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Old 06-09-2016, 04:35 PM   #1
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Preventing Amazon from updating my kindle PW2 fw5.6.5

Hi there.
Is there any sure way, to disable amazon's OTA updates?
I've checked the BackDoorLock hack, but I'm not sure if it still works.
Also does the file "update.bin.tmp.partial" works?
Thanks for any help!
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Any quick method to reinstall all kindle packages after software update?
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Old 06-09-2016, 04:48 PM   #2
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None of the following methods work any longer
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:16 PM   #3
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Old 06-09-2016, 05:27 PM   #4
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Old 06-09-2016, 08:24 PM   #5
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Then you will be able to run KUAL and its MrPI extension (the package installer that you **must** use on 5.6 and 5.7 anyway).

The MrPI extension can handle a 'batch' of update_*.bin packages placed in its installation directory at one time.
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Where did you get that information? Link please.

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Also does the file DIRECTORY (a.k.a: 'folder') "update.bin.tmp.partial" works?

It has been reported working on everything except 5.7.4.1 - -
We can not tell for certain until an update to that version is released.

If that is the version you want to protect from an OTA update, your only choice now is to stay in Airplane Mode (until an update is released and somebody tests this method of blocking).

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Old 06-10-2016, 01:46 AM   #7
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"None of the following methods work any longer"
[ nothing follows ]
Everything is fine as there are no following methods, right?
I keep my Kindle usually offline, WLAN only over a smartphone hotspot with little bandwith to fetch books.
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Everything is fine as there are no following methods, right?
I keep my Kindle usually offline, WLAN only over a smartphone hotspot with little bandwith to fetch books.
The current OTA process can defeat our "backdoor lock".
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The current OTA process can defeat our "backdoor lock".
apart from airplane mode, via jb can we not whitelist only the ip/domains that are needed for login/store/purchasing?
i 'guess' that the updates will be on a different domain/ip, or am i thinking this is simple when it's not?
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apart from airplane mode, via jb can we not whitelist only the ip/domains that are needed for login/store/purchasing?
i 'guess' that the updates will be on a different domain/ip, or am i thinking this is simple when it's not?
It is simple, install the BBB (Block Big Brother) firewall extension to KUAL.
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It is simple, install the BBB (Block Big Brother) firewall extension to KUAL.
Ah ok, that's simple, thanks.
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