We have a new, free software update available for your Kindle (8th Generation). 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.
Here’s what’s new:
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 manually downloading the software update, determine the current software version on your Kindle.
To determine the current software version on your Kindle:
If you have the latest update, it should look like this: Kindle 5.9.7
If you do not have this software version, click the link below to download the software update to your computer:
After you've downloaded the file to your computer, see Transfer & Install a Kindle E-Reader Software Update for instructions on installing the 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:
Related Help Topics
Was this information helpful?
Thank you for your feedback.
Please select what best describes the information:
Thanks! While we're unable to respond directly to your feedback, we'll use this information to improve our online Help.