Amazon started pushing an update to the Kindle Fire yesterday, bringing software version 6.3 to the device. The update brings several new features/enhancements to the supercharged e-reader, including:

  • The ability to share passages and notes directly from books
  • "Book Extras" brings additional information, including description of characters, glossary of terms, information about authors, and more
  • Personal document archiving  for easy retrieval
  • Print-replica textbooks for students
  • New "reading view" for Silk removes images and other distracting content for easy reading
  • Movie rentals now officially start when you begin the movie, rather than when you rent the movie
  • ...and more.

Like past updates, this one brings many new features - but it also breaks root on the device. Fortunately, a new method is already available for anyone who pulls the update and wishes to re-root their device.

In order to root your Fire on version 6.3, you'll need to have fastboot and ADB working for the Kindle Fire, along with a handful of other files. For more information, including detailed instructions on the process, check out this thread on XDA.

[via Liliputing]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

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