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Old 03-30-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Kindle 4 (Non-Touch) Can you DELETE the browser?

I have a strange request - I want to permanently disable or (preferably) delete the web browser on my Kindle 4 (non-touch).

I assume this may be possible, but it is probably beyond my skills. If someone would be so kind as to walk me through the steps to possibly do this I would be incredibly grateful.

I might even be willing to send someone a little something via PayPal to help me come up with a way to do this for my Kindle...

Essentially my desire is to maintain all the perks of a wonderful e-reader without having open Internet access on the device. Another potential work around is to somehow password lock the browser - but I assume that is more difficult and requires actual programming as opposed to some hacking and slashing.

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Old 03-30-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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You could password lock the Kindle. I've never heard of a hack to disable the browser. People mostly want to add capabilities, not take them away.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:21 PM   #3
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It is quite easy to disable a function with a trick similar to this one

For the simplest one: You can rename a folder or a file which is required by the browser only .

The only thing you need to do is to learn full path of such a file/folder ( use developer forum )
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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I would only want to password lock the browser itself. Either that or delete it completely from the device. I know it's an unusual request.
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