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Latest Generation Kindle Update: Preview of Ver. 3.0.3


Latest Generation Kindle Update: Preview of Ver. 3.0.3

The Amazon Company are developing a software update for their latest Kindle 6" device and feedback is very welcome. This is why an early preview of the update has been released. The update consists of general improvements in the device performance, and if you want to try out the early release and share your feedback, you can follow the link below to download the Kindle update file. In the next several weeks the update will be also available wireless.
When you have installed and tried out the update, please send your feedback to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Your review is very important for the Amazon Company and will be highly appreciated.
Below are the instructions how to download the Kindle update software and install it on your device via USB:

  1. Check with software version you have: Open Home, then Menu and Settings. At the bottom of the screen you’ll be able to see the version of your Kindle. If it says “Version Kindle 3.0.2” or earlier, such as 3.0.1, or 3.0, proceed with the steps given below and update your device to the latest software.

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  2. Download the software:Follow the appropriate link below to download the Kindle 2.5 software update to your computer directly.

  3. Kindle Wi-Fi: Download 3.0.3(B008)
    Your serial number will start with "B008"
    MD5: cd4500f609648ea378b8c8f34e151c5b

    Kindle 3G (Free 3G + Wi-Fi) - U.S. and Canadian Customers*: Download 3.0.3(B006)  
    Your serial number will start with "B006"
    MD5: e3d1c43ecc8b1da19c002035157ef005


    Kindle 3G (Free 3G + Wi-Fi) - European Customers*: Download 3.0.3(B00A)
    Your serial number will start with "B00A"
    MD5: 67f7e2829e4753f45545b2ac5fb69551


    You can see the serial number of your device on the Settings page at the bottom of the screen (Home -> Menu -> Settings)
    The Amazon Company ships Kindle devices with the most appropriate built-in wireless cared, depending on the shipping country you choose during checkout. If you can’t find your country in the list above, check the serial number instructions which will help you decide which software update file to use.

  4. Transmit the software to your Kindle device:Switch on your Amazon Company are developing a software update for their latest Kindle device, then connect it to the computer with the USB cable. Drag the update file from the computer and drop it in the Kindle drive (you will find several folders in the drive, such as “music”, “documents” and “audible”. The drive normally has a “device” icon).

  5. Ensure the file transfer, then disconnect: Make sure that the update file has transferred to the Kindle before disconnecting the device from the computer. After the successful transfer eject the device to disconnect it safely. Take the USB cable out of the Kindle and of the computer.

  6. Start the Update:Go the Home screen, open the Menu and then “Settings”. Then press the Menu key once again to select the “Update Your Kindle” option (if the latest available update has already been installed, this option will be in the grey color). If you want to update your Kindle software, select “Ok”. During the update your Kindlw will restart twice, and there will be the message “Your Kindle is Updating” after it restarts for the first time.

  7. When the update is completed, your Kindle device will restart automatically for the second time. If you check the Settings page, at the bottom of the screen you will see Version: Kindle 3.0.3. In this case you can be sure that the Kindle update is completed.

  8. Send your feedbackabout the new software update to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Your opinion will be most appreciated by the Amazon Company.

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Software Update of Kindle(version 2.5)

Overview of Kindle(Version 2.5)
How to Apply Kindle Software Updates
How to Download Kindle 2.5 Software Update
Kindle Update: Troubleshooting




Overview of Kindle(Version 2.5)

The Amazon Company has just announced the release of a new and free software update for the 2nd Generation Kindle. The software is very easy to download and use. Its new features are:

  • PDF Pan and Zoom: Allows you to zoom PDF files and pan around to see detailed or small print graphics and tables
  • Collections:  Allows you to set up audiobooks, books and personal documents into different collections. However, at the moment you can’t add subscriptions (blogs, magazines or newspapers) to Kindle collections.
  • Facebook & Twitter Posts: Allows you to post interesting book passages from your Kindle Amazon device and share it with your friends on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Improved Clarity & More Font Sizes:  Allows you to use sharper and larger fonts to enjoy reading experience even more.
  • Popular Highlights: Popular Highlights. Allows you to get in touch with the Kindle community and see the most interesting parts of the books you’re enjoying.


How to Apply Kindle Software Updates

If your software version is earlier than 2.5, you can download the latest software update for Kindle and transfer it via USB to your device.
You can find the latest software version installed on the Kindle DX Graphite so it does not require any updates.
To see what Kindle software version you have, you should open the Settings screen and see the information at the bottom of the screen:

Image of version information (Kindle)



How to Download Kindle 2.5 Software Update:

  1. Make sure which type of Kindle you have. You should look at the first four digits of the serial number or at the certification symbol (they can be seen on the back of the device) and then compare the numbers to the images below. If your Kindle has a cover, follow the instructions to remove the cover and only after that check the serial number on the back of your Kindle.

  2. Download the software: Follow the appropriate link below to download the Kindle 2.5 software update to your computer directly.

Image of the back of Kindle (U.S. Wireless)

Kindle (U.S. Wireless)

Serial no. prefix B002

Download: Kindle (U.S. Wireless)

MD5: dcf346e8ba7081e476481a406494631c

Image of the back of Kindle DX (U.S. Wireless)

Kindle DX (U.S. Wireless)

Serial no. prefix B004

Download: Kindle DX (U.S. Wireless)

MD5: 20109e5e2b922e5a8afc947c3de59ce9

Image of the back of Kindle (Global Wireless)

Kindle (Free 3G)

Serial no. prefix B003

Download: Kindle (Free 3G)

MD5: fe7b0d19e3bf3d1eb9292f776c4b4ade

Image of the back of Kindle DX (Global Wireless)

Kindle DX (Free 3G)

Serial no. prefix B005

Download: Kindle DX (Free 3G)

MD5: b94dd02e9908d78f17566ccea5abc543

  1. Transmit the software to your Kindle device: Switch on your Kindle, then connect it to the computer with the USB cable. Use the file browser to find the software update file on your computer and copy it to the Kindle root directory (you will find several folders in the root directory, such as “music”, “documents” and “audible”. The root directory normally has a “device” icon).
  1. Ensure the file transfer, then disconnect: Make sure that the update file has transferred to the Kindle before disconnecting the device from the computer. After the successful transfer eject the device to disconnect it safely. Take the USB cable out of the Kindle and of the computer.
  2. Start the update: Go the Home screen; Open the Menu and then “Settings”. Then press the Menu key once again to select the “Update Your Kindle” option (if the latest available update has already been installed, this option will be in the grey color). If you want to update Kindle software, select “Ok”.


Kindle Update: Troubleshooting

If you encounter some difficulties while trying to update your Kindle according to the instructions above, please contact Kindle Support.
You can reach Kindle support by e-mail or phone. You can also contact Kindle Support through the website which will let you verify security before the call and make sure that the account information is at hand when the call is made.
You can also reach us by calling one of these numbers:

  • Inside the US: 1-866-321-8851
  • Outside the US: 1-206-266-0927

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