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Old 06-19-2012, 07:39 AM   #1
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Kindle touch Password

Hi,

I set a password for my Kindle touch, and have forgot it

I'm aware that a reset will remove the password.
But that will also delete existing books on the kindle.

Is there a way to recover the books on the Kindle ?
Alternately, is it possible to remove/change the password without resetting the device ?

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Old 06-19-2012, 10:01 AM   #2
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Is there a way to recover the books on the Kindle ?
Alternately, is it possible to remove/change the password without resetting the device ?
I'm not saying there isn't a way, but if there is that would mean that setting a password is pretty much a useless and futile gesture.

If you can defeat your forgotten password then so could anyone else.

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Old 06-19-2012, 11:03 AM   #3
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Hi,

I set a password for my Kindle touch, and have forgot it

I'm aware that a reset will remove the password.
But that will also delete existing books on the kindle.

Is there a way to recover the books on the Kindle ?
Alternately, is it possible to remove/change the password without resetting the device ?

This is a technical question that is better asked in the kindle developer's corner forum.

Resetting the device will not change the password.

You can login using diags (with SSH partition installed), or you can use a RUNME.sh script (with a "data.tar.gz" hack) to replace the password hash for the root account. It is a text file that you can edit with the "vi" command. After mounting the main root partition, copy the "root" line from diags /etc/shadow to main /etc/shadow. That will either restore your original root password, or will change it to mario, depending on which firmware or partitions you have installed.

Please examine the dev corner master index, then read the K5 (touch) wiki and the simple debricking thread first, then ask questions in the dev corner forum and people there will be glad to help you.

There are other ways to solve your problem, including logging in with username framework and password mario (very restricted account) then do "cat /etc/shadow" and crack the shadow file contents using "John the Ripper". And other ways too (including copying somebody ELSES shadow file onto yours and using THEIR root password). Do whatever is easiest for you that does the job.

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Old 06-19-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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This is a technical question that is better asked in the kindle developer's corner forum.

Resetting the device will not change the password.

You can login using diags (with SSH partition installed), or you can use a RUNME.sh script (with a "data.tar.gz" hack) to replace the password hash for the root account. It is a text file that you can edit with the "vi" command. After mounting the main root partition, copy the "root" line from diags /etc/shadow to main /etc/shadow. That will either restore your original root password, or will change it to mario, depending on which firmware or partitions you have installed.

Please examine the dev corner master index, then read the K5 (touch) wiki and the simple debricking thread first, then ask questions in the dev corner forum and people there will be glad to help you.

There are other ways to solve your problem, including logging in with username framework and password mario (very restricted account) then do "cat /etc/shadow" and crack the shadow file contents using "John the Ripper". And other ways too (including copying somebody ELSES shadow file onto yours and using THEIR root password). Do whatever is easiest for you that does the job.
I think what he means is the puny little html-based password dialog that is set from the setting menu. It's actually a passcode, because it's numbers only.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:13 PM   #5
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Don't yet reset it. The password is VERY insecure and can be fixed. Just wait a day or two till I make a noob-frendly password remover
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