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how do i tell what generation my fire is?

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Initial post: Aug 8, 2013, 10:35:04 AM PDT
Mystique says:
Whenever I look something up for my fire it asks what generation it is. I have absolutely no idea how to tell. Open to any and all advice. Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2013, 10:53:01 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 8, 2013, 10:54:26 AM PDT
PeepDittie says:
Kindle Fire - Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation - 2nd)

You should be able to tell from the strip at the top or the Compare Kindles chart (linked on the left) based on what you do know, including physical dimensions, probably price, and whether it's HD or SD.

Edit to clarify

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2013, 11:05:55 AM PDT
Mystique - You can go here -

Or look at the serial number - Settings > More > Device.

D01E------Kindle Fire 1st Gen
D026------Kindle Fire 2nd Gen
D025------Kindle Fire HD 7" 16GB
D059------Kindle Fire HD 7" 32GB
B0C9------Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 16GB
B0CA------Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 32GB
B0CB------Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE 32GB
B0CC------Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE 64GB

Posted on Aug 8, 2013, 11:10:18 AM PDT
Mystique says:
Hmm I see see no strip on the top. (very possible I may be looking in wrong top) and the link looks like mine, so guessing from the info tabby thingi, mine is a 2nd generation?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2013, 11:14:00 AM PDT
Mystique says:
Ok so mine is a 1st generation. Got it. Thank you.
So really are there any serious cons to having the first generation?

Posted on Aug 8, 2013, 11:14:47 AM PDT
Mystique says:
Thanks Dittie and Pineapple for your help. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2013, 11:16:24 AM PDT
Mystique - No, if it's working and doing what you want. Some of them had defective charging ports, but you'd know that by now if yours had one. I have one and it works just fine and is a great little device.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2013, 11:16:43 AM PDT
You're welcome.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2013, 11:17:03 AM PDT
PeepDittie says:
You're welcome.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2013, 11:19:19 AM PDT
Mystique says:
I do love mine as well. I didn't want to go to a Kindle at first, but after borrowing my friends I was hooked.... Lol :)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2013, 11:27:09 AM PDT

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2013, 12:40:38 PM PDT
F. Crosby says:
Thank you Pineapple....but I know I have DO25..... Kindle Fire HD 7" 16gb but still don't know if its a 1st or 2nd or doesn't it matter with the Kindle Fire HD's?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2013, 1:02:43 PM PDT
If it is a Fire HD, it is a second generation, although they don't refer to the HD models in that way.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 10, 2013, 1:15:54 PM PDT
F. Crosby says:
I was confused about that cause I couldn't find it anywhere. Thanks for the quick response :)

Posted on Sep 10, 2013, 2:20:58 PM PDT
Jay says:
Currently, the non-HD Fire is the first generation model. All of the current HD Fires are the second generation. The rumored to be released soon Fires which Amazon has not yet mentioned, but which tech magazines have promised would come out in September, or October, will be the third generation. They will be advertised as "The New Fires" when they are released.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2013, 6:22:41 PM PST
0711dog says:
Thank you for this simple and accurate chart...Paul

Posted on Dec 4, 2013, 5:20:23 AM PST
mine says previous generation

Posted on Jan 4, 2014, 7:55:38 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 4, 2014, 7:56:15 PM PST
Joe Homer says:
Trying to figure out the generation of my Kindle Fire 7 inch HD Wi-F d 8g with serial # starting 00D2 0708. I'm thinking it is a 2nd generation but not sure. Would like to have this confirmed. Also I want to get a screen protector but don't know which one is the correct size for my Fire HD 8g.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2014, 8:17:54 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2014, 8:20:02 PM PST
F. Crosby says:
We went to Best Buy and got our screen protectors. They were labeled for the Kindle Fire HD ...brand was Zagg. They apply them to your kindle for I think 7.95 but figured it was worth it. If not done right they redo it. Also, Zagg guarantees the protector for life.
They aren't cheap but worth it also in my opinion. We have them on our iphones also.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2014, 3:29:25 AM PST
whre do you find the serial number ?? duhh helppp

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2014, 3:35:00 AM PST
unlike this girl i don't know if mine is a DO 25 :?? it is a kindle fire hd 16 gb, 7 inch,, where do you look to find this info ? it's not on my kindle or the box it came in... does it have one hole on top or 2,, maria

Posted on Jan 29, 2014, 10:25:28 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 30, 2014, 3:48:21 PM PST
VeggieLover says:
If I can figure out the answer to this question, anyone can! :)
I go to the menu/more at the top of my Kindle Fire, then click on Device, and it tells me the model and serial number.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2014, 4:26:45 PM PST
Thanks pineapple....I figured out my model type due to your post
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