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Old 04-21-2012, 01:57 AM   #181
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I've done sthing stupid!!!

In "Fastboot mode", I run the command "Eraseall" and now the kindle doesn't respond and stuck in the "Tree Screen", cannot enter "Fastboot mode" anymore. Do you guys have any suggestions? or you can declare my kindle totally bricked.
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:07 AM   #182
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I did it! Thank You, actualy I don't remember what I have all done from sugested steps but factory reset from RUNME.sh did the trick.
But, Now I have a new problem. I dont know why, but Wi-Fi on my Kindle touch wifi is not finding any network. What should I do??
Thanks in advance

EDIT1: OMG. Content of Documents folder is not shown. There are no books on my kindle and no possible way to add them (as far as I konw)

Help me please

EDIT2: After Factory reset, kindle user manual started, so I added book I want to read and renamed it as kindle user manual. Now I can read that book so I'm not in a hurry but have not a long term solution.

Please help.

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Old 04-21-2012, 05:07 AM   #183
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UPDATE 2012-03-30: New (good) kernel images in download links.

I have posted this information in various forms to multiple threads, but it keeps getting missed by those who need it, so it is being place in its own thread, in hopes that it will be noticed by those who need it.

SUMMARY: You should be able to recover from most kindle touch bricking situations by using MfgTool to get to fastboot mode, then using fastboot to flash mmcblk0p2_ssh.img to the diags partition, then booting diags and exporting the USB drive to copy mmcblk0p1 on it, then starting an SSH shell and using dd to copy the /mnt/us/mmcblk0p1.img to /dev/mmcblk0p1, then finally by running the factory_restore script.

DETAILS:

You can now download an mmcblk0p2.img.gz file from the first post in the "Select Boot" thread. It adds the missing USBnet dropbear SSH files to an otherwise unchanged diags partition. This lets you SSH in from the Diagnostics menu and fix or restore your bricked main system partition from the linux command line. A similar method can be used with a K4NT, which already has SSH built into the diags partition, so NO need to reflash mmcblk0p2 on a K4NT.

The following instructions are for a linux host PC. For windows, you need to adapt them.

Follow the instructions in the "Select Boot" thread to get your bricked kindle into fastboot mode.

In fastboot mode, do:
gunzip mmcblk0p2.img.gz
sudo ./fastboot flash diags mmcblk0p2.img

Then reboot to diags mode. Select menu items N) U) Z) X). Wait 20 seconds for dropbear to startup. Do:
sudo ifconfig usb0 192.168.15.201
ssh root@192.168.15.244

The password is mario.

If you want to replace mmcblk0p1 with a backup copy, you can do that with:
dd if=/mnt/us/mmcblk0p1.img of=/dev/mmcblk0p1 bs=4K

Or, if you want to mount the main system drive and repair individual files on it, then do:
mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/mmc

With the main system partition mounted, you can then repair or replace damaged or missing files in /mnt/mmc/ (which is the mounted writeable main system partition).

If your kindle still will not boot to the main system framework, then your /var/local partition may be damaged or full. To reset it do this:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/mmcblk0p3 bs=4K

That last step above successfully recovered multiple "difficult" kindles recently, when they still would not boot to the main system partition after doing the previous steps. Resetting /var/local will erase your collections database, so you may want to backup files in /var/local before resetting it.

This is documented in the "Select Boot" and "Fastboot Manifesto" threads (see links provided below).

P.S. There are mmcblk0p1 image files for the kindle touch and K4 available too, in the "forensic images" below.

Good luck!


References and Links

Select Boot for K4 and Touch: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=169645

Fastboot Manifesto: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=170241

Fastboot for Windows: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho....php?p=2001683

Fastboot for Mac: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho....php?p=2029696

Kindle "Forensic" Images:

Download URLs are here: http://pastebin.com/tx8q9a8N

Debricking my K4, What we Learned: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho....php?p=1953663


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(...and others in PMs, IRC, and countless "lurkers"... )



P.S. We need to thank yifanlu for getting us started on the right path.
but what if i even failed to get into fastboot mode with magic key activated?
a HID complicant device can be found, but neither libusb-win32-bin nor a NIC that should have been introduced by kindle was found ??
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:21 AM   #184
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In "Fastboot mode", I run the command "Eraseall" and now the kindle doesn't respond and stuck in the "Tree Screen", cannot enter "Fastboot mode" anymore. Do you guys have any suggestions? or you can declare my kindle totally bricked.
WHY did you ERASE ALL? If you were in an airplane, would you push a button labelled "Self Destruct" too?

