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Old 07-06-2016, 06:41 AM   #91
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Top post updated (again)
This time about having the battery fully charged and the long time(s) reported for some devices to complete the downgrade step.
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:48 AM   #92
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Change the setting of the Cloud/Local thingy on the left of the main screen.

The labeling and function of it changed with one of the very recent versions.

[EDIT] AHA! Just needed to restart it another one time, now it's all back and working!

Ah, now i see, i have to choose 'downloaded' to see the KUAL and my epub files.

BUT, KUAL is not launching anymore, says 'this device is not authorised as a test Kindle', and if i press one of the epubs, 'the selected application could not be started'.

So it's like jailbreak is still there, but i've lost some developer key or something. How do i fix this? Just to repeat myself - if i downgrade back, it works as it should!

Thanks a lot!

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Old 07-06-2016, 06:52 AM   #93
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Ah, now i see, i have to choose 'downloaded' to see the KUAL and my epub files.

BUT, KUAL is not launching anymore, says 'this device is not authorised as a test Kindle', and if i press one of the epubs, 'the selected application could not be started'.

So it's like jailbreak is still there, but i've lost some developer key or something. How do i fix this? Just to repeat myself - if i downgrade back, it works as it should!

Thanks a lot!
Re-install the 'hotfix'
A change in registration status or something else wiped it.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:05 AM   #94
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Another update to the directions.
More corner cases covered that might be causing problems for some of the users.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:09 AM   #95
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Thanks a lot.
Another early PW-3 model, that might be significant.

Anybody else?
Please do the same.
Hi. I registered just to sadly inform that my PW3 (wifi 2015 "G0 90G1") bricked at step 4 reverting to the initial firmware, which was md5 checked. It's just looping on the installing firmware thing and then it gets to the "Repair Needed" screen, and hitting the power button makes it go back to the same installing firmware thing for a minute or two, only back to the repair needed screen again. Looks like paperwhite is now paperweight. Here's the info.

How many documents/books where on the device?
Over 100

Do you make bookmarks, annotations?
Yes

Do you use collections?
3

Use the Kindle's Cloud Account or just Local?
Both

You had a passcode set?
No

This was an ad supported (Special Offers) Kindle?
Yes

Do you recall what version of the firmware was running when you started this downgrade process?
5.8.1

Was the device registered?
Yes? I can use Send-to-Kindle.

What are the first six characters of the device's serial number (you can find that now in your Kindle account on Amazon).
G0 90G1

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Old 07-06-2016, 07:15 AM   #96
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Leave it on a wall charger while we work on this.
At least one person reported that their Kindle (a KT2) required over an hour for the downgrade to complete.
That means something bad will happen if the kindle is discharged ? (This is not my case).

@Sepelion : Can you USB with your kindle ?
EDIT : I'm happy for you

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I feel alone :'(

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Old 07-06-2016, 07:24 AM   #97
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Hi,

I edited my previous post to make note that I unbricked.

- Connected via USB to a windows machine, thankfully the kindle popped up
- in root directory made a new txt doc DO_FACTORY_RESTORE and removed the .txt extension so that's all there is for the file name
- in explorer, right click eject the kindle (safely remove)
- all of this was while the kindle was still looping in "upgrading your kindle mode"
- held down power button until the screen went blank and the backlight went on and off a bit, probably 10-15 sec
- rebooted to a stock setup screen with just "set up your kindle" and "kindle paperwhite user's guide", so it's back to stock firmware and working.
- Device info reports: 5.6.1.1

*phew*

Also, since that 5.6.1.1 is reported in device info, would that be the same as the one that was supposed to be loaded anyways in step 4? That file is also called 5.6.1.1 for the PW3 initial firmware. I thought maybe about going to step 5 from here, but I'm a bit sketchy.

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Old 07-06-2016, 07:38 AM   #98
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Updated the directions for the special case of PW-2 devices, now running factory 5.4.3.2
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:42 AM   #99
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Your post now referenced in the directions.
Thanks for the report.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:18 AM   #100
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Updated the directions for the special case of PW-2 devices, now running factory 5.4.3.2
Thanks, I was able to install the Jailbreak from https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=186645. I got the ****JAILBREAK**** message.


Updating to latest software version now.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:29 AM   #101
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Thanks, I was able to install the Jailbreak from https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=186645. I got the ****JAILBREAK**** message.


Updating to latest software version now.
I am really sorry about that - I kept forgetting to put the "pw-2 exception" into the directions.

My only excuse: age and been busy.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:42 AM   #102
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I am really sorry about that - I kept forgetting to put the "pw-2 exception" into the directions.

My only excuse: age and been busy.
Don't worry! I'm just glad it all went smoothly.

Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:18 AM   #103
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376 downloads (302GB) at MediaFire. Plus whatever damage your server bandwidth has taken.

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I need his links for the pastebin.

Would it be safe to add (honorable purpose) torrent links, so many folks can share the bandwidth load?

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