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chrisliphart

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Straight off of Amazon's server. Figured the devs can start playing with this. :)

http://kindle-fire-updates.s3.amazonaws.com/update-kindle-6.3_D01E_4019920.bin

Only use this if you want to go completely stock. You will loose CWM/TWRP and root if you install this.

Pretty much devs only on this one.

EDIT: Root has been achieved by jcase: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1568340

You can also install the ROM pre-rooted from eldarerathis: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1569298




New Features (from the Coming Soon section on Amazon's site):

  • Sharing: Customers will be able to easily share favorite passages and notes from their books directly from Kindle Fire, without even leaving the book. Customers simply highlight a passage and select "Share" or choose the "Share" option from the toolbar within a book, write a note if they choose, and select which social network to share with. Passages or notes a customer chooses to share will be displayed to other Kindle readers viewing the same book, and customers can also choose to share via Facebook and Twitter. Amazon already has a vibrant community of readers who choose to share favorite passages and notes from their reading through Kindle.amazon.com. This update brings these notes and highlights to Kindle Fire, so a reader can easily see what other readers are saying about their books.
  • Book Extras: Powered by Shelfari, Amazon's community of book lovers, Book Extras make it easy for customers to see supplemental material about the book they are reading, without even leaving the book. Customers can view descriptions of characters, a glossary of common terms used in the book, information on the authors and common locations referenced in the book, and more. To view Book Extras from within a book, customers simply tap the top of the screen to bring up the toolbar, tap the menu button and select "Book Extras."
  • Archive of Personal Documents: Customers' personal documents will be stored in the Amazon Cloud and available for re-download at any time from the Documents tab on Kindle Fire. Just as with Kindle books, Whispersync will automatically sync notes, highlights and last page read for personal documents.
  • Print Replica Textbooks: Students can buy thousands of print replica textbooks to read on their Kindle Fire and save up to 60% off the list price of the print textbook. Print replica textbooks maintain the rich formatting, color and layout of the print editions, with features including notes and highlights, zoom and pan, linked table of contents, real page numbers and whispersync of notes, highlights and last page read.
  • Reading View for Amazon Silk: There is a seemingly endless array of interesting and engaging content available on the Internet. Sometimes, unfortunately, that business article, blog post, or sports recap you clicked on is surrounded by a host of competing material. With Reading View on Silk, the content that you're interested in is elevated above the clutter. When invoked by the customer, Silk will load the body of the page in a reading-optimized, single screen view (even for multi-page articles). The full page is still available in the background, allowing the reader to easily toggle back to a traditional view to see other interesting features on the page.
  • Movie Rentals: The rental period for movie rentals that are downloaded to Kindle Fire now starts when a customer starts watching the movie, rather than when a customer starts downloading the movie.
  • Additional Enhancements: This update will also bring some of the features customers have requested, including faster re-connect of Wi-Fi after Kindle Fire has been asleep, and general performance enhancements.
 
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smirkis

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it should be mentioned in OP, dev use only, it will OEM your device if flashed.

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uoY_redruM

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Anyone looked at the files yet? I don't want to go OEM or I'd flash to explore a little. Curious what they've added to the new release.
 

shahabk818

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Here are some of the changes in Kindle Fire software version 6.3:

Users can now share passages from a book using a new “share” option.
Book Extras let you character descriptions, glossary terms, and other data without leaving a book.
Whispersync will now work with Personal Documents, letting you sync your last read page between devices.
Print Replicas of textbooks are now available.
There’s a new Reading View in the Amazon Silk web browser which presents everything in a single-column view.
Movie rental periods now begin when you start watching a video, not when you start downloading it to your device.
The Kindle Fire should now reconnect to WiFi more quickly when the screen is turned on
 

bittermormon

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If I had to return my Fire due to a bum screen, would this be the best way to return it to stock? I'm currently running the stock ROM with root access. But need the original bootloader etc.

Do I run the .bin file from my desktop?

Sent from my HTC Glacier using XDA
 

smirkis

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rename it. zip and flash it in recovery, make sure you wipe data after than reboot.

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volcs0

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I like this ROM, and I can watch Prime videos via OTA temp unroot.

But, no matter what I do, I can't seem to see the Lending Library. In fact, when I try to go to the Kindle Store, it seems to launch the Android Kindle App (white background) instead of staying within the Kindle Fire book app.

Any thoughts? I'd like to be able to use the lending library.

Found solution here: http://raywaldo.com/2012/01/kindle-fire-works-great/

Just go to Android market, my apps, find Kindle app, and "uninstall" and choose to remove updates. Lending library is back.
 
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nannycrick

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I hope I have the right forum for my Kindle Fire d01400. Bought it used after the former owner forgot the password to get past the lockscreen. (Old age really sucks!). I performed the 20 second reset trick but...after reboot, I have lockscreen only...and it won't slide. I can't get into the menu to do a full reset. HELP! I'm a new kindle owner but not new to rooting Androids. I have an HTC Desire 626s running the Nightbreed813 rom, and a happily rooted Lenovo Tab2 A 10-70F. The Tab2 is an MediaTek 8127 device.
How can I get a ROM in this thing?!
 

mikeataol

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I hope I have the right forum for my Kindle Fire d01400. Bought it used after the former owner forgot the password to get past the lockscreen. (Old age really sucks!). I performed the 20 second reset trick but...after reboot, I have lockscreen only...and it won't slide. I can't get into the menu to do a full reset. HELP! I'm a new kindle owner but not new to rooting Androids. I have an HTC Desire 626s running the Nightbreed813 rom, and a happily rooted Lenovo Tab2 A 10-70F. The Tab2 is an MediaTek 8127 device.
How can I get a ROM in this thing?!

