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Old 10-11-2014, 02:46 PM   #1
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[KT2] (90C6 - usa) Device

And noted on the back of slip cover box:
WiFi, 4GB, Daylight Readable, Touch Display.

Quote:
Exclusive Kindle features you can only get from Amazon:
Goodreads, X-Ray,
(Inspired by Mobileread but without credit) [sic]:
Vocabulary Builder and Flash Cards.
"Certified Frustration Free Packaging" - on the box seal.
We will see how far past the packaging I can get before the frustration appears.

Edit:
Screen ships with graphic of Kindle and location of the power button.
Labeled: "power on" in thirteen languages.

Hmmm....
Does that mean I am supposed to turn it on before taking it apart?

Edit 2:
Naw - will let it charge on USB cable first:
Code:
core2quad ~ $ dmesg
[1310116.628017] usb 5-1: new low speed USB device number 2 using uhci_hcd
[1310116.812118] input: USB Charger  as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.2/usb5/5-1/5-1:1.0/input/input8
[1310116.812210] generic-usb 0003:1949:DEAD.0006: input,hidraw4: USB HID v1.11 Device [USB Charger ] on usb-0000:00:1a.2-1/input0
[1310117.456043] usb 5-1: USB disconnect, device number 2
Ah, it is feeding, although it took it 0.643833 of a minute to get itself organized on the teat.

And the screen wants me to pick one of sixteen languages.
Which makes me think that 90C6 is the only model of the "Basic Kindle" that will be shipped.

Edit 3:
Kindle finished nursing, have green light and now a screen saver showing.
Its progress:
Code:
[1310130.236018] usb 1-5: new high speed USB device number 12 using ehci_hcd
[1310130.377242] scsi9 : usb-storage 1-5:1.0
[1310131.377218] scsi 9:0:0:0: Direct-Access     Kindle   Internal Storage 0100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[1310131.532433] sd 9:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg5 type 0
[1310131.539593] sd 9:0:0:0: [sde] Attached SCSI removable disk
And guess what, Lab126 didn't bother to register a new USB identity for the device:
Code:
Bus 001 Device 013: ID 1949:0004 Lab126 Amazon Kindle 3
- - - - -

Lab126 Score:
1 - They left two languages off of the power button graphic
2 - They re-used the Kindle 3 USB Vendorevice ID rather than assign a new device ID for this "7th Generation" Kindle.

- - - - -

Next step :: Press the power button? Ah, no - just unplug it for now.

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The Button Gets Pushed

Then the "set-up" gets its "complete later" choice selected.
Then the USB cable gets plugged in.
Then the new "Kindle" device gets un-mounted (my desktop auto-mounts it in USBSM).

Which leaves the raw storage device accessible -
Code:
core2quad KT2 $ cat /proc/partitions
major minor  #blocks  name
- - - - -
   8       64    3192832 sde
   8       65    3192824 sde1
Since we want the entire device, including the MBR and Partition table areas, make a binary copy of the root device (not of the root device's fs partition 1) -
Code:
core2quad KT2 $ sudo dd if=/dev/sde of=sde.bin bs=4096
798208+0 records in
798208+0 records out
3269459968 bytes (3.3 GB) copied, 383.358 s, 8.5 MB/s

core2quad KT2 $ file sde.bin
sde.bin: x86 boot sector; partition 1: ID=0xb, starthead 1, startsector 16, 6385648 sectors, extended partition table (last)\011, code offset 0x0
There, that is as close to "as shipped" as we can get, short of unsoldering the flash chip before ever turning it on.

Just to be careful (after changing the ownership from root to myself) -
Make a copy of the original and set the original to read-only.
Code:
core2quad KT2 $ cp -a sde.bin kt2-sde.bin
core2quad KT2 $ chmod 444 sde.bin
Since we started at the backing device root, we must give an offset to the fs data area:
Code:
core2quad KT2 $ sudo losetup -f kt2-sde.bin -o 8192

core2quad KT2 $ sudo losetup -a
/dev/loop0: [0905]:5939212 (/var1/Kindle/KT2/kt2-sde.bin), offset 8192

core2quad KT2 $ sudo mount /dev/loop0 /mnt/tmp

core2quad KT2 $ ls -l /mnt/tmp
total 16
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 8192 2014-06-12 22:54 documents
drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 8192 2014-06-12 22:54 system
That seems "good enough" for one night.
Unplug Kindle, power it down, will not be needed for awhile.
Like, however long it takes me to connect to the serial port.

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