Last week, Amazon released a huge update for their Kindle devices. It’s the one I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. It includes the much talked about and actually really good font – Bookerly. It’s designed specially by Amazon for reading on Kindle and it looks great on the iPad app. So naturally, I wanted to try it out on the Kindle.
But the Amazon overlords were not happy with me. Couple of days go by, and still no update notification. The Wi-Fi is on, the internet works. So I decided to take matters in my own hands. You’ll be happy to know that there’s a manual way of updating your Kindle – no matter if it’s the regular one, the Paperwhite or the fancy Voyage. The process is mostly easy, but it contains some classic Amazon like quirks all Kindle owners have come to expect (text-aligning option, anyone?).
For instance, the first 4 digits of my Kindle are 90D4. That means I’m using a Kindle Paperwhite 2nd Generation. But again, it’s not as simple with Amazon. Because you see, Amazon considers the 1st Generation of Kindle Paperwhite as the 5th Generation of Kindle overall. So my 2nd version of Kindle Paperwhite is in fact called Kindle Paperwhite (6th Generation) on their support page. Yes, it’s not easy to figure out. If you need any help, use the link below to comment on our forum post with your questions and I’ll help you out.