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Old 11-24-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
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Kindle hardware number?

Looking at the device info to find out the OS version, I noticed there is a number at the end - in my case its _user_20171**. I'm wondering if this is an individual device ID, and if it actually suggests that my unit is the 2 millionth plus unit made. Any thoughts?

One of the reasons I'm curious about the hardware number is how that might affect hacking, and getting the Kindle OS on other hardware.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:10 AM   #2
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Looking at the device info to find out the OS version, I noticed there is a number at the end - in my case its _user_20171**. I'm wondering if this is an individual device ID, and if it actually suggests that my unit is the 2 millionth plus unit made. Any thoughts?

One of the reasons I'm curious about the hardware number is how that might affect hacking, and getting the Kindle OS on other hardware.

Is this under System Version? If so my son's reads 6.1_user_201720
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I think you're missing a digit, which means its probably the same as mine, which means its not a hardware number. thanks.
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It may be a manufacturer's number - for a "run" of units.
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I think you're missing a digit, which means its probably the same as mine, which means its not a hardware number. thanks.

Yea. I might have misread it.
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