|12-12-2012, 03:37 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Device: Kobo Glo, PRS-650, iPad 1, iPhone 4S
what is the latest version of the kindle?
Just bought my daughter a kindle, and I'm looking through all the hacks now. But, I can't figure out which ones to look for, as I don't know what version of the kindle I bought. I just bought it today, for $69 with ads. I think it's version 5, but I don't see any jailbreaks, etc, referring to k5. Should I just follow instructions for the paperwhite?
|12-12-2012, 04:33 PM||#6|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Device: HDX 8.9, AuraHD, Nook HD+, Kindle 2,3,T , Opus, Nexus7, iPhone 6, etc
|12-13-2012, 06:12 AM||#7|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Device: K3, K4, K5, KPW, KPW2
K4NT is actually a pleonasm, as all K4 models are "non-touch".
It stems from the time when the Kindle 4 and Kindle Touch were released, and *both* of them were referred to as "K4" ("Touch" and "Non-Touch) - even if that's obviously wrong, because the Touch is a K5.
And for some reason, many people just stuck to calling it the "K4NT" instead of just "K4".
BTW, You'll occasionally see "K4S" and "K4B" as well - standing for "silver" (the old model) and "black" (the new model). In terms of software/hacking, these should be pretty much identical.
PS: The version numbers we use come directly from the device info dialog. So, in that numbering scheme, both the Touch and Paperwhite are K5*, and the Kindle Fires would be K6 (and K7?).
(*) That's actually a bit unfortunate. So people tend to be explicit when speaking about the Paperwhite ("PW"/"KPW"/"KP").
|12-13-2012, 09:01 AM||#8|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: Kindle Voyage, iPad Air 2, iPhone 6
|12-13-2012, 10:37 AM||#9|
monkey on the fringe
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Seattle Metro
Device: Kin7; FHD6; FPhn; SGT4; MotoE2; ClipZip; Echo
Amazon, like Apple, is very poor at naming devices. They create needless confusion by giving a newer version the same name as the previous version. Then they give the previous version a different name. What's with that? A simple naming scheme would avoid any confusion, while still maintaining brand recognition.
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