Yeah, that's one of those things that's usually mentioned in more user-friendly OP's. Never use the cable included with the phone for doing anything important like this. If I recall correctly, even Razer themselves says not to use it for unlocking the bootloader or side-loading anything.
Man, you ain't kidding! It literally takes me about a full day to get my phone set back up the way I like it, and I dread resetting the phone & wiping everything out because of that!
Is there no way of using fastboot to like "dirty flash" the update and not lose all my data/settings, or do I not understand that applying a system update like this just automatically means your data will be wiped?
Ok, so the OTA packages work like this: