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Old 03-09-2014, 01:41 AM   #16
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Download this file http://pan.baidu.com/s/1qW8nWwk

Extract to your kindle root path.
Paste the update file to the folder: update.
Update your kindle in the setting menu
ameho: That worked great for me, thank you! I'll be keeping that file around in case I need it again later.
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:42 AM   #17
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@ameho: That would do the trick in a much nicer way than what we used to do ^^.

If the device is jailbroken, you could also do it from a proper 'real' update.

Nitpick²: And no need to remount the rootfs rw, either .
So jailbroken Kindles are not being blocked from updating?
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:29 AM   #18
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@eschwartz: Define "updating"?
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:57 AM   #19
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@eschwartz: Define "updating"?
Accepting the official (old) Amazon update**.bin files, verifying and using them to downgrade the firmware to official (if old) versions.
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:06 AM   #20
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@eschwartz: Oh, right. No, no difference on jailbroken device, anything >= 5.4.2.1 is nitpicky.

That was just a comment/hint for ameho and those interested that the same result could be achieved in a slightly more usual manner, provided the device was jailbroken .
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@eschwartz: Oh, right. No, no difference on jailbroken device, anything >= 5.4.2.1 is nitpicky.
So, time for another hack/magical package of un-frustration from the amazing Kindle devs?
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That was just a comment/hint for ameho and those interested that the same result could be achieved in a slightly more usual manner, provided the device was jailbroken .
Sorry for my poor english. I had to use google translate to retrieve meaning, but I believe that for the purposes at hand that should be fine. I know there is no need to remount the rootfs rw. But i don't know why the jailbroken device could get a more proper update.
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@ameho: I think NiLuJe meant that if the device was already jailbroken, the oldupdate hack could have a usual name like Update_oldupdate_install.bin, no zh.sh would be needed and it would look nicer.
We tend to believe in UNIX philosophy: do one thing and do it well.
The hacks don't need to re-jailbreak the device, once the door is open. That's the job of jailbreak.
Imagine updating all the hacks with their own jailbreak when the old attack vector is closed and a new one is found.
Yes, this approach requires some level of cooperation and sharing of achievements, but that's no problem here on MobileRead.

See the attachments - that's how it would look like if it was invented here on MobileRead.
Anyway, it's a nice trick, thanks for sharing.
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File Type: zip oldupdate.zip (1.4 KB, 333 views)
File Type: gz oldupdate_src.tar.gz (206.4 KB, 152 views)
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:54 PM   #24
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Thank you very very much for your help Ameho, your solution works perfectly!
Kudos for you!

All the best!
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:22 PM   #25
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Follow Ameho's instructions below, it works just great.
All the best.
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Can be used this method with paperwhite 2 to install an old firmware?
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:18 PM   #27
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Provided it's a PW2 FW, yes.
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See the attachments - that's how it would look like if it was invented here on MobileRead.
Anyway, it's a nice trick, thanks for sharing.
This file you have attached, which firmware does it install? (Or the file ameho linked).

I am getting a refurb PW1 tomorrow, which I assume will have the latest firmware. I will run the jailbreak before I do anything else, and I want to put an older (pre-cloud collections) FW on, and the backdoor lock, probably all before I register it.

This thread gives me hope that I don't have to make a live usb stick image to flash the older firmware.
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@booklover6: It installs the .bin you put in "update" folder. So, you download .bin file for firmware version you want to downgrade to and copy it to "update" folder and then you copy to you PW1 both the folder and "Update_oldupdate_install.bin" file, and then you do the firmware update procedure (Menu>Settings>Menu>bla bla).
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@booklover6: It installs the .bin you put in "update" folder. So, you download .bin file for firmware version you want to downgrade to and copy it to "update" folder and then you copy to you PW1 both the folder and "Update_oldupdate_install.bin" file, and then you do the firmware update procedure (Menu>Settings>Menu>bla bla).
Thanks so much for that clarification!
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