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Old 12-05-2009, 10:43 AM   #1
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Kindle 2 Screensaver Hack

Hi, first time in the forum... greetings to fellow members.

I followed the instrution on http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&postcount=150, but when I got to the step to "update your kindle", the selection is grey out in the menu. I have the firmware version 2.3. What should I do to change the pictures in the screensaver? Thank you for any help.

Edited: Just check the updated thread by jyavenard and I should have checked first... how do I delete this thread?

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Old 12-05-2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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Click the screensaver link in my sig and follow the directions (it has pictures). You may not have place the .bin file in the correct place.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:18 AM   #3
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Those are pretty nice instructions, thanks. what do i have to do if i want ot install both hacks so i can have custom screensavers and a custom font?
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:38 AM   #4
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Those are pretty nice instructions, thanks. what do i have to do if i want ot install both hacks so i can have custom screensavers and a custom font?
Nothing special, just install them one at a time (but you can only have one font not multiple on the Kindle, try for more and chaos may ensue).
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:31 PM   #5
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thanks that's sort of what i thought. nice to have it confirmed though.
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Old 12-24-2009, 12:12 PM   #6
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I can't get the screensaver thing to work. any ideas?
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:12 PM   #7
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I can't get the screensaver thing to work. any ideas?
What's happening?
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:08 PM   #8
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I'm having the same issue: "Update your Kindle" is grayed out. I have a K2 running 2.3 (399380047).

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Old 12-24-2009, 05:19 PM   #9
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I'm having the same issue: "Update your Kindle" is grayed out. I have a K2 running 2.3.
You have to make sure you're using the correct file for your Kindle. Check your Kindle serial number:

B002 = Kindle U.S. = update_screensaverhack-install-K2.bin
B003 = Kindle International = update_screensaverhack-install-K2i.bin
B004 = Kindle DX U.S. = update_screensaverhack-install-dx.bin
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Wacky. It says B003. Whoda thunkit. *goes to try again*
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Yeah, that totally worked. (It just hadn't occurred to me that I'd received the Int'l version.) Thanks for the little SN tutorial.
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Yeah, that totally worked. (It just hadn't occurred to me that I'd received the Int'l version.) Thanks for the little SN tutorial.
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Yeah me too...

Any ideas?
Check your serial number against the list (in a reply above). You, like me, may have an Int'l Kindle rather than a US-only one.

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Old 12-29-2009, 03:00 PM   #14
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finally got my screensavers!

Turns out I had an international version too! Once I installed the correct bin and my screen savers I did have to do a hard reset and now I am good to go. Thank you so much!
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:51 PM   #15
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Works great!!! Instructions were spot on! Thanks so much!!
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