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Old 09-13-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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Japanese YouTube with K3 screensaver

http://www.kindleboards.com/index.ph...3.new.html#new

So someone has posted a Youtube showing different screensavers but didnt show how to do it.

Courtesy of raider on Kindleboards.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUizqALBf7g

Anyone speak Japanese? This is the uploaders website:
http://hondamarlboro.blog112.fc2.com/

Lots of katakana and I cant remember it...

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Old 09-13-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
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The person on the website is using the serial console port inside the bottom cover hole. We already know it is there and that you can get root with it. The problem is that it isn't very practical because you need to have a special adapter PCB made that fits into there and then wire it to a serial dongle that will output 1.8V. If you don't have those pieces then you can't do it.
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The person on the website is using the serial console port inside the bottom cover hole. We already know it is there and that you can get root with it. The problem is that it isn't very practical because you need to have a special adapter PCB made that fits into there and then wire it to a serial dongle that will output 1.8V. If you don't have those pieces then you can't do it.
Completely right. Serial line connection is /NOT/ a easy way to hack for general and average users.
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:03 PM   #4
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Completely right. Serial line connection is /NOT/ a easy way to hack for general and average users.
I think you're the first person to actually do something with root on a K3 though and its all documented so got to give you credit and thanks for that
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:24 AM   #5
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Hey there hondamarlboro. Nice to see you. You know you are going to make a lot of people very frustrated they cant do what you did. Coz many of us want to get rid of those horrible screensavers.
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Hey there hondamarlboro. Nice to see you. You know you are going to make a lot of people very frustrated they cant do what you did. Coz many of us want to get rid of those horrible screensavers.
Good to see you. Please try at your own risk.
This is a /NOT/ easy hack like update.bin on kindle2/DX. And you /MUST/ have serial line connections before you go, refering how to make it on other forums. Again, at your own risk!!

1) Prepare for favorite pictures GIF or JPG, W600xH800. File name is up to you. Kindle automatically sorts by numeric>alphabetic order.
2) Connect Kindle and PC via USB and copy these picture to Kindle USB strage
3) Disconnect USB
4) Establish serial line connections with Kindle and PC
5) Backup original pictures from /opt/amazon/screen_saver/600x800/
6) Copy your pictures to above directory
7) Reboot

If you have serial line connections, this is very easy.
But, for average user, making serial line is very very tough work and I strongly recommend that you wait for easy hack released from skilled hackers.
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Old 09-14-2010, 01:21 AM   #7
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Good to see you. Please try at your own risk.
This is a /NOT/ easy hack like update.bin on kindle2/DX. And you /MUST/ have serial line connections before you go, refering how to make it on other forums. Again, at your own risk!!
But, for average user, making serial line is very very tough work and I strongly recommend that you wait for easy hack released from skilled hackers.
I am sure there will be a lot of people able to do what you are saying here. And you do give us hope that for people like me, others will make it happen now. So and kudos.
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:00 AM   #8
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:58 PM   #9
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Good to see you. Please try at your own risk.
This is a /NOT/ easy hack like update.bin on kindle2/DX. And you /MUST/ have serial line connections before you go, refering how to make it on other forums. Again, at your own risk!!

1) Prepare for favorite pictures GIF or JPG, W600xH800. File name is up to you. Kindle automatically sorts by numeric>alphabetic order.
2) Connect Kindle and PC via USB and copy these picture to Kindle USB strage
3) Disconnect USB
4) Establish serial line connections with Kindle and PC
5) Backup original pictures from /opt/amazon/screen_saver/600x800/
6) Copy your pictures to above directory
7) Reboot

If you have serial line connections, this is very easy.
But, for average user, making serial line is very very tough work and I strongly recommend that you wait for easy hack released from skilled hackers.
When I first got to this thread, I know it's old but I did a search for screen savers, I thought there was no way I could pull this off but it was actually easier than you led me to beleive. After about an hour of work I now have a great picture of my family as me new screen saver. Awesome.
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