Latest K4PC update borked my computer

Mike Cane pointed me at a new Kindle 4 PC update (build 327771). I'm not sure how new it is but it doesn't matter. I tried to install it and it corrupted my copy of Kindle for PC.

It's broken. Don't install it!

Edit: Apparently the auto-update isn't downloading this version. it's only the full manual install that is broken. So basically this means you shouldn't go to Amazon and download it.

Update: There's now a growing list of people over on MobileRead who are also having trouble with the latest update.

Second Update: And Andrys of KindleWorld pointed me at a number of complaints over on the official Kindle forums.

About Nate Hoffelder (11579 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

5 Comments on Latest K4PC update borked my computer

  1. Dammit. Neowin is usually a reliable source. Don’t know what happened there. Sorry!

    • Timothy Wilhoit // 9 July, 2011 at 9:55 pm // Reply

      Ah, I just checked the download for the current full version and the file version is 1.6.0.32771. Thanks for the heads-up…I’ll leave the auto-update disabled.

  2. Timothy Wilhoit // 10 July, 2011 at 1:15 am // Reply

    A poster on MobileRead indicates a fix may be available in one week. In a week, we shall know if the information is accurate. ^_^

    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=142238

  3. It’s a mistake, things happen, glad Amazon is fixing it BUT…

    Man, wouldn’t it be nice if they didn’t require a proprietary App to use their service and also ditched DRM, so you could buy from anywhere and read on any app or any device? Just like their MP3 store or Smashwords.com.

    THAT would cause ebook sales to explode: “Buy here, read anywhere”.

    Bill Smith
    http://www.BillSmithBooks.com

5 Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Kindle for PC updated – Still broken - The Digital Reader
  2. Kindle 4 PC updated & it’s still broken - The Digital Reader
  3. Amazon Just Launched their own PDF Format - The Digital Reader
  4. How to fix the latest (broken) version of Kindle for PC - The Digital Reader
  5. Amazon Started the Day Against DRM Celebrations a Week Early by Intentionally Breaking My Kindle eBooks - The Digital Reader

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*