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By jdock, Senior Member on 27th March 2012, 08:16 PM
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Someone on the Amazon forums has reported getting a software update to 6.3.

I have droidwall blocking a lot of stuff in hopes of avoiding the automatic update. We shall see...
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27th March 2012, 08:59 PM |#2  
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Someone reported it on The Verge too. Nothing on Amazon's site about the software update, though.
27th March 2012, 09:08 PM |#3  
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6.3 was pushed out to my Kindle today as well.

there's now a parental controls on/off toggle option in the 'more' menu, not sure what it might control yet (would be nice if it protects from purchasing apps w/o a password). *update*: parental control restricts wifi use (going online requires the parental control set 4+ character password). however, there's no options to lock the wifi immediately after screen lock, or a certain timeout, etc. appears you need to manually disable the wifi after you use it to re-enable parental control.. also doesn't require password for downloading/purchasing from amazon app store (would've be nice).

Also seeing that the screen can now be dimmed lower (i noticed that first, since i keep the brightness at lowest setting, after the update it stayed at lowest setting, but was noticably dimmer. I also compared it visually w/another kindle i have that's still at 6.2.2 while both are at their lowest brightness setting)

I'm noticing pulse reader has been updated as well (from 2.4.3 to 2.7.6).
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27th March 2012, 09:15 PM |#4  
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6.3_user_4019920 got pushed to my device a short while ago and I lost access to root. There is a little information on the Kindle Fire site from Amazon that says 6.3 is coming and lists some of the new features. I was in the middle of something and all the sudden my fire restarted and I lost my root.
27th March 2012, 09:22 PM |#5  
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Direct link for anyone who's interested:

http://kindle-fire-updates.s3.amazon...1E_4019920.bin

Still nothing on the Amazon site about it, though. I just figured out the link.
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27th March 2012, 09:29 PM |#6  
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Amazon says that is is coming soon and lists some details on a update. It is on the fire update page under 6.2. Sorry I can not post a link to it.
27th March 2012, 09:52 PM |#7  
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Thanks for the link - each new version's download has been about a meg bigger than the last one, but this one is an 11 meg jump - wonder what's grown so much!
27th March 2012, 10:08 PM |#8  
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Please excuse my ignorance on the issue, I haven't used stock rom since I pulled my first Kindle Fire out of the box...But, is there a way to disable automatic updates? Isn't forcing updates on someone pushing the boundaries of what's actually legal?

Isn't that why Microsoft was having so many issues with forcing their "Legit Check" on people?

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27th March 2012, 10:23 PM |#9  
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It is my first update..hope it will not destroy my current settings.
27th March 2012, 10:34 PM |#10  
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I also got this update today. Now I lost root and Kindle Fire Utility 0.9.3 is not working anymore.
27th March 2012, 10:35 PM |#11  
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Unhappy 6.3 Update
No more root even here in the other side of atlantic.
Now the solution is wait for the wonderful people of XDA.
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