How to Remove Kindle DRM Mac 2023

To remove kindle drm on Mac, even kindle books published in 2023, here are 4 different ways. Pick up the one fit you the best.

To remove kindle drm on Mac, here are two different methods. But there are only one tool you'll need--imElfin eBook Ultimate for Mac.

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Before proceeding, let's analyze which case you fall into.

Case 1. My mac version is 10.14 and order version.

Case 2. My Mac version is 10.15 Catalina or later.

Case 3. I have a Kindle device.

Case 4. I don't have a kindle device but need to handle Kindle books published in 2023

Updated 2023/9/10: imElfin eBook Ulimate now supports the latest kindle for MAC  and can handle 2023 kindle books directly. That means you can just download kindle books via the kindle for mac latest version  and remove drm with 1 click. No downgrade, no command.   

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Download Kindle for Mac latest version

No matter your Mac version is 10.14 or later (For Case 1 and Case 2 users), you can just download kindle books via kindle for mac latest version and then remove drm with imElfin Ultimate.

Case 1. My Mac version is 10.14 and order version.

Compared with the other case, this one is much easier.

Step 1. Download Kindle for Mac 1.23.  

If you’ve upgraded kindle for Mac to later version(higher than 1.23), please uninstall it and then redownload kindle for Mac 1.23 or older version.

Here is the download link for kindle for Mac 1.23.

Once your kindle for Mac 1.23 has been installed successfully, just register it with your Amazon account.

Step 2. Download Kindle books.

Step 3. Launch imElfin Ultimate. Downloaded Kindle books will show in the left corner and just drag them to the right side to remove drm.

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Step 4. Then choose any format you like, click on “Convert to .." to convert kindle books to pdf/epub/azw3.

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Case 2. My Mac version is 10.15 Catalina or later.

If your Mac system version is 10.15 Catalina or later, downgrading Kindle for Mac to an older version will not work for you. In this case, you can use some command lines to disable Kindle KFX and remove Kindle DRM successfully.

Note: This method works on all Mac version, not only valid for Catalina and Big Sur.

please ensure you've installed kindle for Mac 1.31 or older version. If you are using kindle for Mac 1.32, or later version, please install the Kindle for Mac 1.31 first.

Step 1. Remove all downloaded Kindle books at first. They are all new kindle kfx which is not crackable.

Step 2. Open terminal and paste the following command:

sudo chmod -x /Applications/Kindle.app/Contents/MacOS/renderer-test

Then fill in your Mac computer passwords and press "Enter".

stop render-test

Step 3. Launch Kindle for Mac and then right click book cover and select "Download" to download your Kindle books.

Important: Please right-click to download the kindle book and don't open it before it has been decrypted.

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Step 4. Lanuch imElfin Ultimate, and then drag kindle books from left to right side. The kindle drm will be removed.

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Step 5. Select the output format from the bottom button and then click “Convert to .." and your kindle books will be converted to your required format.

Then click the folder icon at the bottom-right corner and you'll see all your converted and decrypted books.

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Case 3: I Have a Kindle Device

If you have a kindle device, the steps for removing drm from kindle books will be much easier. Since the kindle device registered with your Amazon account, the "Downlaod and transfer via usb" option will be active. Thus, you can download kindle books via "Download and transfer via usb" and remove the kindle drm easily.

By using this method, you need to:

1. have a kindle device, regardless of kindle eink device like kindle paperwhite or kindle fire;

2. register this kindle device with your Amazon account.

You can benefit from this method:

1. the newly published kindle books in 2023 also can be download by this way and can be cracked easily;

2. it doesn't matter you are using old Mac system or the latest one.

For the detailed steps, please read >>How to remove drm from kindle ebooks downloaded via "Download and transfer via usb".

Now you can decrypt and convert your kindle books to any format.

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Case 4. I don't have a kindle device but need to crack Kindle books published in 2023

Since many ebook enthusiasts still don't own a Kindle device but want to remove DRM from their recently purchased Kindle books, imElfin Kindle Android Converter has been released to assist in converting Kindle books downloaded with an Android emulator, including those published in 2023.

Note:
1. This method can handle books purchased from kindle, regardless of whether whether they were published before or after January 2023.
2. This software doesn't work on Mac with M1 oe M2 chip, only supports intel chip.
3. Rented books (kindle unlimited) books are not supported.

To use this method, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download and install Android emulator Genymotion, and configure it.

Step 2: Install Kindle for Android on Android emulator.

Step 3: Download kindle books on Android emulator.

Step 4: Launch Kindle Android Converter for Mac to remove kindle drm.

convert kindle to epub pdf azw3

For detailed guide, please follow the Kindle Android Converter for Mac User Guide.

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