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Old 08-26-2013, 10:48 AM   #706
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Ok, so I installed the hack prior to unsubscribing from the Special Offers, which I have since done successfully. Now I see the default screensavers instead of my custom ones. It seems like I should retry the install, but I'm still not able to uninstall the hack. I still see the linkss folder after each attempt. I've tried 3 or 4 times.
You don't have to uninstall to re-install. I did this yesterday. Just make sure your USB cable is NOT plugged in when you are doing the restart.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:07 PM   #707
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That, and the uninstall doesn't remove the linkss folder anyway ;-).
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:09 PM   #708
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Thanks! That is enlightening indeed! Just a suggestion for us dummies trying to hack our way into screensavers: put what you said to me ("The hack doesn't work with special offers") explicitly in the front page. Because what is said there ("This doesn't, and won't ever, help you bypass something you agreed to (screensaver ads), so please stop asking.") it's not clear on whether it will permit you to see the screensavers mixed among the offers or any other universe of possibilities available.

Thanks and keep up the great work!!
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #709
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That, and the uninstall doesn't remove the linkss folder anyway ;-).
Ok... good to know. I re-installed the hack and now my life is more beautiful. Thank you!
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:57 AM   #710
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Customizing other screens.

You can change other Paperwhite screens too. I replaced the two screens you see when you do a "Restart". The first screen comes up during the shutdown phase and the second one shows during the startup.

The shutdown screen resides here: /usr/share/blanket/shutdown/ and is named: "bg_medium_reboot.png".
The startup screen is here: /usr/share/blanket/splash/ and named: "bg_medium_defaultbg.png".

I can add detailed instructions if anyone needs them, but basically I just used KindleExplorer as root to overwrite the png files after sideloading them to a "holding" directory.

If this is off-topic I am sorry, but it is so screensaver-related I thought it should go here.

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Old 08-27-2013, 11:03 AM   #711
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Thanks! That is enlightening indeed! Just a suggestion for us dummies trying to hack our way into screensavers: put what you said to me ("The hack doesn't work with special offers") explicitly in the front page. Because what is said there ("This doesn't, and won't ever, help you bypass something you agreed to (screensaver ads), so please stop asking.") it's not clear on whether it will permit you to see the screensavers mixed among the offers or any other universe of possibilities available.

Thanks and keep up the great work!!
I am VERY grateful for your post! So let's make this very clear...
If you have a PW with "Special Offers" this hack will NOT work, BUT if you pay some $ and have Amazon remove it the hack WILL work. Is this correct???
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:39 AM   #712
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I am VERY grateful for your post! So let's make this very clear...
If you have a PW with "Special Offers" this hack will NOT work, BUT if you pay some $ and have Amazon remove it the hack WILL work. Is this correct???
Depending on your country, there may not be any charge for the removal.

Just contact Amazon customer service for the removal, it may or may not be "free" to remove them.

The site policy here changed about a year ago - we no longer support circumventing Amazon's advertisement display.

So you are correct:
"This hack will **WILL NOT** work on a Kindle in the SO (Special Offers) advertisement program".

The only choice offered here is for the owner to opt-out of the SO advertisement program.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:43 AM   #713
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So you are correct:
"This hack will **WILL NOT** work on a Kindle in the SO (Special Offers) advertisement program".

The only choice offered here is for the owner to opt-out of the SO advertisement program.
This does not answer my final question (for the record) though. Will the hack work on PWs that have had the SO feature removed by Amazon?
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:51 AM   #714
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This does not answer my final question (for the record) though. Will the hack work on PWs that have had the SO feature removed by Amazon?
Yes, absolutely...
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:51 AM   #715
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:54 AM   #716
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This does not answer my final question (for the record) though. Will the hack work on PWs that have had the SO feature removed by Amazon?
Duh...
**YES**

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The only choice offered here is for the owner to opt-out of the SO advertisement program.
Sorry if English is not your first language, I thought that sentence answered your question.

Perhaps it should have read: "... choice offered here to make this hack work is for ..."

Or maybe the on-line translator you are using just messed up the translation.
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Duh...
**YES**



Sorry if English is not your first language, I thought that sentence answered your question.

Perhaps it should have read: "... choice offered here to make this hack work is for ..."

Or maybe the on-line translator you are using just messed up the translation.
Sorry to have pushed your button with my persistence but after having the SO removed and reinstalling everything (JB, Python & Linkss) I am STILL just getting the woodblock-of-letters screensaver. I had replaced the .png file in the linkss/screensaver folder with my own in .png form and the correct size too.
Getting the one shown on the left - not the one I put into the screensaver directory.
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Sorry to have pushed your button with my persistence but after having the SO removed and reinstalling everything (JB, Python & Linkss) I am STILL just getting the woodblock-of-letters screensaver. I had replaced the .png file in the linkss/screensaver folder with my own in .png form and the correct size too.
Getting the one shown on the left - not the one I put into the screensaver directory.
Are you sure you are disconnecting the USB cable when performing the installs?
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nypaulie: Read the text on the left image. Your device still thinks it is SO-enabled. Make sure you have let it phone home. If that doesn't help, contact Amazon CS.
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if you contact amazon saying that you want to remove SO, and you live somewhere unsupported, for example, in russia, even though they will do it for free, you still need your kindle registered to an account, you can't just give them the serial number.
so you can make and register an account for them as they wait on amazon web chat, etc.
after the kindle has had the SO removed, you can deregister the kindle.
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