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

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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Kindle Fire
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Processor TI OMAP4, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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

2. squeeb

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

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

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