How to Downgrade Kindle for PC/Mac Manually or Automatically 2019

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Why downgrade kindle for pc/mac to older version? As amazon has released its new Kindle for PC/MAC version 1.25, its DRM scheme is much tougher than ever before. Kindle books downloaded via Kindle for PC/MAC 1.25 (or higher version) will be encrypted with the new kindle kfx DRM, namely Kindle KFX 2. For now there is not any software around the world can remove DRM from Kindle books downloaded via Kindle for PC/MAC 1.25 or even higher version. As every software is not perfect, we believe that we can find the direct way to crack kindle new kfx DRM sooner or later. For readers who are reading this article, we have provided the temporary solution to bypass the kindle kfx 2 which is downgrading kindle for PC/Mac to older version. In this way, you can get the older kindle kfx books and find many tools on the market to decrypt these kindle books and convert them to any format as you like.

Method 1. Manually Downgrade Kindle for PC/Mac
Method 2. Automatically Downgrade Kindle for PC/Mac

Method 1. Manually Downgrade Kindle for PC/MAC

kindle for pc 1.25

Since the new kindle kfx DRM has been employed to kindle books from Kindle desktop version1.25, we only need to degrade our Kindle for PC/MAC to version older than 1.25. The latest kindle version before 1.25 for Kindle for PC is 1.24 while kindle for Mac is 1.23. In this part, I will guide you to downgrade Kindle for PC/Mac to older version manually.

Manually downgrade kindle for PC from 1.25 to 1.24.

1Run Kindle for PC. Go to the top menu bar, select “Tools”-->> “Options”.

kindle for pc options

2The option window will pop up. Select “Registration” at the left side and click on “Deregister”.

deregister kindle for pc

3In the popped up window, tick “ I understand….be removed from this device” and then click on “Deregister”.

deregistration notification

4Uninstall Kindle for PC 1.25 and download Kindle for PC version 1.24.

5Install Kindle for PC 1.24 and then uncheck the Kindle automatically update option by clicking on "Tools"-->>"Options"-->>"General"-->> uncheck “Automatically install updates when they are available without asking me."

deregister kindle for pc

The steps for downgrading Kindle for Mac is almost the same as downgrading Kindle for PC, but the older version for Kindle for Mac is 1.23. Referring detailed steps, please check how to downgrade Kindle for Mac to version 1.23.

Method 2. Automatically Downgrade Kindle for PC/Mac

If you think the above steps are a little bit complex, Epubor Ultimate can help you downgrade your Kindle for PC/Mac to older version. What’s more, it can remove Kindle KFX DRM as well. Below are detailed steps.

1Download and install Epubor Ultimate.

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2Run Epubor Ultimate. Click the menu button at the top left corner to display the book library of this software.

click on epubor ultimate menu bar

3Click on “Kindle” tab, if you are using the Kindle for PC/MAC version higher than 1.24, there will be a notification to remind you to downgrade your Kindle version, see below picture.

downgrading notification

Click the notification to open the window of downgrading the Kindle for PC and click on “Start” button to start the automatic downgrading process.

downgrade option

Once finished, the old version of kindle for PC(version1.24) will be installed successfully and restart automatically on your computer.

downgrade kindle for pc successfully

Also, click on “Yes” to accept the Kindle Terms of Use in the popped up window. The Kindle for PC version 1.24 has been successfully installed.

accept kindle terms of use

Just a few clicks, you can downgrade your Kindle for PC to older version. If you are using Mac, the steps are the same as on Windows, but the Kindle for Mac will be downgraded to version 1.23.

Note: If your Macos has been updated to the MacOS10.15 Catalina, kindle for Mac 1.23 will no long work on your computer any more because it is the 32 bits application while the new MacOS 10.15 only supports 64 bits applications. Here is the complete guide on How to Remove Kindle DRM on MacOS 10.15 Catalina.

Bonus tips--Remove kindle drm and convert kindle to any format

When the old version of Kindle desktop version has installed successfully, you can just register it and re-download your Kindle books.

Run Epubor Ultimate, then drag the Kindle books from the left bar to the right main interface, and all Kindle books will be decrypted successfully.

decrypt kindle books

For converting kindle books, please choose the output format from central bottom button and click on “Convert to XX”.

conversion button

Once finished, “succeeded” will appear at the end of each book title. Just click on the “Succeeded” or click on the “Output folder” at the bottom right to locate the converted files.

convert kindle to epub successfully

Since you have liberated your Kindle books, just enjoy it at any devices as you like.


These are two methods I want to share with you today for downgrading Kindle for PC/Mac. Compared with manually downgrading, automatic downgrading is much easier, especially for people who are not familiar with computer. No matter which way you are using to downgrade Kindle application, the final goal you want to achieve is to remove Kindle DRM. Taking this into consideration, downgrading Kindle for PC/Mac automatically is your perfect choice because Epubor Ultimate cannot only help you downgrade Kindle application, but also remove Kindle DRM smoothly and easily. Why not give it a chance to help you now?

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08/21/2019 04:50:09

Dear Sirs and Madames,
I want to buy ultimate for Mac, but as I've seen, the Verion Kindle 1.23 will not run on the new OS. Mac now completely converts to 64 bit. When do you expect the program changeover? I have now as an attempt 1.23 Mac and he immediately showed me that she will not run at operating system change.Now iI have Mojave.
Yours sincerely
Marion Kuna

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08/21/2019 08:47:10
Thank you for your comments. Yes, the MacOS10.15 only support 64bits Application. Please follow this guide to remove Kindle drm on MacOS 10.15 https://www.epubor.com/remove-kindle-drm-on-macos-1015-catalina.html
09/7/2019 07:11:43

I have Epubor ultimage v3.0.10.330 (purchases upgrade today) and Kindle 1.26.0. I tried to automatically downgrade the kindle version using your instructions, but when I clicked on the 'kindle' tab I did not receive the message shown in your instructions. How can I remove  DRM from kindle azw version 1.26.0 ebooks?

09/7/2019 11:08:02

Hi there,
The Epubor Ultimate you are using is very old version. Please download the latest version of Epubor Ultimate here:
windows: https://www.epubor.com/ultimate-download.htm#os_Win
Mac: https://www.epubor.com/ultimate-download.htm#os_Mac

When the latest version has been installed, you will see the notification at the left column. Just follow the instructions to solve your problem.

Any more problem, please feel free to contact us via support@epubor.com

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