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Old 02-10-2018, 03:46 AM   #1
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PW3 updated to 5.9.4 - no issues

I just updated my jailbroken PW3 to 5.9.4 without any issue using https://s3.amazonaws.com/firmwaredow...hite_5.9.4.bin
previously running Firmware Version: Kindle 5.9.2.0.1 (3262860017)
now on Firmware Version: Kindle 5.9.4 (3278740046)

Then reinstalled my mrpackages (python, screen savers hack etc.) via
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;log mrpi
using newest Snapshots of NiLuJe's hacks from https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=225030 (nov, 27 2017 atm)

Screensavers in cover mode work fine, tested on a new book too.
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:03 AM   #2
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I would like to replicate your steps and see if that sorts things for me, so to be clear did you do it like this:
  1. download the 5.9.4 firmware from the URL above
  2. copy the firmware .bin file to the root of the PW3, eject your PW3, then update it using the Update Your Kindle menu entry in Settings on your PW3
  3. copy the relevant .bin files from the screensaver hack and Python zip files, which you obtained from the Tools Snapshot thread, into the \mrpackages folder on your PW3
  4. type ;log mrpi in the search bar of your Kindle's homescreen to install the hack & Python
  5. restart your PW3 and all good
Did you not need to reinstall mrpi as part of this? Or KUAL? Any other steps I missed or have got wrong? Sorry to go into such basic detail on this, I find it so confusing with all this excellent information but in so many different places, and have spent countless hours just trying to get these screensavers working after every OTA firmware update!
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Old 02-10-2018, 10:09 AM   #3
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Did you not need to reinstall mrpi as part of this? Or KUAL?

The general rule is:
If it is not broke, do not fix it.
If it is broke, re-install it, and always re-install using the most recent ("snapshot") build.
(those things get changed/rebuilt for a reason, and you probably just discovered at least one of those reasons)
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:59 AM   #4
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Did you not need to reinstall mrpi as part of this? Or KUAL?

The general rule is:
If it is not broke, do not fix it.
If it is broke, re-install it, and always re-install using the most recent ("snapshot") build.
(those things get changed/rebuilt for a reason, and you probably just discovered at least one of those reasons)
Indeed. It was a very long week after starting a new job on Monday, so alas I was not operating at full capacity and installed the incorrect version of the hacks

Well I have now updated to 5.9.4 (3278740046) and installed Python and the screensavers hack via ;log mrpi, but I only see the "Screensavers hack successfully installed but not yet processed a cover" image rather than a book cover. Never mind, I shall keep fiddling at this end, ensuring I only install only the correct version of things
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Old 02-11-2018, 08:33 AM   #5
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Indeed. It was a very long week after starting a new job on Monday, so alas I was not operating at full capacity and installed the incorrect version of the hacks

Well I have now updated to 5.9.4 (3278740046) and installed Python and the screensavers hack via ;log mrpi, but I only see the "Screensavers hack successfully installed but not yet processed a cover" image rather than a book cover. Never mind, I shall keep fiddling at this end, ensuring I only install only the correct version of things
You might need to use builds from either NiLuJe's snapshots or coplate's snapshots.

The Amazon firmware numbers no longer represent source code revision level(s). (they might as well avoid that, since they never got it right anyway)

The Amazon firmware numbers are now being used to represent the "feature set" provided by a firmware build.
The software's build and behavior can (and does) vary with the model it is intended for.

All we need now is a three dimensional spreadsheet to keep track of what works where (four dimensions if we want to include when).

= = = =

Call it: Job security
With the development staff that is familiar (only) with Amazon/Linux is faced with possibly losing their jobs when the devices are switched over to Google/Linux ...
It is only reasonable that they create as many reasons as possible that they need to be kept on the job.

If Bezos (with more money than common sense) had any good sense, he would fire the entire lot of them and turn over firmware development to ourselves.

