This is the previous version of the first post, kept here for archival. DO NOT FOLLOW IT
Like the title says, here's a FW 5.1.x & 5.2.0 JailBreak!
It's heavily based on yifanlu's jailbreak, with a few tweaks to make it more Touch/PaperWhite centric,
and an updated delivery method for FW 5.1.x & 5.2.0 . So, as always, thanks to everyone involved in Touch & PaperWhite hacking, particularly yifanlu, ixtab, geekmaster & eureka .
In addition, this is also the home of the K5 (Touch/PaperWhite) port of the USBNetwork hack .
Help! My Kindle is running FW 5.3.x!
PaperWhite: Don't Panic! You too can now enjoy a jailbroken device! Check out ixtab's JailBreak HERE .
Touch: Check ixtab's HowTo OR downgrade your device.
Latest Updates (10/18/2013):
JailBreak v1.7.N (Tries harder not to be screwed by the 5.3.x updates), USBNetwork v0.13.N (Updated binaries).
Note for Kindle (Touch) 5.0.x Users:
Please use the "data.tar.gz" file instead of the "data.stgz" one
Again, do check the FW version your device is currently running, and see if ixtab's JailBreak
handles your device
Download the attached kindle-jailbreak-1.7.N.zip file, and unpack it. In here, you'll find a few files and directories.
Leave the directories alone, and upload the data.stgz
file to the root directory of your Kindle.
Now, eject your Kindle, and go to [HOME] -> [MENU] > Settings -> [MENU] > Restart
. During the reboot you should see a pretty Jailbreak image, and a new 'book' will appear in your Home screen to confirm that the device is jailbroken (You can safely delete this 'book'
And that's it, your Kindle is now ready to install custom hacks!
This is designed to workaround the utter annihilation of everything custom by the 5.3.x updates. (In case you weren't aware of it yet, so far, every PW 5.3.x update has been a full update that basically reflashes the full system, killing every hack in the process).
The purpose of this simple package is to try to preserve the jailbreak through all this.
The instructions are pretty simple, but only apply to people still on 5.2.0, and/or already jailbroken. (If you're running a vanilla FW 5.3.x, check out ixtab's new JailBreak HERE
In the attached kindle-jailbreak-1.7.N.zip archive, you'll find an update_jailbreak_bridge_1.7.N_install.bin
update package. Upload it to the root directory of your Kindle.
Now, eject your Kindle, and go to [HOME] -> [MENU] > Settings -> [MENU] > Update Your Kindle
. It should take a few seconds.
Once your device has rebooted (after a successful
update), you can then run the official 5.3.x update. Once that's done, you should be able to reinstall every hack you used (because the official update wiped them).
Keep in mind that some stuff might not yet be compatible with FW 5.3.x, and that you'll have to reinstall the developper certificates
for custom Kindlets.
I repeat: a PW 5.3.x update *will* wipe nearly every hack, so you will have to reinstall them after the update.