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Old 11-06-2014, 06:18 PM   #1
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Hi,

thought I share some pics from my Disassembled Kindle - Its actually easier to take apart than the PW was (less Glue) Thanks to a nice slide to unlock case design.

The Serial port pins are easy to identify so you can solder some wires to them and after that boot to uboot (Port Settings: 115200-8-1). In uboot you can start DIAG Mode and the root password for DIAG mode can be calculated from the Kindle serial with the newest dev-version of KindleTool.

After that you can mount the system partition set a root password for it and then install the jailbreak components manually.


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Old 11-06-2014, 06:38 PM   #2
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:17 PM   #3
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In your picture #7 with the call-outs of the serial port pins - -

You show:
Gnd, Tx, Rx
Did you label those with reference to the Kindle port?

Or did you label those with reference to the serial cable?

I suspect the second, because until now, the port call-outs have been (referencing the lead functions of the port being called out):
Gnd, Rx, Tx
Very common in this world of microscopic board pads - -
If any two adjacent pins become shorted together, nothing gets damaged.

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PS: The KT2 and the KV both use the same connector that Amazon has been using since the K4.
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Looking at it again I should have labeled them the other way around - I fixed the Image.

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Old 11-07-2014, 12:39 AM   #5
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Looking at it again I should have labeled them the other way around - I fixed the Image.

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Well, I admit I was only guessing.

In 8 of 8 I see you have the serial port wiring headed towards the top of the device.

Have you figured out how to add a connector to the top edge?
(Similar to what was posted for another model of Kindle, on the bottom edge.)

Or are you just going to store the loose ends under that sliding access cover?
(I would be tempted to do it that way, I think. The easy way.)

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PS: The KT2 is a more 'conventional' glue and double-sided tape assembly.
Will be posting my pics tomorrow.
(It is apart, it still works, but that may have just been more a matter of luck than of skill.)

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Old 11-07-2014, 05:36 AM   #6
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Ya, I just rolled the connector up and store it inside the sliding case - there is plenty of space there.
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