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Old 02-17-2013, 02:13 AM   #1
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Exclamation n00b needs help with Paperwhite Screensavers

I apologise for being such a noob in this area.

I have a brand new Kindle Paperwhite. I have never even used one before but would love to customise the screensavers.

I have successfully jailbroken my Kindle, but now I am unsure of how to continue.

Could someone please make a step by step on what I need to do? In noobish format. I have downloaded all the suggested files such as USBnetwork, however, the Readme file put me off a little.

Please
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:31 AM   #2
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1) You don't need USBnetwork.
2) See the information here:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=195474

If you successfully installed the jailbreak, this shouldn't be a problem for you.

In the post to which I linked, there are two attached files. If you only wish to use your own custom images as screensavers, you only need to install kindle-linkss-0.7.N.zip.

If you want the cover of the last open book to be used as the current screensaver, then both files need to be installed one at a time. Just follow the instructions in that post. If there is something you don't understand, ask away.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:08 AM   #3
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Hello,
I am having the same issue that Lukey have. I have followed the post linked but has not yet been succesfull. I want to have a custom photo, and I can see that inside de Linkss-folder things are happening. I still get the default Kindle-photo though...

I have now first installed the jailbreak and the hack in 5.3.1 and later in 5.3.3(along with rescuepack etc)

Why doesnt it work?
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:50 AM   #4
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Erm Special Offer Kindle?
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:04 PM   #5
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I have no Special offers on screen saver, if that is what you mean, but I do have like recommended content that I can switch off? Is my device not compatible?
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:23 PM   #6
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Just wondered if it might be a special Offers kindle. (That would make it fail)

AFAIK all devices are compatible with that modification. (NON-SO ones)


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To change your custom screensavers, plug your Kindle to your computer via USB, and upload them to the linkss/screensavers folder that has been created by the hack. You'll have to restart your Kindle in order to take your new screensavers into account and prevent the framework from going crazy. To that effect, you can either use the autoreboot feature, or simply do a full restart of your Kindle.
so you did that then?

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Old 02-19-2013, 06:28 PM   #7
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I have no Special offers on screen saver, if that is what you mean, but I do have like recommended content that I can switch off? Is my device not compatible?
You can turn off the recommended content.

Is you device compatible? YES

Better question, are your screen saver images you are trying to use compatible with your device?

Post the technical details of one of the screensavers you are trying to use.

If your not sure about what I ask for above - just attach one of your screen savers to your next post.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:32 PM   #8
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Yes.
- I have rooted on my kindle
- I have installed linkss
- i have put a png file inside(following the requirements
= nothing is happening, same old Kindle screensaver

Should i put a blank file with a spesific name in the linkss folder for custom screensaver? I have honestly no clue what I am doing wrong. I follow the tutorial precisely and still no result....
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:33 PM   #9
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The picture I use is from the http://www.reddit.com/r/kindlescreensavers

This picture
http://i.imgur.com/OKiNN.png
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:38 PM   #10
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Did you restart the Kindle?
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:38 PM   #11
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hmm.. http://i.imgur.com/OKiNN.png looks okay... 1024 x 758

MEH. Sorry have to bow out at this point. No PW to test on. sorry.
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restarted with autoreboot first, then did a full restart. Still no result...

Do not misunderstand, I have followed tutorials like this a quadrillion times, and I do not understand why this one fails me.... Is the root not working properly?
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Is there perhaps any firmware version that you guys recommend? I am currently at 5.3.3
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AFAIK that totally should work... :sadface:
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Is there perhaps any firmware version that you guys recommend? I am currently at 5.3.3
I have the PW with 5.3.3 jail broken. I also use the screen savers hack and have had no issues. I am not sure where things have gone wrong with your PW, but I was wondering if you have installed the kindlet and developers certificates modules on your JB PW? I can't remember if that would make a difference or not....
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