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Old 06-08-2012, 06:57 PM   #61
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Delete .assets in system then go to http://ubuntuone.com/7c6oSlYXK9bfDUoQ8ixvJM and unzip it to system. There should be a blank file called .assets set to read only so the kindle can't re copy the .assets folder. This will help a lot, if you already have the screensaver hack installed then the new screensaver will pop up instantly!

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Make sure you have hidden folders activated on Windows!
The latest 4.1.0 firmware deletes that .assets file even if it is read-only.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:59 PM   #62
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@simian: that was rather disrespectful. Racial slurs like that are not family friendly.
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Old 06-15-2012, 02:05 AM   #63
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I figured something out recently that works a lot better than my original hack, and it's permanent as long as you don't hard reset your Kindle. As root, remove /var/local/adunits, replace it with a file, AND (this part is important, as the Kindle is smart enough to delete the file) set the file to immutable (using chmod or chattr. Can't remember which one.) That should prevent the ads from showing up. Then make a link to a folder on USB storage at /opt/amazon/screensaver/600x800 (or something like that. Can't remember the exact name) so you can put images there. Once you add the images you'll need to reboot your Kindle to make them appear. Don't put too many on because it wil get slow.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:35 PM   #64
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You can sign into your amazon account, and you can turn ON special offers (even if you have a non-SO kindle). You can also turn off special offers on an SO kindle, but you have to pay for the upgrade.
Right, pay $30 and get an ad-free Kindle. Easy to do from Manage Your Kindle.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custom...90#unsubscribe
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:07 PM   #65
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It's your kindle, do what you want.
If you have a kid, and you dont want who-knows-what showing up, etc,
enable showing of hidden and archive folders (windows file settings), then go to your kindle's root. Find the new, and shady, ninja "system" folder. Delete that EVIL .assets folder. Make a new text document named x.TXT. The go up one level. Press SHIFT+Right Click on system. Click "open command window here" then type:
rename x.txt .assets Then set the resulting file as read-only. Your kindle will display "Please connect wirelessly to download the latest ads" YAY!!!
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:51 AM   #66
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Delete .assets in system then go to http://ubuntuone.com/7c6oSlYXK9bfDUoQ8ixvJM and unzip it to system. There should be a blank file called .assets set to read only so the kindle can't re copy the .assets folder. This will help a lot, if you already have the screensaver hack installed then the new screensaver will pop up instantly!

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Make sure you have hidden folders activated on Windows!
Is this applies to Kindle 4? I've done what you said but it still shows the "Please connect wirelessly to download the latest Special Offers". I've already jailbroke my device and installed the ss hack. I want to see my custom screensavers. Please help. Thanks.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:18 PM   #67
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:03 PM   #68
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Nah.

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Is this applies to Kindle 4? I've done what you said but it still shows the "Please connect wirelessly to download the latest Special Offers". I've already jailbroke my device and installed the ss hack. I want to see my custom screensavers. Please help. Thanks.
Nah, Bro. It dosen't
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Old 10-27-2012, 02:00 PM   #69
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Just my two cents worth. I bought my refurbished K4SO for the special low, low price of $49.00. I mean, who could pass up a deal like that?!?!?

I have no problems with the screensavers, but I really wish I could get back the last line of the catalog page. Even that's only a problem when I want to do a side by side comparison of two devices.
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