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Old 10-10-2012, 11:34 AM   #1
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Kindle Paperwhite "Repair Needed"

Hi all,

I've got my Paperwhite with Special Offers today. I was stupidly trying to disable ads on it by create .assets file within /system folder. When I restarted the Kindle, it booted up with "Repair Needed" screen. I think I need to remove /system/.assets file and then do "echo 0 > /var/local/upstart/lab126_gui. My question is:

1) Is it possible to mount the Kindle as USB storage before "Repair Needed" message is displayed?
2) Can I modify the content of lab126_gui in USB storage mode?

Thanks.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:39 AM   #2
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I'm a newb here (more or less) so I'm not positive, but I think you'll get more help with hack stuff over here:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=150
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:57 AM   #4
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Hi all,

I've got my Paperwhite with Special Offers today. I was stupidly trying to disable ads on it by create .assets file within /system folder. When I restarted the Kindle, it booted up with "Repair Needed" screen. I think I need to remove /system/.assets file and then do "echo 0 > /var/local/upstart/lab126_gui. My question is:

1) Is it possible to mount the Kindle as USB storage before "Repair Needed" message is displayed?
2) Can I modify the content of lab126_gui in USB storage mode?

Thanks.
For just $ 20 you could have just removed the Special Offers at the "Manage Your Device" site at Amazon.

The labor hours you are now investing are probably worth far more than $ 20 and may not work in the end anyway.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:11 PM   #5
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Lesson learned .
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:13 PM   #6
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It's also because I was thinking it's cool to hack my Kindle and disable ads .
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:04 AM   #7
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:17 AM   #8
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:24 AM   #9
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Hi all,

I've got my Paperwhite with Special Offers today. I was stupidly trying to disable ads on it by create .assets file within /system folder. When I restarted the Kindle, it booted up with "Repair Needed" screen. I think I need to remove /system/.assets file and then do "echo 0 > /var/local/upstart/lab126_gui. My question is:

1) Is it possible to mount the Kindle as USB storage before "Repair Needed" message is displayed?
2) Can I modify the content of lab126_gui in USB storage mode?

Thanks.
Maybe if you post in the Kindle Developer's Corner, the gurus can help you reverse whatever you've done. Then maybe you'll consider paying the $20 to remove the ads. Good luck!
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:03 PM   #10
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You can boot to diags with MfgTool, and you can export the USB drive from a diags menu item.

You can reset the boot counter with the 5.1.2 jaibreak and a runme.sh designed to do that for you. You can write it yourself, or find one already published in the Dev Corner forum (somewhere).
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