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Old 10-18-2017, 11:46 AM   #196
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My Oasis settings state the latest update was 5.8.2. Only missing 9 updates - time to bring it to the office and connect to wifi. I wonder if it has to install all of the intermediary updates, or if 5.8.11 will cover for the missing ones.
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My Oasis settings state the latest update was 5.8.2. Only missing 9 updates - time to bring it to the office and connect to wifi. I wonder if it has to install all of the intermediary updates, or if 5.8.11 will cover for the missing ones.
Every update is a full system image. You only need install the latest.

Note that you are extremely unlikely to get 5.8.11 "over the air" for weeks yet - new updates are rolled out gradually. If you want it, download it and update manually.
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Old 10-18-2017, 12:14 PM   #198
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Every update is a full system image. You only need install the latest.

Note that you are extremely unlikely to get 5.8.11 "over the air" for weeks yet - new updates are rolled out gradually. If you want it, download it and update manually.
Thanks! I'm glad to hear that I won't have to watch it update again and again. Much easier to just have a single overarching update.
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Note that you are extremely unlikely to get 5.8.11 "over the air" for weeks yet - new updates are rolled out gradually.
Ahhh! You just answered the exact question that I came here to ask. I was wondering why my PW3 hadn't gotten this update yet.

Since I'm new to the PW3, can anyone tell me, are these updates typically stable? Or are we being a guinea pigs for possibly buggy releases when we download/install one manually prior to it coming out "over the air"? Should we run into problems with a release, is there a method to roll back the installation to a previous firmware?
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Ahhh! You just answered the exact question that I came here to ask. I was wondering why my PW3 hadn't gotten this update yet.

Since I'm new to the PW3, can anyone tell me, are these updates typically stable? Or are we being a guinea pigs for possibly buggy releases when we download/install one manually prior to it coming out "over the air"? Should we run into problems with a release, is there a method to roll back the installation to a previous firmware?
I've always downloaded the updates and applied them manually, I'm too impatient to wait for over the air. I've never had an issue.

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Since I'm new to the PW3, can anyone tell me, are these updates typically stable? Or are we being a guinea pigs for possibly buggy releases when we download/install one manually prior to it coming out "over the air"? Should we run into problems with a release, is there a method to roll back the installation to a previous firmware?
They are generally pretty stable. Bugs tend to be minor and when they occur it is usually at least a month until the next update comes out to fix them.

The Kindle firmware has protection against rolling back to an older release. Once you upgrade there is no going back (unless you have it jailbroken or open it up to access the internal serial port.)

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My Oasis settings state the latest update was 5.8.2. Only missing 9 updates - time to bring it to the office and connect to wifi. I wonder if it has to install all of the intermediary updates, or if 5.8.11 will cover for the missing ones.
Go to the Amazon page for your device, download the current image (5.8.11) follow their directions to install.

If you want to jail break that device so you can use any of our after-market add-ins, do so before you update it.
That is: You can jb 5.8.2 but not (yet) 5.8.11

As posted above, Amazon switched to complete images sometime around 5.3.x (right at the time they introduced the first Paperwhite).
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Why can't you contact Amazon?
Do they have you locked out?
No, but, to requote Barty:
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