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Old 03-29-2012, 06:36 PM   #110
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Originally Posted by hostar View Post
From link above follow instructions from point 1)
EXCEPT - the data.tar.gz download from here:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16679763/kin...lbreak-1.0.zip
(use just data.tar.gz from archive, ignore other files)
That old data.tar.gz from your download link only works for the kindle model it was designed for (K4 or Touch). Using it on the wrong kindle will brick that kindle. Too many kindles were bricked by running the wrong data.tar.gz, which is why I created a generic version of it that works on all kindle models. It is the one that is recommended by the first post in this thread, and you can download it from this "Select Boot" first post: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=169645
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murz_07: you can download whole partition from first post and extract the kernel.
The kernel is not stored in the partition images that you can download. The kernels are stored in the mmc at a different location, inside /dev/mmcblk0 (the entire mmc device). The only one that I am aware of that you can download is the diagnostics kernel for the Touch.

Extracting kernel images from mmcblk0 takes a bit of effort. We typical backup only the first 32MB of /dev/mmcblk0, which contains all the stuff outside the normal partitions.

I plan to write a script to make backing up these kernel images easier.

Because kernel versions should match the partition they boot, it would help to know the kindle model AND firmware version, but using the wrong kernel version should still work (better than being bricked, at least).



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