Originally Posted by jtmorris
Terrible update. Everything is glitchy and slow. Browser bookmarks don't work anymore (force closes the browser) and more lag. It allows worked perfectly fine before. The only help option is to factory reset but I really don't want to lose all my app data (and no sd card on this piece). Sheesh. Nothing I can do about it now.
Sadly, a factory reset is pretty much mandatory after such a big update like from Honeycomb to ICS. It will work much better afterwards.
Rooting the 8.9 is really easy. If you did so you could backup your data with Titanium Backup and restore after the reset. My $0.02.