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Fire 6th gen - strange update!
« on: March 23, 2017, 12:27:24 PM »
Yesterday morning, Wednesday March 22, I saw an alert on my 6th gen HD8 Fire that there had been a software update the previous night at 10:12 PM.  This was very strange as lately I've had to leave my Fire on Airplane Mode at nights . . . long story.  Anyway, how is it possible for an update when the Fire was off-line?

Two more strange things:

- My old version was 5.3.2.1, the new version is supposed to be 5.3.3.0, but I checked the Fire update page https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202073860 and see that 5.3.2.1 is still the current version.

- There is no difference between my old version and the new one which was supposedly installed.

So what's going on?  Maybe someone has an e-mail address for the Fire development staff so that I can forward this message to them?

Thanks, Bill

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Re: Fire 6th gen - strange update!
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2017, 02:06:23 PM »
If you have the wireless on during the day, an update can download then, and install later when wifi is off.

I just checked mine and it said there was something ready to install so I told it to do it. But it didn't really do anything and nothing appears to be changed so far.

Honestly, I wouldn't really worry about it. :)

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Re: Fire 6th gen - strange update!
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2017, 04:10:51 PM »
Honestly, I wouldn't really worry about it. :)
I'm not worried, just unhappy that the new update hasn't solved my problem of 5 movies downloading every night with the On Deck option, in spite of the fact that I have this turned off.  This is a real PITA and the reason I need to put my Fire on Airplane at night.

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Re: Fire 6th gen - strange update!
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 01:07:49 AM »
I think there should be a better way.

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Re: Fire 6th gen - strange update!
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2017, 05:05:52 AM »
My Fire HD10 has also updated to 5.3.3.

According to the 'learn more' link it says it "includes general improvements and performance enhancements". The only thing specifically mentioned is a 'low power mode' which "optimises your device's display settings to conserve power".

Can't say I've noticed anything different.
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