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Old 05-14-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
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I have the US 2.5 bin but can't make it work! Please help

A friend just got the 2.5 update. I pulled off the bin from her US Kindle 2. I put it on my kindle and clicked the update under settings, but the update failed. Does anyone know how I can make it work?
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:56 PM   #2
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A friend just got the 2.5 update. I pulled off the bin from her US Kindle 2. I put it on my kindle and clicked the update under settings, but the update failed. Does anyone know how I can make it work?
Maybe the file its damaged, it seems that Amazon its damaging the files after the update so even if you recover the "deleted" file, you get a unusable update file.

Post it somewhere and let me test the file.
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:41 PM   #3
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A friend just got the 2.5 update. I pulled off the bin from her US Kindle 2. I put it on my kindle and clicked the update under settings, but the update failed. Does anyone know how I can make it work?
How about posting a copy to Rapidshare or somewhere and posting the link???

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Old 05-14-2010, 08:17 PM   #4
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I've tried three times with no success.

Here is the file:

http://www.4shared.com/file/UwMI_SKl...472900057.html
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:42 PM   #5
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Didn't work for me.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:47 PM   #6
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I tried it on my K2 with 2.3.3 and while it brought up the "update" dialog in settings and restarted/updated, when it came back up, it still said 2.3.3.

Looks like a no-go.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:49 PM   #7
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Didn't work for me.
No joy here either.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:49 PM   #8
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I didn't touch the kindle after I got the upgrade file other than to get the bin file to share. But what Amazon have done is somehow grab a book you have bought from them and incorporate that into the bin file so you cant share it.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:54 PM   #9
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I began the update process (version 2.33, Kindle 2 (U.S.) on my wife's reader but it failed after a few moments. When I checked the root directory afterward the file was gone.

I'm just going to wait until Amazon sends it over the wireless or provides the official download.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:08 PM   #10
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Same for me. Went through the process but I'm still at 2.3.3. And the bin file was removed from the Kindle.
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Old 05-14-2010, 09:32 PM   #11
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I can confirm after an analisis of the .bin file that Amazon it's doing something to the update file before erase it, it embeds book files on the "sectors" of the update file.

I can see the following books on this .bin file:

The Blue Air Compressor - Stephen King
I, Robot - Doctorow, Cory
Night Shift - I Know What You Need - Stephen King
Got Fangs - Katie Maxwell
Gossip Girl Book 1 - Cecily Von Ziegesar
The Shadow Rising - Robert Jordan

This is something that i have not seen on any other update file, just the k2i update files.. strange (all the bin files recovered for k2i has this kind of protection)

BTW.. leodavilgen your friend has a nice taste on books, tell him to make me a friend on goodreads !! (http://www.goodreads.com/bzImage).

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Old 05-15-2010, 04:02 PM   #12
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Anybody think of creating fake books with these titles and authors and trying the update again?
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Old 05-15-2010, 04:46 PM   #13
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Actually the key might be if someone has a kindle and its empty and then try to get the update. Someone needs to try that out to obtain the bin file. As right now it is adding information from your collection into the bin file somehow.
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:37 PM   #14
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If a person has the hacks on and gets the download they will have a clean bin file. That is the one you need to get hold of.
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