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Old 12-20-2011, 10:33 AM   #151
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Hi inameiname,

that's indeed a helpful hint. Do you use it yourself and have you ever encountered any problems removing these files permamently (until uninstalling)?

One question remains: your install script creates copies in /mnt/us/.kindlesec, but your uninstall script expects the copies in /usr/sbin. Since the files with a "~" suffix don't exist in /usr/sbin, the uninstall script will not work, right?
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:50 AM   #152
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Wow, that's really helpful. I'm guessing that I will need to uninstall it to install updates, and then install it again?
I don't believe so. All my way does is to automatically input the commands you would normally have to do via a terminal window on your actual computer using the USB Hack. My way just runs a Launchpad command to run the script I wrote to do the exact same thing. As such, there is no need to uninstall it to deal with firmware updates or anything. That is, unless something changes regarding the actual user logging technique I am using in the script, which I found on this thread.
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Hi inameiname,

that's indeed a helpful hint. Do you use it yourself and have you ever encountered any problems removing these files permamently (until uninstalling)?

One question remains: your install script creates copies in /mnt/us/.kindlesec, but your uninstall script expects the copies in /usr/sbin. Since the files with a "~" suffix don't exist in /usr/sbin, the uninstall script will not work, right?
I use it myself. I am unsure what you mean by if I have trouble removing these files permanently (until uninstalling). Do you mean the 'user_logging_uninstall.sh script? If so, you can use it to restore the files back to what they were before, OR use the USB Hack and do it manually. All it is is merely an automatic way to input all the commands you would normally input via the USB Hack on your computer. Makes having to install the USB Hack unnecessary. Personally, I keep the USB Hack installed as well, but I am a Linux user, so terminal window use and inputting commands isn't a big deal for me. Also, I found keeping the USB Hack on there a way to see if these scripts actually do their job, and they do upon rechecking. And no, no problems.

And as for your worry about the "~" suffix files, they are indeed there. They are just hidden files. They were created via the user_logging_install.sh script, so they are there. As found in previous postings here, I kept in the /mnt/us/.kindlesec copies as well....just in case. By the way, if you want to check and see if those "~" scripts are actually there, all you have to do is install the USB Hack, connect the Kindle and get into it as found in the USB Hack threads, and then:

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cd /usr/sbin/
ls -ah
cd /usr/bin/
ls -ah
You will then be able to see those "~" files (the 'ls -ah' part).

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Old 01-31-2012, 03:32 PM   #154
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WARNING: Multiple Kindle Touch owners have reported that their Kindle Touch was bricked (no longer usable) after applying this modification. This may be dangerous for the Kindle Touch!


WARNING: Multiple Kindle Touch owners have reported that their Kindle Touch was bricked (no longer usable) after applying this modification. This may be dangerous for the Kindle Touch!

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Old 02-10-2012, 02:59 AM   #155
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Hi there,
I wonder if anyone has safely disabled automatic update feature on Kindle Touch! ? If you take a look, you'll see that KT doesn't have /usr/bin/process_update but the files that seem to be related to updating are as follows:

/usr/sbin/updatewait
/usr/sbin/wfm_forceupdate
/usr/sbin/ihbslupdater
/usr/sbin/updatetime
/etc/init/ota-update.conf
/etc/kdb/system/daemon/wand/SIGNAL_UPDATE_TIME
/etc/kdb.src/yoshi/system/daemon/wand/SIGNAL_UPDATE_TIME
/etc/updater.conf
/etc/upstart/ota-update.conf

Moreso, I guess the last conf file (ota-update.conf) is the file we need to change in order to disable auto update. Does anyone know which parts of the shell program should be changed/removed?

