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Full-Screen browsing comes to Amazon Kindle Fire after firmware update

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Full-Screen browsing comes to Amazon Kindle Fire after firmware update
A new firmware update has been bestowed on owners of the Amazon Kindle Fire. The low-priced 7 inch Android tablet that was found underneath more Christmas Trees than a passed out Uncle, now has version 6.2.2 working. And with the update, the only major improvement that can be seen is a new toggle switch that allows full-page browsing with the Silk browser. You can check out what the Silk browser looked like (before the update) by clicking on the video below

Now, the bad news for some. The update breaks root and the latest tool used for quick and easy rooting of the tablet, BurritoRoot, does not work once the update is installed. Amazon has yet to pass along the documentation for the new firmware, but hopefully they will soon. If you want to manually install the firmware, you can download a binary file from XDA user b63. All you need to do is download the file, place it in your Fire's kindleupdates folder, and go to Settings > Device > Update your Kindle. That's all there is to it. The binary file can be found by visiting the sourcelink.

source: AndroidPolice

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posted on 19 Jan 2012, 05:35

1. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Cool, but I prefer my Nook Tablet. Not to say tat the Kindle Fire is bad but the choice ultimately came down to design preference. lol

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 12:07

2. squeeb (Posts: 99; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


How dare they break my burrito root! haha. Can't wait till CM9..

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