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Old 09-30-2018, 09:34 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Downgraded from 5.8.11 to 5.7.4 - YMMV and some questions

Hello,

First of all just wanted to say idk why but following instructions here seemed weird / it could also just be me. I had a new kindle PW3 ( I believe its 3 since its the latest one)

My Serial number starts with G090 KB

I setup my kindle, never connected to wifi or registered with amazon
I was originally on 5.8.11, I found the firmware for 5.7.4 and turned on airplane more and installed it. (Not sure what happened here since I also unplugged my usb before it copied completely; plugged it back in and click complete transfering). Then updated kindle using menu and yes the update button showed up even thought it was an older file.

Once I updated, It gave me "error 12" I believe and I had to force restart by holding the power button down.

I copied over the 5.7.4 file (entirely this time) and for some reason turned off airplane more (Still never connected to wifi or registered) and flashed the 5.7.4 file (just copied the file into the root folder, safely removed device) went into the kindle settings and clicked update.

This time it gave me an update successful message and when I checked the firmware it was 5.7.4

I basically followed the directions from https://www.ereader-palace.com/downg...n-2016-method/

apologies in advance for link if its not allowed, mod please remove link. The mediafire or whatever link is full of spam so be sure to get the firmware and GTFO.

Basically I felt like I kept googling how to downgrade and I couldn't come up with anything. I only hope this helps someone.

how to jailbreak-> im sorry once again for the link

https://www.ereader-palace.com/how-t...e-2016-method/

MobileRead is the first link that comes up and I really wanted to follow instructions here but I'm really stupid and it needs to be broken down step by step for me.

I have my device jailbroken right now but still don't understand how to install some of the stuff. Here are a few of my questions.

Edit: please explain to me, how to install or setup OTA blocker, I still haven't connected to wifi because of not understanding step 7. of another post where it mentioned how to stop it. It just said copy OTA blocker to root folder, no idea where to get this

1. How do you install stuff? MRinstaller or copy it to root folder and click update?
2. Whats the difference between the install files that state "install touch pw" and install "install_pw2_kt2_kv_pw3_koa_kt3_koa2.bin" my kindle is touch too? but I think its PW3 <- still confused here
3. Can you install more that 1 hack/plugin at a time? or do you have to install and then restart then do the next one?


Hint** apparently I thought in the MRinstaller Helper you can select the things you wanted to install / uninstall so I copied all 3 files the 2 different version and the uninstaller so some of the stuff installed other didn't depending on the order of how it was named (if uninstall was first the I got the install for that software; if not it installed it, followed by uninstall)

So only put in the install file if your selecting the "Helper"

NOTE: I'm not responsible for your device if you brick it by following any of the instructions, I hope this helps someone.

Edit: apologies if my post has offended anyone, it was not my intention to do so.

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