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Old 04-20-2015, 01:11 AM   #1
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Smile Kindle Voyage Serial Jailbreak - Where are the instructions?!

I don't want to sound like a n00b (well electronics yes) as I'm far from that, but I have been pulling my hair out on how to find the instructions for the serial jailbreak for the Kindle Voyage. I have tried searching/prefixing and nothing except THIS thread which to me just shows 3 copper wires soldered to the 3 serial pins and that's it. I have come across speak in some other threads where people mention the serial jailbreak but they don't give anymore information than that! It appears this jailbreak is elusive and only known by a select secret few lol

I would really appreciate someone pointing me to somewhere with some plain English easy to follow instructions for this hack. I would have thought this would have been made a sticky somewhere but I'm obviously not finding it!

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Same basic idea as here: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=254400
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I don't want to sound like a n00b (well electronics yes) as I'm far from that, but I have been pulling my hair out on how to find the instructions for the serial jailbreak for the Kindle Voyage. I have tried searching/prefixing and nothing except THIS thread which to me just shows 3 copper wires soldered to the 3 serial pins and that's it.
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Yup, you found it (at least one of them, there are several), that is the thread.
The only differences in the procedure among the devices running 5.x series firmware is the location of the serial port.

After looking at the pretty pictures, try (again) to read the words of the first post.
That first post contains a sentence which summarizes the entire process.

(if reading Playboy, look at the pictures; if reading this forum pay attention to the words. )

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Old 04-20-2015, 08:10 AM   #4
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Thanks.

I re-read that and find that it has aged a bit.
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I added the link to the PW2 location of the 1v8 reference in that thread.

Since the O.P. is not using an adapter that uses an external reference, it doesn't really matter here.

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Thanks. When it means a serial interface, you mean the old style RS-232 sockets (that most new devices do not have! lol).

Fortunately, I still have a desktop with it but I wondered if I could use a USB cable and set it up as a virtual serial port instead or will only a RS-232 connection work?
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There are ways and ways. You can get a serial-to-USB adapter and plug it into any USB-compliant computer.

Again, there are several threads discussing the matter, another interesting read is knc1's KT2 Exposed thread. Very thorough teardown and analysis of the KT2 hardware.

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Thanks. When it means a serial interface, you mean the old style RS-232 sockets (that most new devices do not have! lol).

Fortunately, I still have a desktop with it but I wondered if I could use a USB cable and set it up as a virtual serial port instead or will only a RS-232 connection work?
Almost "old style" -
As I recall, RS-232 is based on 12volt signal levels.
That will most certainly fry your Kindle.

The serial communications details between the "old style" and current practice in low power devices is only the voltage of the signal levels.

Some devices (ahh... some cell phones) are using 1v2 ( that is: 1.2 volt) signal levels for their RS-232 serial protocol.

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As mentioned other places in this forum, FTDI makes a serial adapter cable for 1v8 to USB - it is a bit more expensive than the MicroFTX board.

When other posters at this forum introduced me to the MicroFTX board, I started using them, since they are small enough that you can usually find someplace inside the Kindle to mount it.

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I would really appreciate someone pointing me to somewhere with some plain English easy to follow instructions for this hack. I would have thought this would have been made a sticky somewhere but I'm obviously not finding it!
Sticky: "Where do I start?" ->
Prefix Index ->
Hardware:Serial Port ->
Serial Port Information ->
1v8 serial adapter level shifter ->
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=162775

Which is a level shifter that allows use of 3v3 (or 5v0) adapter with the 1v8 Kindle ports.

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But until the MicroFTX card is available (again) . . . .
http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/Cab...BTTLSerial.htm

FTDI has a number of distributors, world-wide, from which you can order the ::
TTL-232RG-VREG1V8-WE (internal reference) or
TTL-232RG-VIP-WE (external reference) adapter cable.
(Hint: just google the desired part number above)

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