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Old 11-10-2011, 09:43 AM   #1
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Where are Kindle 4 screensavers located?

I know the K4 hasn't been jailbreaked yet.
I have a K 3 & 4 KSO.
I haven't JB the K3 yet. As the screensavers are the thing that irritates me most, I change the screensavers with a more nice looking ones from .assets. I have to use only original screensavers - whenever I put another screensaver, no matter whether it is scaled to fit, whether it is something I made or it is an actual SO screensaver I played with, the K3 tells me to turn my WiFi on and to sync.
So now I've got a K4 and haven't registered it yet. It has some very nice screensavers and I want to give them a try on my K3 - only I can't find where are they located.
Help please?
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:25 PM   #2
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I have the K3 with jailbreak and SS Hack. Only then you can change the screensavers. As for the K4 I do not know if you can locate the SS without a jailbreak and hack. Maybe you look for hidden folders (change that in windows to show hidden folders and system files).
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:49 PM   #3
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The first thing I did was to show all hidden&system folders and files.
No SS though.
As my Kindle is Special Offers, I get to have a system folder .assets, where there are all the offers folders - each containing a screensaver and a banner. So I can change the screensavers if I use original ones (i.e. SS from another offer).
I also searched the web for the original K3 'dead people' screensavers with no success as everyone is trying to get rid of them

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Old 11-10-2011, 01:57 PM   #4
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The first thing I did was to show all hidden&system folders and files.
No SS though.
As my Kindle is Special Offers, I get to have a system folder .assets, where there are all the offers folders - each containing a screensaver and a banner. So I can change the screensavers if I use original ones (i.e. SS from another offer).
I also searched the web for the original K3 'dead people' screensavers with no success as everyone is trying to get rid of them


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i attached a zip of them
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:11 PM   #5
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Thank you very much, I downloaded them.
Unfortunately as I suspected they don't show up. I can only replace So screensavers with other SO screensavers
Apparently I'll have to JB if I want to put other SSs.
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:50 PM   #6
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You shouldn't have bought a SO Kindle if you wanted to replace the screensavers. I would consider that breaking your agreement with Amazon. You got the discount, you have to put up with the Special Offers.
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:10 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advice. My opinion is the same as many in the thread about the KSO and the 'moral' dilemma:
Amazon payed $25 for the right to show me adds. The device is mine and I can do whatever I like with it, including finding a way to watch more pleasing my aesthetic taste screensavers.
Also, I live in Europe where most of the offers aren't applicable. But this doesn't affect my opinion. The same way I can turn my TV's volume off when there are commercials, I can do that with the Kindle too if I like to.
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:40 PM   #8
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I would say a better TV analogy is that intentionally buying the SO model to save money then jailbreaking it to get rid of the advertisements is like stealing cable TV programming. I have no issue with jailbreaking in general, but you did knowingly and intentionally buy a SO and thus getting rid of the advertisements is like breaking a contract. No honor among thieves as they say. As far the K4 you can pay the $30 fee and stop the advertisements legally and ethically.
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:47 PM   #9
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Not a good analogy, as the Kindle KSO is not free, you know. And I signed no contract with Amazon, too. Just bought the device, as simple as that.
Than again, please consider posting this issue in the right thread, thank you.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:01 PM   #10
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I think you will not get a help about this issue here...
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:38 PM   #11
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I would say a better TV analogy is that intentionally buying the SO model to save money then jailbreaking it to get rid of the advertisements is like stealing cable TV programming. I have no issue with jailbreaking in general, but you did knowingly and intentionally buy a SO and thus getting rid of the advertisements is like breaking a contract. No honor among thieves as they say. As far the K4 you can pay the $30 fee and stop the advertisements legally and ethically.
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But if you buy off Special offers from amazon nd turn it into a normal kindle, can i change the screensavers?
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:55 AM   #13
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Only after you jailbreak it. You can pay an extra $30 to turn Kindle 4 SO into a 'normal' Kindle 4, but you cannot do that with Kindle 3 SO, so jailbreak is the only option.
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