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Old 02-24-2011, 09:53 PM   #46
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Installing hacks is essentially the same as cracking it open with the
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:19 PM   #47
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Can't you install jailbreak 3.1 and remove the hack, mate?
I'm almost certain that you can install the new hack and then uninstall the screensaver hack and jailbreak.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:50 PM   #48
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Can't you install jailbreak 3.1 and remove the hack, mate?
oh, there's a jailbreak already out for the new firmware?
last time I checked there wasn't. it only officially came out like 2 days ago.
I'll have to check that out.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:05 PM   #49
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@OP: Never ever played with the password stuff, but like FF2 said, probably a crappy/weird font messing things up. But if you can't blind type your password and/or can't access the USB storage, yeah, the hard recovery (hold [HOME] during boot) is probably the only way to go.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:55 AM   #50
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Brickable devices are badly-designed devices.

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It is unfair that Amazon have to suffer because of this.
This is true. It's not moral judgment, it's common sense you can apply to any device. For example, you buy a car, put rocket fuel and it and after it explodes you expect the manufacturer to take it and give you a new car? I think that everybody has right to hack the device as much as (s)he likes, but if you break device with your doing why should Amazon give you a new one? I think Amazon customer service is too good.
Calling something 'unfair' is, clearly, a 'moral judgment' regardless of whether you agree with that judgment or not. But a more relevant point is that no piece of electronic equipment should be able to be 'broken' or 'bricked' by the installation or operation of software.

If, as is the case with some mp3 players I have dealt with, a device can become 'bricked', i.e., inoperable, because of anything the user can do to the device without physically damaging or modifying it, that is a design flaw that the manufacturer should be held responsible for. Proper design should include the ability to restore the device's operating system with some kind of reset, perhaps including a reloading of necessary software via some built-in communications link, such as USB or Bluetooth, or the insertion of a memory card.

It's not clear to me from the above discussion whether the Kindle can, in fact, be reset in that way. If it can't, shame on Amazon. If it can, I wonder why Amazon agreed to send cloudyvisions a new one.
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