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19th December 2011, 10:48 PM |#11  
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does the update delete non original system apps?

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19th December 2011, 10:50 PM |#12  
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I have Amazon update server pointing to localhost in my hosts file. I have not received an update yet. Has anyone been updated using this method?
19th December 2011, 10:57 PM |#13  
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freeze OTASilentInstall
The first time I switched on my KF about 2 weeks ago it automatically updated to 6.2 firmware as soon as I hooked it up to wifi. 6.2 still allows superoneclick rooting.

Thank goodness I used root uninstaller to freeze OTASilentInstall immediately after rooting my KF (rooting is required for this app). I did not get any forced FW update and my KF remains in 6.2 and rooted.

I guess future new stocks of KF with the newest FW will not be rootable until someone finds a new method. Anyone who just bought a KF MUST NOT hook it up to the wifi immediately, otherwise it will update the FW autonatically, making it unrootable. You should first check the FW version (cogwheel icon in top right corner -> More -> Device -> System version) and see that it is 6.2 or lower. Then you should follow the guide to root the KF, and side-load and install root uninstaller in order to freeze the OTASilentInstall and stop the forced FW update. Then you can hook up to wifi and have fun on the internet!
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19th December 2011, 11:18 PM |#14  
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19th December 2011, 11:26 PM |#15  
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Originally Posted by sgood1971

I have Amazon update server pointing to localhost in my hosts file. I have not received an update yet. Has anyone been updated using this method?

I did the same but didn't know if it would actually block it.

So far I have not gotten it.

I also have TWRP 2.0 with FIREFIREFIRE on my KF. Not sure the update will work with that.
19th December 2011, 11:34 PM |#16  
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Wife didn't get the update yet, so I quickly rooted, and renamed the OTASilentInstall.apk to .bak, rebooted, and we'll see what happens. I'm not overly confident about the hosts fix, but within the next day or so I guess we'll see which ones work. Maybe by then we'll be able to re-root in any case.
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19th December 2011, 11:36 PM |#17  
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I'm glad that I went to cm7 hopefully the higher up's find away sound this

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20th December 2011, 12:17 AM |#18  
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So are users saying they cannot re-root at all after the update?
20th December 2011, 12:38 AM |#19  
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Well I didn't get to mine before it installed the update. Noticed no one talked about what it actually did. Quick look shows there is more to the "more" menu now. Now in settings you also see sounds, Display, Restrictions (what is that about?), wireless network, keyboard. Think these are all new but not sure. Under device, there is now a seperate bar for app storage and internal storage. Seems like Market is not working and root is gone.
20th December 2011, 12:42 AM |#20  
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Well I didn't get to mine before it installed the update. Noticed no one talked about what it actually did. Quick look shows there is more to the "more" menu now. Now in settings you also see sounds, Display, Restrictions (what is that about?), wireless network, keyboard. Think these are all new but not sure. Under device, there is now a seperate bar for app storage and internal storage. Seems like Market is not working and root is gone.

Sounds, display, wireless network and keyboard are in 6.2 but I don't see restrictions so that must be new.
20th December 2011, 12:43 AM |#21  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hellcat6

Well I didn't get to mine before it installed the update. Noticed no one talked about what it actually did. Quick look shows there is more to the "more" menu now. Now in settings you also see sounds, Display, Restrictions (what is that about?), wireless network, keyboard. Think these are all new but not sure. Under device, there is now a seperate bar for app storage and internal storage. Seems like Market is not working and root is gone.

I think they renamed Security to Restrictions. They have been pressed to provide restrictions on what someone can do with the device (kids, non-owners etc)... so that would make sense.

The 6.2 version had:

Help & Feedback
My Account
Sounds
Display
Security
Applications
Date & Time
Wireless Network
Kindle Keyboard
Device
Legal Notices
Terms of Use

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