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Old 11-11-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Newbie - where to start

Newbie here. I have a Kindle Paperwhite 3G e-reader. I have rooted Nook devices before, and I would love to do the same with my new Kindle.
From reading around on this forum it seems I first need to jailbreak using this
http://tablets.wonderhowto.com/how-t...eader-0139576/

What are your recommendations?
Is this the method you recommend to jailbreak?
and then what do you recommend I do after that?

I look forward to getting your advice.
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:00 PM   #2
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Hi ladykayaker !

I would recommend Kindle Touch Hacking wiki page :
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kindle_Touch_Hacking

It's marvelous resource for beginning your Kindle adventure.

Also, you can hang around at local IRC channel: #kindle-dev.
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:06 PM   #3
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Newbie here. I have a Kindle Paperwhite 3G e-reader. I have rooted Nook devices before, and I would love to do the same with my new Kindle.
From reading around on this forum it seems I first need to jailbreak using this
http://tablets.wonderhowto.com/how-t...eader-0139576/

What are your recommendations?
Is this the method you recommend to jailbreak?
and then what do you recommend I do after that?

I look forward to getting your advice.
Ah - that link is about the Kindle Paperwhite Generation(1) device.
If that is what you have, then all is well and good.
There is a very simple to use jailbreak in the Paperwhite Jailbreak thread.

If your "new" Kindle Paperwhite is a Generation(2) device -
Not so good.
It can only be jail broken using the serial port.

The easiest way to be sure of what you have is to post the first 4 characters (only) of the device's serial number.
We can tell you if the news is good or bad from that information.
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:07 PM   #4
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Thanks. I know this is a really dumb question, but where do I find which firmware version I have?
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:09 PM   #5
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The easiest way to be sure of what you have is to post the first 4 characters (only) of the device's serial number.
The first four digits of the serial number are : B01B
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Thanks. I know this is a really dumb question, but where do I find which firmware version I have?
Device serial number.

home -> menu -> settings -> menu -> device info
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:11 PM   #7
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Device serial number.

home -> menu -> settings -> menu -> device info
ah, got it. Firmware version 5.3.3

this page http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kindle_Touch_Hacking
says I will need to downgrade to 5.3.1

So ... ok, the obvious, how to downgrade?
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:14 PM   #8
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The first four digits of the serial number are : B01B
You do:
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kindle_Serial_Numbers

Now check the firmware version to see if it is one the jailbreak will work on:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=198446

If not one of the supported firmware versions, you will have to "update" to an older version.
Link to older versions and directions in the same post.
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:18 PM   #9
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ah, got it. Firmware version 5.3.3

this page http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Kindle_Touch_Hacking
says I will need to downgrade to 5.3.1

So ... ok, the obvious, how to downgrade?
Wrong link / model (for the paperwhite - that page is not the most recent method).

Just download the Amazon image file from the link in the first post of the link I gave, use the Kindle's "Update Kindle" feature (It can't tell it is "down-dating").
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:33 PM   #10
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Thanks. got it! I have downgraded to 5.3.1 and already run paperwhite jailbreak. Wow, that was easy. I have rooted the nook e-readers my kid's have and this is a ton easier. Kudos to whoever was the brilliant mind(s) behind all this.
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Next step I need is to backup. i haven't seen anywhere on the How To backup.
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Old 11-11-2013, 01:44 PM   #12
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What backup method do you recommend for Paperwhite 1
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #13
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Next step I need is to backup. i haven't seen anywhere on the How To backup.
not yet -

Leave it in "airplane mode" until you install the backdoor lock to prevent Amazon from remotely updating your kindle.

Once that is secured -

You will be needing USBnetworking -

I would suggest that you first install the KUAL launcher as your next step -
Then "backdoor lock" (there is a KUAL version of that) -
Then the USBnetworking (there are KUAL controls for that) -

After that, it will be a simple set of "copy" commands.

All of these things I am suggesting you install are being placed into the USB storage area - not into the system that you intend to back up.
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ok great - thanks for that advice. I will hunt around for the KUAL launcher - but if you know where it is that would be a great help.
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ok great - thanks for that advice. I will hunt around for the KUAL launcher - but if you know where it is that would be a great help.
Try the sticky thread at the top of this forum's index page - same name KUAL (cool).
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