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Old 07-24-2009, 10:59 AM   #1
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New firmware for Kindle DX ?

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Is there anything on the grapevine about new firmware (official updates/software )for the Kindle DX?

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Old 07-24-2009, 12:06 PM   #2
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Old 07-24-2009, 07:01 PM   #3
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I just received update, 2.1 (337560062) on my DX. I don't know what changed, but I did get the 'Software update' warning and a reboot.

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Old 07-24-2009, 10:44 PM   #4
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I think this happened for me, too, though when I checked here, there was a June posting giving a version number that's the same as mine is now. But my DX definitely rebooted itself while it was in front of me on my desk.
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I can confirm that new update for DX is being pushed from Amazon:

<item priority="0" type="FWUP" action="GET" key="UpdatePRL_50876_5BF61412.bin" is_incremental="false" sequence="0">DEVICE04</item>

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Old 07-24-2009, 10:52 PM   #6
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I think this happened for me, too, though when I checked here, there was a June posting giving a version number that's the same as mine is now. But my DX definitely rebooted itself while it was in front of me on my desk.
Have played with PDFs to see if there is something new?
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:04 PM   #7
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I can confirm that new update for DX is being pushed from Amazon:

<item priority="0" type="FWUP" action="GET" key="UpdatePRL_50876_5BF61412.bin" is_incremental="false" sequence="0">DEVICE04</item>
It's WAN card internal firmware update, nothing else.

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Old 07-26-2009, 03:11 AM   #8
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It's WAN card internal firmware update, nothing else.
I got mine in late June, I think. But it has the version numbers mentioned here.

I imagine that I don't need to uninstall the sleep-screen changes to go through this? Maybe mine was done before it left Indiana or wherever?

They never auto-update me anyway. Have always had to go get the file and just do it, which is fine, but it seems I already have this one.

Do you know what the change to the WAN card firmware was for ?
I know some people have had problems getting to websites. I haven't, and maybe whatever was before is what caused them probs.
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I got mine in late June, I think. But it has the version numbers mentioned here.
Unlikely, it's a new update.

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I imagine that I don't need to uninstall the sleep-screen changes to go through this? Maybe mine was done before it left Indiana or wherever?
No, this update only seems to touch firmware inside CDMA modem

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Do you know what the change to the WAN card firmware was for ?
I know some people have had problems getting to websites. I haven't, and maybe whatever was before is what caused them probs.
Preferred Roaming List update

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Old 07-26-2009, 06:38 AM   #10
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I just received update, 2.1 (337560062) on my DX. I don't know what changed, but I did get the 'Software update' warning and a reboot.
Interesting. That's the version mine arrived with 3 weeks ago. I've also confirmed from Amazon's site that this was the shipping version. There have been no firmware updates. It appears to have simply been a PRL update for the radio.

[From Amazon: Kindle DX: Kindle 2.1 (337560062) comes with the device]

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Unlikely, it's a new update.
What I was trying to say was that I got my DX around June 28, but my firmware version number is the same as the one people are reporting as the new update's version number. This is very likely because it's true.

Also, I did the modification for the Amazon author-screen-images a bit over a week ago, so Amazon could not have updated mine in the last week or so.

Now, if that firmware update started to be deleted about 10 days ago in their often dragged-out updates, and it came in before I changed the screen-images that would be another thing but the ending numbers seem the same to me.

I do know people complain about not being able to work the web browser and I wonder if they were the ones for whom the WAN firmware updates were meant because they had the older version.

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Interesting. That's the version mine arrived with 3 weeks ago. I've also confirmed from Amazon's site that this was the shipping version. There have been no firmware updates. It appears to have simply been a PRL update for the radio.

[From Amazon: Kindle DX: Kindle 2.1 (337560062) comes with the device]

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Ah, finally, something that makes sense. Thanks for checking.

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Not a very exciting update. Considering there are a lot of the things on the wishlest I was hoping for something more substantial sooner.
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:43 PM   #14
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Hello

Thanks for the comments. BTW, some of us can't get our updates since we're outside the US coverage area. Is there any way we can manually update our DX?
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Not a very exciting update. Considering there are a lot of the things on the wishlest I was hoping for something more substantial sooner.
It may be a long wait.

I'm not sure that any of the reader companies have a very good track record on delivering new features. It seems to me that Amazon only delivers problem fixes. They did give a K1 update for whispersynch when the K2 was released, but otherwise no joy (: .

Any others have any thoughts or experience to the contrary?
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