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Old 12-11-2017, 12:46 PM   #1
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Firmware update 5.9.2.0.1

Update is live and brings temporary disable of touchscreeen on Oasis 2, Audible on Kindles with bluetooth and performance improvements for the rest.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custo...deId=200529680
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Old 12-11-2017, 03:59 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up, I was not expecting the Audible update for Kindle 8th gen this soon. Will give it a try.
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:05 PM   #3
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I almost couldn't find the update kindle option. Has it always been in advanced? Maybe I am dreaming.

Oh the disable screen is nice. I can wipe dust off without activating something, I can put my finger on the line, just grab the whole thing and it won't do anything. Just like my basic, the one with buttons and no touch screen.

This is really handy for long reading sessions.

And plus points for me not checking obsessively what the batter percentage says.

I didn't even think I needed this.

Its in inside the book, right in the drop down on the right where the other stuff is like about the book.
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:27 PM   #4
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Update is live and brings temporary disable of touchscreeen on Oasis 2, Audible on Kindles with bluetooth and performance improvements for the rest.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custo...deId=200529680
This is another one of those almost mandatory security updates.

It would be nice if people with older Kindle models report what user experience and available features change and how they change.
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:46 PM   #5
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Well I don't know what it did to Voyage except it did move where you find the update your kindle for manual install. You find it now in Settings, Device Options, Advanced Options. There is Storage Management there now, don't know if it was in there previously. And it rebooted....hope this isn't a new trend.

And lost my page on reboot and started at the beginning..luckily I could resync it to last page read.

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Well I don't know what it did to Voyage except it did move where you find the update your kindle for manual install. You find it now in Settings, Device Options, Advanced Options. There is Storage Management there now, don't know if it was in there previously. And it rebooted....hope this isn't a new trend.

And lost my page on reboot and started at the beginning..luckily I could resync it to last page read.
Thanks, I'm all out of karma to give today.

My Voyage was a 5.6.1 on Friday. This weekend I jailbroke it and updated to 5.8.11, with
"Update Your Kindle" 1 level up (Settings -> Device Options)

Were you already at 5.9.x before you got 5.9.2.0.1?

I've been planning to stay at 5.8.11 and it looks like amazon is only going to let me enjoy it for a short time.

To anyone out there, will I also lose my progress bar on my KNT4?
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:35 PM   #7
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Thanks, I'm all out of karma to give today.

My Voyage was a 5.6.1 on Friday. This weekend I jailbroke it and updated to 5.8.11, with
"Update Your Kindle" 1 level up (Settings -> Device Options)

Were you already at 5.9.x before you got 5.9.2.0.1?

I've been planning to stay at 5.8.11 and it looks like amazon is only going to let me enjoy it for a short time.

To anyone out there, will I also lose my progress bar on my KNT4?
Do not update your voyage to 5.9.* if you want to use any of the MR addons. None of them work yet in anything above 5.8.11.

There are no longer any updates for K4NT.


BTW, JB survives update to 5.9.2.0.1.
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:50 PM   #8
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Do not update your voyage to 5.9.* if you want to use any of the MR addons. None of them work yet in anything above 5.8.11.

There are no longer any updates for K4NT.

BTW, JB survives update to 5.9.2.0.1.
Thanks!

It also turns out amazon says 5.9.2.0.1 is NOT required for the Voyage. I wonder if that assumes the Voyage is already beyond 5.8.11. In any case, I'm sitting tight.

Amazon does say my K2 needs an update, and they do list a minimum for K4NT, which I will have to check on later.
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Well I don't know what it did to Voyage except it did move where you find the update your kindle for manual install. You find it now in Settings, Device Options, Advanced Options. There is Storage Management there now, don't know if it was in there previously. And it rebooted....hope this isn't a new trend.

And lost my page on reboot and started at the beginning..luckily I could resync it to last page read.
Storage Management is new for this update on my Voyage according to Menu* | Settings | Menu |Device Info / What's New

I've always manually updated by going to Menu |Settings |Menu |Update Your Kindle.

I had no issues of it retrieving the last page I was on in my current read.

My Kindle rebooted twice during the process... better than the number of reboots my Win10 PC did during its latest update!

* Menu = the three vertical dots in the top right hand corner
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Thanks!

It also turns out amazon says 5.9.2.0.1 is NOT required for the Voyage. I wonder if that assumes the Voyage is already beyond 5.8.11. In any case, I'm sitting tight.

Amazon does say my K2 needs an update, and they do list a minimum for K4NT, which I will have to check on later.
It's safe to update both K2 and K4NT (as well as K3, touch). The last update was for certificates only. You don't need them if you don't let your Kindle communicate with Amazon, i.e. sideload only. However, without these latest updates the old Kindles will not be able to communicate with Amazon. So you need them for whispersync, store, etc.

Keep your Voyage in airplane mode or put a folder named update.bin.tmp.partial into the top of the visible storage when you connect it to a computer. It will prevent FW update.
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Update Your Kindle was and remains in 2 places:
- (anywhere in Settings) in the ‘triple dot’ menu
- in Settings->Device Options prior to 5.9.2 (but now in Device Options->Advanced Settings)
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Thanks, I'm all out of karma to give today.

My Voyage was a 5.6.1 on Friday. This weekend I jailbroke it and updated to 5.8.11, with
"Update Your Kindle" 1 level up (Settings -> Device Options)

Were you already at 5.9.x before you got 5.9.2.0.1?

I've been planning to stay at 5.8.11 and it looks like amazon is only going to let me enjoy it for a short time.

To anyone out there, will I also lose my progress bar on my KNT4?
I believe it was 5.8.11
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Storage Management is new for this update on my Voyage according to Menu* | Settings | Menu |Device Info / What's New

I've always manually updated by going to Menu |Settings |Menu |Update Your Kindle.

I had no issues of it retrieving the last page I was on in my current read.

My Kindle rebooted twice during the process... better than the number of reboots my Win10 PC did during its latest update!

* Menu = the three vertical dots in the top right hand corner
It rebooted after updating completely. I was in a book when it froze. I was attempting to get it out of the case to do a reboot when it self rebooted. I haven’t used it fully yet so hoping it was a one off.
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Ah I missed clicking on the triple dots again after getting into settings. Thanks that’s faster to find.
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:54 PM   #15
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I updated mine and it lost all the books that had been downloaded and now shows nothing in the cloud library. I went to my pc and sent a few to the Voyage, and they showed up after restarting. I'll leave it overnight and hope things catch up.
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