How to Unlock a Kindle

Updated February 21, 2017

Kindle is the version of an electronic reader offered by the popular website These readers are gaining popularity because they allow you to carry hundreds of books with you in one lightweight, easy-to-use device. The Amazon Kindle also has a Web browsing feature that is being offered on a limited basis. However, some enterprising users have figured out how you can unlock the browser feature on your Kindle, and download free and purchased books as well as visiting your favourite sites.

Sign up for two accounts with Amazon. Use a different e-mail address for each account.

Sign in to using one of your accounts. Purchase a £13 gift card. Associate the gift card with your other Amazon account when prompted.

Register your Amazon Kindle using the second account. Choose to download Kindle book using your gift card.

Fill out the checkout form, and do not use one-click purchasing. You must provide an address as if you were purchasing a physical book, but nothing will be sent to you. Finish the checkout process and download the book; as long as you have provided a valid U.S. address, your browser should be unlocked.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Internet access
  • Amazon Kindle
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About the Author

Jourdan Townsend has been writing since childhood. Her articles appear in a collection of student works at the University of Oklahoma as well as in the school's "Honors College Journal." Townsend also composes poetry, some of which can be found in an edition of the "Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans." Townsend holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication.