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Old 05-04-2010, 11:28 AM   #1
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Preventing firmware upgrade

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Is there any way to prevent automatic 2.5 firmware upgrade over the air while still online ? I installed a Unicode hack on my 2.3.3 firmware and I hate to lose this capability as I understand the hack no longer works under 2.5. Thanks.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:30 AM   #2
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If you have any hacks installed then the update should download, but fail to install. It'll just sit there as an uninstalled bin file unless you remove the hacks.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:35 AM   #3
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Having the Unicode font "hack" on your kindle will prevent the update from being installed. It may download (and in that case, you should try to backup the .bin) but will error out.

Keep your eyes out though, because the new UFH should come out very quickly on the tail of the 2.5 firmware. I bet a week or two after we get it...
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:41 AM   #4
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Hi folks,

Is there any way to prevent automatic 2.5 firmware upgrade over the air while still online ? I installed a Unicode hack on my 2.3.3 firmware and I hate to lose this capability as I understand the hack no longer works under 2.5. Thanks.
I'm not 100% sure. But as far as I know, your hack will prevent Kindle from updating. It will refuse the "wrong" configuration.
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Hi folks,

Is there any way to prevent automatic 2.5 firmware upgrade over the air while still online ? I installed a Unicode hack on my 2.3.3 firmware and I hate to lose this capability as I understand the hack no longer works under 2.5. Thanks.
If it downloads and fails to install: You should try to secure the file. Hundreds of users would be happy to get the file.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:50 PM   #6
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If it downloads and fails to install: You should try to secure the file. Hundreds of users would be happy to get the file.
A few weeks ago the kindle tried to update via whispernet with the 2.3.4 file but I had the hacks on and it was downloaded, but the update didnt work. Had I known about Johhny's idea of retrieving it later I could have upgraded.

Dont worry, once the bin is around the the new hacks will be updated very quickly. Not by me though! I just carry out other's instructions on how to do it.

Now, someone get that damn bin file.
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