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Old Yesterday, 09:13 AM   #1996
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One more nit to mention -
The jailbreak survives if you have to switch the Kindle to "Demo Mode" to downgrade it and then switch it back to "User Mode" to upgrade it.
Been there, done that (and was the second to write it up).
But how to enable "Demo Mode" only from 'Diags' huh? Think so, there is some crappy command that can be issued from the search bar!

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Then you downgrade to the special initial factory testing fw: in the case of KT3 to "5.8.0 initial" (this has a lower build version than the production fw!)
Your right!
I never noticed that and it has been almost a year now.

The 5.8.0 initial came from a "Day 0" release of the KT3 (mine).
Evidently they started producing the device (and testing in production) prior to building 5.8.1.1
But customer 5.8.1.1 was the first firmware version it shipped with.

Ref: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custo...deId=200203720
Scroll down to "Kindle, 8th. generation".
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But how to enable "Demo Mode" only from 'Diags' huh? Think so, there is some crappy command that can be issued from the search bar!

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Diags does not have a demo mode.

But it does have a way to just put the 5.8.7.0.1 update package from Amazon at the top of visible USB storage and then just press 'do it'.

You don't have to use manual commands to install a main image from diags - diags can do that for you.
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Your right!
I never noticed that and it has been almost a year now.

The 5.8.0 initial came from a "Day 0" release of the KT3 (mine).
Evidently they started producing the device (and testing in production) prior to building 5.8.1.1
But customer 5.8.1.1 was the first firmware version it shipped with.
I was very much surprised when I bought this KT3 black in December(!) 2016 in a Media Markt shop in Berlin, and found it still running 5.8.0 out of the box. No idea from which old store from what a far far away country these Kindles came. They just were a bargain "end of the year" offer: 50,- instead of 70,- Euros; and the small print text on the box was in "exotic" languages, interestingly NOT including German, nor French. (AFAIRC: Besides English: Russian, Spanish, Czech, Croatian, Latuvian, Chinese, etc...)

The KT3 a friend of mine got back in mid 2016 already shipped indeed with 5.8.2 or so ...


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Those must have been the "prerelease evaluation" units being cleared out.

The "prerelease evaluation" used to be marked as such but that changed (5.7.x ?? maybe ??), since then there is just a search bar command to convert such devices (and demos) to "normal resale" devices.
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