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Old 10-07-2019, 10:04 AM   #556
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Anyway thanks for efforts and support.
Maybe I'll try serial jailbreaking later when I have more time.
Or perhaps it's time to buy a new reader, like PW4)
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Old 10-07-2019, 11:37 AM   #557
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@hius07: (From a very, very cursory glance) I didn't see anything obviously aimed at axing the bridge, so, not quite sure.

It does break the hotfix, though.

It's not as if we didn't know that 5.12.x is evil, though, so, meh.
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:08 PM   #558
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Does it matter if we install latest hotfix prior to updating to 5.12.2? Guess I will stay off of wifi as long as possible.
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:14 PM   #559
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Does it matter if we install latest hotfix prior to updating to 5.12.2? Guess I will stay off of wifi as long as possible.
Have you read the following (especially the last sentence) and still want to run 5.12.2?

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Updated the first post to reiterate that FW 5.12.x is really evil. For sure.

The bridge has been updated. It might help if it's up to date before the FW upgrade. Or it might not. It definitely will have some side-effects, though, so the tweak only applies to FW 5.12.x.

You really shouldn't be running FW 5.12.x in the first place anyway, so, meh.
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:42 PM   #560
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Have you read the following (especially the last sentence) and still want to run 5.12.2?
I am currently running jailbroken 5.12.1 on a KT2. Guess I should be thankful that it (still) works, now that this version of the firmware is proven to be a little difficult.
Had to reinstall the latest bridge, and for a moment, I thought that I had lost my jailbreak and prepared myself for a downgrade.
But I have serial port access, or I would've never attempted that.

Anyhow, to the original poster who wants to update: 5.12.x sucks. Plain and simple. Especially with the new homescreen with the vertical swipe. Idiotic design decision ... I keep instinctively swiping right for the next page ... only that this won't work because it goes down instead, and one has to go up again and tap "Your Library".
And it breaks fake registration (the Kindle would ramp up the CPU trying to communicate with an Amazon server that won't be accessible when you don't have Wi-Fi).
And the titlebar says "Your Kindle" instead of "My Kindle".
Overall, terrible update.

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Old 10-07-2019, 04:09 PM   #561
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I agree that it is a terrible update. I am currently on 5.12.1. that update happened inspite of having the partial file. I don't want 5.12.2 but if I connect to Wi-Fi and it tries to run an automatic update then I want to be prepared. I guess it wouldn't hurt to update all of the latest files from October 6th. Just won't connect to Wi-Fi. Anything else I can do to prevent an update if accidentally on Wi-Fi for too long?
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Take a hammer to it?

Joking (barely) aside, apparently, no. Unless you feel like reviving @knc1's firewall rules, checking that they still behave, and have no adverse effects (mainly, battery drain because of stupid retries).

Note that the new bridge is obviously untested on FW 5.12, and may eat your first-born's soul. While still potentially being no help at all on the >= 5.12.2 front.
(No longer joking here, it will enforce extra bits of debugging everywhere, parts of which involve re-flashing the touchscreen's FW, which may or may not be problematic on a non-factory FW).

It is as harmless as ever on older FW, though.

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Old 10-07-2019, 06:04 PM   #563
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I agree that it is a terrible update. I am currently on 5.12.1. that update happened inspite of having the partial file. I don't want 5.12.2 but if I connect to Wi-Fi and it tries to run an automatic update then I want to be prepared. I guess it wouldn't hurt to update all of the latest files from October 6th. Just won't connect to Wi-Fi. Anything else I can do to prevent an update if accidentally on Wi-Fi for too long?
Use the serial port to revert to 5.10.x or lower.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:56 PM   #564
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That's a thought. Will look into seeing how that would be done on a Voyage.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:27 PM   #565
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. . . . . .

(No longer joking here, it will enforce extra bits of debugging everywhere, parts of which involve re-flashing the touchscreen's FW, which may or may not be problematic on a non-factory FW).

It is as harmless as ever on older FW, though.
Re-flashing the touchscreen's FW?
How did we miss using the touchscreen's FW as the jailbreak and/or bridge?
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Re-flashing the touchscreen's FW?
How did we miss using the touchscreen's FW as the jailbreak and/or bridge?
That implies that:
- the touchscreen FW could modify the filesystem (to inject the MR development certificate)
- the touchscreen FW is unified across devices (or even across revisions of the same device)
- that it's safe to flash it in userland.
- that it doesn't do cryptographic verification.

That's a lot of assumptions here. And couldn't this be a malware vector? (You know, people turning Kindles into botnets or something)

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If "somebody" could create a botnet on the system, so could we.
(In fact, we did once upon a time - people could jb a device by just referencing a web page.)
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The point is moot anyway since we don't have access to any of it (it's in /lib, think linux-fw).
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Good report from a user at 4pda.ru:
PW2 5.12.1, no autoupdate block folder.
Installed the latest hotfix as update. Got a virtual book on the home screen "Обратная связь с Амазон" (some of "call back to Amazon") which cannot be deleted.
Manually installed update 5.12.2. Jailbreak survived, KOReader can be started.
Installed the latest hotfix as update (as experiment on 5.12.2).
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@hius07: Yay. \o/.
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