Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle > Kindle Developer's Corner

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-06-2016, 08:03 PM   #1
SymmetryrtemmyS
Member
SymmetryrtemmyS began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 11
Karma: 38
Join Date: Feb 2016
Device: Kindle PW2 90D4
5.6.5 jailbreak easy method, with links

The 5.6.5 Kindle jailbreak is out!
Quite easy to use, and unlike what the post states, you do not need to host a file on a webserver.

Download the file attachments at these two links:
The Jail break archive (jb.zip) and
the Hotfix package.
Extract them on your PC.
Inside the 'jb' folder created by extracting jb.zip, there is a file called jb.
Connect your Kindle to your PC with the USB cable.
Place the jb file in the top level of the mounted directory of your Kindle. right alongside the '/documents' directory.
Now 'safely remove' or 'eject' the Kindle and remove the USB cable.

The next steps require you to work quickly.
If you're going to set down your Kindle for a minute, place it in airplane mode first.
Turn off airplane mode and connect to http://45.78.56.44/jb/ (Canada) in the Experimental Browser.
If that's down, use http://kindlefere.com/jb/ (China).
Make sure that you include the full URL, including the http:// and the trailing / .
Go to "Stage 1" and let it fail to load. Return to the URL you entered.
Go to "Stage 2" and watch the instructions on your titlebar.
It will tell you to run the ;fc-cache command in the search bar when it's ready to proceed.
Set airplane mode back on when finished.
Place the .bin file from the 'Hotfix' zip archive in the mounted directory of your Kindle.
Home -> Menu ->Settings -> Menu -> Update Device

If you are going to install any of the other add-in packages,
you must install: KUAL
and the KUAL extension: MrPI
The MrPI installer (a KUAL extension) **MUST** be used to install packages on the new firmware (both 5.6.5 and 5.7.2).

Now you are ready to add any other extensions that you find useful.
There are a few threads with compilations of links located here.

This jailbreak does survive an update to 5.7.2, but I chose to remain on the 5.6.5 firmware version.

NOTE: You can not block automatic updates using BackDoorLock.
That is known to not protect devices running 5.6.x firmware.
Choose instead one of the other alternatives.

Edits for clarity provided by knc1

Last edited by SymmetryrtemmyS; 02-06-2016 at 10:08 PM.
SymmetryrtemmyS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2016, 08:22 PM   #2
knc1
On Holiday
knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
knc1's Avatar
 
Posts: 16,359
Karma: 17324624
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Central Texas
Device: No K1, PW2, KV, KOA
Quote:
Originally Posted by SymmetryrtemmyS View Post
The 5.6.5 Kindle jailbreak is out!
Quite easy to use, and unlike what the post states, you do not need to host a file on a webserver.
  1. Download the file attachments at these two links:
    The Jail break archive (jb.zip) and
    the Hotfix package .
    Extract them on your PC.
  2. Inside the 'jb' folder created by extracting jb.zip, there is a file called jb.
    Connect your Kindle to your PC with the USB cable.
    Place the jb file in the top level of the mounted directory of your Kindle. right alongside the '/documents' directory.
    Now 'safely remove' or 'eject' the Kindle and remove the USB cable.

    The next steps require you to work quickly.
    If you're going to set down your Kindle for a minute, place it in airplane mode first.
  3. Turn off airplane mode and connect to http://45.78.56.44/jb/ (Canada) in the Experimental Browser.
    If that's down, use http://kindlefere.com/jb/ (China).
    Make sure that you include the full URL, including the http:// and the trailing /
  4. Go to "Stage 1" and let it fail to load. Return to the URL you entered.
  5. Go to "Stage 2" and watch the instructions on your titlebar.
    It will tell you to run the ;fc-cache command in the search bar when it's ready to proceed.
  6. Set airplane mode back on when finished.
  7. Place the .bin file from the 'Hotfix' zip archive in the mounted directory of your Kindle.
  8. Home -> Menu ->Settings -> Menu -> Update Device
If you are going to install any of the other add-in packages,
you must install: KUAL
and the KUAL extension: MrPI
The MrPI installer (a KUAL extension) **MUST** be used to install packages on the new firmware (both 5.6.5 and 5.7.2).

Now you are ready to add any other extensions that you find useful.
There are a few threads with compilations of links located here.

This jailbreak does survive an update to 5.7.2, but I chose to remain on the 5.6.5 firmware version.

NOTE: You can not block automatic updates using BackDoorLock.
That is known to not protect devices running 5.6.x firmware.
Choose instead one of the other alternatives.

In-line edits by knc1
One of the alternatives is here:
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&postcount=184
That one has a mixed history, some firmware versions can over-ride it, others can not.

