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Old 12-11-2011, 06:15 AM   #1
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Deleting kindle 3 completely ???

Hello, Is it possible to erase completely my K3 in order to start anew. I do not mean a simple reset but thoroughly deleting the system and reinstalling?
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:50 AM   #2
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Hello, Is it possible to erase completely my K3 in order to start anew. I do not mean a simple reset but thoroughly deleting the system and reinstalling?
You can do a factory reset and that will make everything like new. It's found in the settings menu.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:16 AM   #3
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Hello, Is it possible to erase completely my K3 in order to start anew. I do not mean a simple reset but thoroughly deleting the system and reinstalling?
it is possible with this custom kernel but you have to take an image first to use it afterwards whenever you need a fresh start.
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it is possible with this custom kernel but you have to take an image first to use it afterwards whenever you need a fresh start.
That seems like a rather "over the top" solution, given that one can simply do a factory reset from the menu.
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That seems like a rather "over the top" solution, given that one can simply do a factory reset from the menu.
Actually, resetting to factory default doesn't delete hacks and other changes on system folders, it only disables them and formats usb driver.
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Actually, resetting to factory default doesn't delete hacks and other changes on system folders, it only disables them and formats usb driver.
Not a consideration, though, unless one has installed "hacks". The vast majority of people don't do so .
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:05 AM   #7
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Factory defaults at fault

The reason why I want to erase is that the simple reset, or factory default command (which I've just tried once again to no avail)do not give me a working system: I cannot create collections and there is only one page on the settings menu. let me add that I did install Duokan at some point but only because and after some update (to 3.1 I believe) messed everything up. I gave up on Duokan because it is rather difficult to use the dictionary, I mean, to read html pages with all tags showing. other than that I installed no hack or jailbreak or app: nothing! Just Amazon's BS!
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The reason why I want to erase is that the simple reset, or factory default command (which I've just tried once again to no avail)do not give me a working system: I cannot create collections and there is only one page on the settings menu.
That's because after you've done a factory reset, your Kindle is no longer registered. Once you've re-registered it by logging back in with your Amazon account details, you will be able to create collections and the "Settings" menu will expand to its normal 3 pages.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:25 AM   #9
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Factory defaults at fault

The reason why I want to erase is that the simple reset, or factory default command (which I've just tried once again to no avail)do not give me a working system: I cannot create collections and there is only one page on the settings menu. let me add that I did install Duokan at some point but only because and after some update (to 3.1 I believe) messed everything up. I gave up on Duokan because it is rather difficult to use the dictionary, I mean, to read html pages with all tags showing. other than that I installed no hack or jailbreak or app: nothing! Just Amazon's BS!
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:29 AM   #10
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Please read what I said above:

THE REASON YOU CAN'T CREATE COLLECTIONS IS BECAUSE YOUR KINDLE IS NOT REGISTERED.


Is that clear enough?
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:47 AM   #11
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Thanks

It was that simple: let me "recover" from this and I'll jailbreak for good or swwitch to Duokan. I'm bloody tired of Amazon's dictatorship. I bought the device to read, not to screw around with petty bureaucrat 'moroneria'.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:20 PM   #12
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I bought mine for reading and it's been great. Now tell us how you got into this "situation".
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Whups. Posted to the wrong thread. Really have nothing to say here. Sorry.

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