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Old 06-30-2020, 06:27 AM   #16
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By the way, thanks for mentioning the offline-only updates. I can’t remember if I ever did those, when the time came. I am on 2.5.8 (555370010) right now. Serial number starts with B009, so I have downloaded
Code:
Update_kindle_2.5.8_B009.bin
and
Code:
update-caupdate-09.bin
from Amazon from the above link.

Before I try reapplying those (perhaps they will do nothing as I already have that version) is there a way to back up the current firmware? Can I just do a
Code:
dd
read of my entire Kindle over USB mass storage, or would that just give me the FAT32 user volume?
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:54 AM   #17
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Huh, I just wrote an update and it said it’s being moderated or something and hasn’t appeared? Or did it just not work?
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:58 AM   #18
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That one worked?!...
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:19 AM   #19
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Basically if you don't have a DXG, don't buy one.

Also you can't undo Firmware updates on a Kindle.

The screen is less good for PDFs than a 6.8" H2O original. The 7" Kobo Libra is even better being 300 dpi. While the screen is better than the DX, it's still a lower resolution screen.

The battery will need replaced. It's possible, but it takes 25 to 36 hours of the 3G being on to recover time and date.

The battery runs down fast on 3G, it's about 1/2 the size of a Kobo Libra battery, phone sized.

Most sites with HTTPS won't work.

It's 3G and GSM. That's maybe OK in Africa and Asia and still not bad in Europe. It was always a problem in USA (CDMA-One and 3G) and worse with 3G migrating to 4G. Then the date/time won't reset.

You can't manually set the date/time so "most recent" fails if there is no 3G when it needs the time Reset. There is no "off", it does run the battery flat enough that the time & date resets to 1970.

It's really heavy. Heavier than my 10" Lenovo LCD tablet which is 1/2 the price of an 8" eink and has a 256 G micro SD card added for all my PDFs. I read real books on 6" to 7" eink.

No touch and the keyboard is really really poor. I've 30c "tact" switches that work better.

Creation of Collections is difficult if the DXG isn't registered. If it needs registered and you have no 3G, you might have a problem. Can be accidently de-registered. A second-hand one might also be blacklisted.

I did replace the battery on mine.
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By the way, thanks for mentioning the offline-only updates. I can’t remember if I ever did those, when the time came. I am on 2.5.8 (555370010) right now. Serial number starts with B009, so I have downloaded
Code:
Update_kindle_2.5.8_B009.bin
and
Code:
update-caupdate-09.bin
from Amazon from the above link.

Before I try reapplying those (perhaps they will do nothing as I already have that version) is there a way to back up the current firmware? Can I just do a
Code:
dd
read of my entire Kindle over USB mass storage, or would that just give me the FAT32 user volume?
If you are able to interact with the amazon store, your firmware is up to date.

The USB visible file system is only the FAT partition.

You need to do some reading in the Kindle Developer's Corner sub-forum to learn the ins and outs of jailbreaking.

The firmware can be downgraded on some older Kindles. I don't know whether the DXG is one of them.
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