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Old 04-10-2021, 11:44 PM   #1
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Factory reset with jailbreak survives?

Device: Kpw4 (G000PP) running 5.13.5 firmware
Jailbreak method:
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...&postcount=455
Hotfix installed:
Update_jailbreak_hotfix_1.16.N_install

Wanted to reset my kindle because getting to screensaver would takes about 5 seconds. It always closes the backlight first and then takes about 2 sec to get to the screensavers.

I wonder if some of the modifications I made caused it, so I want to give it a fresh start. But I've upgraded my software and I want to keep my jailbreak.

Some instructions given there:
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If you know the version of the software you had the last time you installed the jailbreak/hotfix - and you are still on that version - then the jailbreak is still installed.

On paperwhite 5.7+ versions, you will not lose the jailbreak unless you do the reset followed by a software update. ( but reset does remove all the hotfix and SS and other hacks. )

You should be able to re-install the .bin version of the hotfix ( the nomax version from my snapshot thread ), and then continue installing all the other hacks you want to have.

The Key is stored in /etc which you cannot see over USB.
Q:
1.Following the instructions I've updated the hotfix after the software update, am I safe to factory reset my kindle?
2.If not, what should I do?
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Old 04-11-2021, 12:07 AM   #2
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@coplate is correct

Factory reset: deletes hotfix (needed so jailbreak can survive firmware updates)

Installing/updating firmware: deletes jailbreak

Just don't do those things one after another if you want your JB to survive.

Remember to install hotfix asap after factory reset and then you can install all your add-ons.
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Old 04-11-2021, 02:14 AM   #3
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THANK YOU!

I've reset my kindle and everything works great.
The jailbreak is still there.
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Old 04-12-2021, 01:00 PM   #4
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Hi Markel,

can you give the steps which you followed for everyone's benefit.

Thanks.
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