Originally Posted by The Naf
I bought mine from similar type of supplier (if not the same) and finally decided to flash to the Takju build after getting tired of waiting for the update. I'm a real newbie and have absolutely no programming knowledge what so ever and can tell you that the link given out earlier provides an easy, step by step, semi-automated process to follow which should enable you to flash to either the Takju or Yakju build...
Moving on... the backup I created didn't completely restore all my apps (maybe i didnt do it correctly...) anyway so just wondering if apps & data are erased in an ordinary OTA update? (for future reference...)
No, in a standard update, OTA or sideloaded, apps and data are normally untouched.