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Upgrade my Kindle Paperwhite 7th Gen. to v5.12.2

My Kindle Paperwhite 7th Generation was upgraded to 5.11.1.1 early this year. Late, I upgrade the firmware to 5.11.2. Now it is another upgrade available online.

Check the version before upgrading.

 

Firmware 5.11.2 What’s new

 

I touched the settings and settings again, to check the upgrade availability.

Upgrade notice

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Firmware update of my Kindle Paperwhite 7th gen

Yesterday night, when I open the cover of my Kindle paperwhite, it displayed the updating screen.

So it is automatically update. We call it OTA update, or over-the-air update.

 

Now it is version 5.11.1.1. I remembered I did a manual update last Augest. After that update, it was 5.9.7.

On my Kindle, the What’s New page shown two release version, 5.10.3 and 5.11.1.1.

Let’s have a look at the What’s New.

Version 5.11.1.1 – April 2019

New translation language: Tanslation support added for Afrikaans, Catalan, Icelandic, Swedish and Welsh.

New keyboard languages: Keyboard support added for Afrikaans, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish.

Performance improvements, bug fixes, and other general enhancements.

Version 5.10.3 – February 2019

Performance improvements and other general enhancements.

Here is the link to download the firmware for v5.11.1.1, if you don’t get the OTA update.

How to Save a bricked Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH2 Router

I have an old WZR-HP-G300NH2 router.  The one I used before as a client bridge to expend Wifi coverage.

Recently, I tried to flash a new firmware to it through DD-WRT web flash interface. It failed after I started 10 minutes.

Then I tried to restart, 30-30-30 reset. Nothing happened.  It always goes to that continuously blinking on Diag LED (RED).  No matter how many minutes I wait.

So I thought it is bricked. Then I googled the situation. Finally, I got the answer that it is just Half-Bricked.  It means I still have a chance to save it.

Let me recorded what I did. Actually, I did two times all good. The first time I flash the OpenWRT firmware. The second, I use DD-WRT.

TFTP recovery

There are a lot of steps, please read carefully.

All the following working on my Windows 10 Pro.

1) Install a TFTP client.

I just enabled it from Windows 10 Features.

2) Disable all network cards of my Windows. Only enable ethernet card. Disabled the Windows system firewall.

Change IPv4 properties the IP to 192.168.11.2 with subnet mask 255.255.255.0, default gateway 192.168.11.1

3) One Lan cable, one end to the ethernet port of my computer, the other end to the LAN port next to the WAN port of the router.

4) Type route print to get a list of my NICs. Write down the interface number of the LAN card, in my case, it is 7.

5) Now type the following command to get the ARP bindings.

netsh interface  ipv4 add neighbors 7 192.168.11.1  02:AA:BB:CC:DD:1A

6) Run the following command. (before hitting the enter key, read the step 7)

tftp -i 192.168.11.1 put firmware-name.bin

firmware-name.bin is a fake name. Please see the last portion of the post about the firmware I used.
7) Look at the back panel of the router and hold the power plug and router.

Plug the power, watch the lights of the panel, they are all on, then all dark. The LAN port with cable is on, then off. ( Hit the enter Key now). There are only about 4 seconds for me to run the command. So I prepare the command before the step.

8) It is very fast, the firmware will be transferred successfully in a few seconds.

9) Wait at least 10 minutes for flashing the firmware.

10) The router will be restarted automatically.

11) I will remove the neighbors.

netsh interface ipv4 delete neighbors 7 192.168.11.1 02:AA:BB:CC:DD:1A

12) Remove the static IP of my ethernet card. Change it back to DHCP.

 

When my computer gets the IP address from the router. I enter 192.168.1.1 into the browser to config the router.

 

Appendix

OpenWRT 18.06.1

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1F4xS3-kKaVuPqUbuYoSLbffoe3YfSs1W

DD-WRT v3.0 r30356 std

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CwWTNVIcXTxqSLyN7IwWFObUxpR3zCAJ

User Manual

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1iC_S87vCox84ECDA3pJYkYfPhc-3Tobm

Upgrade my Kindle Paperwhite 7th

There is a new, free software update available for your Kindle Paperwhite (7th Generation). This update automatically downloads and installs on your Kindle Paperwhite when connected wirelessly; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable.

