Originally Posted by geekmaster
For anybody following this thread, I started a new thread where you can see my progress with the things that interested me in the post above:
Most importantly, I am providing tools to recover bricked kindles, which have been used successfully by mutliple kindle owners. I am also working on extensions to this for root access, jailbreak, and application installations. I plan to provide support for Kindle 3 and earlier as well.
And for people who have not (yet) bricked their kindle - the USB-serial mode should be available during "normal" operation also.
My reasoning on that:
root:k321# ls -l etc/udev/rules.d
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 32 May 6 2011 10-hw.rules -> /etc/udev/rules.d/XX-mario.rules
Which is a bit brain-dead, it causes XX-mario.rules to be loaded twice.
That should be /etc/udev/XX-mario.rules - but that is lab126's problem.
root:k321# less etc/udev/rules.d/XX-mario.rules
- - - big snip - - -
# USB notifications
Not provided as part of any of the source code releases:
root:cat$ grep 'XX-mario.rules' Amazon_2012.02.18_sha1.cat
Developers get to examine the actual file system images to see if it is
include with a specific model/system-version.
What that says is the USB port is put into 'serial mode' on the loading
of the kernel's g_serial module.
The Kindle-3.2.1 system build does not include usb_modeswitch, might be a nice thing to add to the system images.