Welcome to Bookish Blatherings, a Bad Bird Reads feature where I ramble about bookish or bloggerish things and hopefully you will join in on the discussion.
So some of you might have already heard that Amazon has announced that there is a critical software update for the Kindle. At first I didn’t think much of it but then I called Amazon just in case, and yes, this update is important. If you don’t update you will lose very important features on your Kindle and your WiFi connection might get messed up. I think it depends on which Kindle you have. But from what I read and what the Amazon representative said, you don’t want to lose any of these features. Your Kindle will almost be useless by March 22nd. Here is the list of Kindles that need the updated (this list is from Yahoo News):
- Kindle 1st Generation (2007)
- Kindle 2nd Generation (2009)
- Kindle DX 2nd Generation (2009)
- Kindle Keyboard 3rd Generation (2010)
- Kindle 4th Generation (2011)
- Kindle 5th Generation (2012)
- Kindle Touch 4th Generation (2011)
- Kindle Paperwhite 5th Generation (2012)
Yup, all later models, like mine. You newbie Kindle people are fine. Lucky bastards!!
How to update your Kindle: From your home screen select Menu then select Sync and Check for Items. The update should start automatically. Plug in your Kindle because this update will take some time.
For some reason, mine was already updated. Just to make sure, I had the Amazon representative check to see if my software was the right version. She had me go to Menu and select Settings, tap Menu again, then tap Device Info (this might be different for different Kindles). Look at your Firmware Version number. To find out if your version is the right one, go to the Amazon Help page, find your Kindle, click the Get Help with your Kindle link, then click Kindle Software Updates. This page will let you know which update version is the most recent, which is the one you need.
I hope this helps. Sorry if this is a boring post but for Kindle people, this shit is scary. I hate technology, it’s always trying to screw us. LOL.
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