Amazon has started rolling out a new software update for their recently released $199 Android running tablet, the Kindle Fire. The shopping giant has not mentioned anything about the changes brought about by the new software update (v6.2).
The sad part is that the update breaks root. The worst part? You cannot stop the update from installing itself. The Kindle Fire will automatically update itself over Wi-Fi, even if the user does not want the update to happen.
The only good news? Even though users loose root access to the system partition of the tablet, they can gain it back easily by using a popular rooting utility – SuperOneClick – to root their tablet again. If Fire owners already have Android Market installed on their tablet, the Market might vanish after the update. Users will need to re-root their tablet, and then install the Android Market on the Fire again.
The zip file of the software update is available online, and some developers went through the files inside it, and according to them this software update is just aimed at fixing bugs.