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Old 08-20-2010, 05:05 PM   #1
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Trapped on 2.3, can't revert Screensaver hack

Hi guys,

Last night I finally decided to update to 2.5 and found that I can't. I'm currently running 2.3 (status line: Kindle 2.3 (399380047) + SSi 0.1) with the screensaver hack.

In the past doing an update was as simple as copying the uninstall file, updating, and restarting. But every attempt to do that — with the uninstall file I kept on my computer hard drive from the install process, with a new version downloaded from here, with an attempt to reinstall and then deinstall — led to a 007 error and a failed update.

Any ideas about where to go from here?
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:25 PM   #2
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You're probably trying to run an uninstall for a hack packaged for fw 2.5

Either find the uninstall corresponding to your specific hack packaged for fw 2.3, or install a jailbreak (primarily targeted for fw 2.5, but it works on previous versions), and then you'll be able to run update files packaged for any fw.

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Old 08-21-2010, 11:12 PM   #3
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Thank you!

Closing the loop here:

I was able to escape this predicament by:

1. Using 2.5 jailbreak, even though I was on 2.3

2. Then using the jailbreak-based screensaver uninstall

3. Then un-jailbreaking

4. Then updating my Kindle to 2.5
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:08 PM   #4
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Can I please ask what jailbreak/uninstall you used? I'm having the exact same problem.

I've found 2.5 jailbreaks and tried to follow the list of what you did to fix your problem. I'll add the jailbreak file to my kindle root and eject my kindle, but when I go to update my kindle the option is grayed out. I'm not sure what i'm doing wrong here.

I still have my screen saver uninstall file, but it doesn't uninstall the hack. All it does is put the kindle screen savers in the folder.

I really want to update my kindle to the 2.5 software.
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As always, grayed out "Update Your Kindle" link == you're using the wrong .bin file for your Kindle model.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:21 PM   #6
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I figured that part out. I needed the K2i bins instead of the K2

I used the jailbreak & SS hacks here: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=88004

I followed exactly what jsnell did. (+ SSi 0.1) is still on my kindle version status and I still cannot update to 2.5 software.
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You'll need to use the uninstall .bin from your original ScreenSaver hack, mine (the one you linked) is somewhat different, so that explains your trouble .
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:36 PM   #8
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Every uninstall bin I found didn't uninstall the hack. It just removed my custom photos from the screen_saver folder and added in all the original kindle screen savers.

But I just found an uninstall that finally took away the hack. Hopefully my update will go smoothly now

Thanks for the help!
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:52 AM   #9
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What finally worked? I have the same problem.

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Old 06-05-2011, 05:50 AM   #10
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:52 AM   #11
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I think what finally worked for me was to run the uninstalls for other hacks. I think it was uninstalling the networking hack that finally made it work for me... All the posts said that my problem was the screensaver hack, but it really was the networking hack...
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