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Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
« Reply #225 on: November 13, 2018, 08:22:53 am »
Both my Voyage kindles are at 5.10.1.1

The PW4 is at 5.10.1.2 (it updated automatically as I was doing the set up for it the day it arrived.)

My Oasis (7" screen) is at 5.10.1.1

All the older kindles updated automatically at some point. The most often used Voyage first and then the other Voyage and the Oasis at the same time one night a couple weeks ago. I've experienced no problems with any of the 4 devices.

So: make of that what you will.
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    Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #226 on: November 13, 2018, 09:57:40 am »
    Is yours a Paperwhite, gaidinsgirl?  Mine is an Oasis.  I wonder if they've pulled it only for PWs in light of the response Nikkidog got from Amazon....

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #227 on: November 13, 2018, 11:11:53 am »
    Both my Voyage kindles are at 5.10.1.1

    The PW4 is at 5.10.1.2 (it updated automatically as I was doing the set up for it the day it arrived.)

    My Oasis (7" screen) is at 5.10.1.1

    All the older kindles updated automatically at some point. The most often used Voyage first and then the other Voyage and the Oasis at the same time one night a couple weeks ago. I've experienced no problems with any of the 4 devices.

    So: make of that what you will.

    My experience has been similar - I have a PW2 and two Voyages on 5.10.1.1 and a PW4 on 5.10.1.2 - all updated manually. No problems with any of them so far - though I haven't really used the PW2.
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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #228 on: November 13, 2018, 02:03:35 pm »
    I still didnt get the 10.1 am I the only one?

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #229 on: November 13, 2018, 06:28:22 pm »
    I still don't have it either.

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #230 on: November 16, 2018, 06:39:49 am »
    I just got the update on my Oasis 2.  I am not a fan of adding taps, so my initial impression is one of dismay.  I also keep my homescreen in the list view so the new one has no appeal.
    I can see themes being helpful but not a dealbreaker.  Overall there is nothing here to wow a longtime user.

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #231 on: December 04, 2018, 05:00:42 am »
    I still didnt get the 10.1 am I the only one?
    I just got 5.10.1.1 on my PW3. The one before this newest PW that just came out recently. My wife's PW2 just got 10.1.1 also.
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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #232 on: December 04, 2018, 01:30:31 pm »
    Still havent gotten any update.

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #233 on: December 04, 2018, 02:11:42 pm »
    If you would like it now, it is simple to download and install.

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #234 on: December 04, 2018, 02:17:27 pm »
    I called Amazon so they could walk me through updating it but it didnt work. I guess I should call them again to see if I can get it to update.

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #235 on: December 04, 2018, 03:57:03 pm »
    Try a restart.  I think I had to do that when I did a manual download with the new update.

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #236 on: December 04, 2018, 04:19:50 pm »
    Didnt work. >:(

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #237 on: December 04, 2018, 05:50:03 pm »
    I called Amazon so they could walk me through updating it but it didnt work. I guess I should call them again to see if I can get it to update.

    "It didn't work" doesn't give us enough information to help.  Can you tell in detail what you did and what happened?

    There's no guarantee anyone can help even with full information but at least we have a chance to try.

    Be sure to include precise information on the model of your Kindle as well as it's generation.  Then we can give you a download link to the firmware.  Whenever I hear there's a new firmware available I download it right away and install it on one of my Kindles.  It's a very simple process and in the years I've been doing it it's never failed.

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #238 on: December 07, 2018, 11:02:00 am »
    I have the first Oasis. I downloaded the update and copied and pasted it. My Oasis wouldnt update. The tech was walking me through it. I never had a problem with it updating before.

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #239 on: January 11, 2019, 01:07:09 pm »
    My Oasis finally updated to 5.10.2 :D

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #240 on: January 11, 2019, 04:02:04 pm »
    My Oasis finally updated to 5.10.2 :D

    I got the update on my PW4 the other day. At least I assume it was this update. Nothing much in the update notes - just "general improvements" or something along those lines.

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #241 on: February 24, 2019, 10:35:57 am »
    Version 5.10.3 is out for newer Paperwhites and perhaps other Kindles. I only checked PW6 and PW7. I don't know what the new software adds to Kindle. I just like updates.   :D
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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #242 on: February 24, 2019, 05:19:27 pm »
    I updated my Paperwhite 4's, my Paperwhite 3's and my Voyage to 5.10.3 last week.  I don't see any interface differences but they seem to be a bit faster and a couple of problems with the last firmware, the poor battery life and the less sensitive touch screen, seem to be solved.  I haven't had any problems at all.

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #243 on: February 26, 2019, 05:24:01 am »
    Audiobook playback has greatly improved on the PW4. Before the update it kept stopping and or skipping

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #244 on: April 05, 2019, 04:23:29 pm »
    5.11.1.1 is now out.
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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #245 on: April 05, 2019, 04:44:07 pm »
    I can't keep up anymore. Is it me or have there been more updates in a shorter time period than ever before?

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.10.1) - UPDATED THREAD 10/18/18
    « Reply #246 on: April 05, 2019, 06:26:54 pm »
    I checked and the new PW has 5.11.1 as the current firmware number .... but my Voyage will get 5.11.1.1 ..... pretty sure it's just bug fixes and such and/or tweaks to make all the 'current' models work more or less the same.
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    Bedtime Reading (Oasis 9)
    Godric's Hollow (Basic 7)
    My Tardis (PW 10)

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.11.1) - UPDATED THREAD 4/5/19
    « Reply #247 on: April 08, 2019, 08:41:32 pm »
    Holy Moly!  I just finished a book and returned to the home page to delete from device after rating it and there is a "READ" filter banner under the title (where the NEW banner is for a freshly purchased book).  I checked the firmware update number and it's 5.11.1.1 (Oasis 2), I can't believe no one has mentioned this new feature yet.

    I only keep unread books on my Kindles, delete them from the device as soon as they're read, but it seems like this is a feature folks have been asking for since K1.

    eta:  The READ notation stays even if you return the book to the beginning.
    « Last Edit: April 08, 2019, 08:43:34 pm by crebel »

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.11.1) - UPDATED THREAD 4/5/19
    « Reply #248 on: April 09, 2019, 04:19:05 am »
    Interesting - I am mostly reading on my Pw now so haven't paid attention to whether my Voyage or Oasis updated .... perhaps I'll do that today.

    On the PW, there's no 'read' banner, but it does show the % you've read. I think that's there on the other two devices as well, though ... yes, just checked the Voyage and it's there on in which IS, it turns out, at 5.11.1.1. No idea when it updated. Oasis is still on 5.10.x .... maybe I'll manually update it later, but it behaves the same way now.
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    My Kindles
    Hermoine's Handbag (Voyage)
    Ed's (Voyage Refurb)
    Bedtime Reading (Oasis 9)
    Godric's Hollow (Basic 7)
    My Tardis (PW 10)

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    Re: Software update for newer Kindles (5.11.1) - UPDATED THREAD 4/5/19
    « Reply #249 on: April 09, 2019, 06:15:25 am »
    I guess I'll have to finally update my fleet. Again. I think there was something in the whats new notes about that, in the last update but nobody had seen it yet. Now the big question crebel, does it work retroactively. Or only from the books one reads from now on forward.

    Mine are all still on 5.10.3

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