Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-02-2020, 09:14 AM   #1
Katiex
Junior Member
Katiex began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 1
Karma: 10
Join Date: Feb 2020
Device: Kindle
Default firmware on new Kindles

I'm planning to buy a Kindle, but would mainly prefer it if it was a jailbroken one. Because there doesn't seem to be a jailbreak available for the latest firmware version (5.12.3), I was wondering if, when I would buy a new Kindle from Amazon, it would have the latest (not jailbreak-able) firmware version? Or am I better off trying to find a second-hand one that hasn't been updated?
Katiex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2020, 09:21 AM   #2
Sirtel
Wizard
Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Sirtel ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Sirtel's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,619
Karma: 24825738
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Estonia
Device: Kindle Voyage/Oasis 2/Oasis 3/Nook Glowlight Plus 7.8''/Kobo Libra H2O
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katiex View Post
I'm planning to buy a Kindle, but would mainly prefer it if it was a jailbroken one. Because there doesn't seem to be a jailbreak available for the latest firmware version (5.12.3), I was wondering if, when I would buy a new Kindle from Amazon, it would have the latest (not jailbreak-able) firmware version? Or am I better off trying to find a second-hand one that hasn't been updated?
It's extremely unlikely that any new Kindle from Amazon is jailbreakable. If you want to jailbreak, get an used device.
Sirtel is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 02-02-2020, 09:54 AM   #3
BookCat
C L J
BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.BookCat ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
BookCat's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,493
Karma: 15900951
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Birmingham UK
Device: Sony e-reader 505, Kindle Paperwhite 2, Kindle Paperwhite 3
Just a little warning. I recently bought a secondhand PW3 from ebay. It arrived with the latest not-jailbreakable firmware update.

I would advise sending a message to the seller asking about the firmware before making your purchase.
BookCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2020, 10:13 AM   #4
Tuneraider
Enthusiast
Tuneraider seems famous, but is in fact legendary.Tuneraider seems famous, but is in fact legendary.Tuneraider seems famous, but is in fact legendary.Tuneraider seems famous, but is in fact legendary.Tuneraider seems famous, but is in fact legendary.Tuneraider seems famous, but is in fact legendary.Tuneraider seems famous, but is in fact legendary.Tuneraider seems famous, but is in fact legendary.Tuneraider seems famous, but is in fact legendary.Tuneraider seems famous, but is in fact legendary.Tuneraider seems famous, but is in fact legendary.
 
Posts: 35
Karma: 75364
Join Date: Dec 2018
Device: Kobo, Kindle, Tolino, Nook
I purchased a Cert Refurb PW4 from Amazon about 3 months ago and it has 5.10.3.
Tuneraider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2020, 10:17 AM   #5
hius07
Fanatic
hius07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hius07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hius07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hius07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hius07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hius07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hius07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hius07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hius07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hius07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hius07 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 540
Karma: 1376308
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Ukraine
Device: Kindle PW2, PW3
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...&postcount=185
hius07 is online now   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 02-02-2020, 11:19 AM   #6
ilovejedd
hopeless n00b
ilovejedd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ilovejedd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ilovejedd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ilovejedd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ilovejedd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ilovejedd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ilovejedd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ilovejedd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ilovejedd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ilovejedd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ilovejedd ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ilovejedd's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,618
Karma: 13510758
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: in the middle of nowhere
Device: PW4, PW3, Libra H2O, iPad 9.7, iPad 10.5, iPad 12.9
This links's probably better.

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...82#post3932882

Note, this is for PW4 only. Doesn't work on any other model.
ilovejedd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What firmware do certain kindles come with? Vitanitas Kindle Developer's Corner 2 09-07-2015 03:03 PM
Do kindles have default CSS? Barty Kindle Developer's Corner 0 01-09-2014 12:01 PM
Alex firmware 1.5 default apps Lomedin Spring Design Alex 0 08-10-2013 06:23 PM
Troubleshooting Bug in KF8 firmware for eInk Kindles? JSWolf Amazon Kindle 6 01-13-2013 09:41 AM
Firmware Update 2.3 firmware in new Kindles nbarr Amazon Kindle 2 06-04-2010 06:14 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:42 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.