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Forced Kindle Fire update strips roots, Android Market hack

updated 11:35 am EST, Wed November 30, 2011

Amazon starts automatic Kindle Fire updates

Amazon is now updating the Kindle Fire with required software updates that updates the device's software to version 6.2. While Amazon kept quiet about exactly what the update included, the software removes the ability to break the root file, AndroidPolice reported. The software also makes the Kindle Fire update automatically over Wi-Fi in the future, without giving users a clear way of opting out.

Contributors to XDA-Developers already have a fix in place, however, with user death2all110 stating that they can regain root access using SuperOneClick software. Doing so may delete the Android Market app and custom keyboards, however. Downloaded apps will remain on the device.






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