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Old 08-16-2014, 10:53 PM   #1291
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Old 08-18-2014, 06:21 AM   #1292
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Is it possible to enable both cover and random mode? I tried and cover overrides random.

The way I'd like it to work would be:
a) if a book is currently open, then display its cover
b) else (i.e. at the home screen, etc), then display a random png

is it possible?
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:16 AM   #1293
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Is it possible to enable both cover and random mode?
Unfortunately no.
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Old 08-20-2014, 03:00 PM   #1294
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Sorry if this has been asked before but I was wondering if it is possible to tweak the time before the screensaver actually kicks in.

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Old 08-22-2014, 08:24 AM   #1295
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I have jailbroken and am on version 5.4.3.2 yet Update Your Kindle is grayed out.
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:27 AM   #1296
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I have jailbroken and am on version 5.4.3.2 yet Update Your Kindle is grayed out.
Is your Kindle a model 9017?
Did you use the package from this thread or from NiLuJe's snapshot thread?
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:37 AM   #1297
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Is your Kindle a model 9017?
Did you use the package from this thread or from NiLuJe's snapshot thread?
Yeah, it's a 9017. Why, should I be using the ones from his snapshot thread? And I want custom screensavers from the net, do I need to install both Python and linkss or just linkss? Thanks for your help.
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:46 AM   #1298
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Yeah, it's a 9017. Why, should I be using the ones from his snapshot thread? And I want custom screensavers from the net, do I need to install both Python and linkss or just linkss? Thanks for your help.
The update_*.bin packages are both "model locked" and "cryptographically signed".

The packages in NiLuJe's snapshot thread recognize the 9017 model Kindles.

Most other packages have not (yet) been re-built with the newest package tool.
That will not happen until NiLuJe "releases" the newest KindleTool.
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:54 AM   #1299
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The update_*.bin packages are both "model locked" and "cryptographically signed".

The packages in NiLuJe's snapshot thread recognize the 9017 model Kindles.

Most other packages have not (yet) been re-built with the newest package tool.
That will not happen until NiLuJe "releases" the newest KindleTool.
Umm do I need to install both Python and linkss or just linkss for random screensavers?

*nvm got it*

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Old 08-22-2014, 10:10 AM   #1300
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@frakman1: Technically, yes, but doing it in a safe, idiot-proof way is a risky proposition (needs an edit of system files loaded at early boot, if the syntax is wrong == brick).
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:25 AM   #1301
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YABADABADOO I GOT IT TO WORK UNTIL IT BROKE!

I had it working for one day until my dad jumped in and updated it to 5.4.5.1

This is the second time... sigh.

Do I need to install it again? Just asking cuz I don't wanna screw up and brick my kindle.
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:50 AM   #1302
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#1: It may not have been "Dad" -
It could have been an OTA (Over The Air) update from Amazon.

Yes - you have to re-install everything (or at least those things that are now broke).

To avoid any more OTA surprise gifts from Amazon - -

  • Put device in "airplane mode" - leave it there - watch out for when the device "restarts" it might take the device out of "airplane mode" - if it does, immediately put it back into "airplane mode".
  • Choose the firmware version you want to run -
    Big Note: If this is a 4Gbyte PW2 and you want to use "Active Documents" - your choices are 5.4.5 or 5.4.5.1
  • Downgrade to desired firmware version (if required).
    You've done that before, no changes to what you already know.
  • Re-Install things -
    Start with the newest JB snapshot that NiLuJe posted yesterday - since that will also install MKK and the Jailbreak Bridge along with the actual JB.
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=225030
  • Also install KUAL
  • Also install the KUAL "Backdoor Lock"
  • "Lock" the backdoor
  • **NOW** you can take the device out of "airplane mode" if you want to.


[1] Dads who are members here are fairly "fast learners".


You might check out what control the device's "Parental Controls" give you - -
I have never used it, but it seems to say it is for keeping the parents out of the kid's toys.

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