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Old 10-20-2014, 12:45 AM   #61
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You need a custom ACX that uses Wikipedia directly rather than proxying through Amazon. You will probably need to write it yourself, but here is the hack to enable custom ACXs and a link to the docs.

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Old 11-17-2014, 11:56 PM   #62
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What functionality do you gain by fake registering a PW2 device that you don't have if the device is unregistered, assuming you have blocked all of Amazon's servers using BBB Firewall or otherwise? As far as I can tell, all of the features that require registration also require access to Amazon's servers.
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Writing a file to /var/local/java/prefs/reginfo causes my Kindle to get stuck in a boot loop. I'm running the latest firmware on a PW2. Any reason this might be happening?
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Perhaps because you are running "the latest firmware" -
whatever you mean by that phrase at this time and place.

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If you meant one of the 5.6.x firmware versions -
I don't recall anyone reporting trying this method of fake registration on any of those versions.
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Old 06-21-2015, 02:50 PM   #66
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Sorry, I meant 5.6.2.1. Does that mean that the reginfo method will not work for newer firmware version? Should I attempt to downgrade to an older firmware?
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You cannot downgrade without rebooting into the diags partition and flashing the main kernel with `dd`.

Whatever your reasons for fake-registering, you might want to consider registering with a fake email address and leaving the WiFi off or using the BBB (Block Big Brother) Firewall (KUAL extension).
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Sorry, I meant 5.6.2.1.

Does that mean that the reginfo method will not work for newer firmware version?

Should I attempt to downgrade to an older firmware?
I don't know, you are the first to post about their experiences when trying it.

If your satisfied with your testing of this old method on the 5.6 series firmware -
Then I guess you found that it doesn't work.
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Old 06-22-2015, 05:59 PM   #69
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It does not work in firmware 5.6. But what about 5.4.5? My Kindle was "canceled" by Amazon.
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It does not work in firmware 5.6.
But what about 5.4.5?
My Kindle was "canceled" by Amazon.
I re-read this entire thread and did not see any reports about 5.4.5.

I don't own a PW-2, so I can't try it myself ('it' being the fake registration, the IPTables entries **should** still do the blocking intended).

Hmm....
I am pretty sure that 5.4.5 is new enough that it was shipped as a complete image.

You will have to do the downgrade 'by hand' - since the 5.6 series is protected from "downgrade attacks" (Lab126's phrase for it).

You will have to take the Amazon image apart (with KindleTool) to get at the files that need to be transferred.
That is, unless we have a 5.4.5 image (set) posted for the purpose of de-bricking.
It would be best to check the 'manual' de-bricking threads about that before trying to DIY.

Once you have the image files in the form needed for the eMMC partition -
Then as mentioned above, you will have to boot into Diags and dd the image file into place.
Same directions as for putting the 'Main' de-bricking image on the Kindle that you can find in our older, 'manual' de-bricking threads.

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In the terms used by this forum -
A PW2 running firmware 5.6.x must be treated the same as a bricked Kindle (say thank you, Amazon).

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Old 06-22-2015, 08:21 PM   #71
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Or just use the fw5.4.0 images that Ixtab is hosting: http://ixtab.tk/kindle-touch-images/PW2/
Then if necessary upgrade to desired firmware the usual way by sideloading a standard update.

@ohofke, what do you mean, your Kindle was "canceled"?
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Or just use the fw5.4.0 images that Ixtab is hosting: http://ixtab.tk/kindle-touch-images/PW2/
Then if necessary upgrade to desired firmware the usual way by sideloading a standard update.

@ohofke, what do you mean, your Kindle was "canceled"?
I will try this. I did not want to lose Jailbreak.

Eschwartz, the screen broke and Amazon sent another to me.
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I will try this. I did not want to lose Jailbreak.

Eschwartz, the screen broke and Amazon sent another to me.
*) It was assumed (at least by me) that you would install the jailbreak into any set of image files you created, before transferring them to the Kindle.

*) The term is: "Blacklisted"
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Ah -- your device was exchanged and blacklisted. So even if you wanted to register you can't.

Downgrading via ixtab's 5.4.0 images should work. It does include an old version of the jailbreak, upgrade that or a surprise 5.6.x OTA will bork everything.
(Does Amazon send OTA updates to blacklisted devices? I don't see why, but then again I don't see why not...)
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I think that it is the Kindle that **requests** if an update is available.
(I.E: a "pull" not a "push")

That might not involve ever checking if it was registered.
I don't recall if anyone ever looked at the sequence of things done when the Kindle calls home.
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