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Old 09-22-2020, 08:57 AM   #1
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Considering Jailbreak, questions on functionality

So got a PW1, and yes it's on 5.6.1.1, but there's information here to deal with that.

My questions are more on usability AFTER jailbreak. I'm seeing posts on custom fonts (goal #1) and inverting colors (white text black screen). Good deal...

But the biggest concern is, will whispersync still work after jailbreak?

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Old 09-22-2020, 12:00 PM   #2
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The PW1 is EoL, so, you're free of "will it update and break everything" worries, so, no, you won't lose any functionality.
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The PW1 is EoL, so, you're free of "will it update and break everything" worries, so, no, you won't lose any functionality.
Awesome, so if I can get it to jailbreak I'll be good to go and still have whispersync. Thanks!

(which is a question, seeing two methods listed, hoping the downgrade one works as advertised).
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The PW1 is in a bit of a weird place if it's already running 5.6.1.1, but the gist of it is: you can downgrade it (possibly only via the dirty unplug method). Looking into old posts dating back to those days might help. (EDIT: Re-reading your first post, I assume you've got this covered, though ).

Depending on how far you downgrade it, you then get to choose between either the applicable legacy JB, or a Factory JB as explained in the Open Sesame thread.
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I just downgraded to 5.3.3, confirmed in menu.

So, thoughts there? I'm new to jailbreaking Kindles, and there is so much information I'm really trying to see what is the best route to go.

Goals are:
Custom Fonts
Inverse Color Mode
Whispersync capable.

So... thoughts?
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Then here
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I’m new here and to my kindle. Can you share the method or link you used to downgrade your kindle? Mine just arrived today on fw 5.6.1.1
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I’m new here and to my kindle. Can you share the method or link you used to downgrade your kindle? Mine just arrived today on fw 5.6.1.1
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=264432
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Thanks hius07!

I was able to downgrade my PW1 to 5.3.3 no problem and jailbreak it. I've had some fun installing apps and tweaks.

I want to now use it as an eBook reader - I didn't register it with my amazon account and now when I try and sign in, it says some thing isn't working. After further research, it looks like I need to be on 5.6.1.1 to do so.

I've done some research, and my understanding is that I can update to 5.6.1.1 by installing the HOTFIX from here: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...postcount=1597

and then I can download and install the 5.6.1.1 from amazon here:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/G7G_Firmware...le_5.6.1.1.bin

Does all this sound correct?
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No hotfix needed, just upgrade.
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