Firmware 5.8.1 Now Available from Amazon

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Firmware 5.8.1 Now Available from Amazon

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New Firmware Package

There has been a new firmware package recently released from Amazon. This package will be available for only certain Kindle devices. This update is named as version 5.8.1, it has been introduced to let users be able to save the Wi-Fi password into their Amazon account and it lets whatever device that is allowed to be used automatically.

As well as the above, this update also gives you more ways in which to share books with your friends by using About This Book, along with Kindle Unlimited Recommendations which gives you the chance to freely use Kindle Unlimited as well as seeing recommended titles.

Reading Progress Dots

Amazon has also decided to bring back into the library the reading progress dots which makes it possible to see the reading progress as well as the relative book length in the library list view.

Kindle 6th GenerationSuitable Devices for 5.8.1

Firmware 5.8.1 has been made compatible for the following Amazon Kindles. They are the 6th Generation Kindle, The Paperwhite units, the 7th-gen Kindle, Kindle Voyage, Kindle Paperwhite models and the Oasis (8th Generation table) which is the producer’s new Kindle.

Installing Firmware 5.8.1

When you are installing the package, you need to save the downloadable .bin file that is appropriate for your tablet then copy it into your device’s internal storage, then you need to monitor the transfer so that there are no problems encountered.

Once you have done that then simply go to the Men > Settings > System Updates (there may be a difference in the path from one model to another) and then follow all the instructions which are displayed on-screen to get a successful and complete installation.

Listed below are links, therefore follow the one that describes your device model name best. Apply the new Firmware onto it then check our website constantly to stay “updated one minute ago.”

Kindle Feature AccessoriesDownload Amazon Kindle Oasis 8th Generation Firmware 5.8.1

Download Amazon Kindle Voyage 7th Generation Firmware 5.8.1

Download Amazon Kindle 7th Generation Firmware 5.8.1

Download Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 7th Generation Firmware 5.8.1

Download Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 6th Generation Firmware 5.8.1


I hope this has been a helpful article to anyone who owns one of the Kindles listed above to know that you can now use this Firmware 5.8.1 package.

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5 Responses

  1. Becka says:

    I don’t have a kindle, but this is interesting as well as the one concerning the page turner. I do read books on my phone and wish these kinds of features were available on the kindle app for phones. That would be sweet. You don’t happen to know anything about that do you?

    • Cheryl Brown says:

      I don’t know anything about the phone app Becka but I will certainly look into it and see if I can find out anything for you.

    • Cheryl Brown says:

      Hi Becka, I have been looking for some information for the phone app but so far I haven’t had any luck. Will keep a look out for you though and let you know if I find anything.

  2. Rachel says:

    This is great information!!! Thank you for the installation directions and providing the links. That makes it so much easier and saves me a lot of time!

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