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Old 07-09-2024, 07:38 PM   #1
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Bypass the "Set up your Kindle" screen on a Kindle Scribe?

So, considering it seems the Kindle Scribe doesn't let you bypass this screen other than being in airplane mode (That you can't enable if you don't access settngs, which you can't access without bypassing this screen) or if the set up itself crashes, is there any way to reliably get past it without registering? Any help would be appreciated, thanks a lot!
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Old 07-09-2024, 07:51 PM   #2
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This post has scripts you can use to install fake registration on a Paperwhite, although it may or may not be enough to fool a Scribe:

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...&postcount=125

Once you install the fake registration, you should probably keep Wi-Fi off permanently, since you can't do anything with Amazon's servers without a real registration. The script attempts to block access to the registration server, but Amazon could have made firmware changes in the last three years that would prevent this from working.
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Old 07-09-2024, 08:35 PM   #3
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This post has scripts you can use to install fake registration on a Paperwhite, although it may or may not be enough to fool a Scribe:

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...&postcount=125

Once you install the fake registration, you should probably keep Wi-Fi off permanently, since you can't do anything with Amazon's servers without a real registration. The script attempts to block access to the registration server, but Amazon could have made firmware changes in the last three years that would prevent this from working.
I appreciate the link! But this can only be done after bypassing the kindle set up, as far as I know? You have to have access to KUAL and such, and the kindle set up locks you out of it
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@nar001 are you trying to bypass a blacklist on a Scribe?
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@nar001 are you trying to bypass a blacklist on a Scribe?
We already talked about this, having you ask the question I already answered is getting tiring.
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Bypassing account logins are an excellent way to keep a Kindle Scribe on an old jailbreakable firmware.

The methods that have mostly worked for me are:

1. On the firmwares without Chromium, you can use the ;-debug codes in the Webkit browser!
So, find or create a "Captive Portal" (say, xfinitywifi in some areas)...
Then, enable demo (I think ;demo ), reboot, use the magic gesture (see languagebreak) to get out of demo, use ';uzb" to enable USB mode. If your firmware is old enough, you can language break, or if not, you can creat ea 'DO_FACTORY_RESTORE' and reboot again. This wipes the files that keep it in aggressive out-of-box-experience, and you can skip setup this time

2. On some firmwares, using an open access point, not connected to anything - eg, a wifi router with no WAN plugged in, you connect to the wifi and try to register an account a couple of times - eventually the software thinks amazon is down, and lets you in. You might also want to go through DO_FACTORY_RESTORE here as well
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Old 07-10-2024, 05:15 PM   #7
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Bypassing account logins are an excellent way to keep a Kindle Scribe on an old jailbreakable firmware.

The methods that have mostly worked for me are:

1. On the firmwares without Chromium, you can use the ;-debug codes in the Webkit browser!
So, find or create a "Captive Portal" (say, xfinitywifi in some areas)...
Then, enable demo (I think ;demo ), reboot, use the magic gesture (see languagebreak) to get out of demo, use ';uzb" to enable USB mode. If your firmware is old enough, you can language break, or if not, you can creat ea 'DO_FACTORY_RESTORE' and reboot again. This wipes the files that keep it in aggressive out-of-box-experience, and you can skip setup this time

2. On some firmwares, using an open access point, not connected to anything - eg, a wifi router with no WAN plugged in, you connect to the wifi and try to register an account a couple of times - eventually the software thinks amazon is down, and lets you in. You might also want to go through DO_FACTORY_RESTORE here as well
I'll try the second one, the first one I'm not sure I can since to enable demo mode I need to get on the main page of it, which is after the set up screen. But the second one might be doable!

Edit: It only says that it can't connect and to contact my service provider, weirdly enough. It doesn't let me bypass this, so I hope there's another way!

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Old 07-11-2024, 03:47 PM   #8
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I'll try the second one, the first one I'm not sure I can since to enable demo mode I need to get on the main page of it, which is after the set up screen. But the second one might be doable!

Edit: It only says that it can't connect and to contact my service provider, weirdly enough. It doesn't let me bypass this, so I hope there's another way!
I've read in other posts that after multiple attempts of connecting, the kindle will give up and give you access to the menu, I don't know how true that is, but it's worth trying.

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Old 07-11-2024, 04:04 PM   #9
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A user on 4PDA reported recently that deleting two files in /var/local/decanter plus a restart makes Kindle skip OTA update on OOBE screen:
https://4pda.to/forum/index.php?show...entry131151242

Files are without extension and no content:
RESUME_OOBE_FOR_OTA
OTA_START_FOR_METRIC

This works only if happen to be on low enough FW to get JB with my instructions (in LanguageBreak thread, page 33).

I haven’t tested this, however, and I don’t know what happens to OPBE itself.

In the list of LIPC commands, there are interesting flags to play with OOBE (do command “lipc -v” to get this list). Look for flags with “w”, this is write permission. I’ll try to find where I outlined it.
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Here is my summary of LIPC findings:
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...&postcount=702
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Okay so: The captive portal works, and does let me activate demo mode and such, but it doesn't let me bypass the kindle screen per-se as it goes back to it after. So that wasn't taken care of. Not sure about the whole LIPC thing, I never saw this before but I could check it out! It really seems like it's just a lot more complicated than it should be though

Edit: Okay, so it seems if you delete the .demo folder after jailbreaking, and installing the hotfix, writing ";demo" in the browser and then backing out when it asks if you want to activate demo mode bypasses the SUYK screen and throws you back in the main menu.

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Try the files method first from 4PDA. At least it has positive experience from one user
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Try the files method first from 4PDA. At least it has positive experience from one user
You're gonna laugh, but my kindle is now bootlooping after trying to install KetchupCider's tweak: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...=357149&page=2

For some reason, this broke on my kindle, made me unable to start KUAL, so I thought I'd do a restore of it. But now it doesn't even boot, not sure why. I still have SSH access to the Kindle, I tried removing the file I put but it still doesn't boot, it stays stuck on the "kindle" boot screen. Any ideas?

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If you still have ssh, try to undo these changes
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If you still have ssh, try to undo these changes
I tried, I removed the file, it still stays stuck on the kindle screen. Just curious, what happens when you tap "restore" on a kindle? Maybe it added something since I was hoping it'd fix it before

Edit: Would there be any issues with doing the old "DO_FACTORY_RESTORE" trick? I don't wanna brick it even more, if possible

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