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Old 12-28-2011, 07:39 AM   #46
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Can you change the fonts? That is the only exploit that I would love to have - but I imagine that with Touch this would be more complex....
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:41 AM   #47
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my wife could care less about these and thinks i only got the Kindle so i could have yet another technical gizmo to defeat
Well....? She's right, isn't she?

Has anyone figured out how to lengthen the Kindle's timeout so it doesn't go offline while you're connected to it via ssh or sshfs? The latter is very annoying because it hangs Nautilus on my Mint system. Seems like it times out after only a few minutes, which is OK for normal reading activity, but not hacking.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:19 AM   #48
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I just realized if you type calculations (eg. 5*21) into the search bar on the kindle, it solves them. Very interesting
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:39 AM   #49
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I just realized if you type calculations (eg. 5*21) into the search bar on the kindle, it solves them. Very interesting
very neat feature.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:56 PM   #50
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Hey!
I have been following this thread and loving what im seeing and got through the first stages of the hack. Im having real trouble running the python script to get the root password.

Im on a mac - is there anyone out there that can give me the lowdown??

Help please these screensavers are rubbish! and merry xmas!

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Old 12-28-2011, 05:31 PM   #51
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is anybody able to help me????
ive got kindle 4 and want to run ankisrs on it but need to jailbreak it first, couldnt find any particular info anywhere...
thanks for your time !
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:47 PM   #52
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@kobestarr: the default is root:mario (root being the user and mario the password) if you have a v4.0 software chances are you can login using that pass with no need for python.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:58 PM   #53
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hey xtron!

I tried Mario but im afraid i have version 4.0.1

is there a simplr tutorial anywhere that can explain this? I have done programming so im not scared to have a go but simply saying "run the python script" just asks more questions!!!

run it in what? do i need a compiler? what is the output? why does python work in this case? Does this work on a mac??

do you see what i mean. I have looked at youtube tutorials but they always jump straight to "so here is the script" and boom! There you go!

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Old 12-29-2011, 03:09 PM   #54
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Sadly I cannot help you with the specifics as I do not understand them myself. Nevertheless I do agree that there is some confusion generated by "run the script in a compiler" like statements. Just saying that is a bit idiotic if no actual steps to do that are provided. I have also tried all the ways I know how of using Python(command line) to send information and run scripts on the kindle (before giving up and using the default pass). Just be patient and someone who understands Python COM will surely answer you.
Have a nice day !
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:59 AM   #55
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If you have problems with the python script to figure out your Kindle firmware 4.0.1 root password, use the web page I just made at http://members.ping.de/~sven/kindle.html

If you want to stick to the python script, what you do is
write the script to a file, e.g. kindle.py

Then open a terminal window, navigate to the directory with the script and type "python kindle.py" and it will run the script using the python interpreter.

python is installed by default on a Mac. On Windows you need to download and install it first.

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Old 12-30-2011, 09:08 AM   #56
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SWEEET!

I will try this Next Year! HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS!!!
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:40 AM   #57
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I wish I understood this. Is there any Layman "How to" for putting new Screensavers on my (Non-touch) Kindle 4?

Has to be pretty simple to be honest?
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:32 PM   #58
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@Villordsutch: the tutorial posted is as simple as it can be done right now (i guess) and you need some basic understanding of linux to run the commands. Don't worry though because as far as I can tell the people here are working hard at a true jailbrake for the Kindle4NT and a somewhat simpler process will surely be posted when found. If you can't wait just find a friend that is more experienced in linux and show him this thread.

Good Luck!
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:10 AM   #59
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thx!

1. I wanted to thank danar for writing down the HowTo step by step and easy to follow!

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(1) Kindle Root Access via USB Networking.rtf
(2) Kindle Custom Screensavers via USB Networking.rtf
what xtron mentioned (mntrootfs -rw) is still in File (2), i think that's where he got it from.

2. Also thanks to dionoea for explaining it to a not-knowing-Windows-person-but-also-being-a-Linux-noob (me)!

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Btw, note that "FW" in diagnostics mode refers to the "Five Way" controller, aka the direction/ok pad.
For a bloody noob like me, comments like this are VERY helpful. Thank you all for NOT having an exclusive hackers-only forum here!
I want to learn more about using linux, so just installing a complete hack would teach me nothing. But this here is really cool!

Have a good start in 2012!
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #60
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Hi,

Does anybody have a backup of the original screen savers (from the kindle 4 - non touch)?

I seem to have misplaced mine.....

If someone could help me out I would be very grateful
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