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Old 12-07-2012, 08:28 PM   #166
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The screensaver hack isn't working for me (update is greyed out) so can I assume that the kindle has been correctly jailbroken? I did the press on the left corner on that document and it said my kindle was being liberated etc, but maybe it hasn't worked?
First: please clearly specify what you are talking about. "The screensaver hack" isn't enough. Second, see knc1's comment above. And third, please keep this thread on-topic, i.e., don't diverge into what a jailbreak can or can't do.

No, we're not assholes - we are trying to help you. But you will get much more meaningful answers if you ask your questions in the correct threads.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:44 PM   #167
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First: please clearly specify what you are talking about. "The screensaver hack" isn't enough. Second, see knc1's comment above. And third, please keep this thread on-topic, i.e., don't diverge into what a jailbreak can or can't do.

No, we're not assholes - we are trying to help you. But you will get much more meaningful answers if you ask your questions in the correct threads.
OK, I thought I was clear for you guys but apparently not. My thread was on topic as I was asking if the jailbreak (your jailbreak) had worked, because as a second step, I was not getting the screensaver hack to work.

As NiLuJe will attest, I have been jailbreaking my kindles for quite some years (since 2009, I've been here a while) and he has been very helpful. I do *get* the multi stage process.

Anyway, I sorted it out.
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On the SS thread it says to copy the python root first, but that was not being recognised as the update was greyed out. Seems you dont need to do that anyway for the SS to work once your jailbreak has been used.. Or is that too
Sorry, I am not being a smart a either but dont think your response was all that helpful, or pleasant.

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Old 12-08-2012, 02:04 AM   #168
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Just had to thank you for an insanely easy jailbreak!
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:17 AM   #169
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You can safely update from any previous PW version - jailbroken or not - to 5.3.1.

I highly recommend to re-apply the jailbreak once you're on version 5.3.1. This will make sure that all the required files are in place, even if the firmware update wiped them.
I did it, and everything is OK...

Previously I remove screensavers hack, and later I apply it again and works fine...
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:29 AM   #170
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I tried the jailbreak and the collections manager last night. Wow. Blew me away!
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:46 PM   #171
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jailbreak said it succeeded, but saw failure in log.

10:07:41 Installing rescue pack (main) ...
10:07:42 Installing rescue pack (diags) ...
10:07:43 OK
10:07:44 Backed up diags passwords to /etc/shadow.before_rescue_pack on diags partition
10:07:44 Installing rescue pack (diags) ...
10:07:47 FAILED
10:07:48 OK
10:07:49 Unable to mount diags partition
10:07:49 CLEANING UP
10:07:51 Removing obsolete files ...
10:07:53 OK
10:07:54 JAILBREAK FAILED
10:07:54 JAILBREAK SUCCEEDED :-)


Second time this:

10:14:44 Installing rescue pack (main) ...
10:14:47 OK
10:14:48 Installing rescue pack (diags) ...
10:14:50 Not touching diags password file because previous backup exists
10:14:53 OK

I am guessing I am good. Hard for me to tell as a seem to have screwed up the usbnetwork piece. But that is a different thread.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:50 PM   #172
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jailbreak said it succeeded, but saw failure in log.

10:07:41 Installing rescue pack (main) ...
10:07:42 Installing rescue pack (diags) ...
10:07:43 OK
10:07:44 Backed up diags passwords to /etc/shadow.before_rescue_pack on diags partition
10:07:44 Installing rescue pack (diags) ...
10:07:47 FAILED
10:07:48 OK
10:07:49 Unable to mount diags partition
10:07:49 CLEANING UP
10:07:51 Removing obsolete files ...
10:07:53 OK
10:07:54 JAILBREAK FAILED
10:07:54 JAILBREAK SUCCEEDED :-)


Second time this:

10:14:44 Installing rescue pack (main) ...
10:14:47 OK
10:14:48 Installing rescue pack (diags) ...
10:14:50 Not touching diags password file because previous backup exists
10:14:53 OK

I am guessing I am good. Hard for me to tell as a seem to have screwed up the usbnetwork piece. But that is a different thread.
That is a very weird log file - looks like you accidentally ran the jailbreak twice concurrently. That should be prevented by using a lock file, but if you start it twice fast enough, there may still be a race condition somewhere.

Anyway, your second log confirms that all should be good.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:20 PM   #173
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wow

You are amazing, ixtab. Thanks so much.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:17 PM   #174
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can i reinstall the jailbreak a 2nd time if i think i messed up. or do i need to delete files
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:23 PM   #175
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can i reinstall the jailbreak a 2nd time if i think i messed up. or do i need to delete files
Read the first post again. "It is safe to re-apply the procedure as many times as you want".

PS: It is considered polite to use correct capitalization and punctuation, like question marks.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:04 PM   #176
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Pardon my ignorance, but I would be grateful if someone would explain very briefly why I might want to jailbreak my Kindle Paperwhite and what that would do for me.

If there is already a summary of those answers, I would be interested in reading it so please post the link if it's not too much bother.

With thanks.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:20 AM   #178
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hi. once you have it broken?

you can run most code you can find on here (with some button /launcher/ hardware caveats)

it can run 3, 4,5 code

so yeah, all kinds of things...
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=180113

dig around in there and see if there is anything you want.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:15 PM   #179
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Pardon my ignorance, but I would be grateful if someone would explain very briefly why I might want to jailbreak my Kindle Paperwhite and what that would do for me.

If there is already a summary of those answers, I would be interested in reading it so please post the link if it's not too much bother.

With thanks.
Go back to post 149 and 150. It is top secret.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:23 PM   #180
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Here is an answer I just posted containing two concrete examples for things that you can do with the jailbreak, but not without it.

There are many more examples, as twobob pointed out above. In short, it gives you full access to the device and allows you to customize it in whichever way you please. ... Yes, there is a reason why it's termed "jailbreak"

And yes, this is already (briefly) explained in the README.
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