Kindle Fire update now available!
You can now do the manual update for the Kindle Fire HDX from
I’m most interested in it because it is supposed to address wireless connection instability, from what I’ve heard.
“The software update includes general improvements and the following feature enhancements:
Protect your device with encryption
You can now encrypt your accounts, settings, and downloaded apps and their data, media, and other files on your Kindle Fire. To learn more, go to Protect Your Data with Security Settings.
Test your knowledge with Flashcards for Kindle Print Replica textbooks
Create flashcards to help you learn more about key terms and concepts in a textbook. To learn more, go to Reading Enhancements.”
I’ll get it updated and then update this post with my experience with it, but I figured you’d want to know right away.
There should also be other updates available for other Fire models…you can get to it from the page I linked above.
Update: I was also able to download it the easy way…by doing
Home – Swipe down from the top – Settings – Device
and then having it check for System Updates.
It found it, and then started downloading it.
Before the update, I was at 188.8.131.52. I believe this will be 184.108.40.206 (on my Kindle Fire HDX 7″).
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