Kindle Mac 1.23 cannot be opened on Catalina as it is a 32 bit app and needs to be updated to 1.25+ to be a 64 bit app. Kindle 1.24 plus epubpor ultimate which. Run Epubor Ultimate, click the Kindle tab in the left sidebar. You will notice a message reminding you to downgrade Kindle for PC/Mac to version 1.24 to make Epubor Ultimate work. Just click the Download link to start the auto downgrade. Kindle for PC 1.24.51068. Download for kindle free file transfer utility for kindle fire hd chromecast download for kindle file transfer utility mac kindle setup. To downgrade kindle for pc (mac）, you don't need to downgrade to 1.17, Calibre can handle Kindle for PC 1.24. As for how to downgrade, you can downgrade kindle app manually or automatically by following How to Downgrade Kindle for PC/Mac Manually or Automatically As for how to use Calibre to remove kindle DRM, follow this guide.
This article talks about how to do Kindle DRM removal on Mac and Windows. Kindle books purchased from Amazon are protected by the DRM (Digital Rights Management) technology. In other words, you can only read them on a Kindle device or a Kindle app, making it impossible to enjoy your purchased books on ebook readers or apps other than the Kindle ones. By using DRM removal software, you can make the impossible possible.
Below are step-by-step instructions on how to easily remove DRM from Kindle books with Epubor Ultimate and Calibre.
- Remove DRM protection from Kindle ebooks
- Support Kindle for Mac/PC and different Kindle e-readers
- Convert Kindle books to EPUB, MOBI, AZW3, TXT and PDF
- Support 13 input ebook formats
- Can batch process multiple books
- Also support ebooks bought from other popular ebook stores
- Also remove Nook DRM
- Easy to use
- Available for Windows and macOS
Method 1. Kindle DRM Removal with Epubor Ultimate
It’s easy and effective to remove DRM protection from Kindle books using Epubor Ultimate.
Step 1. Download and install the software on your Mac or PC.
Step 2. Launch the software. And it will automatically detect the ebooks that have been downloaded to Kindle for PC/Mac or on the Kindle e-reader connected to your computer via USB. The books will be listed in the left sidebar.
Step 3. When you click a book in the sidebar, the DRM removal process will start. Once it is finished, the now DRM-free Kindle book will appear in the window on the right. To decrypt multiple books, just repeat the process.
By clicking the folder icon in the bottom right corner of the interface, you will open the folder where the decrypted Kindle ebooks are stored.
This Kindle DRM removal software program also comes with a conversion feature. If needed, you can also use it to convert the now-decrypted books to EPUB, MOBI, PDF or other desired formats.
A guide to downloading Kindle books to your computer
The guide is important for a successful Kindle DRM removal.
Before performing the steps above, you of course need to get a Kindle book purchased and downloaded first. There is more than one way to do this. Here I talk about one of them.
Step 1. Download Kindle for PC 1.17, regardless of the latest version available. Make sure you get the installer from a source that you trust. Install it.
If you have already installed a higher version such as 1.26 or 1.25, you need to downgrade it.
Step 2. Launch it. From the menu bar, select Tools > Options > General. Uncheck the box Automatically install updates when they are available without asking me. Click the Save button.
Step 3. When you are buying a Kindle book from Amazon, click the Deliver to drop-down list and choose to send the book to your Kindle for PC.
Step 4. In Kindle for PC, click the refresh icon. Go to the Downloaded tab to find the downloaded book, which is DRM-protected.
Now you can use the recommended software to remove DRM from the Kindle book.
With regard to Kindle AZW DRM removal, Epubor Ultimate suggests that users downgrade to the desktop Kindle app to version 1.24 or earlier. But it still doesn’t work in some cases. Version 1.17 is recommended.
The steps are similar for macOS users.
What does Epubor Ultimate do?
- Remove DRM protection from Kindle books
- Support Kindle for PC/Mac and different Kindle models
- Support 13 input formats such as AZW, AZW3, KFX, EPUB, MOBI, etc.
