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Old 06-14-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Quick Question regarding resetting a kindle

I know Kindles now come packed with Ads, however I paid the piper and removed the ads. If i were to reset the kindle and remove my account so my brother can use it, would it re-enable the ads? (I hope not!)

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Old 06-15-2012, 12:13 AM   #2
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Err, yeah, AFAIK, it's account based. (Take that with a grain of salt, I don't actually have access to KSO devices, ;D)
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If your kindle is ad-free when you reset it, it should stay ad-free.

If you set an SO device to shipping mode (factory reset), it will be a non-SO device until AFTER you register it and connect to wireless.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:32 AM   #4
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If your kindle is ad-free when you reset it, it should stay ad-free.

If you set an SO device to shipping mode (factory reset), it will be a non-SO device until AFTER you register it and connect to wireless.
If I understood you correctly, it'll go back to having annoying, ugly ads if I reset it and give it to my brother? If so, *sigh* I'll end up removing the ads by force. I'm not paying twice.
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If I understood you correctly, it'll go back to having annoying, ugly ads if I reset it and give it to my brother? If so, *sigh* I'll end up removing the ads by force. I'm not paying twice.
SO or not SO is based on the serial number. Resetting it does not change the serial number.

Whether or not you get ads pushed to it after registering depends on how amazon has that serial number configured on your amazon account. You can pay an upgrade fee to turn off SO on an SO kindle. Likewise, you can turn on SO on a non-SO kindle in your amazon account (but amazon does NOT pay you a "downgrade fee").

There are also hacks to remove ads, if you prefer to cheat amazon instead of paying their upgrade fee. That is a personal choice. I have ads on my SO kindles.
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