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Old 02-26-2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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Something is preventing custom upgrades on my jailbroken KPW 5.3.1

I've bought a KPW.
It was provided with 5.3.1 firmware
  1. installed the jailbreak
  2. registered the kindle
  3. updated the kindle to 5.3.3
  4. put the device in airplane mode
  5. installed kindlet jailbreak
  6. installed JBPatch
  7. applied the USE_ALT_FONTS hack
  8. ran ;fc-cache

So far, so good.

At this point I tried to install the libfreetype replacement, since one of the fonts I installed was smudged.

I copied the update_libfreetype-6.8.1_install.bin to the root of my device. I went to the settings menu and the "update kindle" entry was grayed. The update*.bin file was no longer in place.

I also tried with usbnetworking which I forgot to install and it also did not work.

It looks like that any *.bin file gets automatically deleted after I unload the kindle from PC.

At this point I tried to downgrade to 5.3.1 again. And it worked.

The jailbreak was still in place but I tried to install it again, and it worked. But when I tried to install anything it did not work, again: grayed menu entry and file deleted.

I also obviously tried to rename the update as update_kindle_5.3.1.bin but it did not work, either.

What the hell is happening?

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Old 02-26-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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What the hell operating system do you have on your PC?

What are the first four characters of your Kindle serial number?
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:33 PM   #3
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s/n: B024 ...

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Old 02-26-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
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Check that the files you are trying to install are actually built with support for your device. Download kindletool, run "kindletool extract update_whatever.bin tmp/", and check that your device is listed. If it's not, the software probably is either incompatible, or has not been tested with the PW. You can (at your own risk) try to repack it with "kindletool create ota2 -d pw -C tmp/ update_repacked.bin"

PS: B024 should be standard Kindle Paperwhite Wifi.

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Old 02-26-2013, 03:25 PM   #5
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You're right. It's the libfreetype I downloaded from here which is packaged for K5T only.

Now I'll try to repackage it for KPW.
I'm quite sure it works with K5T with firmware 5.3.2. Maybe it does also for KPW 5.3.x.
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You're right. It's the libfreetype I downloaded from here which is packaged for K5T only.

Now I'll try to repackage it for KPW.
I'm quite sure it works with K5T with firmware 5.3.2. Maybe it does also for KPW 5.3.x.
I do not guarantee that this software works on the PW, so you'd really do that at your own risk. And be aware that if you brick your PW, you may brick it for good. ( http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=206767 )
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I do not guarantee that this software works on the PW, so you'd really do that at your own risk. And be aware that if you brick your PW, you may brick it for good. ( http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=206767 )
Oh, my.
Thank you for the warning.
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