Kindle Paperwhite Software Update 5.3.1
We have a new, free software update available for Kindle Paperwhite. The software update will be delivered wirelessly and includes optimizations for your Kindle’s performance, including fixes for Wi-Fi connectivity. This update automatically downloads and installs for most Kindle Paperwhite customers; however, you can also manually download the software and update your device via USB cable.
Download Version 5.3.1
Here's how to download the Kindle software update version 5.3.1 and transfer it to your Kindle via USB:
Determine your software version: From Home, tap Menu, then Settings. From Settings, tap Menu, then Device Info. 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: Click the link below to download the software update file directly to your computer:
Download Software Update 5.3.1
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: From Home, tap Menu, then Settings. Tap Menu, then Update Your Kindle. (This option will be grayed out if the most recent update has already been installed or if the file transfer was not successful.) Tap Ok if you want to perform an update. You will see Your Kindle is Updating.
Once the update is complete: Your Kindle will automatically restart. From Device Info, you will see Firmware Version: Kindle 5.3.1.