vaniaspeedy thanks for the link. took about ten seconds to hack the kindle v.5.0
have you tried pathartl's method with Kindle Touch Software Update V5.0.3? or maybe i'll just wait for ixtab's one-click jailbreak for 5.0.3.
@ixtab are you going to do something similar to this? (http://pathartl.me/5387/remove-ads-on-kindle-touch