Thanks

Note: I edited Kindle Touch Hacking wiki page too to reflect the massive bricking we experienced recently mostly because of this thread.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:43 AM   #156
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Umm... What I did to stop getting ToDo's from Amazon was add the following line to /etc/hosts:
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127.0.0.1 todo-g7g.amazon.com
I did it not because of force-updates (I won't share the reasons btw), but I think updates came in form of "ToDo"'s as well.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:55 AM   #157
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Umm... What I did to stop getting ToDo's from Amazon was add the following line to /etc/hosts:
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127.0.0.1 todo-g7g.amazon.com
I did it not because of force-updates (I won't share the reasons btw), but I think updates came in form of "ToDo"'s as well.
Does this change have any other side effects? (and we're talking about Touch now) because what I want (well at least for now ) is to just disable automatic firmware update!

NOT that I'm not concerned about my data being sent or accessible by Amazon but simply because I had a disaster in disabling logs (ending up in a gorgeous bricked device) and I want to take steps that are safe, one step at a time!

P.S. Personally I don't like any of the methods used in this thread (yes I know they're for Kindle 3)

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Old 02-12-2012, 09:04 AM   #158
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Well, I did this quite a long already, and my device is working.
Usually I have Wi-Fi turned off, so I'm not quite sure if it really stops Amazon from pushing updates to my device tbh...

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:53 PM   #159
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What about Kindle 4 non-touch? I disabled updates by editing /usr/bin/process_update
I've changed two parts:

Code:
if [ $BATT -ge ${_MIN_BATT} ]; then
		#msg "Immediate update requested.  Starting" I
                msg "Trolololo ... big brother disabled by user"
                
		# Kill any running updatewaits processes
		killall updatewait 2>/dev/null
                
                #Disable forced updates [send no update file code]
                exit 130
                
		${_UPDATE_WAIT} $@
		exit $?
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# Start updatewait in background and exit
	#${_UPDATE_WAIT} &
	#msg "Started ${_UPDATE_WAIT}" I
	msg "Trying to start update-spy - trololo, disabled by user"
	exit 130
Code #130 mean "no update file" so it should be safe.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:42 AM   #160
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Hello. I've been messing around with my showlog file and just wanted to be sure I leave all "as it was". Yes, I made a backup of it, but it's a bit strange, it already was:

NUMFILES=0
ALLFILES=

Could anyone please send me a copy of showlog for a DXG so I can compare both files?
In any case that's mine: http://www.mediafire.com/?9722ldbe78y963r
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:27 AM   #161
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If any Kindle Touch owners are following this thread, I have posted a thread about a different method I have developed to stop logging which I believe to be safe (and has passed tests I designed to check that it's safe):
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=176972
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Tried this earlier today with a K3.
Using WinSCP, I edited showlog, then it said it was read-only.

How do I change it to re-write and back using WinSCP?
I don't recall even seeing anywhere to type.



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If any Kindle Touch owners are following this thread, I have posted a thread about a different method I have developed to stop logging which I believe to be safe (and has passed tests I designed to check that it's safe):
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=176972
Would this method be good for a K3?
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Tried this earlier today with a K3.
Using WinSCP, I edited showlog, then it said it was read-only.

How do I change it to re-write and back using WinSCP?
I don't recall even seeing anywhere to type.

Would this method be good for a K3?
mntroot rw read write

mntroot ro read only

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# N O T I C E * N O T I C E * N O T I C E #
#################################################
Rootfs is mounted read-only. Invoke mntroot rw to switch back to a writable rootfs.


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It's under SEND CUSTOM COMMANDS I believe, let me look

EDIT:
CNTRL + T opens a terminal.

CTRL + P open in putty

SHIFT CTRL +N - Local command prompt (etc...)


You should just use putty really

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Did anyone had success finding out how to obtain the Latitude/Longitude information that OP got from log (apparently, from wand)?
I have yet to get a good look, but I have a K3g and upon lookin my log, could not find those informations. I was looking forward to be able to get the info for my own tracking purposes.
I remember long/lat were included in one of the ;X11 reports, (X = 1 .. 7). It used to show me long. and lat. but I can't get those info in my ;X11 on this firmware anymore!
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That may have been a feature of only the K2/DX(G)
The Kindles using the AData 600 modem does not have on-board GPS.
But those could still report the cell tower's GPS.
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