Since it depends on the currently executing firmware version, not the version being upgraded to, we don't know if it will protect 5.7.2 from the next update.

I don't recall that its protection of 5.6.5 was ever tested/reported.
This one works on 5.6.5, see:
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&postcount=269
and the previous post test report.

The other two -
They are both the same sad song, only the names have been changed
In the top level of user storage, as seen over the USB cable when connected to a computer (no jb required):
  1. UPDATE~.BIN
    This file name is one used by the OTA update process, the update_*whatever*.bin is renamed to this name to be processed.

    Create a folder by this name - all uppercase, with the ~ and the uppercase extension.
    Enter the folder and create a file by the name:
    .keepme
    Yes, the first character is a period.

    Uncertain if any versions of the firmware can detect and circumvent this one.

    This one does not work for 5.6.5:
    https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...5&postcount=41
  2. testWrite.txt
    Capitalization exactly as shown.

    Create a folder by this name.
    Enter the folder and create a file by the name:
    .keepme
    Yes, the first character is a period.

    What effect this has on the update process, if any, is unknown.
    But it certainly makes the indexer get its panties in a bunch.
    (Your books may not get indexed - but the 5.6.x indexer does not get caught in a loop as in earlier firmware versions.)

    Going by the ;dm log files, there are a lot of things that use this hard-coded file-name to discover if user storage is writable.

    I actually expected this one to crash my PW-3 - - but it hasn't yet.

YMMV on any/all of the above.
But my PW-3 is still running 5.6.1.1 after 7 months of Wifi usage.

Last edited by knc1; 03-06-2016 at 10:13 PM.
knc1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 02-06-2016, 08:32 PM   #3
SymmetryrtemmyS
Member
SymmetryrtemmyS began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 11
Karma: 38
Join Date: Feb 2016
Device: Kindle PW2 90D4
Quote:
Originally Posted by knc1 View Post
It **DOES SURVIVE** an update to 5.7.2
You might want to correct that, both here and on that other forum.

A suggestion -
Make the links to the two file more obvious - being tricky in having two links on two adjcent words is hardly obvious, nor easy to select.
I had already stated that it should, but I rephrased to make it a bit more clear. I also separated the two links by a few words to increase clarity. Thanks!
SymmetryrtemmyS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2016, 08:36 PM   #4
booklover6
Grand Sorcerer
booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
booklover6's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,192
Karma: 12418688
Join Date: May 2008
Location: PA (USA)
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Glo HD, Mini, Kindle Voyage
#7 Place the .bin file from the second zip in the mounted directory of your Kindle.

You need to be much clearer. What bin file? What is it called? What is the link? To someone who wants to follow your instructions, that is critical info missing.
booklover6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2016, 08:54 PM   #5
knc1
On Holiday
knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
knc1's Avatar
 
Posts: 16,359
Karma: 17324624
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Central Texas
Device: No K1, PW2, KV, KOA
Quote:
Originally Posted by booklover6 View Post
#7 Place the .bin file from the second zip in the mounted directory of your Kindle.

You need to be much clearer. What bin file? What is it called? What is the link? To someone who wants to follow your instructions, that is critical info missing.
I quoted and edited the quote a bit - is that clearer now?
knc1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 02-06-2016, 09:53 PM   #6
booklover6
Grand Sorcerer
booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.booklover6 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
booklover6's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,192
Karma: 12418688
Join Date: May 2008
Location: PA (USA)
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Glo HD, Mini, Kindle Voyage
Quote:
Originally Posted by knc1 View Post
I quoted and edited the quote a bit - is that clearer now?
Yes, I think so. Hopefully someone who is just looking at doing all this for the first time will pipe up.
booklover6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2016, 10:06 PM   #7
SymmetryrtemmyS
Member
SymmetryrtemmyS began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 11
Karma: 38
Join Date: Feb 2016
Device: Kindle PW2 90D4
Quote:
Originally Posted by knc1 View Post
I quoted and edited the quote a bit - is that clearer now?
Thanks again for your clarification. I'm not too used to writing tutorials, so my instructions were less clear than ideal. Your changes have been integrated into the OP and credit given.
SymmetryrtemmyS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2016, 10:14 PM   #8
knc1
On Holiday
knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
knc1's Avatar
 
Posts: 16,359
Karma: 17324624
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Central Texas
Device: No K1, PW2, KV, KOA
Quote:
Originally Posted by SymmetryrtemmyS View Post
Thanks again for your clarification. I'm not too used to writing tutorials, so my instructions were less clear than ideal. Your changes have been integrated into the OP and credit given.
You had all the neccessary things in the first draft.
I was just considering a less technical reader.

