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#1004936 - 21st Mar 2016 1:58pm Important Kindle Software Update
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If you're a older Kindle user (the device, not you!), not sure if you've heard of this or had the email (I hadn't, neither had many others). There's an important update that needs to go on before Wednesday:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201994710

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#1004938 - 21st Mar 2016 2:24pm Re: Important Kindle Software Update [Re: Gibbo]
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Saw this earlier and forgot again - thanks for the reminder.
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#1005006 - 21st Mar 2016 10:47pm Re: Important Kindle Software Update [Re: Gibbo]
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I suspect this update comes over automatically if you switch on Wireless, which you do to buy a book. I don't think you need to worry if you've done this in the past few months. The reminder is probably aimed at people who rarely use it.

We have two that are quite old, although they are different models, and both turned out to have the software although neither of us had been aware of any updating.

Although, about a month ago, mine showed the wireless connected but refused to let me communicate with Amazon at all. I reset it, and its worked perfectly since. Perhaps that was the result of the download, and the reset was required to activate it.

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#1005027 - 22nd Mar 2016 8:43am Re: Important Kindle Software Update [Re: Gibbo]
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Anyone tried this yet? I followed the instructions in Gibbo's link but there was no confirmation that it had worked, this morning, in my Kindle library.

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#1005033 - 22nd Mar 2016 9:50am Re: Important Kindle Software Update [Re: Gibbo]
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I meant to try it last night but forgot.

I use my Kindle all the time, but leave the wireless off to save battery power.

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#1005038 - 22nd Mar 2016 11:07am Re: Important Kindle Software Update [Re: Gibbo]
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Have you checked to see if the software version needed to be updated? And if it was whether it has been updated now?

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#1005040 - 22nd Mar 2016 11:41am Re: Important Kindle Software Update [Re: Gibbo]
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Still no sign of confirmation but the Wi-Fi is connected okay.Will give it another go tonight. 22nd, last chance to find out.

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#1005179 - 24th Mar 2016 2:16am Re: Important Kindle Software Update [Re: Gibbo]
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We did not see any notice of this but I checked
wife's Kindle today 23rd and it is connecting to
wireless ok. It is an old one so would have needed
the update so I'm guessing it was uploaded silently
on one of the few occasions she links to the internet
to download a new book. Just lucky - I don't understand
why Kindle did not give better notice.

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#1005190 - 24th Mar 2016 9:19am Re: Important Kindle Software Update [Re: palemoon]
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Originally Posted By: palemoon
Still no sign of confirmation but the Wi-Fi is connected okay.Will give it another go tonight. 22nd, last chance to find out.


Well I have quoted my own post just to advise that my old Kindle appears to be working fine. I had no warning of an update nor any confirmation that one had happened.

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#1005198 - 24th Mar 2016 2:24pm Re: Important Kindle Software Update [Re: Gibbo]
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Most of the required updates happened ages ago, they accidentally have made it look like there is a recent urgent update which isn't the case.
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