Some Kindles will no longer connect to the Internet if they aren’t updated by Tuesday
I updated my Kindle Touch from 2012 last night. It needs to run version 126.96.36.199. Simply connect it to Wifi (via Menu and Settings), go to Menu again and select “Sync and Check for Items”. Mine said that there were no new items but I left my device connected to Wifi and plugged in over night. In the morning, it was updated from version 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206. So, it worked. Hope, this helps (as I started to get frustrated when it always told me that there weren’t any new items).
Have a Kindle from 2012 or earlier? It’s about to go offline for good if you don’t update it. Over the past several days, Amazon has been sending out emails to owners of Kindle Paperwhite 5th Generation (2012) or earlier devices warning them that they need to download an important software update by March 22nd, 2016 or risk being cut off from the Cloud, the Kindle Store and other Kindle services.
As The Verge notes, your Kindle will update automatically if it’s connected to Wi-Fi, but if it’s been dead in drawer somewhere for the past three years, it almost certainly hasn’t received the latest update. If that’s the case, just charge the device, turn it on and click “Sync and Check for Items” in the menu.
If you don’t update your device by Tuesday, this is the message you’ll see:
“Your Kindle is unable to connect at this time. Please make sure you are within wireless…
Read the entire article from BGR here: Some Kindles will no longer connect to the Internet if they aren’t updated by Tuesday