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Old 07-26-2010, 03:11 PM   #1
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2.5.?

I downloaded and installed the 2.5 upgrade from Amazon.com, but it's stuck on 2.5.2, and I've seen talk of higher versions. How/why should I get the newer updates?

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Old 07-26-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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2.5.3 on k2i (and possibly DX/DXi) & 2.5.4/2.5.6 on K2US are whispernet only updates. (2.5.5 OOB for the DXg)

But the 2.5.3 & 2.5.6 updates don't actually do anything useful, so it's no biggie .
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:26 PM   #3
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Sure they're useful - they support the incomes of the wonderful Kindle programmers! ;-)

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Old 07-27-2010, 12:50 AM   #4
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Sure they're useful - they support the incomes of the wonderful Kindle programmers! ;-)

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Old 07-27-2010, 01:42 AM   #5
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2.5.3 on k2i (and possibly DX/DXi) & 2.5.4/2.5.6 on K2US are whispernet only updates. (2.5.5 OOB for the DXg)

But the 2.5.3 & 2.5.6 updates don't actually do anything useful, so it's no biggie .
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Out of curiosity what has been determined as the issues addressed by say the 2.5.3 update? Or does it seem as if they are more build specific updates rather than anything else? I am stuck on 2.5.2 and it's no big deal just I always like to stay current as well as know why or why not I get or don't get an update.

Also, it's somewhat disconcerting to see so many firmware versions. To me it feels like there are hardware variations which depend on the production run...nothing new there all companies have those issues but most keep all of their same version devices on the same FW versions probably just to keep the OCD side of customers at ease.

Just curious if nothing else about what might or might not be known at this microsecond...
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:47 AM   #6
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When I said it does nothing, I *really* mean nothing 'useful'. It litterally just updates the version tag & OTA build number, and does some obscure stuff with a component of the java framework (Journal), which has, AFAICT, no visible impact for the user.

That's the case both with the 2.5.3 update for k2i & 2.5.6 for k2us.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:55 AM   #7
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When I said it does nothing, I *really* mean nothing 'useful'. It litterally just updates the version tag & OTA build number, and does some obscure stuff with a component of the java framework (Journal), which has, AFAICT, no visible impact for the user.

That's the case both with the 2.5.3 update for k2i & 2.5.6 for k2us.
interesting and thanks for the description...nothing like an mfg adding more mud to the already murky waters....oh, well, as long as I can read, who cares, right? sorta....
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:14 AM   #8
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Official update page:

http://amazon.com/gp/help/customer/d...324680&#manual


This is the software update v2.5.4 for Kindle DX US:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/G7G_Firmwar...e_dx_2.5.4.bin
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:36 PM   #9
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you can now d/l v2.5.4 for the K2i at meem's link, or near by... , in the post above as well...
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I don't understand what do you mean, but if you have another version of Kindle just download a suitable update file from official page:

http://amazon.com/gp/help/customer/d...324680&#manual
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