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Old 07-25-2014, 10:34 PM   #1
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Please Help With Kindle PW2 Collections (jailbreak? downgrad? Kindlian? CM plugin?)

After having had a Touch for a long time, yesterday I finally got a PW2.

I have so many books on them I finally decided that I really want to create collections.

* I updated my Kindle to the latest 5.4.5 firmware

* Managing collections manually from Kindle is retarded. I don't have the time to organize 400 books. Besides it's constantly coming up with a requester about not having synced to the cloud if I tick one single book.

* The most feasible solution seems Calibre + CM plugin, BUT now they say I need a jailbroken kindle..problem only I have FW 5.4.5 and the instructions on jailbreaking on latest FW are not clear.

* CM plugin developer for calibre basically says that the plugin is "pointless" on latest firmware which makes me question the entire sense of downgrading, jailbreaking and installing it in the first place.

* There is an ominous piece of software out there "Kindlian" but I am afraid to try it since I don't know whether it would brick my Kindle.

*** All I want/need is a way to organize PW2 collections from my PC, preferably from within calibre and I am just STUMPED and utterly amazed there is no clear and easy solution out there.

* If there is a solution that involves downgrading and jailbreaking I need safe instructions and especially also how I could possibly unbrick in case I would brick it. (The "tip"/procedure in the K5 JB thread about downgrading K5 5.4.5 to 5.4.3 is not entirely clear to me. neither are the unbricking instructions I found somewhere)

*** Should I just wait until all tools/hacks are updated so they work with the latest FW?

* Downgrading to 5.4.3 and KEEPING the old FW is not an option. I noticed that the latest FW is considerably faster so I would really want to keep the new FW if possible and not run on the old one.

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Old 07-25-2014, 10:48 PM   #2
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* Downgrading to 5.4.3 and KEEPING the old FW is not an option. I noticed that the latest FW is considerably faster so I would really want to keep the new FW if possible and not run on the old one.
is a show stopper.

The 5.4.x series are each complete images, the "downgrade" (or "upgrade") changes the complete image - there is no option for doing both (an image change and keeping another image).

Everything else mentioned can be dealt with here otherwise.
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What knc1 said. Either you downgrade to 5.4.3.2, where everything you need works, or you don't, and CM doesn't work.
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Old 07-25-2014, 11:16 PM   #4
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downgrading works and after JB I can update to the latest again?
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@flexy123: Yes, but CM still doesn't support FW 5.4.5.
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That last requirement:

is a show stopper.

The 5.4.x series are each complete images, the "downgrade" (or "upgrade") changes the complete image - there is no option for doing both (an image change and keeping another image).

Everything else mentioned can be dealt with here otherwise.
If I read the original post and your reply correctly, it seems to say that Calibre + CM plugin will work for 5.4.3.2? Is that correct? If so, can you point me to where I can get instructions on how to set this up?

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What knc1 said. Either you downgrade to 5.4.3.2, where everything you need works, or you don't, and CM doesn't work.
If I read the original post and your reply correctly, it seems to say that Calibre + CM plugin will work for 5.4.3.2? Is that correct? If so, can you point me to where I can get instructions on how to set this up?

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@minion2eyes: Yes, but not on your specific variant of the PW2. (Non-JP 4GB models).
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Hey, I have the same issue as minion2eyes, My kindle updated to 5.4.5.1 and now apparently I can't jailbreak it. is it possible to downgrade in order to jailbreak, by any means?

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Hey, I have the same issue as minion2eyes, My kindle updated to 5.4.5.1 and now apparently I can't jailbreak it. is it possible to downgrade in order to jailbreak, by any means?

Thank you.
Yes. See: "Important Notice" in: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=186645, then follow the link.
Then upgrade to 5.4.5.1
Then install CM and whatever else you need.
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