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Old 01-21-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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Post Registering Kindle DX Without Wireless/Whispernet

Wanted to register and provide this obscure info which may help someone.

If you want to have the extra features you get without registering your Kindle on Whispernet (won't work via USB networking), telnet to your device and run vi to create a new file called "reginfo" in /var/local/java/prefs

Add this to the file (substitute the items in caps with your own information).

<text>
<user_device_name>YOUR KINDLE'S NAME ON AMAZON</user_device_name>
<name>YOUR AMAZON EMAIL ACCOUNT</name>
<alias>YOUR KINDLE EMAIL WITHOUT THE @KINDLE.COM PART</alias>
</text>

Then reboot and you're good. Tested on a Kindle DX running 2.1
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:56 PM   #2
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Kindof sucks, because while this 'hack' works to allow you to input your personal info, etc - It still doesn't allow you access to the web browser - Still thinks you're unregistered.

Anyone with a registered kindle want to do some lookies in the directory I posted above to find out what other file is required? Maybe some unique token from Amazon or something?
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:21 AM   #3
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You can just register your kindle when you're on whispernet... No need to register offline, then going on whispernet for the browser.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:25 PM   #4
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I would suppose access to the net through amazon's proxy (use of the browser) is restricted by amazon if you haven't registered the kindle properly. See the other posts about the http header that is send to amazon. There is an id included so amazon can identify the user. So a not with amazon registered kindle means no access to the amazon proxy.

You could only change your kindle id to a valid registered one. But that would mean access to the user account associated with that kindle id.

The other solution would be to disable the proxy. And that's something I cannot approve and will render your included sim card useless in no time (kindle abuse). At least I think it will.

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Old 03-02-2010, 05:05 PM   #5
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Wanted to register and provide this obscure info which may help someone.

If you want to have the extra features you get without registering your Kindle on Whispernet (won't work via USB networking), telnet to your device and run vi to create a new file called "reginfo" in /var/local/java/prefs

Add this to the file (substitute the items in caps with your own information).

<text>
<user_device_name>YOUR KINDLE'S NAME ON AMAZON</user_device_name>
<name>YOUR AMAZON EMAIL ACCOUNT</name>
<alias>YOUR KINDLE EMAIL WITHOUT THE @KINDLE.COM PART</alias>
</text>

Then reboot and you're good. Tested on a Kindle DX running 2.1
Hello
I create a reginfo file, then put it at my kindle root.
I telnet the Kindle
enable mntroot rw
Then i do:
cp /mnt/us/reginfo /var/local/java/prefs/reginfo
but get "No such file or directory"

Is it a wrong way?

Thanks
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:34 AM   #6
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Make the directory first if it doesn't exist.

ls -al /var/local/java/prefs/reginfo

If doesn't exist:

mkdir /var/local/java/prefs/reginfo


Also, learn some basic linux. Also, your browser still won't work, but you will nominally have access to some other menus. If you want to register later, just deregister on the device, then register the normal way after enabling wireless.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:11 AM   #7
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Make the directory first if it doesn't exist.

ls -al /var/local/java/prefs/reginfo

If doesn't exist:

mkdir /var/local/java/prefs/reginfo


Also, learn some basic linux. Also, your browser still won't work, but you will nominally have access to some other menus. If you want to register later, just deregister on the device, then register the normal way after enabling wireless.
Thanks it works now.
But can't acces to whispernet, because i'm outside USA.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:26 PM   #8
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Help please

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Originally Posted by jax0m View Post
Wanted to register and provide this obscure info which may help someone.

If you want to have the extra features you get without registering your Kindle on Whispernet (won't work via USB networking), telnet to your device and run vi to create a new file called "reginfo" in /var/local/java/prefs

Add this to the file (substitute the items in caps with your own information).

<text>
<user_device_name>YOUR KINDLE'S NAME ON AMAZON</user_device_name>
<name>YOUR AMAZON EMAIL ACCOUNT</name>
<alias>YOUR KINDLE EMAIL WITHOUT THE @KINDLE.COM PART</alias>
</text>

Then reboot and you're good. Tested on a Kindle DX running 2.1
Hi friend. I did what you refer at here. But since i couldnt use linux commands before, i couldnt get a success to write <text> area on "reginfo" file.
Already i could connected via telnet and created a root directory like others has wrote here. But at that section which we should have to write <text> by callin "vi" command on prefs directory to create reginfo file, we stocked.
So, can you please tell basically step by step as you tell for dummies.
We really need to do this...
By now.. many thanks.. Friend..
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:59 AM   #9
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Question How to?

Hi guys!
I just have received my brand new Kindle DX from Amazon, and have tried to search through all the options available. However, SETTINGS is completely out of access, because first page wants me to get registered on-line. But I live in Lithuania, which is COMPLETELY out of Whispernet coverage. I have found this topic about getting registered offline, but I don't get the step "telnet to you device". Could please someone describe steps required to register offline in greater details?
Thanks a lot!

P.S. Does Kindle DX have normal Wi-Fi? Which kind of networking is Kindle DX capable of?
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:13 AM   #10
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Hi,

I also need some help here. Even though, I am a complete linux noob, I have managed to set up telnet on Win7 and start usbNetwork which works. I created the file file reginfo. I only need smb to lend me a hand with editing this file.

I type vi /var/local/java/prefs/reginfo and some ~~ appear one under another, now when I put some text into it, it confirmas successful changes but it does not seem to save them. How am I supposed to do it right ?
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:35 AM   #11
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silt, you need to learn what you're actually doing. "vi" is an actual application, with its own set of commands.

you need to hit the 'esc' key on your keyboard to then be able to issue a command to save, which is (without single quotes), ':wq'. That tells the app to pay attention, write, and then quit, sequentially.

http://www.cs.colostate.edu/helpdocs/vi.html
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:50 AM   #12
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can it do it with FW 2.5.2
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:31 PM   #13
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The simple answer is YES.
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:00 PM   #14
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More information here :-
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87686
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:02 PM   #15
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Make the directory first if it doesn't exist.

ls -al /var/local/java/prefs/reginfo

If doesn't exist:

mkdir /var/local/java/prefs/reginfo


Also, learn some basic linux. Also, your browser still won't work, but you will nominally have access to some other menus. If you want to register later, just deregister on the device, then register the normal way after enabling wireless.
The command above is wrong. The file is called reginfo, so the command above "mkdir /var/local/java/prefs/reginfo" will screw things up by creating a directory of that name. You want a file.

It seems like this option is much simpler for people not familiar with a console and vi:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87686
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