|02-20-2012, 01:00 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Device: Kindle Touch SO
Kindle 4 Touch post-hacking problems
I've just recieved my K4T SO, jailbroke it, installed usbnetwork, localization, keyboard localization, auto-rotation and changed margins. Through SSH.
Then I tryed to change screensaver timeout with this script:
# Version 0.01 (20090724) ebs
# Default timeout in seconds
# Result codes
echo >> $L
echo "install: screensaver-timeout v$V, `date`" >> $L
# Give user a way to override timeout
if [ -f $U ]; then
T=`cat $U | head -n 1 | sed 's/[^0-9]//g'`
if [ "$T" -gt 59 ]; then
echo "Using user specified timeout $T from $U" >> $L
# Make a backup just in case
[ -f $F.orig ] || cp -p $F $F.orig 2>> $L || exit $ERR
OT=`grep "^$K" $F | cut -b 13-`
if [ -n "$OT" ]; then
if [ "$OT" != "$TIMEOUT" ]; then
echo "Replacing sleep timeout ($OT -> $TIMEOUT)" >> $L
sed -i -e "s/^\($K\).*$/\1 $TIMEOUT/" $F 2>> $L || exit $ERR
echo "Timeout is already set to $TIMEOUT, skipping..." >> $L
echo "Addding sleep timeout ($TIMEOUT)" >> $L
(echo "$K $TIMEOUT" >> $F) 2>> $L || exit $ERR
echo "Done!" >> $L
After executing and reboot I noticed battery looking like [__!__]
When I plugged cable in I saw message: "Kindle is not charging now" instead of usual one. And Kindle was not going to sleep at all.
So I restored factory defaults (yes, so naive ) and instead of solving problem I created another one - now I have no root access! I jailbroke it again, tryed to install usbnetwork, but when I press "Update your kindle" nothing happens. It doesnt even reboot. And when I restart it "ERROR 3" appears.
So I assume I ruined some power scheme. I dont know how to fix it.
|02-21-2012, 12:51 PM||#3|
Carpe diem, c'est la vie.
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Multiverse 6627A
Device: K1 to PW3
You can repair your kindle from diags mode. Additional tools will be provided soon to make it easier.
BTW: Kindle touch is not a K4. Some early posts when it first came out were a little confused on that issue. The number following the K is the generation / firmware major version number, and the latest touch firmware is version 5.0.3. So, the touch is really a K5. Around here, we usually call it a Touch or a KT. The K4 was usually called a K4NT in the early days to distinguish it from the Touch, but the NT part is just a bad habit left over from confusion about the Touch version number. The "real" names used by amazon are the "Kindle Touch" (K5), "Kindle Mini" (K4), and "Kindle Keyboard" (K3).
Last edited by geekmaster; 02-21-2012 at 01:00 PM.
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