps failing.

I too am rooted.

Trying out this E4GT...
10th January 2012, 05:04 AM   |  #5  
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exact same thing happened to me, except I have no idea how to try to update again, when I go to about phone, system update, the check update box is greyed out.
10th January 2012, 05:09 AM   |  #6  
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How exactly do you factory reset on .33 with the .33 zip on asus's website?

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method 4 failed as well, any ideas anyone?
10th January 2012, 05:13 AM   |  #8  
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How are ya'll able to try the update more than once? Are you just talking about reboot or are you actually downloading the update again? the reason I ask is that I am unable to click the check update button.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chris61292

How exactly do you factory reset on .33 with the .33 zip on asus's website?

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its not exactly "factory" reset, but its a full wipe of settings and data.
10th January 2012, 05:14 AM   |  #10  
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like 5 attemps still failed..

factory reset, cold boot, reboot router, still failed.

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