Once you’ve selected the model, you’ll see a download link with the current version number listed. Somewhere along the line, we got the summer 2016 update but missed out on the big fall 2016 update that ushered in the new home screen layout.
Now, with the discrepancy between the most recent version and our version confirmed, we can download the update file.
Rather than squint at the tiny model number on the back of your case and then Google the model number, the simplest method is to check the serial number as the first four alphanumeric characters indicate the model/generation of your Kindle.
On the Kindle, navigate to Menu Settings to enter the settings menu, then tap the Menu button again from within the settings menu and select “Update Your Kindle.” Press OK and then wait.Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.Visit Stack Exchange is pressed or when the cells are clicked out of.Click on the link “Download Software Update [version number]”. Once the download is complete, attach your Kindle Paperwhite to your computer with a USB cable and copy the update .BIN file to the root directory of your Kindle Paperwhite.