Amazon Releases a Firmware Update for the Kindle Paperwhite 3, and Other Models

Amazon just saved me around $100 with their latest Kindle update. The ebook giant just released the v5.13.2 Kindle update, and it works on all Kindles as far back as the Kindle Paperwhite 3.

According to the experts over at MobileRead, this update doesn’t add any features so I almost didn’t post about it, but then I read that the Kindle PW3 was included in the update. That is great news for me because it saves me from having to buy a new Kindle to stay on top of current features.

Amazon hadn’t updated the PW3 since last year, making a lot of us wonder whether it was no longer being supported. It would seem the concern was unfounded.

Amazon is distributing the update automatically over Wifi. If you don’t want to wait then you can download the update from the Kindle Software Updates page on Simply copy the file to your Kindle using a USB cable, and then navigate to its settings page.  The dropdown menu in the settings page should show an option to update (assuming that you copied the correct file to your device).


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.

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