"Erase all" means EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS. You erased EVERYTHING, including the built in u-boot, the built-in fastboot, everything. Rastik did that, and talked about how he recovered with the serial port early on in the kindle touch jailbreak thread.

The fastboot readme and various posts say to only do fastboot commands you are told to use.

Now you need to connect to the serial port and follow the instructions at the FIRST successful debricking report link in the first post in this thread (how I debricked my kindle with a serial port), except you will need to go deeper than that and do what rastik did as well (also linked in the first post).


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Old 04-21-2012, 11:04 AM   #185
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One more problem appeared, not that important but...
Also, kindle doesnt show dictionary (that is present on it) So, to summarize,
I have kindle main menu, but content of Kindle_Users_Guide.azw is readable until I first time press home taster. Yan Lus launcher is working, WiFi is not and dictionary is not shown but tts is working. Any help?
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One more problem appeared, not that important but...
Also, kindle doesnt show dictionary (that is present on it) So, to summarize,
I have kindle main menu, but content of Kindle_Users_Guide.azw is readable until I first time press home taster. Yan Lus launcher is working, WiFi is not and dictionary is not shown but tts is working. Any help?
Perhaps you need to do a factory restore, or the more complete version using the factory_restore script.
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where can I find factory_restore script for k5? link, PM, anything plz (I'm total noob in this, guide step by step would be gr8)

EDIT 1: I've found factory_reset script that helped me from diag menu to get to this state, however am unable to locate factory_restore script. Should I change reset to restore? Or is it some other script?

I still have the same problem.

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Maybe it was factory_reset. As I recall, cscat provided a RUNME.sh that calls it.

Or you could zero mmcblk0p3 to do a full reset back to initial out-of-the-box condition:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/mmcblk0p3 bs=4K count=1K
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tried that, no luck. Could You please tell me what image file is good for my kindle touch, so I could try to flash it if possible from RUNME.sh
also command line like one for zeroing mmcblk0p3 would be great.
My kindle is touch - wifi (only) with adds

EDIT1:
is this ok?

dd if=/mnt/us/mmcblk0p1-kt-5.0.0.img of=/dev/mmcblk0p1 bs=1024

Should I use mmcblk0p1-kt-5.0.0.img and do i need any more commands?

EDIT2:
Or this one?

#!/bin/sh
mntroot rw
dd if=/mnt/us/mmcblk0p1-kt-5.0.0.img of=/dev/mmcblk0p1 bs=1024
mntroot ro

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tried that, no luck. Could You please tell me what image file is good for my kindle touch, so I could try to flash it if possible from RUNME.sh
also command line like one for zeroing mmcblk0p3 would be great.
My kindle is touch - wifi (only) with adds

EDIT1:
is this ok?

dd if=/mnt/us/mmcblk0p1-kt-5.0.0.img of=/dev/mmcblk0p1 bs=1024

Should I use mmcblk0p1-kt-5.0.0.img and do i need any more commands?

EDIT2:
Or this one?

#!/bin/sh
mntroot rw
dd if=/mnt/us/mmcblk0p1-kt-5.0.0.img of=/dev/mmcblk0p1 bs=1024
mntroot ro
The first option, but only when booted from diags. Do not write to the partition that you booted from. To get SSH on diags, you may need to flash the 5.0.0 mmbclk0p2_ssh.img using fastboot. Then boot diags, then open SSH, then do the dd command you showed.

For that 5.0.0 main partition, you might also need to flash a 5.0.0 main kernel image, using fastboot.

