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This just came out. Don't know exactly what it's for. This is from Amazon:

We have a new, free software update available for Kindle Paperwhite. The software update will be delivered wirelessly and includes general improvements for your Kindle Paperwhite. This update automatically downloads and installs for Kindle Paperwhite customers; however, you can also manually download the software and update your device via USB cable.

Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_left_sib?ie=UTF8&nodeId=201064850

Edit -- 5.3.4 released in mid March, 5.3.5 released in late April -- link should take you to most recent version. -- Ann
 

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FWIW. . . .I just downloaded it and tried to update manually.  The update was NOT successful. . . .first time that's ever happened to me. . . error code "3"

I'll have to try again later. . . .
 

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Ann in Arlington said:
FWIW. . . .I just downloaded it and tried to update manually. The update was NOT successful. . . .first time that's ever happened to me. . . error code "3"

I'll have to try again later. . . .
That's not good. The file might have gotten corrupted during the download, since it's so big, so you might try downloading it again. I updated both of mine without a problem.
 

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I manually applied the update successfully, but I don't see any obvious differences.  Wonder what they changed?

Edit: Navigating the homescreen (i.e., changing collections, opening a book, etc.) seems a bit snappier, but that may just be in my head from having applied the update!
 

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That others of you have successfully done a manual update is a good sign. . . .the troubleshooting on Amazon does say to basically do a fresh download and try again.  So I will do that. . . I was out though until just now so haven't had a chance.  Oh, and if anyone else has a similar issue, note that it says to delete the first try from the kindle before copying a new file -- which makes sense if the first version was corrupted.
 

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Successfully downloaded the update and it installed fine on my PW. 164MB file size.
Thanks for the heads up, 7vn11vn. Best of luck to you, Ann.
 

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I updated mine. I notice no differences at all.
 

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Since it doesn't even address, on the page at Amazon, what changes the update incorporates, I'm guessing it's primarily speed tweaks.

Might also be improvement in rendering the KF8 which is sometimes the focus for complaints about tiny fonts. Now, I regard that as a publisher failing -- they should have made sure it would work, but it would be like Amazon to adjust something so that the default is better for customers even if publishers don't jump through all the hoops. I base that guess on the fact that they recently updated the 'Send to Kindle' applet so that MS Word docs now convert better -- they used, on the PW, default to a smaller than usual sans serif font even if they were in a serif font to start with.

I'm going to try the update again today. . . . first I have to get the computer to recognize the 'kindle as drive'. It did it once but then didn't want to. I have to make sure the bad update file is deleted before I can do anything else! :)
 

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I've updated - no obvious differences yet so I'm assuming it's a behind the scenes tweak. They usually say, if it's a notable update.
 

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Second try worked: I'm pretty sure I didn't get a complete download first time. . . . don't see any substantial changes so, yeah, probably just tweaking things.
 

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I checked, and my OS is still 5.3.3. Since it doesn't look like it's a big deal, I'll probably wait till Amazon pushes it out.
 

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My PW just automatically updated a few minutes ago, I don't see any difference so as others have said it's probably behind the seen. I am a little annoyed, a couple of day's ago I removed all the extra dictionaries from MYK and now because of the update their back and I have to go through the tedious process of removing them again....grrrrrrrr :mad:

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Betsy the Quilter said:
Which is why I just leave them there...off to look at my MYK, since my PW updated, not sure when...

;D

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I think I may just download them all to my Kindle and put them in a collection, so I don't have to see them in my archive.

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