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Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Edition Operating System Pushed May 2015

Within the past week (2nd week in May 2015) Amazon *pushed* a new operating system onto my Kindle Paperwhite. I connected to Wi-Fi in order to synchronize, download, etc. and I left it connected for a while and I went and did something else. When I returned, it had gone into the sleep mode because it was not being actively used. When I brought it out of sleep mode I saw there was a notice on the home screen about it having been updated and to go to the Cloud and download the 2nd Edition of the Operators Manual.

But, here's the rub - the 3G Whispernet wouldn't connect or, more precisely, it said it was connected but it wouldn't do or display anything but a blank white area. I got to thinking maybe it had something to do with the new operating system not having been rebooted. Always, it seems, new operating systems must be rebooted. So I used the Menu button > Settings > Menu button again > Restart. (Not *Reset Device* which is directly below so be sure not to touch it by mistake) and my Kindle shut down. I gave it about ten seconds and it didn't restart so I pushed the power button and it restarted and went through the boot screen and progress bar.

When it started up again it went to my PIN screen where I entered the PIN and it went to a Home Screen I'd never seen before. It consisted of a bunch of book covers with some adverts for recommended books at the bottom.Well, I found out by reading the new 2nd Edition Operator's manual that I downloaded from the Cloud that the *Cover View* is the default with this new O/S and, if one wants the old familiar *List View* back, to just touch the Menu icon (three horizontal bars in the upper right) and select *List View* which returned my Kindle to the Home Page I was used to.

There are several other changes as well so do download and read the 2nd Edition Operator's Manual. Oh, BTW, the 3G and Wi-Fi works again. I've got a sneaky suspicion that the new O/S needed the Restart in order to properly register the device so it could connect.

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Are you out of your usual wi-fi area? You may need to go back and check wi-fi settings and set up again.
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Do you mean for the Amazon Kindle store? Provided your wi-fi signal is good, which you can check by trying it with a smartphone etc, the Paperwhite should connect itself to Amazon automatically when in range. If not, try these things

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- check your network is listed already on the Pw

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title on the home page that it had been upgraded and to go to the Cloud and download the new Users Manual. But, what I noticed is that it never did a restart and I think it needs to do a restart in order for it to solidify the new operating system. I also couldn't connect to the Store with the new O/S.

I did a manual Restart. This is how to do it:

1) on the Homescreen touch the icon that consists of three horizontal bars (upper right)

2) on the drop down menu touch *Settings*

3) Again touch the icon with three horizontal bars.

4) On the drop down menu, touch *Restart* being careful to NOT touch *Reset Device*

Your Kindle will shut down. Now push the power button and wait
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At least mine did. I'm hoping yours will, too.

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