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 12-01-2017, 03:04 PM   #1
Varijus
Junior Member
Varijus began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2017
Device: PW3
PW3 stuck in "code 2" after software jailbreak attempt from 5.8.10

Hi!

Just received my new PW3 and decided to jailbreak it to get access to all those extra features. It didn't go well and now it boots into this screen:



The software before the upgrade was: 5.8.10
Did the downgrade to: update_PW3_5.7.4_initial.bin

After the downgrade the booting used to freeze on the tree logo.
In an effort to fix it I placed a "DO_FACTORY_RESTORE" file in the root, because I was still able to access that.
The boot sequence changed up a bit, I got to select a language and it finally loaded the error screen in the picture.

Are there any more options to try to recover the device from this state? Or is it just the serial cable that would help now?
Varijus is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 12-01-2017, 04:32 PM   #2
Cinisajoy
Just a Yellow Smiley.
Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Cinisajoy's Avatar
 
Posts: 18,023
Karma: 79346901
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Texas
Device: K4, K5, fire, kobo, galaxy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Varijus View Post
Hi!

Just received my new PW3 and decided to jailbreak it to get access to all those extra features. It didn't go well and now it boots into this screen:



The software before the upgrade was: 5.8.10
Did the downgrade to: update_PW3_5.7.4_initial.bin

After the downgrade the booting used to freeze on the tree logo.
In an effort to fix it I placed a "DO_FACTORY_RESTORE" file in the root, because I was still able to access that.
The boot sequence changed up a bit, I got to select a language and it finally loaded the error screen in the picture.

Are there any more options to try to recover the device from this state? Or is it just the serial cable that would help now?
Return to Amazon and realize you can't jailbreak that firmware unless you are in Germany.
Cinisajoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2017, 04:49 PM   #3
shalym
Wizard
shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.shalym ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
shalym's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,058
Karma: 19047060
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New England
Device: KPW 1, 2, and 3, Voyage, Oasis 2, Kindle Fire, Kobo Aura HD, Onyx Lynx
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cinisajoy View Post
Return to Amazon and realize you can't jailbreak that firmware unless you are in Germany.
It looks like the OP was maybe using the serial port to jailbreak? If so, are you sure that the video controller cable is plugged in all of the way, and not damaged at all?

Shari
shalym is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2017, 05:14 PM   #4
Cinisajoy
Just a Yellow Smiley.
Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Cinisajoy ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Cinisajoy's Avatar
 
Posts: 18,023
Karma: 79346901
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Texas
Device: K4, K5, fire, kobo, galaxy
Quote:
Originally Posted by shalym View Post
It looks like the OP was maybe using the serial port to jailbreak? If so, are you sure that the video controller cable is plugged in all of the way, and not damaged at all?

Shari
He said he used the software.
I think he is asking is serial the only way to save it.
Cinisajoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2017, 06:26 PM   #5
Varijus
Junior Member
Varijus began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2017
Device: PW3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cinisajoy View Post
Return to Amazon and realize you can't jailbreak that firmware unless you are in Germany.
Yeah, fixing it with the serial cable sounds faster.

Quote:
Originally Posted by shalym View Post
It looks like the OP was maybe using the serial port to jailbreak? If so, are you sure that the video controller cable is plugged in all of the way, and not damaged at all?
I was using .bin transfer via USB to jailbreak.
I have stripped the kindle to get ready for the serial fix. I do not have a working UART cable on me, so will get that tomorrow. Wanted to check with you all on the chance I have missed something!
Varijus is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 12-02-2017, 07:30 AM   #6
Varijus
Junior Member
Varijus began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2017
Device: PW3
I got to DIAG mode via the serial cable!

Quote:
get_input_from_stdin Received [?]
diag> MUSCAT_WFO - System Diags - 72
~~~~ 1.1.38.321316 ~~~~
pcbId:0670509174170VS4
(DS INFO)-Device Setting
(TOUCH PLATE)-Touch Plate Test
(OTS)-Operator test suite
(o)-Misc individual diagnostics
(WIFI NART)-nART factory test
(USB EXPORT)-USB device mode
(o)-Reboot or Disable Diags
(POWER SUSPEND)-Lock screen
(X)-Exit
I downloaded update_kindle_all_new_paperwhite_5.9.2.bin off Amazon, which I think should work for my device.
Could someone direct me to some instructions on how to reflash the device via serial? I would rather not mess up anything more by randomly poking around.

Thanks!
Varijus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2017, 07:56 AM   #7
Varijus
Junior Member
Varijus began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2017
Device: PW3
Fixed it!



I uploaded the new firmware .bin via DIAG mode's "(USB EXPORT)-USB device mode" and then rebooted the device. It updated and started working again!

Any pointers now on how to jailbreak it via SERIAL since I have it already hooked up?
I noticed that the "Diag" menu is different on the device from the one that is mentioned in the serial jailbreaking for dummies tutorial https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=267541

Last edited by Varijus; 12-02-2017 at 08:01 AM.
Varijus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2017, 09:44 AM   #8
Varijus
Junior Member
Varijus began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 5
Karma: 10
Join Date: Dec 2017
Device: PW3
So got it jailbroken, KUAL works!

The only difference from the tutorial was the DIAG step.
Immediately after entering the DIAG menu, I wrote "EXIT LOGIN" and was prompted to login.

Now to assemble the kindle back up.
Varijus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2017, 10:27 AM   #9
knc1
Analog Forever!
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: 15,394
Karma: 17000317
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Central Texas
Device: No K1, PW2, KV, KOA
You should really get rid of the Special Offers.
They can prevent you from recovering from some types of failures.
knc1 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
Tools Software Jailbreak for PW2, PW3, PW3W, KT2, KV, KOA and KT3 knc1 Kindle Developer's Corner 2922 Yesterday 05:02 PM
PW3 PW3-4, PW3-32, fw-5.8.9.0.1 software jailbreak knc1 Kindle Developer's Corner 33 11-18-2017 08:34 PM
Kindle PW1 - attempt to "cure" a demo unit aesop Kindle Developer's Corner 5 06-26-2015 04:48 PM
Synchronising "Book" and "Code" views HarryT Sigil 2 08-11-2009 08:07 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:35 AM.


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