- Provide 5 output formats for conversion
- Allow batch processing
- Support books purchased from Amazon, Nook, Google Play, Kobo and other popular sources
- Also remove Nook DRM
- Automatic detection of ebooks and devices
- Easy to use even for beginners
Method 2. Kindle DRM Removal with Calibre
If you are a fan of ebooks, you may have already known Calibre or had it on your computer. Calibre is a free open source ebook library manager. It’s easy to use and versatile, providing a number of basic and advanced features and options. Free DRM removal is one of them.
Step 1. Download and install Calibre on your PC or Mac. Launch it.
Step 2. Download Calibre plugin DeDRM from GitHub. There are several versions available. Make sure to choose a version that suits you. For example, version 6.7.0, the latest version currently, doesn’t work with Calibre versions requiring Python 3 for plugins.
Step 3. Unzip the zipped file you have downloaded.
Step 4. In Calibre, open Preferences. Navigate to Advanced and click Plugins, which will bring up the Plugins window.
Step 5. Click Load plugin from file in the bottom right corner. Select DeDRM_plugin.zip and click Open.
Step 6. The Are you sure dialog box will appear. Click Yes. Now the Calibre Kindle DRM removal plugin should be successfully installed.
Step 7. Click the Apply button in at the bottom of the window to save changes.
Step 8. Find the Kindle AZW or KFX ebook that you have downloaded to your desktop Kindle app. Add the ebook to Calibre by dragging and dropping or by clicking the Add books button in the menu bar.
- With Kindle for PC, the default location of downloaded books is “C:Usersyour user nameDocumentsMy Kindle Content“.
- For Mac users who install Kindle for Mac from the Mac App Store, the default location is “/Users/your user name/Library/Containers/com.amazon.Kindle/Data/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content“. As for other download sources, it will be “/Users/your user name/Library/Application Support/Kindle/My Kindle Content“.
Once the Kindle book is added to your Calibre library, the DRM encryption will be removed simultaneously, and you should have no problem viewing and manipulating it.
On a side note, some Calibre users use the method on rented Kindle books and succeed, but it fails in many cases. It’s recommended that one only remove DRM protection from books one purchases and owns.
Kindle DRM removal failed?
What if it’s not working?
In some cases, people still get the This book has DRM message after completing these steps. There are two common fixes.
- Check out the guide provided in the first method and downgrade to the right version.
- Fix it by installing another plugin. Open the Calibre Plugins window and click the Get New plugins button. Enter KFX Input in the Filter by name box. Click Install and click OK. Restart Calibre.
Above are the common ways to do easy Kindle DRM removal on Mac and Windows. We remove encryption for the sake of a less restricted reading experience. For heavy users of ebooks and e-readers, the Epubor DRM removal software is recommended due to great performance, multiple supported input/output formats and the support for all popular ebook stores.Phillips, Nina
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Why downgrade kindle for pc/mac to older version? As amazon has released its new Kindle for PC/MAC version 1.25, its DRM scheme is much tougher than ever before. Kindle books downloaded via Kindle for PC/MAC 1.25 (or higher version) will be encrypted with the new kindle kfx DRM, namely Kindle KFX 2. Currently there is not any software around the world can remove DRM from Kindle books downloaded via Kindle for PC/MAC 1.25 or even higher version. As every software is not perfect, we believe that we can find the direct way to crack kindle new kfx DRM sooner or later. For readers who are reading this article, we have provided the temporary solution to bypass the kindle kfx 2 which is downgrading kindle for PC/Mac to older version. With this workaround, you'll download old kindle kfx format ebooks and find many tools on the market to decrypt and convert kindle books.
Kindle 1.24 Mac Version
Notice: If you are on Mac Catalina 10.15 or Big Sur, downgrading kindle to 1.23 or older version will not work any more, but you still can remove Kindle DRM on Mac Catalina.
