What is the latest Kindle firmware version? [answer] for all generations

Q. Hiya. I see on my Kindle “Settings->Device Info” screen that my Kindle has “Software Version” Kindle 2.5.5

Is there a later firmware version for my Kindle?! Thx in advance.

A. Yes! There are later firmware versions available.  The LATEST version depends on which Kindle you have. Judging from the info you provided, you have either a 2nd gen Kindle or a Kindle DX so version 2.5.8 is the latest version for your devices. Also here is the latest firmware info as of July 16th 2011 for ALL the different Kindles. :-)

For the 3rd Generation Kindles: the latest firmware version is 3.1

    Kindle Wi-Fi: Download 3.1
    Your serial number will start with “B008″ 

    Kindle 3G (Free 3G + Wi-Fi) – U.S. and Canadian Customers*: Download 3.1
    Your serial number will start with “B006″

    Kindle 3G (Free 3G + Wi-Fi) – European Customers*: Download 3.1
    Your serial number will start with “B00A”

For the 2nd Generation Kindles and the Kindle DX series: the latest firmware version is 2.5.8

    Kindle (U.S. Wireless): Download 2.5.8
    Your serial number will start with “B002″ 

    Kindle Free 3G: Download 2.5.8
    Your serial number will start with “B003″

     

    Kindle DX (US Wireless)Download 2.5.8
    Your serial number will start with “B004″

    Kindle DX (Free 3G)Download 2.5.8
    Your serial number will start with “B005″

    Kindle DX (Free 3G) Graphite: Download 2.5.8
    Your serial number will start with “B009”

For Kindle (1st Generation) - the latest version is 1.2

The most recent software update version for Kindle (1st Generation) is version 1.2. If you don’t have it, you can download version 1.2.\

 

More info from Amazon:

Amazon.com Help: Kindle Software Update Latest Generation

Amazon.com Help: Kindle Software Update Latest Generationhttp://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_left_sib/183-3023596-4133205?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200529700We have a new, free software update available for your Kindle that is being delivered via a Wi-Fi connection. To receive the update, please turn your wireless on and connect to […] You can download the update below. All latest generation Kindle and Kindle 3G users will receive this software update automatically via Wi-Fi.
Amazon.com Help: Kindle Software Update Version 2.5http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200529740Help > Digital Products > Kindle Support > Kindle Software Updates > Kindle Software Update Version 2.5

Amazon.com Help: Kindle Software Update Version 1.2

Amazon.com Help: Kindle Software Update Version 1.2http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_left_sib?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200529750Help > Digital Products > Kindle Support > Kindle Software Updates > Kindle Software Update Version 1.2

This post details the latest firmware for: Kindle 1st Gen, 2G, 3G & DX

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