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Old 08-02-2018, 06:23 PM   #3196
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Question UNABLE to find user partition on Kindle

It seems my PW3 is not eligible for a jailbreak yet (5.9.6.1), so I was trying to following the directions to stop future updates. However, I cant find the user partition mentioned here:

"if your firmware is more recent than 5.8.7 - your best bet is to block updates (empty directory named 'update.bin.tmp.partial' at the root of your user partition) "

Can anyone help with this?

Thanks very much.
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Old 08-02-2018, 06:36 PM   #3197
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You create a new, empty folder, and name it "update.bin.tmp.partial"

Put it at the top level of the only part of the Kindle you are allowed to see. That's the user partition.
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:50 PM   #3198
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Thanks for that info, Deb.

When I plug my Kindle into my Macbook, and look at its contents in the Finder window (I think it's called Explorer in Windows), is that what you mean by the only part of Kindle I am allowed to see?

I ask because it seems like I can look anywhere with my Kindle plugged in.
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:04 PM   #3199
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I ask because it seems like I can look anywhere with my Kindle plugged in.
Wrong.
You can only see a very tiny sub-section of the Kindle's file system.

MacOs and Linux share a common heritage - -
Go into your "Terminal" application on your Mac and list all of the directories at the "root" (/) of the file system.
Those are reserved names and are (almost) always present on any system that shares the Unix heritage.

Now plug in the USB cable from your Kindle and examine the highest directory level you can see over that USB cable.
How many of those reserved names can you see?
One, maybe two?
Do you really think you can see everything?
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:49 AM   #3200
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knc1 - first off, I don't know how to tell Terminal to list all of the directories on the Kindle

then, with my Kindle attached via USB to my Mac, how am I supposed to tell which are reserved names?

https://imgur.com/a/xootoy3
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:53 AM   #3201
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Non of them are Linux system files - what you see there already is the user visible storage. Add the mentioned empty folder 'update.bin.tmp.partial' there, just beside documents and all the others. You also might set it read-only and hidden/system, so your Mac greys it out like e.g. 'system' in your screenshot. Just make sure this is a FOLDER, not a file with the name mentioned - that wouldn't work...
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:28 AM   #3202
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None of those in the screen shot.
Which was my point.
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:29 AM   #3203
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Non of them are Linux system files - what you see there already is the user visible storage. Add the mentioned empty folder 'update.bin.tmp.partial' there, just beside documents and all the others. You also might set it read-only and hidden/system, so your Mac greys it out like e.g. 'system' in your screenshot. Just make sure this is a FOLDER, not a file with the name mentioned - that wouldn't work...
Thank very much for the helpful reply.
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:52 PM   #3204
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Hi, I jailbreaked my PW2 on early 2014 and i updated my PW2 that jailbreak was broken. Now, I want to jailbreak my PW2 again and I dont know how to jailbreak my PW2 (5.9.6.1 FW). I think my jailbreak survive. Please tell me tutorial and all required link to jailbreak.

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