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Old 02-27-2009, 07:09 AM   #1
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can you get a shell on your kindle?

i heard somebody talking about this the other day. Is it possible>?


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Old 02-27-2009, 08:26 AM   #2
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What do you mean by shell?
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:22 AM   #3
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Linux "shell" program; a command line interface to the underlying OS. Like "cmd>" for DOS.
Igor showed how to access this on Kindle 1. Mostly pointless, as I think he discovered, but fascinating and he did it amazingly quickly through the debug port (also seems to be on K2 from what I've seen posted). Igor is pretty clever; we haven't seen a K2 hack attack yet.
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:16 AM   #4
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I don't have Kindle 2 but yes, it seems it has a similar debug port.
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/First-Look/Kindle-2/624/1 (Step 6, top)
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:37 AM   #5
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:-) Maybe the person who wins the Mobileread K2 should send it to Igorsk so he'll have one to hack...er "investigate."

Will it be useable afterwards, Igorsk?
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