Amazon has just released a new firmware update (version 7.4.9) for its Kindle Fire HD 7″ bringing several bug-fixes and feature enhancements including Amazon Prime Music support and overhauled E-mail app. You can either apply this update automatically using your internet connection or by installing it manually using the direct download links and procedure given below.
Firmware version 7.4.9 comes with the following new features and meliorations:
- Support for Amazon Prime Music
- The UI of Kindle Fire’s native E-mail app has been modernized for a sleeker look.
Note: After applying this update, you’ll have to re-authorize your account on your Gmail app. To do this, you simply have to delete and then readd your Gmail account in the app.
Download Firmware 7.4.9
Click here to download Firmware 7.4.9 for Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7″ (link opens in a new tab).
Installing Firmware 7.4.9 on Kindle Fire HD 7″ Manually
Installing Firmware 7.4.9 on a Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7″ is a piece of cake! Just download the above .bin file and follow this simple procedure:
- Connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
- After that, copy the downloaded .bin file to the “Internal Storage” folder of your Kindle Fire.
- When the firmware file is successfully copied, disconnect your Kindle device from the PC.
- Now, navigate to Quick Settings > More > Device > About > Update Your Kindle.
- The update process will start after automatic reboot.
After the update, you can check your current firmware version in Quick Settings > More > Device > About. If the update went off without a hitch then the current version should be ‘7.4.9_user_4952320’.
If Something Goes Wrong…
- Make sure you placed the firmware file in “Internal Storage” folder of ‘Kindle’ drive.
- Make sure the update file hasn’t been renamed.
- Battery level should be above 40%
You can always re-initiate the update if it fails the first time. Even though, there’s not even the slightest chance of getting your device bricked in this process, we shall not be held responsible for any kind of data loss, whatsoever.
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