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Old 12-11-2011, 11:44 AM   #252
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Device: Kindle 4
Originally Posted by zackor View Post
First of all, thanks for your work and congratulations for all you've already achieved!

However, I find this little unfair, that Kindle4 non-touch users (such as myself) are being marginalized :P Id be greateful for an answer; if it's actually possible to change K4 classic screensavers to the custom ones? As nobody answered hawkeye85 question - Im waiting to change screensavs too and have been following this thread since I got my K4!

Do I need to manually ssh Kindle, like Belkaar described?
I don't know of an easier way.

But if you have ssh you can do the following:

1) create a folder on the kindle called 'screensaver' (where the documents folder is)

2a) ssh into the kindle via wifi
mv /opt/amazon/screen_saver/600x800 /opt/amazon/screen_saver/600x800_
ln -s /mnt/us/screensaver /opt/amazon/screen_saver/600x800
2b) ssh into kindle via usb
mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/base-mmc
mv /mnt/base-mmc/opt/amazon/screen_saver/600x800 /mnt/base-mmc/opt/amazon/screen_saver/600x800_
ln -s /mnt/us/screensaver /mnt/base-mmc/opt/amazon/screen_saver/600x800
3) put your screensaver files into the created directory (you need to restart the kindle after putting in new files)

Don't worry if you delete the folder or don't have any files in it the screensaver will be blank white

Last edited by Belkaar; 12-11-2011 at 11:52 AM.
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