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How to Find Kindle Serial Number (Video)

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With Kindle Serial Number (KSN), you can confirm which Kindle model you have. Actually, Kindle Serial Number is useful in many other cases. If you are a Kindle newbie, you certainly don’t know how to find the KSN info, so today I will show you three easy methods to find Kindle Serial Number.

1. Three Ways to Find Kindle Serial Number
2. What Can Kindle Serial Number Be Used for?

How to find kindle serial number

1. Three Ways to Find Kindle Serial Number

There are three easy ways to find the Kindle Serial Number. You can watch the following video first.

Method 1. Find KSN info on the packing box

If you still keep the packing box of your Kindle device, you can find the printed Kindle Serial Number (16 digital codes) on the outside of the box. On early models (Kindle 1, Kindle 2 & DX), it is also physically visible on the back of the device itself.

Find Kindle Serial Number on the packing box

Method 2. Go to the Kindle's home screen

If you have the Kindle device on hand at the time, you can open your Kindle, go to the home screen and click Home>>Settings>>Device Options>>Device Info. Then you will see the Kindle Serial Number.

Find Kindle Serial Number on Kindle device

Method 3. Go to the Amazon website

When the packing box is missing, your Kindle won't turn on or the screen is broken, you cannot get the Kindle Serial Number through the above 2 methods. But you can still go the Amazon website page--Manage Your Content and Devices. There you will find the Kindle Serial Number under the "Devices" tab as long as your Kindle device is registered with your Amazon account.

Find kindle serial number on amazon website

2. What Can Kindle Serial Number Be Used for

1. To identify Kindle Model

Over the years, Amazon has released many Kindle devices and many of them look similar in design. Sometimes it'll be difficult for us to answer the question "which Kindle do I have". Actually, Kindle Serial Number can help you identify the Kindle model or specific generation with the first four characters. Use this list and match it to the first four characters of your Kindle serial number;

2. To decrypt Kindle books with free/online Kindle DRM removal tool

If you have ever tried to use some free or online Kindle DRM removal tool, such as Calibre, to decrypt your Kindle books, you'll find that most of them require you to input the Kindle Serial Number since they need the KSN to generate the decrypting keys. If you want to get an easier way to remove Kindle DRM with no need for inputting the KSN manually by yourself, you can try Epubor Ultimate which can automatically detect your Kindle Serial Number. It's a powerful eBook DRM Removal tool and eBook Converter that can help you easily decrypt Kindle/Kobo/Google play books and convert the ebook format to pdf/epub/mobi/txt.

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3. To find lost Kindle

It can be a severe headache if we lost our Kindle device. But if we know the Kindle Serial Number, we can contact Amazon Customer Service to mark our Kindle as lost and it's even possible for us to find the lost Kindle.

4. To downgrade Kindle firmware

I have heard that many people want to downgrade their Kindle firmware for all kinds of reasons. If you also have this thought in mind, please make sure that your Kindle Serial Number is suited with the specific firmware before downgrading your Kindle device. If you install the wrong firmware, your Kindle device may turn into a brick. To keep this from happening, to find the Kindle Serial Number becomes a very essential part before you downgrade the Kindle firmware.

5. To jailbreak Kindle devices

Jailbreaking is the process of removing the limitations put in place by a device’s manufacturer. After jailbreaking, we can easily personalize our device and add some new features which the native system doesn't have. Besides the Android/iOS device, you can still jailbreak your Kindle e-ink device if the Kindle Serial Number of your device is included in this table that can be jailbroken. If you want to get more detailed information, you can read How to Jailbreak Kindle Paperwhite.

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If you are looking for a much easier way to remove DRM from Kindle books without inputting Kindle Serial Number manually by yourself, you can simply plug your Kindle device to your computer and Epubor Ultimate will automatically detect the device and books. For more details, you can read the full guide on How to Remove Kindle DRM from Kindle E-ink eReaders.

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07/11/2019 12:34:23
So "it's even possible for us to find the lost kindle devices" means that you can hardly find it
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07/11/2019 14:15:39
Thanks for your comments. So I'd like to change it to "it's even probable to find you lost Kindle" if you can take some efficient methods. If your Kindle is unfortunately lost, maybe you can take some steps to find it back:
https://www.epubor.com/how-to-find-your-lost-kindle.html
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