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Old 03-21-2012, 05:25 AM   #1
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Kindle Keyboard 3g/wifi demo unit

Don't know if this is the right part of the forum or not for this question.
I was recently given free of charge a kindle keyboard 3g/wi-fi demo unit.
It was being thrown away.
My question is there anyway to wipe the demo and put the regular os or and alternative os on this unit so that I can use it?
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-21-2012, 05:30 AM   #2
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Menu > Settings > Menu > Reset to Factory Settings

to get back to a clean install of the regular OS, that is.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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Menu > Settings > Menu > Reset to Factory Settings

to get back to a clean install of the regular OS, that is.
Wish it were that easy. Settings is grayed out, so I suspect that I will need a hard reset not a soft one.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:09 AM   #4
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you can use kite to run a command like this:
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#!/bin/sh
mntroot rw
/usr/sbin/factory_reset
mntroot ro
may work
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:26 PM   #5
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OK I am a total noob when it comes to Linux and it's variations. The unit I was given has a demo program that seems to be written in the root or perhaps on the persistent flash drive of the unit. Is there a key hold sequence other than the one that causes it to go to factory_reset? This does not help me out all it does is reload the demo program. I would love to be able to use this unit even if I have to replace the OS. So any assistance would be extremely helpful and appreciated.

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Old 03-21-2012, 03:31 PM   #6
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OK I am a total noob when it comes to Linux and it's variations.
If update and reset items in the settings menu are grayed out only things you can do is to use such sh file either with kite or data.tar.gz (see developer forum)
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:33 AM   #7
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Question another noob.

i would like to hear from DWnMentor on what he found out. any info would be awesome.
unfortunately i came across a few demo units with broken screens (and other unknow problems)..
and i purchased them thinking i would be able to repair them. not a very rash decision. since i never had or used or repaired a kindle.
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so now im looking every were online to see if i have hope. http://cdn0.4dots.com/i/smiliesadd1/2thumbsup.gif

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please ignore the smilies urls.. i honestly don't know what im doing forgive my stupidity.
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i would like to hear from DWnMentor on what he found out. any info would be awesome.
unfortunately i came across a few demo units with broken screens (and other unknow problems)..
and i purchased them thinking i would be able to repair them. not a very rash decision. since i never had or used or repaired a kindle.
http://cdn0.4dots.com/i/smiliesadd1/smack.gif
so now im looking every were online to see if i have hope. http://cdn0.4dots.com/i/smiliesadd1/2thumbsup.gif

http://cdn0.4dots.com/i/smiliesadd1/help.gif
http://cdn0.4dots.com/i/smiliestext/thankyou.gif
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please ignore the smilies urls.. i honestly don't know what im doing forgive my stupidity.
This is a bit off-topic, but it looks like you're trying to drag-and-drop the smilies into your post. Drag-and-drop doesn't work here. Simply click on the emoticon of your choice and it will appear in your post.

And now, back to your regularly scheduled topic.
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