Updating kindle account
Remember, there may be multiple versions of the same model—this is why we went searching for the serial number in step one. Clearly, the firmware version we have on our Paperwhite (5.6.1) is behind the most recent version as of this writing (5.8.5).Once you’ve selected the model, you’ll see a download link with the current version number listed. Somewhere along the line, we got the summer 2016 update but missed out on the big fall 2016 update that ushered in the new home screen layout.If your Kindle is linked to your Amazon account ,simply log into your Amazon Content and Devices dashboard and click on the “Your Devices” tab.Select the Kindle you want to update and read the notation beside it, like so: In the case of the Kindle I’m interested in updating today, the first four characters of the serial number are B0D4.Armed with the version number of your Kindle—in our case, confirmed by the serial number, the Paperwhite 2—head over to the Amazon Fire & Kindle Software Updates page.
Additionally, customer reviews posted on your book will remain.
Now, with the discrepancy between the most recent version and our version confirmed, we can download the update file.
Click on the link “Download Software Update [version number]”. Once the download is complete, attach your Kindle Paperwhite to your computer with a USB cable and copy the update .
Please make sure you are within wireless range and try again.
You can change the credit card that Amazon uses for purchases and for current subscriptions.
Whatever your reasons, you don’t have to wait for Amazon to roll that update out.