Kindle Firmware Update 5.10.3 Enhances Page Turn Speeds, eBook Open Times

When Amazon rolled out the 5.10.3 firmware update earlier this week, all they told us officially was that it was new and free. (Usually the changelog at least mentions “bug fixes and performance enhancements”, but not this time.) But according to users over at MobileRead, the update did actually enhance performance:

I just updated my Oasis 2 and the only thing i am noticing is much faster responds on opening books, and page changes.

The update has been released for all current models of the Kindle as well as the Voyage, the older basic Kindle, and others. Basically every model from the second-gen Kindle Paperwhite has been updated with these performance enhancements (I checked).

Amazon will roll out the update over the next couple months. If you do not want to wait, you can visit and download the update, and then install it yourself.


Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. SpeedyHen28 February, 2019

    The feedback I got from my social circle regarding the 5.10.3 update was 100% similar to yours. No doubt it enhanced the performance noticeably!

  2. Mirande Stijntjes16 March, 2019

    my kindle is not recognized by my windows 10 PC. It does not show the disk when I use USB


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