Last Updated: January 19th, 2012

In a familiar turn of events, Amazon has pushed out another root-breaking firmware update, bringing the Kindle Fire's firmware up to version 6.2.2.

Shortly after Amazon's last Kindle Fire update, our very own Justin Case made quick work of gaining root access for the Kindle Fire once again, releasing BurritoRoot, a tool that made rooting the Fire quick and (relatively) easy. Unfortunately, Amazon's latest update keeps BurritoRoot from doing its job, but it appears to bring about at least one useful change.

The only visible improvement is a full screen toggle button added to Amazon's Silk browser. Amazon's support documentation doesn't include information regarding 6.2.2 just yet, but when it does we'll be here to update with a full list of changes.

Update: Here's the changelog:

This update

  • enhances fluidity and performance
  • improves support for manually set up e-mail providers in the Email app
  • and offers a new full screen mode for viewing web pages

If you'd like to manually grab the update, it can be downloaded here, courtesy of XDA user b63. Just download the file, place it in your Fire's kindleupdates folder, and go to Settings > Device > Update your Kindle. Easy as that.

For now, there is no root solution available for the new update, but you can be sure we'll be here to cover any fixes as they emerge.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • sumyunguy

    The XDA link in your article shows that BurritoRoot is working 6.2.2

    It is here

  • Burrito Burrito Taco

    Burritos are yummy

  • John

    So after I run the update, can I delete the file I downloaded?

  • Burrito Burrito Taco

    Yes. Yes, you can.

    • John

      Thanks! Actually, when I went back to check the kindleupdates folder, it had already cleared.

      Wonder what other changes were made?

  • Steve

    Thanks so much for the root program. When I search the android market on my rooted device, I search for a specific app and cant seem to find it to download ? For example google body ? Can you help ? thanks again

  • Russ

    I had no trouble applying the apk for the Android Marketplace to my KF and getting the device registered with the Marketplace. If this is the main reason you want to root the KF, it's not a requirement.

    • oscar m

      can you give quick directions on how to get the marketplace apk?

  • fashionvalley

    Posted 3/16/2013: When will Kindle Fire 2 be released?