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Old 10-28-2023, 06:16 PM   #1
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Exclamation Can PW5 be downgraded to 5.14.2, it came with 5.14.3.0.1.

Does all paper white accept same update bins?
Because this came with 5.14.3.0.1 out of the box iam wondering if this can be downgraded?
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Old 10-28-2023, 09:25 PM   #2
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Does all paper white accept same update bins?
Because this came with 5.14.3.0.1 out of the box iam wondering if this can be downgraded?
For your information, my device is paperwhite 5 16gb which amazon released in September 2022.
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Old 10-28-2023, 10:16 PM   #4
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Why do you need to downgrade?
Interface was better on old and better compatability.

My kindle is jailbroen using language break jailbreak by @Marek.
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Old 10-29-2023, 01:37 AM   #5
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Does all paper white accept same update bins?
Because this came with 5.14.3.0.1 out of the box iam wondering if this can be downgraded?
I think yes, if you are on fw =<5.16.2.1.1. You can JB, then downgrade then JB again using WatchThis. I suppose that is why you want to downgrade?
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Old 10-29-2023, 07:03 AM   #6
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Does all paper white accept same update bins?
Because this came with 5.14.3.0.1 out of the box iam wondering if this can be downgraded?
Yes, you can. I was in the exact same situation as you and used this to downgrade. The one in the snapshots thread didn't work for me. (.bin file disappeared after removing USB cable and UYK greyed out).

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Why do you need to downgrade?
The fw>5.14.2 has the annoying 'Cloud not available' nag and on 5.14.3.0.1 it would sometimes freeze to a white screen for me while reading. I had to double restart to fix that. Never experienced that on 5.14.2 on my previous PW5 (had a soft brick while tinkering and got a new replacement from Amazon since it was under warranty).

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had a soft brick while tinkering and got a new replacement from Amazon since it was under warranty
Hopefully you'll have better luck with your replacement unit than I had with mine : my replacement unit has ALSO stuck in a bootloop (after about 15 month of using it... the first PW5 bricked itself after only 2 weeks) couple of days ago
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Hopefully you'll have better luck with your replacement unit than I had with mine : my replacement unit has ALSO stuck in a bootloop (after about 15 month of using it... the first PW5 bricked itself after only 2 weeks) couple of days ago
Well, my previous device was also jailbreaked. And I was actively tinkering with it knowing full well that I could get a replacement if anything were to go wrong.
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Interface was better on old and better compatability.

My kindle is jailbroen using language break jailbreak by @Marek.
You can downgrade just fine and jailbreak should survive too
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Old 10-29-2023, 03:39 PM   #10
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You can downgrade just fine and jailbreak should survive too
Thanks for that,
To confirm, this particular Kindle model was released in September 2022 and the older firmware might not have the driver to support any hardware changes made in this version is my doubt.
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There hasn't been any obvious additions to the lineup during the device's lifecycle, so you *should* be safe, but, yeah, jumping to a version below what it shipped with could still be a concern regardless .
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Old 10-30-2023, 04:09 AM   #12
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There hasn't been any obvious additions to the lineup during the device's lifecycle, so you *should* be safe, but, yeah, jumping to a version below what it shipped with could still be a concern regardless .
I've tried but kindle keeps deleting 5.14.2 update after I copy it to root folder.
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I've tried but kindle keeps deleting 5.14.2 update after I copy it to root folder.
You have to jailbreak before you can downgrade.

In your case I think that means installing 5.16.x where x < 3, then doing the LanguageBreak jailbreak, then downgrade to firmware of choice using the downgrade KUAL extension.
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Old 10-30-2023, 08:32 PM   #14
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You have to jailbreak before you can downgrade.

In your case I think that means installing 5.16.x where x < 3, then doing the LanguageBreak jailbreak, then downgrade to firmware of choice using the downgrade KUAL extension.
I've already jailbroken, but it still deleting.
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Old 10-30-2023, 08:59 PM   #15
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You have to jailbreak before you can downgrade.

In your case I think that means installing 5.16.x where x < 3, then doing the LanguageBreak jailbreak, then downgrade to firmware of choice using the downgrade KUAL extension.
May be this particular kindle version maximum possible downgrade is 5.14.3.0.1, I've checked this by updating to 5.16.2.1.1 and then downgrading, which was possible only to 5.14.3.0.1 and not 5.14.2.
So, there's that figured out now?
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