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Old 12-30-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Screensaver hack for Kindle Touch

I want to pay the $40 and get rid of the SO's on my Kindle Touch but before I do that I want to be sure there is a working hack so I can put my own screensavers on it. I looked at the screensaver hack thread here on MR but can't find anything specifically for the Touch. Can anybody lead me in the right direction? Thanks so much!
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:48 PM   #2
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There is a sceensaver hack for kindle touch non-SO. More information is available here:

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kindle_Touch_Hacking
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for your post, but that looks way too complicated. I put the screensaver hack on my K2 and my K3, it was much simpler than that! Or am I just reading too much into it?
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:05 PM   #4
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It's not really that hard.

1. Jailbreak kindle touch: extract jailbreak package and play the mp3 file.
2. Install the screensaver hack: extract file contents and "Update Your Kindle".
3. Add your screensavers: this may be the hardest step since the files need to be named properly.
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:10 PM   #5
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The process for just adding the screensaver hack is actually pretty simple, you just have to dig through that page to find it.

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kind...king#Jailbreak

Go to that link to download the jailbreak file. The readme provided in that download tells you how to jailbreak your kindle, but basically you take the mp3 provided, put it in your kindle's music folder, play it on your kindle's mp3 player and click the 'Press to Jailbreak' button that shows up.

Then go to this link:

http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kind...#Screen_Savers

Download the screensaver hack at that link. What you'll then do is take the file called update_ simple_screensaver_1.0_install.bin and place it in the root folder of your kindle. Then go into your kindle's settings, press menu, and select 'Update Your Kindle'.

Now you can change your Kindle's screensavers. Read the README provided with the screensaver hack or the IMAGE_NAMING_RULES file in your kindle's new screensaver folder to see the requirements for images to be screensavers.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:42 PM   #6
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I successfully used the jailbreak for the Touch and copied the xxx_install.bin to the root directory. Then I tapped on Menu to update and there's no choice to update. What did I do wrong?
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:45 AM   #7
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In order to see the Update option you have to go into your Kindle's settings and then press menu again once you are on the settings page. When you open that menu you should see the option 'Update Your Kindle'.
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I think the recent update fixed the mp3 exploit.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:40 AM   #9
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I think the recent update fixed the mp3 exploit.
Yes; thankfully it did. A security hole which allowed arbitrary script execution via the ID3 tags of an MP3 certainly needed to be fixed.
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