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Old 02-21-2018, 11:50 AM   #6
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Indeed. It was a very long week after starting a new job on Monday, so alas I was not operating at full capacity and installed the incorrect version of the hacks

Well I have now updated to 5.9.4 (3278740046) and installed Python and the screensavers hack via ;log mrpi, but I only see the "Screensavers hack successfully installed but not yet processed a cover" image rather than a book cover. Never mind, I shall keep fiddling at this end, ensuring I only install only the correct version of things
I had the same problem after the 5.9.4 update with the screen saver hack.
Here's how I fixed it.
1) Uninstall the screen saver hack via mrpi.
2) Reinstall the screen saver and the python via mrpi.
3) Create a blank file called "cover" and drop it into extensions/linkss
4) Go into mrpi and restart the framework

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Old 02-21-2018, 03:30 PM   #7
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I had the same problem after the 5.9.4 update with the screen saver hack.
Here's how I fixed it.
1) Uninstall the screen saver hack via mrpi.
2) Reinstall the screen saver and the python via mrpi.
3) Create a blank file called "cover" and drop it into extensions/linkss
4) Go into mrpi and restart the framework

HTH,
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Duh...
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None of our add-ins are protected across updates, you must always re-install them.
Yeah, I know -
Where is the fun in just reading the directions?
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:40 PM   #8
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I had the same problem after the 5.9.4 update with the screen saver hack.
Here's how I fixed it.
1) Uninstall the screen saver hack via mrpi.
2) Reinstall the screen saver and the python via mrpi.
3) Create a blank file called "cover" and drop it into extensions/linkss
4) Go into mrpi and restart the framework

HTH,
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That is the way the instructions for nilujes screensaver hack tell you to do it too. 😁. Not really a problem since it is expected. You get that message when you first install the hack. After opening a book it will replace it with the cover if installed right.


https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh....php?p=2286667

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Old 02-22-2018, 12:58 PM   #9
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Dear Community,

i have a kt3 which has been jailbroken from version 5.8.10 to 5.8.0.
I was using this https://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/5_x_Jailbreak guide.
Following the Guide i have jailbroken my kindle kt3, installed the mrpi and also the jailbreak survival code. After this i installed the extensions kual, usbnetwork, python, screensaver hack and the online screensaver. It was itended to be used as a weatherstation,

I could login with a password calculated from the device number.

Everything was working so far. During the last charging of the kindle it automaticly updated to 5.9.4 and the problems started.

I couldnt open kual anymore and it freezes on a white screen and i can only do a restart to come back to the main page of the kindle. Also the online screensaver doesnt work and i tried to login via ssh. But the passwords dont work anymore.

Regarding other threads here i uninstalled all packages with mrpi an installed them again. Nothing changed. Also i tried everything metioned here https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=291734. Including the nomax hotfix.

But still unable to run kual, or login as root or framework. The normal screensaver and ssh deamon working. But the cronjobs, online screensaver and kual are not working anymore.

I need your advice.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-22-2018, 01:03 PM   #10
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This will fix KUAL (you must first install the booklet version, not the document version)
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=294765
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thank you! Kual is working again. Is there another source to get the root password from the device number? I used the site from sven, but none of this passwords are working. Do i maybe misread a "0" from a capital "o"? As in the fix you mentioned, i should be able to add lines to cronjob in a bash manner.
So i could create the output in a file and overwrite it with my values. Just spinning this around. But i would prefere a login as root. Do someone else had this issue?

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thank you! Kual is working again. Is there another source to get the root password from the device number? I used the site from sven, but none of this passwords are working. Do i maybe misread a "0" from a capital "o"? As in the fix you mentioned, i should be able to add lines to cronjob in a bash manner.
So i could create the output in a file and overwrite it with my values. Just spinning this around. But i would prefere a login as root. Do someone else had this issue?

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Well, only after installing an Amazon update image, which includes a fresh copy of /etc/passwd file (you know, the one that used to have your changes in it).

1) Kindles are dual system boot devices, the 'main' system has not allowed root logins forever.
2) Those sites that get a password from the serial number are getting the password for the other (diags) system.
3) Use USBnetworking, without any changes to the options, login over USB cable.
telnet never requires a password.
4) Then setup public key authorization (per directions in the README file).
You don't need system access to do that, our build of dropbear (the default sshd server) does not look in the system files -
Follow the path from the highest visible level of USB storage /usbnet/etc/authorized_keys
Which probably does not exist - just rename your public key to 'authorized_keys' - which makes it the first entry.

See:
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=292382
Posts #1 and #2

Hint: We have a very tiny "staff" here to answer questions.
And for questions that the poster **could** have answered for their self, just by scrolling down a few lines in the index page ...
After the second such in one day from the same person, people here (including myself) start to change our helpful attitude.


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Old 02-25-2018, 06:04 AM   #13
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do you see any advantage of 5.9 compared to 5.8?
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