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Old 12-29-2015, 08:13 PM   #1
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Old Paperwhite question from someone afraid of change

Hi forum.

I have a gen 1 paperwhite which still has a clear enough screen and long enough battery life for me not to need to update to a newer model.

Long ago, I installed a jailbreak and the screensaver mod, and a couple other things largely relating to PDF viewers, and kual 2.3.1.

Oh, and the Back Door Lock (still showing Locked status)

My firmware still reads 5.3.6 as it did the day i ran the BDL.

I like my screensavers. I hate the new 'features' of the later firmwares that have really annoyed my gf (we got our kindles at the same time, but she's never modified hers), and i don't trust Amazon.

Can they bypass the old-ass BDL from way back then? Force a silent update without my consent?

If yes, I'll do whatever needs done to resecure my kindle, but if no action required, well, I like things the way they are.
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:24 PM   #2
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Hi forum.

I have a gen 1 paperwhite which still has a clear enough screen and long enough battery life for me not to need to update to a newer model.

Long ago, I installed a jailbreak and the screensaver mod, and a couple other things largely relating to PDF viewers, and kual 2.3.1.

Oh, and the Back Door Lock (still showing Locked status)

My firmware still reads 5.3.6 as it did the day i ran the BDL.

I like my screensavers. I hate the new 'features' of the later firmwares that have really annoyed my gf (we got our kindles at the same time, but she's never modified hers), and i don't trust Amazon.

Can they bypass the old-ass BDL from way back then? Force a silent update without my consent?

If yes, I'll do whatever needs done to resecure my kindle, but if no action required, well, I like things the way they are.
Short Answer: No

Longer Answer:
The download and update is performed by the firmware currently installed.
If it has worked this long, it will keep on working.

Suggestion:
Install the most recent Jailbreak from this thread:
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=225030
That is a "just in case" step - there have been a lot of improvements made that helps it survive an unintended update.

O.T:
I have two PW-1 Kindles sitting next to me that I use nearly every day and I am getting ready to add a third one to the pile.
They do their job just fine as far as I am concerned.
(And I also have a PW-3 sitting in the pile - I have to look very close to tell the differences.)

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Thanks for the answer. I'll update the jb tomorrow, hopefully Amazon never do figure out how to bypass BDL!
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