The Kindle update firmware was released on May 12, 2013 and includes a variety of bug fixes and enhancements.
Amazon Kindle: Update Your Kindle
Updating your Kindle’s firmware
If you are like most Kindle owners, you probably just want to be able to use your device the way it was meant to be used: reading books, newspapers, magazines and other content.
But what about when there is a new firmware update available for your Kindle?
What do you do?
You install the firmware update, of course!
But before you do that, there are a few things you should know.
First, always make a backup of your content. You never know what might happen when you update your Kindle s firmware.
Second, be sure to have an adequate supply of battery charged. The Kindle s firmware update can definitely drain your battery.
And finally, be prepared for a little disruption in your Kindle s use while the firmware update is being installed. Your device may go into a bootloader mode during the update, and you may need to wait a while for it to finish.
With all that said, here’s a guide to updating your Kindle s firmware:
1. Make sure you have a backup of your content.
2. Charge your Kindle s battery to at least 50%.
3. Open your Kindle s device and go to Menu > Settings > General > Menu and choose Update Kindle.
4. If you are prompted to enter your Amazon account information, do so.
5. If you are prompted to choose a language, choose English (UK).
Why you should update your firmware
There are many benefits to updating your firmware on your Kindle. Here are just a few:
1. Improved Performance: Many new features and bug fixes are included in Kindle firmware updates. This can improve your Kindle’s performance, especially when using apps and books.
2. Security Updates: Kindle firmware updates also include security updates to protect your device against potential attacks.
3. Improved Accessibility: New features and bug fixes may make Kindle firmware updates more accessible and usable for people with disabilities.
4. Extended Battery Life: Updating your Kindle’s firmware can sometimes extend your battery life by up to 50%.
So why wouldn’t you update your firmware? There are a few potential reasons:
1. You’re Afraid of Technical Problems: Although there is always a small risk of technical problems when updating your Kindle’s firmware, we’ve found that the vast majority of people experience no problems at all.
2. You’re Afraid of Breaking Your Device: Updating your Kindle’s firmware may not always be reversible, so be sure that you’re comfortable risk if something goes wrong.
3. You’re Afraid of Losing Your Books: You can always back up your books before updating your firmware. If something goes wrong, you can always restore your books from your backup.
4. You’re Afraid of Missing Out: Kindle firmware updates are usually very small files and usually take less than 5 minutes to download and
What’s new in the latest firmware update
Hello Kindle users,
There are a few things new in the latest firmware update (version 5.1.1) for Kindle Fires and Kindle Touch.
– Performance improvements when using Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″
– Bug fixes
– Updated dictionary support
– Updated accessibility support
We hope you find these improvements helpful.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at [email protected].
The Amazon Kindle Team
How to update your Kindle’s firmware
If you own a Kindle, you may be wondering how to update the firmware on your device. This guide will explain how to update your Kindle’s firmware in detail.
Before you begin, make sure you have downloaded and installed the Kindle updates available from Amazon.com. These updates will help you to install the latest firmware on your device.
To update your firmware, first make sure you are connected to the internet. Then follow these steps:
1. Power your Kindle off and then on by pressing the power button for about two seconds.
2. Go to the Home screen and select the Menu icon.
3. Select Settings.
4. Select Device Options.
5. Select Update Your Kindle.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to update your Kindle’s firmware.
Once the firmware update is complete, your Kindle should restart. After your Kindle restarts, you will be able to update your content and settings.
If you have any questions or problems updating your firmware, please don’t hesitate to contact Amazon customer service. They’re always happy to help.
Tips for updating your Kindle’s firmware
If you are like most Kindle owners, you probably update your firmware at least once a year. There are lots of great reasons to do this: security updates, new features and improvements, and bug fixes.
But before you go updating, here are a few tips to make the update process go smoother:
1. Make a backup. Before anything, be sure to create a backup of your Kindle so you can restore your device to its original state if something goes wrong. You can do this by copying your Kindle’s content to a USB drive or an external hard drive, or by using the Kindle Cloud Reader.
2. If you have a Kindle 3 or later, connect to Wi-Fi. If you don’t have direct access to the Internet, you can connect your Kindle to Wi-Fi so it can download the update over the network.
3. Clear your cache. After you connect your Kindle to Wi-Fi and download the update, it can take a few minutes for it to install. During that time, your Kindle might start prompting you to clear its cache. Clear your cache by press the home button, selecting “Settings,” and then selecting “General.” Under “Device Management,” select “Storage,” and then press the “Clear Cache” button.
4. Charge your Kindle up. Your Kindle will need at least 30 minutes to complete the firmware
The Kindle update firmware is an important update for Kindle users. The update fixes some security issues and improves the user experience.