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Initial post: 21 Feb 2014 22:20:29 GMT
Gill says:
Does anyone know how to stop automatic firmware updating on the Kindle Fire HD. Today, my back was turned for a few minutes and within that time, an update happened.

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 22:44:14 GMT
Little Egret says:
Wi-Fi off (aeroplane mode).

Posted on 21 Feb 2014 23:05:08 GMT
Ness says:
You could also try going to settings/applications/apps and then disable automatic updates, though I don't know for sure if this blocks all applications from updating or only kindle System apps.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2014 08:08:26 GMT
Damaskcat says:
Why do you want to turn them off?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2014 09:06:39 GMT
CBRetriever says:
(KINDLE FORUM PRO)
it does not -that's just for apps

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2014 09:38:05 GMT
Shey says:
What was the update? My fire hd said upgrade but I can't find anything different! How you you find out what has been upgraded? Hope someone can tell me.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2014 10:06:10 GMT
Gill says:
Don't know what the update was. Put my Kindle down and, before I knew what was going on, the update was in progress. I was hoping for the firmware to be like the new HDX but I believe it's just bug fixes. Visibly, there's no difference.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2014 10:08:38 GMT
ChrisJ says:
I agree... Why would you want to stop the auto upgrade?

Upgrades may be needed to add better features (new Prime options, better use of collections, etc), to remove bugs, to improve security, to make it easier to use... All good things.

The updates might come from the Amazon teams, or from the Android teams delivered by Amazon.

I cant see why you would want to stop them, apart from an invalid view of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Why us that invalid? Because you don't know where it is broken, and Amazon are protecting you from those errors before you find them.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2014 10:14:28 GMT
Gill says:
Not stop the updates but perhaps be notified first as to their availability along with a discription of what will be updated.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2014 13:29:57 GMT
CBRetriever says:
(KINDLE FORUM PRO)
they usually only announce an update if there's something major different

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2014 19:31:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Feb 2014 19:34:08 GMT
If you have rooted your device, an update will "undo" the rooting, which takes away programmer access. Rooting a Kindle allows for one to flash it and install a custom rom, which may use less system resource than the stock OS, as well as take up less space. This can improve performance. Another reason to root a device is to gain access to the ability to remove the bloatware Amazon kindly provided you with. This is not a question for the masses, and should have been directed to XDA forums or someone else similar in nature.

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In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2014 22:35:27 GMT
Gill says:
Not rooted device. Was a general question and not technical. Received an update which went ahead without me doing anything. My Android phone gives me update notifications and I can choose when to download them The Kindle updated without warning.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2014 06:42:27 GMT
Damaskcat says:
I wouldn't ever root a device - because I would buy a device that did what I wanted in the first place. So for me - and for many others automatic updates work very well.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2014 08:10:14 GMT
The Other says:
There is no bloatware on the HD.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2014 08:26:54 GMT
CBRetriever says:
(KINDLE FORUM PRO)
for those who don't use Facebook, IMDB or Kindle FreeTime, that stuff = bloatware

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2014 08:54:29 GMT
Don't all operating systems contain "bloatware". Is it bloatware because you don't want to use it? iOS has loads of it for my uses in that case. Mind boggles how much Windows has or even the native Android.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2014 09:00:30 GMT
CBRetriever says:
(KINDLE FORUM PRO)
yes they do, I was responding to a post that said the HD had no bloatware and don't even get me started on the font files that Microsoft provides (I also have ArcGIS fonts on top of that) plus the different language choices to use for spellchecking or your documents (I regularly switch between two languages)

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Feb 2014 13:04:01 GMT
I know the feeling. I wish I only had an inkling of what a lot of it does. Keeps Windows updaters busy by the look of things though.
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