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Old 02-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #391
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Blossom one thing I always do now is return to the boring gray before I shut it down or put it to sleep. I have no idea if that will make a difference or not.
It's grey shelves for me after having mine replaced the only good thing is my replacement is better than the one I had. Faster, much more responsive and battery is really accurate. WiFi transfer is super fast too on my old one it chugged along.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:45 PM   #392
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It's grey shelves for me after having mine replaced the only good thing is my replacement is better than the one I had. Faster, much more responsive and battery is really accurate. WiFi transfer is super fast too on my old one it chugged along.
Just in case there is an unbrick your Kindle Fire utility at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1430038.

I downloaded it just in case something goes amuck, which can happen even if you haven't added unofficial software. I kind of feel like mine chugs along. Maybe I will have to think about that. I would like super fast wifi.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:51 PM   #393
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Just in case there is an unbrick your Kindle Fire utility at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1430038.

I downloaded it just in case something goes amuck, which can happen even if you haven't added unofficial software. I kind of feel like mine chugs along. Maybe I will have to think about that. I would like super fast wifi.
It doesn't work with the latest firmware. The latest firmware changed things. I read a little about unbricking a Fire with different methods but the easy ones were outdated and the more complicated ones went over my head.
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:21 PM   #394
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It doesn't work with the latest firmware. The latest firmware changed things. I read a little about unbricking a Fire with different methods but the easy ones were outdated and the more complicated ones went over my head.
Ouch. If unbricking is difficult, I really should stop fooling around with the thing.
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Ouch. If unbricking is difficult, I really should stop fooling around with the thing.
It didn't use to be before 6.2.2 but yeah I am sure given time maybe new tools will be out but yeah be careful if you don't know all that rooting high tech stuff. The way I see it Amazon will replace it once then they may start asking questions if it happens again so I am sticking with the stock launcher.
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I did this just yesterday! Plug the Kindle Fire into the computer via the USB cable. Find the video you want to load (I was moving .mp4 files, so I don't know what other ones it will support). Pull the video into the Pictures folder on the Fire, NOT the Video folder. When you're done, disconnect and open the Gallery icon. Your videos should be there.
Perhaps this was address in a recent update. I put my mp4 vids in the Videos folder, and they show up in the Gallery under "Videos" as expected.
If I put them in the Pictures folder, they still work, but they show up under "Pictures" and have inappropriate options like "rotate."

Now, if Amazon would just get rid of the stupid grey menu bar while watching Gallery vids in full-screen....
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to delete icons from your carousel, put your finger on the icon and hold there until a box pops ups. Pick an option.
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to delete icons from your carousel, put your finger on the icon and hold there until a box pops ups. Pick an option.
Unfortunately, that only works with books and apps you've bought. I doesn't work for pre-installed apps. I bought OfficePro for my grandson's Fire and I can't delete Office (which came with the device) from the Carousel. Both versions show up. I do have the option to delete OfficePro, but that would defeat the purpose.

Also any books you've deleted from the Carousel will still show up in the books list. Guess I'll have to go online and delete that copy of Fanny Hill from my Amazon account.
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Unfortunately, that only works with books and apps you've bought. I doesn't work for pre-installed apps. I bought OfficePro for my grandson's Fire and I can't delete Office (which came with the device) from the Carousel
Those built in apps can't be deleted from the device, but can be removed from the carousel just like anything else.
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You're right, of course. I don't know why I wrote that. I had just deleted Office from the carousel when I noticed it was still in the apps.
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It's grey shelves for me after having mine replaced the only good thing is my replacement is better than the one I had. Faster, much more responsive and battery is really accurate. WiFi transfer is super fast too on my old one it chugged along.
The KF refused to start up today (from sleep). I attempted to restart but never even got to the Kindle Fire logo. It was fully charged and the only new things on there were Go Launcher and Rotating Wallpaper. It took me a series of shutting down several times (even though it wouldn't start I would long hold the button) plugging it in and long holding the button, plugging it in and letting it rest for a while etc etc even thought it was fully charged. Finally it started up and I removed Rot. Wallpaper because I thought it might have been the culprit once before. THings went well until I went away and it fell asleep. Went to use it and the whole thing happened again. I removed Go Launcher. All has been well for 8 hours of sleeping, waking and accidentally shutting it off once. This is very similar to some of the posts I have read online. It's the boring gray bookshelves for me. I really can't seen to live without the thing.
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