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Old 04-13-2015, 02:09 PM   #1306
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So, I tried following this guide to jailbreak my kindle4NT:
http://yifan.lu/p/kindle-touch-jailbreak/

After step 1 and 2 had no effect, I used the "cp" command in the mac os terminal to copy data.tar.gz and then "touch ENABLE_DIAGS". After that I have been stuck in recovery mode and can not boot to normal kindle mode. I have tried using MfgTool from windows but i cant seem to set my kindle in usb download mode, it just reboots when i hold the power button + home. So MfgTool does not find my kindle.

I have also tried to remove the ENABLE_DIAGS file from terminal but the kindle still reboots into recovery mode.

My 3:rd try was to use the Kubrick image, but it is stuck at Waiting for device...

When trying to reboot/disable diags from the kindle interface, nothing happens..

Any ideas on what to try next?

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Old 04-13-2015, 02:18 PM   #1307
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Is there any particular reason you combined "step 9" with "steps 1 ... 3" ?
(other than PEBKAC that is)

Try Kubrick on it.
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:25 PM   #1308
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Ahh, I was not clear enough, my bad . I have gone through Metod 1-3 in the tutorial, i.e. step 1-14.

I have tried running kubrick but it does not find the device. I think that I can not get it is USB download mode. Is holding the powerbutton and then the home button equivalent to "USB device mode" in recovery mode (TEQUILA)? Neither of them makes kubrick find my device, its just stuck on waiting for device.
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Old 04-13-2015, 05:10 PM   #1309
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What's wrong with the up-to-date info on the WiKi? (Granted, I don't remember the details changing that much, but there was potentially a weird kerfuffle with 4.1.x/newish Silver K4, and the Black K4. But then again, I only got my hands on a K4 very late in the life-cycle of the device, so don't quote me on that).
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Old 04-14-2015, 02:05 PM   #1310
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Can anyone tell me how the kindle should react when put in usb download mode? Mine just reboots, then it shows a screen which looks a bit like waves, and then it is back to recovery mode (TEQUILA). Is this the desired behaviour?
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:57 PM   #1311
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Its USB ID will change.
No other visible changes.

DO NOT try to do things from a VM - it is very rare that a VM can keep up with the USB ID changes before the downloader mode times out.

Use the Kubrick Live CD (which is Linux) in command line mode if you need command line tool access.
(Alt-F4 is the escape from the Wizard, IIRC)

DO NOT try the above on a PC with USB-3 ports.
Only very few (chip) brands of USB-3 port hardware works, so just assume that none of them do.
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:56 AM   #1312
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Bought a K4 marked 'DEMO' and 'NOT FOR RESALE' in pristine condition for £5 at a car boot sale this morning. Used Kubrick to flash it and now it's a fully-functional, well-behaved, jailbroken Kindle. Just followed the instructions and the process went without a hitch.

System: Samsung Netbook booting from USB disk.

Thank you - I am impressed.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:22 PM   #1313
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Hi, looking for help with my PW1, as mentioned in the thread below,

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Hi, my kindle is stuck on the "CELESTE.WFO - System Diags" mode. No matter how many times I reboot or attempt a hard reset, it comes back to this. I've read stuff on the site for a few hours (and yes, I checked out geekmaster's debricking thread). I'm not sure they apply to me specifically though.

I have a Kindle PaperWhite v1 (no-ads). Likely on firmware 5.4.4 or higher. I jailbroke it and added KUAL, etc. When I plug it into the computer, my computer can see it just fine (I can even get a drive letter if I select "U) USB device mode" in system diags.

I've charged it for over a day now (on mains). I've also tried charging it for several hours over a desktop USB.

What happened was,
I was trying to drain the battery (so that I could do a full charge - it's suggested that you do this every so often with lithium-ion batteries). Anyway, I ignored the low battery warning and kept reading, when it suddenly just went blank and booted in the Celeste System Diagnostics mode.

It seems my problem isn't as severe as indicated by the other posts in geekmaster's thread, and using MFGTool to change the boot mode would do it??? What should I do? I'm also unclear which profile to get for the MFGTool. Help. Thanks very much.
I REALLY, REALLY wish they had separated the PaperWhite 1 from the other K5 kindles, since it's become extremely confusing as a lot of it doesn't seem to apply to the PaperWhites!!

Thanks for any help.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:35 PM   #1314
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I REALLY, REALLY wish they had separated the PaperWhite 1 from the other K5 kindles, since it's become extremely confusing as a lot of it doesn't seem to apply to the PaperWhites!!

Thanks for any help.
I am one of the "they" - and we had a good reason for it (see the FGA thread).

Stop doing anything at all (other than keep on a wall charger) to your PW-1 and get things sorted out with Amazon Customer Service.

You have them by the short hairs now - just leave it alone, don't screw it up further.
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DO NOT try the above on a PC with USB-3 ports.
Only very few (chip) brands of USB-3 port hardware works, so just assume that none of them do.
I have had problems with lots of different USB-2 hardware plugged into USB-3 ports. In many cases, using a USB-2 hub in between the USB-2 device and USB-3 port helps, if you do not have a USB-2 port.
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