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The new 6.5.4.0 isn't an major update.. [8/10 2017]

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By Roowz, Senior Member on 27th April 2020, 11:38 AM
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The new update (Fire OS 6.5.4.0) isn't an major update.. I didn't really see any changes except silk browser and cpu z still shows that it's running Android 5.1.1..
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custo...JXLC4L34GX73TE
27th April 2020, 04:19 PM |#2  
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The new update (Fire OS 6.5.4.0) isn't an major update.. I didn't really see any changes except silk browser and cpu z still shows that it's running Android 5.1.1..
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custo...JXLC4L34GX73TE

Interesting. The Amazon website claims that these updates are Fire OS 6 based which is Nougat. If so, I wonder how they have managed with the larger system partition that Fire OS 6 devices have, to date, required?

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Installed the update on an Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017). It is still Amazon OS5. Another Amazon version mistake. The actual OS version is 5.6.6.0.
27th April 2020, 10:32 PM |#3  
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Saw a article in Android Police and many Android sites, citing that Fire 7th Gen receives FireOS 6 which is based of Android 7.1. So is that a mistake?
27th April 2020, 10:43 PM |#4  
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My Fire HD 8 (2017 7th Gen), is updated to the newest software update, but it actually is labeled 5.6.6.0. Check out the screenshot attached, the 6.5.4 is listed in parentheses after the software version. Manually trying to update just erases the file from root, cause it's the same file. Not sure why Amazon lists it as FireOS 6.5.4.0
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27th April 2020, 10:53 PM |#5  
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Interesting. The Amazon website claims that these updates are Fire OS 6 based which is Nougat. If so, I wonder how they have managed with the larger system partition that Fire OS 6 devices have, to date, required?

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Installed the update on an Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017). It is still Amazon OS5. Another Amazon version mistake. The actual OS version is 5.6.6.0.

They may not have released all the major updates yet...

https://www.xda-developers.com/amazo...id-7-1-nougat/
27th April 2020, 11:28 PM |#6  
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maybe you can expect the real fire os 6 update in the next update...
28th April 2020, 12:44 AM |#7  
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They may not have released all the major updates yet...

https://www.xda-developers.com/amazo...id-7-1-nougat/

How will they cope with the system partitions if there is a genuine Nougat update? Fire HD 8 (2017) - OS 5 = 1.6 GB; Fire HD 8 (2018) - OS 6 = 2.9 GB.
They have just released minor updates to OS 5.6.6.0 for a number of models on Amazon.com. These updates are not available on other sites like Amazon.co.uk, so why release a minor OS 5 update to then immediately replace it with OS 6?
28th April 2020, 03:44 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by Roowz

The new update (Fire OS 6.5.4.0) isn't an major update.. I didn't really see any changes except silk browser and cpu z still shows that it's running Android 5.1.1..
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custo...JXLC4L34GX73TE

Fire OS updates is vulnerable, unstable, and no security updates.

Android 5.1.1 is unsupported at this year.
28th April 2020, 11:57 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by MontysEvilTwin

How will they cope with the system partitions if there is a genuine Nougat update? Fire HD 8 (2017) - OS 5 = 1.6 GB; Fire HD 8 (2018) - OS 6 = 2.9 GB.
They have just released minor updates to OS 5.6.6.0 for a number of models on Amazon.com. These updates are not available on other sites like Amazon.co.uk, so why release a minor OS 5 update to then immediately replace it with OS 6?

May be a prerequisite (prep) for subsequent OS 6 update. As for size there are a number of ways to trim the package. Also possible a portion of user storage will be sequestered for Amazon apps/content. Just have to wait and see ...
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28th April 2020, 10:46 PM |#10  
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Amazon changed back to version 5.3.7.0 on their website
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android police updated their website..
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