We have a new, free software update available for Kindle. The software update will be delivered wirelessly and includes optimisations for your Kindle's performance. This update automatically downloads and installs for Kindle customers; however, you can also manually download the software and update your device via USB cable.
With the new software update, Kindle customers can avail of Read for Free in Waterstones stores in the UK.
Download Software Update 4.1.1
Here's how to download Kindle Software Updates and transfer it to your Kindle via USB:
Determine your software version: From Home, select Menu, then Settings. On the Settings screen you will see the Kindle version at the bottom of the screen. If you have the latest update, it should look like this:
If you see an earlier version, please proceed with the steps below to update your Kindle to the latest software.
Download your software:Depending on your current software update version, you may have to install a previous software update before installing 4.1.1. Select one of the links below to download the software update file directly to your computer:
Transfer software to your Kindle: Turn your Kindle on and connect it to your computer using the USB cable. Drag and drop the new update file from your computer onto the Kindle drive. Do not drop the file into one of the folders within the Kindle drive.
Monitor file transfer and disconnect: Check your file transfer progress to ensure file transfer to your Kindle is complete before disconnecting. After the file has transferred successfully, eject the Kindle to safely disconnect your Kindle from your computer. Disconnect the USB cable from your Kindle and your computer.
Start the software update: On the Home screen, press Menu, then Settings. Press Menu again, and then select Update Your Kindle. (This option will be greyed out if the most recent update has already been installed or if the file transfer was not successful.) Select Ok if you want to perform an update. Your Kindle will restart twice during the update. After the first restart, you will see Your Kindle is Updating.
Once the update is complete: Your Kindle will automatically restart. From Settings, you will see Version: Kindle 4.1.1 at the bottom of the screen.
Read for Free on Kindle
Read for Free lets Kindle customers download eligible books in a Waterstones store in the UK and read them for free for one hour each day. You will need to have the latest Kindle software update installed on your Kindle to avail of Read for Free.
Delete the update file on your computer and Kindle, and repeat the software update process above.
Unsupported software modifications are present.
The Kindle doesn't support software modification, and will be unable to update the Kindle software if it has been modified. Contact the original developer of the software modification for instructions on how to remove the modification.
If you still can't update your Kindle software or you encounter any difficulty with your software update, contact Kindle Support.
Visit this page to download and install the latest software version for Kindle.