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Kindle Touch firmware upgrade to 5.3.7.3

Just upgrade my Kindle Touch to 5.3.7.3 by OTA.

First turn on WIFI on settings.

Then Wait, about 5 to 10 minutes. It will download the update firmware file to Kindle, which is about 116MB.

Then follow the instruction below:

  1. From Home, tap the Menu icon, and then tap Settings.
  2. Tap the Menu icon, and then tap Update Your Kindle. This option will be grayed out if the most recent update has already been installed or if the file transfer was not successful.
  3. Tap OK to perform the update. You will see Your Kindle Is Updating.

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Update Kindle Touch firmware to 5.3.7.1

Kindle touch version 5.3.7.1

Here is the way to update Kindle Touch firmware from 5.3.7 to 5.3.7.1

The upgrade package is 114M. A big file. Following is the copy from Amazon official site.

Before you perform these steps, make sure you determine your software version. Go to Determine Your Software Version.

  1. From your computer, go to Kindle Touch Software Updates and download the applicable software update file.
  2. Transfer the software update file to your Kindle device:

    1. Turn your Kindle on and connect it to your computer using the USB cable.
    2. Drag and drop the new update file from your computer onto the Kindle drive.

    Note: Do not drop the file into one of the folders within the Kindle drive.

  3. Monitor file transfer and disconnect:

    1. After the file has transferred successfully, eject the Kindle to safely disconnect your Kindle from your computer.
    2. Disconnect the USB cable from your Kindle and your computer.
  4. Start the software update:

    1. From Home, tap the Menu icon, and then tap Settings.
    2. Tap the Menu icon, and then tap Update Your Kindle. This option will be grayed out if the most recent update has already been installed or if the file transfer was not successful.
    3. Tap OK to perform the update. You will see Your Kindle Is Updating.

    Once the update is complete, your Kindle will automatically restart.

  5. Kindle touch version 5.3.7.1

Update Kindle Touch firmware to 5.3.2 from 5.1.2

Amazon released the new firmware of Kindle Touch. Firmware 5.3.2.

Update procedures are clearly described at official site here.

Three steps:

  1. Download the firmware 5.3.2. It is 50MB. File name is Update_kindle_5.3.2.bin
  2. Copy the file to Kindle root.
  3. Press Menu > Settings, then press Menu > Update Your Kindle, wait the device update and restart.

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Received Protective PU Leather Case for Kindle Touch

Dealextreme has good deal of some small items. I ordered leather case for Kindle Touch from Dealextreme. The items were shipped from Hong Kong. It took about two weeks to arrive my home by air mail.
The price is good. The quality is good, based on the price. It is $9.90 US dollar.
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Got my Kindle Touch Wifi

I received it the day before yesterday. Only two days in transit from Campbellsville KY US to Burnaby BC, Canada through UPS.
It is a small package. Open it, only the Kindle Touch device and a one piece quick start paper inside. Oh, and the USB cable.
Let me have a look at it.
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I connected the USB cable to computer, and transfer one Chinese book to it. Later, I disconnected it, and open the book to test. The Chinese character looks wired. They are in different font size or weight.
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The Chinese character with red circle is a little bit thin and looks smaller than others. It is very poor experience when I read Chinese book on Kindle Touch with 5.0.1 software.
First of all, I am thinking about do some trick to fix it. Just like I did on Kindle Keyboard before. Replaced font size and font configuration file.
But at the last I think I check the software, or firmware version first. When I look at the firmware version of device info, it shows 5.0.1. The software on Amazon website said it can be upgraded to 5.1.2

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Kindle replacement with discounted price

My Kindle Keyboard is damaged last week. The screen is broken.
I contact Amazon through the Amazon contact page. Enter the phone number and click call, they called me.
I explain the situation of my broken Kindle. Because it is over one year, no more warranty. They offer me a Kindle Touch with discounted price, $80.00. The regular price is $99.00 on Amazon US site. It is $139.99 at The Source in store only.
I say yes. I accept the offer. The total is $80.00 + $9.70(shipping) + $9.88(import fee deposit)= $99.58

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