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Old 01-29-2012, 01:51 PM   #1
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kite (no jailbreak)
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unzip kite-no-jailbreak.zip
move the correct .bin file to your device
unplug
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someone might want to turn this into a replacement for jailbreak.

alright, you can install kite without jailbreak. i only built it for the k3 versions.
i haven't tested them. someone might want to do that and let everyone know if they work.

let me credit all the people who worked on the jailbreak; i used your scripts.
::nods::

kite (usbnet)
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# tar xfz kite.tar.gz
# ./kite.sh
> reboot kindle
uninstall script will be in /mnt/us.

madness
Spoiler:

someone might want to write a manual and description.

(i'm just getting worse and worse at this.)

next time my sig may read "frankly, my dear, i don't give a damn."

bit of trivia: that is actually the number one movie line of all time.

he offends while he informs.

ugh... i convinced myself no one will know what the hell to do with it.

manual
Spoiler:

there will be a directory 'kite' on your kindle.

drop scripts, binaries, executables, whatever, into the directory
and you will be able to launch them from your home screen.

drop etc into kite/onboot to have things run at boot.
drop etc into kite/ondrop to have them run when you disconnect.

if you delete links from the home screen they will be moved to
kite/unused.
once scripts in kite/ondrop are run, they will be moved to kite/unused.

::gags on manual::

kite usbnetworking (no jailbreak)
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usbnet.sh.gz:
usbnetworking for kite (jailbreak not required, usbnet not required).

> plug in device
# gzip -d usbnet.sh.gz
# mv usbnet.sh /mnt/kindle/kite/ondrop
> unplug the device

usbnet will appear on your home screen.
run it to toggle usbnetworking.

this package uses xinetd for telnetd and rshd, not busybox.
it will open ports 514 (rsh), 23 (telnet), 2323 (alternate telnet)
2323 is open for compatibility with jailbreak-based usbnetworking.
xinetd will bind these services to the usb interface only, so you
cannot use then over wifi (unless you modify the config files).
rshd is included for rcp, an alternative to scp (less cpu intensive).
package also includes terminfo for xterm and bash.

to change the ip of your kindle, edit kite/config/usbipv4.
the default is 192.168.2.2.
you will need to bring up the usb0 interface on your local machine:
# ifconfig usb0 192.168.2.1
# telnet 192.168.2.2 23
# telnet 192.168.2.2 2323
# rcp /bin/true root@kindle:/tmp

uninstall is located in kite/uninst.
thanks to the original usbnet people for finding the module commands.
::nod::
xinetd source:
http://www.xinetd.org/xinetd-2.3.14.tar.gz
inetutils source:
http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/gnu/gnusrc/in...ils-1.8.tar.gz

extract script
Spoiler:

extract.txt:
a commented shell script to create a self-extracting archive.
use this as a template to create kite-based installers (kite/ondrop).
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File Type: zip kite-no-jailbreak.zip (163.9 KB, 180 views)
File Type: txt extract.txt (433 Bytes, 211 views)
File Type: gz usbnet.sh.gz (1.09 MB, 151 views)

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Old 01-29-2012, 02:19 PM   #2
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my favorite script

kite/usbnet

contents:
#!/bin/sh
usbnetwork

purpose:
toggle usb networking.

i also wrote one for kinamp.

if ya'll write ones, you might want to post them here.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:30 PM   #3
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #4
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I don't have a K3, but interested in seeing UI of kite. is it just add some lines in a list at home screen? could someone post screenshots?
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:55 PM   #5
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thank you kindly for this

"he offends while he informs."

None taken, & I doubt anyone will think that.

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I don't have a K3, but interested in seeing UI of kite. is it just add some lines in a list at home screen? could someone post screenshots?
Well, you could look at fbdev's code?

There's a nice graphic of a kite on the boot screen, & the home screen simply shows what you've placed in the dir created by kite, just like the books.

I've just installed "bozohttpd" as described in another thread:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=126128

Very handy tool, fbdev.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:30 PM   #6
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Well, you could look at fbdev's code?

There's a nice graphic of a kite on the boot screen, & the home screen simply shows what you've placed in the dir created by kite, just like the books
Am I missing something? There is only shell script with embedded binary in attached tarball. And no sources. And I have no K3. Do you want me to conceive look of kite UI by looking at binary code?

Anyway, thanks for descrption (not sarcasm).
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Excellent work, thanks.

eureka: If you open install script, you will see some bash commands and on the end is huge nonsense text. This text is actually binary code and when script is executed, this code is copied to new file.

Screenshot: here

It looks like PDF, but in fact it is sh script

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Old 01-29-2012, 06:49 PM   #8
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eureka: If you open install script, you will see some bash commands and on the end is huge nonsense text. This text is actually binary code and when script is executed, this code is copied to new file.

Screenshot: here

It looks like PDF, but in fact it is sh script
I've researched a way in which kite install script works by myself (i.e. shell script with embedded binary). But I'm not interested in install script or tool by itself. I'm interested in how scripts (or executables etc.) are displayed on home screen and I haven't K3 (or K4NT) to run kite and see by myself. And OP's instructions could be interpreted as "kite will add some pretty custom stuff to home screen which is not like native Kindle interface". Now, I don't claim native Kindle interface as bad and I don't expecting something from kite. Just wanted to look at it's UI.

Thanks for screenshot. It's precisely what I've needed.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:50 PM   #9
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has anyone had any problems with the non-jailbreak distribution?
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:50 AM   #10
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Where is the source code? I like to examine things before I decide if I want to install them. I prefer to compile the source code myself, just to be sure. I do not want to brick my device.
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Old 02-01-2012, 05:20 PM   #11
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gzip'ed preprocessed gnu c.

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Where is the source code? I like to examine things before I decide if I want to install them. I prefer to compile the source code myself, just to be sure. I do not want to brick my device.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:26 PM   #12
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Great hack, does it work for kindle 3.3?
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:41 AM   #13
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Great hack, does it work for kindle 3.3?
Works fine on 3.3 here.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #14
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Is this a possible "fix" (I use that term loosely) for the Kindle's that have failed Jailbreak? The ones with the empty systems folders?

I'm still holding onto mine. I bought another one and loaded Wubi on my computer and I'm learning that. There should to be a way to load the Kindle system file on to the K3 without the $24+ cable.

That great Wiki is all about the Kindle Touch and nothing on the K3? Is it just easier to unbrick the Touch?
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:11 PM   #15
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no idea; you could try it.

the delivery method is the same as the jailbreak; the payload is completely different.

soooooo... it depends on which part failed.

of course, you cannot use it to install .bin files; installation through kite doesn't use amazon's delivery method.

all you have to do is drag, drop, unplug.

i suppose it's unplug and play?

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Is this a possible "fix" (I use that term loosely) for the Kindle's that have failed Jailbreak? The ones with the empty systems folders?

I'm still holding onto mine. I bought another one and loaded Wubi on my computer and I'm learning that. There should to be a way to load the Kindle system file on to the K3 without the $24+ cable.

That great Wiki is all about the Kindle Touch and nothing on the K3? Is it just easier to unbrick the Touch?
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