Amazon release Kindle Fire 6.2.2 software

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Amazon has released a minor software update for the Amazon Kindle Fire $199 tablet. The only noticeable difference is that there’s now a button that lets you enable full screen browsing in the Silk web browser. It also includes email improvements.

Like earlier updates, Kindle Fire software version 6.2.2 will also remove root access. Fortunately hacker Justin Case has already updated his BurritoRoot utility so that you can easily re-root the Kindle Fire even after downloading the latest software.

Just download BurritoRoot 2 and follow the instructions at the xda-developers forum. You may have to run Kindle Fire Utility again if you want to re-install the Android Market, TWRP 2.0, or any other software that this update kills.

Amazon is pushing out 6.2.2 as an over-the-air update, which means most Kindle Fire devices will download and install the update automatically when connected to a WiFi network. But if you’re impatient you can download the latest firmware manually from Amazon’s servers.

If you’re running a custom ROM such as CyanogenMod or MIUI your device won’t receive the over-the-air update.

via Android Police

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  • Mike

    I’ve stayed with the original OS and figured I would let Amazon do their thing with updates.  It served my needs for media viewing but found the browsing speed annoying with slow page loads.  Settings didn’t matter and using other browsers did not really improve the speed.

    This update seemed to bring the browser closer to a normal experience.  It also seems to hesitate less and gives a smoother response overall.  This makes for a much better product.

    Thanks for all the good info, Brad!

  • Jseibert1981

    I ran the root utility but was unable to install the market using it. I ended up using superuser to change the permisisions on the system folder. That being said google play still will not install. I get to the point of setting up the account before it bombs out. Any ideas?