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Old 10-31-2009, 01:50 AM   #226
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Is yours International? This hack doesnt work for them.
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:34 PM   #227
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I copied the bin to my kindle (and even restarted) but the "Update my kindle" menu item is still greyed out. What to do?
Make sure you use the right package for the right kindle.

Kindle 2 US, Kindle 2 DX and Kindle 2 International all use a different bin file, and you can't not load one into another.

If you copy the binary for say the Kindle 2 on the DX; then the update option will stay grey.

That your menu item is still greyed out means that you didn't copy the right .bin file.

Kindle 2: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&postcount=150
Kindle DX: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...4&postcount=23
Kindle 2 International: http://www.avenard.org/kindle2/scree...k2i-0.1.tar.gz

Note the the Kindle 2 International and Kindle DX are very similar internally so the instructions for the DX are the same as for the Kindle 2 International

To install on the Kindle 2i ; you have to "jailbreak" it first by installing this package first (http://www.avenard.org/kindle2/updat...kindle-k2i.bin) instructions are there:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60856

Hope this helps...

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Old 10-31-2009, 11:07 PM   #228
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Thankyou for persisting with this. I have now managed to make this work on a brand new computer that had no pre-existing programmes that might somehow have impacted on this.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:13 PM   #229
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Make sure you use the right package for the right kindle.

Kindle 2 US, Kindle 2 DX and Kindle 2 International all use a different bin file, and you can't not load one into another.

If you copy the binary for say the Kindle 2 on the DX; then the update option will stay grey.

That your menu item is still greyed out means that you didn't copy the right .bin file.

Kindle 2: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&postcount=150
Kindle DX: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...4&postcount=23
Kindle 2 International: http://www.avenard.org/kindle2/kindl...nsaver-0.1.zip

Note the the Kindle 2 International and Kindle DX are very similar internally so the instructions for the DX are the same as for the Kindle 2 International

To install on the Kindle 2i ; you have to "jailbreak" it first by installing this package first (http://www.avenard.org/kindle2/updat...kindle-k2i.bin) instructions are there:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60856

Hope this helps...
My problem too! I clicked on the link for the K2 International version but I got a 404 not found message. Is there a new link? Thanks SO much!!
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:24 AM   #230
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My problem too! I clicked on the link for the K2 International version but I got a 404 not found message. Is there a new link? Thanks SO much!!
Yeah, I renamed the file to .tar.gz

Here is the link:
http://www.avenard.org/kindle2/scree...k2i-0.1.tar.gz

That's for the Kindle 2 International only ; also edited the post above with the new link
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:42 AM   #231
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Eureka!

Thanks! Worked wonderfully.
It seems like such a small thing, but it makes me VERY happy! I guess I am so used to customizing all my computers, phones... that it was frustrating to not be able to do this with my Kindle.

I used my Mac to perform the update and their were no issues, for anyone who is wondering. I noticed that I had to place the screensavers in the newly created folder after the update was performed, then restart.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:38 AM   #232
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:44 AM   #233
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Has anyone tried to update to the newest 2.3 firmware while using this hack?

Just wondering if it is safe to take the new update or if I should restore the original screensaver before allowing the update to install. Also does this hack still work in the new firmware?

Details on the new firmware -

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...deId=200324680
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:47 AM   #234
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From what I read in the thread about the update, this hack and the font hack do not work, post 2.3 update.

Some one mentioned that now it looks like the OS only accepts signed updates.
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Old 11-25-2009, 09:59 AM   #235
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From what I read in the thread about the update, this hack and the font hack do not work, post 2.3 update.

Some one mentioned that now it looks like the OS only accepts signed updates.
It looks like the the screensaver hack is not working for the Sprint version of K2. There is a report that the hack for the International K2 *is* working.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:00 AM   #236
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weird, wonder what the difference is (Other than the radio or course, LOL)
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:01 AM   #237
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weird, wonder what the difference is (Other than the radio or course, LOL)
I don't know, all that stuff is way over my head. Maybe it can be adapted for use with the Sprint version.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:42 PM   #238
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don't install this upgrade if you want to keep using your own pictures. the hack no longer works. I have dead people staring at me again :-(


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Old 11-25-2009, 01:46 PM   #239
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don't install this upgrade if you want to keep using your own pictures. the hack no longer works. I have dead people staring at me again :-(


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The hack has been updated and it works for all Kindle versions! Check out this thread.
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Many many thanks Clarknova. I now have custom screensavers on my Kindle 2
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