mnmlist: How to unlock the Kindle Global Wireless Browsing

Well, It’s not really a software hack!. I have a simple trick to completely ‘unlock’ the Kindle 2 Global Wireless options even while using in India / other restricted countries.

Unlocked Kindle 2 Features:-

  • Complete browsing experience
  • Ability to buy any books available on Kindle Store

Here is how you ‘unlock’ the Kindle:-

  1. Keep Two Amazon accounts
  2. Using one purchase a $20/$50 Amazon Gift Card.
  3. Then top-up one of second Amazon account using the Gift Card
  4. Register you kindle to use this Amazon Account.
  5. Try to buy a Free Kindle E-book.
  6. During this process, Change the “1 Click Buy Settings”, put a random USA address with correct PIN Code in the shipping details. This does not matter, as nothing physical will ever be shipped!
  7. Thereon you will have a complete unlimited / unlocked Kindle experience!

What it does:-
The new Amazon account will be interpreted by Amazon as that of a Kindle Owner based out of USA, but on a long trip to India!. Hence the web browsing and unlimited Kindle store buying experience are available for this person (Free of Cost).

Will it be problematic?
If ever Amazon complaints that, you are trying to download/browse from a different country than USA, get any of your friends in USA to Fax them his identity information. OR alternatively you can change the address to your Indian address. Your purchased book should remain and that should solve the problem.  I sincerely hope Amazon does not block this alternative option – as it helps genuine Amazon Kindle users and book Buyers. I personally use this method not to browse, but to buy Kindle Books not available for India.