just one thing to try, to ensure you arent being tricked by the hardware...
After you hard power it down, reboot making sure you arent touching the screen anywhere until it reboots completely,
on these and many tablets, dragging around on the screen while its booting can throw off the touchscreen calibration

as to rooting it, and applying a custom rom,
there are 2 models that say D01400 , the 1st generation Kindle Fire, and the 2nd Generation look almost identical
the stock boot screens are similar but distinguishable , and externally the plastic around the screen (the sides where the front and back meet, not the border of the lcd) is different ...
if the plastic is black and shiny looking, its a 1st generation, if it has a dull matte look, it's a second generation

makes a big difference what you do after you get it booted
1st generation screen shots attached...
 

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nannycrick

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Thanks mikeataol. I haven't gotten past that pesky lock screen yet. By your description, mine is a first gen Fire. It has the shiny bezel around the glass, and a matte back.
 

nannycrick

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So far...I still can't get past the lockscreen or flash the stock firmware via USB. Installed the drivers for it without a problem. Grrrr!
 

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nannycrick

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Update.... Can't flash update thru Kindle Fire Utility. The utility works fine... Daemon starts, stops, reboots my device upon command but I still can't get new firmware flashed, can't get past lockscreen.
I can plug it into Windows 10 32bit, and my PC will "chime" when connect is made but I can't see the device listed as anything but Drive F which is inaccessible. Windows wants me to insert a disk. (An SD card? It has no port?!)
Tried to copy & paste the update.zip created by the KFU to "Drive F" (opened as a portable device) but Windows can't copy files to that drive.
Still stumped!
 
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nannycrick

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Okay.... Now stuck in a boot loop after trying to flash update 6.2.2. using Kindle Unbrick Utility that has Flash Update option. Now.....my Win10 no longer "sees" the device. Can't do anything with it.....yet.
Ideas anyone?
 

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    Straight off of Amazon's server. Figured the devs can start playing with this. :)

    http://kindle-fire-updates.s3.amazonaws.com/update-kindle-6.3_D01E_4019920.bin

    Only use this if you want to go completely stock. You will loose CWM/TWRP and root if you install this.

    Pretty much devs only on this one.

    EDIT: Root has been achieved by jcase: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1568340

    You can also install the ROM pre-rooted from eldarerathis: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1569298




    New Features (from the Coming Soon section on Amazon's site):

    • Sharing: Customers will be able to easily share favorite passages and notes from their books directly from Kindle Fire, without even leaving the book. Customers simply highlight a passage and select "Share" or choose the "Share" option from the toolbar within a book, write a note if they choose, and select which social network to share with. Passages or notes a customer chooses to share will be displayed to other Kindle readers viewing the same book, and customers can also choose to share via Facebook and Twitter. Amazon already has a vibrant community of readers who choose to share favorite passages and notes from their reading through Kindle.amazon.com. This update brings these notes and highlights to Kindle Fire, so a reader can easily see what other readers are saying about their books.
    • Book Extras: Powered by Shelfari, Amazon's community of book lovers, Book Extras make it easy for customers to see supplemental material about the book they are reading, without even leaving the book. Customers can view descriptions of characters, a glossary of common terms used in the book, information on the authors and common locations referenced in the book, and more. To view Book Extras from within a book, customers simply tap the top of the screen to bring up the toolbar, tap the menu button and select "Book Extras."
    • Archive of Personal Documents: Customers' personal documents will be stored in the Amazon Cloud and available for re-download at any time from the Documents tab on Kindle Fire. Just as with Kindle books, Whispersync will automatically sync notes, highlights and last page read for personal documents.
    • Print Replica Textbooks: Students can buy thousands of print replica textbooks to read on their Kindle Fire and save up to 60% off the list price of the print textbook. Print replica textbooks maintain the rich formatting, color and layout of the print editions, with features including notes and highlights, zoom and pan, linked table of contents, real page numbers and whispersync of notes, highlights and last page read.
    • Reading View for Amazon Silk: There is a seemingly endless array of interesting and engaging content available on the Internet. Sometimes, unfortunately, that business article, blog post, or sports recap you clicked on is surrounded by a host of competing material. With Reading View on Silk, the content that you're interested in is elevated above the clutter. When invoked by the customer, Silk will load the body of the page in a reading-optimized, single screen view (even for multi-page articles). The full page is still available in the background, allowing the reader to easily toggle back to a traditional view to see other interesting features on the page.
    • Movie Rentals: The rental period for movie rentals that are downloaded to Kindle Fire now starts when a customer starts watching the movie, rather than when a customer starts downloading the movie.
    • Additional Enhancements: This update will also bring some of the features customers have requested, including faster re-connect of Wi-Fi after Kindle Fire has been asleep, and general performance enhancements.
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    I like this ROM, and I can watch Prime videos via OTA temp unroot.

    But, no matter what I do, I can't seem to see the Lending Library. In fact, when I try to go to the Kindle Store, it seems to launch the Android Kindle App (white background) instead of staying within the Kindle Fire book app.

    Any thoughts? I'd like to be able to use the lending library.

    Found solution here: http://raywaldo.com/2012/01/kindle-fire-works-great/

    Just go to Android market, my apps, find Kindle app, and "uninstall" and choose to remove updates. Lending library is back.