If you hate the new user interface on your Kindle ereader, there is a way to revert to the old layout, but your Kindle needs to be jailbroken (which simply means you need to remove the restrictions imposed by Amazon to be able to modify your Kindle’s software).
If you have a Kindle that’s already jailbroken, you can revert to the old layout easily, according to this post on reddit. It’s a bit technical for the average Kindle user, but it only requires a simple edit to one file.
If your Kindle isn’t jailbroken, there will soon be a way to jailbreak it, even if it’s running the updated 5.14.2 software, according to this post at MobileRead. The new jailbreak is expected to get released on April 28th and it’s said to work on all Kindles with the latest software.
However, Amazon might close the loophole with the next update, so if you really don’t want the new user interface on your Kindle and don’t want any more updates from Amazon changing things without warning, you might want to enable airplane mode on your Kindle to avoid future updates until you’re able to jailbreak it.
Ever since Amazon started changing the layout of the user interface on Kindle ereaders, some Kindle users have expressed extreme frustration with the new layout for the homescreen and library, especially those that prefer to use the old list view without covers.
People keep asking if there’s a way to go back to the old user interface, and it looks like that will indeed be possible for anybody that wants to bad enough when the new software jailbreak gets released.