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Old 03-05-2015, 05:45 PM   #1
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How to Permanently Remove Special Offers?

I finally gave up and just paid Amazon to remove special offers, BUT I STILL GET THIS STUPID THING:
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I tried the subscribe, unsubscribe again trick, but every time I connect to my school wifi or my PW restarts (which it does often, due to crashes), I get this page, and I have to go through the process again.
I want to have the screensavers hack running, but it doesn't have priority over Special Offers. I know this is because the makers didn't want to anger Amazon, but it still annoys me that there isn't some way to solve this problem.
Does anyone have a PERMANENT fix to this, or a hack with priority?

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Have you asked Amazon Customer Service what they think is going on?

The fact that it is crashing a lot is odd, though. IME Kindles don't crash like that. Did you try a factory reset?
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Have you asked Amazon Customer Service what they think is going on?

The fact that it is crashing a lot is odd, though. IME Kindles don't crash like that. Did you try a factory reset?
Amazon has no fix for it, they just say to resubscribe, change it back. I have to do that constantly to fix it.

I was unaware the crashing was unusual... I'm pretty peeved to learn that.

I don't want to Factory Reset because I've spent HOURS adding jailbreaks and other mods, and I don't want to have to do it again.
Is there a way to backup my mods so I can just add them all back to my Kindle at once?
I feel like that would either not work, or bring back any problems I have.


PS: No, the crashes weren't caused by the modding.
I've had crashes and wifi problems from day one.
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Well, you can backup the KUAL extensions folder, and anything that requires a .bin install can be bundled in MobileRead Package Installer.

But persistent crashes and WiFi issues suggests a possible hardware issue -- they are known to happen sometimes. You should be able to get it replaced under warranty -- or for that matter even outside warranty, Amazon is known to do that surprisingly often.

Of course, if you have the PW2 not the PW1 you *might* get a replacement already on fw5.6.x which will be un-jailbreakable without serial port access.

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Well, you can backup the KUAL extensions folder, and anything that requires a .bin install can be bundled in MobileRead Package Installer.

But persistent crashes and WiFi issues suggests a possible hardware issue -- they are known to happen sometimes. You should be able to get it replaced under warranty -- or for that matter even outside warranty, Amazon is known to do that surprisingly often.

Of course, if you have the PW2 not the PW1 you *might* get a replacement already on fw5.6.x which will be un-jailbreakable without serial port access.
I was afraid it was hardware...
Sadly, I have the PW2, and I'm fairly certain with my luck I'd get the newest framework for a replacement.
It's okay though. I can deal with crashes, I just wish I had a better screensaver/fonts hack.
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