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PS Kindle
12-05-2009, 11:43 AM
Hi, first time in the forum... greetings to fellow members.

I followed the instrution on http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showpost.php?p=400528&postcount=150, but when I got to the step to "update your kindle", the selection is grey out in the menu. I have the firmware version 2.3. What should I do to change the pictures in the screensaver? Thank you for any help.

Edited: Just check the updated thread by jyavenard and I should have checked first... how do I delete this thread?

daffy4u
12-05-2009, 11:48 AM
Click the screensaver link in my sig and follow the directions (it has pictures). You may not have place the .bin file in the correct place.

Herak
12-05-2009, 12:18 PM
Those are pretty nice instructions, thanks. what do i have to do if i want ot install both hacks so i can have custom screensavers and a custom font?

daffy4u
12-05-2009, 12:38 PM
Those are pretty nice instructions, thanks. what do i have to do if i want ot install both hacks so i can have custom screensavers and a custom font?

Nothing special, just install them one at a time (but you can only have one font not multiple on the Kindle, try for more and chaos may ensue). :)

Herak
12-05-2009, 02:31 PM
thanks that's sort of what i thought. nice to have it confirmed though.

bookwiz
12-24-2009, 01:12 PM
I can't get the screensaver thing to work. any ideas?

daffy4u
12-24-2009, 03:12 PM
I can't get the screensaver thing to work. any ideas?

What's happening?

goblinbox
12-24-2009, 06:08 PM
I'm having the same issue: "Update your Kindle" is grayed out. I have a K2 running 2.3 (399380047).

daffy4u
12-24-2009, 06:19 PM
I'm having the same issue: "Update your Kindle" is grayed out. I have a K2 running 2.3.

You have to make sure you're using the correct file for your Kindle. Check your Kindle serial number:

B002 = Kindle U.S. = update_screensaverhack-install-K2.bin
B003 = Kindle International = update_screensaverhack-install-K2i.bin
B004 = Kindle DX U.S. = update_screensaverhack-install-dx.bin

goblinbox
12-24-2009, 06:33 PM
Wacky. It says B003. Whoda thunkit. *goes to try again*

goblinbox
12-24-2009, 06:38 PM
Yeah, that totally worked. (It just hadn't occurred to me that I'd received the Int'l version.) Thanks for the little SN tutorial.

daffy4u
12-24-2009, 06:39 PM
Yeah, that totally worked. (It just hadn't occurred to me that I'd received the Int'l version.) Thanks for the little SN tutorial.

Happy to be of service. :)

goblinbox
12-25-2009, 08:59 PM
Yeah me too...

Any ideas? :)

Check your serial number against the list (in a reply above). You, like me, may have an Int'l Kindle rather than a US-only one.

Americanchild
12-29-2009, 04:00 PM
Turns out I had an international version too! Once I installed the correct bin and my screen savers I did have to do a hard reset and now I am good to go. Thank you so much! :o:thanks:

Doc-Dean
12-30-2009, 03:51 PM
Works great!!! Instructions were spot on! Thanks so much!!