Method 1. Manually Downgrade Kindle for PC/MAC
Since the new kindle kfx DRM has been employed to kindle books from Kindle desktop version 1.25, we only need to downgrade Kindle App to version 1.24 or earlier. The latest kindle version before 1.25 for Kindle for PC 1.24 and kindle for Mac 1.23. In this part, I will walk you through how to downgrade Kindle for PC/Mac to older version manually.
Manually downgrade kindle for PC from 1.25 to 1.24.
1Run Kindle for PC. Go to the top menu bar, select “Tools”-->> “Options”.
2The option window will pop up. Select “Registration” at the left side and click on “Deregister”.
3In the popped up window, tick “ I understand….be removed from this device” and then click on “Deregister”.
4Uninstall Kindle for PC 1.25 and download Kindle for PC version 1.24.
5Install Kindle for PC 1.24 and then uncheck the Kindle automatically update option by clicking on 'Tools'-->>'Options'-->>'General'-->> uncheck “Automatically install updates when they are available without asking me.'
If the 'Software Update Available' notification pops up, please click on 'Skip this version' button. Then redownload the kindle books again via old kindle for PC/Mac.
The steps for downgrading Kindle for Mac is almost the same as downgrading Kindle for PC, but the older version for Kindle for Mac is 1.23. Referring detailed steps, please check how to downgrade Kindle for Mac to version 1.23.
Method 2. Automatically Downgrade Kindle for PC/Mac
If the above steps are a little bit complex for you, Epubor Ultimate can help you downgrade your Kindle for PC/Mac to older version automatically. What’s more, it can remove Kindle KFX DRM as well. Below are detailed steps.
1Download and install Epubor Ultimate.
2Run Epubor Ultimate. Click the menu button at the top left corner to display the book library of this software.
3Click on “Kindle” tab, if you are using the Kindle for PC/MAC version higher than 1.24, there will be a notification to remind you to downgrade your Kindle version, see below picture.
Kindle 1.24 Mac Free
Click the notification to open the window of downgrading the Kindle for PC and click on “Start” button to start the automatic downgrading process.
Once finished, the old version of kindle for PC(version1.24) will be installed successfully and restart automatically on your computer.
Just a few clicks, you can downgrade your Kindle for PC to older version. If you are using Mac, the steps are the same as on Windows, but the Kindle for Mac will be downgraded to version 1.23.
Note: If your MacOS has been updated to the MacOS10.15 Catalina, kindle for Mac 1.23 will no long work on your computer any more because it is the 32 bits application while the new MacOS 10.15 only supports 64 bits applications. But if you have a kindle e-ink device, here is the complete guide on How to Remove Kindle DRM on MacOS 10.15 Catalina.
Bonus tips--Remove kindle drm and convert kindle to any format
When the old version of Kindle desktop version has installed successfully, you can just register it and re-download your Kindle books.
Run Epubor Ultimate, then drag the Kindle books from the left bar to the right main interface, and all Kindle books will be decrypted successfully.
For converting kindle books, please choose the output format from central bottom button and click on “Convert to XX”.
Once finished, “succeeded” will appear at the end of each book title. Just click on the “Succeeded” or click on the “Output folder” at the bottom right to locate the converted files.
Since you have liberated your Kindle books, just enjoy it at any devices as you like.
These are two methods I want to share with you today for downgrading Kindle for PC/Mac. Compared with manually downgrading, automatic downgrading is much easier, especially for people who are not so good at computer operation. No matter which way you are using to downgrade Kindle application, the final goal you want to achieve is to remove Kindle DRM. Taking this into consideration, downgrading Kindle for PC/Mac automatically is your perfect choice because Epubor Ultimate cannot only help you downgrade Kindle application, but also remove Kindle DRM smoothly and easily. Why not give it a chance to help you now?
Kindle 1.24 Mac Os
Iris Yan joined Epubor since 2017. She always wants to share everything related to ebook reading and improve your reading journey.