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Old 03-02-2012, 09:33 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by mcp1999 View Post
The Kindle has been charged overnight before trying this.

I plug in USB. LED goes orange. Hold power switch and ~10-15 seconds later the orange LED goes out. Then hold home button. Then release power switch and orange LED comes back on. Then release home button. Nothing.
Unless your kindle has hardware problems, this procedure MUST put it into USB Downloader mode. It is built into the CPU SoC ROM, which cannot be changed.

The only visible sign that it is in this mode is that its USB VID/PID change to 0x15a2/0x0052, and windows shows it as a pair of USB HID devices in device manager, or on linux, lsusb shows a device 15a2:0052.

In this mode, the windows MfgTool should see it. If not, try plugging the kindle into a different USB port. Or in MfgTool, go to Options / Configuration... / USB Ports, and make sure that the USB port containing your kindle is enabled. This should normally "just work"...
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While plugged into the USB the device mounts for ~10 seconds, then screen refreshes and device is unmounted, then is mounted again for ~10 seconds etc. Does it matter at which point I try to get in to recovery mode (I have tried and there is not enough time to complete this process while it is mounted anyway...)?

Is there code that can be added to the RUNME.sh to get it to stop rebooting (or what ever it is doing) like this?
You can put ENABLE_DIAGS on your USB Drive so it boots to diags mode, which has a better idme command. You must delete RUNME.done if there is one. You can add this line to your RUNME.sh:

idme -d --bootmode fastboot

That will put it into fastboot mode.

In fastboot mode you can burn the mmcblk0p2.img for the touch that has SSH pre-installed (download in "Select Boot" first post). Then use SSH to mount mmcblk0p1 and fix it. There are details in the "Select Boot" and "Fastboot Manifest" threads.

The LED is controlled by software, so on a bricked kindle, it not a good indicator of battery condition. To give a kindle a full battery charge, it should be in fastboot mode, and connected to a wall charger.

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