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Old 09-04-2018, 08:33 AM   #1
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Hi all,

First post so be gentle, also I'll apologise in advance if this is in the wrong forum category.

SO.. I've just recently taken delivery of my Amazon Paperwhite 3 4GB version from ebay which I got for a steal. Anyway I've been reading about some of the fantastic hacks and jailbreaking that can be done and so I was wondering whether it would be possible with mine? Whether this be software based or using a serial connection.

The kindle is currently running 5.9.7 (3330440020), however there is an option to update her if required.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 09-04-2018, 09:55 AM   #2
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See https://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/5_x_Jailbreak

So long as you jailbreak before updating, I think you should be able to do it just in software/firmware. No hardware hacking required.
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:06 PM   #3
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So I have downloaded the downgrade firmware 5.7.4 and followed the instructions to downgrade however when I go to the advanced options the 'update your kindle' is greyed out - Any assistance?
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Looking at the linked page, I think I got it wrong. Firmware 5.9.7 is, I think, too new for it to work.
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Old 09-04-2018, 01:36 PM   #5
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Serial jailbreak is your only option at this point in time.

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Old 09-04-2018, 01:37 PM   #6
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Yep, too late .

EDIT: Burned. .
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What the heck? I posted on Software Jailbreak for PW2, PW3, PW3W, KT2, KV, KOA and KT3 on 09/02/2018 and haven't received a response, but you get a response the same day?

I also want to serial jailbreak the paperwhite 3, I have a hakko fx-888 with little soldering experience. (hopefully there is an option not to need a soldering iron as an image I saw).

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@dav9317: One request is about software, the other about hardware. That's as simple as that.
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@NiLuJe the software jailbreak would be a miracle. I need a hardware serial jailbreak. How possible would these images be
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I have no idea, hence the lack of answer.
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