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Old 01-30-2013, 11:55 AM   #1156
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Enable 'airplane mode' -
Download from Amazon the 5.3.1 update package to your PC -
Put a copy of that at the root of USB storage - right next to 'documents' - (NOT IN, NEXT TO) -
Eject, unplug USB, home -> menu -> settings -> menu -> update Kindle.

Now report your results at that point.

Keep 'airplane mode' enabled until the JBpatch for 5.3.3 is released.

Q? Do you have the new Launcher installed?
If so, there may be an update enable/disable 'helper' available in the future.
Thank you for advice. Unfortunately, airplane mode is not a good solution for me. I actively use 'Send to my Kindle' functionality — it's really cool feature.

Are you talking about Unified Applications Launcher? I don't use it, but if such helper will be implemented I will definitely install it.
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A radical solution (as suggested by DuckieTigger some time ago via PM [no, I didn't forget it... thanks for the idea!]) is to delete the /etc/uks/pubprodkey*.pem files. At least in theory, this should prevent the Kindle from installing updates signed with Amazon's official key - much like it prevents the installation of custom packages when the pubdevkey01.pem is absent.

I'm not 100% sure though, so I'll give this a shot when I get home and let you know.
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What do you want? an on-the-fly OTA disabler.

A FAT based file check solution already exists. DISABLE_OTA on the /mnt/us IIRC with a tiny patch to the OTA code.

caveats: Certainly Amazon will check this underlying code file for integrity at point of update so it WILL require rollback for a non-erroring update.
Which is a pain. That is the reason I vote we won't be including this. Messy.


Ah it's here <-- Try that

here is an alternate technical way: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...93#post2008593

Hope that helps.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:07 PM   #1159
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... delete the /etc/uks/pubprodkey*.pem files...

I'm not 100% sure though, so I'll give this a shot when I get home and let you know.
by "delete" He meant "Backup and rename responsibly before any testing" : D

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Old 01-30-2013, 12:14 PM   #1160
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What do you want? an on-the-fly OTA disabler. [...]

here is an alternate technical way: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...93#post2008593
Yeah, with constant questions about disabling OTA I'm feeling just like it was never posted. Hint: it provides a way to introduce minimal changes just to disable automatic updating leaving ability for manual updating with Amazon's bundles. It works on any 5.x.x.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:42 PM   #1161
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Yeah, with constant questions about disabling OTA I'm feeling just like it was never posted. Hint: it provides a way to introduce minimal changes just to disable automatic updating leaving ability for manual updating with Amazon's bundles. It works on any 5.x.x.
Agreed it is more "low impact" right now to the end user and displays greater surgical exactitude in it's intent and execution.

Perhaps a toggle wouldn't be out of the question. I would prefer to nerf something utterly transparent and ephemeral however. like hosts or something. Any thoughts on making it a bit more "ghost-like" to the next major update. I should go check the last few hash checks for the Touch updates. no doubt hosts was on this list. Or now I've typed this - if it isn't currently it will be soon. lol.

So yeah. great work. good thoughts.
making it bullet-proof and end-user resistant, discuss : D
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:16 PM   #1162
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Thank you for advice. Unfortunately, airplane mode is not a good solution for me. I actively use 'Send to my Kindle' functionality — it's really cool feature.
Its your choice either JBpatch or 5.3.3 with wifi on.
At least at the moment, that is your only choice, pick one.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:13 PM   #1163
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Version 3.2.0

So, here's a new version. New features:
  1. Supports Paperwhite 5.3.3 (the same 4 patches that are available on other 5.3.x firmwares).
  2. Supports installation on canadian (Wifi+3G) Paperwhites
  3. New option in hyphenation patch to allow for ragged justification in some circumstances, instead of forcing fully-justified text.

Concerning that last item: the option is disabled by default - simply because I personally prefer full justification, and I believe that it looks best in most circumstances (and most languages). But some people prefer ragged edges, especially for languages which tend to contain long words, such as german. Anyway, the option is now there, so you can choose whatever you like best.

