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Old 11-09-2017, 10:47 AM   #1111
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Battery terminal voltage isn't the same as charge voltage, which always needs to be a bit higher than final voltage. Kindle chargers output 5V.
And they do not connect directly to the battery.

The way you worded your post, it read as if you had connected your bench supply directly to the battery.

And 4.2 volts IS the over-terminal capacity charge level.
Normal, that is, not including the over-charge level, is 3.7 volts.

But since you need a new battery anyway - have fun, you can not make this one any worse regardless of how you mistreat it.
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Old 11-09-2017, 12:18 PM   #1112
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OK, so after 3 hours, the battery voltage has gone up to 4.07V, which is getting close to fully charged. At least that works, no need to source a spare battery.
Unfortunately, having reinstalled it in my Kindle and retried Kubrick, no luck. Each step only takes a few seconds before the green bar appears, which is much too fast.
I suspect that it either never gets into downloader mode, or doesn't stay in it for long enough for anything to complete.
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:44 AM   #1113
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The way you worded your post, it read as if you had connected your bench supply directly to the battery.
Of course I connected the charger directly to the battery. I chose to use a 5V charge voltage, but it could easily have been 6V or even 10V if used for short bursts - the critical voltage is the voltage that the battery pack has charged up to, not the charging voltage (which must always be larger than the critical voltage, or the battery would never get up to its critical voltage!)

We are not talking about a float charge here, which would be at the same level as the rated voltage, i.e. 3.7V.

The 2 essential criteria are charge current and the battery's state of charge - as you say, this must not exceed 4.2 volts, and must be checked regularly by disconnecting the charger and using a voltmeter directly on the terminals, a process that is automated in a smart charger.

One would normally charge at around 10% of the batteries current rating but it's possible to push Lithium batteries a bit harder, provided that you continuously monitor the battery temperature.

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Old 11-11-2017, 12:18 PM   #1114
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EDIT: This post is obsolete. The problem was caused by testing inside a Virtual Machine instead of on real hardware (see below). It's kept for reference.



There's nothing you can do to make it progress, because this situation is not expected to happen, so the program just waits indefinitely. When booting a device into fastboot mode, it is expected to end up there

But you can do something to help out, namely:
- reproduce the situation. You can just reboot the LiveCD, and perform the same steps again, and you should be getting into the same situation.
- switch to the second console (Press ALT+F2), then login there.
- enter "lsusb", and press ENTER
- post its output here. What's really important is the parts after the "ID" entries, so if you're "manually copying" stuff, you can ignore the Bus and Device output.

When entering fastboot mode, a device with ID 1949:d0d0 is expected to show up, but maybe that is different on your Kindle. Please post the lsusb output.
Hello everibody !!
I'm trying to debrick my K4 with kubrick but I stuck at "putting your device into fastboot mode".
I switched to second console and my device ID is:
15a2:0052 Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Need I to trash it ?
Thanks
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:36 PM   #1115
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Hi everyone!

I was wondering if there is anything else I can try before giving up on my Kindle Touch. I have followed most of the guides around here and Kubrick is the only tool that made a bit of progress. I'll try and give as much information as I can, but the problem is that I get stuck in the screen with the logo and the tree no matter how I boot it.

After I tried doing a factory reset from the settings menu on Kindle, it got stuck after rebooting. I tried doing a few hard resets, but the screen would just flash and go back to that. I charged it for a day, then tried following the simple debricking guide but couldn't get past the "Select Boot" part, since booting on USB Recovery mode didn't seem to have any effect. I thought USB Recovery wasn't even working, but, with Kubrick, even though the screen didn't change, it detected it and I could go past the first part of the debricking procedure (it also shows up as a HID on Windows, which doesn't happen if I do a hard reset). Same thing happens for fastboot: the screen is unchanged, but Kubrick seems to be able to work (also, following advice from someone here, I left it charging in fastboot mode for a few hours, but no change). I can go all the way through flashing the diags partition, and the screen flashes, but get stuck when I'm supposed input things on the Kindle in diags mode (since the diags screen doesn't show).

It seems, then, that my Kindle can boot in USB Recovery, fastboot and diags modes, but the screen is frozen. Is there anything at all left to try? Just to be clear, it seemed to me like a software issue, since all this happened after a failed attempt to factory reset.

Thanks a lot, and happy new year!
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:30 AM   #1116
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It seems, then, that my Kindle can boot in USB Recovery, fastboot and diags modes, but the screen is frozen. !
Same here. Every steps works fine, but after flashing and resetting the sreen hangs on this "broken" black/white thing. I can't see the diag menu.

Eventually the diag menu is THERE but I just can't see it? If so: Could someone please give me the clicks to go in USBNet (e.g. 3 x down -> Enter -> 8 x down -> Enter and so on...)
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Thank you for a great method of debricking Kindles!

Do you happen to know what exclamation mark can mean? My Kindle won't turn on. I already tried to change my battery. It didn't work. I tried to connect it to computer through USB but it can see it for 3 seconds only, then it disappears.
I will try to debrick it now, will tell you if it worked.

Thanks again
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