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Old 03-04-2011, 11:09 PM   #1
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Kindle 2.5.8: What's new?

Does anybody know?
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:35 PM   #2
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Wtf is this?
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:03 AM   #3
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Wtf is this?
It's called an update. An update for something other than the Kindle 3. I know it's a hard concept for some Kindle owners to grasp, but there are still Kindle devices being used that don't run 3.x.x software.

The OP obviously noticed a change from 2.5.6/7 to 2.5.8 and would like to know what sort of changes were included with that software update.
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:04 AM   #4
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This? http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200529740
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:06 AM   #5
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An update for something other than the Kindle 3. I know it's a hard concept for some Kindle owners to grasp, but there are still Kindle devices being used that don't run 3.x.x software.
Indeed, it didn't even crossed my mind.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:44 AM   #6
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Anyone know if this messes with the jailbreak and hacks like the 3.1 did to the K3?

Imagine, Amazon still supporting the K2.....that's good....and bad!

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Old 03-05-2011, 10:50 AM   #7
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I just upgraded to 2.5.8 for my DXG. it doesn't affect jailbreak and font hack.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:00 AM   #8
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Thanks. Before I install it, does anyone know what it does?
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:56 PM   #9
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Thanks. Before I install it, does anyone know what it does?
Not really, but 2.5.7 -> 2.5.8?? You can almost guarantee it's not going to be anything earthshattering... or even noticeable for that matter.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:39 PM   #10
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"Software version 2.5.8 includes performance improvements to software version 2.5."
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:07 PM   #11
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Kernel, bootloader update (Huh, first time I've seen one of these, I think), and a bunch of framework updates.

Shouldn't break anything, AFAICT .
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:55 PM   #12
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x.x.8!!! wow, I still piddle along with x.x.4 what a luddite I am!
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:22 PM   #13
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Just installed on two K2i's (feeling lucky! )...working fine, no problems with jailbreak or screen saver hacks. Doesn't appear to do anything other than change the last number of the firmware from 7 to 8 as far as I can tell.... Thanks NiLuJe for looking at it.
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:34 AM   #14
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i wish they would tell us what is really changed in these updates. I want to know if Amazon is taking more control over our readers. I guess I am not too used to the idea of firmware updates which are so secretive. Of course the only devices I own with regular firmware updates are DSLR's and a old MP3 players. And obviously a few of them are too old for more update support.
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