Originally Posted by Granvillen
Sorry, I wish I had better news for you.
Well, now that it's official, let the hacking season officially begin!
Yes, 2.5.2 is just as hackable as 2.3. The "tarbomb" doesn't work, that is true. But jailbreaking is possible, and it has been achieved (many thanks to our Chinese comrades-in-arms who came up with the idea without knowing they were coming up with the idea for a general jailbreak).
Those who read Russian can read about it
on our Russian ebook forums.
The easy guide in English:
1) Install jailbreak
for your Kindle type. The installation will fail, but that's OK.
2) Install hacks. Installation of hacks made with --sign
option but without --ex
option should succeed. If the installation failed, you probably didn't install jailbreak.
3) Remove jailbreak
Yes, one will have to re-build the hacks, sorry.
As far as the so called "Unicode hack" (the name doesn't mean anything really, since Kindle understands Unicode without any hacks; this is basically a font substitution hack), I recommend using our hack, which can survive the upgrade from 2.3 to 2.5.X, and hopefully will survive the future upgrades as well. Its idea is based on USB Networking and Chinese font hack.