Of course, I always download the firmware from the official site and transfer the bin file of the new firmware to the root of the Kindle Paperwhite 7th generation.

Before the upgrade, the current version of my Kindle is v5.9.6.1

 

Software Update 5.9.7

The firmware is update_kindle_all_new_paperwhite_5.9.7.bin . File size is 210M.

Have a look at the pictures of the upgrading process.

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Upgrade D-Link DIR-880L Firmware

I have my D-Link DIR-880L router for almost one and half years. I flashed the firmware to use DD-WRT one. Later I flashed back to D-Link firmware.

The latest version is 1.08 on D-Link Canadian website. I upgraded it long time ago.

On the D-Link support forum, it shows an updated version of firmware is available for EU users.  I am not sure if they are any difference between Canada edition and EU edition, on the hardware basis.

I believe the USA and Canada may use the same hardware. So I go to USA D-Link website.

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Upgrade Kindle Touch firmware

Amazon has a new firmware for Kindle Paperwhite.

Update Notice

Prepare firmware file

So, I check the Amazon’s website and download the latest firmware file.

The file name is update_kindle_all_new_paperwhite_5.9.5.bin,216MB

Then, connect the Kindle to my desktop with USB cable. Copy the bin file into the root folder of the Kindle. Eject the Kindle and unplug the USB.

 

Install the firmware

Touch “Settings”,

Touch “menu dots”

Touch Update your Kindle

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DD-WRT vs Factory default ROM on D-link DIR-880L

I bought D-Link DIR-880L last year. One of the features of it is DD-WRT compatible.

Three weeks ago, I downloaded the dd-wrt firmware and flashed it on the router.

The version I downloaded is DD-WRT v3.0-r30432 std.

Based on the forum, it said 30432 is the working version for DIR-880L.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=268579&start=240

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[Fixed] OBi110 is not working with Google Voice

Just a few days ago, my OBi110 device does not work with my Google Voice. I can not dial out, and no incoming call, until today, I fixed it.

Sometimes it said some configuration error. I sign in my OBiTalk account at https://www.obitalk.com/obinet/

Normally, the device OBi110 can do the firmware update through the OBiTalk account dashboard. but it did not work this time.

When I sign in my account, then go to the device configuration page. I can setup Google Voice account by clicking the gear icon beside the account. But, now it is shown a warning or error without setup.

obi110-not-updateThe error displayed is Authentication error.

Now, let me show you haw to fix this error. the most important part is to upgrade the firmware of the device.

The latest firmware is 1-3-0-2886, the current one on my OBi110 is 1.3.0 – 2872

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Upgrade Curcial BX100 SSD Firmware

It is almost two years old of my Crucial BX100 256GB SSD. Now, I upgraded its firmware from MU01 to MU02. Then I did the benchmark test. The result is very clear that new firmware improve the performance.

The original test I did in 2014 shown as below:

sata3 ssd benchmark

AS SSD Benchmark test Result on Crucial BX100 256GB SSD with MU02 Firmware

The new test I did ten minutes ago.

ssd mu02 new firmware benchmark test

All test results are better than before. Same PC, Same SATA driver. Just different firmware.

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Upgrade Nexus 7 (2013) to Android 6

My Nexus 7 (2013) tablet got the OTA upgrade notice on November 10, 2015. It is a big update from Android 5 to Android 6, or from Lollipop to Marshmallow.

It is said new Android 6.0 Marshmallow improved performance, battery life and features.

Since the first announcement at Google I/O on May 28, I wait more than five months to get the OTA update package. The update package size is 334.9MB.

nexus_7_update_notice

Look at the system update notice.

  1. Get help with whatever you’re doing with Now on Tap: just tap and hold the Home button from any app on your tablet.
  2. Enjoy a longer-lasting battery with Doze, which extends standby time.
  3. Protect your privacy with runtime app permissions, which give you more control over your personal data.
  4. and more here https://www.android.com/versions/marshmallow-6-0/

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