I wanted to look up those 'alternative OTA blocking methods' but it is late at night here, at the end of a second long day at the keyboard.
I expect things will settle down in a few days, giving everyone time for refinements.
knc1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2016, 10:48 PM   #9
CalbertAmu
Connoisseur
CalbertAmu began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 82
Karma: 28
Join Date: Feb 2016
Device: Kobo: Mini, AuraOne
Hi. Please forgive this noob question. If I update to 5.7.2 after jailbreak, I understand that the jailbreak will survive. But will I still be able to successfully run KUAL and MrPI?
CalbertAmu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2016, 02:18 AM   #10
knc1
On Holiday
knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
knc1's Avatar
 
Posts: 16,359
Karma: 17324624
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Central Texas
Device: No K1, PW2, KV, KOA
Quote:
Originally Posted by CalbertAmu View Post
Hi. Please forgive this noob question. If I update to 5.7.2 after jailbreak, I understand that the jailbreak will survive. But will I still be able to successfully run KUAL and MrPI?
yes. .
knc1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2016, 12:54 PM   #11
marcus132
Junior Member
marcus132 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 1
Karma: 10
Join Date: May 2015
Device: Kindle Paperwhite
I have a Paperwhite (serial 9017) on firmware 5.6.5.

When I follow the steps I get to the part where I enter ;fc-cache. After I enter it, the wheel spins for a bit, then stops, then says "Jailbreak failed."

Any idea what's wrong?
marcus132 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2016, 04:31 PM   #12
rogerinnyc
Groupie
rogerinnyc is that somebody.rogerinnyc is that somebody.rogerinnyc is that somebody.rogerinnyc is that somebody.rogerinnyc is that somebody.rogerinnyc is that somebody.rogerinnyc is that somebody.rogerinnyc is that somebody.rogerinnyc is that somebody.rogerinnyc is that somebody.rogerinnyc is that somebody.
 
Posts: 174
Karma: 45688
Join Date: Apr 2009
Device: Kobo Forma and Aura One; Kindle Voyage; Huawei Mate 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by marcus132 View Post
I have a Paperwhite (serial 9017) on firmware 5.6.5.

When I follow the steps I get to the part where I enter ;fc-cache. After I enter it, the wheel spins for a bit, then stops, then says "Jailbreak failed."

Any idea what's wrong?
1. did you put the unzipped (i.e, extracted) jb file (not folder) in the root of your Kindle? (i.e., same level as \documents)
2. did you type ";fc-cache" (without quotes) exactly in the SEARCH bar with the magnifying glass (not in the internet browser search bar)
3. did you try again? did you try again after a reboot?
4. what version and language PW do you have? there's a possibility it's not compatible with the jb.
rogerinnyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2016, 04:59 PM   #13
knc1
On Holiday
knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
knc1's Avatar
 
Posts: 16,359
Karma: 17324624
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Central Texas
Device: No K1, PW2, KV, KOA
5) Recheck that your PW-2 is really running 5.6.5:
home -> menu -> settings -> menu -> device info.

(It may have updated when you where not looking.)

6) a 9017 is the newer, 4Gbyte version of the PW-2
That might be making a difference.

Last edited by knc1; 02-07-2016 at 05:08 PM.
knc1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2016, 06:40 PM   #14
knc1
On Holiday
knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.knc1 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
knc1's Avatar
 
Posts: 16,359
Karma: 17324624
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Central Texas
Device: No K1, PW2, KV, KOA
I just updated my version of the directions in post #2 with the information on ways to (maybe) block OTA updates on 5.6.x (maybe 5.7.y) firmwares.
knc1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2016, 02:06 PM   #15
Tarana
Wizard
Tarana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Tarana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Tarana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Tarana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Tarana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Tarana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Tarana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Tarana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Tarana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Tarana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Tarana ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Tarana's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,949
Karma: 20079154
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Minneapolis
Device: Voyage, K3, PPW 2 3, HDX, KBasic 4, 5, 7 & 8, Nook ST, Glo, HD+, Echos
thanks!

Last edited by Tarana; 02-11-2016 at 09:08 PM.
Tarana is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alternate Jailbreak method -> 5-way controller broken rafaelperon Kindle Developer's Corner 2 10-25-2015 05:02 AM
Kindle 4 NT Jailbreak Update Error [_RUNME METHOD DOES NOT WORK!] arkarain Kindle Developer's Corner 16 07-20-2012 10:36 AM
Does the method to jailbreak 3.1 work on 3.2 doublea Amazon Kindle 2 06-08-2011 02:54 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:17 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.