If you are upgrading from a previous version of JBPatch, you might not see the correct descriptions for the new option. See the relevant upgrade notes in the first post to find out how to fix this. In short, you'll need to update your localization files. Then, for everything to settle, go into that option once and set it to your preferred value.

Other solutions are:
  • uninstall and reinstall JBPatch. You will lose all (personalized) JBPatch settings, though.
  • rm /var/local/jbpatch/com.mobileread.ixtab.patch.hyphenation-*.txt; restart framework

Finally, a note to translators: there are a few new phrases to be localized, please update them on Transifex. Thanks! (The german translation is already done, but the rest is missing).

EDIT: Whoops, I got confused by my own version numbering . This has been online for a short while as "version 3.1.2" (at least according to the file name), but internally it was labelled as 3.2.0. So, just for the record, and for the 3 people who already downloaded it: the packages labelled 3.1.2 actually contained version 3.2.0.

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:23 PM   #1164
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:34 PM   #1165
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by "delete" He meant "Backup and rename responsibly before any testing" : D

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Yes, I meant removing it from the locker, I might have skipped the backup part. If that works, then it should be really easy to utilize that in a ON/OFF script. (The whole idea was: remove Amazon key from the locker, unpack new update file, add in a patch to install the jailbreak again as last step and remove Amazon key again). That modified update file could not be distributed though (copyright and all) - but a patch file for exploded update.bin can be. (or preferably a drop in folder)

And it might not be able to fully update without using the Amazon key, that might have been the reason it got filed away by ixtab in the first place initially.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #1166
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And it might not be able to fully update without using the Amazon key, that might have been the reason it got filed away by ixtab in the first place initially.
Naah, it wasn't. The reason was simply lack of time to test it
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:47 PM   #1167
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So, here's a new version. New features:
  1. Supports Paperwhite 5.3.3 (the same 4 patches that are available on other 5.3.x firmwares).
  2. Allows installation on canadian (Wifi+3G) Paperwhites
  3. New option in hyphenation patch to allow ragged justification in some circumstances, instead of forcing fully-justified text.
Wow! Thank you, ixtab! Installed — everything works like a charm. And especially thanks for new forced ragged option: for russian texts it's very actual too.

Thanks for your advices about OTA updates too. I didn't see that post with solution. I'll try it.
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The whole idea was: remove Amazon key from the locker, unpack new update file, add in a patch to install the jailbreak again as last step and remove Amazon key again). That modified update file could not be distributed though (copyright and all) - but a patch file for exploded update.bin can be. (or preferably a drop in folder)
PW updates are recovery updates, meaning theirs validity is also checked with key contained in kernel image.

So you can't repack PW updates without either converting them into non-recovery updates (non-trivial task) or replacing currently installed stock kernel with modified, containing non-Amazon key for checking recovery update validity (over-engineered solution, IMHO; it's also a little bit frightening to flash new kernel on PW without easy access to USB downloader mode in case of accidental failure).
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PW updates are recovery updates, meaning theirs validity is also checked with key contained in kernel image.

So you can't repack PW updates without either converting them into non-recovery updates (non-trivial task) or replacing currently installed stock kernel with modified, containing non-Amazon key for checking recovery update validity (over-engineered solution, IMHO; it's also a little bit frightening to flash new kernel on PW without easy access to USB downloader mode in case of accidental failure).
Ah thank you. I remember reading something (it quite possibly was you yourself) mentioning that those full updates use a different mode than the options the jailbreak offers. (That was after I already sent the idea to ixtab, that is why I think he might have left it at that)
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I remember reading something (it quite possibly was you yourself) mentioning that those full updates use a different mode than the options the jailbreak offers.
AFAIR it was NiLuJe, but maybe NiLuJe also remember somebody else
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