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Kindle (8th Generation) Software Updates

The latest software version for Kindle (8th Generation) is 5.8.7. This update should automatically download and install to your Kindle when connected wirelessly; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable.

This update includes general performance improvements and the following new features:

  • Amazon Ember Bold: We've added a bolder reading font, which can be selected from the font menu within Kindle books.

Download Kindle (8th Generation) Software Updates

Your Kindle should download and install the latest software version while connected to Wi-Fi and charging.

You can also manually download and install a software update. Before downloading the software update, you should determine the current software version on your Kindle. For more information, go to Determine Your Kindle (8th Generation) Software Version. If an update is available for your device, click the link below to download the software update to your computer:

Kindle Software Update 5.8.7

In accordance with certain free and open source software licenses, Amazon is pleased to offer an archive file of source code for this software update:

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