|04-03-2010, 12:57 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Illinois - USA
Do I really need to upgrade my jbl firmware?
I got the jbl a couple of months ago and it didn't come with the newest firmware. I didn't upgrade. Now there is another firmware. Is it really necessary for me to upgrade if it is doing everything I want it to do.
|04-03-2010, 01:43 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: The Heart of Texas
Device: JetBook Lite, AuraHD, PDA, Eee Transformer
There are at least two approaches to this issue.
One camp is of the opinion that you should only upgrade if you are having a problem
that is supposed to be fixed by the update.
The other camp has it that, updates are an expense for the manufacturer and not
issued without good reason.
On the one hand; there is a tendency to use early adopters as a cheap form of
"Quality Control" , to work the final bugs out.
On the other hand; updates can provide real improvements, fixes, added features,
and/or address security issues.
For the most part, firmware updates can be reversed, by re-flashing to an earlier
(pre-update) version of the firmware. That said, there is always the rare chance
something could go wrong and brick your device. This would be highly unlikely for
an update using firmware provided by the manufacturer.
For most, it is a matter of your confidence in your own abilities and understanding
of the process. For a lot of us it is no big deal, unless something does go wrong,
then it's an aggravation, until you can set it right.
Last edited by Ken Maltby; 04-03-2010 at 01:45 PM.
|04-07-2010, 07:32 AM||#3|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: PA (USA)
Device: Kobo Glo & Mini, Nexus 7.2, Nook HD & HD+, KFHD7(n2a)
I haven't changed the firmware that mine came with. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, is my motto.
|04-08-2010, 03:31 AM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: San Gabriel Califorina
Device: kindle k3 and k2 and White Aluratek Libre Pro
If it was me and over all Im happy with the function of the Jetbook, the only reason I upgrade the firmware is if the finally support drm'd e books otherwise I wouldn't futz perfectly good jetbook. That my 2 cents.
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