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Old 10-12-2017, 06:12 AM   #1
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Fw 5.8.11 update

Apparently, according to the press release for the new Oasis, the 5.8.11 update is now available for all other Kindles going back to the 2013 Paperwhite. Does this only apply to the US? When I checked to see whether it was available here in the UK it doesn't seem to have been released yet.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:17 AM   #2
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I just looked on Amazon.com and I do not see firmware 5.8.11.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:27 AM   #3
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according to goodereader it will be available sometime today or tomorrow
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:29 AM   #4
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according to goodereader it will be available sometime today or tomorrow
And how often have they been right? Not often unless they come to MR and steal the information.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:33 AM   #5
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goodereader about 5.8.11 update: "If you love reading e-books there is more font sizes than ever before—and five levels of boldness—for whichever font you choose to read with. In addition to the Opendyslexic font, Amazon has just added a new feature to invert black and white on the display, which is useful if you have light sensitivity. Finally there is a new Ragged Right Alignment feature that allows you to read using left-aligned (ragged right) text."
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:27 AM   #6
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If they are correct I'd update my old Paperwhite. It's currently jailbroken with a patch to keep it from updating. It's on the last firmware that allowed custom fonts. It's collecting dust.

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Old 10-12-2017, 08:34 AM   #7
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I contacted customer service about this, and I wasn't really given a concrete answer. They said that they couldn't give any definitive answer to me as the device in question had not been released yet. I hope they do update the firmware on the 8th and 7th Gen. devices, as it has a few features which I would really like to use. The five levels of boldness in particular, especially as of the moment the only font I use is the bold Ember font, as it is the only one I consider bold enough for my liking.

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Old 10-12-2017, 09:11 AM   #8
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...Finally there is a new Ragged Right Alignment feature that allows you to read using left-aligned (ragged right) text."
It is odd that this feature is mentioned in the new Oasis press release as both a feature of the new Oasis and of the upcoming firmware for older Kindles. That feature has been available since firmware version 5.8.9 released last spring, although only for books in KFX format.
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according to goodereader it will be available sometime today or tomorrow
That' what Amazon told me, and then that site ripped me off
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:14 AM   #10
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I was able to download the 5.8.11 firmware for the Paperwhite 2 by using the direct link:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/firmwaredow..._v2_5.8.11.bin

That file isn't linked from the Kindle Paperwhite (6th Generation) Software Updates at this time, but is probably coming soon.

I haven't tried links for other Kindle models.
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In Settings, Device Options, the Update Your Kindle tab is greyed out. Is this the normal setting? Don't usually check--but have been doing so obsessively after learning about the latest update. And I can't recall if Update Your Kindle being greyed out is status quo?
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I was able to download the 5.8.11 firmware for the Paperwhite 2 by using the direct link:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/firmwaredow..._v2_5.8.11.bin

That file isn't linked from the Kindle Paperwhite (6th Generation) Software Updates at this time, but is probably coming soon.

I haven't tried links for other Kindle models.
the same trick works for the update for the third gen paperwhite
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I was able to download the 5.8.11 firmware for the Paperwhite 2 by using the direct link:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/firmwaredow..._v2_5.8.11.bin

That file isn't linked from the Kindle Paperwhite (6th Generation) Software Updates at this time, but is probably coming soon.

I haven't tried links for other Kindle models.
Interesting. I tried the other ones, and they are all still on 5.5.10. Maybe they are in the process up updating them now.
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In Settings, Device Options, the Update Your Kindle tab is greyed out. Is this the normal setting? Don't usually check--but have been doing so obsessively after learning about the latest update. And I can't recall if Update Your Kindle being greyed out is status quo?
It will be grayed out until the new firmware has been downloaded by Amazon to your Kindle. Normally Amazon spreads out new firmware releases over time so it can take days or weeks before you will see the update, unless you download it yourself and copy it to the Kindle via USB.
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It will be grayed out until the new firmware has been downloaded by Amazon to your Kindle. Normally Amazon spreads out new firmware releases over time so it can take days or weeks before you will see the update, unless you download it yourself and copy it to the Kindle via USB.
Ok, phew, nothing wrong, just need to be patient. Thanks!
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