Thread: Firmware Update USB networking for 2.5?
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:15 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by simonk83 View Post
Pardon my ignorance but what's the purpose of the USB 'hack'? Only just received my kindle so I'm still reading up on what I can do. . Is this a jailbreak to allow you use the custom font/screensaver hacks etc?

I have a K2i if that makes any difference
The kindle it's a Linux OS machine, this usbnetworking hack allows you to get into the kindle (via telnet/ssh) and modify parts of the Linux OS, and the kindle apps, including the fonts, wallpapers, and many things more.

It's the "techie" way to get into the kindle. Not for everybody, but it means having a backdoor to modify your kindle.
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