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Old 11-28-2014, 12:26 PM   #1
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Kindle Touch 7th Gen - modifications

I recently ordered the newest Basic Kindle, (that Amazon calls the 7th Generation,) which should arrive tomorrow. I was wondering if there happened to be any modifications available which should work for it? (Such as the USE_ALT_FONTS method), or any that have been created specifically for it? My main "concern" is being able to change font and font size, but I would like to modify it in other ways if I can.
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:40 PM   #2
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And WE call it a: KT2
Same IR scanning touch screen as the KT, same SoC (i.MX6) as the other current models .

The serial port works as usual.
Even the same connector pad layout used since the K4.

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Old 11-28-2014, 04:35 PM   #3
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Yeah, in order to start doing anything we need a working jailbreak. The KT2, KV, and PW2-when-on-fw5.6.1 cannot be jailbroken (we hope this will change sometime soon), sorry.

On the other hand, as knc1 said, you can jailbreak it if you are comfortable using a serial port.
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:41 PM   #4
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I'm sorry to hear that. I don't know about trying the serial port, I think I'd afraid of bricking the device.
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Old 11-29-2014, 04:52 AM   #5
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I am using the serial port and I have root, but that's as far as I've got.
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:17 AM   #6
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I am using the serial port and I have root, but that's as far as I've got.
How much further do you want to go?
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Old 11-29-2014, 11:15 PM   #7
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And WE call it a: KT2
Even though it's real name is Kindle Touch Basic (aka KTB).
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I'm sorry to hear that. I don't know about trying the serial port, I think I'd afraid of bricking the device.
I don't think bricking it is a real risk (if you follow the directions carefully) -- but physically destroying it is possible. Never fun to pry open the casing of a sealed device.

I don't blame you. Hopefully there will be better news sometime soon.

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Even though it's real name is Kindle Touch Basic (aka KTB).
No, its real name is "Kindle" -- if you are going according to what Amazon says.
And no one AFAIK actually calls it a "Kindle Touch Basic" besides for you.

Thank you Professor Irrelevantly Wrong.

Because we really need a Kindle-hater here to tell us what to call our Kindles.




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On which note, if http://amzn.com/kindle can be believed, it is the "Kindle Touch Screen E-Reader with Light" -- whoops!!

(Take a look at the titlebar.)

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Old 11-30-2014, 02:44 AM   #9
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Even though it's real name is Kindle Touch Basic (aka KTB).
Yes, that is correct.

We considered KTB when picking the 2014 prefixes but the argument presented was that what Amazon considers basic this year might be very different from what they consider basic next (or in later) year(s).

Come to the party on time in 2015, maybe you can pick the prefixes for us then.
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Old 11-30-2014, 04:26 AM   #10
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I cant see any difference in the 2 except the new KT lost the speakers some where... So wouldn't the Hacks for the org KT work on the new.

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How much further do you want to go?
Well I can't see myself draging a VT100 terminal down to the park on my lunch break to launch my favorite X apps.

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I'm sorry to hear that. I don't know about trying the serial port, I think I'd afraid of bricking the device.
You won't brick it. If you're patient you won't even damage it. All you need is good lighting and a steady hand (a few drinks helps)

The facia is just some self adhesive square thing... Peel it off with a hobby knife and stick it to the window so you don't lose it.

Under that is like 10 of the smallest torx screws I have ever seen (actually I couldn't see them and I had to borrow the tiny torx driver from a friend)

Once you remove them you just have to pry around the outer casing with a couple of credit cards and your'e done.

Oh... Earth it somewhere else... There is no point using the earth on the serial debug, it just makes the limited space even harder to work in.

Have fun!



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Old 11-30-2014, 08:48 AM   #13
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All detailed in my "KT2 Exposed" thread.

- - - - -

Ah, so - after a few minutes thought -
Neither of you knew that you have, what we tag as a "KT2".

Which brings to mind another FGA:
Bet you didn't know how to find out either:
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kindle_Serial_Numbers

Drat! Newbees!
On forum index page - find row of boxes.
In left-most box, select "KT2" -
Now click the right-most box "Show Threads"

- - - - -

But to be fair, the 2014 prefixes where only activated in the past 24 hours.

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Old 11-30-2014, 11:34 AM   #14
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I cant see any difference in the 2 except the new KT lost the speakers some where... So wouldn't the Hacks for the org KT work on the new.
All you are seeing is the wrapper, i.e. the casing.

There is very little that did not change, from what I understand.

Most importantly, it has a different processor, the same one as the PW2.
Hacks for the PW2 should work on the KT2.


In any event, the issue here is exploiting a software hole to install the developer certificates, which is blocked in the software not hardware. If Amazon released the same update for the KT1, that would be un-jailbreakable as well.
Actually, not true. The KT1 has enabled USB downloader mode.

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Old 11-30-2014, 11:35 AM   #15
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Yup, as @eschartz said, while the shell might be closer to a KT, the hardware & software is actually closer to a PW2/KV .
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