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Old 09-14-2012, 08:24 AM   #76
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Well, that makes two of us that are confused.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:55 PM   #77
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Just applied the update.

Glad I was wrong to assume Amazon wouldn't add KF8.

I played with KF8 comic book format (Watchmen) and it works just fine, even displays in color! (well not really) Panel View is on by default, and unlike other KF8 implementations, you can zoom and pan the page or panel view. It uses the entire screen, i.e. no margins. I think they should have had 'Actual Size' as the panel view Zoom default rather than 'Fit-to-screen', as the latter suffers from scaling artifacts. No bookmarks/sharing/TOC. But otherwise, most excellent!
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:01 PM   #78
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If you have previously installed the Kindle Jailbreak (0.10N) & Custom screen saver hack, do you need remove them before updating?
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:54 AM   #79
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The update worked fine for me with the jailbreak, font, and screensaver hacks installed, but I had to re-jailbreak and update the font hack after the upgrade.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:03 PM   #80
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Sorry, what is it you're asking? Why Amazon push out firmware updates?
My comment was a question of why we had to get the Kindle update using a computer download and then usb2 to the Kindle connection rather than just getting the update by using the Kindle itself and Wi-Fi.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:07 PM   #81
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My comment was a question of why we had to get the Kindle update using a computer download and then usb2 to the Kindle connection rather than just getting the update by using the Kindle itself and Wi-Fi.
They roll out the OTA updates in waves, to manage resources, I guess. It's available for download for those who don't want to wait (or who don't use wireless, of course.)
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:36 PM   #82
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My comment was a question of why we had to get the Kindle update using a computer download and then usb2 to the Kindle connection rather than just getting the update by using the Kindle itself and Wi-Fi.
It's a service offered by Amazon in case you don't want to wait for them to push an OTA update. Do nothing and you will eventually get it anyway, it might just take some time.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:37 PM   #83
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be warned - I downloaded this update with a full battery, and after running the update was down below half - not that I minded recharging the kindle, but I wouldn't run the update with a low battery.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #84
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be warned - I downloaded this update with a full battery, and after running the update was down below half - not that I minded recharging the kindle, but I wouldn't run the update with a low battery.
I've always heard it was best to have a full battery. I guess that's why ^ I suppose it would foul up the works if the battery went dead mid-update.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:12 PM   #85
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Every ereader I have had has recommended having mostly a full charge when updating.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:22 AM   #86
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Usually any portable device will warn you or the download info will have the warning to plug in the power cord or to at least have a full battery.

The problem is that sometimes the battery is old or not fully charging and you think you are ok, but then you go down while you are installing firmware and you are really "cooked."

I think a GPS once warned me that if the charge failed while making a firmware update that you would have to send it back to the factory and they would charge you at least for shipping, and it would take a week to 2 weeks, so hook up the power cord for safety.

I have taken their advice and can report good results.

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Not much good for me unfortunately. I have a DX Graphite and no update is listed for it.
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:48 PM   #88
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Not much good for me unfortunately. I have a DX Graphite and no update is listed for it.
Unfortunately, Amazon has pretty much abandoned the Kindle DX line.
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:15 AM   #89
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Not much good for me unfortunately. I have a DX Graphite and no update is listed for it.
The DX is a Kindle 2. We definitely won't see KF8 for that range, I'm certain.
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The DX is a Kindle 2. We definitely won't see KF8 for that range, I'm certain.
Yeah, I'm pretty certain about that as well

And they won't sell me a 8.9" Fire HD (me being in the Netherlands) either. Although that may be an 'as yet', as we're supposed to get our own Amazon store next month.
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