It is best to have a matching kernel and partition image.
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but what if i even failed to get into fastboot mode with magic key activated?
a HID complicant device can be found, but neither libusb-win32-bin nor a NIC that should have been introduced by kindle was found ??
Your post looks like you are trying to see a kindle in USB downloader mode from the fastboot tool -- that will not work. The magic key is not for fastboot. It is for USB Downloader mode, and you need to use MfgTool for that. MfgTool lets you boot to fastboot, or main, or diags. Fastboot lets you SAVE the bootmode "fastboot setvar bootmode diags", for example.
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Since Last post I've been reading fastboot manifesto thread over and over and over again, then same thing in this thread and am simply not sure about anything.

I'm windows 7 user. Have downloaded fastboot_win_public, it missed libusb0.dll so I downloaded it too. However I dont know what to do with it. I've learned to use MfgTool to enter diag, normal or fastboot mode but dont know what to do with fastboot windows program. When I start it it just fills DOS screen with 2 pages of commands wich I don't know how to use.

So, I'm probably stupid for this, and am desperate. I've bought kindle to read books, and just wanted to change fonts... One thing leaded to another and now I don't know what to do.

Please, please, help me. Guide me by hand I have no technical knowlege and am not so good with english. And thank You in advance

EDIT2: I belive I've understood how to use fastboot. So, now main question remains one from EDIT1

EDIT1: I've found only 5.0.1 mmbclk0p2_ssh.img and 5.0.0 without ssh wich one to use?

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Since Last post I've been reading fastboot manifesto thread over and over and over again, then same thing in this thread and am simply not sure about anything.

I'm windows 7 user. Have downloaded fastboot_win_public, it missed libusb0.dll so I downloaded it too. However I dont know what to do with it. I've learned to use MfgTool to enter diag, normal or fastboot mode but dont know what to do with fastboot windows program. When I start it it just fills DOS screen with 2 pages of commands wich I don't know how to use.

So, I'm probably stupid for this, and am desperate. I've bought kindle to read books, and just wanted to change fonts... One thing leaded to another and now I don't know what to do.

Please, please, help me. Guide me by hand I have no technical knowlege and am not so good with english. And thank You in advance

EDIT2: I belive I've understood how to use fastboot. So, now main question remains one from EDIT1

EDIT1: I've found only 5.0.1 mmbclk0p2_ssh.img and 5.0.0 without ssh wich one to use?
Downloading the missing DLL will not work. You actually need to install it. There are detailed instructions in the "fastboot for win32" thread.

The p2 image WITH ssh gives you SSH access in diags. Use it.

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I did it. Didn't install kernel but have upgraded official fw after. THANK YOU

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Re: simple kindle touch (and k4nt) debricking method

Hello all,
I've been trying to get my KT back to normal since I bricked it installing KTRotate_0.2 with 5.1.0. I've done a few hundred variations to the steps here and from the Select Boot thread. And at some point, without explicitly deleting any folders, the only folders in my /mnt/us after a factory_reset are:

diagnostic_logs
documents
system (grayed out)
tts

What are the other folders that a factory_reset should come back with?
audible? music?

Also, when I set the MfgTool to "Kindle main" from "Kindle diag", and Restart the KT from the KT menu itself, it gets stuck at the screen

"Please wait a moment
while your Kindle starts up"

I have to then stop the "Kindle main" mode and go back to the "Kindle diag" mode (Button sequence: Off->Magic->OffRelease->MagicRelease). And then, I have to go back to the "Kindle main", and Reboot to get back to the KT, which is now unstable and goes after a while into the screensaver

"Please wait a moment
while your Kindle starts up"

I have a feeling that I hosed mine up pretty bad, and don't mind experimenting with it if anyone have suggestions. Plus even after factory_reset, I only show 3,044Mb free when it should be about 4000Mb. My factory_reset always go back to 5.0.4, and not 5.0.0, even when I try to

Code:
#!/bin/sh
mntroot rw
dd if=/mnt/us/mmcblk0p1-kt-5.0.0.img of=/dev/mmcblk0p1 bs=4K
mntroot ro
Anyone see what I am doing wrong? Or can suggest other things to try?
Thanks.
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