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Old 11-30-2010, 09:16 AM   #1
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Jailbreaking

I thought that jailbreaking was something only apple users did until I read on these forums about Kindle owners jailbreaking their kindles. Why is jailbreaking necessary? Why do owners jailbreak their kindles?
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you have to jailbreak to install the screensaver hack (and some other hacks) as the system is locked out otherwise
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Jailbreaking isn't necessary.

Some people decide to jailbreak it so they can add in custom screensavers instead of the default Kindle ones or because they want to use a bigger range of fonts etc for reading.

There's nothing I've read about which is compelling enough for me to jailbreak my Kindle personally. But I do get why some people want to do this. You can get extra features but you can *potentially* also cause problems with your Kindle if you're not careful. So something to be aware of.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:25 AM   #4
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Jailbreaking the Kindle just allows you to install custom non-signed patches and updates (this way to add some functionality). I think the iPhone jailbreak is the same thing or maybe there it is always combined with hacks and unlocking. Jailbreak allows you to use non-signed software (i.e. not bought from the Apple's AppStore) too.
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