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Kindle (2nd Generation) Software Updates

The latest software version for Kindle (2nd Generation) is 2.5.8. This update automatically downloads and installs on your Kindle (2nd Generation) when connected wirelessly; however, you can also manually download the software and transfer the update to your device via USB cable.

The software update includes general improvements and the following new features:

  • Collections: Organize your books, audiobooks, and personal documents into one or more collections.
  • Pan and zoom in PDFs: Zoom into PDFs and pan around to easily view small print and detailed tables or graphics.
  • Password Protection: Protect your Kindle with a password when you're not using it.
  • More Font Sizes & Improved Clarity: Enjoy two new larger font sizes and sharper fonts for an even more comfortable reading experience.
  • Share what you're reading to Facebook and Twitter: Share meaningful book passages with friends on Facebook and Twitter directly from your Kindle.
  • Popular Highlights: See what the Kindle community thinks are the most interesting passages in the books you're reading.

Download Kindle Software Updates

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

Select one of the links below to download the software update file directly to your computer. To find the serial number for your device, turn your device over. It will be listed on the back of the device near the bottom.

If you have... Download...

Kindle (U.S. Wireless)

Your serial number starts with "B002".

Software Update 2.5.8, and then download Kindle Services Update.

Note: If you have a software version prior to 2.3, download Software Update 2.3 first, then download Software Update 2.5.8, and then download Kindle Services Update.

Kindle Free 3G

Your serial number starts with "B003".

Software Update 2.5.8, and then download Kindle Services Update.

Note: If you have a software version prior to 2.3, download Software Update 2.3 first, then download Software Update 2.5.8, and then download Kindle Services Update.

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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