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Can you use a Kindle without an Amazon account?

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I'd like to know if it is possible to use a Kindle reader without having an Amazon account, but rather only uploading the reader's own files into the device.

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Never register your kindle when you buy. Turn off wifi by putting into wifi mode. Then just use your kindle as a sort of usb stick with screen. Drag and drop pdf and mobi files (use the great free program Calibre to convert epub etc to these formats. This works for a kindle of a couple of years ago with the square button on the bottom.

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Yes, you can use a Kindle (at least Kindles that are several years old) without an Amazon account. I got a secondhand Kindle that is probably ~4-5 years old. I connected to wifi to deregister the prior owner. Then I turned wifi off, and connected to my pc with a microUSB cable and uploaded books using Calibre.


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Can you use a Kindle without an Amazon account?

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I'd like to know if it is possible to use a Kindle reader without having an Amazon account, but rather only uploading the reader's own files into the device.


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Never register your kindle when you buy. Turn off wifi by putting into wifi mode. Then just use your kindle as a sort of usb stick with screen. Drag and drop pdf and mobi files (use the great free program Calibre to convert epub etc to these formats. This works for a kindle of a couple of years ago with the square button on the bottom.

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I tend to believe you give the correct answer (see my comment to the question). Did you actually test more recently that it is possible to use a new Kindle without ever registering with Amazon. On what model did you do the test 2 years ago. Did you register since then? - babou Feb 6 '16 at 11:46

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