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Old 01-05-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Kindle Touch v5.1.2 -- Jailbreak steps please

Please confirm this is the sequence:
#1. Jailbreak -- NiLuJe's first post (JB 1.7.N) in
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http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=186645
#2. Same post, USBnet 0.6.N

#3 on my list would be disabling BigBrother features
Code:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51371&page=11)
but I got scared by geekmaster's stern warning about possible bricking. Does it still apply? Does it apply to KT 5.1.2 ?

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Please confirm this is the sequence:
#1. Jailbreak -- NiLuJe's first post (JB 1.7.N) in
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=186645

#2. Same post, USBnet 0.6.N

#3 on my list would be disabling BigBrother features
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...=51371&page=11

but I got scared by geekmaster's stern warning about possible bricking.
Does it still apply? Does it apply to KT 5.1.2 ?
yes it is.

RE 3)

Looks extreme. if you are so worried lookup blocking things via editing your /etc/sysconfig/iptables file (there are links on here with lists)

Less radical. can be reversed. does the job in the main.

Also a "gentle" log nerf might not hurt (redirecting the output to > /dev/null say)

one might disable OTA updates

Hope that helps. They are all fairly low risk assuming you do them correctly.

Don't brick your device - it's not required.


The enormous DO NOT DO THIS really should be warning enough.

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Thank you very much for giving me a path to start out on.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
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Can I ask a quick question re the USBnet step? I am thinking about applying jailbreak before updating my Touch to software 5.3.2. Is it necessary to run USBnet after the jailbreak or is this a step that can be carried out later as necessary?
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You don't need to install usbnet at all. In other words: if you don't need USB networking, don't install it. If you determine at some point that you do want it, install it at that time.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:44 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice - I guess as I am a low level tinkerer I'd really only need usbnet if I bricked it!!!
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