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

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle > Kindle Developer's Corner

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-21-2022, 08:52 PM   #646
Sparrix
Junior Member
Sparrix began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 2
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2022
Device: Paperwhite 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by katadelos View Post
AKA CVE-2022-23224, CVE-2022-23225, CVE-2022-23226 - full writeup with technical details to be released after 5.14.3 has been widely rolled out.

Thank you to NiLuJe, yparitcher and darkassassinua for adding KOReader support for PW5, repackaging all of the hacks and testing this jailbreak

This vulnerability is released in good faith and in the hope that other security researchers will utilise the access that it provides to assist Amazon/Lab126 in improving their security posture.

If you're concerned about the security of your device and do not wish to jailbreak, install firmware version 5.14.3 from this link - I've been working with Amazon to create a fix and can confirm that this version has been hardened against this vulnerability.

Additional thanks to everyone at Amazon/Lab126 who contributed towards this .

Finally, I encourage Amazon/Lab126 to provide a method of unlocking their devices that doesn't involve the need of a 0-day, both for security researchers and for technical users who are interested in modifying their devices. We know that your employees lurk here, use tools that we've created internally and that our ideas have been implemented by you more than once, so help us help you - I promise that we don't bite

Device Compatibility
Spoiler:

This jailbreak is compatible with Kindle devices running the following firmware versions:

KT3, KT4, KOA1, KOA2, KOA3, PW3, PW4, PW5:
5.14.2
5.14.1 (5.14.1.1 on PW5)
5.13.7
5.13.6
5.13.5
5.13.4

KV:
5.13.6
5.13.5
5.13.4

KT2, PW2:
5.12.2.2

You must use the exploit payload that matches your device/firmware combination exactly.


Download Link
watchthis-jailbreak-r03.zip

Installation

Setup
  1. Factory reset the device Make sure to use the "en_GB" or "English (United Kingdom)" locale when setting the language.
  2. Type ;enter_demo in the Kindle search bar after performing a factory reset
  3. Reboot the device
  4. Once in demo mode, skip setting up wifi and enter dummy values for store registration when prompted.
  5. Skip searching for a demo payload
  6. Select the "standard" demo type
  7. Press "Done" at the prompt to sideload content. Do not sideload the jailbreak at this stage.
  8. Once the demo is setup, skip the misconfiguration lockout using the "secret gesture" (double finger tap on bottom right of screen then swipe left)
  9. Enter the demo configuration menu by typing ;demo into the search bar
  10. Select the "Sideload Content" option

Jailbreak
  1. Connect the device to a PC and:
  2. Create the directory .demo at the root of the Kindle storage
  3. Copy ${YOUR_DEVICE}-${YOUR_FW_VERSION}.zip to .demo/
  4. Copy demo.json to .demo/
  5. Create an empty folder at .demo/goodreads. Do not put any files in this folder.
  6. Press "Done" at the prompt to install the jailbreak script
  7. Exit the demo menu and either enter ;dsts or swipe down and select the settings icon to enter the device settings menu
  8. If an application error occurs, hard reboot the device by holding the power button, enter the demo menu again and select Sideload Content -> Done once more without connecting to USB
  9. Select "Help & User Guides" then "Get started"
  10. If jailbreaking KT2 or PW2, select the store button instead
  11. The device will reboot
  12. The jailbreak script will run during the next boot

Post Jailbreak
  1. After the device has rebooted, type ;uzb into the search bar
  2. Connect the device to a PC and copy Update_hotfix_watchthis_custom.bin to the root of the Kindle storage
  3. Eject the device and either enter ;dsts or swipe down and select the settings icon to enter the device settings menu
  4. Select Update Your Kindle to install the custom hotfix
  5. This will take your device out of demo mode, rebuild the application registry and clean up unneeded jailbreak files.

Troubleshooting
  • Alternative Demo Mode entry method:
    • Create an empty file named DONT_CHECK_BATTERY at the root of the Kindle USB storage
    • Activate demo mode by typing ;demo into the search bar
    • Once in demo mode, skip setting up wifi and enter dummy values for store registration when prompted
  • If you need to reset your device whilst in Demo Mode, enter ;uzb in the search bar to enable USB storage mode then create an empty file named "DO_FACTORY_RESTORE" at the root of the Kindle storage. Once this has been created, reboot the device.
You should now have a freshly jailbroken Kindle
For some devices (for example my PW5) the ;enter_demo doesnt work. I have to enter only `;demo`. That works.
Sparrix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2022, 04:28 AM   #647
airotkiv
Member
airotkiv began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 10
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2021
Location: Hungary
Device: KV + KOA3
Quote:
Originally Posted by j.p.s View Post
Postponing doing a jailbreak increases the reisk of ending up being unable to jailbreak when you need to.

