New firmware update(update: I was behind and just got the .25 update)General


  1. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Just got a notification for a new firmware update. About to install it now and will report back with some details.

    Edit: Old update, was just really far behind.

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  2. sporttrac986

    sporttrac986 Well-Known Member

    I updated also, but didn't see any difference.
    Do you know what changed?
  3. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    New kernel, and updated bloat. I don't know of anything else.
  4. FutureMD

    FutureMD Active Member

    It's been out for a couple weeks and I still haven't gotten it ota. What the heck?
  5. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Is your bootloader unlocked by any chance?
  6. FutureMD

    FutureMD Active Member

    Should be running stock, but I had RMA'd it a couple mo ago so I wonder if asus did something to it
  7. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    It's possible. If the bootloader was unlocked, that would stop ASUS from pushing ota's to the device. Out of curiosity, what is your current build number on the tab?
  8. princeplanet

    princeplanet Member

    If you rooted and sent it in, then you won't receive any updates. That's what happened to me.
  9. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    Being rooted doesn't stop ota updates from being sent or installing. I've had my tab rooted since the day I've gotten it and have had no such problems. Only an unlocked bootloader will stop the ota's. It is quite possible that when you sent it in, they sent you back one that had it's bootloader already unlocked.
  10. FutureMD

    FutureMD Active Member

    10.4.4.23
  11. FutureMD

    FutureMD Active Member

    Not rooted.

    I got the same tablet back that I sent in (with the same problems too, lol). Time to go yell at Asus again.

    Btw, how do you root without unlocking? I was under the impression that rooting required unlocking and that it was irreversible.
  12. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    I still haven't unlocked my bootloader, but I have been rooted for quite a while. There were exploits in the earlier builds of this tablet that allowed the user to gain root, but have since been patched. It might be to the point now that the only way to root is to unlock, but one use to be able to downgrade builds to one that had an exploit; even without the bootloader being unlocked. Don't know if it's still possible or not though.

    It is possible that asus unlocked your bootloader to try and fix the issue, and did not notify you unfortunately. I'm sure it's easy to tell by hitting certain button combinations when it boots up to access fastboot mode or recovery.
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