Amazon Updates Kindle Fire Quietly, Breaks Root

Online retail giant Amazon has dished out a new update for the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet that uninstalls the root on the device.

According to Liliputing, Amazon has kept quiet about the update, secretly updating the device without giving users any chance of blocking it.

The Kindle Fire comes with a feature that automatically downloads and installs updates without bothering users about it.

The new update returns the device back to its original state, deleting the Android Market app, custom keyboards that users have installed and delete root permissions. However, as it turns out, there is a way to re-root the device back to the way it was.

The method is available with the necessary instructions from XDA Developers forum. The great thing about the method that the apps downloaded using Android Market would remain safe.

It remains to be seen how long it takes someone to release a fix for the automatic update feature, which is great for regular users but menacing for modders tinkering with the device.