Kindle Fire 2nd Generation Software Updates

We have a new, free software update available for your Kindle Fire 2nd Generation. This update automatically downloads and installs on your Kindle Fire 2nd Generation when connected wirelessly; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable.

This software update includes general software improvements and the following new feature enhancements:

  • Listen to over a million songs with Prime Music

    If you have an active Amazon Prime membership, Prime Music provides unlimited, ad-free access to Prime Playlists and more than a million songs and albums at no additional cost.

  • Stay in touch with co-workers, friends, and family with enhancements to e-mail

    In addition to bug fixes, we've added the following feature enhancements to the Email app:

    • Added the option to refresh your messages via the Menu button or by pulling down from the top of the inbox
    • Moved the Full Screen button from the Menu to the header

Important information about this update


As part of this update, we've moved to Gmail’s OAuth 2.0 authentication system, which provides Gmail customers with enhanced security measures. If you use Gmail on your Kindle Fire, you'll need to setup your Gmail account again to continue to receive e-mails.

To do this, tap the Menu button from your inbox, and then tap Settings. Select your Gmail account, and then tap Delete > Delete Account. After you've removed your account from your Kindle Fire, you can set it up again through the app by going to Settings > Add Account. To learn more about setting up e-mail accounts on Kindle Fire, go to Set Up Email, Calendar & Contacts.


If you see duplicate e-mails on your Kindle Fire while using a POP3 account, you'll need to delete these duplicate e-mails from your inbox. You will not continue to see duplicated e-emails within your inbox.

Download Kindle Fire 2nd Generation Software Updates

Determine the current software version on your Kindle Fire 2nd Generation before downloading and installing a software update. For more information, go to Determine Your Software Version.

Click the link below to download the software update to your computer:

Download Software Update 10.5.0

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