I've bought a KPW.
It was provided with 5.3.1 firmware
- installed the jailbreak
- registered the kindle
- updated the kindle to 5.3.3
- put the device in airplane mode
- installed kindlet jailbreak
- installed JBPatch
- applied the USE_ALT_FONTS hack
- ran ;fc-cache
So far, so good.
At this point I tried to install the libfreetype replacement, since one of the fonts I installed was smudged.
I copied the update_libfreetype-6.8.1_install.bin to the root of my device. I went to the settings menu and the "update kindle" entry was grayed. The update*.bin file was no longer in place.
I also tried with usbnetworking which I forgot to install and it also did not work.
It looks like that any *.bin file gets automatically deleted after I unload the kindle from PC.
At this point I tried to downgrade to 5.3.1 again. And it worked.
The jailbreak was still in place but I tried to install it again, and it worked. But when I tried to install anything it did not work, again: grayed menu entry and file deleted.
I also obviously tried to rename the update as update_kindle_5.3.1.bin but it did not work, either.
What the hell is happening?