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New update for the Amazon Kindle Fire breaks root, disables SuperOneClick

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New update for the Amazon Kindle Fire breaks root, disables SuperOneClick
The Amazon Kindle Fire is probably one of the most successful tablets out there - we still don’t know for sure, but most reports seem to agree on its huge sales. But even though it’s Android at its core, Amazon dictates the experience and you end up being in a beautiful cage. For some users that’s okay, others prefer to root their devices, but this newest device for the Amazon Kindle Fire disables the current SuperOneClick solution and breaks the root access.

You will be prompted to update to 6.2.1 version of the software once you end up in a Wi-Fi network, but if you’ve already flashed a custom ROM like the CyanogenMOD7 you can choose not to get the update. In other cases, the update would start running in the background when your tablet syncs with Amazon’s servers.

Hardcore nerds will probably find this evil, but for the average user the update actually brings some neat improvements. The best thing about it is that performance gets a boost with smoother scrolling, but you also get additional features like a Wi-Fi connectivity lock preventing kids from downloading stuff and you can also take off recent items from the home screen. XDA-Developers has all the geeky details below, so hit the link to get them.

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posted on 20 Dec 2011, 04:43

1. longhairbilly (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Aug 2010)

Boooo Amazon!

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 04:47

2. netizen (Posts: 62; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)

One more reason to go nook

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 09:52

3. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

amazon is evil!!

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 10:14 3

4. saiki4116 (Posts: 404; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

i dont see anything evil,the hardware itself costs 190$.So Amazon is selling them with loss and they make up for the losses by selling amazon services.if someone is going to root and seperate from Amazon ecosystem,it is definitely a loss for Amazon,and they are trying to avoid it.If you are buying a subsidised product,you have to live with it........

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 18:27

5. RazaAsad (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


posted on 21 Dec 2011, 23:32

6. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

I guess...but I don't think Amazon really needs anyone to protect its interests. It's kinda a strong healthy business, and making a profit is their responsibility and not mine.
I'd prefer the root.

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