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Old 03-21-2010, 12:40 AM   #1
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Question free 3g hack?

i have heard in a lot of posts that the kindle's 3g modem is connected by usb and someone in europe replaced the kindle modem with a gsm modem. Does anyone know if it is possible to take out the kindle modem, connect it to a computer and get free 3g internet? I will probably try this soon but i want to know if anyone else has.
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i have heard in a lot of posts that the kindle's 3g modem is connected by usb and someone in europe replaced the kindle modem with a gsm modem. Does anyone know if it is possible to take out the kindle modem, connect it to a computer and get free 3g internet? I will probably try this soon but i want to know if anyone else has.

This would be in violation of your Kindle license agreement that you agree to when you start using your kindle.

Also, I think you have it backward... the hack was to get Internet connection from a PC via the USB port without using the Kindle 3G radio.

(or maybe I just haven't heard about the hack you are talking about. However, the international Kindle already has a GSM phone in it.)

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This would be in violation of your Kindle license agreement that you agree to when you start using your kindle.

Also, I think you have it backward... the hack was to get Internet connection from a PC via the USB port without using the Kindle 3G radio.

(or maybe I just haven't heard about the hack you are talking about. However, the international Kindle already has a GSM phone in it.)

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I am talking anout this hack :
http://ikindle3gs.eu/
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Step 6:

    Replace the CDMA/EVDO modem with the UMTS/HSPA modem. Put it in the same angle you have removed the EVDO modem. When it is fully in, push it down on the side with the screws/antenna. It will NOT snap or anything. You have to screw it thight. Now we have an UMTS/HSPA modem in. Note that the antenna connectors on the Dell 5530 are in reverse, make sure to connect the antenna to the "main" output.
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Things I've learned:

   The EVDO modem might work in a PC, if someone finds drivers for it ( 1410:8000 USB VID:PID ) (The Kindle itself most obviously has Linux drivers for it. I don't use that OS on my laptop.). Though it would not make any sense for me, I live in Europe and right now have no plans to visit the States. ( "Built in free internet everywhere" would be really nice with one of those small netbooks. Most of them have an empty mini-PCIe port.)
Oh and does anyone know of a way to extract the drivers for this from the kindle?
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So, are you wanting to use the Kindles free 3G service on your PC for purposes other than buying and d/l-ing Kindle books?

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So, are you wanting to use the Kindles free 3G service on your PC for purposes other than buying and d/l-ing Kindle books?

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not necessarily. A real computer's cpu and browser is required for going to websites like http://www.scribd.com/ to download books. It is also much more convenient. I do however plan to use it for general browsing too. I thought of this because I am moving to an apartment soon and won't have internet for a week or two. I am starting to get desperate. I have already started looking for wifi hacking/piggyback programs.
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You want to browse on the Kindle or on your PC with the Kindle 3G?

Where are you located and what Kindle do you have?

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I want to use my kindle 2 (latest version) 's 3g modem as an internet connection for my computer. I am in the bay area in ca
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I want to use my kindle 2 (latest version) 's 3g modem as an internet connection for my computer. I am in the bay area in ca
Ok... that's what I thought. That is a violation of the Kindle terms of service and this forum isn't here to help you steal internet service from Amazon. I am closing this thread.

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