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Old 02-18-2011, 11:01 AM   #1
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Post Updates Provider hack

Updates Provider hack

EDIT: There's no need to install this hack now as it has been superceded by Jailbreak 3.1 with similar functionality.
Do not install it and make sure to uninstall it before installing Jailbreak 3.1.
Please use version 0.2 uninstaller even if you originally installed version 0.1.



This hack lets you select the provider of updates for your Kindle.

This hack should survive update to firmware 3.1 and then enable installing/uninstalling hacks.
It does not interfere with jailbreak

After installing, new directory called 'updates-provider' appears in user store.
'providers' subdirectory contains files that illustrate all available options (amazon, hack).
Choose your provider and copy its file to 'updates-provider' root (or just create a file with proper name). Delete all other files.
Make sure you have only ONE file in the 'updates-provider' directory. Multiple files would confuse the switcher (in fact the files are alphabetically sorted and the last one (i.e. 'hack') wins).
If you specify something else than 'amazon' or 'hack', nothing will happen. After selecting your provider, reboot Kindle. New settings will be active after reboot.

When this hack is active in firmware < 3.1 with jailbreak installed:
- when the updates provider is set to 'amazon' you will be still able to install/uninstall any hacks as well as any official Amazon updates
- when the updates provider is set to 'hack' you won't be able to install firmware updates from Amazon (manually or automatically), only hacks

When this hack is active in firmware 3.1 or in firmware < 3.1 with jailbreak uninstalled:
- when the updates provider is set to 'amazon' you will be able to install official Amazon updates only
- when the updates provider is set to 'hack' you won't be able to install firmware updates from Amazon (manually or automatically), only hacks

The default provider after installing is 'hack'
Attached Files
File Type: zip updates-provider_0.2.zip (16.4 KB, 749 views)
File Type: gz updates-provider_0.2_src.tar.gz (7.9 KB, 360 views)

Last edited by dsmid; 02-22-2011 at 05:12 AM.
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