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  1. Rafael

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    I am rooted with .28, and cannot get the ota update to jb to work.
    Dont mind waiting for the update to be posted to the Asus site.

    Still, if i manually install jb .....wont I lose root?.
    Anyone know?

    I planned to use rootkeeper with the ota. Will it work with the manual install?
     

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    My goal is to get the OTA JB update to work....with the hopes that Rootkeeper will maintain root.

    My plan is to download the .28 firmware and install it from SD card....so I have a fresh copy that will accept the OTA......then Use the EasyRoot method to root it, then run rootkeeper to temporarily unroot it....then hoefully do the JB OTA.

    Any thoughts if this will work?
     
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    I was able to apply .28 via the SD card.........my Prime is back to normal.
    Still, I was not able to get the update for JB to show up....still says no update available. Of course; I have it rooted but did a temp unroot with rootkeeper.

    Has anyone been able to keep root after the OTA JB update?
     
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    How did you apply .28 via the sdcard?? That's how I'm trying to apply the new 4.1.1 fw downloaded from Asus' support site...
     
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    Download it on a pc. Unzip the download......once. Do not unzip anything again.
    Put contents of unzip on root of SD card. The tablet will find the update on the card and will notify you.
    Very easy.
     
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