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19th June 2014, 08:57 PM   |  #1  
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The Verge has reported that a "narrow" release of the next software update has started today. I know everyone here probably has it blocked, but let us know if you get any indication of the update.

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UPDATE: Amazon is now saying the update will be released next week.
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19th June 2014, 09:31 PM   |  #2  
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Wonder if this update blocks root... guess we will find out soon enough...

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19th June 2014, 09:44 PM   |  #3  
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Anyone that does not want root needs to tell us the changelog for the update when they get it.
19th June 2014, 10:09 PM   |  #4  
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Anyone that does not want root needs to tell us the changelog for the update when they get it.


I unrooted my FTV and will wait for the update.
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19th June 2014, 10:10 PM   |  #5  
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Yeah, I'd like to know this as well. My Fire TV is out for delivery. Can't wait to mess with it.
19th June 2014, 10:16 PM   |  #6  
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The Verge has updated their article. Amazon is now saying the update will begin rolling out next week.
19th June 2014, 11:05 PM   |  #7  
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The Verge has updated their article. Amazon is now saying the update will begin rolling out next week.

A weeks time to close a root exploit that just came out over the weekend? I doubt their devs will be able to squeeze that in but maybe.
19th June 2014, 11:24 PM   |  #8  
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A weeks time to close a root exploit that just came out over the weekend? I doubt their devs will be able to squeeze that in but maybe.

I hope you're right! As a Prime user, the video filter would be a cool feature. It'd be nice to be able to update and re-root.
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Also has the music baked in, and free time. Can apparently search by price.

As long as sideloading still works I may just go for it.

I bought the box was to be able to view Prime video content as well as local media and Netflix. Root is nice to have, but for me losing access to Prime video means the box is not doing what I bought it for. Of course, so is losing XBMC, so if sideloading breaks the box goes back and I probably pick up a TV that I can stream to via Bubble as well as use for NF and Prime - or I reconnect my WDTVLIVE and hope my bluray player eventually gets Prime. It just got the Digital Concert Hall from the Berlin Philharmonic, and that's a great, if expensive, service.

I had paid google apps working without root after sideloading enough of the google stuff to get login working.

If the update's mandatory for Prime viewing, I update. If it breaks xbmc, I return.
20th June 2014, 12:03 AM   |  #10  
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I imagine Prime video will still work...right?

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