Kindle Fire Update Breaks Root, Makes Users Cry
Amazon recently began rolling out a new update for Kindle Fire owners that brings new features, but at a steep cost if your a modder. The Kindle Fire 6.2.1 update removes root privileges on tablets that users have already rooted, and once done users are unable to re-root the device using SuperOneClick utility when this new firmware is installed. The problem is further exacerbated due to the Kindle Fire’s attempts to automatically update when connected via Wi-Fi. This could impact adoption from power users as they want to root the device to have full access to what software is installed on the device.
"Yep, just got an update pushed to my device, and OneClick no longer works. Great. Seriously, I think I'm gonna return this thing. Get a Transformer, or even just get a BlackBerry PlayBook instead until something better comes out (that I feel is worth dropping a lot of money on)," XDA forum member 'prjkthack'
Posted by | Mon, Dec 26, 2011 - 02:50 PM