Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-07-2019, 02:41 PM   #1
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 52,716
Karma: 47716053
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
Turn off Kindle

Is there a way to properly turn off a Kindle? This does not mean put it to sleep and let the battery drain.

Other Readers such as Sony and Kobo can be turned off.
JSWolf is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2019, 02:54 PM   #2
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 85,536
Karma: 82356324
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Oasis 2, iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 6
No. Not unless it’s jailbtoken.
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 04-08-2019, 02:37 PM   #3
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 52,716
Karma: 47716053
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
No. Not unless it’s jailbtoken.
When it's jailbroken, can the Kindle be shut down so when restarted so you don't have to go through the setup again.
JSWolf is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2019, 03:19 PM   #4
j.p.s
Wizard
j.p.s ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.j.p.s ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.j.p.s ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.j.p.s ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.j.p.s ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.j.p.s ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.j.p.s ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.j.p.s ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.j.p.s ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.j.p.s ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.j.p.s ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,165
Karma: 35473499
Join Date: Apr 2011
Device: pb360
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
When it's jailbroken, can the Kindle be shut down so when restarted so you don't have to go through the setup again.
Yes, it can. A bog standard linux shutdown command results in an orderly shutdown and power off. No flags are set that trigger setup upon power up.

Last edited by j.p.s; 04-08-2019 at 07:52 PM.
j.p.s is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2019, 08:26 PM   #5
mergen3107
Zealot
mergen3107 can tie a knot in a cherry stem with his or her tonguemergen3107 can tie a knot in a cherry stem with his or her tonguemergen3107 can tie a knot in a cherry stem with his or her tonguemergen3107 can tie a knot in a cherry stem with his or her tonguemergen3107 can tie a knot in a cherry stem with his or her tonguemergen3107 can tie a knot in a cherry stem with his or her tonguemergen3107 can tie a knot in a cherry stem with his or her tonguemergen3107 can tie a knot in a cherry stem with his or her tonguemergen3107 can tie a knot in a cherry stem with his or her tonguemergen3107 can tie a knot in a cherry stem with his or her tonguemergen3107 can tie a knot in a cherry stem with his or her tongue
 
mergen3107's Avatar
 
Posts: 106
Karma: 22824
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Cape Canaveral
Device: KPW3 (5.9.7 JB); Kindle 4NT Black (4.1.3 JB)
@JSWolf
You can take a KUAL extension that does that from here.
It's just shell script to power off Kindle completely.
mergen3107 is online now   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 04-09-2019, 04:32 PM   #6
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 52,716
Karma: 47716053
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by mergen3107 View Post
@JSWolf
You can take a KUAL extension that does that from here.
It's just shell script to power off Kindle completely.
Does it still work with the current firmware? Can a non-jailbroken Kindle be turned off?
JSWolf is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 04:36 PM   #7
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 85,536
Karma: 82356324
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Oasis 2, iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
Does it still work with the current firmware? Can a non-jailbroken Kindle be turned off?
Which part of “not unless it’s jail-broken” is unclear to you, Jon?
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 04:48 PM   #8
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 52,716
Karma: 47716053
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
Which part of “not unless it’s jail-broken” is unclear to you, Jon?
And if you cannot jailbreak the Kindle, then eventually, the battery stops working well enough and you end up with an expensive paperweight. Amazon needs to add in the ability to turn off a Kindle. This is one reason why Kindles are overpriced. Amazon should either add in the ability to turn it off or give free battery replacements for life.
JSWolf is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2019, 04:51 PM   #9
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 85,536
Karma: 82356324
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Oasis 2, iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 6
Go away, Jon. You don’t own a Kindle and your endless anti-Amazon crusade is tedious.
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2019, 04:57 AM   #10
NullNix
Fanatic
NullNix ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.NullNix ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.NullNix ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.NullNix ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.NullNix ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.NullNix ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.NullNix ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.NullNix ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.NullNix ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.NullNix ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.NullNix ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 572
Karma: 2800000
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire, UK
Device: Kindle Oasis, Kindle Paperwhite
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
And if you cannot jailbreak the Kindle, then eventually, the battery stops working well enough and you end up with an expensive paperweight.
That happens in any case. You cannot turn off the battery circuit in *any* device with a lithium-ion battery, and that circuit is powered from the battery it monitors. This is because if the battery circuit loses state, it has to switch the battery into a low-power charge mode that can take days to recover enough charge to power the battery circuit again. It's that or you are in the land of 'venting with flame'.

This is not Amazon. This is battery chemistry, and safety. Batteries are small controlled bombs, and need dynamic monitoring. That monitoring consumes power continuously. -- and even if it didn't, batteries self-discharge, so even if the battery circuit did not exist, the battery would *still* go down on its own. Is the rate at which it would go down noticeably higher because of the draw from the Kindle's components? Search me, but you cannot assume that it is.

I'd be fascinated to see if your Kobo worked if you took it off the shelf after five years without use, but I'll bet the answer is "no". I don't see you complaining about that.
NullNix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2019, 03:44 PM   #11
soulfuldog
I ♥ Calibre
soulfuldog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.soulfuldog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.soulfuldog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.soulfuldog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.soulfuldog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.soulfuldog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.soulfuldog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.soulfuldog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.soulfuldog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.soulfuldog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.soulfuldog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
soulfuldog's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,062
Karma: 5674651
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Voyage, Sony PRS-350, Hudl2, Kobo Mini
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
Go away, Jon. You don’t own a Kindle and your endless anti-Amazon crusade is tedious.
Sounds harsh but its not.... well said.
soulfuldog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hacks Turn off Kindle? gui.olivers Amazon Kindle 24 11-14-2017 07:45 AM
Turn off Kindle zebradude Kindle Developer's Corner 11 05-19-2017 12:31 PM
Kindle 4 - sleep or turn off oaciu1977 Amazon Kindle 10 11-03-2011 05:35 AM
HELP Kindle 4 will not turn off Blossom Amazon Kindle 5 10-06-2011 04:15 PM
Kindle DX Does Not Turn On New Haven Reader Amazon Kindle 2 07-02-2009 08:39 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:30 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.