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Old 03-09-2009, 09:43 PM   #1
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Device: PRS-500/505/700, Kindle, Cybook Gen3, Words Gear
Kindle firmware update tool

I noticed that I forgot to release a script to extract Kindle firmware updates. So I decided to combine it with update maker, make it a bit more flexible and add support for K2 (though I can't test this part). The result is this script.
The simplest usage is to convert a shell script to an "update" to run it on the device. For example, to add a custom screensaver.
Usage:
Code:
kindle_update_tool.py e update_mmm.bin
  Extract a Kindle or Kindle 2 firmware update file. Outputs a .tgz file with decrypted content.
kindle_update_tool.py m [-k2] name file1 [file2 ...]
  Makes a Kindle or Kindle 2 (if -k2 specified) OTA firmware update file from the list of files.
  "name" is the update file suffix (final file will be called update_name.bin).
  Any file with .sh extension will be marked as a shell script to be executed.
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