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Old 06-23-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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Restoring Kindle 4 to factory settings and removing mods

Hi,

I have done a Screensaver Mod to my Kindle and now I cant apply the firmware updates.

Is there any way to restore it completely to factory settings so it is an brand new un-modded Kindle.

(Restore factory settings in the menu doesn't work)

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Old 06-23-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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Hi,

I have done a Screensaver Mod to my Kindle and now I cant apply the firmware updates.

Is there any way to restore it completely to factory settings so it is an brand new un-modded Kindle.

(Restore factory settings in the menu doesn't work)

Thanks
Yes, to both questions.
* You only have to restore the original screen savers to get the update to run.
* You can install one of the Kindle images available in stickies at top of the forum.

(That "restore factory settings" is en_LAB126 dialect, it does what they meant.)
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Yes, to both questions.
* You only have to restore the original screen savers to get the update to run.
* You can install one of the Kindle images available in stickies at top of the forum.

(That "restore factory settings" is en_LAB126 dialect, it does what they meant.)
Thankyou very much for your response.

I would like to your first option, first, as the second one seems very complicated. Please could you explain how to do this?

I really appreciate your help. I only just bought my Kindle and I feel very much out of my depth.
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Thankyou very much for your response.

I would like to your first option, first, as the second one seems very complicated. Please could you explain how to do this?

I really appreciate your help. I only just bought my Kindle and I feel very much out of my depth.
This should cover it:
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/K4_Index#Update_Fails
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:35 PM   #5
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Unfortunately this does not work for me. I used a method I found on youtube which basically follows this method.

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/ebook-read...aver-50008100/

I have also tried the method given in post#1 in the thread for which you linked that fix from.

I guess I will have to use forensic images.

I will use the de-bricking 'noobs' pdf guide then.

I have a question though - If I can get into 'diags' as my Kindle currently works, can I just load in a new image easily enough to start 'fresh' as it were?

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Ok I wondered if the following would work with my K4NT...

Using Silver18 'noob' guide http://www.mediafire.com/view/?d4mqgzr4cbrttzu

Could I start at page 8 - 'Place New Main partition and Copy it'? My Kindle is not actually bricked and I can get into diags mode easily using Windows in the normal way and presumably my kernal is fine. I'm just missing a few screen saver files.

From here I should just follow the instructions and copy over mmcblk0p1-k4-401 as this is correct for my Kindle (not the touch image file as in the guide).

Now just follow the steps through to page 11.

Alternatively how would I browse the file structure of my Kindle - I dont thin i have an 600x800 folder with any files in it so it wont update.

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Ok I wondered if the following would work with my K4NT...

Using Silver18 'noob' guide http://www.mediafire.com/view/?d4mqgzr4cbrttzu

Could I start at page 8 - 'Place New Main partition and Copy it'? My Kindle is not actually bricked and I can get into diags mode easily using Windows in the normal way and presumably my kernal is fine. I'm just missing a few screen saver files.

From here I should just follow the instructions and copy over mmcblk0p1-k4-401 as this is correct for my Kindle (not the touch image file as in the guide).

Now just follow the steps through to page 11.

Thanks
A good question for the author, ask here;
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=180789
The author is probably subscribed to any posts to that thread and will see your question sooner than he may stumble on it here.
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