Repeated the exact same steps, only this time I renamed the WWICS version to CN_epad-user-18.104.22.168
The results were exactly the same. No change to the system, no difficulty restarting.
What do you think, should I try renaming it to CN_epad-user-10.4.2.17? Thus fooling it into thinking it's the updated version..?
Sounds sketchy, but I might try.