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Old 01-12-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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Transfer of OS to new Kindle

Amazon is sending me a replacement for my Kindle 2 -- very generous of them, as the one year warrantly period is long over. The problem is a spongy page turn button, which actually still works, but I know these cheap micro switches, and I suspect that the switch will soon fail completely, and I want to get a new Kindle to transfer my books to before this happens.

May question is: Can I copy the contents of my current Kindle root folder to the new Kindle? I have a jail break, plus font, screensaver and timeout hacks installed, plus Duokan. I would imagine that there are some folders that are not user accessible, which have the device serial number, etc.

So, can I copy over my system files, everything that is visable on the Kindle drive, or do I need to reinstall everything. Which is not a big deal, I guess, but adding all of my books must be done a little bit at a time, I imagine, due to indexing.

Advice? Thanks.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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You'd need to reinstall all your hacks and redownload any Kindle store items.
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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So, can I copy over my system files, everything that is visable on the Kindle drive, or do I need to reinstall everything. Which is not a big deal, I guess, but adding all of my books must be done a little bit at a time, I imagine, due to indexing.
I would guess that reinstalling everything will cause much less heartache than attempting to over-write the root fs.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:01 PM   #4
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I would guess that reinstalling everything will cause much less heartache than attempting to over-write the root fs.
Thanks, DD. I'll do as you suggest. No problem with the books, because DRM is removed from all of my books. Another good reason to remove DRM!

Still, I guess I shouldn't add too many books at a time, right? I've read that indexing can take a long time if you add 100 books at a time.
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Still, I guess I shouldn't add too many books at a time, right? I've read that indexing can take a long time if you add 100 books at a time.
Yes but.

Just leave it on charge for a day or so (when you're not using it anyway) while it indexes and the number of books doesn't really matter.
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Yes but.

Just leave it on charge for a day or so (when you're not using it anyway) while it indexes and the number of books doesn't really matter.
Thanks, Bricorn. I'll drag and drop my books, plug the Kindle into the charger, and go to bed.
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