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Old 02-08-2013, 01:28 PM   #1
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Downgrading a virgin 5.3.3 Paperwhite

Hi. I've looked around for this everywhere, but I can't find a solid answer. So, how *do* you downgrade a 5.3.3 Paperwhite to 5.3.1 so it can be jailbroken? Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:46 PM   #2
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Hi. I've looked around for this everywhere, but I can't find a solid answer. So, how *do* you downgrade a 5.3.3 Paperwhite to 5.3.1 so it can be jailbroken? Thanks in advance.
Install the Amazon provided 5.3.1 image file using their normal "upgrade" directions (firmware does not detect that it is actually being "downgraded").

At least I think that is how it is done - I have asked people here to confirm, but no confirmations received (yet) - Also no "You fool, that doesn't work." posts either.
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That's exactly what I did. My Paperwhite arrived with 5.3.3. Downgrade to 5.3.1, install jailbreak, upgrade back to 5.3.3, install Kindlet developer certificates, install Rescue Pack, done.

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FIRMWARE 5.3.3:
This jailbreak cannot be installed on newer firmware versions (thank you Amazon, for yet another middle finger!). You have to downgrade to an older version (e.g., 5.3.1) first, install the jailbreak there, then update to the new version. The jailbreak as such will survive the update (but you have to reinstall the Kindlet developer certificates and the rescue pack - see the "re-installation required" notes below).
The Kindlet developer certificates. (standalone installer package here)

The Rescue Pack.

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Old 02-08-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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That's exactly what I did. My Paperwhite arrived with 5.3.3. Downgrade to 5.3.1, install jailbreak, upgrade back to 5.3.3, install developer Kindlet developer certificates, install Rescue Pack, done.

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http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=198446



The Kindlet developer certificates. (standalone installer package here)

The Rescue Pack.
Thanks for the confirmation -
Glad I haven't been telling people the wrong thing for months.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:45 PM   #5
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:13 PM   #6
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I was going to say that... tooo slllooowww.

Question for the experts. Do you have to do all the updates individually? i.e.
update to 5.3.3
update dev certificates
update rescue pack
update jailbreak bridge
update kindlet jailbreak
update jbpatch
update collection manager

or is there some way to do more than one at a time?

If not, can you leave the USB cable attached and have the computer think the Kindle is a new device every time it restarts?

Thanks, as usual.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:28 PM   #7
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There was some mention that certain updates could be daisy-chained but I'm not sure which ones (anyone?). What I do know is that when done individually, they work. It is best to unplug the usb cable when updating.
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Old 02-08-2013, 03:49 PM   #8
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I just successfully jailbroke, reinstalled necessary stuff, and got the launcher working. But what about font? The USE_ALT_FONTS trick seems to have been patch (it doesn't work for me, anyway), so what do I use? Thanks again.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:01 PM   #9
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Try restarting your Kindle. I seem to recall that working for others here.


USE_ALT_FONTS works for me, btw.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:11 PM   #10
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USE_ALT_FONTS works for me, btw.
On Paperwhite Firmware 5.3.3?

With a blank file called USE_ALT_FONTS in root and the 4 necessary font files in /fonts?
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:20 PM   #12
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I got 99 problems but OS ain't one.

Hidden filename extension can't be the problem as I'm on Linux, and unless "touch USE_ALT_FONTS" leaves an extension, that's not the issue. How peculiar...
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Nevermind. Apparently the solution is to simply keep reseting until the fonts show up. Lol.
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Did you try to run ; fc-cache? (search while in the kindle home location). Regenerates font info caches, see fc-cache(1). Worked for me upon upgrade to 5.3.3.

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;fc-cache didn't work, but restarting repeatedly did. Though solving that problem created a few more: is it possible to remove the other fonts (not the 6 default and not user added) and is it possible to specify a Monospaced font to use with the other Regular, Italic, Bold, and BoldItalic?
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