Also KindleBreak was much easier to do than WatchThis.
You are absolutely right but my KOA3 updated on me before I even found these threads, so KindleBreak was sadly not an option for me

I'd have just kept it in airplane mode a while longer because I was afraid of the risks of the jailbreak. Again, kudos to katadelos, NiLuJe and all who contributed because in retrospect it was not a big deal after all
airotkiv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2022, 04:30 AM   #648
airotkiv
Member
airotkiv began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 10
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jul 2021
Location: Hungary
Device: KV + KOA3
Dear mods,

I apparently cannot read a simple message on the screen, that my posts are to be moderated. Sorry for double-postiong, won't happen again, please let the longer one out. Thanks!!
airotkiv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2022, 09:36 AM   #649
eldavo
Member
eldavo began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 13
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2018
Device: pw3 G090G1
Quote:
Originally Posted by eldavo View Post
Hello!
My PW3 is on 5.13.4 rn.
In your opinion which firmware should I update to? (5.14.2?).
I don't mind UI changes.
Guess I will go with 5.14.2 then
eldavo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2022, 01:02 PM   #650
TakingOnWater
Junior Member
TakingOnWater began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 1
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2022
Device: PW5
Quote:
Originally Posted by eldavo View Post
Guess I will go with 5.14.2 then
Do you know where to find older firmware files like 5.14.2 then? I just opened a PW5 yesterday and it's on 5.14.0.1 out of the box, which doesn't look like it's supported for this jailbreak, but can't figure out how to update to a different firmware that's NOT the newest (unsupported) one...
TakingOnWater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2022, 03:47 PM   #651
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: 4,136
Karma: 68018776
Join Date: Apr 2011
Device: pb360
See this thread:
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/fo...play.php?f=150

Make certain to get the correct firmware for your device. The example int the thread is for PW4.
j.p.s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2022, 09:13 AM   #652
avin
Member
avin began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 12
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2016
Device: Kindle PW5
hey all, I had a question regarding JB Hot fix

I am on 5.14.1.1 and jailbreaked. Should I install this JB Hotfix update or not? The reason I am asking is, that thread is very old, not sure if this works with latest version.

Also, how come this hotfix works for all versions, and its not version specific like jailbreak patch

If I cannot install this, can anyone point me the way to make my kindle survive updates?
avin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2022, 09:43 AM   #653
shamanNS
Guru
shamanNS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shamanNS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shamanNS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shamanNS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shamanNS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shamanNS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shamanNS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shamanNS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shamanNS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shamanNS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shamanNS ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 632
Karma: 4567996
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Serbia
Device: Kindle PW5 [Kids edition], Kindle PW1
Quote:
Originally Posted by NiLuJe View Post
PSA: All downloads have been moved to the Snapshots thread! (Under the "K5 JailBreak HotFix" listing).
The post you've linked to clearly states from where you should download (in the "snapshots" thread) the hotfix package. Just like any other package / hack maintained by @NiLuJe.

So, after every firmware update you install in the future you should go there, download the latest version of that hotfix package and then install in on your Kindle using "Update your Kindle" option.
shamanNS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2022, 05:20 PM   #654
readandread
Zealot
readandread ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.readandread ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.readandread ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.readandread ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.readandread ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.readandread ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.readandread ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.readandread ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.readandread ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.readandread ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.readandread ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 125
Karma: 380090
Join Date: Feb 2013
Device: Kindle Paperwhite Wifi v. 5.3.5
Does the custom screensaver hack work on this jailbreak (Kindle PW Sig. Edition on v5.14.2) or does that just work on older models?
readandread is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2022, 05:27 PM   #655
voidwards
Member
voidwards is on a distinguished road
 
Posts: 10
Karma: 60
Join Date: Jan 2012
Device: Kindle 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Radionipp View Post
For Kindle Voyage I found the quality of the second step is very important

1. Tap with 2 fingers on the bottom right corner of the screen (and take them off the screen).
2. Swipe left from the bottom right with one finger. Make sure it goes all the way from the bottom right corner to the bottom left corner.

Voila!
Thanks, it wouldn't work until I did specifically what you said!
voidwards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2022, 06:36 AM   #656
MacDragon
Junior Member
MacDragon began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 1
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2022
Device: kindle PW5
Yeah, took me a good while to realise that a two finger tap, not a double tap, was needed.. language could be clarified slightly, but otherwise excellent!
MacDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
jailbreak

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is there no seamless ePub integration for newer firmwares/WatchThis jailbreak? Gaqs Kindle Developer's Corner 3 05-11-2022 10:23 AM
Tutorial KindleBreak - Software Jailbreak for (almost) any Kindle <= 5.13.3 tryol Kindle Developer's Corner 250 05-11-2022 05:51 AM
KOA3 Stuck with WatchThis Jailbreak Kurea Kindle Developer's Corner 2 05-03-2022 05:50 PM
KT2 Kindle 7th generation software jailbreak? WaseemAlkurdi Kindle Developer's Corner 3 09-14-2019 06:11 PM
[Kindle Keyboard 3G Vers3.4] download the latest OS, Launchpad, Jailbreak software shadows Kindle Developer's Corner 5 11-17-2012 12:33 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:48 AM.


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