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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by artbytes, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. artbytes

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    Before I update, should I backup apps or home screens, etc. I seem to recall that, unless you are doing a whole number update (like 3.xxx to 4.xxx), you don't have to reinstall all of your apps and settings. They should all remain. I just got the OTA software update notice. I just need to know what to do before I proceed.

    The tablet is new and it's not completely setup, yet. I'm still in the process of doing that and installing apps.

    Thanks.
     

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    you should be fine with just installing the upgrade.
     
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    OEM updates shouldn't erase any data or reset your device at all. They're designed and tested to cause as few problems as possible for the end user on a stock machine. (Not that it doesn't happen on occasion, but that seems to be the exception instead of the rule)

    The only exception would be if you're rooted and using a custom ROM - then the update could brick your Tab so I'd either avoid it or wait until a compatible version for your ROM is put out.
     
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