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Old 06-19-2011, 01:40 PM   #46
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:57 AM   #47
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FINALLY!

I tried for HOURS to get the ad-supported K3 to jailbreak with no luck. I removed all my books and tried the restart hack over and over and it never worked. I posted on Amazon's forum in a thread specifically talking about wanting to be able to pay $25 to be upgraded from the ad-supported Kindle and got a bunch of pretentious responses from people saying that it was my fault for not researching Kindles online before buying one. Long story short, I could only see the front of the boxes in their locked case and I didn't know there was an ad-supported device, I asked the guy with the key to the case why one was cheaper and he told me it was because one was an older model. So yeah - not really my fault, either way...not the purpose of the thread.

I ended up returning the Ad-Supported Kindle and bought the ad-free version directly from Amazon. It was on my doorstep in less than 24 hours. I was shocked.

I just now got the jailbreak and screensaver hacks to work on my K3 Wifi with v3.2.1!!! It took a couple tries and I had to remove my books, but IT WORKED!

I used Kindle-3.2.1-jailbreak-0.5 (follow the read-me file instructions exactly)
and also I used the kindle-ss-0.22.N screensaver hack.

I was getting U007 error when trying to jailbreak before I removed all my books. You have to restart via the menu screen, wait for it to begin restarting/loading, and then plug it in. Make sure you already have the proper bin file copied to your clipboard so that you can quickly paste it into the root folder once it pops up on your PC. After you paste it unplug the usb and immediately navigate to menu>settings>menu>update your kindle>ok

I'm not sure how fast you have to be, but as fast as possible seemed to work for me.

YAAAAAAAAAY
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:44 AM   #48
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Congrats on getting it to work.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:03 PM   #49
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I can definitely relate to those pretentious forum replies. Just tune out all that self-righteous BS. It's software, we don't like this version and want to upgrade it, and we're finding out we can't, not because it's technically impossible (it's just a server setting) but because Amazon can't be bothered.

I'm stuck with my Oil of Olay billboard unless I can JB it, and I've been gathering all the information to do that. Some people seem to have JB'd the ad version fairly easily, and others like yourself met with failure.

I think this 'special offers' program has been pretty much of a flop for Amazon and will probably be dropped at some point. I wonder what will then happen to our existing ad-viewing models. Maybe they'll just continue to show an Oil of Olay ad forever...
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:23 PM   #50
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I can definitely relate to those pretentious forum replies. Just tune out all that self-righteous BS. It's software, we don't like this version and want to upgrade it, and we're finding out we can't, not because it's technically impossible (it's just a server setting) but because Amazon can't be bothered.
Ironic that you're getting tired of the pretentious replies, yet the gist of those pretentious replies seems to be the most reasonable/feasible solution. As witnessed by:

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I ended up returning the Ad-Supported Kindle and bought the ad-free version directly from Amazon. It was on my doorstep in less than 24 hours. I was shocked.
That's always been my advice. Return the ad supported version for the version you want. I'm glad to see that it works as well as I suspected it would.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:37 PM   #51
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So if I wanted to upgrade from Vista Home to Vista Ultimate, the "most reasonable/feasible" solution would be to return and exchange the computer? Sure why not. That's much simpler than asking Microsoft to sell me an upgrade.

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Old 06-20-2011, 12:48 PM   #52
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And when Amazon starts selling upgrades like Microsoft does, you'll have that option.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:55 PM   #53
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I was a bit confused by this thread. Jailbreak != removing ads. It's a term invented (I think) by the iphone community to mean a method of running unsigned/unofficial software. The term is used here to mean basically the same thing: running unofficial code. Jailbreak doesn't mean to remove ads.

Which brings me to my second confusion. Why all the hate for ads? You only look at it for a max of 5 seconds before unlocking and reading. It's like a billboard on the road, you see it for a few seconds and forget about it. It's not like it wakes you up at night with an annoying sound or anything. It's not even animated. I think TV ads are MUCH more annoying, and you still pay cable fees. At least amazon is giving a discount for viewing ads.
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And when Amazon starts selling upgrades like Microsoft does, you'll have that option.
Um, yes. I think that was exactly my point.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:58 PM   #55
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Some people aren't annoyed by billboards on highways. Others see visual pollution. I'm definitely in the second group - which is not small, by the way. Now imagine the only billboard ads were for Oil of Olay, Buick and VISA. You might get tired of them.

It is all just a game. If I can't get rid of the ads, I'll still use the Kindle. I feel that Amazon let us down by not delivering interesting and varied ads. It looks like they've only been able to sign up 3 major advertisers.

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Old 06-23-2011, 01:28 AM   #56
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Well just got a replacement K3 wifi today for my Kindle because it was not holding a charge. It also came with software version 3.2.1, so I guess this software version is for more than just the special offers Kindle.

Wonder what else it changes.

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Old 06-23-2011, 05:08 AM   #57
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The way I got it to work for me was to script the file copy then immediately pull the USB cable, without unmounting/ejecting/safely removing hardware (depending on OS)
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So if I wanted to upgrade from Vista Home to Vista Ultimate, the "most reasonable/feasible" solution would be to return and exchange the computer? Sure why not. That's much simpler than asking Microsoft to sell me an upgrade.
Stupidity is never an excuse. And terrible, illogical, nonsensical analogies are never a valid argument.
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